Micromax Canvas 2 A110 Hands on Review

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Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110(Jet Black/Calm White):



After using it for a week, I felt pretty good about my decision for going with a new brand like Micromax over the mighty Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Sony Tipo Dual. Particularly not sure about its reliability but the build quality looks pretty decent. Below are my ratings for the phone aka Phablet.

Build Quality (8/10):
The build quality was above my expectations keeping in mind of the price tag, from front it looks just like a Galaxy high end smartphone like SIII or Note II. It has a matte finished back cover which is good for protection towards scratches and there is a metal casing all around the phone, which adds up the beauty of the phone. One more advantage of this phone is it has a touch home button instead of a hard button as seen in iPhone and Galaxy phones.

Camera (5/10): [8MP autofocus (Tap to Focus), dual flash, supports up to 3264x2448 pixels, Panorama]
Don't fall for the specs as it is said to be 8MP but it gives a 5MP quality, under low light or in indoors don't even expect to get a satisfactory image, although outdoors it gives pretty good photos. The only positive about the camera is it has auto focus which can be spotted on the screen and the focus can be set manually. Although it a dual flash it can barely spread the light on the subject. It gives pretty decent panorama pics.

Secondary Camera (7/10): [0.3MP, resolution 640x480 pixels]
Secondary camera does its job for video chatting, nothing more can be expected here; you can also click photos of 640x480.

Video Recording (8/10): [supports up to 1280x720 pixels@30fps, continuous focus]
The best part of the camera so far is its video recording. It records in HD and the video is seamless and smooth, trust me I have handy cam, compact camera and DSLR, but I feel this video being top class, may be not up to the mark of DSLR but definitely better than most compact camera’s. Most interesting part is it has a continuous automatic focus, so u need not to worry about focusing, you can just keep capturing your best moments.

Basic Phone performance (9/10): [dual SIM-GSM+GSM]
Coming to the most basic phone performance the call clarity is pretty good and has a noise reduction from both sides of the mic so you can hear better and talk clearer. The phone coverage is also very good. I no more loose calls while in lift. I use two SIM cards Tata DoCoMo and Airtel, standby for both the SIM is good without any problem.

Connectivity (6/10): [3G, GPRS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0]
It provides USB charging and connects to my PC without any problems. Coming to the Bluetooth path I tried searching for a galaxy phone but couldn’t find it, may be the reason is since there were more than 15 devices already found, but suddenly when I tried searching a Micromax phone I was able to find it, strange but confused. The Bluetooth file transfer was done without any problems. Last and most important part is the Wi-Fi, this device lacks a bit when it comes to connecting to Wi-Fi compared to connecting from iTouch and Laptop, couldn’t connect to the Wi-Fi from far. But no problems downloading even big files, I did install a 600MB game by downloading directly on phone from Google play store.

Speed/Response Time (7/10): [1 GHz dual core ARMv7 Processor, Mediatek Chipset, PowerVR Graphics]
The response time and touch sensitivity was pretty decent compared to other smart phones with higher price tag, but low when compared to SIII and Note II. There was no lag in opening apps and while using the home screen, but after installing Go Launcher and many go launcher apps and with live wallpaper the response time became a bit slow since the RAM is less for a phone with high configurations.

Screen (7/10): [16.8 million color, 12.5CM (5") IPS screen, FWVGA 480 x 854 pixels, 196 ppi, 5point multi touch, Screen Protection- AGC Sodaline]
The screen looks huge and bright, but without CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS it is more prone to scratches, so a scratch guard is a must, it is already available in the market. The resolution is quite decent, and with IPS it is easier to view the display from any angle. The color looks more vivid compared to most of the phones under Rs20,000. The screen is bright enough to be visible in sunlight outdoors.

Design (9/10): [Dimensions-147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm]
The best part of the phone is its looks and design, many of my friends felt it as Note II or SIII, though the design looks pretty identical to these phones, it has a unique back panel with matte finish, giving more grip to hold this huge phone in single hand. The Camera bezel at the back sits above the body of the phone making it more prone to breakage. It is very sleek in design about 9.7mm.

