Expert Review of Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 White
Micromax is advancing at a very fast pace in the field of smartphones and its guts to challenge the fact that innovation comes with a price has fetched it a huge fan following. By, recently, launching Micromax Canvas Doodle A111, it goes further in marking its solid presence in the Indian market. This mobile has a very attractive look and the dimensions of 77 x 147 x 9.9 mm enable it to fit easily into any pocket. With its clear and sharp display, you get to enjoy each and every view on your screen and, reading text messages, Emails, playing games or net browsing is now very comfortable with it. It is a dual-SIM enabled phone with one SIM supporting 2G and the other supporting 3G. Hence, benefits of both the networks can be enjoyed in a single set. With its powerful battery, you have enough time to enjoy with your phone before it dies out. A faster processor is the best feature at this price point and gives it a cutting edge in this intense competitive smartphone market. This is where it applies its superior expertise and provides its clients with innovation at a comparatively lesser price. The internal memory provided though is less but provision of micro SD easily balances this black point. GPRS, EDGE, 3G etc., features are enabled in this set gifting you a seamless net browsing and a flexibility of staying connected to your network the way you like. Its Bluetooth technology can be used to transfer compatible files or listen to your music wirelessly, which is getting an increased demand in the market these days.
Music or conversations can also be enjoyed via the built-in loudspeaker or by connecting your earphone with the provided audio jack. With its high-performing camera, life-like pictures can be taken, which is yet another feature that makes this mobile a tough rival. If you are a dedicated shutterbug and don't move anywhere without your camera, this mobile can serve you well. Video recording can also be done and with its front camera, video calling and self-portrait can be enjoyed. Pinch-to-zoom is another feature that makes display interesting and interactive. It works on Android OS (Jelly Bean) and thus a large number of android applications can be accessed via this mobile. With Google Play Store, you can download all your favourite Android games.
User Interface and UI functionality
This bar shaped mobile offers a 5.3 inches display with a resolution of 480 x 854pixels and a pixel density of ~185 pixels per inch. This capacitive touch screen supports nearly 16M colours that provide you with a clear and detail-enriched view. Multi-touch and pinch-to-zoom are some of the features that will give you a pleasant experience while dealing with this handset. The screen is of just right the size to read text messages, Emails, play games or browse net pages easily and comfortably. User interface is very simple yet impressive. The menus are self-explanatory and in minutes, you will be fluent with its working. Commonly accessed features can be placed on the shortcut bar at the bottom of the main screen that gives you a quick access every time.
The file types supported by the music player are MIDI and MP3, and for video player the file types supported are MP4, H.264, MPEG4, and 3GP. In addition, it is also equipped with an FM radio with the option of recording your favourite tracks on air. You can enjoy your music collection via the built-in loudspeaker, or by connecting your earphones to this mobile via the 3.5mm audio jack or wirelessly, through the Bluetooth technology. Alerts and notifications can be intimated via vibration mode, MP3, or WAV ringtones. A faster processor and a clear display make gaming, a perfect entertainment thing for you.
Pictures and Video quality
Its 8megapixel camera, providing a resolution of 3264 x 2448pixels, allows you to capture model-type pictures. Now, you can save your moments the way they are - nothing is added or reduced. Since this model offers full internet features, the pictures can instantly be shared with your friends or family or on Facebook. Video recording with a resolution of 720 x 480pixels can also be done. Some camera features offered are autofocus, touch-focus, geo-tagging, night mode, face detection, and zoom up to 4x. Video calling and Skype are very comfortable with its 2megapixel front camera, which allows you to click fair self-portraits.
It provides all the ways by which you can connect to your network like Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, and 3G. It also supports HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.67Mbps. Being compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, it gets connected to any Wi-Fi very easily and in addition, can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot which enables you to share your net connection on mobile with your other Wi-Fi enabled devices, though, it cannot act as a Wi-Fi Direct.
Internal and External Memory
It is provided with an internal memory of 4GB out of which, only 1.22GB is available to the users. But, there is no need to worry, should your data happens to exceed this storage capacity, it is provided with a micro SD which is expandable up to 32GB. This way, you can store a significant amount of compatible files. In addition, it is provided with a 512MB RAM for optimum data processing speed. Overall, the memory space can be a lagging point of this mobile as many other models of the same category offer a better storage capacity in terms of both RAM and ROM.
Applications and Gaming
It is loaded with many additional features and applications like alarm, calculator, auto power off and on, EMS, flight mode, talk back, voice input, accelerometer, proximity sensor, threaded view of text messages, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, browser with HTML5, A-GPS support, SNS integration, MP3, MP4, organizer, document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, Google Talk, voice search/dial, predictive input text, M! Live, M! Zone+, Google Play, Hookup Messenger, Evernote apps, and resizable widget. You also get an expression stylus with the set that allows you to draw, sketch your thoughts or scribble or jot down important points in your handwriting. Some games are already pre-loaded and with Zone+, you can download premium games on your Canvas Doodle A111.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and 1.2GHz quad-core processor, it renders a Li-Polymer 2100 mAh battery that delivers a talk time up to 6hours and a stand-by time up to 220hours. This means, there is enough time to enjoy you smartphone before it dies out.
It is a dual-SIM enabled smartphone with one SIM supporting 2G and the other supporting the 3G network. 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc., are some of the connectivity options. Compatible files can be transferred to /from the phone either via Bluetooth or by using the microUSB v2.0. No matter where you are, there is always a flexibility to choose your option in staying connected.
Micromax, sometimes, shows the tendency to launch new mobiles with almost the same features as the former models, hence, giving a competition to their own kin and siblings. Micromax A116 Canvas HD, Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD, ZEN Ultrafone 701 HD, Xolo Q700, GIONEE DREAM D1, GIONEE Gpad G2, Spice Mi 535 and UMi x2 are its tops rivals.