Here, the Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 is reviewed in detail to ascertain whether it holds up against the competition and stands by the features that it boasts of.
On first look, it is a smartphone with premium features with a faux leather finish. The device is available in two colour variants, white and dark blue. Micromax Canvas Nitro Price in India starts from Rs 7,599 which is a steal.
The Smartphone with a 5” screen HD IPS screen offers 1280*720 pixel resolution. The PPI is measured at 294 with a color depth of 16M. It boasts of offering 178-degree viewing angle for an uncluttered view of the screen from any angle and comes with a coating which resists smudging from fingerprints, which is probably the market standard these days. The size of the phone fits onto the hand nicely and can snuggle comfortably against the fingers due to its leather finish. Sweaty palms are taken care of! That is something they’ve put delicate attention to considering the Indian usage environments.
The screen offers a glimpse of all the favorite feeds with QUICKLOOK. Facebook, Twitter, and other social forums can be accessed at the touch of the button. The phone receives alerts in a customized strip which is green for the message, red for emails and blue for missed calls. We love these as you can clearly check out your phone from a distance and decide whether to go for it. Also, the user can directly access the info without unlocking the screen just by tapping on the icon.
The easy use of the new smart-phone is akin to other Micromax versions and one that does not tax the brain although it boasts of high end features.
The touch buttons for navigation are placed below the display screen. The power button is on the right and volume rockers to the left, a common layout of most of the Android devices. The back flap can be opened easily since a small opening is provided on the right edge.
The user can multi-task as the phone features built in specifications of 1.7GHz Tru-Octacore Mediatek 6592 CPU , Quad core ARM Mali 450@700MHz GPU and 2 GB RAM. The strong hardware specification provides the user the comfort of multitasking and uninterrupted use.
The battery backup offered is up to 10 hours of continuous usage and 320 hours of standby time. The phone offers a 2500 mAh battery which is better than the Motorola version. This should keep the users happy as it offers them more talk time without resorting to plugging into the nearest socket very often.
The touch screen smartphone offers both front and a rear camera. The front camera is a 5MP which should enable the users to click cool selfies and the rear is a 13MP autofocus and boasts of a SONY IMX 135 CMOS sensor for professional quality pictures. The pictures were seen to have good definition and sharpness. Flash is available and with recording and playback features for the video.
The phone offers a cool CAMERA WIDGET that allows the user to take both front and rear pictures at the same instant. Another simple tip and the pictures can be arranged as a collage!
While we think this features are bloat-ware for the power users, since few apps in the PlayStore offer this functionality and perhaps perform better, anyways it’s a fun playground for the naive who does not want to tinker around as much!
The phone offers two slots for micro-SIM card and one more for microSD card. It offers 32GB expandable memory which should suffice the picture storage needs of the user. The internal storage is 8GB with 5.68 available for use.
The Operating system
Similar to Motorola, the operating system is Android KitKat 4.4.2.
The other features offered are pretty much like its older version like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS location identity and is suitable for CDMA/ 2G/3G use. Accessories are the standard Micro USB, ear jack and feature dual SIM support.
The range of applications loaded is games club, fine clay, M!DOODLE, Opera Mini, M!live,M!unlock etc The games are growing away, where is the water etc.
The smartphone is compatible with multimedia features of both video and audio and has inbuilt FM radio for the avid music lovers.
Micromax has provided another sturdy variant albeit with the slight upgrade of apps and features at an economical price no doubt benefiting the end user. If one wants to own a few thrills/ no fuss phone then this is the right one to be picked off from the display shelf.
The Final Verdict
Continuing its tradition of providing the consumer with a sturdy, durable and stylish looking phone which simultaneously packs a punch with high-end features, MicroMax surely delivers on this account. With a few upgrades in its features and applications, the phone attempts to lure the customer with ever-changing preferences and tastes. It has rightly positioned among other smartphones with the same features but provides better in terms of its looks, battery back-up, and apps.
The rating is a solid 9/10 as it is power packed and comes at an affordable price which is the most sought after feature for the Indian consumer. This is the cheapest smartphone when compared to Moto G2, HTC desire 516 or a Blackberry Z3. An Indian brand which is worth giving a shot for its features and clean looks and is a good buy.
In the months to come one can only wait and watch if the launch of Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 will take the fight to the doorsteps of Motorola Moto G2 and the Chinese counterpart Xiaomi Mi3 in terms of its sales, performance and consumer feedback. If the caption of “SOLD OUT” is anything to go by, and that too often, in a popular online shopping website then the public has given it a thumb up.