Micromax Canvas 5: Good value for its price

The global mobile market is brimming with tons of new and very capable mobile handsets. Keeping pace with the world’s overflowing mobile phone market the Indian market is also growing almost every day with superb new models, be it in the premium segment, mid-ranged or budged mobile segment which brings much joy to the mobile fanatics of the world. In order to make the most of the growing and very profitable market, Micromax – the largest Indian mobile manufacturer and a major performer in the Indian budget mobile segment, keeps on bringing many new models to grab maximum amount of attention from the potential customers.

Micromax has launched the latest iteration in its popular Canvas series of mobile phones in the form of the new Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone, which landed in the Indian mobile market in the month of November 2015. The new Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone seems to be a great new launch in the Indian market considering its specs, features as well as design along with an affordable asking price. Being an Indian mobile major which has been constantly growing in stature, Micromax seems to have churned out a very impressive contender in the domestic budget mobile market in the form of the new Canvas 5 smartphone.

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Considering that the Micromax products have been improving in its performance, quality and overall package, the new Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone can be an attractive choice for all those who wish to get hold of a nice handset that is high on features and good specs, while not burning a hole in their pockets. The Micromax Canvas 5 mobile phone does seem to offer good value for its price and should get many takers.

Let us take a brief look at the newly launched Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone model to find out what it has in offer to make for a good new buy:

Display & Design

The new Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone model comes packed with a good big 5.20 inch touchscreen display that has a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels which translates into 424 PPI (pixels per inch).

The Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone comes with a nice sleek metallic design that looks pretty premium and hugely impressive considering its price point. The handset measures 148.00 mm in height 73.60 mm in width along with just 8.30 mm of thickness, while weighing at 143.00 grams. It’s light, slim and well designed body with the metallic built looks really more expensive than the device’s actual launch tag, although the built is not actually very good. It is a good looking phone with an affordable price tag and is a good choice for the style and budget conscious lot in India.

Hardware & Software

The Micromax Canvas 5 gets powered by Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor that is clocked at 1.3 GHz of speed which gets the support of 3 GB of RAM. During a short period of hands-on session, the new Canvas 5 seemed to be quick and smooth and offered good overall performance.

The new Micromax Canvas 5 runs on Android version 5.1, which is pretty good for its budget price and offers most of the Android goodies. So, in both hardware and software departments, there is no actual compromise.


When it comes to cameras, The Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone offers a 13 megapixel primary snapper that is placed at the rear of the handset, while there is also a good 5 megapixel front camera for the selfie lovers and video call buffs. Sensors on the mobile device includes Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer to offer food pictures and videos in varying situations. Both the cameras seem to be capable enough to handle the daily photo shooting needs, but not really impressive. However, that’s okay considering its price tag.

Storage, Connectivity & Battery

The Micromax Canvas 5 comes packed with a standard 16 GB of internal storage, while the company has also given the flexibility of microSD card through which one can expand the device’s storage capacity to up to 64 GB, which should be more than enough for any moderate smartphone user for loading many apps and carrying around heavy files.

The Canvas 5 mobile phone is a dual SIM handset like any other modern smartphone. It offers supports for 2 GSM (GSM + GSM) micro SIM cards to offer the flexibility of using two different numbers on a single phone. The smartphone offers all the modern connectivity options which include 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, along with the support for Band 40 that is used by some of the LTE networks in the country.

The mobile handset draws its juice from a 2900 mAh non removable battery, which should give enough backup for an entire day of work and play without posing to be a big hassle. However, as this battery pack is a fixed one and cannot be replaced, the option of carrying around a spare battery during travel is out of the question.

Price, Availability & Rivals

Despite its looks and pretty impressive technical specs and features, Micromax has been able to price its new Canvas 5 very aggressively at just Rs. 11,999. The new Micromax Canvas 5 smartphone is currently available in the Indian market and can be bought ever from retail stores or via online channels.

The Canvas 5 will definitely not have an easy run in the Indian market, as the phone already have a great many established rivals present in the market. The stunning beauty from Micromax is currently pitched against the likes of the very popular new generation Moto G, Samsung Galaxy J5 and Xiaomi Mi 4i among others.

Final Words

The Micromax Canvas 5, which succeeds the Canvas 4 seems to be a very good deal for its money and does not seem to be compromising much. The really good part is its highly competitive price tag of Rs. 11,999. The Canvas 5, on the whole scores well as an affordable Indian smartphone that has spunk and is worth the money.

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