Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold
  • Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold
  • Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold
  • Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold

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Key Features
  • Display Size 4.7 Inches
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Rear Camera 8 MP
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
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Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold - Product Summary

  • <p> Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black &amp; Gold is energized by Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) which is equipped with new-age technological characteristics and specs
  • The smartphone comes handy with 1.4 GHz Octa-Core CPU coupled with 1 GB of RAM
  • The power-packed processor helps in smooth functioning of the handset at the time of multitasking
  • This handset packs in a Li-ion 2000 mAh battery
  • This battery is appropriate for heavy usage
  • It gives a talktime of Up to 7 hrs
  • The device is loaded with a powerful primary camera with 8 MP backup to provide clear and sharp images and videos
  • It comes with LED Flash
  • On the other hand, the front camera is also well equipped to capture nice clean selfie shots with 5 MP
  • This cell phone is honored with an average 4.7 Inches display
  • The latest price of Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold was obtained on Jun 11, 2018
  • The Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold is available in Amazon, ShopClues, Flipkart, Gadgets360, Infibeam.
  • The lowest price of Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold is 4,299 in Amazon, which is 56.97% less than the cost of Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold in ShopClues ( 9,990)
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold - Expert Reviews


It has been an inconsistent ride for Micromax in the past few months but by the end of the season, it would have still managed to stay among the top selling smartphone firms. The developing Indian economy has been quite lucrative for the company since its inception but with the rise of Chinese companies like Oppo and Gionee, things have started to change. The road ahead is not going to be that easy for Micromax. Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290  is another Micromax creation that aims to provide big at a smaller price. The smartphone has a 4.7 inches screen and features Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system. The device may get an update to Android KitKat 4.4.4 but for Android 5.0 L, we are not that optimistic. But it is the hardware of the device that should grab your attention with a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek processor that would any day bolster the capabilities of a smartphone to a great extent. Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 also has 1GB of RAM, which should provide a faster speed for resource access, across the system.

Design wise, the gadget looks nice and has a nice glossy back panel while the bezels at the front are also well placed. There are three colors in which the smartphone is available, including Pure Black, Black Gold and White Gold respectively.

Operating system and UI

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 has a 4.7 inches IPS LCD display that is powered by a 312ppi of pixel density and a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The touchscreen is smooth and responsive, however, we have seen better performances from the likes of Nitro. 

Other Features

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 has a music player that is compatible with various formats and lets the user play personally selected songs. The sound quality is alright with the loudspeakers but at higher volumes, some decrease in quality is observed. The video player works well too for watching videos in landscape mode. FM radio is also provided for listening to the desired local radio stations. 


Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 has an 8 megapixels primary camera at the back with a fast shutter speed that snaps images with a decent quality, especially at outdoors. There is no HDR, which we would have loved to see but there is the presence of LED flash, panorama and auto focus, which should please photography lovers. The presence of a 5 megapixels secondary front camera is sharp and more than ideal for snapping nice and crisp selfies or even shoot videos at 720p resolution.


Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 offers a downloading speed of 21.1Mbps and an uploading speed of 5.76Mpbs, which is not the fastest we have come across but certainly a reasonable one. GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi are the main sources of accessing web while the users can cash in on Wi-Fi hot spot for tethering activities. 


The internal memory of 8GB gets reduced to 5.8GB for users to store data like songs, games, images and applications. For those who would like to have heavy data on their devices can opt for a 32GB microSD card slot (external memory). The gadget also has 50GB of Google drive space. Thus there is no dearth of memory space in this device.

Other Features

Games like Temple Run 3, NFS, and Virtual Table Tennis run smoothly on the device without any glitches. Also, plenty of other apps and games can be downloaded from the Google play store that comes preinstalled in the device and that includes WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook messenger to name a few.


The 2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 churns out a very decent 7 hours of talk time while the standby time is also well within the acceptable range of up to 180 hours. 


Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 lets the user exchange data with other devices via USB port and Bluetooth. The presence of Bluetooth v4.0 ensures faster data transferring speed. The gadget is compatible with 2G and 3G SIMs, with the latter running at frequencies of 900 and 2100MHz.

Other Features

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290, when compared to Moto G has a slightly bigger screen with 4.7 inches for the former and 4.5 inches for the latter. Both the devices have IPS LCD displays and have almost the same pixel density with 312ppi for Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 and 326ppi for Moto G respectively.

Moto G runs on Android KitKat 4.4.4 operating system and would soon get an upgrade to Android 5.0 L as well. Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 on the other hand, would not get the upgrade but does have Android KitKat 4.4.2 by default. On the hardware front, both the devices have 1GB of RAM. Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes with an octa-core MediaTek processor whereas Moto G runs on a quad-core Snapdragon processor. There is no microSD card slot in Moto G but Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes with a 32GB microSD card slot.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 has an 8 megapixels primary camera and a 5 megapixels secondary camera, whereas Moto G works with a 5 megapixels primary camera and a 1.3 megapixels secondary camera. Moto G has a non-removable battery backup whereas Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes with a removable battery wherein, the former has a strength of 2070mAh and the latter a strength of 2000mAh. Even though the difference in the battery backup is not much, the difference in the amount of talk time provided is huge with up to 24 hours for Moto G and up to 7 hours for Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290.

