Leading indigenous smartphone vendor Micromax appears to be on an aggressive launch spree as the firm is splashing the market with numerous offerings lately. While the Canvas Fire A093 is only a few days old, the vendor has come up with its successor dubbed Canvas Fire 2 A104 and it is expected to go on sale soon for a price of Rs 6,999. Let’s take a look at the quick review of the handset.
Camera and Internal Storage
The handset is given a primary camera of 5 MP at its back teamed up with auto focus and LED flash for enhanced low light performance. The camera is complemented by a VGA front-facer that facilitates in making basic video calls. While the camera aspects appear to be pretty much moderate, it is reasonable for an entry-level smartphone. Also, most of the other handsets with the similar pricing arrive with similar photography capabilities.
The internal storage capacity of the Canvas Fire 2 A104 stands at 4 GB that is again reasonable for a device priced in the sub Rs 8,000 price range. However, this storage capacity can be expanded further with the help of a micro SD card up to 32 GB.
Processor and Battery
The handset comes with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor of unspecified chipset. This teams up with 1 GB of RAM that can handle moderate levels of multi-tasking without much hassle. These hardware specs make the Micromax smarphone on par with the other entry-level smartphones in the similar price bracket.
A 1,900 mAh battery is present inside the smartphone making it last for an acceptable duration though we cannot expect heavy life under moderate usage. Moreover, the rivals of the Canvas Fire 2 also arrive with similar battery capacities.
Display and Features
The display unit is a 4.5 inch one with a FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels. This is standard configuration for an entry-level smartphone, but there are a few devices with HD resolution as well. However, this display should be enough for rendering basic tasks such as watching videos, playing games and others.
The Canvas Fire 2 A104 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat like the other smartphones that are available in the entry-level market. For seamless connectivity, the device includes 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Also, Micromax has launched the device in a slew of color variants such as Black and Gold, White and Gold or White and Silver.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104 will compete with similarly specced and priced smartphones that are available in the market including Asus Zenfone 4.5, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Nokia Lumia 630 and Panasonic T41.
|Model||Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
What we Like
- Competitive price tag
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
What we Dislike
- Average battery capacity
Price and Conclusion
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 A104 is an impressive device priced at Rs 6,999. It is packed with average specifications for its pricing like any other entry-level smartphone that has been launched lately in the market. While the low internal space can be rectified by the expandable micro SD card slot, the battery life is a major factor that will impact the performance of the Canvas Fire 2. However, it is definite that the handset will create a ripple effect in the market affecting its rivals.