Ok people, i'll say this once so listen carefully!!
I bought this phone when it was first released, and now
it is almost 4 months with me here in DUBAI. Even
though my phone has warranty, there is NO MMX service
centers in Dubai but I still bought it because of excellent
price for the specifications.
I put a 32 GB class 10 high speed SD card in my phone, I
have rooted my phone, manually updated to 4.2.1
through XDA (www.xda-developers.com). Till date I
have NOT faced any problem. I like the build quality, it is
quite good with premium looks IMO. My friends often
mistake my phone for S3 and then they're shocked when
I say its MMX. The screen is that good!
Since I have rooted my phone (XDA), I am able to do
many stuff on my phone, like waving my hand to answer
calls just like in S4 (app name AIR CALL). I even have
live Wallpaper, and my battery lasts for at least one day
with 2G and wifi activated all day (3G eats more battery).
I have customized ringtones, but for that you will have
to put that tune/mp3 in the ringtones folder (for rooted
Many people are complaining about the camera, but
strangely I find it very good. The only drawback is the
low intensity camera flash light. You have to change a
few settings (set ISO to 1600) that suit you and pictures
come out amazing. Make the best of what is available.
Its not the car, but the driver who is in control!!
I am able to play heavy games like NFS Most Wanted and
Real Racing 3 smoothly on my phone, so the hardware is
capable enough. Antutu benchmark score is around
12799, which is excellent IMO. I dont face any lags and I
am able to do all work possible on other high end
phones. GPS took a long time before, but then I found a
fix in XDA and now it only takes 10 sec to lock
Last but not the least, the phone is comfortable to hold
in the hand and I have medium sized hands. Its also the
right weight, so it feels good to hold. I love the HD
screen. My phone reboots in 34 seconds exactly
consistently and my phone is full of apps and movies
and songs. Oh yeah, I even increased the volume levels
on my phone (check XDA), so the volume is loud and
I live in Dubai and there is no MMX center here. But I
feel good about the performance till now and hopefully
will not need the services of a MMX center. It is an
electronic device, it can last years and years or even die
in one minute. It is the same with any other brand, and
many people buy phones without warranty!
I am disappointed with TWO things: the stock
headphones that comes in the box has very clear
sounds, but other headphones does not seem
compatible. I think you need to look for specific kind of
headphones that is compatible with the phone. Plus
there are no accessories (mobile covers) available, and
that is mainly because I live in Dubai and the phone is
still not released here. MMX is not well known here, but I
still get looks from my friends who carry S4, HTC One
and BB Q10. They think of it as equal to their phones,
but my phone cost me at least 50% lesser!
If you liked my review, please copy and paste it at least
once for others to read and help them to make a
Trust me, its worth it... Have a good day!
Hussain123, 03 Sep 2013does not have compass hence no navigation no map use in navigation no detection of direction. ... moreAre bhai its the best thing you can get for 13k and don't talk nonsense you can't get such features in this range
Hussain123, 03 Sep 2013does not have compass hence no navigation no map use in navigation no detection of direction. ... morePlease don't compare the awesome Canvas HD with over priced plastic crap mobiles
does not have compass hence no navigation no map use in navigation no detection of direction.
also read below points based on experience.
Display – It has HD IPS display, yet the display quality as not as good as featured high-end smartphones from Samsung. The brightness level is not that appreciable either.
The display is not scratch-proof, nor protected by Gorilla Glass, therefore makes it vulnerable to scratches, dust and easy shattering.
Magnetic sensor – Lack of magnetic sensor means compass won’t work. You might wonder who uses compass these days? Well, such sensors are used in determining direction in several maps and other similar apps.
Rear Camera – Although the megapixel count of camera is good i.e. 8 megapixel, yet the camera sensor and lens is not as good as those present in high end smartphones from Samsung. Camera in Canvas HD won’t be that good. Furthermore, when it comes to taking photos in lowlight, Canvas HD camera simply sucks!
No Full HD video recording i.e. 1080p video recording is not supported at all. Micromax Canvas HD camera can shoot 720p videos only as per official specifications listed on Micromax official website. But some of our readers and Canvas HD phone users are reporting Full HD Video recording support as well, so this is really weird. Micromax Fail or sign of poor/mistaken/misinformed marketing! Micromax should be clear right on their part and not create confusion of any sort.
Front Camera – Although the front camera is of 2megapixel, yet the quality of it is not as good as it should be.
No NFC, No HDMI – How will you be able to connect Canvas HD phone to Large display, like HDTV?
OS and Future firmware updates : It’s almost express that you’re buying Jelly Bean phone, but don’t expect android version updates in future. When it comes to pushing out OS version updates, all these domestic vendors including Micromax sucks.
Lack of Developers support- Moreover, since these phones are limited in their niche and market, Not many android developers take interest, which means that you’ll find a lot of difficulty in getting support for customization of your phone on android forums on the web, for example in case of rooting, modding, etc.
Low internal memory – Internal storage is very low i.e. just about 1.7GB. This is really too low for high-end smartphone. Atleast, 8GB of internal memory would have made more sense.
Brand recognition – Micromax is still seen as cheap chinese kinda brand by a major population. They disregard Micromax phones as cheap Chinese phones. So, if you care about show-off or exhibiting pompous feel/pride, Micromax is not for you. Period!
shijusnair, 02 Sep 2013I gt this phone with OS upgraded to android 4.2.1. I am unable to receive calls on one SIM whi... moreIt is not a dual active, but dual standby handset. You can set call forward - when sim1 busy, forward call to sim2 and vice versa. This way you will get incoming call alert when you are using any one of the sim.
though the micromex are producing low price phones but the quality is equally also very low. I purchased CANVAS HD ON 3rd June , however I have to admit my phone in the hospital (Service centre) 2 times and still it is in hospital. So think twice before purchasing any DESI phone like micromex.
Hey guys I am living in kolhapur, Maharashtra and the MMX service centre in kolhapur is telling that the update for android 4.2 is still not available now tell me what to do my phone's internal memory is totally full
I gt this phone with OS upgraded to android 4.2.1. I am unable to receive calls on one SIM while talking on the otherSIM. Can this be solved through some change in settings? It's said that the mobile does support dual active SIM.
Awesome phone...!!!i just luv dis phone....its jusss awesone....!!!!:))
I am trying to use micromax A116 mobile phone in USA region with AT& T mobile service providers , My Phone is showing the signals but it is not working to make calls.
Some one suggest me is there any setting changes needs to be done .
Problems in full brightness light on off in display right side what I can do plz help
bad phone....very very bad....inbuilt problem....i hv rplaced twice in 10 days...display problem....camera is not working properly....
I have 2 questions for you
1.Can you please give me the link of rooting for Canvas HD
2.What about the sound quality of phone? Is the playback good?
sanjiv, 31 Aug 2013I feel good when my fnds ask me twice ,is it a Micromax product....? It's just excellent ..... moreTake it to a MMX center, they will upgrade your OS for free. If there is no service center nearby, then go to XDA-developers.com and look for the Canvas HD thread. In there you will find many guides to upgrade your phone. Just follow each and every step carefully, good luck.