Video playback/Video Streaming (8/10):
The video playback is one more good thing about this phone, although I played videos with 480x854 resolution and didn’t tried playing HD and full HD videos, the result was a smooth and steady playback, without any lag in time. Also tried viewing youtube videos in HQ and there was no buffering nor any lag time, which was quite amazing with the big screen.

Music Playback with speakers/earphone (7/10):
I play songs more often on phone and this phone felt comfortable with the play back quality and the sound looks better on earphone. There are many options including equalizer and bass booster, reverb, which can be very handy while playing different kind of music. One can try a higher quality earphone to make best use of the music player. There is FM radio also and it the clarity is just average but there is feature to auto search next station and display the station name and the song details currently being played and can also be recorded. The speaker is less audible but gives a clear output.

Gaming (6/10):
This phone may not be for the high end games, but most of the games can be played without any problem.

Battery Life (7/10): [2000 mAh]
This has a jumbo battery with 2000mAh, after using it for almost a week the average battery life comes around 1day, with more than 4hrs of usage which includes 50% of playing games, browsing with Wi-Fi, watching videos; and remaining 50% usage includes listening to music, camera and phone calls. Being a smart phone with the specs you expect it to come for 2 days after moderate to heavy usage. The average charging time is around 3hrs.

Memory (5/10): [RAM-512 MB, External SD- supports up to 32GB, For V1 ROM : Inbuilt Memory-500 MB & Internal SD-2.5 GB; and For V3 ROM : Inbuilt Memory-1.48 GB(available) & Internal SD-1.05 GB]
One of the major drawbacks of this phone is its low RAM memory. After installing all my apps I barely have less than 100MB RAM available for running apps. Having high configuration and features, it also needs to have at least 1GB RAM, this may lead to slowing down the phone when multi-tasking. Can’t install many RAM intensive software’s like launchers and live wallpapers. The internal memory is pretty decent with available memory of 2.5GB. It has an option to insert microSD card up to 32GB, which many High end smart phones doesn’t allow including Xperia and HTC phones.

OS (9/10): [Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4, upgradable to Jelly Bean 4.1.1]
It runs on the most powerful mobile OS Android ICS, and can install apps from android market. Now you can upgrade to JB too.

Ease of Use (8/10):
It is pretty user friendly with volume controls on the left side and power button on the right, making it easily reachable from the fingers considering its jumbo size. The 3.5mm jack is provided on the top along with the USB, the USB connecter is a standard one which can be used from any other micro USB cables.

Value for Money (9/10): Rs9,999
Considering its specifications and performance it is pretty good value for your money.

Overall Rating: 7.4/10
If you are looking for high end specs and decent build quality with lesser budget then this is the best bet.
Quick pros:
1.      Sleek and high end design
2.      video recording and playback
3.      price
Quick Cons:
1.      Camera
2.      RAM
3.      Although has acceleration transducer, direction sensor, and proximity sensor but lacks gyroscope and light sensor.



Small update after a month of usage,
No complaints yet, tried with 2G netowrk and GPS on long drives, though GPS takes a lot of time to get the position it was accurate, and on 2G internet it was pretty slow. At times the phone gets a little lag but not at all a problem. I uninstalled the Go launcher since it was becoming a little slow. Launchers are not advised and even task managers are not required.

Regarding the basic accessories for this phone, the screen guard is in the market specially made for this model, and it costs anywhere between Rs100 - Rs300, glossy one is recommended over the matte. Also there are many different kinds of covers available, S-line silicone back cover is specially designed for A110, with a small stand while watching videos, it costs from Rs150-Rs200. There is also a flip cover just like Galaxy Note, which is priced at 400Rs and more. All these are available in www.ebay.in





Here are some of the sample pics (unedited) clicked from my Micromax A110.






