Micromax recently announced its new Knight, The Canvas Knight 2 in India priced at Approx 16,000 INR, which includes an extremely slim design, 4G connectivity and AMOLED display. We have received our review unit and would like to draw curtains off what the new Canvas Knight 2 feels like.
Micromax Canvas Knight 2 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5 Inch AMOLED with 1280 x 720 Pixel Resolution
- Processor: 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 64 bit Octa Core Chipset
- RAM: 2 GB DDR3
- Software Version: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- Primary Camera: 13 MP AF camera with Dual LED flash, 1080p recording
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: up to 32 GB
- Battery: 2260 mAh battery, Non removable
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: Dual SIM – Yes , USB OTG – yes
Question – Does Canvas Knight 2 have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer – Yes, Micromax has provided with Gorilla Glass 3 layer on both front and rear side of Canvas Knight 2
Question – How is the Display on Canvas Knight 2
Answer – Micromax Canvas Knight 2 includes a super AMOLED display and it is a very good AMOLED panel which Micromax is using here. Like all AMOLED displays, blacks and color contrast is very good.
Question – How is the Design and Build Quality?
Answer – Micromax Canvas Knight 2 has a very slim design. It has glass on front and rear surface and primarily metal (and some plastic) around the edges. To avoid camera bump, a metal plate extends on the rear side and covers the camera module and dual LED flash in style. This is something we like. The power key and volume rocker are both placed on the left edge and not on right. This is something which will take some getting used to for some people. Like all slim phone, it digs in our palms a bit. If you like slim phones, you will love Micromax Canvas Knight 2
Question – Navigation keys are on screen or capacitive buttons?
Answer – only on-screen navigation keys are present.
Question – Is there any heating issue in Micromax Canvas Knight 2?
Answer – It includes Snapdragon 615 and it is a slim phone. Both are notorious causes of abnormal heating, but in day to day activities, Canvas knight 2 doesn’t heat much. It heated a bit when we were charging the device and benchmarking simultaneously, but otherwise in day to day usage our review unit is not heating much.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer – 1.5 Ampere wall charger, documentation, USB cable, scratch guard and tangle free headphones
Question – What size SIM card is supported?
Answer – You can use one Micro SIM and one Nano SIM card. The handset includes hybrid dual SIM setup, which means you can either use a MicroSD card or Dual SIM cards and you will most probably need the MicroSD card more.
Question – Does it have LED notification light?
Answer – Yes, multi color LED notification light is present.
Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 16 GB, around 12 GB is available at user end. You will have to choose between using second SIM or SD card slot. Apps can be installed on SD card as well.
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.
Question – How much is free RAM on first boot?
Answer – more than 1.2 GB RAM out of 2 GB is available on first boot.
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The rear camera takes some time to focus, but if you are still, image quality is pretty good in natural light, artificial light and even in low light. Dual LED flash also works well. The front selfie camera shows a bit oversaturated skin tones. Colors are more natural with HDR turned on.
Question – How is the performance ? How much did it score on Antutu and Nenamarks?
Answer – Antutu score on our review unit is 26383 and 60.0 fps on Nenamarks 2. In normal usage, performance has been smooth so far. UI transitions and basic operations are running without any lag. we expect this to hold in the long run. Basic games and some high end ones we tried are running smoothly so far. We will update the performance review after spending more time with the device.
Question – How is the device software?
Answer – Software is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with light customizations. Look and feel is close to stock android ROM, but Micromax has included several preloaded apps, some of which can be uninstalled.
Question – How many sensors does Knight 2 have?
Answer – You can see the full list in the image below
Question – How loud is Loudspeaker?
Answer – Loudspeaker is reasonably loud. Media consumption won’t be a problem. Good this is speaker grill is present on the bottom edge, and thus sound is not muffled when the phone is resting flat on its back. Audio quality from headphones is also good.
Question – Can Knight 2 Play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos.
Question – How is the battery backup?
Answer – Battery backup is pretty good. Playing HD videos for 10 minutes with maximum volume depleted battery by 1 percent. Antutu Battery tester score is 9507, which is comfortably above average. You can also save some battery by using dark themes and background as the phone has Amoled display. Micromax has also included a powerful battery saver mode which also takes advantage of Amoled screen to conserve battery in times of crisis.
After our initial testing, Micromax Canvas Knight 2 appears to be a good device for its price. The handset is particularly well suited for enjoying multimedia content.