MANOJ, 11 Aug 2013I have been using this phone for 15 days and found it a mediocre set, not worth forking out Rs... moreHello Manoj, yes specwise canvas 4 is really amazing. Micromax has done it right with its 16GB internal memory. If somebody is a heavy gamer or planning to watch full HD(1080p) videos, then Quattro is definitely not the right choice. However, for all other uses Quattro is a really good phone. Regarding internet- right now very few service providers are supporting more than 7mbps. However, if you have a 3G SIM with more than 7mbps speed then yes, Canvas 4 would definitely give you better speed. I am not sure why you are getting so bad pictures from Quattro. I am getting really good photos from Quattro. However, in insufficient light if you dont use flash then you would get a bit grainy photos which is common in almost all smartphones. I have tested even S3/Note2 cameras and in low light you won't get very good photos. The problem with Micromax/Karbonn brands is that since they mosty import the items and rebrand, you won't get any software update if there is any issues with software. Nowadays even Samsung's quality is going down. As you can see in one of my earlier comment, on the first day after buying Quattro the phone was getting auto shut off very frequently. However, that got fixed after I did the online software update. If the same would have happended with Micromax/Karrbonn, I am sure I would have to run to a service centre immediately since generally they don't provide online software update. If there is any bug in software they usually don't fix and they just come up with another mobile with "updated features. If you are lucky you might get a bug free Micromax/Karbonn but if there is any software issue you would be stuck. Another experience I have is that generally Micromax/Karbonn mobiles give very poor battery life since they don't optimize the software properly. Looking at the specs of canvas4 since it has 2000mA for a 5 inch screen and a faster processor, I am sure your friend would be getting very poor battery life for canvas4. Quattro seem to be giving me a really good battery life. Qualcomm processors usually are optimized for low power and they give better battery life compared to Mediatek processors used by Micromax etc. I would provide detailed review later on on battery life of Quattro. Last but not the least, yes, the cost of Quattro should have been 15K instead of 17K, but I guess Samsung is going to reduce the price soon like they did for Galaxy core(already Flipkart has reduced the price of Quattro to Rs 15779). With a nice 4.7 inch screen and a good battery life and reasonably good performance(no lags on normal usage), Quattro is not a very bad phone in this price range, but it would have been ideal if Samsung had put 8MP camera instead of 5MP. However, if there are no software /hardware bugs then Micromax canvas4 seem to have amazing specs at less than 18K.
AnonD-168666, 11 Aug 2013My bro got this phone 1 month ago......in this device u can't play 720ps video....I used MX pl... moreHello yo yo, since as per Qualcomm snapdragon 200 website this CPU supports 720p video playback, I thought of testing it with some samples downloaded from http://www.auby.no/files/video_tests/ . I tried a few 720p samples(6mbps and 3mpbs bit rate) and although it didn't play properly with in built video player/Mx player, it was playing properly with VLC media player beta (for android). So can you pls download VLC media player from Google play and try out your 720p videos? Howevr, 1080p videos won't play even with VLC. Max 720p is supported.
I have been using this phone for 15 days and found it a mediocre set, not worth forking out Rs. 17000. The 5 mp camera is extremely poor and gives unclear and grainy pictures. Net speed of 7.2 mbps is so pitiable. I feel to be cheated and I have committed a blunder by going for this. Samsung relies on its brand name(which is on the wane) and offers many such pieces of crap.
on the other hand My friend, Rakesh bought Micromax canvas 4 today on 11 Aug.I used his phone heavily for 30 minutes and found it fantastic.Net speed at HSDPA 42 MBPS was awesome(I am using samsung quattro with pathetic speed of 7.2)13mp camera is quite good.Display is nice and scrolling is great. the only thing i didn't like was its flip cover.(But we can dispense with it). Barring this con the phone is matchless. i will certainly recommend this phone to all of you.
AnonD-168666, 11 Aug 2013My bro got this phone 1 month ago......in this device u can't play 720ps video....I used MX pl... moreso u enjoy watching 720p videos on a tiny 2.44inch screen(its not 2.2)...good....now considering that price of bb 9320 is marginally less than quattro...it ain't have dual sim,only 512mb ram,only 3.15mp cam,no secondary cam, a low ppi(164),512mb internal memory, no wifi hotspot and no dlna...and most importantly no android (that too jelly bean os)...so i think you only watch 720p videos on ur phone and make calls and txts....good luck..
