We were the first to report Micromax A96 aka Micromax Canvas Power and the phone is now official and selling on Micromax store for Rs. 9,900. The USP of the phone is its large 4000 mAh battery but the company has not yet specified how much talk time you can extract from the battery.
The phone comes with a 5 inch display featuring 854 x 480 FWVGA resolution. The IPS LCD display with 196 pixels per inches will be quite usable in this price range.
The chipset is MT6582M with 4 cores ticking at 1.3 GHz and backed by 4 GB internal storage and unspecified RAM. We are guessing a 512 MB RAM in the chipset. The modest quad core chipset is running Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system.
The imaging hardware is quite humble and includes a 5 MP primary shooter coupled with VGA front camera. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh but before you jump the gun, ask for the backup the 4000 mAh battery will provide. Rumors suggested 13.5 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time which is lesser than what Gionee M2 will offer. Other connectivity features include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
Micromax Canvas Power looks slightly expensive considering the hardware it packs. You can consider the phone, perhaps after the initial price cut. There are several quad core options below 10k mark and if you are looking for a big battery Gionee M2 looks better on paper. You can also opt for Lenovo P780 with 4000 mAh battery.
|Model||Micromax Canvas Power A96|
|Display||5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly bean|
|Cameras||5 MP/ VGA|