Even though, Micromax is titled the the second largest smartphone maker in the country, they were yet to launch a premium smartphone. Now Micromax, with their new smartphone Micromax Canvas Gold A300, is dipping their toes into the premium smartphone space.
We have seen a number of budget smartphones from the company, but the Canvas Gold is going to be the most expensive smartphone from the company till date. Without any official announcement from the company it went on sale in the country today. The online retailer Infibeam is offering the device for Rs. 24000. The phone is well packed, and it will compete with the other top-mid range segment smartphones available in the market now.
It comes with a premium design portfolio with full-aluminium gold finished body. The phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
The Micromax Canvas Gold is powered by MediaTek’s latest Octa-Core MT6589 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The processor is backed by Mali 450 MP4 GPU along with 2GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of internal storage.
On the imaging front, the phone sports a 16MP auto focus rear camera and the sensor is directly from the imaging giant, Sony. It has a 5MP front snapper also.
The Canvas Gold is a Dual SIM smartphone and it comes with the connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G HSPA+ etc.
It runs the latest Android version 4.4.2 KitKat and packs a 2300 mAh battery. The company claims that the battery will offer 8 hours of talk time and 210 hours of stand-by.
The Micromax canvas Gold will be competing with Gionee Elife E7, HTC Desire 816, Alcatel One Touch Idol X+, Sony Xperia T2 Ultra etc. It is a touch better than Micromax’s own Canvas Knight A350, especially in terms of the display size. Rest of the features and the price itself overlaps.
Micromax Canvas Gold A300 key specifications
|SmartPhone||Micromax Canvas Gold A300|
|Display||5.5-inch 1920×1080 pixels IPS display|
|Processor||2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor|
|GPU||Mali 450 MP4 GPU|
|MicroSD card support||No|
|Rear Camera||16MP autofocus camera with LED flash|
|Dual SIM support||Yes|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Connectivity Options||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS/A-GPS|
|Colors||White and Gold|