Expert Review of Micromax Canvas 4 A210 White
It has been a good couple of years for Micromax as the firm has not only done well in terms of sales but expanded its business outside the country too. It is still early days for the company in foreign territory but the fact that it has been able to give it a push shows how well it has done in the recent times. It is the Canvas series that has played a major part in its success. The canvas series has also grown from strength to strength in the last few years and currently, we have the fourth edition of the same. Micromax Canvas 4 A210 has a big screen size with 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that leads the way with a fantastic pixel density of 294ppi along with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels.
A 16 million color resolution gives a good blend of accuracy and saturation for the images displayed. The look of the gadget is sleek and sophisticated but the premium look is still missing, when compared to gadgets like Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhones. The dual standby mode adds value to the dual SIM facility of the device and ensures that the user can make use of two tariff plans. With compatibility for both 2G and 3G SIMs, the user operates at the frequency of 2100MHz for the latter and at 850, 900, 1800 and 2100MHz for the former. Before we move on to the specification of the gadget, let us look at the dimensions of the smartphone that includes a length of 144.5mm, breadth of 73.8mm and thickness of 8.9mm. Micromax Canvas 4 A210 weighs 158 grams and flaunts curved edges to make it easy to hold in the hands.
With 1GB RAM and a quad core processor operating at 1.2GHz, the user gets a brawny hardware that gels well with the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 operating system. As a result, loads of apps are within the user’s reach along with popular games including Temple Run and Fruit Ninja. Another appealing specification offered by Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is its 13 megapixels primary camera that is just colossal and delivers images at a wonderful resolution. To top that off, the side features for the primary shutter include the likes of LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection. High definition video recording is certainly a great tool to have by your side for capturing motion pictures. The secondary camera is of a beefy 5 megapixels strength as well that keeps the ball running to ensure quality video calling ability for the gadget. The user can also use the front shutter to click self images.
There is no question that the web is fast with Micromax Canvas 4 A210 as Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and WAP browser deliver a downloading speed of up to 42Mbps and an uploading speed of up to 11Mbps. The Wi-Fi hot spot should help in spreading the connection even further for other devices to exploit. USB port version 3.0 and Bluetooth do their bit as well when it comes to exchanging data with other gadgets. A 16GB internal memory is given on paper and up to 10GB of it can be used for actual data storage that may include songs, games, images and videos. Further, a microSD card slot for memory expansion allows for elongation of external memory up to 32GB. The smartphone is available in the colors of Gray and White, and runs on the standard lithium-ion battery of 2000mAh strength that derives a talk time of up to 8 hours, which is well within the acceptable range.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Canvas 4 A210 comes with a 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display blessed with the services of 16 million colors and a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The pixel density offered is a decent number with 294ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass technology looks after the protection of the display from any kind of external harm.
Music player is pretty good but the sound quality via the loudspeakers is not as loud as we would have liked. Earphones do a pretty good job though, in terms of bass and treble quality. Various formats are supported while the video player for Micromax Canvas 4 A210 also works with a number of formats including MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player.
Pictures and Video quality
The huge 13 megapixels backup for the primary camera just defines the scale at which Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is being built to ensure amazing images are produced both outdoors and indoors. LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR panorama boost the image quality even further. For the secondary camera, 5 megapixels is more than a healthy resolution support for allowing video calls and clicking self-images.
42Mbps is always going to be a formidable downloading speed while Micromax Canvas 4 A210 also offers an uploading speed of up to 11Mbps. Wi-Fi hot spot can be used to create an independent connection for other gadgets to exploit the web. GPRS, EDGE, HTML5 browser are the given sources for accessing the web.
Internal and External Memory
10GB is the actual space that Micromax Canvas 4 A210 allows the user to exploit to keep tons of songs, games, images and videos. 16GB is the prescribed space that is offered and as and when it runs out of that memory, the microSD card slot can be used for bolstering the external memory up to 32GB. 1GB RAM should be sufficient to access the resources of the system at a fast pace without any problem.
Applications and Gaming
Fruit Ninja, F1 Race and Temple Run are some of most played games among the Android based games and all of them can be accessed easily with the presence of Google play store. Moreover, applications like WeChat and Viber are also fun and easy to use with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 operating system.
The 2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery packs a good punch and generates a standby time of up to 220 hours. But, it is the talk time that really impresses us with up to 8 hours that should be enough for most users.
Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is equipped with tons of connectivity elements including GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot. The USB port and Bluetooth are also available in their latest forms that boost the speed at which the data is exchanged with other gadgets. For 3G SIM, the compatible frequency is 2100MHz while for 2G SIM, the frequencies are 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz.
Micromax Canvas 4 A210 when compared to Samsung Galaxy S4, has an identical screen size of 5 inches each although there is a big difference in the pixel density of the two, with the latter dominating the proceedings. The primary camera is of 13 megapixels for both the shutters but the images produced by Samsung Galaxy S4 are much more refined. The secondary camera is better with Micromax Canvas 4 A210 though as the gadget comes with a 5 megapixels front shutter as opposed to the 2 megapixels secondary camera of Samsung Galaxy S4. Both the smartphones have 2GB of RAM but Micromax Canvas 4 A210 features a quad core processor while Samsung Galaxy S4 features an octa core processor.
Both the smartphones have Android Jelly Bean for starters with Samsung Galaxy S4 a sub version ahead. Still, Samsung Galaxy S4 is also upgradable to Android KitKat 4.4, which again gives it an edge over Micromax Canvas 4 A210. The 2600mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Samsung Galaxy S4 beats the 2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Micromax Canvas 4 A210.