After a long wait, Micromax has today launched their latest flagship Canvas range phone, named as the Canvas 5. It is priced at INR 11,999. It will go on sale across the country via online and offline channels from wednesday. This time Micromax has crafted a great looking device with great specifications for the price. Lets have a proper look at the device and find out the answers to your queries.

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Micromax Canvas 5 Pros

  • Good Looks
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Good Performance
  • Good Camera with PDAF

Micromax Canvas 5 Cons

  • Heavy bloatware apps
  • Placement of loudspeaker on the back
  • Memory expandable up to only 64 GB via microSD

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Micromax Canvas 5 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy On
Display5.2 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.3 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek 6753
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 64 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP with front Flash
Battery 2900 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight142 gms
Price INR 11,999

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Micromax Canvas 5 Quick Unboxing, Quick Review [Video]


Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Micromax Canvas 5 is a good looking phone, specially the sides which look inspired from iPhone 6. The phone has sleek design and good quality material used. The front glass looks goos and has 2.5D curved touch panel, where the back is built using fine quality plastic with faux leather finish over it. The side bezels are very thin, but the forehead and the chin cover a lot of area. The phone looks solid and fits perfectly in one hand.

Micromax Canvas 5 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Micromax Canvas 5 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual micro-SIM slots.

Question- Does the Micromax Canvas 5 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Micromax Canvas 5 has a microSD slot, it can support up to 64GB microSD.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 5 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Micromax Canvas 5 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- Micromax Canvas 5 come with a 5.2 inch FHD IPS (1920 x 1080p) display, the viewing angles are colour output is excellent. Outdoor visibility is also good and the touch works flawlessly.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 5 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- The physical capacitive navigation buttons are not available, it has on-screen navigation control.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, fingerprint sensor is not available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- This phone does not have the fast charging feature.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 16 GB of internal storage, around 9.31 GB is available at user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- No, the apps cannot be transferred to the microSD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- Around 219 MB of bloatware apps are pre-installed, some of them can be uninstalled.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB RAM, 2.1 GB was free on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- The UI is heavily loaded with bloatware apps, tons of widgets and there is no app launcher present at the home screen. Everything is almost the same as stock Android Lollipop except for some extra widgets and apps. It supports many off-screen gestures than works really well. The experience is smooth, switching between apps is quick and usability is also uncomplicated.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 5 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, it does not have themes to offer but it does have a set of wallpapers to choose from.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker quality is loud and clear, but the speaker is placed on the back which restricts the volume.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was decent and we did not face any issues with the calls.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of The Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- The Micromax Canvas 5 comes with a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF, it is a above average camera in terms of capturing details and colours but the autofocus speed and accuracy is really impressive. The 5 MP front camera also comes with flash and captures good selfies.

Micromax Canvas 5 Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- Micromax Canvas 5 features a 2900 mAh battery, it has a good battery backup as far as our initial testing results are concerned.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer– Till now, only the black coloured variant is available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Micromax Canvas 5?

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Answer- It has Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, gravity sensor and magnetometer.

Question- What is the Weight of Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- It weighs 142 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- Yes, it supports double tap to Wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Micromax Canvas 5?

Answer- Head 0.30W/Kg@1g, Body 0.77W/Kg@1g

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 5 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any abnormal heating during our initial testing.

Question- Can Micromax Canvas 5 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- Benchmark scores are:

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Antutu (64-bit)– 31343

Nenamark- 56.8fps

Quadrant- 22080

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- The gaming performance on this device was good, we tried running high end games and it was doing a fair job in terms of gaming performance. We noticed that the device started showing minute hiccups once we ran a game for more than 25 minutes with the WiFi running in background.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Micromax Canvas 5 comes at INR 11,999, there is a tough competition in this price range but the Canvas 5 looks like a promising entry. If you are looking for an affordable smartphone with heaps of features and a very good display, then you can surely cosider Micromax Canvas 5 before making a choice. The display is great, camera works impressively, performs well, looks good but the only drawback is the heavy bloatware and less amount of storage available for users.