Micromax is all set to release its Canvas Spark smartphone in the Indian market through a flash sale mode this week. Here's a detailed preview on why we found this smartphone interesting enough.
Design and Looks
The phone has a stunning first impression with a slim and sleek metal body with an elegant looking steel rim to add that extra style quotient to your device. The device is as light as 134 grams and around 8.5 mm thick which gives it the slim look.
The screen measures 4.7 inches with an IPS Capacitive touchscreen of 960 x 540 qHD resolution and 16M color depth. It does everything to increase the sharpness of colors on screen and can produce some really amazing visuals. However, owing to a lower pixel density, users may find some grainy images. The screen receives a layer of the Corning Gorilla 3 glass for extra protection making the phone scratch-resistance and more durable which quiet an add on considering the price of the smartphone. A 720p display would have worked magic is what we feel.
On paper, the 8 MP Auto focus camera with flash and 2 MP front camera with fixed focus seem to offer a great deal. The cameras feature Largon Lens with OV Sensor 8858 and Face Beauty mode which allow space for some fun with photography. The final stance on the functionality of the cameras is left to the users to decide once the phone gets out.
Processor and Software
When it comes to the chipset and OS, Micromax would certainly knock you off your feet! The device packs a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A7 processor with a MediaTek chipset which accounts for high-speed performance of the smartphone. The device also features the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop which works amazingly to provide the users a more customized smartphone experience. Now users get notifications on the lock screen and can access most popular apps on the screen through the Priority Mode. The Pin Apps feature allows users to customise the number of apps that can be used by external users. The phone comes preloaded with apps such as PayTM, Snapdeal, Reverie Phonebook, NewsHunt, Quikr, Hotter, Chaatz and Clean Master, among others. It also allows users to uninstall most of these third party apps.
Power Source and Storage
The Micromax Canvas Spark is powered by a 2000 mAh Li-Po battery which claims a long-lasting life. An average talk-time of 7 hours and stand-by time of 335 hours can be gained on this device. With the powerful processor and Android 5.0, the energy retaining capacity of the battery is a concern.
On the storage front, you will find that the phone supports a 1 GB RAM for all its internal functions which seems a little counter-productive considering the potential use of the next gen. OS and high speed Cortex A7 processor. The internal memory of the phone is specified at 8 GB which is expandable up to 32GB through a Micro SD card.
Thankfully, the Canvas Spark is a dual SIM 3G smartphone with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Micro USB connectivity which keeps you well connected in all your networks. The connectivity options complement the high speed chipset and UI to make everyday tasks on your smartphone a walk in the park.
An early verdict would definitely fall in favour of the Micromax Canvas Spark. For the price at which this smartphone will be up for grabs in the upcoming flash sales, we feel the purchase would be worth the try. The company has some key features lined up in the device which is bound to attract customers. The UI interface seems to be a refreshing experience for those had the opportunity to test it. Touch response and speed of the Cortex A7 score extra points for the device.