And finally the sample video captured from the Micromax Canvas2



Update (08-Mar-2013) after 100days of usage:

Good news for Micromax A110 Canvas 2 users, Android Jelly Bean update coming next week.
But watch out! unlike the Samsung, Sony or HTC, Micromax is not offering an OTA (over the air) update for A110 Canvas 2 or neither you can do it by connecting to computer. But as they say, something is better than nothing, you can do it by taking your phone to the nearest Micromax service center. What you have to make sure is, you will need to call the nearest Micromax service center, make sure the service center has received the relevant firmware before you physically head for the service center to get your Micromax A110 Canvas 2 flashed with the latest Jelly Bean. Keep posting you experience after you update to JB 4.1

Update (15-Mar-2013) :
As promised Micromax official upgrade to Jelly Bean is out on the net and in service centres.
Follow the detailed steps from the below link on upgrading to 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean from ICS) right from your home PC.
Upgrade to Jelly Bean from home PC, I've done it successfully from genuine Micromax upgrade, now you do it to enjoy jelly UI flow
http://sandeepyc.blogspot.com/2013/03/micromax-a110-jb-update.html

For detailed steps on taking backup of your phone data and apps click here

Keep posting your comments on the phone, i try to give out the response at real time.



Brought new phone and confused about what apps to install??
Here is my collection of 20 Must have Free apps for Android ICS
http://sandeepyc.blogspot.in/2012/12/20-must-have-free-andriod-apps-for-ics.html



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124 comments

  1. nice review man..thanks for your time...i too am waiting for this phone


    BTW can you tell how you change the baground picture of your blog..it is too good

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    1. Thanks for ur comment...and about the background image u can select while customizing the blog its all google provided images, just select the one which fits properly with resolution.

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    2. i think all other phones even branded ones provide 512 mb RAM. No phone in price range of 18k is giving 1gb RAM. SO the company can't provide everything for peanuts.

      Second which color looks best BLACk/WHIte

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    3. ya most of the phones have 512MB RAM only even the ones which cost 18k. But for the specs it has it requires 1GB RAM. For smooth usage it requires 1GB RAM, may be can pay 1-2k more for this. For me white looks elegant and many mistook my white canvas 2 for galaxy S3 or Note2.

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    4. I Have a Query.. Does the white version get Dirty or does the colour fade over prolonged use? the back cover of this phone has a matt finish. So does any dirt get accumulated at the back? Also does the white colour fades to yellow since its plastic? pls guide me.. since ur response would be my deciding factor.. pls help.. thanks...

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    5. Dont think much about the back cover, it is decent enough to attract u with its matte finish and it is made of good quality , except that it is very thin the color wont fade as per my usage. And also I'm now using a back cover so i wont bother about the back panel. Matte finish in the back cover also helps for proper grip while holding in hand and also doesn't allow scratches as in glossy finish phones. It is washable so even if any dirt can be removed easily, so not to worry.

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    6. Are you really confident about metal frame around the display. because I have purchased for 10k 'samsung star' which first time samsung introduced had same frame around the display & after few days I realized it is white plastic coated with metallic color.

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    7. want ur theme...pls help frm whr cn i get

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    8. @Raj Mahanavar
      I'm damn sure about the metal lining. You can actually feel it as a metal, the make is high class and can even beat best of the Samsung galaxy phones from front and sides..In looks i feel it better than any other phone in market.

      @Umer Shaikh
      dont install that theme, it was actually Go launcher, i removed it and now installed Nova launcher as it is much lighter, see this link for more personalization options
      http://sandeepyc.blogspot.in/2012/12/20-must-have-free-andriod-apps-for-ics.html

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  2. Awesome review ..very helpful.
    I am trying to buy it but it is very hard to convince my parents in buying a micromax product. They are very skeptical.
    Well i think RAM is quite low but then everything comes down to price.
    Also i think there is post somewhere which teaches how to maximize the RAM capability by rooting the phone. But i am not too sure as it voids the warranty.

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    1. ya that's true its always a tough bet to go with new brands, but sometimes in life you've to take risk which are worth, & till now i felt this one was a better decision for me.
      about the RAM it is pretty low so i had to uninstall some apps which run by itself always like weather and battery manager, even launcher is making it very slow. But after uninstalling few i got the RAM to 30% free, which is quite enough for most of the apps.

