Expert Review of Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 White
A few decades ago India as a country relied heavily on foreign products to deliver excellence. We have been cribbing about the need to produce more homegrown products that are high on quality that would subsequently reduce our dependence on outside forces. There has been a surge in the number of Indian manufacturing firms that have risen to the occasion and though the mobile manufacturing world does not have a sublime force that originates locally, there are companies which are coming close. Micromax is one such firm and the device we have on our hand is Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 that falls in the category of Phablets with a massive 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and gives 16 million colors with a healthy pixel density of 258ppi. The device weighs 220 grams, a beefy size which one expects from a device with dimensions that include a length of 161mm, height of 82.5mm and thickness of 8.9mm.
Before discussing about the heavy specs of the gadget, there are some utility features, which form an important part of the device like the dual SIM facility wherein, two SIMs are placed in the device with one operating on 2G and the other on 3G networks. One of the more striking features about the Phablet is the camera department that has an unusually beefy secondary camera with 5 megapixels whereas the primary camera is of a colossal 12 megapixels. Both figures should auger well with the users for making the image snapping experience a complete joy. There is no microSD card slot with the device but that should be compensated with the fact that the internal memory is huge with 16GB. Even after the curtailment of certain amount of memory for application storage, the user gets 13GB, which should suffice for keeping data on a massive scale.
Storage capability in RAM is pretty good with 1GB – one that would complement the quad core 1.2GHz processor of the Phablet. Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system adds even more to the impressive looking gadget. Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 is available in single color of Silver and is powered by the competitive standard lithium-ion battery of 2600mAh that gives out 8 hours of talk time and up to 220 hours of standby time. Internet has heavy support with GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, and HTML5 browser.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 comes with a mammoth 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that is enhanced by 258ppi pixel density along with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The 16 million colors backing the display give it a nice color saturation and accuracy. Swiping speed and response time is agile and smooth.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has a good music player that delivers good quality sound. Songs can be played in the formats of MP3, AAC, WMA, and WAV player. The video player runs in the formats of MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player. FM radio is another tool to access songs through popular radio stations.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has an extremely powerful 12-megapixel primary camera that produces stunning images at a whopping resolution of 4000 by 3000 pixels. There are various features that support the primary camera including auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, face & smile detection, and HDR. Video recordings are made at a very healthy resolution of 1080 pixels. Secondary cameras generally stick to low resolution but Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 powers through with a dominant 5-megapixel shutter that would enhance web calling and video chat experience.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has GPRS and EDGE in collaboration with HTML browser that looks after the web accessing. GPRS class 12 provides a speed of 32 to 48kbps while the downloading speed is 42Mbps and uploading speed is 11Mbps. Then there is the well set up WLAN facility that includes Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot and Wi-Fi direct.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has a huge 16GB of internal memory out of which, 3GB would be eliminated for installation of various applications. But 13GB is still a healthy number that can store loads of data including songs, games, images, and videos. The chances of the memory space running out are slim considering the user uses the space judiciously. There is no microSD card slot so the user cannot enhance the memory any further. RAM is of 1GB, which is a good figure to have when it comes to fast functionality for a smartphone.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 does not have many preinstalled games whereas applications are in a ample number. But the more popular Android applications have to be installed through Google Play Store while games are also in massive quantity with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 software platform. Playing games is an absolute joy on the 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1GB of RAM and quad core processor - making an incredible combination for the user.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 boasts of a formidable standard lithium-ion battery of 2600mAh that is good enough to withstand a talk time of up to 8 hours along with a standby time of up to 220 hours.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has tons of connectivity features that drive activities like data exchange or internet access. These features include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, GPRS, EDGE, and USB port. For 2G network, Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 works at a frequency of GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 while for 3G network, the frequency bandwidth is pegged at HSDPA 2100.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 in comparison to Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a slightly smaller display with 5.7 inches for the former and 5.8 inches for the latter. Pixel density is much higher for Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 with 258ppi while the same is 190ppi for Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 has 1GB of RAM while Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has 1.5GB of RAM. Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 does not support a microSD card slot while Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 64GB memory card slot. The camera is stronger with Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 as it features a 12-megapixel primary shutter as compared to 8-megapixel camera from Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. The secondary camera is 5-megapixel with Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 as compared to 1.9-megapixel for Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8.