Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review



Micromax’s much awaited phone is now in market and is available from Snapdeal. It has also broken sales record and received more than 9000 sales in just 24 hours. It is a quad core smartphone and available only for Rs. 13,990. Pricing is the main thing which makes it one of the much awaited phone of 2013. In this post, you will read Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review.

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.

A116 Canvas HD front Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review

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 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.

a116 Canvas HD camera


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
  • Decent performance
  • Excellent value for money


  • Plasticky feel
  • Power button is recessed

Overall, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD seems to the best Android budget phablet. This price is worth for these hardware specifications.