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    2. plz upload the front cam quality pics

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  3. Hello Sandeep, it was nice of you to write a detailed review. As Sagar Jha said, I'm still way too skeptical to go for a brand that has the label printed "MICROMAX". Had been a few showrooms around my place to get a hands on experience and unfortunately none of them had a piece that I could use. One of the salesperson gave me a review stating that a user had ended up with a problem the very next day he had got the piece from the showroom. That made me think again if it is worth investing in this mobile. I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Ace all this while & I've always wanted a bigger screen since I text a lot. The RAM does not bother me much and I generally do not end up installing a dozen applications unless they're practically useful for me.

    Your suggestions are welcome and do let me know since I haven't made up my mind yet.

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    1. Rahul what u said is true about the brand name, but i feel micromax has got some grip now in mobile market, and coming back to hands on u can try out in ezone, that is the only showroom which gave me a live phone to test, after going around 10 mobile shops. The build looks good and rigid, also there are many service centers in major cities like Bangalore.

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    2. want to ask u one thing about messages how v lock our message folder in mobile like samsung..can v do the same here

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    3. there are many apps on android market which allows messages to be hidding with pwd protection

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    4. there are apps to do it like hide it pro which are available in android market

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  4. excellent & very detailed review.I want to know about karbonn A24 review and release date.Can it be better than Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110.

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    1. No idea about Karbonn mobile never tried it. I feel MMX has grown up a little matured these days with the quality.

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  5. Good work man!!!
    By the way i bought this phone a week ago., n loving it. :)
    While buying the shop-keeper had told me that this phone(n a90) is upgradable to android Jelly bean!!!.,is that true???
    If so when and how can we get the upgrade???

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    1. until now there is no news about jelly bean upgrade, even i'm waiting for it, right now i'm in search for a proper flipcover or back panel, still not able to find a right one

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    2. http://www.ebay.in/itm/MICROMAX-SUPERFONE-CANVAS-A110-DESIGNER-SILICON-SKIN-CASE-COVER-BACK-POUCH-SOFT-/170940591835?pt=IN_Mobile_Accessories&hash=item27ccda6edb#ht_16916wt_1139

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    3. Thanks a lot man!!!
      I was looking for the same :)

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  6. hi......good job sandeep........i am in confused to buy micromax A90 or A90s 0r A110.....? which one should i buy,,,,,,,,,please let me know featurewise and pricewise as well as service centers......

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    1. 1st of all u can skip A90 as it lacks a dual core processor and coming to A90S it has a 256k(as far as i know) color display over 16M color for A110. Price wise A110 is the best value for money, but if u are cautious about holding a very big phone in pocket, then u can think about A90s else A110 is a better bet. On the other hand A90s has a super AMOLED screen & Corning Gorilla glass protection. A90S is 3k more than A110.

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    2. thank you sandeep.......then please tell me whats the difference between AMOLED screen (micromax A90s)and IPS LCD (micromax A110....tell me finally...i will go through your suggestion....please let me known.....

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    3. In short AMOLED means brighter and smoother images and consumes lesser battery, u can find this in Samsung Galaxy Phones.
      on the other hand IPS stands for in plane switching, is actually a premium LCD technology thats known for having a wide viewing angle and clear picture. You can find this display in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
      Both AMOLED and IPS are of same importance so only difference is Corning Gorilla glass protection which is helpful for protecting the screen for scratches..
      A110 is a better choice with the price, but go for it if u can maintain such a big phone in ur hand and pocket, dont bother about the weight it is very light and just about 9.7mm thick.

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    4. Between AMOLED means active-matrix organic light-emitting diode

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    5. hi thats nice for 10k A100 AND A110 which is best as A100 have andreno 200 which is supported to HD games.. not available in A110 Is A110 good for HD games or not? and also Some of my friends says RAM is too low performance comparing to A100 please reply me...:)

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    6. My Budget is 12-13k Maximum..
      is it good to Buy Micromax A90S. i want good battery backup phone
      and good internet speed,camera, built quality below 4.7inch phone?
      So What's your suggestion Sandeep Channappa..
      Battery is major for me.

