Micromax has been on the run to capture the smartphone market for quite a long time. They have always come up with some pretty awesome phones, and that too at low prices. Micromax has been doing its best to keep the price low, while still bringing high spec phones in the market. Everything sounds good about Micromax phones on the spec sheet, then why they haven’t been able to taste the success? Well, even with great specs and low prices, the functionality and quality of devices have been playing spoilsport for Micromax.
Micromax has launched a lot of budget phones in the past few years, and almost each and every phone of them straddles the fine line between delivering a phone with a satisfying amount of functionality and cutting the costs. Micromax Canvas Spark 4G is one such phone. The phone gives you LTE or 4G connectivity at a pocket-friendly price. But you also get slow 4G LTE data speed, along with very fewer features. This is a phone which is aimed strictly for people with low budgets. If you don’t want to spend much money on a cell phone, then this is the right phone for you with LTE connectivity, 5-inch screen and average cameras. It will be a satisfying experience for people with tight budgets. Let us take a deeper look at the phone –
The Micromax Canvas Spark 4G was announced a few months back, and the selling point of this phone is affordability, without much of compromises in terms of design, build quality, and hardware. The design of Spark 4G is not too shabby, but it isn’t kind of mind blowing either. The phone has average specifications, and it feels lighter than it looks. We aren’t clear about the exact weight of the phone but it is a lightweight phone. The body is made of plastic, but it has a brushed steel effect. It sports a metal back cover.
On the top, there’s the primary camera on its back, which is equipped with single LED flash. The camera doesn’t bulge out at all, so it will be safe to keep the phone down without having to worry about scratches on the lens. At the front, there are no capacitive keys and the Android keys will be used on-screen. Above the display, the phone has an earpiece port, and beside it resides a secondary camera for selfies. The volume rocker is on the top right-hand corner, and just below it is the power button. There is nothing on the left side. Sim card slots are placed under the battery which is accessible by removing the back panel. The speaker grill is on the back towards the bottom area. The 3.5 mm audio jack is on the top, along with the microUSB 2.0 at centre. The display provided on Micromax Canvas Spark 4G is a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The display is protected using Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Canvas Spark 4G runs on a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. It comprises 1 GB of RAM. We are not quite sure about the chipset and the GPU used in this phone, as the phone is yet to be released. The OS used on the phone is the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The internal storage provided is 8GB, which can be further increased by a microSD card up to 128 GB. There is a dedicated microSD card slot provided under the back panel, so you won’t have to share it with the second SIM slot. The configuration seems quite average. Heavy games and apps will surely lag, and these low-end specs will affect the performance (not in a good way).
Micromax Canvas Spark 4G has a 5-megapixel camera which is equipped with autofocus and single LED flash. The primary camera can record 720p videos at 30 fps. At the front, there is a 2-megapixel selfie camera. The camera app has only a handful of features. It only has Geo -tagging, panorama, HDR. The cameras have nothing to impress. The picture quality is also average, and there is nothing here which could be impressive. It is obvious as one cannot expect anything more than this at such prices.
There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top, and the phone has a basic mono speaker. The sound quality is average, but the loudness is good.
Micromax Canvas Spark 4G is expected to feature a battery with a capacity somewhere between 2500 mAh and 2700 mAh, which is okay as the phone does not have any high specification. Also, there’s Android 6 Marshmallow, and it is known to perform well in saving battery. Still, we cannot say anything for sure before the Canvas Spark 4G gets out in the market. The battery is removable. So, there is an option to carry a spare battery with you.
The phone does have LTE connectivity, and it is a dual SIM handset with a separate microSD card slot. The phone features dual SIM standby. Both the SIM card slots are located under the battery. Remaining connectivity features are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1; GPS with A-GPS and microUSB v2.0. It also has FM Radio, but there is no NFC.
The Micromax Canvas Spark 4G is a smartphone which has good looks with a metal back panel, giving it a premium design and is available for a low price, but, internal memory, processor and battery are the problems here. Internal memory is very less, and remaining specs are quite average, and for a device releasing in 2016 with such specs, it could result in bad performance. If you are thinking of going for it, you shouldn’t be expecting much from the performance department of Micromax Canvas Spark 4G.WHAT WE LIKED