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Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Review, Features, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Micromax recently launched canvas doodle 2 as their phablet device, it has  great metal finish back side and has almost the same hardware as of Canvas 4 but the display size it higher and battery cannot be removed from the device, it is now available in the market for a price near 17k and we tell whether it’s decent value for money device.


Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 Quick Specs

Display Size: 5.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution with 258 PPI
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589 – Cortex A7
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 12 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 16 GB with 13 Gb approx available to user
External Storage: No MicroSD card slot.
Battery: 2600 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Others: OTG Support – Yes

Box Contents

Handset, In Ear headphones, Stylish Flip Cover, USB Charger, MicroUSB to USB cable tangle free, Warranty Card, User Guide, Dual pointed capacitive stylus and service center info guide. SAR value mentioned on the retail box is 0.25 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.43 W/kg @ 1g body


Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

The build quality of canvas doodle 2 is really good and much better then the previous phones we have seen from Micromax, it has a non removable aluminum back side which cannot be removed so the battery cannot come out of the device which is not a good thing for many out there. The finish of the phone from the back side is nice and its quite slim as well at 8.9 mm being a huge 5.7 inch display device. The design seems to be following the same language as we had seen on the canvas 4 and it nice sleek device with great feel in hand due to metal in hand however it may feel little heavier at 220 grams but not too bad weight for 5.7 inch display device. The form factor is good as the device has curved back which makes it easy to hold and carry and its slim profile makes it easy to carry in your jeans or trouser pocket but because of the display the one handed usage of this device quite limited.

Camera Performance

The rear camera is a 12MP shooter with LED Flash and the camera performance is pretty good in day light but in low light its not too good and photos may not be very clear and the front camera is 5 MP fixed focus so it is capable of doing a good quality of video chat, the good quality self portrait shots can be taken with slight noise in the photos which you can easily notice. You can checkout some camera samples below taken from the back camera.


Camera Samples


Display, Memory and Battery Backup

5.7 inch display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M color with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.7 inches  and sports ~258 ppi pixel density. The display is quite bright but not so good in the color saturations levels but viewing angles of the display are quite wide with little amount of color fading at extreme viewing angles. You have 16Gb internal memory with 13Gb available to the user but you don’t not have the option on expanding storage on the device as it does not have the MicroSD card slot. The battery backup is good as we got around 1 Day complete backup with moderate usage with tasks like video playback, played some games likes Temple Run Oz, Front line Commando D Day etc but for heavy gamers it may not give you complete one day of backup.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI is stock android and quite snappy but you might notice occasional lags during heavy processing scenarios like running too many resources hungry apps. The device is pretty good for gaming for both casual and medium graphic intensive games but in heavy games like Nova 3 and Modern Combat 4 it does play them but with little graphic lag at times.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3925
  • Antutu Benchmark: 13131
  • Nenamark2:  46.1 fps
  • Multi Touch:  10 point Multi touch

Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound quality of the loud speaker is quite loud and in call clarity is also pretty good if not the best and the sound quality from the supplied in ear headphones is also better. The device is capable of playing the HD videos both at 720p and 1080p and for some videos which are not playable you can try the third party video player app called Mxplayer. It can be used for GPS navigation as well but it works on assisted GPS and the GPS locking may take some minutes and it also has the Magnetic Field Sensor.

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Photo Gallery


Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 comes for a price of Rs. 17,000 approx. It has great build quality, decent form factor bing a phablet device and it’s a decent performer too both on the application level and gaming front. The only drawbacks which we could notice is the Non removable battery and fixed internal storage which is again not a low in terms of the actual usable space on the device as user gets around 13Gb available which is quite sufficient for many users but not all.

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24 thoughts on “Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Review, Features, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict”

  1. Color reproduction is same as you might have seen in canvas 4 – the display is more on high brightness color reproduction is just ok I would say.

  2. hai i am sreekar i am planning to buy micromax doodle 2,but my frnds told me to go through micromax magnus after seeing that i am totally confused which one to buy i required ur suggestion. ignoring the screen size of doodle 2,suggest me a best and stylus mobile.It should be for a longer life.does pinning is available in magnus?

  3. Both of these devices are good, go for canvas doodle 2 if you want a bigger display or go canvas magus if you want better handy phone which should not be heavy and should be right in terms of display size and form factor.

  4. Hello Sir
    I have seen your review you said 0.98 gb for apps
    this means that w can install games upto 0.98 gb only

    PLz tell can we intall games and apps more than 0.98 gb

  5. Internal memory is devided into two parts, so once 0.98 gb is filled, the apps will keep installing on the user available memory which can also hold apps.

  6. Hello Sir
    can you suggest me which phone should i buy
    Xolo q700 , Karbonn titanium s1 or any other phone under 10,000

  7. Hello sir,
    I am planning to buy micromax doodle 2 a240 but heard from my friends that it has a weak battery back up just want to confirm how is the battery performance of the above mentioned micromax phone.

  8. I want to purchase micromax a117 or canvas doodle 2. which is best.

    does after sale service is good. help me.

  9. Dear Mr. Abhishek, Good day
    Actually, I planning to buy A240 (Doodle 2). Your product report is really nice…. just could you please tell me the current market rate and the screen protection (because of not having Gorilla glass coating)…. For your information, I like big screen.
    Also, please advice whether this device is okay to buy…. meaning that that having any manufacturing problem or service from MMX.
    Thank you.

  10. I purchased A240 Doodle2 but captured images are not good. Do I need to make changes in the settings or A240 having poor qulity of CAMERA. Please suggest…

  11. I recently purchased Doodle 2 A240. Great phablet for the price. Has been using for about 3 weeks now. One disadvantage I noticed is, once internal memory of .98GB gets filled up…I keep getting constant pop-ups to clear memory. I tried to move some apps to internal SD storage, and tried to disable/uninstall some…it freed up a bit. But many applications don’t seem to give the option to “Move to Internal SD Card”. Otherwise, I find this phone great. I vote for it. Price Vs. Performance excellent.

  12. Here is the answer to all your queries….there is no set in comparision to doodle 2 in specs and everything…first of all..battery… watch 2 hollywood movies consecutively with 30pertcnt battery rmaining….thts more than fantablous and grt…..the set has many sensors and all work grt….the camera is trully hd and image quality is uncomparable….you just need to focus and the quality is wonderful…..its the set makes you really feel proud infront of others….jst go for it…no other is this good maybe magnus or cnvas4…doodle 2 is still much much better…

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