Earlier this week, a new Micromax smartphone called Canvas XL2 A109 surfaced on the company’s official website. Following this, the handset has been let out on sale via online retailer Infibeam carrying a price tag of Rs 10,999. The pricing of the handset appears to be high considering its basic set of specifications. Here we dig deeper into the Micromax phone for a quick review.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera unit in the Micromax Canvas XL2 A109 is a 5 MP primary camera that is coupled with LED flash for better low light photography. Along with this, there is a front-facing VGA shooter that that can take care of video conferencing. At this pricing, there are many offerings that come with impressive camera aspects and many camera centric features making this handset a weak contender in terms of photography capabilities.

The internal storage is annoying at 4 GB and this can be extended to 32 GB using a micro SD card slot. The storage option is too average for the pricing of the handset as there are similarly priced handsets that feature even 16 GB of internal storage space.

Processor and Battery

The chipset used is a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589M processor that employs a moderate 1 GB of RAM to handle mutli-tasking. With these aspects, this smartphone appears to be yet another quad-core offering capable of delivering a mediocre performance.

Battery capacity of the Micromax Canvas XL2 A109 is a juicy 2,500 mAh one that sounds decent enough to deliver a decent backup under moderate usage considering its specifications.

Display and Features

There is a 5.5 inch IPS display has carries a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels that sounds too low given the large size of the screen. The viewing angles should be acceptable with decent color reproduction as the handset incorporates an IPS panel.

The Micromax phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it features standard connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Micromax Canvas XL2 A109 will face a tough competition from the other large screen smartphones such as Xolo Q2000L, Xiaomi Redmi Note, Karbonn Titanium S9 Lite that pack in better specifications for their pricing.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas XL2 A109
Display 5.5 inch, qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6592M
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2,500 mAh

What we Like

  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
  • Large display size

What we Dislike

  • A very basic camera set
  • Dated Chipset
  • Low internal storage space of 4 GB

Price and Conclusion

The Micromax Canvas XL2 A109 appears to be an average smartphone with the only main highlight being the inclusion of Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Otherwise, aspects such as low screen resolution, basic imaging hardware and a meager internal storage space make it lag behind when it comes to competition. While the pricing of the handset appears to be slightly on the higher side for its specifications, we can expect the device to retail at a lower price few weeks after its official launch.