Till now, it was the policy of Samsung to release multiple phones with multiple targets. The policy has brought great success to the Samsung smartphones. There are that many smartphones available from Samsung that we might doubt whether they release a smartphone everyday. The wide range of their smartphones are made for each category of people in the society. It looks like Micromax has learned from the trick. They also are starting to release phones targeting different markets and different price tags.
Like Samsung, Micromax too has started to bring in innovative features too. The latest among them is the 3D technology. The smartphone from Micromax, dubbed the Canvas 3D A115, is a rapidly growing portfolio. Micromax is not the first company to release a 3D smartphone. Both HTC and LG had tried their luck in the field. But, both of the companies released 3D phone with high end price tag. Here, Micromax released the 3D phone with such a budget friendly price that you will really doubt the credibility of the news. Lets analyse whether Micromax had to compromise much to bring on a 3D smartphone in a budget friendly price.
Though in its looks and design, the Canvas 3D A115 looks similar to the Canvas 2 A110, it is a lot more bulky than the Canvas 2. we can not call this device handy or compact. The thickness of the device is 11mm and it weighs 188g. Both these will you the idea of what we are talking about. We can not call this device a slim beauty or light weighted darling. It is really bulky, and not in a cute way.
The positive side on the design part of the phone is that the device has a matte finished rear side and there is also a new chrome logo. Both of these things gives a special dignity to the handset. Taking in to consideration the display screen, there are chances that you might not feel that satisfied. The display clarity and the viewing angles of the phone are not up to the mark, both in 2D ad in 3D. But taking in to consideration the fact that this is the company's first experiment with the 3D technology, some drawbacks are to be ignored.
The 3D phone from HTC, the HTC Evo, had a 4.3-inch display with a 540×960 resolution (256ppi) so the 3D content appeared crisp and pixel-free. But in the case of Canvas 3D A115, the resolution is only 480×800 with only188ppi. So, on an even larger display how much the reduction will affect, can be imagined.
The Micromax Canvas 3D A115 supports dual SIM cards, there is no hot swap available between the SIM cards. That too is a drawback of the design.
CPU, OS and Other Features:
The Canvas 3D is powered by the same chipset used in the Canvas 2 A110, a MediaTek MT6577 SoC. The CPU is accompanied by a 512 MB RAM. The device has Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 as its operating system. The OS and the CPU have no such issues like lagging or hanging.
But the device's on board storage memory is pathetic. Though it has a ROM of 4GB, the actual usable memory that will be available for the users is only 930MB.
There is a special feature in the Micromax Canvas 3D A115. It is called the 3D Space. We can see the evident influence of the facility we saw in the Optimus 3D of LG. This gallery application, called the 3D Space, lets you access photos, games, YouTube and videos in 3D.
The idea was good, but the execution is poor. The viewing angles of the phone are so poor that not even two person can watch these 3D videos comfortably at a tie. Which is really a drawback.
The USP (the Unique Selling Point) of Canvas 3D A115 is the ability to change the picture in to 3D format. have the option of converting existing images to 3D with the press of a button. The depth can be adjusted too. The display is unable to produce a crisp 3D image due to the low pixel count. Which is terribly disappointing.
Internet and Connectivity:
The Micromax Canvas 3D smartphone has both 2G and 3G connectivities. It has Wi- Fi connectivity too. The phone has Bluetooth v4.0 and USB supports. Other than the widely popular Play Store, Micromax has their own M! Store and M!Zone for added content. It has bundles of application ready for the users. It has not only games, but also some productivity apps like File Manager, M! Buddy and HookUp etc.
As any smartphone of the era, the Micromax Canvas D also comes with dual cameras. There is a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. As there is only one sensor for the camera, you will have to take side photos of the image separately, if you want to convert the picture in to 3D format. But you will not be able to shoot videos in 3D format. The image quality is rather average as far as a decent smartphone is concerned.
As we told you in the beginning that this is a very bulky device, the battery does not sound enough for it. Micromax Canvas 3D smartphone has a 2000mAh battery. The device can give you an 8 hours of working time with the smartphone if the brightness of the smartphone is turned in to medium level.
Price and Verdict:
Micromax Canvas 3D A115 smartphone is available right now at Rs. 9999/-. it is true that you can buy a pretty good smartphone with good viewing angles and pixel density with this money. But it is to be taken in to consideration that Canvas 3D is the very first smartphone with 3D facility at this much low a price. Micromax definitely has put real struggling behind the phone. The idea and concepts are brilliant. But, as we said before, the execution was the failing point. The phone has all the features. But none of them are perfect. It is more or less like Jack of all trades and master of none. But the hard work and the brain behind it should be appreciated. The plus point is that the company could prove that it is really possible to release a 3D smartphone with this much low a rate. We really hope that some day, a more refined version will arrive and it will not take much tie to reach our hands.
• Budget Friendly.
• Dual SIM.
• 3G connectivity.
• Dual Camera.
• Poor display.
• Poor pixel density.
• Poor viewing angles.
• Only one sensor for camera.
• Crude 3D technology. Needs improvement and refinement.
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