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    7. Hi Sandeep, Very good review. I want to buy this product as it is best under 10K (So far). I would like your opinion based on my usage (FB+Twitter+Mails+Net Surfing+You tube+ Watch movies+ some games too). Will it be able to handle these?
      Thanks.
      Prateek

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    8. @Prateek i use FB, Mails, Net surfing, YouTube almost every day and also occasionally play games n watch videos without any problem. Never faced problem's with these although GPS position locking is a bit problem and using live wallpaper and launchers are a bit heavy for the device.

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    9. sandeep can u use word editor and pdf in tis phone ?

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    10. ya of course there many free apps available to do your job and the phone supports them without any issues, in fact it looks lot better than most of the phones out in the market.

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  7. hey nice your review,, but the micromax a110 is capable to upgrade latest jelly bean.. please reply me

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  8. not yet available, even im waiting for that.

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  9. hi thats nice for 10k A100 AND A110 which is best as A100 have andreno 200 which is supported to HD games.. not available in A110 Is A110 good for HD games or not? and also Some of my friends says RAM is too low performance comparing to A100 please reply me...:)

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    1. A100 has 1 GHz processor from Qualcomm where as A110 has dual core 1GHz made from mediatek and also the GPU of A100 is Adreno 200 and that of A110 is PowerVR SGX531.
      As per my knowledge Qualcomm processors and GPU has an upper hand over new brands like mediatek. So A100 has upper hand in the CPU and GPU brands, on the other hand not having a dual core processor in A100 is a slight drawback for A100 over A110.
      Coming to the RAM both have only 512MB RAM so it is not advised to install launchers and heavy live wallpapers, and themes and lots of widgets as well as it consumes lot of RAM.
      Considering A110 is there latest model u can expect jelly bean upgrade over A100 and availability of A100 will be less.
      One more important difference is A110 has IPS LCD screen with AGC Sodaline Screen Protection where as A100 doesnt have it.

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  10. Hey , good review, thanks a lot !
    Could you but some light upon the 3g and Edge connectivity to internet as i will be depending on it quite a lot !

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    1. I have used internet through Wi-Fi and 2G network from airtel, thought it works perfectly on wi-fi but on 2G it is slightly slower may be the reason is Airtel's 2G prepaid network, also the GPS takes lot of time to find the position compared to my galaxy tab where im using Airtel's postpaid network. Dont know whom to blame Airtel or Micromax, i've to decide it when i try it on a different mobile connection.

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    2. the GPS problem is with the micromax a110 & not the airtel network.
      however, micromax has rolled out an updated custom ROM for a110 which addresses GPS locking issue & also many other issues like battery life, brighter light from dual LED, internal memory management (increased internal memory to 1.5GB from 500mb & decreased internal storage from 2.05GB to 1.05GB) & also many other issues r solved so according to me, this phone is d best in this 10k range when updated & also there is no jelly bean update for a110 (confirmed).

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    3. @Ranjeet Good to hear many positives from you where can i find the update for all these issues and the Jelly Bean update too, and yes the GPS issue is nothing to do with airtel network.

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  11. "Micromax canvas 2 has been realesed to market with great expectation. But it has lot of problems that magnetic sensors are not working proper that makes many applications useless like magnetic compass googlesky maps notworking it hangs. There are lot of bugs to be covered. It is the worst phone that I had until now. It is my advice not to purchase any micromax phones. They cannot reach the standards of Samsung Nokia HTC Sony and Motorola."


    taken from
    (http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones/micromax-launches-a110-superfone-canvas-2-a90s-superfone-pixel/552502)

    after reading through your page i just got confused after what i read on the above link.

    can you just clarify it once again.
    cause i really want to buy this phone but now m buzzed

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    1. 1st of all it doesn't have magnetic sensors and compass is not supported. I used GPS many times, some times it takes lot of time to get the position. So not a great GPS app with 2G network, but it might find quickly on 3G. Yet to try on 3G network.

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  12. Hey Sandeep

    Just wanted to know about picture quality.

    Is the quality of this 8 MP camera is same as any Samsung or Nokia * MP Camera?

