Micromax is the brand that has its roots in successfully offering high-end features at an unforeseen budget price point. Recently the company launched its elegant and affordable smartphone Canvas Infinity in India, which is also the first phone with 18:9 ratio display priced under 10,000 INR.
This is a feature which was until recently exclusive to flagships like LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, and S8+. Later LG dragged it down to 15K price segment with the Q6 and now Micromax has pushed the envelope even further.
But is Canvas Infinity a one trick pony? We have been spending some quality time with the phone to judge that and have jotted down our experience in the following Canvas Infinity review.
Key Specifications of Micromax Canvas Infinity:
|Model||Micromax Canvas Infinity|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D Curved Glass display|
|Processor||1.4 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 16 MP front camera|
|Software||Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo)|
Design and Build
The Canvas Infinity is a partial metal unibody phone, which is to say it has glass on the front (2.5D) and uses a combination of metal and plastic on the back. The back cover is removable and the slots for MicroSD card and dual SIM cards are positioned underneath it.
Compared to other phones in this budget, it’s certainly unique and refreshing (thanks to the full vision display with extremely narrow bezels on all sides), even when the rear is a rather customary affair. It’s also quite comfortable to handle and to carry around.
The volume rocker and power button sits on the right edge and easily controllable with thumb or forefinger. So, we really don’t have any complaints about the design.
Canvas Infinity is fitted with a 5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 ratio and resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The display isn’t very sharp, but the resolution isn’t a deal breaker either.
The colors reproduction is good but the sunlight visibility isn’t that great. Having said that, this is a common and, perhaps, acceptable at this price point. Watching videos, browsing, etc. feels more immersive on the Canvas Infinity display and the choice of aspect ratio also makes the phone more manageable and comfortable to handle, in spite of the large display size.
Camera and Imaging
Canvas Infinity comes with 16MP selfie camera assisted by soft LED flashlight, f/2.0 aperture and face beauty modes. Selfies taken from the phone show good detailed with natural colors.
It also features a 13 MP autofocus rear shooter which has LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. It also has a portrait mode which allows you to capture images with blurred background. The camera struggles a lot in portrait mode and the blur and even colors are unnatural more often than not.
While normally captured images show good colors and reasonable details. The camera performance on Canvas Infinity won’t be setting new benchmarks and is a pretty standard affair.
Performance and Software
Micromax Canvas Infinity is powered by 1.4 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The SoC can handle day to day use, casual gaming, and even heavy games to an extent without any noticeable lag.
We tried multitasking and games like Asphalt 8, the device was able to handle both the tasks without any issues. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and will also get Android 8.0 Oreo update later. This is not the most powerful smartphone available under 10K INR but as mentioned it works well for most of the tasks or apps.
Battery, Pricing, and Verdict
The dual SIM smartphone Canvas Infinity houses a 2900mAh removable battery that lasts for about one day of moderate usage. We had two accounts synced on the phone, enjoyed short bouts of casual gaming, engaged with social media apps and enjoyed some music through our day and could make it to bed time with around 20 percent battery to spare.
Priced at 9,999 INR, the Canvas Infinity is meant for anyone who is a basic and moderate user and wants a phone that looks unique without compromising on the basics. The phone looks good and provides a great multimedia experience.