Other Features

August 14, 2014: Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 is another Canvas model that offers an octa-core processor at an economical price of Rs.10,200. The gadget has some impressive specs in the form of an 8 megapixels primary camera and a 5 megapixels secondary camera. The gadget runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 software platform and is powered by a 2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery. The gadget would be up against the likes of Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3. The highlights of the device are as follows:

          *          4.7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

          *          1GB RAM

          *         8GB internal memory + 32GB microSD card slot

          *         8 megapixels primary camera + 5 megapixels secondary camera

          *         Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system

          *         2000mAh standard lithium-ion battery

          *         1.4GHz octa-core processor

          *         Dual SIM

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold - User Reviews

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what a shit of sim and sd slot
by Prabhu Ram on 2014-08-31

A big drawback is we cannot use two sims when sd card is plugged in .....why is micromax keeping these kind of drawbacks for a good hardware mobile like cameo runnig octa core and good

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Good features , small blunders ..
by Malay Manglik on 2014-08-27

Nice cell phone with some good features + nice cameras . However , i doubt if it'll become popular due to :

1) Sim trays . These have been positioned like ear-holes of the cell phone - one

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good phone at this price range
by krishna kumar b s on 2014-09-07

I have purchased cameo A290 last week. It is a good phone camera and other fuctions are good, only drawback is its dual sim slot with memory card, except this drawback, at this price it is a nice

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Awesome device at incredible price!! Guys please stop making a fuss of it's sim and micro sd card tray...
by Chirag Malik on 2014-09-01

Mmx guys provided a great phone for reasonable price, operating this phone gives you an awesome feeling.. Some of my friends are making a issue of it's sim card or micro sd card tray, but i think this

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Best mobile
by SUMANTA DE on 2014-09-29

Very good mobile.No problem after 3 weeks.Light weight.True octa core processor.Good sound quality & touch performance.

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by Sarang Phadke on 2014-08-30

Design :

This device got excellent design . The design is evolved from Micromax Canvas Knight A350. This device looks glossy from back because it got glass ( I think OGS- One Glass

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excellent phone
by lekha on 2014-10-12

i bought this mobile right from the looks ,camera,sound quality , friendly user interface everthing is very good.its real value for money

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A very good product from micromax
by Saptarshi Bhattacharya on 2014-10-25

Please stop complaining about micro sim slots and memory card. I am using this product near about 1 month and I am very satisfied with this product. Before buying this phone I searched many phones and

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good phone,,,in its range..
by Karamveer Saini on 2014-09-19

the phone is awesome in terms of performance screen and camera,, but lacking with wifi direct,,,NFC and DLNA...rest all are awesome....

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Fab.........just one word.
by Vijay jain on 2014-10-31

I am using this phone from one week. This is one of the most comfortable phone i have ever used. Grip is excellent. Speed is excellent. This is another 5 star phone from micromax. Everything is so

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Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold - Price History

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Black & Gold Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2014, August
  • Brand Micromax
  • Handset Color Black & Gold
  • Model Name Micromax Unite Anthem A290
  • Network Type GSM
  • Status Available
  • Display Size 4.7 Inches
  • Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Horizontal Pixel 1280
  • Vertical Pixel 720
  • Rear Camera 8 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 5 MP
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes
  • Camera Features Auto Focus
  • Internal Memory 8 GB
  • Extendable Memory Yes, microSD, Up to 32 GB
  • RAM 1 GB
  • ROM 8GB
  • Processor 1.4 GHz Octa-Core
  • Chipset Mediatek
  • GPU Mali-400
  • User Interface standard android user interface
  • Operating Frequency Dual-band GSM 900/ 1800 MHz
  • Browser Android
Data & Internet
  • 3G Yes, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
  • GPS Yes
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Messaging Yes
  • Music Player Yes, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV
  • Video Player Yes, 3GP, AVI, MP4
  • Radio Yes
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Battery Type Li-ion
  • Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to 7 hrs
  • Max Stand-by Time Up to 180 hrs
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 15.4 x 8 x 4.4 cm
  • Weight 349 g
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Micro SIM
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
  • Sensors Gravity Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity
  • Business Features Email
  • Important Apps Cube 26, amazon,Book my shoew, clean master, games club, get it, hike, M! Games, M! Insurance, M! Live, M! Pick, M! Security, MAD, Opera mini, Savan, Spuul, swift key, thrill, true caller, Yatra, Zaper, Games (Jelly belly, smash it, where is the water)
  • In The Box Handset, Charger, Earphones, Cable, Battery
  • Additional Features 3G
  • Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Sales Package handset,usb cable,charger,user guide,warranty card,battery,handsfree

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