Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review now available for RS 15,999 & Comparison

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 is Micromax’s First Quad core superfone (smartphone) . Micromax A116 is successor to there highly popular smartphone – Micromax A110 Canvas 2 .Micromax is well known & highly popular mobile manufacturer of India . Micromax A116 is also known as Canvas HD . Not just Micromax’s first Quad Core handset but also it is the first Quad core handset of India at budget price . The time when A116 was launched the price of the phone was around Rs 14,000 but now Micromax Raised its price to Rs 15,999 .

Should I Buy Micromax A116 for Rs 15999 ?
Well , before we make any statement or we say anything about this , we should have look on  its specs & features .

MICROMAX A116 canvas hd review


Canvas HD has 5inch capacitive display having resolution of 720×1280 pixels about 293.72pixels per inch (ppi) .
No doubt ,  Micromax A116 runs smoothly and performance of quad core  smartphone can not be compared with a Dual core smartphone . Canvas HD runs on Mediatek MTK6589 Quad core Chipset having frequency of 1.2 GHZ . Canvas HD has 1GB RAM & 4GB of ROM . Micromax A116 runs on Android 4.1 jelly bean . Playback on the device is smooth you can easily play 720p & 1080p videos without any kind of lag .


Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with 8MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front Camera . Micromax A116 can easily record 1080p videos at 30fps . Continous focus during video recording and touch to focus is supported for capturing images .


Gaming performance on Canvas HD  is smooth and lag-free . Canvas HD can easily play high graphics and basic games smoothly . You may find some problem while installing high size games because memory for installing apps is limited to 0.9GB .

Features & Specifications – Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The device is powered by 1.2GHZ  Mediatek MTK6589 Quad core Cpu . Micromax A116 has 1GB Ram and 4GB of Rom . Micromax A116 has 8MP camera at rear with LED flash and 2MP at front for occasional video  calling . Micromax A116 Canvas Hd has light, G-sensor & proximity sensor . Micromax A116 supprorts 3G which gives you speed upto 21mbps , Wifi with wifi hotspot , Bluetooth & micro USB port both with thethering support , GPS  & 3.5mm audio jack . Micromax A116 is powered by 2000mAH battery . Micromax A116 does have Dual SIM capability .


Quadrant Benchmarks – 4063 (maximum)
Nenamark2                      – 41.2fps

Display – 720p ( 720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera rear – 8MP
Front Camera – 2MP
Video recording – 1080p
Video Playback  – 1080p

SAR Value – Head – 0.472 W/Kg, At the Body – 0.412 W/Kg

MAIN RIVALS – Competitors – Micromax A116 vs

MICROMAX A116 canvas hd review

1. Gionee Dream D1 ( Unboxing & Review) –
Overall Specs of Gionee Dream D1 are almost similar to Micromax A116 rather than Display  . Gionee Dream D1 has 4.65 inch Super Amoled Display of 720p resolution . Price Of Gionee Dream D1 is more than Micromax A116 .
2. UMI X2 – Umi X2 has 2GB Ram and is powered by same chipset that you see on Canvas HD . But UMI X2 is not available in the market to buy .
3. Xolo X1000 – Xolo X1000 runs on 2GHz intel Atom processor . Overall Xolo X1000 has better specs then  all above phones & also you need to pay Rs  5000 more to buy x1000 in comparison to Micromax A116 Canvas Hd .
4. Xolo Q800 – Xolo Q800 is also another tuff competitor for  Canvas HD and all other Quad core Smartphone due its  low price . It has 4.5inch Display and processor on xolo Q800 & Micromax A116 is same .
5. UMI X1s – Umi X1s is upcoming Quad core handset from UMI . Umi X1s specifications are very much similar to Xolo Q800 . It is Lowest Price Quad core handset from all above but i don’t think Micromax A116 Canvas HD can be ignored due to this phone .

6. Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD vs ( Review) – Well Alcatel is most trusted brand from all above and is well known for its smartphones all over the world . Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD has 5inch display of 720 p resolution and is powered by Quad Core chipset . One Touch Scribe HD also comes with stylus . You can check out our review on Alcatel one touch scribe HD .

7. Karbonn Titanium S5


Micromax A116 Price in India Rs 15,999 ( present price ) . Good news is that you can easily buy it  from market as now it is available in retailers shops ..
I think now you can easily decide whether Canvas Hd is good smartphone to buy at this price or not .

You can Buy Micromax A116 Canvas HD from Flipkart .

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2 Comments to Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review now available for RS 15,999 & Comparison

  1. By Gaurav April 5, 2013

    Karbonn Titanium is another worthy competitor to Canvas HD.

    • By HARPAL SINGH April 5, 2013



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