Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle Specifications, Price & full Review

Micromax has just launched another Canvas series Android Smartphone in India with a 5.3” TFT display & quad-core processor.  It’s Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle – priced at around 12.999 Rs on Snapdeal and sports a huge 5.3” TFT display with FWVGA resolution @ 185 ppi pixel density, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal space, 8MP camera with a 2MP front camera & 2100 mAh battery. This Canvas Doodle also comes with a stylus & a free flip cover, making this phablet a desirable smartphone in the entry level to mid-range category. Visit Gadgets Portal YouTube channel for video reviews & Facebook page for updates.

 

 

Key Features
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage
  • Huge 5.3 inches TFT display with FWVGA i.e.480 x 854 pixels resolution @185 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with HD recording, 2 MP front camera with VGA recording
  • 2100 mAh  battery
  • Dual SIM support
  • Free Stylus
  • Evernote & Skitch apps preloaded
  • Free flip cover

Market status: Available, released – May, 2013

 

Specifications
DISPLAY Size 5.3 inches (13.46 cm) Largest display in its class. The resolution is only FWVGA which makes small texts look a little bit pixelated, though the display is not bad at all. The display is extremely bright; the color reproduction is good, though not as good as IPS displays.
Technology TFT
Resolution FWVGA ie.480 x 854 pixels @185 ppi
Type Capacitive, Multi-touch (5)
EXTERIOR Dimensions 147 x 77 x 9.9 mm This is the best looking phone micromax has ever produced in the country. In fact the look & the build are comparable to any high end mobile phone – even Galaxy Note 2. The front look is very good – simple & smart. You are also getting a stylus & a flip cover free with this device. One hand handling is not easy, but if you get used to this, they the huge dimensions won’t bother you that much.
Ports & Keys Home, Menu & Option keys, front camera (front), Volume rocker (right), Power key (left), 3.5 mm jack & microUSB port (top), Camera with flash (back)
Sensors Proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Colors White
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor on a device like this is really great, the UI is super smooth & apps open very fast as well. The GPU is not up to the mark, though at this price point this seems fair.
GPU Adreno 203
MEMORY System Memory 512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM on a device like this is disappointing. Internal memory is also not that much.
Internal Storage 4 GB (2.42 GB available)
Expansion microSD up to 32 GB
SOFTWARE OS Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Almost latest OS version
CONNECTIVITY SIM Mini SIM, Dual slot (GSM+GSM) Standard connectivity options with dual SIM dual standby support, basic 3G speed.
Operatingfrequencies GSM – 900, 1800 MHzUMTS – 2100 MHz
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS Yes
Bluetooth V2.1
USB microUSB v2.0
NFC No
Radio Stereo FM radio
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels Very good camera quality. Auto focussing is super-fast & images are colourful, bright & of great quality. Rating 4/5 considering the price.
Secondary 2 megapixels
Video Up to 720p@30fps (Primary), VGA (secondary)
Flash Dual LED
Features Auto focus, touch focus, Face detection, wide angle photography
BATTERY Capacity  2100 mAh  Li-lon Good battery back-up. You will get at around a full day battery back-up with normal to heavy uses.
Talk Time Up to 6.5h
Standby Time Up to 220h
OTHERFEATURES
  • Other sensors : 3-axis accelerometer
  • Evernote & Skitch apps preinstalled
  • Capacitive stylus included
There is a stylus comes free with this device which is basically a substitute of your finger. Evernote comes pre-installed though there is no note taking apps pre-loaded. You can obviously download hundreds of apps from the market. This stylus will be great for drawing.
SAR INFO 0.33 W/kg (head), 0.49 W/kg (body) Far below the limit.
PRICE Approx. 12,990 INR ~ 240 USD Good pricing, though price should fall down to 10,000 INR. value for money rating 4/5

 

 

 

Strong points : Very good build quality & looks, comparable to any high end mobile phone. The display frame is very narrow like premium devices & the plastic body is of very good quality, making it look like a pricier device.  The camera is also very good. The large display size & best in class processor, free flip cover & stylus make this device one of the best phones for drawing, watching movies, playing games etc.

Weak points : The main drawback is obviously the relatively lower resolution display, you can get Canvas HD with an HD IPS display just by paying 2.5-3K more. The RAM & GPU are also not best in class but still acceptable considering the other features of this phablet. The internal memory is only 2.42 GB user available out-of-the-box. The headset comes free with this phone isn’t up to the mark.

Suitable for those people who are looking for a high performance phone with a huge display within budget. The stylus is great for drawing. This phone is also good for watching movies, photography & mid-range gaming.

 

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