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Micromax Canvas HD A116

(Black)
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v4.1.2 OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Micromax India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 17499
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Key Features of Micromax Canvas HD A116 (Black)

  • 5-inch HD Screen
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 8 MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Enabled
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 3G

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Specifications of Micromax Canvas HD A116 (Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Flip Cover, USB Cable, Warranty Card, Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, User Guide
Brand Micromax
Model Name Canvas HD
Model ID A116
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Call Features Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.2 GHz, Quad Core
Display
Type LCD
Size 5 Inches
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Color 16 M
Other Display Features IPS Display, Pinch-to-Zoom
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 720 x 1280, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Night Mode, Creative and Shoot Stop-motion, Burst Mode, Zoom - 4x, White Balance, Color Effect, Scene Mode
Dimensions
Size 74x144x10.7 mm
Battery
Type 2000 mAh
Talk Time 5 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 174 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 1.77 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 11 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v4
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MIDI, MP3, eAAC+
Video Player Yes, Supports H.263, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, HD
FM Yes
Other Features
SAR Value At the Head - 0.472 W/Kg, At the Body - 0.412 W/Kg
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features Multi-task, Intuitive Text Input and Spell Check, Games, Live TV, Voice Search, Flight Mode, Sound Recorder, Widget, Voice Input
Important Apps Hook Up, M! Zone+, Mi Live, Google Play Store, Mi Zone, MiSMS App, Mi Store App, Facebook
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Micromax Canvas HD A116

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★★★★★
★★★★★
06 Apr 2013
Pros and cons.

First of all, I would like to say that I did not buy this phone from Flipkart.com, I bought it early at 14k. I have been using this phone very regularly, and I am very satisfied with this phone. Based on my experience, here are the pros and cons.

Pros:

1) The IPS screen display, 5.0 inch - 720p - ~294 ppi, is very crisp and very sharp. Everything looks crystal clear. Viewing angles are great too. Screen display is easily readable even under sunlight.
2) The 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor makes the phone run very smoothly. I have not experienced any lag on this phone. As a result of this proc...
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First of all, I would like to say that I did not buy this phone from Flipkart.com, I bought it early at 14k. I have been using this phone very regularly, and I am very satisfied with this phone. Based on my experience, here are the pros and cons.

Pros:

1) The IPS screen display, 5.0 inch - 720p - ~294 ppi, is very crisp and very sharp. Everything looks crystal clear. Viewing angles are great too. Screen display is easily readable even under sunlight.
2) The 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor makes the phone run very smoothly. I have not experienced any lag on this phone. As a result of this proc...
First of all, I would like to say that I did not buy this phone from Flipkart.com, I bought it early at 14k. I have been using this phone very regularly, and I am very satisfied with this phone. Based on my experience, here are the pros and cons.

Pros:

1) The IPS screen display, 5.0 inch - 720p - ~294 ppi, is very crisp and very sharp. Everything looks crystal clear. Viewing angles are great too. Screen display is easily readable even under sunlight.
2) The 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor makes the phone run very smoothly. I have not experienced any lag on this phone. As a result of this processor, even HD games run at best quality smoothly. Antutu benchmark rating is in the 12k range, which is lower than the high end quad core phones, like the S3 and One X, but higher than much more expensive phones, like the Note and S2. In the same test, the Grand scores in the 6k region.
3) The screen size, 5.0 inches, might put off some people before buying. I've been using a 3.2 inch phone and 4.0 inch phone before this, yet, I find this 5.0 inch screen is comfortable to use. It's surprisingly light too.
4) People might complain about the quality, but the feel of the plastic is really good, and even though I've accidentally dropped my phone many times, there isn't even a mark on the body. So far, as per experience, the build quality is really very good.
5) The camera flash strength is above expected, and the phone supports HDR image capturing. The 1080p and 720p videos shot with my the phone are of good quality. Yes, this phone also shoots full HD videos (although the description says it shoots only upto 720p) at 1920x1088 resolution, in the right settings. I guess even the people at Micromax don't know the capabilities of their phone :P
6) The touchscreen is perfect, very responsive. Detects upto 5 fingers (not that anyone needs 5 fingers on their screen though).
7) The battery of the phone performs above expectations, I get 8 hours and more when using the phone with Wi-Fi and Dual Sim.
8) Micromax gives the stock Jellybean 4.1.2 with this phone. I prefer this over Samsung's TouchWiz, although that is only a personal opinion. The user interface is clean, easy to use and butter smooth. Google Now, which is only available in Android 4.1 and above, is an awesome feature that beats even Apple's Siri.
10) The phone looks absolutely stunning. It looks like an Galaxy S3 from the front, and a One X from the back.