    Please Suggest :-)

    Rgds,

    Vishal

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    1. Nope i compared with other 8MP phones, but not as good as Samsung or Nokia quality. May be you can expect quality that of HTC phones. I'll post some sample pics shortly.

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  13. Can we use whatsapp with A110 ?
    As manyof my friends have tld me tht using Whatsapp on dual sim is not possible... Is it tru ????

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    1. Haven't tried it yet, i'm using IM+ as i used to use it on my iTouch also.

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  14. Nice write-up Sandeep.
    Is the power button on the phone working good on your hardware, I have been hearing complaints about the phone restarting on its own very often. And phone screen goes blurry of few days of usage.

    Can you throw somelight on these issues ??

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    1. I feel these are all issues one gets when they have a defective piece. I've not come across any of the software or hardware issues yet.

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  15. Hey , good review, thanks a lot !
    but am facing hindi artical copy/past problem in many smartphones..
    when we copy a Hindi article from any web page and then do Type those article in notes, then paste that is proper or not in MMX110????

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    1. Not tried any other language other than English. It must be some thing to do with the fonts installed on the phone's OS(Android). I hope it is nothing to do with Micromax as such, trying doing the same on any other Android 4.04(ICS) device and verify whether it is problem with Micromax fonts or the Android issue.

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  16. yeh sandeep...i took this phone 2 weeks back and mast handset it is.......but i am not getting flash light while doing video record....so what i have to do......?

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    1. Good to hear from you. For flash during video you need to switch to the video mode and then there will be a flash icon below where you can switch on the light before you can start shooting the video.

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  17. thanks 4 this Smart review... i m quite interested in this phone...plz anwser my some Q
    1. Shall we upgrade it 2 jelly bean?
    2. how was u r experience about HD games like fifa, NFS?? how will u rate out 10??
    3. if u heard sound quality of LG or SonyWalkman then compare 2 that how will b u r rating out of 10 ???
    4. can u send me some pictures and videos so that i can judge d quality of camera???
    my email-id: pri_pra002@yahoo.com

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    1. here is my comments,
      1.jelly bean upgrade is not yet available
      2.have played only one big HD game on this GT Hyundai, it plays quite well, although cannot be compared with the Galaxy S3, it still gives satisfactory results.(6/10)
      3.sound quality should not make any difference as it is software dependent i guess, if u listening through earphone, and i use Phillips headset, and it works perfectly, i've used sony head set also. even the default earphone provided also is quite ok.(7/10)
      4.im going to upload it here

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    2. I've uploaded the sample photos and videos captured from this phone...do check them.

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  18. hi sandeep,
    nice review,
    Can u tell me about A110's Offline / Online GPS Navigation experience ?

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    1. GPS is not good in this phone, it took almost 2-3 mins to search the location on 2G network, and some times it gives wrong position, and offline it never searches for the location, so there is no offline GPS.

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    2. Thanks for your prompt reply..i booked one piece before ur reply - feeling shame on myself..... did you tried to root a110 & replace gps.conf system file as per some web pages suggest to fix GPS lock problem

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    3. thinking of not rooting it will the warranty expires. And for me GPS works but not smoothly..So im not sure if others having this model also faces the same problem.

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    4. between can u tell me what made u feel shame

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    5. Hi sandeep thanx for giving the information of micromax canvas a110.can you tell me its support skype, Gtalk or not?

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    6. installed but never used skype..since it has a front cam thr shudnt be any prob using it...but gtalk works fine..

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  19. can we use skype video calling in this cell??

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  20. headphones available is of 5.1 channel or not

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    1. never heard of 5.1 headphones...it is of 2 channel stereo

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  21. Really Great job. so help full for all people who purchased & want to purchase this phone.

