Micromax Canvas HD

Canvas HD
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Micromax Canvas HD smartphone was launched in February 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch.

The Micromax Canvas HD is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Micromax Canvas HD packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Micromax Canvas HD runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 2000mAh removable battery. It measures 144.00 x 74.00 x 10.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 156.00 grams.

The Micromax Canvas HD is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Regular and Regular. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 3G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good screen
  • Decent performance
  • Excellent value for money
  • Bad
  • Plasticky feel
  • Power button is recessed
  • Sub-par camera




1.2GHz quad-core

Front Camera



720x1280 pixels




Android 4.1



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity

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Micromax Canvas HD detailed specifications
Alternate namesA116
Release dateFebruary 2013
Form factorBar
Dimensions (mm)144.00 x 74.00 x 10.70
Weight (g)156.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2000
Removable batteryYes
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)5.00
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)294
Processor1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make MT6589
Internal storage4GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32
Rear camera8-megapixel
Front camera2-megapixel
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1
Wi-Fi standards supportedNA
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeRegular
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM TypeRegular
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorNo
Temperature sensorNo
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User ratings and reviews for Micromax Canvas HD

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good for its price.....
By Roshan RB | 29 May 2014
It is powered by a powerful 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, has 1GB of RAM, a clear 5 inch display with 1280 x720 pixel display resolution. It has a large battery of 2100 mAh and has a 16 million color IPS display. It comes with latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. The processor of the Canvas HD A116 is a Mediatek MT6589. It has an expandable memory of up to 32 GB, has an 8 megapixel HD rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. The processor is a cortex A7 SoC. 5 inch touch screen Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Processor, 2100 mAh Battery 8 MP Rear autofocus camera with LED Flash Display resolution of 1280×20 HD IPS display Memory capacity of up to 32 GB GSM 900/1800 WCDMA 2100 Mhz Dimensions: 114x74x10.7mm Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n M Store, M Buddy M! SMS, M! Zone and Hook Up apps. overall its an awsome device to say.. for its price we cannot expect anything more than this . i used this device for nearly 5 months .it was good with no lags or problems .so people who are not brand concious can go for it.
4 Out of 5
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Value for money!
By Harshith Mallya | 31 May 2014
Having used this phone for over a year.Here is what I feel : Pros: Amazing display and decent camera. Most games ran without any lag. Good Build, Decent battery life Cons: Preinstalled apps can only be disabled and not deleted.
5 Out of 5
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best value for money phone canvas hd
By Mithun Shere | 31 May 2014
I have purchased this phone on oct 14 2014. I am looking for a phone with 5inch display and highend specif. this phone fit in my mind after reading reviews online.Design is Slim and sleek, Front have 5inch hd display, but the rear cover is bit plastiky but it coverup ratings in its performance.The battery cover is also rich look. Inside, we have two GSM SIM slots with the microSD card slot in between. The power and volume buttons are also at ideal place like other smart phones. on the top headphone jack and microUSB port are placed.it is lighter 157 g. easily fits in my pocket. In the features Interface IPS panel makes high resolution, the A116 boasts of an impressive HD (1280 x 720).usb on the go is also useful to easy access of data.got jelly bean update which increase the performance.but till looking for kitkat ,powered by the MediaTek MT6589 quad-core SoC. This is made up of four ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs running at 1.2GHz and a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.2000 mh battery also support well up to 6-7 hrs.but till need some hardwear update like gorila glass,high resolution rear cam.more inbuilt storage.but in 14000/- its best in its class.
4 Out of 5
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Micromax Canvas HD - review after 11 days of usage.
By Suraj Nair | 19 May 2014
Unboxing. The Micromax Canvas HD ships in a modest little box with all the basic accessories bundled in.The retail box contents include: 1. Micromax A116 Canvas HD 2. Earphones 3. AC Charger 4. USB Cable 5. Documentation.Design The Canvas HD capitalizes on the popularity of the phablet style handsets by offering similar capabilities at a fraction of the price point. Measuring 144x74x10.7mm, the dimensions are definitely pocketable. The handset weighs a mere 156 grams which is just fine for a 5 inch sized smartphone.The Micromax Canvas HD looks like the Canvas 2. The front is mostly just the 5 inch capacitive IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Below the display are three capacitive keys while above it you can find a 2 megapixel front facing camera a notification light.The left side sports just the volume rockers while the right hand side has the power key. Both keys are a bit flush with the handset and some users might find that there is lack of tactile feedback.Over at the top there’s a micro USB charging port as well as 3.5mm audio jack. The back of the handset contrasts with the piano black front by being made of glassy white plastic, however this device has the matte - finished variant also. An 8MP camera module is placed right at the top with a dual LED flash below it. A MicroMax logo can be spotted right above the speaker grille. We’re not huge fans of the slippery glossy material used as it is prone to getting scratched up and attracts fingerprints too. Performance. The Micromax Canvas HD runs on the most powerful unit from the Mediatek line of processors. Inside the handset you’ll find a 1.2Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A7 Mediatek MT6589 processor with a PowerVR SGX544MP graphics chip. There’s 1GB of RAM which should help keep things running smooth while multitasking. Inbuilt storage is restricted to 4GB which can be understood considering the budget positioning of the handset though you do get a microSD slot. This device did not struggle in most of the benchmarks as compared to other phones in the same price range with a score of 4062 in quadrant and 9704 in antutu. However benchmarks do not signify the actual value of the product accurately. Camera The camera on the Micromax Canvas HD is an 8 Megapixel auto focus unit with dual LED flash for low light shots.The camera interface is a proprietary app which is a bit of a shame considering that it doesn’t have as many options as that on the stock Android camera. That said, all the essentials are covered. However focusing speed is definitely not it’s strong point and it struggles a lot with close up shots. White balance too tends to be off. Images were noise free for the most part and image quality is above average but they definitely don’t stand out. The camera also suffers from blown highlights but this can be remedied by setting exposure levels a notch lower. Coming to the final verdict, Canvas HD is a good package but its worst after - purchase servicing is a great regression.
4 Out of 5
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The No Regret Mobile
By Pallavi Ram | 13 May 2014
After I lost my Samsung Galaxy, my hubby got me this budget friendly mobile. I have been living with Micromax A116 for more than a year now & can honestly say that anyone bought this phone would’ve not been disappointed. This might not be a jaw dropping or a drop dead dazzling phone like the iPhones, Samsung’s and HTC’ces… but one year back this handset was most sensible handset to buy. The phone is neatly built for its budget. Though I had difficulty in using it in the beginning bracket for its size, now I’m used to it. I’m not technically trained to talk about benchmarks and other stuff but I can say this, it will not freeze, no call drops, & no restarts. Display is something worth talking; it is clean and bright, photos looks good here. If I’ve to talk about everyone’s favorite feature bracket Camera, I’m an amateur mobile photographer, and to me the clarity is good in day light, & at night, snaps with this mobile, not a good option. Games like Angry Birds, & Candy Crush runs smoothly. Battery can last one full day under normal circumstances. If I’ve to mention one thing I’m not happy about this handset, then it would be pre-installed apps. I’ve not even touched them in this more than a year long journey, waste of storage. This all an average user cares about & I’ve actually influenced few people to buy it. In all honesty, I’m happy that I was part of the Micromax A116 revolution - The No Regret Mobile!
4 Out of 5
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