Cons:

1) The display's contrast is a bit low, but that could be just my phone. Though, that does not compromise the screen content quality, everything is still crystal clear.
2) The 8 MP primary camera, is of bad quality. It has autofocus and an LED flash, but the 8 MP photos are grainy, and not very clear when zoomed into. It's better 5 MP or 6 MP smartphone cameras, but it's quality is below than most 8 MP smartphone cameras. A friend's Micromax A110 Canvas 2, which too has an 8 MP camera, shoots better and brighter photos.
3) Audio quality isn't good when earphones are connected to it. Only the earphones that come with the packaging give good quality, but these earphones aren't good. Connecting the phone to a speaker system, though, doesn't give any problems. Music quality using a bluetooth headset, too, is clear and perfect. The in-built equalizer in the stock music app really helps too.

A word about the service quality of Micromax, appalling. I haven't had any problems with my phone, but I have experienced their lack of skill and professionalism when I wanted to upgrade my phone to the latest Jellybean. Most service centres didn't know anything about the new update, and one service centre here in Kolkata returned my phone after three days, without updating, and did a factory reset. The phone is an excellent gadget, but the company and the people in the service branch are just bad. Their service is the main reason I would not be buying another Micromax ever.

As this is a phone, I must add that call quality and networking on this phone are absolutely perfect, and I have experienced no issues so far.

The preloaded apps that come with the phone, a cricket game, Micromax store etc., cannot be removed without rooting, but they can be disabled, and they don't seem to take up much space, so it isn't an issue.

Overall, I would recommend that unless you're very brand conscious (in which case, it's your loss), or a heavy gamer who wants all the latest games installed, this would be the most perfect phone released in India for this price. But, only buy if the price is around or below 14k.

This review is based on a personal experience on using this phone, and all opinions are my own, and may vary from person to person.
I hope this review helps you in purchasing a new phone. :)

96% of 328 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
28 May 2013
My experience with A116

My major use is:-
1. Calls (Hours long)
2. Whatsapp
3. Exchange Email
4. Gmail
5. Navigation (GPS)

I am into software testing field since 7 years now & had a close proximity with mobile testing team - who had been into testing of brands like Nokia, Samsung & Motorola.
(I had played around with Samsung Galaxy in 2009 when it was with the testing team :))

I had a very bad experience with Micromax earlier but I still thought of buying it for following reasons:-
1. Improved brand image
2. Good reviews at major review sites
3. Very affordable price (I bought it at 14200) - maj...
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My major use is:-
1. Calls (Hours long)
2. Whatsapp
3. Exchange Email
4. Gmail
5. Navigation (GPS)

I am into software testing field since 7 years now & had a close proximity with mobile testing team - who had been into testing of brands like Nokia, Samsung & Motorola.
(I had played around with Samsung Galaxy in 2009 when it was with the testing team :))

I had a very bad experience with Micromax earlier but I still thought of buying it for following reasons:-
1. Improved brand image
2. Good reviews at major review sites
3. Very affordable price (I bought it at 14200) - maj...
My major use is:-
1. Calls (Hours long)
2. Whatsapp
3. Exchange Email
4. Gmail
5. Navigation (GPS)

