Micromax canvas 5 is a mid-segment budget android smartphone. It is packed with the octa-core processor and 5.2 inch IPS display with and intense 13MP camera. It is beautifully designed and having large 3GB RAM. Let's get into the detailed review of this device.
Micromax canvas 5 comes with a very solid and bold design. The overall look and feel of the device are very comfortable. The device comes with large bezels on the top and bottom side. It looks very rounded at the edges. To the front side looks glossy and nice. The back panel is in black color which is really attractive and Micromax logo is placed elegantly.
The three capacitive buttons on the display and the lower panel are empty giving a lot of space to hold. The edges very smoothly polished and rounded giving iconic look. Consisting of the camera at the back side. The branding comes on the back side and doesn’t come to the front side. The volume rockers and the power button are located on the right side of the mobile.
It has a front camera on the upper panel with LED flash. The rear panel is removable and you can see the sim slots and the sd card under the hood. The 3.5mm headphone jack at the top side. The power slot also located at the top. It comes in black color. The speakers are placed at the rear bottom.
Micromax canvas 5 is 5.2-inch display made up of IPS panels. It got good viewing angles. It is a multi-capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 with a pixel density of ~423ppi. It displays 16M colors. This gives a very good sunlight visibility. The device is protected with corning gorilla glass.
Micromax canvas 5 is a smartphone running on OS Android v5.1 Lollipop which can be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered by octa Core 1.3 GHz cortex A53 processor with MediaTek MT6753 processor make and GPU of Mali-T720MP3. Consisting of 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory expandable through micro sd slot up to 64GB.
Rear camera with 13MP with autofocus and LED flash. And recording video at 1080p. Having 5MP front shooter with LED flash. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available.
Sensors such as Accelerometer, proximity, and compass are present. It has 2900 mAh li-on non-removable battery. It gives a standby time of 275hrs, with talk time of 10hrs. The device is a dual sim handset with micro sim slots. That supports LTE.
The device comes with a 2.5-inch touch panel which mimics the iPhone 6 and 6s. You have a bunch of preloaded bloatware on this device and you also have training apps. The device comes with Lollipop 5.0 out of the box and there is an update to marshmallow. It is provided with chrome browser.
The touch response in this device is really quick and overall usability seems to be fantastic. The keyboard is provided with shift key as you can remove if you don’t like it. You can also customise it by changing the theme. A lot of preinstalled apps can be removed, mostly all of them. The main camera is a 13MP camera which does a fairly good job of taking pictures. It is also really quick at capturing the images.
The device also has a bunch of modes to capture images in a professional way. There is a game booster in this device which improves your gaming capability. We played Asphalt with high graphic quality and it seemed to work really well. The graphic quality is also good. The video playback quality is very good. The sound from stereo speakers is good. The call clarity is very good and there are no droppings reported.
The overall performance feels pretty decent. The performance is good. It means you are getting a fantastic device and you do have a lot of options in this price bracket with one person coming out with One plus x which is slightly more expensive than this and a bunch of other phones by Motorola and now recently launched Samsungs On 7. But there is a continued complaint of Micromax services. The Antutu Benchmark score is 32801.
In terms of specifications and value Micromax offering seems to be a good position. The Micromax canvas 5 is a very good smartphone with good performance and the design. The display is the best thing in this device. It is available at a price range of Rs.7669/- Which is very affordable kind. Best to buy.