I had bought this phone on Amazon.in. It got delivered to me on Nov 5th 2014. It was perfectly ok till Jan 24th 2015.
Suddenly one fine day it the power button/display switch off button stopped working and responding. It is an extremely dreadful situation. Once the display is off, there is no way you can get the phone to function as all functions are on the screen. I had to revert back to my old LG phone which luckily I had not disposed off. With great difficulty I located a micromax service centre approximately 12 KM from my house. I went there in person and gave my phone. The service centre replied that they will take 20 minutes to analyse the problem. But later on they said, it will take one hour. So I left the service centre grudgingly. After about 2 hours they call me and said it takes 2 months to get it repaired as the mother board is gone. I was shocked to hear this. 60 days in this age. Micromax must be living in 18th Century. They had to send it to Gurgaon for Repair to their head office. What a shame .. Apparently Micromax has overtaken Samsung in India. I said I will collect the phone in GUrgaon as I keep travelling to that place. They said it is not possible to do that. Which company does that ????
I checked with my office colleagues on the general feedback on Micromax. No one gave me a good feedback. Even at the service centre I found 2-3 customers who are irate and they were talking of escalation to Nodal officer and then only their problems got solved. I hope mine will not be that case...
But as of now.. I am not falling for the tech talk of Sundar Pichhai who is the VP of product engineering in Google and also manages Android strategy...
No Sundar.. I feel cheated.
hey, i am useing micromax canvas a1. it's very fast and nice working.but bettey buckup very bad. buy phone is nice and fast, coll.
I am using this phone since 5months,I not feel any lag ,hang .you will get update of inbuilt apps like camera,calender etc via google playstore. touch is very smooth.you can play HD games like asphalt8, real racing3 etc.
battery backup in 3g
3g network bad other phones show me 70% network but this phone show me 20% network
b2_hyd, 08 Feb 2015Android One phone serves the basic needs I have browsing, camera, etc. Price is reasonable.
... moreFrom Xda Developer's site:
error 495:while downloading apps and games from play store
clear cache and Data of google play store and google services framework
remove your gmail account and Restart phone then Re-Add the google account
I want to buy thid mob ??plz tell unit2 or canvas a1..which r most too good ????......
Android One phone serves the basic needs I have browsing, camera, etc. Price is reasonable.
Only problem I am facing is playstore App over Office Wifi gives error 495. Playstore using home Wifi works. Data connection App installation is working. I have tried most suggestions to fix error 495, none of them worked. Tried phone factory reset as well but problem persists.
I took the phone to Micromax. I clearly told them the problem and showed the screenshot. They told me some updates were missing which they updated. But the problem still continues. I am not happy with the support of Android One phone from Google via Micromax. It is more than 6 months that the phone was released but there is no fix for the problem. Xiaomi Redmi phone works in office but not Android One Micromax.
ps, 07 Feb 2015Guys is there anyone who has been using the Canvas A1 for atleast a month and never faced a pr... moreU need to buy Micro SD card. All the media file(photos,videos,app data etc) will only be stored in SD card. So without SD card u won't be able to store anything. It's not a problem, error or bug. Filesystem on Android One is designed that way. The only storage available is sdcard (Check through ES FILE EXPLORER.) That's why u can't click photos and set wallpaper without SD card!
ps, 06 Feb 2015Guys facing some problems with my canvas a1 ... Very often the camera does not save the pics i... moreGuys is there anyone who has been using the Canvas A1 for atleast a month and never faced a problem as mentioned ?? , i.e., " camera does not save clicked pictures " ....
Please tell ... I wanna know if the problem is present on all canvas A1 phones
And also ... If anyone has installed cyanogen mod or something else , does it still show the problem there ???
Please reply guys ... 😊
ps, 07 Feb 2015B.K. As you can see there are some bugs with Micromax Canvas A1 ... In fact some bugs with al... moreok & Thanxs sir,
Plz U again inform me when its upgread in Lollypop virsen / and all problems clear in phone then I bye this.
anunay, 18 Jan 2015Can I replace this battery with othe r micromax batteries
NO...NOOOOO......it is a big no..if you replace your battery with other mili ampere hour....your hand set will be permanently dead.
because u r set is optimized for 1700mAh consumption. if you install more voltage, your mobile equipment circuit will short circuit, and will be damaged for good.
Guys, trust me, this is just an awesome device in this price range. Using it since a month, its smooth and fine. If you are planning to get one, just go for it.
B.K., 06 Feb 2015I want bye micromax A1?
is its a good smart phone?B.K. As you can see there are some bugs with Micromax Canvas A1 ... In fact some bugs with all the Android One phones....
So i suggest you wait till the lollipop update rolls out and then if these problems are solved then it will be the Best Phone To Buy
Godsend , 07 Feb 2015Uninstall update for Google Camera and reinstall camera update.If still problem persists then ... moreThe problem appeared in the factory camera version, i.e., no updates were done
Tried the "format sd card" thing... It was good for a couple weeks and i thought that the issue was solved BUT , it reappeared
ps, 06 Feb 2015Guys facing some problems with my canvas a1 ... Very often the camera does not save the pics i... moreUninstall update for Google Camera and reinstall camera update.If still problem persists then format sdcard (Note:This will delete ur data so take backup of SD card.Also some apps will stop working. So reinstall apps after format). I hope this will resolve ur issue.