Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review

Jason June 23, 2013 0
  • Design
  • Feature
  • Performance

Micromax has launched its budget smartphone A116 Canvas HD , which is the successor of company’s popular budget phablet- A110 Canvas 2. The phone is equipped with various smart features like latest Android OS, HD screen, quad-core chip, fast processor, twice efficient on-board RAM, etc. to aggrandize your smartphone experience. With this phone, Micromax has stretched the limit of budgeted smartphones. As the name exemplifies, with this Canvas HD phone, you can experience HD videos in real glory and with true-to-life colours.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD
In this post, you will read Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review.


Micromax a116 Canvas HD is big in size and measures 144x74x10.7mm. It weighs only 156 grams.


It features a 5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. This is hard to find at this price. Viewing angles are also good and comes with some level of scratch resistant protection. TOuch is also smooth and better than A110. It has no magnetic sensor but comes with Gsensor and proximity sensors.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Processor and Operating system

It is powered by a MediaTek’s MT6589 quad core processor and PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. Hardware specification of the smartphone is quite impressive.

It comes Google’s Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS on board.

Memory and Storage

It comes with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. From internal storage, 0.96 GB is allocated for apps of which 0.91GB is free. 1.8 GB internal storage is available to users. Internal storage is also expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel camera at the front. Rear camera is really impressive and can capture high definition videos as well.


Connectivity features of the smartphone includes 3G, Wi-Fi with hotspot, Bluetooth with tethering, micro USB port with USB tethering and 3.5mm jack. It also has a built in GPS.


It is packed with 2000 mAh battery capacity that is similar A110. Battery lasts more than a day with normal call and Wifi usage.


  • Good Screen
  • Quad-core Processor
  • Decent Performance
  • Excellent value for money


  • Plastic feel
  • Poor Front Camera
  • Power button is recessed


Micromax Canvas HD A116 is a really attractive handset, both feature wise as well as in terms of performance. I have not enjoyed my games and videos any more on a smartphone that costs less than Rs 15,000 as I did on this handset.

Of course, it is foolish to compare the Canvas HD A116 with high end phones like the HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy SIII. But considering its price and performance, I would recommend it to anyone who can spend Rs 14,000 on an Android smartphone.

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