I am into software testing field since 7 years now & had a close proximity with mobile testing team - who had been into testing of brands like Nokia, Samsung & Motorola.
(I had played around with Samsung Galaxy in 2009 when it was with the testing team :))

I had a very bad experience with Micromax earlier but I still thought of buying it for following reasons:-
1. Improved brand image
2. Good reviews at major review sites
3. Very affordable price (I bought it at 14200) - major reason :)
4. 5" screen - very much required
5. 1 GB RAM (quite desired as my earlier Samsung mobile had loads of issues due to low RAM)
6. 1 GB usable internal memory (Required as Google maps require lot of space for updates)
7. Android (Must)
8. 3.5 mm audio jack
9. Quad core Processor (Most important reason)

Features I compromised on while selecting A116 as I already have Nokia X6:-
1. Camera (Front & Back)
2. Battery Life (I had a backup)
3. GPS (Nokia???s GPS & navigation is quite smooth)
4. Touch (My samsung???s GTS5570 had far pathetic touch) - I cant expect touch of iPhone @ 14K :)
5. Brand (wanted to risk Micromax again)

My Experience:-
My usage (after buying it & using it for few weeks) mainly comprised of:-
1. Phone Calls (Hours long) - conference calls
2. GPS / Navigation - I usually rely on GPS navigation
3. Email Clients (Exchange, GMail, Yahoo)
4. Internet connection is enabled thro Wifi (at home) & 3G (outside home) - Internet for web browsing & at times video streaming thro youtube
5. WhatsApp & Messaging :)

Pros that I could gauge:-
1. Touch is at good - Samsung GTS5570 sometimes missed touches (if Brand matters, GTS5570 should not have failed)
2. Form factor is ergonomic - Atleast for me :)
3. Voice Clarity (atleast till now)
4. Youtube video streaming (upto 360p) & Internet Browsing (normal web applications) is smooth
5. As of now the proximity sensor is working good (My cell phone did fall few times in couple of weeks - total height of fall :: 4 to 5 feet)

Cons that I could make out:-
1. Battery life is severely very low - but at the same time other smartphones too have same issue - i
2. Colors are not that sharp as advertised
3. Phone???s auto poweron/off feature doesnt work for majority of times (Not sure why) - Even when I ???restart??? the phone, the phone would not power up - I have to power on manually - but that???s still tolerable
4. Phone has to be put into airplane mode & back to normal atleast once a day if you need continuity of calling/sms facility :) - For some reasons my phone goes to state where it shows online (connected to network) but do not send/receive calls/sms/internet - This is annoying to some extent
5. Navigation system takes around 10 minutes to lock GPS (Tried using A-GPS, EPO, Wifi) - Nokia X6 locks GPS nearly in 30 seconds using Wifi & nearly 3 mins using A-GPS (It doesnt even have EPO)
6. Battery takes considerable time to charge
7. Its not a dual standby phone & hence incoming caller for sim#2 would hear ???Phone is switched off??? or ???Phone is out of range??? if you are on call on sim#1
8. I expected processing to be faster (considering quad core processor) - it takes few seconds to show message threads (greater than 100) - while Temple Run tests (by major reviewers) says something different
9. Calculator doesn???t seem to hold too many of numbers/formula (Beyond 23 to 25 digits/input characters) - This is not what I expected - My Nokia X6 does atleast 5 times better
10. Camera quality is poor (Both video & still photo) - this might not be a con for me as I didnt choose this phone for camera - I was already aware that camera is not upto marks as per various review comments (Cant really compare it to my Nokia X6???s Carl Zeiss lens :))
11. Camera lens is protruding & hence i fear that it might break if the phone is mishandled - my thoughts
12. It has only 2 LED color (Red & Green) - other phablets have more :) - not a major con though but LED colors help cover alerts/popups disgustingly
13. Speaker volume is considerably low (It cant be termed as speaker - its just a 25%-35% increase in volume over normal phone call) - you cant really enjoy videos/songs on its speakers

Overall Verdict:-
If you are looking for a budget phone with Android, Quad Core Processor (not sure if the processor is really that powerful), 1 GB RAM, 1 GB internal storage with few minor compromises (as per the list of cons above), you can go for it.
If you want everything, go for iPhone.

