The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 features a 5 inch HD IPS display with a screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The screen is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches. The smartphone will be available with Jet Black finish with a gold rim on the sides. The device is well -build and projects out its durability with the matte finish rear. The 3.5mm headset jack is placed at the top and the bottom features the micro-USB port along with rows of holes that act as speaker grills.
Being powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core MT 6592M SoC processor the Canvas Xpress 2 is coupled with 1 GB of RAM space. The device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, on which the company guarantees that the OS can be upgraded to an Android 5.0 Lollipop later.
On the storage front the device comes with 8GB of internal storage and an expandable external storage of 32 GB as well. The Canvas Xpress 2 flaunts a 13 MP auto focus rear camera with dual-LED flash, Blue Glass filter, 5P Largan Lens and OV sensor. The front snapper is that of a 2 MP one.
The dual-SIM smartphone bears a 2,500mAh battery and claims to provide up to 9 hours of talk time and up to 393 hours of standby time. The Canvas Xpress 2 also features a Cirrus Logic Wolfson Stereo DAC chip for enhanced speaker output.
The phone on the connectivity options supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Display - 5.00-inch with 720x1280 pixels. Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor - 1.4GHz octa-core MT 6592M SoC processor with 1GB of RAM
Camera - 13 MP with dual-LED flash and 2 MP front selfie camera.
OS - Android 4.4.2
Storage - 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB
Battery capacity - 2,500mAh
Price - 5,999/-
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 looks regal with its champagne gold frame, narrow bezel and the slightly curved back panel with matte finish.
The device certainly showcases exciting features and a powerful processor at this low price range. The lack of support to 4G connectivity may be a minor put off. Micromax in regard to this has commented that they will be soon launching a couple of budget smartphones with such features as they have taken into consideration the much a buzzed interest on 4G. Reports show that over millions of 4G devices including tablets and smartphone has been imported by India over the last year clearly indicating the connectivity preference of the users.
The 13 MP camera being featured on a budget phone is something astonishing. The low RAM space of 1 GB may result in a sluggish performance while switching between apps. But with the guaranteed upgrade to Android 5.0 we hope all such drawbacks will be eliminated. At this price, the Canvas Xpress 2 will be competing with the likes of the CoolPad Dazen 1 and Xiaomi Redmi 2.