The Background of Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104
After starting Motorola’s attack in the budget division, the Indian smart phone maker Micromax is coming with really exclusive handsets in its Canvas Series. This year, the phone maker has launched its most recent handset from its Canvas lineup; the Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104. With this version, Micromax has tried to offer decent audio quality. Will this budget smart phone withstands in the mobile war? Let’s find out the details of this phone.
Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104 Review
As sizes of phone and screen are becoming larger, it is very easy to operate any handset with a single hand comfortably. In this case, this phone is also bigger with a 4.5-inch screen. As the designed bezels are organized on the bulgier side, this mobile has an impressive appearance. All the buttons are customized perfectly on the sides. One should appreciate the Company, as it has designed this phone with speakers on the front side. There is nothing to discuss about the device’s sides as they are completely organized by the buttons. Both volume and power controllers are located on the right side. A 3.5mm audio port is on the phone’s top, whereas a mic and a 2.0 USB port are organized at the bottom.
On its rear side, one can find a 5-MP camera along with an LED flash and these are covered by a removable plate. One can easily remove this plate and access micro SD and SIM slots. The handset is designed to support dual SIM technology, where SIM one is compatible with a usual SIM and SIM 2 is for a Micro SIM. However, the build quality is excellent for this budget Canvas Fire 2 A104.
The display of this phone is approximately 4.5 inches and is featured with a resolution of 480 X 854 pixels. Due to this resolution, the screen looks colorful even it has unimpressive pixel density of 207 PPI. Since this is a budget phone, we cannot expect the display with higher resolution.
Actually, the viewing angle is exclusive for this budget phone. Playing games and navigating on the screen are very impressive with no problems. Since the display is responsive and smooth, this device is able to do tasks very efficiently.
Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104 Hardware Specifications
Processor & Ram:
One can toggle between applications due to inbuilt 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor in this mobile. This processor lets the user to play high-graphical games at the time of downloading applications vice versa. Since the phone is supported with 1GB of RAM, it can smoothly accomplish the tasks.
Within 4GB internal memory, 1GB is allotted for applications and 1.58 GB is for internal operation purposes. So, the user can store his data in very less memory about 1.4 GB. To avoid this difficulty, the company has designed this device with an SD slot in which a memory card should be inserted to upgrade the internal storage capacity up to 32 GB.
The phone is shipped with a rear 5MP camera, which is usually connected to a LED flash and auto focus. With LED flash, the camera performs decently, even in low light. Additionally, the camera is accompanied by a VGA 1.3 MP front camera by which self-portraits and video calls can be done. Even the camera performance aspects are moderate; we should not expect much from this budget phone. If you are a fan of photography, you can go for some other model at same price.
The interface of this camera is clean and neat. This camera is featured with many features. In Auto Scene Detection Mode, the camera automatically changes the phone settings as per scene requirements.
This camera is not designed for low lights, but it performs exceptionally in sun light. Below you can see some samples taken in day and night lights
The exclusive Voice capture mode lets the camera to capture images just by user’s voice commands. Moreover, the camera is associated with Auto scene capture, Smile Shot, and Face Detection mode. Even the camera captures 1080p resolution videos, the video quality is poor.
The efficiency of the fixed 1900 mAh battery is very good as it delivers power about 180 hours when the mobile is in standby mode. The overall performance of this battery is moderate and it delivers power to the handset up to only 6 hours if one talks continuously. But, this efficiency should not be criticized as the phone is packed with a large CPU. If you use the phone moderately, then this battery powers up to 24 hours.
Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104 Supportable Software
OS & Apps:
The company slightly customized the Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system and embedded on this phone’s chipset. One can expect all Android applications with this handset such as an application drawer, a notification drop down menu, and home-screens. Furthermore, the software is supported with Company’s Micromax Games, Micromax Live, Mad, Zaps, Games Club, Micromax Insurance, etc.
This software lets the user to toggle between different applications like scrolling web pages and typing messages with no problem. As the phone is supported with a 1GB RAM, no application crashes were found.
The Verdict of Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104 Review
The phone maker Micromax was launched its Canvas Fire 2 A104 version in July 2014 with a best mrp price of Rs. 6,000/- in India. This phone is introduced especially for the customers who usually purchase in budget segment. This device delivers excellent gaming and loud speaker performance, and it comes with a decent rear camera. However, the absence of light sensor may be an issue for some customers. The Company has launched this variant in three shades such as White with Gold, Black with Gold, and Gold. On the whole, the Canvas Fire 2 A104 is a decent budget dual SIM smart phone.
In the bottom line, the device has excellent multimedia performance. But the device’s reputation may be reduced by absence of light sensor and insufficient internal memory.
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