93% of 15 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
04 Jul 2013
What about Micromax's customer service?

I would not dispute the fact that this is a value for money phone. But you also need to ask yourself what kind of service you expect in case the phone you buy develops an issue.

The customer service guys (both at the company as well as at the service center) at Micromax are absolute morons and even then its an understatement. I am writing this only for people who are looking to buy a micromax product. The people who have already bought it have my empathy.

1. Just try and find the nearest service center in your area for the particular handset you are looking to buy. There may be a service...
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I would not dispute the fact that this is a value for money phone. But you also need to ask yourself what kind of service you expect in case the phone you buy develops an issue.

The customer service guys (both at the company as well as at the service center) at Micromax are absolute morons and even then its an understatement. I am writing this only for people who are looking to buy a micromax product. The people who have already bought it have my empathy.

1. Just try and find the nearest service center in your area for the particular handset you are looking to buy. There may be a service...
I would not dispute the fact that this is a value for money phone. But you also need to ask yourself what kind of service you expect in case the phone you buy develops an issue.

The customer service guys (both at the company as well as at the service center) at Micromax are absolute morons and even then its an understatement. I am writing this only for people who are looking to buy a micromax product. The people who have already bought it have my empathy.

1. Just try and find the nearest service center in your area for the particular handset you are looking to buy. There may be a service center near your place but it may not be handling your particular handset.
2. The list on the Micromax site is not up to date.
3. Try calling a service center from the list. Or try emailing them. See if you get a response.
4. Go to the service center. Talk to the customers who have come there to get their phones repaired.
5. See how the service center staff treats the customers.

Some information:
1. In case of a hardware issue, the phone is to be submitted immediately for at least 2 weeks. You are told you will get a message when it has been repaired.
2. You never get the message within the two weeks.
3. You will finally make a trip to the service center and they will tell you that they have not got the phone else you would have got the message.
4. And the cycle continues. How do you manage without the phone for a month?

May be you don't believe me but just go to a service center before sinking in 13k on this phone. This is from my own experience.

People have asked why pay more when you get a phone this cheap. Because if this phone ever develops an issue then you will have the time of your life getting it repaired/ replaced. With other brands you are at least assured of much better customer service.

I write this from personal experience. My phone has been lying with the service center for more than 1.5 months. And no resolution is in sight. A simple google for micromax complaints will bring you back to reality.

8 of 8 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
03 Apr 2013
Awesome phone - Total VFM

Received this phone from snapdeal. Using it since 15 days.
Pros-
Excellent display - Watching HD video's is just amazing experience.
Super-fast touch.
Fast processor - played front line commando , speed racer, temple run easily and lote of games.
OS- Excellent. Jelly bean 4.1
Video quality is good -Super HD recording.
Camera is good with flash support.
Solid build quality.Looks quite premium.

Cons-
Sound quality is average
Low internal memory. Just 1.77 MB
Indoor camera shooting is not that good.

Update After using 3 months:
Not a single issue faced yet.
The phone has fallen dawn through...
()

Received this phone from snapdeal. Using it since 15 days.
Pros-
Excellent display - Watching HD video's is just amazing experience.
Super-fast touch.
Fast processor - played front line commando , speed racer, temple run easily and lote of games.
OS- Excellent. Jelly bean 4.1
Video quality is good -Super HD recording.
Camera is good with flash support.
Solid build quality.Looks quite premium.

Cons-
Sound quality is average
Low internal memory. Just 1.77 MB
Indoor camera shooting is not that good.

