Micromax Canvas HD A116 Review and Features

Micromax’s much awaited phone Canvas HD A116 has finally rolled out in the stores. So far the Micromax Canvas HD A116 is the third instalment in the series and could very well become the top handset, under Rs. 20,000 bracket all things considered. Let’s breakdown the specification of the Micromax Canvas HD A116 and see how it stacks up against the competition.


Design – HTC One X look-a-like
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 seems really strong and the phone seems to have good quality fibre body with a glossy look. Design of Canvas 2 has been retained in Canvas HD A116 also. Seeing the front view of the phone it looks great and sensors are placed above the display along with the Front 2MP Camera.

The sleek & thin design of the phone makes it attractive and the glossy look tweaks its beauty more to an extent. The back panel of the phone is same as that of Canvas 2 with the only difference of Dual LED for rear 8MP camera. The buttons seem more tactile and honestly, the Micromax Canvas HD A116 seems a lot more premium than other devices in the series.

Display – 5 inch HD IPS
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 has vibrant 12.7cms(5″) HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a color depth of 16.7 million. This gives superb display and a Real HD experience. The contrast is quite good along with the sharpness, but you will have a little problem in bright sunlight as AMOLED display is missing from the phone.

Processor & RAM – MediaTek MT6589 (quad-core)
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor coupled up with a PowerVR SGX5 GPU, and 1GB of RAM making it a powerhouse of specifications. The quad core processor enables smooth multi-tasking.

Operating System – Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 runs on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and promises to be upgradable to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

Battery – Li-Ion 2000 mAh
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 is supported by a 2000 mAh battery that should be capable of allowing you to use the handset for a full day with quite a decent amount of usage. It allows you 174hrs of standby time & 5hrs of Talk time.

Cameras – 8MP sensor with Dual LED flash
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 promises superior quality images with an 8MP rear camera with Dual LED flash and multiple camera features such as burst mode that allows you to capture up to 90 pictures with a single press of the shutter release in one go. You can also have a full HD Recording at 30fps from the rear camera.

The front camera of A116 is an 2MP camera mainly available for the Video Calls. The camera of Canvas HD also supports functions such as Panoramic Shots, Auto-focus, etc.

Networking & Data Storage – GLONASS and GPS
The Micromax Canvas HD A116 has 4GB of inbuilt storage capacity and an external microSD card slot, which can increase its storage capacity upto 32GB. On Connectivity front, it supports 3G Network, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, USB 2.0 and GPS. The phone has dual SIM Support.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is a powerful handset with all the features of a high-end smartphone at a budget price. Its really a value for money device, powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear Camera, a gorgeous and eye candy display and the latest Android OS.

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