Micromax A72 Canvas Viva Specifications & Review – 5″ phablet at 6.8K
Micromax has recently launched a new phablet Micromax A72 Canvas Viva with a huge 5 inches 800 x 480 px display & 1 GHz processor. This phone is sadly still running on Android Gingerbread version 2.3.6 and the RAM on board is only 256 MB! But still this phone will be great for watching movies and browsing the internet as the display is extremely bright & colorful, one of the best displays I have ever seen on any device (including high end devices from multi-national brands!). The battery is of 2000 mAh which is also great. This Micromax A72 is just a compact tablet with only 6800 Rs price tag and the build and the look of this device are quite nice as well. This new smartphone sports a 3 mp rear camera along with a 0.3 mp front camera for video chatting. Check the key features & the full specifications with review below. Video reviews are on Youtube.com/GadgetsPortal, Subscribe & stay in touch.
- 1 GHz single core processor, PowerVR SGX 531 GPU, 256 MB of RAM, 127 MB of internal storage
- 5.0 inches display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution @ 187 ppi pixel density
- Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) OS
- 3 MP FF camera and VGA front camera
- Huge 2000 mAh battery
- Dual SIM support
Market status: Released April 2013
|DISPLAY||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)||This is the best display you can get of a device under 10K price tag, it’s extremely vibrant, bright & crisp, even comparable to super AMOLED. Though the ppi is not great, the display doesn’t feel uncomfortable from a normal distance. Get this device only for the display.|
|Technology||TFT LCD, 16M colors|
|Resolution||WVGA ie. 480 x 800 pixels @ 187 ppi|
|Type||Capacitive, Multitouch (2)|
|EXTERIOR||Dimensions||142.8x76x10.6 mm||It’s a huge phone mainly because of the large 5” display; one hand handling may not feel comfortable. The build quality is excellent. Overall it’s a very stylish phone with shiny front look & back matt finish.|
|Ports & Keys||Home, back & option keys, ear speaker & front camera [front], power key [left], volume rocker [right], 3.5 mm jack & microUSB port [top], camera & loud speaker [back]|
|PROCESSINGPOWER||Processor||Single core 1 GHz||Good for a device with this price tag.|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX 531|
|MEMORY||System Memory||256 MB of RAM||The weakest part of this device, because of this very low RAM & WVGA resolution display, you may not be able to play mid-range & even few entry level games on this phone. The internal memory is also very low though you can move few apps data to the external SD card.|
|Internal Storage||127 MB|
|Expansion||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|SOFTWARE||OS||Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)||Old version of OS but it’s a very low priced entry level phone after all.|
|CONNECTIVITY||SIM||Mini-SIM, Dual Slot||No 3G support, though the 2G speed isn’t bad.|
|Operatingfrequencies||GSM – 900, 1800 MHz|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio|
|CAMERA||Primary||3 megapixels||Very poor camera quality, low light handling is unacceptable.|
|BATTERY||Capacity||2000 mAh Li-lon||Overall good, one full day with normal to heavy uses.|
|PRICE||6,800 INR ~ 125 USD||Nicely priced mainly because of the good display. Value for money rating 3/5.|
Strong points: The display is the main attraction of this device; it’s amazingly beautiful with very good color reproduction. The glossy look & the sturdy feel of this phone is also appreciable.
Weak points: The RAM, internal storage & the OS version are the weakest points of this phone. Because of these, you will not be able to play mid-range games & the UI also feels shuttery sometimes. The camera is also pathetic.
Suitable for those people who are only looking for a large display phone with great color rendering for watching movies, photos etc. Better avoid this device if you are a gamer, get Micromax A89 or other devices in the same price range.
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