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  22. Hi Sandeep,
    Nice review and I am impressed with your pics taken with A110...
    just need an advice from you. My A110 is behaving little problematic from 3-4 days....its kind of slow...home screen comes with a second or so delay after u click on back button from any application...even waiking up to home screen comes with some delay..
    I think this may because I installed few apps like talking ginger, juice defender, Avast antivirus which may consume much RAM (my RAM is always less than 100MB free). or may be its because of I installed and uninstalled few apps.
    Can you please advice me how to improve the performance or get rid of this lagging behaviour?
    you can mail me on nikdna@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Niks

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    1. avast should not be a problem, try doing a full virus scan from avast. Try uninstalling unwanted apps and also any launchers if u've installed. This slow behavior can be the reason for high RAM usage, try disabling facebook app, skyvi, IM+....as these keep running always in the background to consume atleast 30MB of ur RAM. There also a possibility of ur internal memory full, so check tht and try to clear cache and delete apps or move apps to SD.

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  23. Hi Sandeep, Thanks a lot for your blog and the whole effort put by you is awesome. I am planning to buy this phone (madeup my mind finally). Could you sugest whether I should buy it online or any recommended stores in Bangalore, Sandeep

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    1. go for flipkart, if u cant wait for shipping then try reliance digital or ezone, if you don't find stocks then try any other shops. Price should be fair at 10,000 or less.if u don't get the color which u want then check in other shops. I searched for almost 10 shops before i could find white canvas 2.
      For discounts check in indiatimes shopping or homeshop18

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  24. Hi Sandeep, Thanks a lot for your blog and the whole effort put by you is awesome. I am planning to buy this phone (madeup my mind finally). Could you sugest whether I should buy it online or any recommended stores in Bangalore, Sandeep.

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    1. any store is fine in Bangalore, since the price doesn't seem to differ much, it should be around 10,000 Rs. Online check out in FlipKart.com.
      If u don't find stocks you have to wait, stocks will definitely reappear in few days. White looks better than the black.

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    2. you can also check out in any major shops like univercell, sangeetha, ezone, croma, reliance digital.

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  25. My Budget is around 12-13k Maximum..
    is it good to Buy Micromax A90S. i want good battery backup phone
    and good internet speed,camera, built quality & below 4.7inch phone?
    So What's your suggestion Sandeep Channappa..
    Battery is major for me.

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    1. No idea about A90S...but if u need less than 4.7 screen then try samsung S duos or Sony tipo/dual or A90S..

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  26. Got my A110 two days back,Average Phone features but ram is too low especially for playing games.
    Internet is fast on 2g-airtel.
    Guys, Game playing experience is not that satisfactory.
    Camera,Phone Volume & GPS is good,not great.
    Call quality is good(with handsfree & headphone).
    Above all the phone is of average quality.
    Recommendation: Can go for it.

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    1. ya even i felt the same GPS, cam and RAM are of ave, but in looks it beats samsung SIII or note II.

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  27. Can u suggest me whether to buy this phone? as i m planning to buy this in a day or so

    its out of stock everywhere nearly, and wont the micromax brand create an issue?

    I mean its not as well known as samsung n all

    and can we use whatsapp in this fone?

    pls get back asap on this, thanks in advance

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    1. whatsapp works on this, and about brand name it depends on ur budget, its obvious that samsung/nokia/apple gives u a better quality product and more reliable than new and smaller brands like MMX or Karbonn. It all depends on how much u like to spend on a phone.

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  28. Thanks sandeep for your review about the phone.I need the camera clartity during night time and battary backup .Becoz it has 5 inch display its will swallow more power.

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    1. Camera clarity during night is very bad...but in sun it works perfectly..the same applies to video too..
      battery works good..on full charge it comes for 1 to 2 days depending on ur usage.

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  29. hi sandeep few queries:
    1. Does this phone has wifi hotspot like S3?
    2.Is it possible to connect it to tv;ie is TV-out option available?
    3.how is battery perfo?

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    1. no it doesn't have 1. & 2.
      Battery is satisfactory, GPS is a bit problematic.

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  30. Is this phone Dual Active?

    Like, if I am using 2 SIMS (AirTel n Voda) & I am attending a call on the AirTel sim; will I be able to attend a call on my Voda SIM at the very same time?

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    1. No i don't think so, if ur one SIM is on a call the other SIM shows as not reachable.

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  31. hie sandeep plz tell me does dis hndset seport whatsapp?

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    1. I had installed whatsapp & later uninstalled it since i use IM+...never opened whatsapp..

