Micromaxinfo Canvas 5 Review: An Affordable Camera Phone

Aadhya Khatri - Jan 11, 2021


Micromaxinfo Canvas 5 Review: An Affordable Camera Phone

Aiming at the under Rs 15,000 segment with a vision to provide an affordable camera phone, let’s see if the Micromaxinfo canvas 5 can deliver its promise

Micromaxinfo canvas 5 is introduced after two years from when its predecessor was launched. Aiming at the under Rs 15,000 segment with a vision to provide an affordable camera phone, let’s see if the Mmx canvas 5 can deliver its promise.

Look And Feel

Micromaxinfo canvas 5 stands out for the 2.5D curved arc display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against scratches. However, the visual appeal stops there, the rest of the phone is nothing to write home about.

Micromax Canvas 5 look
Micromaxinfo canvas 5 stands out for the 2.5D curved arc display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against scratches

There are still some decent features for comfort like the metal frame for a firm grip and well-positioned buttons that are within reach of the thumb. The 3.5mm headphone jack sits on top of the phone while the Micro-USB port is at the bottom.

The back of the Miacromax canvas is dominated by textured plastic, which is vulnerable to scratches. There is a 13MP main camera with a LED flash.

The 5.2-inch, IPS, full-HD display is surprisingly legible under the majority of lighting conditions. The high pixel density ensures a punchy and vivid screen with no jaggedness around icons or text.

There is a 5MP camera, a LED flash, and a notification LED on top, so in a sense, this can be called a selfie-focused handset.

Micromaxinfo canvas 5 comes with a USB cable, a screen guard, and a charger out of the box. Overall, they aren’t very durable.

Specifications And Software

Micromax canvases specs sheet isn’t very impressive. The phone runs on MediaTek MT6753 SoC, paired with RAM of 3GB and onboard storage of 16GB which can be expanded to up to 32GB.

Micromax Canvas5 specs
The phone runs on MediaTek MT6753 SoC, paired with RAM of 3GB and onboard storage of 16GB which can be expanded to up to 32GB

The phone is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1, which feels almost like vanilla except for the custom launcher. There isn’t an app drawer and everything runs smoothly.

One of the highlights is the ‘Smart Wake’ feature that allows users of Micromaxinfo canvas 5 to draw letters on the screen to launch certain functions, like opening the camera app.

Performance

When testing the device for this Micromaxinfo canvas 5 review, we found that the phone performs day-to-day tasks with ease. There was no lag when we multitasked or opened apps.

The phone can handle some 3D games and will get hot but never reach the dangerous threshold. The proximity sensor works a bit slow but that isn’t a big issue.

One of the most significant downsides is the long time it takes the phone to charge.

Micromax Canvas 5 charge
One of the most significant downsides is the long time it takes the phone to charge

The crisp display makes streaming video a real joy but the mono speaker isn’t loud enough sometimes. Users can turn on the Speaker Enhancer mode but it won’t help much with the volume.

The 13MP camera works surprisingly well with landscapes and macros. The focus is a bit slow but if you can hold the Micromaxinfo canvas 5 steady, you will definitely get decent shots with lots of details.

As with other budget phones, low-light performance is where the handset shows its weaknesses. The focus system lags and landscapes look blurry when there isn’t enough light to come around.

Video-wise, quality caps at 1080p for both the front and rear cameras. Since there is no video stabilization, videos can be a bit shaky. Users have access to all basic shooting modes like Night, Dual View, Face Beauty, and Panorama.

Micromax Canvas 5 camera
Users have access to all basic shooting modes like Night, Dual View, Face Beauty, and Panorama

Going for the Professional mode and you will be able to manually change ISO, sharpness, balance, color saturation, and white balance.

While you can’t change the focus of the front camera, overall, it yields decent selfies. The available modes are Wide Selfie, Face Beauty, and Dual View.

The Micromaxinfo canvas 5 draws power from a 2900mAh battery. In a video loop test, it sustained the phone for 7 hours and 12 minutes straight, which is an average performance.

In reality, that translates to nearly a day of use as long as you limit your time with the camera.

Verdict

Micromaxinfo canvas 5 price in India is Rs. 11,999, which puts it within reach of many Indian users. To sweeten the deal, the company promises an Android 6.0 update.

In short, users can rely on the decent screen, app performance, and photography ability of the Micromaxinfo canvas 5. However, they should also be aware of its low-light camera performance, the long charging time, and the stock launcher.

Micromax Canvas 5 battery
Users should also be aware of its low-light camera performance, the long charging time, and the stock launcher

Micromaxinfo canvas 5 price makes it an ideal choice for users without a deep pocket.

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