While the entire tech world was highly focused on the MWC 2015 launches, Micromax announced the launch of a new smartphone called Canvas Fire 4. This smartphone comes with dual frontal speakers and it is pre-installed with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device is priced temptingly at 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 an 8 MP at its back teamed up with auto focus and dual LED flash for enhanced low light performance. Up front, there is also a 2 MP front facer that facilitates in making video calls and clicking selfies. These camera aspects appear to be pretty decent for the pricing of the Micromax smartphone.
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The internal storage capacity of the Canvas Fire 4 stands at 8 GB that is again reasonable for a device in this price bracket. Furthermore, there is support for expandable storage up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
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 smartphones in this price bracket.
A 2,000 mAh battery energizes the smartphone from within. While Micromax has not mentioned the backup that this battery can render, it appears like this battery will be capable of pumping in a decent backup.
Display and Features
The display unit in the Micromax Canvas Fire 4 is a 4.5 inch IPS one with a FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels. Furthermore, the display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that takes it a step ahead of the other entry level smartphones.
The Canvas Fire 4 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and there are connectivity aspects such as 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual SIM with dual standby. Also, there are several preloaded applications such as Clean Master, App Center, Dr. safety, Snapdeal, Saavn, Ask me, Chaatz, Newshunt, Paytm, Quickr, MAD and more. The USP of the Canvas Fire 4 is the presence of dual frontal speakers with Cirrus Logic Wolfsan Stereo DAC (WM8918) digital analogue converter that will render a great audio output. The device is capable of rendering un-muffled clear audio.
|Model||Micromax Canvas Fire 4|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
What we Like
- Excellent audio output with dual frontal speakers
- Competitive pricing
- Decent imaging aspects
Price and Conclusion
The Micromax Canvas 4 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. The device takes advantage of the dual frontal speakers with immense capabilities to render a great audio output and a capable imaging hardware. This Micromax smartphone can be a great offering for the audiophiles who do not want to spend too much of their money on a smartphone.