After series of teasers, Micromax has officially launched the much awaited Micromax Canvas Knight A350 in India. The phone boasts of 2 GHz MT6592T chipset which is Taiwanese Giant MediaTek’s flagship chipset and attractive price tag of Rs. 19,999. Let’s take a detailed look at the hardware specifications.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Micromax has provided with a 16 MP auto focus primary shooter at the back supported by LED flash and capable of 1080p full HD recording. Micromax does mention a Largan M8 lens for sharp images (same as the one seen on Gionee Elife E7 camera) and Ominivison CameraChip sensor but shys from further details.

The front 8 MP shooter is fixed focus camera. Micromax has not mentioned if this too can record high definition videos. The camerazzi feature which lets you create Gif files (the one which debuted with Micromax Canvas Turbo) is also part of camera software.

The internal storage is 32 GB which is quite impressive at this price range. The storage is not expandable. Out of the 32 GB onboard memory, around 26.5 GB will be available at users end.

Processor and Battery

The processor used is MT6592T true octa core which houses 8 Cortex A7 based cores clocked at 2 GHz. The chipset has 32,000 Antutu Score according to Mediatek and that means its raw processing performance is at par with the like of Snapdragon 800, though we can’t claim the same for the modem, DSP and other elements on SoC.

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We expect all games and apps to run smoothly. The chipset is coupled with 2 GB DDR2 RAM for efficient multitasking. When we spotted the phone on Antutu prior to its release, it had scored 26,000 points.

The Battery capacity is 2350 mAh which according to Micromax will offer 175 hours of standby time and 7.5 hours of talk time. The battery backup is lesser than what one would expect from high end devices. The battery, however should last one day with low to moderate usage.

Display and Other Features

The display used is 5 inch  1080P Full HD display and comes from Sharp Technologies. Lava Iris Pro 30 made a big deal out of itsSharp IPS LCD display which we didn’t find particularly stunning. We are eager to test Micromax’s offering with higher Full HD resolution.

The operating system is the same old Android 4.2 jelly bean, but we are optimistic about a KitKat update some time in distant future. The phone also supports several gesture features and comes with Yamaha Amplifer for loud audio.

The Canvas Knight supports Dual SIM connectivity. It will come preloaded with apps like Hike, Spuul, Opera, M Live, M Vault, Real Steel, Where is my water, Where is my perry, Getit, BBM, True Caller and Kingsoft Office.

Looks and Connectivity

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The phone is quite Sleek with only 7.3 mm of body thickness. Phone comes in three colors. The Champaign gold bezels are most probably designed from faux metal and the back panel has glass finish. Connectivity features include 3G HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with AGPS support

Comparison

The Micromax Canvas Knight A350 is the first one in its class with octa core chipset and 5 inch full HD display. It will compete with phones like Intex Aqua Octa, Gionee Elife E7 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Knight A350
Display 5 Inch, full HD
Processor 2 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Not extendable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 16 MP/ 8 MP
Battery 2350 mAh
Price Rs. 19,999

Conclusion

Micromax has a competitive product at hand which is priced just right. The phone offers a crisp display, powerful processor and a 16 MP camera all for a competitive price tag. After the sub 15K market being dominated by Moto G, Canvas Knight will give Micromax a strong hold in 15K to 20K price range. You can buy this phone from Micromax official retail store for Rs. 19,999

12 COMMENTS

  1. Intex Aqua Octa, Gionee Elife E7 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. none of these phone stands before knight,, look at grand 2 .. not a good comparison or review.

  2. shall I Buy grand 2 or micromax canvas A350 or xperia (which model pls suggest ) in price segment of 20K for better performance of camera, battery and music and video and processor, i awaiting your reply

    • Lets wait for the full reviews of Canvas Knight to show up before you make a decision. We are not very optimistic about its battery backup

    • Go for moto G than micromax… i had so much of expectation on this device 1 they made me wait for months and now they increased the price and stopped the product…

  3. I have bought Knight A350 with great expectations. Although overall the mobile is fantastic except its not working in 3G network. I don’t know such a hyped mobile missed this important functionality.

  4. Very poor Battery Life and no External Memory. I would rather buy a second hand galaxy grand 2 from Quikr and if possible root the phone and use it.

  5. Its cant stand b4 Gionee E Life E7 32GB becoz
    E7 comes with 2.2 snapdregon qualcomm 800 Krit 400 which is the best processor in the present market.. GPU is Adreno 330 also best in present market..And it has Gorilla class 3 screen wic knight dont have.. And above all E7 holds 3GB RAM DDR3 inside… Battery 2500 mAh betten than knight. My E7 scored 34745 @ antutu benchmar which is far above than MMX Canvas Knight.

  6. Hello deepak j I like your site and visite daily , thanks to your founder and your for managing this site and provide latest gadgets information daily.I was found some mistake in above smartphone key specification, micromax canvas night A350 Processor is 1.7Ghz but your site mantion 2Ghz what is right.

    • micromax first launched a 2 GHz variant of Knight A350, but later started shipping 1.7 GHz models. The new Canvas Knight Models have 1.7 GHz processor

  7. Dont Buy…Dont buy…
    Very very poor service by Micromax.

    Having very bad experience. i brought this mobile before three months ago, after 15 days start by blinking display & darken gradually.I contacting local service center here in Rajkot ,they detect Level 3 service repair.I submitted my mobile.they said it will took 10-12 days for repair,need to replace Display.after number of chase,even now 45 days past there is no any Answer from service center. one readymade answer parts awaiting. Even though I Complain at Micromax Toll free no. Regarding this matter no answer. They made my life horrible, After paying Rs.20,000.0.
    No any responsibility for after sell service.
    Still i m waiting for my Mobil to be repaired.
    If any Company responsible person read this.Just help me to solve this matter, to understand loyal customer.
    Is there any body,who can help me to solve my problem?

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