Micromax is one of the top Indian mobile companies. It claims to have sold over a million handsets of its Canvas series of smartphones. The company has made its niche with the Canvas series of its smartphones. The demand for the Canvas phones of Micromax has inspired the Company to launch its Canvas series of phones one after the other. It has become a trendsetter in the Indian smartphone market. The company's first phone in Canvas series was A100, which was launched in August 2010. According to the IDC, the company is ranked second in the Indian market by shipments. The company's product Micromax A116 Canvas HD created ripples in the market selling 9000 units within 24 hours on the day of its release on Valentine's Day in February 2013. The company has recently launched two phones under the Canvas series, Micromax A88 Canvas Music and Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle.
Keeping with the name of this smartphone, you can do smart doodles with the phone. The phone comes pre-loaded with 'Ever Note' app enabling you to be quick to draw anything you want with the stylus.
Let us discuss the features, specifications, review, price and availability of Micromax A111Canvas Doodle, very below.
Networks support and SIM and availability status
Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle supports 2G GSM and 3G HSPDA networks. It is a dual-SIM smartphone. The smartphone was announced few days ago and has also been released in the market.
Dimensions and weight
The dimensions of Micromax A111 are 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm. It is quite slim with a thickness of 9.7 mm. The smartphone weighs 168 grams.
Following the trend of smartphones with large display, Micromax has provided this phone a display size of 5.3 inches. The phone supports capacitive multi type touchscreen with 16M colors. The display resolution of this phone is 480 x 854 pixels and 185 ppi pixel density. These features are mediocre with regard to the clarity of the images on the screen.
Sound and Memory features
Like most of the smartphones, this phone also has vibration and MP3 ringtones, a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. The smartphone has an internal memory of 4 GB out of which only 1.22 GB is user available. Externally, the phone supports a micro SD card slot. This enables the phone users to expand memory up to 32 GB. The RAM support is of 512 MB.
Connectivity and Data speed
The connectivity features of Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle include GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB 2.0 and A-GPS. The HSDPA data speed is 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA data speed is 5.76 Mbps.
Camera and video features
There is a primary camera of 8 MP at the rear of Micromax A111. This camera can support image resolutions of up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. The camera features include autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The camera also supports multi-zoom, wide screen video and night mode recording. The camera has the capability of recording videos. The phone also has a front facing 2.0 MP camera for video calling.
OS, Chipset, CPU, GPU and Sensors
Micromax A111 runs on Google's Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. There is no indication of its upgradation to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The smartphone is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor ably supported by Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon. The graphics is supported by Mali-400MP GPU. The smartphone has sensors like accelerometer and proximity.
Messaging, browser, radio, GPS, Java and colors
The messaging facilities in Micromax A111 Canvas HD pro are provided through SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM. The supported browser is HTML5. For entertainment, there is an FM radio. The smartphone has GPS support (A-GPS and Glonass). The phone also supports Java via Java MIDP emulator. This smartphone comes only in white color.
Video and audio file formats supported
Micromax A111 supports video file formats such as MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player. The audio file formats supported by this smartphone are MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV format.
Other features and battery
There are some other features like SNS integration, Organizer, Document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Voice memo / dial, Predictive text input (Swipe), which Micromax A111 supports.
The smartphone equips a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery with a stand-by time up to 220 hours and a talk-time up to 6 and half hours.
Price and availability
The MRP of Micromax A111 Doodle Canvas has been fixed at Rs 12,999 by the company. However, you can get this smartphone as cheap as Rs 12,229 at Sulekha.com, Rs 12,564 at Shopclues.com, Rs 12,590 at Maniacstore.com and Rs 12,739 at Snapdeal.com. These are discounted prices and are subject to change.
In my opinion, Micromax A111 Doodle Canvas bundled with many good features at a very low cost is worth buying for any middle income group person. The smartphone is likely go get a severe competition to the company's own flagship phone Micromax A116 Canvas HD.
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