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Micromax Canvas Turbo Review

TT Gadget Editor  |  |   29 Jan 2014, New Delhi
Micromax Canvas Turbo Review

Why to Buy:

Micromax Canvas Turbo is a great smartphone with latest technical enhancements. It is a dual sim device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, dual camera and powerful 1.5 GHz MediaTek quad – core processor.

 
Why to Avoid:

The only reason that can hold one back is its battery power. For such powerful device, it should be more.
 
Our Take:

Micromax Canvas Turbo is a better option for people looking for big screen Android Phablet with Dual camera and Dual Sim functionality. It is a good mid-range smartphone with most of high end smartphone features pre installed.
 
Rating: 
 
Price: Rs. 17,490

Detailed Review

Design: 

 
The Micromax Canvas Turbo was much awaited device and was worth waiting for. Its fast processor, slim and solid design gives better performance and is a great successor of Canvas series. It is a Phablet and has a 5 inch screen size with full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels full HD resolution. This design is simply superb with anodized aluminum body. It weights 145 gm. and the body is well fitted in the device. The device measures 128.3 x 71 x 8.6 mm in height, width and depth.

                           
 
Below the screen there are capacitive keys for Back, Home and Menu. There is no physical key on the front. On the bottom of the phone is a 3.5 mm earjack with microphones and on the top it has a USB/charging port. The right side gives you the power/lock key on the top and volume controls below it. The left side holds the Sim slots. But this device lacks with the dedicated camera key. Above the screen is a front facing 5 megapixels camera with sensors and earpiece. On the back of the phone is a great 13 megapixels camera with LED flash and speaker grill on the bottom. The overall construction of the Canvas 2 is great and it’s strong and handy too.
 
Interface/Operating System: 
 
Micromax Canvas Turbo runs on Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which has done full justice with the device and to its buyers. The phone is power packed with Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex A-7 MediaTek MT 6589 processor. When tested, the browsing on this interface with power packed processor and 2 GB RAM was a better experience. The speed was good when on 3G and multitasking to swapping applications was smoother.
 
Battery: 
 
For everlasting experience, the Canvas Turbo comes with a standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery which goes well with the device. When tested, battery performed excellent results on 2G and average on 3G. The stand by time delivered was up to 100 hours whereas; the talk time was up to 6.9 hours. So, we can say that Micromax Canvas Turbo ensures average battery results and this can be the only concern for its buyers.
 
Camera: 
 
Micromax Canvas Turbo comes with tremendous 13 megapixels main camera that is capable of full HD video recording as well. It has auto focus and LED flash and it also has a good 5 megapixels front facing camera. The camera quality of Micromax Canvas Turbo is great. When tested, the outdoor images captured were rich and clearer in colours and the camera worked quickly and hardly took a second to be ready for next image. The Canvas turbo camera supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP and AGIF image type. The indoor shoots were even good. The Canvas Turbo camera has a 4128 x 3096 image resolution. The images from front camera was good and even the video calling was relief. One can also take 360 degree panorama shots not just from left to right but also from the top to bottom allowing you to capture photos from more angles. 

                                                    
 
Memory: 
 
The Micromax Canvas Turbo comes with in built memory of 16 GB, from which 0.98 GB is available for Apps and 12.47 GB is user available memory. The phone supports 2 GB RAM space. With 16 GB in-built memory it gives edge to many high end smartphones. 
 
Audio/Video: 
 
The Micromax Canvas Turbo has not compromised with its voice/sound quality. The sound quality when tested was good with headphones and even when on speaker mode. Micromax Canvas Turbo supports MP3, MIDI, AAC, AMR and WAV audio formats. Like other smartphones, Canvas Turbo also has a Stereo FM radio. The video quality of this phone is wonderful. It features 1080 pixels full HD recording and playback at 30 frames per second with video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The video call quality from its 5 megapixels front facing camera is simply great. It supports 3GP, MP4 and AVI (MPEG) video formats. When tested, the video captured from the camera was in superior quality. 
 
Features: 
 
Canvas Turbo of Micromax has come up with lot many new and exiting features. Some key features of this device are: Blow Air screen unlock, with this feature one can unlock its device with just a blow of air. Multi vide and Video Pinning are another great feature that comes in many high end smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and many others. With this feature one can pin the video to other screen which will help to do two things at a time r watch multi videos at a time. Panorama Top to Bottom, with this exiting feature now it is possible to capture photos from more angles, regular panorama allows capturing left to right but this panorama allows top to bottom captures. Look away feature; with this, if one looks away from the screen while watching a video it will pause the video automatically. 

                  
 
One can answer the call by placing the phone near to the ear. To silent the call on an incoming call, one just needs to flip over the phone and to activate the speaker on call flip over the phone. The Micromax Canvas Turbo is pre loaded with SNS integration. It includes all major social sites like, Facebook, twitter, You Tube, Linked In and many more. It also offers Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Calendar, and Google Talk like options to the buyers. Wi-Fi direct, Voice Calling and All Share are also featured in this power packed phone.
 
Conclusion: 
 
The Micromax Canvas Turbo is certainly the best phone in this price range and segment from a domestic manufacturer. It offers long list of new and exiting in-built features/applications that exist in all latest Android devices. The big 5 inch screen size with full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) screen is amazing and offers great display. The powerful MediaTek processor gives hassle free browsing experience. Overall, the Micromax Canvas Turbo is a good phone in almost all aspects but battery for such devices should be more powerful.
 
We give this phone four and star rating.
 

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