I'm thinking of buying this phone new set or iphone4 2nd hand.. but i donno which one should i buy.. can anyone give me some opinion??
My bro got this phone 1 month ago......in this device u can't play 720ps video....I used MX player too.......but I was not able play in it.....such a big screen...wtf........I have blackberry 9320 curve in this I can play 720ps video easily,the screen is only 2.2 inch
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2013i want to by this phone eny body tell me sugestion if you wanna buy this phone for sure just look at the specifications of lumia 625 also compare prices , gt doesnt have 4g, 1080p video rec , and many more . and even see the videos in windows phone challenge channel . you will surely stick to window's phone for ever. plz don invest money on gt . if you dont like window's phone them go for grand or canvas series
jst wanna ask one thing to samsung.. wtf?? quadcore cpu n age old andreno 203 gpu n only 5mp camera.. y do u produce such crap phones? guys don't ever try to but this phone.. instead go for some chinese brands (micromax canvas series/karbonn titanium/zen 701hd) it has,had got really better gpu as well as specifications..
most of the times its no signal and rare times one bar...but cant use 3g....on 2g signal is full...the funny fact is that last time i used reliance 3g was 3-4 months back at the same place where i'm now and at that time it was best for both speed and network....dun know what happened now
i hope new update will contain multi tap, can move apps to sd.. same like s3 before, after update, s3 have almost same function as note 2. like grand duos....
jonty007, 08 Aug 2013hahaha...reliance customer care they have few points memorized...like switch off-on,try anothe... moreYes, jonty. I understand your situation. So reliance customer service won't be of any help. What is the signal strength you are getting in your mobile? Go settings-> About device->status. There you would get the signal strength in dbm for SIM1 & SIM2. Anything better than (-70dbm) would give you good speed. If it is less than (-90dbm) you would start getting slow speed and around (-100) or -105dbm it would just work sometimes and won't work sometimes. Check the signal strength for SIM1 or SIM2 depending on in which Slot you have put your SIM. Do the same check after changing the mode to GSM and then see whether the signal strength is better. If you are getting poor signal strength only in WCDMA, then I think it would be mostly because reliance tower signal strength issue. Also, did you check with any of your friend who is using reliance SIM in your area?
optimus, 08 Aug 2013will this phone get android 4.2.updatei think it will get 4.2 but not 4.3
aloke, 08 Aug 2013Yes, Jonty. That's an issue because Quattro supports only micro SIM. I did some search in inte... morehahaha...reliance customer care they have few points memorized...like switch off-on,try another phone,i'm taking a complaint and note down the complaint number,i'm transferring to him/her...myself being an CS engg they teach me all ABCDs...all other networks gave awesome speeds aircel,airtel,voda,bsnl..tried all...only reliance...can't njoy 1gb @ 123...
deepu, 06 Aug 2013is there any hanging problem in games......in grand 1uarto...please suggest meHello Deepu, I don't play games heavily, but have tried Temple run 2 and a few other medium/low end games and those work without any hang. I haven't tried very high end games-so cannot comment on that. Although it has a quad core CPU, Since the GPU in this CPU is Areno 203 which is not very high end, it may not play very high end games. There are a few reviews in youtube on Gaming performance of Quattro- you can check that. If you are planning to use it very heavily for gaming then this may not be the best choice.
jonty007, 08 Aug 2013problem is that i hv cut the sim to micro-sim and to use it on another phone i need an adapter... moreYes, Jonty. That's an issue because Quattro supports only micro SIM. I did some search in internet and it seems in India all 3G operators use 1900(Upload) and 2100(download) band . This is UMTS2100 band. Since Quattro supports 900/2100 MHz download frequencies, I think this may not be the issue, but it may be a good idea to check with Reliance Customer Support regarding this.
aloke, 08 Aug 2013I am wondering whether the reliance 3G issue is due to the below difference I can see in the s... moreproblem is that i hv cut the sim to micro-sim and to use it on another phone i need an adapter which i dun have....tried to reliance sims all hv same problem...i hv ordered an sim adapter let it come then only i can check it on other 3g phones...