Not long ago Micromax surprised everyone by unleashing one of the cheapest full-view display phone, Canvas Infinity, and more recently the domestic manufacturer presented the second in series, the Canvas Infinity Pro, which retains the same display but upgrades other hardware to improve the overall experience.
Meanwhile, the competition has further stiffened and Micromax is no longer the only player to offer an 18:9 display at a budget price. Can the Canvas Infinity Pro stand its ground against phones like Mi A1 and Honor 7X? Let’s find out in our review.
Key Specifications of Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro:
|Model||Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D Curved Glass display|
|Processor||1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor|
|Camera||16MP rear and 20MP+8MP front camera|
Design and Build
The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro isn’t vastly different from the Canvas Infinity, or perhaps any other contemporary 18:9 full-view display phone, from the front. The narrow bezels surrounding the display, 2.5D glass layered on top, and the full metal unibody casing all work in the phone’s favour and give it a premium feel.
As far as design goes, the Canvas Infinity Pro does justice to its price tag. The phone looks good, flaunts latest design labels, is reasonably compact in spite of the large display size, and is quite comfortable to operate.
The volume rocker and power button are present on the right side. You will find the SIM card tray on the left side, micro USB port on the bottom and a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top.
The 5.7-inch display on the Canvas Infinity Pro has 720p HD+ resolution. The resolution isn’t anything to be excited about but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for the first time buyers. The touch response, color contrast, white balance, and dynamic range are decent. The display quality on the Canvas Infinity Pro is average and could have been better especially in terms of resolution.
Micromax Canvas Infinity pro has a 16MP rear camera that can shoot great shots in good lighting. Indoors and in low lighting the camera performance takes a hit. We still managed to click decent shots by keeping our hands steady.
On the front, the Canvas Infinity Pro has two shooters. The 20MP primary selfie camera shows some promise and you can further use the 8MP shooter for wide angle selfie or to add bokeh effect or background blur to your selfies. The front camera performance is quite good.
If you are a selfie lover, you will really like the front camera setup on Canvas Infinity Pro and it seems to be at par with some of the best selfie smartphones available in the market under 20,000 INR.
Performance and Software
The handset is powered by entry-grade Snapdragon 430processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The chipset isn’t a very powerful one but it can still handle basic and moderate loads without any stutters. Most games we tried were playable. The ample RAM and Storage space give some assurance of stable performance in the long run.
The software running on the handset is based on Android Nougat. There are quite a few preloaded apps on the phone. In terms of design, the interface takes some inspiration from iOS. The UI isn’t very well optimized and can be further improved.
Battery, Price, and Verdict
The 3000mAh battery on the phone can last for a day with moderate usage. If you are a light user, you might very well make it past the one day mark. Fast charging isn’t supported, though.
Priced at 13,999 INR, the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro feels a little overpriced. If you are buying from online stores you do have better options but if you are inclined to buy only from offline stores, the Canvas Infinity pro is one of the few affordable phones with 18:9 display and is worth considering. If you are looking for a good selfie smartphone under 15,000 INR, then you can opt for this smartphone.