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 phones).
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 coordinates.
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 clear.
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 decision.
Trust me, its worth it... Have a good day!
bagchi123, 29 Aug 2013Well, that was a great review. I am using this phone for the past 2 months. It was in JB 4.1 a... moreAnd the status bar is a matter of preference, some like the old style and some like the new one :)
bagchi123, 29 Aug 2013Well, that was a great review. I am using this phone for the past 2 months. It was in JB 4.1 a... moreI'm aware 4.2.1 is not giving the same functionality as other companies, but at least the interface is butter smooth. No charging issues here, mine charges completely within 1.5 hours. Lock unlock screen app? I use the default connecting doors to firm a pattern lock unlock settings.
Settings > Security > Screen security > Pattern
great phone with low price and has a great features when compare with samsang with high price and not get quality as per price. so guys please buy micromax mobile....
my mmx canvas hd is working all fine since i hv got dis. the only problem im facing now is the camera flash light is not working. neither vd camera nor video nor in using tourch vd additional app. plz tell me the solution.and is it necesary to update the jelly bean?im using the default version
Hi guyss.....why the price of canvas hd increase yrr??....after facing many problm i manage 12000,i reqrd only 700 more ,but yesturdy when i search on google it show 13450 ,thats not fair yr
ad wad, 30 Aug 2013Hey guys I am living in kolhapur Maharashtra and the MMX service center In kolhapur is telling... moreDude update it manually
Its very easy just follow the instructions in
the link given below
First backup your data
Here's the link
And yes it's official update so don't worry
It really effecting on my eyes.. I got sight ... who have this phone plz do this..
1.See the screen for 15 mins (play some game or net surf).
2 look at objects (something) which are around you (2-4 meters) suddenly...
Objects looks like double .. not clearly for some secs...
Pls do this and comment..
IT EFFECT ON EYES..let me know am I only the one with this problem...
Rezaul karim , 28 Aug 2013Can i buy this mobile... 1080p supported mobile.I m not able to connect my canvas hd in my pc plz somebody help me how to connect canvas hd in pc
Hey I brought new canvas hd a116..its ws wrkng f9 when I ws in india..even its wrk all other country except USA..I dnt knw y?sim doesnt reconize here even my airtel sim doesnt get reconize ...so if possible plzzz gve me proper reply ..so tht I can use ma cell at USA ..
Breaking news**** Report by IDC ( for smartphone )Read It...
...........Foreign companies are still going strong in India, but local brands like Micromax and Karbonn shipped over half of the smartphones in the country during the second quarter.
Samsung is still on top, with the Galaxy Star pointed out as a particularly hot seller, but the company's mid-range and even high-end phones are selling well too. Even the Galaxy Note II, thanks to the zero interest Equated Monthly Installment plans.
Then there's Micromax in second with over 2 million smartphones shipped and its Canvas line is seeing growing screen diagonals (the Canvas Doodle 2 has reached 5.7"). Karbonn comes in third with increasing shipments too and popular A and Titanium series.
Nokia is fourth with the Lumia 520 one of its best sellers (it's very popular around the world too). Sony has climbed back to fifth with good sales from its mid-rangers and affordable dual-SIMs
Dis phone not working in usa (houston) how can it possible..u have any suggetion plz tell me.thnk q..
I wanna buy a New phone..
Whether go for this phone or not?
Have read all reviews some were complaining and some are saying good..
Please help me out..
Hey guys I am living in kolhapur Maharashtra and the MMX service center In kolhapur is telling that there is no update Available for a116 yet for jb 4.2 now tell me how can I update my phone my phones internal memory is almost full please help me guys
Micromax products are better than
samsung ,Samsung has high price
but has Hanging problems just like
other china sets..So better don't go
for samsung products..Micromax is
great for its value..i m using
micromax last 2 year..its a great
experience..thanks micromax team
Totally useless phone..
I bought this phone and after 1 month it was off and won't start.. Service center says the mother board has been crashed.. After fixing it they returned it in 12 days.. (But it don't feels like my handset there is no screen guard and lots of scratches on it) Then it's vibration and flash stopped working. Today i'll go service center again and let's see whats's happen.. i want a new handset in replacement..