Micromax has launched yet another Android 5.0 Lollipop based smartphone, the Micromax Canvas Play. This launch follows a string of Lollipop smartphones recently launched by home grown smartphone maker, which includes Canvas Spark, Canvas Fire 4, Canvas Juice 2 and the Canvas A1.
But it needs to be seen if these smartphones are getting upgraded to Lollipop version 5.1, which addresses many issues and brings along a lot of performance improvements. Micromax Canvas Play is a budget or entry level offering which comes with 5.5-inch display with a dismal resolution of 480×854 pixels. This effectively brings the pixel density of this device to 178 ppi.
However on a positive note Micromax has equipped Canvas Play with good enough 2,820 mAh battery. With low resolution, this battery can easily take you through 1-2 days of mixed usage. This battery is rated to deliver a talk time of up to 10 hours and a standby time of up to 273 hours.
It is powered by a 1.3 Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M chipset coupled with 1 GB of RAM. On the storage front, the Canvas Play gives you a total of 8 GB of built-in storage coupled with a 32 GB memory card slot.
It comes with dual-SIM, dual standby functionality and one out of the two SIM card slot supports 3G connectivity. Other connectivity features include GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi.
On the camera front, Canvas Play has a 5 megapixel camera at the rear end and a VGA camera at the front end. One good thing with this device is that it will have a stock UI along with many third party apps such as News Hunt, PayTM, Quikr, Snapdeal, Askme and Hotstar amongst others, will also be included. The stock UI will definitely make this device perform a lot smoother.
Canvas Play is not a stunner by any standard, in fact it is just another average Joe in looks department. The price and availability of this device are yet to be disclosed.
Micromax Canvas Play Key Specs:
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 1.3GHz quad core processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB expandable
- 5.5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD
- Dual SIM with 3G
- 5MP main camera, VGA front shooter
- 2820mAh battery