Micromax Canvas Xpress E313 Review:
Negative Points :
1,Micromax has installed lot of bloatware.
Its not the android skinning on top of kitkat that's a problem.
You can't uninstall some of these preinstalled apps without rooting the phone.
Micromax have built spam into the launcher/ interface.
Once I got the notification I clicked on it ,, the "UPDATE" app was running.
How do i know ? Just minimize the screen by clicking on recent apps,U can see Update running in the list of apps !!!
Also right of home screen is Quick look ,, news update page !!!! no way u can uninstall all these .
Option change the launcher to Nova / Apex launcher!!!
But still to remove the UPDATE app u have to root the phone !!!
Rooting & removing the UPDATE app can have stability issues.
Don't expect cynogen or custom apps for this phone.
Even though there are many hundreds of phones based on MTK6592, the sensors or some differences maybe there....
So u can't expect to install any MTK6592 rom unless it has the same exact expecs!!!
2,You get notification in notification bar telling u about some apps,,, to install ,, this happens from time to time when u r connected to Internet ,, I got atleast 3 such notification with a days use ,,,You get these notification even if u have not added google account.
3,About battery life : I got 6.5 to under 7 hrs playing a movie name 300 ( a 700 Mb AVI video ). till the battery went dead.This battery test I have disabled almost all the bloatware.
Battery life : I was taking photos and some videos at night the battery went from around 50-60% to 14% , I got the battery low warning but I thought it might be a battery calibration issue , so ignored it the phone went dead. The whole process took under 30 min.
Battery saving mode is on by default ( tick in the box )
Battery saving mode doesn't seem to help.
Also while testing with Antutu Benchmark, battery saving mode doesn't seem to change/affect the scores.
Even if u change from battery saving mode by unticking the box ,, it will revert /go back to battery saving mode on restart.
My battery I have calibrated for couple of times before using it
I have a battery tester and the battery capacity is ideed 2500 mAh. ( My tester is working fine , I usually test my power bank & tablets using the tester for battery capacity ( I have more than couple of them )
4, No Lollipop update. I asked in Micromax Official facebook page , told me to go to service center.
But somebody in facebook page telling they got Lollipop update!!!,, I don't know how true it is.
Performance is faster than Snap 400 , used in Xiaomi redmi 2 or Huawei 4c/4x in majority of cases.
The voice quality on calls is very good, the best I have used in this range , crystal clear.
Even using the speaker phones for calls is really great
I have not tested any games on it . ( I use Xolo Tegra Play Tablet : Tegra 4 based for my games !!!)
I used for for couple of days only.
Couple of things really irritated me a lot, one bloatware & SPAM ,, I don't need notication telling me to install new apps.
Spamming with new apps!!!!
The other is battery life.
camera review : I took a picture in almost pitch dark / (very dull lighting or only very low lighting u ca expect in the open sky at night.) in my balcony , the flash worked really well and brightened the scene .
The other I tried at the shopping mall , and my sisters kids were playing , the photos were average at best ,, not that gr8. Sometimes it takes time to focus ,, like pausing a bit ,, ut that's ok ,,,
The flash in AUTO switches on lighting the scene. But difficult lighting at night the picture are not taht good ,, Its OK.
Daylight photographs should be good I suppose.
I have filed for return request with flipkart ,They will reply with 2 days .
Reasons: Battery life & Spamming with apps / irritating notifications,
Also I felt its a security threat that my phone data / personal data will be stolen.
Papul, 24 Aug 2015Dude dont be confuse. This mobile is a complete package with a sub total of INR6000. battery i... morer u sure that both sim slots supports 3G at same time ? I have not tested the same
AnonD-432805, 24 Aug 2015Thnks...mns when update lolipop then we move the apps in SD card..and when upgradable come pls... moreThe L updation will come through OTA. So plz wait for the company roll out for L updation.
AnonD-432845, 23 Aug 2015I am thinking to buy this phone. Aftr reading , i founded 2 drawbacks 1.battery 2. front ca... moreDude dont be confuse. This mobile is a complete package with a sub total of INR6000. battery is decent for one day use. Front camera is awesome as it is 2MP only bt the pictures looks like 5MP. Music is good and the ear phone is doing the decent job with cirrus music. Rear camera is also good n specially low light photos are decent. Multi tasking , gaming, display are smooth. Also some cool features are there for camera. U cane use front n back camera at a time. Also it is having video light which is really a cool feature with this price tag. This mobile supports OTG. So u can use pen drive, mouse, keyboard or any other hardware components using OTG cable. This mobile having one speaker not two speaker. Having micro sim. Both sim slots can support 3G. The people without using this mobile putting some wrong comments. Just go fr this mobile. It is a nice choice.
Hi Friends....I want to buy this phone,I using mainly back camera,how is this phone's camera clarity?please tell me Friends........I am waiting for your message.............
I want to buy this phone i dont think battery poorness. Tell me that it has any call clarity prblm, internet prblm or screen prblm. Pls guys pls...
AnonD-271840, 23 Aug 2015Cannot be moved....apps can be moved from version 4.4.4.....this is having 4.4.2Thnks...mns when update lolipop then we move the apps in SD card..and when upgradable come pls tell me
AnonD-432805, 23 Aug 2015How to move apps in memory card pls frnds tell meCannot be moved....apps can be moved from version 4.4.4.....this is having 4.4.2
Mani, 23 Aug 2015Guys pls tell me if the call quality is good? Audible enough from other side? How abt network?... moreI have no complaints with call clarity or network. Call clarity is clear. Not having any network issue. No heating. Sometimes become warm during charging or during heavy CPU usage which is normal. Phones doesn't have fans like computer hence heating is a common issue. Its the apps which makes the CPU usage high. Hence avoid installing bad apps
Those who are complaining that phone is heating up must visit CPUz app and check the results
With 1 gb ram You will not find any difference unless u r a heavy multitasker or heavy gamer. Hence 1 GB ram is enough for day to day usage
mukesh, 23 Aug 20151 speaker is working other is not i want to return itThe other one is not speaker.....On side is speaker and the other one is mic..
please dont buy micromax canvas express 2 its better to buy a karbonn titanium machfive because it has a hd screen with a 2 gb ram price is same 6000
Guys pls tell me if the call quality is good? Audible enough from other side? How abt network? I would mainly use for calls, net during and taking pic.
I am thinking to buy this phone. Aftr reading , i founded 2 drawbacks
1.battery 2. front camera.
and now i m confused to either buy it or not???
please give me suggestions guyzz..