Today Micromax has finally unveiled much awaited Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 which it has been teasing on its Facebook page for a week now. All OEMs are moving towards larger display size and Micromax has presented its 5.7 Inch tablet which was listed on an online retail website Flipkart today. Let’s find out how much Micromax has actually improved this time from its last Doodle A111 and its last flagship device Canvas 4 A210.
Camera and Internal Storage
Micromax Canvas Doodle has a primary camera of 12 MP which is marginally less than Canvas 4, last Flagship device from Micromax. But it won’t make much of a practical difference. 13 MP primary camera from Micromax Canvas 4 came with Vertical Panorama mode, but lot of noise was visible in the photographs clicked in low light conditions. Hope this time around Micromax has focused more on the Quality than the Mega Pixel count. This camera comes with features like Multi Zoom, Wide Screen Video and Multiple Picture Settings.
A primary camera of 5 MP is also present which will be sufficient enough for occasional self portraits and video calling.
The Internal memory is 12 MP which sees a significant improvement over Micromax Doodle A111, which featured 4 GB internal memory.The storage capacity will be sufficient for most users but it cannot be extended any further. The RAM capacity has not been specified yet but it is most likely to be 1 GB. A better RAM than that will surely make Doodle 2 much more attractive product.
Processor and Battery
Micromax has certainly let down again in terms of processor specifications. Few months back it was rumored that Micromax is working on an Octa core device Micromax A240, which seemed likely. But we at least expected a turbo processor from Micromax this time. Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 comes with regular MediaTek MT6589 Quad core processor clocked at a frequency of 1.2 GHz. This chipset performs well enough but its performance might be further affected as it has to support a bigger HD display.
The battery capacity has been improved to 2600 mAh from usual 2000 mAh that we have seen in Canvas series so far. This was also a necessity to support a bigger Display. This battery will give you a talk time of 8 Hrs on 2G similar to Micromax canvas 4. This battery is expected to carry you through the day.
Display and other features
The display of this device is a massive with a Size of 5.7 Inches. The 1280 X 720 Pixel HD resolution will give you a Pixel density of 220 ppi which is less than Canvas 4(294 ppi) and slightly higher than Doodle 2 (185 ppi). Display of Canvas Doodle A111 was a little disappointing, this time around Micromax has improved upon the display quality but the Full HD resolution we all expected from Canvas 4 has yet not been delivered. Many manufacturers are now moving towards larger display sizes, which indicate towards a rise in demand for such products. We can expect many large screen devices like Smart Namo Phablet and Zopo ZP 990 soon, but Micromax has delivered earlier than many, which will work towards its advantage.
All the software features from Canvas 4 like much hyped “Blow Air to Unlock”, Smart pause and video pinning are present in Doodle 2 also. This phone comes with Android 4.2 Jelly bean O.S., Dual SIM functionality and supports 42 Mbps 3G HSDPA. It also comes with a stylus which hopefully works better than Micromax Doodle A111‘s stylus (which wasn’t very good)
This device will compete against devices like Karbonn Titanium S9 which comes with similar Chipset specifications and a 5.5 Inch display. Other options include Samsung Mega 5.8 which comes with better chipset specifications and a 5.8 Inch display, but at a higher price. Huawei Ascend Mate which is a 6.1 Inch phablet priced at 25000 INR is a viable option with copious battery backup of 4100 mAh.
|Model||Micromax Canvas A210 Doodle 2|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad core MT6589|
|Display||5.7 Inch HD 220 ppi|
|O.S.||Android 4.2 Jelly bean|
|RAM||Not specified(expected 1GB)|
|Camera||12 MP Primary camera/ 5 MP secondary camera|
Micromax has not provided with a refreshing product this time either which Micromax Fans are desperate for. Micromax has had a pretty successful year with Micromax Canvas Series selling like Hot cakes making Micromax a highly accepted brand name in India. Micromax has succeeded in launching its version of Upcoming 5.7 Inch Samsung galaxy Note 3 for common man at the right time. It is available for purchase from Snapdeal for 19,990 INR