Expert Review of Micromax Canvas HD A116 Black
Micromax is leaving no stone unturned in order to keep their aggressive strategy in check. The company has done well so far with their previous Phablet venture giving consumers a taste of high profile features like Samsung Galaxy Note series but for a lower price. Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, which officially puts it in the Phablet category. The screen gives a healthy pixel density of 294ppi, which is equivalent to what the Samsung Galaxy Note has to offer. The device comes with a Dual SIM facility with, which it really gets an edge over its competitors in the same department. Its Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor along with 1GB RAM makes the device speedy and smooth while the Android Jelly Bean operating system puts the icing on the cake.
The 8 megapixels camera is pretty much on the same lines in terms of performance as compared to A110 and does not have a BSI sensor. The camera could have been a little better in terms of performance but in case it still works well and produces decent results. A secondary VGA camera for video calling is also facilitated. An internal memory of 4GB is provided, which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. The device is available in color of black and white and comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 2,000 mAh, which may fall short of user's expectations in terms of delivering sustained performance as the device comes with a quad core processor which will consume a comparatively larger amount of power. The Internet facility is pretty decent too with Wi-Fi good enough for daily use although it is not a dual band Wi-Fi.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that gives 16 million colors along with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and works at a formidable pixel density of 294ppi. The screen can be interacted with through the multi touch technology and is protected from scratches and fingerprints.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has loads of multimedia features including a music player and a video player. The music player allows the user to listen to all the popular musical tracks that can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. The video player is also available that would allow the user to watch video in the formats - MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player, whereas the music player is compatible with the formats - MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV player. Watching videos on a 5 inch screen will become all the more fun especially when it is powered by a pixel density of 294ppi. There is also a FM radio that gives the user access to all the popular radio stations.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has an 8 megapixels camera that allows the user to click pictures at a resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels and features the auto focus facility along with LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The user can also shoot videos whereas the secondary VGA camera allows the user to video call or web chat.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has the Wi-Fi facility that makes sure that the user can connect with the web and download data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also visit the desired web sites including Facebook and Twitter. The Wi-Fi hot spot facility allows the user to make his or her device as a connection hub and give web facilities to other devices.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a 4GB internal memory that allows the user to store loads of data. The user can further enhance the memory capacity up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. The data that can be stored by the user may include music files, games, images and videos. The 1GB RAM allows the user to access the resources of the system at a faster pace.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has loads of games and apps that are pre-installed in the device. Since the device is backed by the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the user would be able to get his or her hands of the best of the gaming world and the experience is further enriched with the help of the 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 is backed by the standard lithium ion battery of 2,000 mAh that gives the user a substantial amount of time to operate on the device. Since thus is a high profile device, a little more power back up would not have hurt them as the device by the virtue of its quad-core processor is bound to consume more energy.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 has the Wi-Fi facility along with the Wi-Fi hot spot feature that gives the user access to the web for visiting web sites or downloading data. There is also the Bluetooth facility that makes sure that the user can connect with other device and exchange data with it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also a USB port that allows similar data exchange but through USB cables and with computers and laptops. The GPRS facility allows the user to navigate to the desired locations.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 when compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a smaller screen with the former featuring a 5 inch display whereas the latter has a 5.5 inch display. In terms of battery strength too, Micromax Canvas HD A116 falls short of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with the former being powered by a 2,000 mAh and the latter a whopping 3,100 mAh.