At the official event, Micromax has today launched their latest phone at INR 6,599, named as the Canvas Xpress 4G. It will go on sale across the country via online retailer Flipkart from today onwards. This device competes with the likes of Lenovo Vibe P1m, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, Acer Liquid Z530 and Intex Aqua Power HD. Micromax recently released Canvas Xpress 4G with great specs and features, lets find out if the Xpress 4g has something to charm us or not.

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Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Pros

  • Dual-SIM 4G support
  • Decent 720p Display
  • 2 GB RAM

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Cons

  • Heavy bloatware apps
  • Placement of loudspeaker on the back
  • Poor front Camera
  • 1 GHz CPU

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Quick Specifications

Key SpecsBrand + Model Name
Display5 inches
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.0 GHz Qcta-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Secondary Camera2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight154 gms
Price INR 6,599

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Quick Unboxing, Quick Review [Video]


Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G has a 5 inch display, and the body has sharp edges and corners, where the back cover has beveled shape at the sides, which makes it sit easily in the palm. On the front, the bezels bordering the display look broad. The body is made up of plastic which does not look great but brushed metal stripes on the sides balance the overall look of the phone. It is lightweight and feels convincingly solid in hand.

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Have Dual SIM Slots?

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

Question- Does the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G has a microSD slot, it can support up to 32GB microSD.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G come with a 5 inch HD IPS (720 x 1280 p) display, the viewing angles are good but the colour output is just above average. The touch works good, and visibility in day light is not something I liked, the front glass shines too much and you cannot see anything if the device is slightly tilted.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- The capacitive navigation buttons are not backlid. It is marked with shiny silver coloured icons.

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 Xpress 4G?

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 11.88 GB is available at user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

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

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

Answer- Around 200 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 2 GB RAM, 1.5 GB was free on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have 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 Xpress 4G?

Answer- The UI is heavily loaded with bloatware apps, tons of widgets and vertical apps menu. Everything is almost the same as stock Android Lollipop except for some extra widgets and apps. The experience is average, switching between apps is quick and usability is also good.

Question- Does Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G offer theme options to choose from?

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

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 the voice was clearly audible at both ends.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G comes with an 8 MP rear camera with AutoFocus, the picture quality is average, autofocus response is good, amount of details are decent and colour production is also average. HDR mode works well, it captures a good amount of details and produces sharp images. Front camera is 2 MP and produces poor quality images in low light, it performs a little better in natural light though.

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos but the resolutions and the quality will not match up to the full HD displays.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G features a 2000 mAh battery, which does not seem sufficient for a 4G enabled phone with dual-SIM.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- It has Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and light sensor.

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Question- What is the Weight of Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- It weighs 154 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support double tap to Wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G?

Answer- Head 0.55W/Kg@1g, Body 0.74W/Kg@1g

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

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

Question- Does Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any abnormal heating during charging, gaming or browsing.

Question- Can Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G 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:

Antutu (64-bit)– 18407

Quadrant- 8119

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Nenamark- 47.1 fps

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Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- The gaming performance on this device is very restricted, you cannot run heavy games like Asphalt 8 or Modern Combat 5 etc. But games with light graphics run with ease and do not show any lag or glitches. This phone is definitely not recommended for gamers.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

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

Conclusion

Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G comes at INR 6,599, there is a tough competition in this price range but the Canvas Xpress 4G has tried to keep it low and simple. This phone is good for those who spend a lot of time browsing through the internet and access multimedia content, it has average specs and do not offer much power for the aggressive users. The display quality is fine and the back camera is also satisfactory. It is a decent buy at INR 6,599, but you can have a better overall offering if you have a slight increase your budget.