After many rumors and leaks, the highly anticipated Micromax Canvas Gold A300 has been silently launched via the online retailer Infibeam for a price of Rs 23,999. So long, the leading India based vendor has been rumored to unleash KitKat based low-end phones and with the Canvas Gold A300 this trend has changed. The high-end smartphone is fitted with an octa-core processor and has advanced specifications that will make it capable of competing with the other top-tier phones that are available in the market. Let us take a quick review of the specifications of this smartphone.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The camera on the Micromax Canvas Gold is an impressive 16 MP unit that is teamed up with LED flash in order to facilitate better photography even under low light conditions. This rear snapper is accompanied by a capable 5 MP front-facing camera that paves way for enhanced video calling experience and great selfies. With such a great camera department, we can say that we do not have any issues in this regard.

The native storage space of the handset stands at 32 GB and the handset is devoid a micro SD card slot to support additional storage. However, of the in-built 32 GB storage space only 25 GB is available for the users and the other rest is occupied by the operating system, preloaded applications and software. Though the lack of an expansion card slot is a downside it should not be a problem as the internal storage is high.

Processor and Battery

Under the hood, the Micromax smartphone houses a 2 GHz octa-core MT6592T processor from MediaTek. This processor is backed by 2 GB of RAM that makes the device capable of handling intense multi-tasking. With the combination of an octa-core processor and larger RAM capacity, the handset can be compared with the likes of high-end devices that have been launched by the global players.

The battery unit in the Canvas Gold is a 2,300 mAh unit and it is believed to be juicy enough to power the handset for long hours without any difficulty. Also, this battery should be sufficient to drive the octa-core processor and the large display onboard.

Display and Features

The Micromax Canvas Gold is given a large 5.5 inch display which has FHD 1920×1080 pixel resolution. Being an IPS panel this display will be capable of rendering exceptional viewing angles and color contrast and brightness being on par with the other models in the top shelf.

As mentioned above, the Canvas Gold runs on Android 4.4 KitKat making the competition fiercer. Hence, the handset will be updated with a advanced features that are brought in KitKat. Though the Android KitKat can work on low-end devices, the presence of an octa-core processor and larger RAM are sure to take the experience to an all new level.

Comparison

From the specifications and pricing, the Micromax Canvas Gold A300 can be compared with Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus, Intex Aqua Octa, iBerry Auxus Nuclea N2 and Alcatel One Touch Idol X+.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Gold A300
Display 5.5 inch FHD
Processor 2 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 16 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh
Price Rs 23,999

What we Like

  • Octa core processor
  • Impressive camera
  • Android KitKat

We we Dislike

  • Price

Price and Conclusion

The Micromax Canvas Gold A300 is priced at Rs 23,999 that is relatively higher than its competitors that are all priced in the sub Rs 20,000 price bracket.  Otherwise, the handset is a great package with aspiring specifications. With Micromax already holding a renowned name in the smartphone industry, the only aspect that will keep the handset back will be its pricing.