Micromax is one name that has been among the top in offline sales in India from past few years. But folks at Micromax sensed the threat on their market share as soon as new names like Xiaomi, OnePlus, QiKu and more entered Indian market. As a result, Micromax has been required to up its game and come back with a new strategy. In a recent Micromax event, the company made some major announcement and revealed a dozen of phones with their new logo.

Canvas 6 (9)

Out of all the major announcements, one was the launch of Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro, and our readers were eagerly waiting for us to review the all new Canvas 6. So here we have come up with the insight of the Canvas 6 in this FAQ, and we will soon be coming up with the full review.

Micromax Canvas 6 Pros

  • Great camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Good for gaming
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual-SIM LTE 4G
  • All metal construction
  • Lots of RAM
  • Good full HD display

Micromax Canvas 6 Cons

  • Non-user replaceable battery
  • Too much bloatware
  • Old software

Micromax Canvas 6 Unboxing, Full Review [Video]

Micromax Canvas 6 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsMicromax Canvas 6
Display5.3 inch
Screen ResolutionFull HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetMediatek MT6795 Helio X10
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 64 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED Flash
Video recording1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Price INR 13,999

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Design and build quality is one of the better things about the Canvas 6 as it looks very premium. I was really impressed with the design language; it looks dissimilar to any of the budget phones we often see. It has an edgy design which looks a lot like Nexus 5 from the front but the chamfered edges on the corners make it look sharper. It has a curved back that sits perfectly in the palm and also feels very comfortable. I really liked the way they have placed the rear camera, it looks beautiful and suits the whole design.

Micromax Canvas 6 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Canvas 6 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slot, and has dual stand-by.

Question- Does the Micromax Canvas 6 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it offers memory expansion up to 64 GB via microSD.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 6 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes it comes with Gorilla Glass 3.

Question- How is the Display of the Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display with full-HD resolution and pixel density of 401 ppi. The display looks very rich in colours and details, and the brightness is good enough for indoors as well as outdoors. Viewing angles are decent, but only in artificial lighting and indoors.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 6 Support Adaptive Brightness?

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Answer- Yes it has an option for adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, it does not have physical navigation keys. It comes with on-screen navigation buttons.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- Canvas 6 runs on Android 5.1 with custom tweaks on top.

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

Answer- Yes, it has a very impressive fingerprint sensor and it was able to detect fingerprints in blink of an eye. As far as accuracy goes, it was accurate 9 out of 10 times.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- No, it does not support fast charging.

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

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Answer- 25.72 GB of storage is available on first boot.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- No, apps cannot be moved to microSD card.

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

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Answer- 2.4 GB of RAM was free on first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has an LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it does support USb OTG.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 6 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- It does not have any preloaded theme butyou can change themes using third party apps.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is great, voice was clearly and sharply audible at both ends.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- The Canvas 6 has a 13 MP autofocus camera on the rear, which performs quite well in natural light. It was able to capture good colours and details and the best part was the speed. It was very quick to capture photos in day light, but in artificial lights, you will need to keep your hand still to get a clear picture.

Canvas 6 (4)

Front camera is 8 MP and it performs great in day light but the indoor photos look unreal and the colours are not natural.

Micromax Canvas 6 Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- Yes, you can play full HD videos on Canvas 6.

Question- Can Micromax Canvas 6 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it does not have slow motion video recording.

Question- How is the Battery Backup on Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- We are still testing the battery of Canvas 6, and according to what we have recorded so far, it is performing really well.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- It is available only in Gold colour.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- Yes, it comes with the Miravision software which allows you to tweak the display colour temperature.

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Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Micromax Canvas 6?

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Answer- Yes, it comes with a battery saver mode.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Rotation sensor, Orientation, Magnetometer, Gravity sensor and linear accelerator sensor.

Question- What is the Weight of Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- It weighs 162 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- NA

Question- Does It Support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it supports VoLTE.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas 6 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face major heating issues during our initial usage, it was getting a bit warm while gaming though.

Question- Can Micromax Canvas 6 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Gaming on this phone was great, I played Modern Combat 5 and the performance was really impressive. The gameplay was smooth and I could easily make out that games like Asphalt can be played easily on this phone.

Question- What are the Benchmark Scores for Micromax Canvas 6?

Answer- 

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)36927
Quadrant17488
Geekbench 3Single Core- 607
Multi Core- 2800
Nenamark57.9

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Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, it offers mobile hotspot internet sharing.

Conclusion

Canvas 6 is a great looking smartphone that can dominate most of its competitors with its looks. There are a lot of good things about the phone including the display, design, camera, performance and most importantly the price. At INR 13,999 it is a good deal if you are looking for a phone that can take on most of your tasks if you are a moderate user.

It surely has a lot of competition in this range but some of its features take down the competition pretty well. What I did not like was the software, it looked very unfinished in some areas and also there were a lot of pre-installed apps.