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  32. dear sandeep,
    nice work man, could u please tell me is there any other option with same price and good camera and gps in other brands?

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  33. hi sandeep.plz help mee.
    actually i m in love wid this phone but recently i buyed fubook
    pro.and the eperience was devastating.hve selled it for 50% price.I hve 3 issues.
    1.)is it fine to order it from net or not.
    2.)wat about the after sales service of micromax brand.
    3.)lastly how many days ,month or year will it work.seriously
    i m pretty sure the phone will hve performance issues so wat r various tricks,tips,apps to boost the performance.
    is rooting a option to solve performance issues.

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    1. 1.u can buy from flipkart without any fear..its most secured..
      2.after sales service is horrible as any other new brands..
      3.not sure about this it depends on the hardware quality, i'm looking forward for at-least 2 yrs.

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  34. hve u heard about new spice phone mi-495 virtuoso.

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  35. I wann buy it.. plzz give me the comments

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    1. if you think your nothing to do with after sales service and the brand name then you can blindly go with canvas 2...only drawback other than that is its GPS not accurate.

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  36. Hello Sandeep,

    Pls reply me.... I want to know these things before buying this cell.

    Micromax A110 Canvas 2 ...

    Please tell me, is it possible to view websites in Indian regional languages? e.g. Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi etc.

    Also pls let me know, if somebody gives you messages in Marathi or Hindi script on Facebook or SMS, are you able to read the same?

    Presently I'm using LG P500 which runs on Android 2.2.2. The above things are not possible in this phone.

    reply me to svchavan@ymail.com

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    1. never tried anything other than english

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    2. Pls. try receiving SMS from somebody or try to view any msg on FB Application in any Indian language and reply me.

      Nobody is replying me on gsmarena.com.

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    3. Hi here I'm pasting this text in Hindi which I copied from FB from browser on my phone.
      इंिडयाटुडे सवःपीएमके लएमोदीपहलीपसंद

      पीएमपदके तौरपरनरमोदीऔरराहलगांधीम आपकपसंद? नरमोदीः57फसदी राहलगांधीः41ितशत

      आपकराय?—

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    4. Thank you Sandeep.

      It seems u r able to read Indian fonts on Micromax Canvas II. But i think there some spacing problem while pasting the text here. some words are jointly pasted. isn't it ? i suppose u will also be able to read SMS in Indian languages.

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  37. Hey Awsum pics bro.!!! I also own the Canvas 2 ...have a query ...what is the recommended settings or apps (with specific settings)for the camera ...coz I never get a pic so bright and vibrant as you have posted...!!

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  38. Cn some1 tell hw cn i use skype video calling from this phone??? micromax canvas A110.

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  39. Hi...I have a micromax A110..Its a brand new piece...It is restarting on its own very often...What is the solution for this?

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  40. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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  41. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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  42. Thanks for sharing useful information we are provide best service.

    Videocon has come with a wide range of Value Added Services including Caller Tunes, Sports, VRashi(Horoscope), News and Entertainment. A lot of new exciting services are going to be in the list to rock!Videocon has also started GPRS services, which is free for couple of days .





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  43. Its very interesting post, good job

    Videocon Telecom plans to offer 4G data at 2G/3G rates to encourage early adoption, and will be offering bundled devices as well.Videocon Telecom in a press release said that, "it to invest over Rs 1200 crore for rollout of 4G services in 29 cities of these circles in the next three years.

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  44. Thanks for sharing useful information we are provide best service.

    Videocon Group Punjab telecom arm, Quadrant Televentures, today received permit from the DoT to launch pan-India Internet services.

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  45. Nice blog Great Information.
    Videocon offer 450 MB Data per month for 3 Months.Offering CV 106.Talktime of Rs60 & 75 Local V2V mins for 7 Days.

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  46. nice blogs
    videocon Offering CV 86 (Talktime of Rs60 & 75 Local V2V MINS for 7 Days). 350 MB data/month for 3 Months. Daily First 2 Local+National SMS @ base rate, after that 98 Loc+National SMS Free daily for 90 days.

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