Update After using 3 months:
Not a single issue faced yet.
The phone has fallen dawn through...
Received this phone from snapdeal. Using it since 15 days.
Pros-
Excellent display - Watching HD video's is just amazing experience.
Super-fast touch.
Fast processor - played front line commando , speed racer, temple run easily and lote of games.
OS- Excellent. Jelly bean 4.1
Video quality is good -Super HD recording.
Camera is good with flash support.
Solid build quality.Looks quite premium.

Cons-
Sound quality is average
Low internal memory. Just 1.77 MB
Indoor camera shooting is not that good.

Update After using 3 months:
Not a single issue faced yet.
The phone has fallen dawn through staircase but nothing is damaged.
Also got dropped from hand 2-3 times but no damage. (This proves solid build quality)

I have recommended this phone to many of my friends and they also liked the same.
Before purchasing just get hands on it and you will come to know the quality.

76% of 71 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
07 Jun 2013
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Value for Money- Excellent Product from Micromax

I am writing this review post using mobile for 10 days. If I have to describe this product in one word then I would say "Awesome".

Almost all features of this mobile work excellent. I bet you will love this mobile. The only thing I have a doubt is battery backup. I have tested battery backup in below conditions;

1. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmail app and others) on Wi-Fi- Battery Backup lasts maximum 4-6 hrs.

2. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmai...
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I am writing this review post using mobile for 10 days. If I have to describe this product in one word then I would say "Awesome".

Almost all features of this mobile work excellent. I bet you will love this mobile. The only thing I have a doubt is battery backup. I have tested battery backup in below conditions;

1. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmail app and others) on Wi-Fi- Battery Backup lasts maximum 4-6 hrs.

2. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmai...
I am writing this review post using mobile for 10 days. If I have to describe this product in one word then I would say "Awesome".

Almost all features of this mobile work excellent. I bet you will love this mobile. The only thing I have a doubt is battery backup. I have tested battery backup in below conditions;

1. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmail app and others) on Wi-Fi- Battery Backup lasts maximum 4-6 hrs.

2. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmail app and others) on 3G Internet- Battery Backup lasts maximum 6-7 hrs.

3. Enabling all apps (fb, twitter, gtalk, what's app, Hotmail messenger, Yahoo app, outlook app, gmail app and others) on 2G Internet- Battery Backup lasts maximum 8-10 hrs.

4. No internet Usage- Battery Backup lasts maximum 20-24 hrs
5. Without voice calls- Exceeds 48 hrs.

Hope, it helps.

--
Sajid Mohammed

7 of 7 users found this review helpful.

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★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Jul 2014
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Manufacturing defect

Bought HD canvas and this phone had a problem with power button.

Gone to the service center with very long queues so got it rectified from local shops.

Still the problem of power button is recurrent, and sometimes the power button doesnt work
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★★★★★
06 Jul 2014
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Super phone..

I am using this phone since 10 months and it is working perfectly. It is having good configuration and camera clarity is good in both 4:3 and 16:1 resolution. Video clarity is amazing with fine settings. I think no other brand can beat this phone in this price range and forget about all negative... (View complete review)

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★★★★★
06 Jul 2014
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Good phone for the value

bought it for ~12.5k. for that sum it's a very good phone. Camera is decent and so is the battery life. There are a few issues that creeped up as the phone aged. 1 was the phone behaviour while charging, it has to do with voltage instability I guess but this happens with many others.
also, the to...
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★★★★★
★★★★★
22 Jun 2014
POOR BUILD QUALITY,FOOL SERVICE CENTRE STAFF AND WASTE OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY TO GET SERVICE

Pros: Feature rich phone within low price than competitor.

Pros itna hi hai(pros is this much only.

Cons:oh my god it's a long list.
1.Low build quality.
2.All features are bakwaas as they are only 60-70% efficient with other branded phone with same specification.
3.Camera is soso but video qua...
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