At last the waiting for a full HD smartphone from Micromax is over now. Micromax has recently launched their Canvas Turbo A250 with full HD display at a reasonable price of RS. 19,990. The main feature of this smartphone is its 5 inch full HD display. The device also features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Let's check more about the device below.
Design and Display
The device looks great with the curved designs and aluminum body. Even if the device is made up of aluminum body, it's still light weight. The phone weights about 137 grams and has dimensions of 142.85 x 71.31 x 8.74 mm. On the top side there is only a micro USB charging port and the bottom side holds a 3.5 mm audio jack and the mic. The right side of the phone houses the power/lock button and the volume rocker buttons. While on the left side there are 2 micro sim card slots. You have to use sim ejector pin to eject the sim card slots to insert the sim cards. The rear side is of matte finish and holds a 13 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. Below the camera there is Micromax logo and speaker is at the bottom.
Coming to display, Canvas Turbo A250 features a 5 inch IPS LCD full HD display of CGS (continuous grain silicon) technology which ensures better view even under direct sunlight.
Software and Memory
Micromax Canvas Turbo is powered by 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589t quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB RAM for smooth working. PowerVR graphics processor is provided in the device for dedicated graphics handling. The Canvas Turbo A250 is loaded with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system which gives you a smooth and simple user interface.
Canvas Turbo comes with an internal storage of 16 GB, which is not expandable. So you can't expand the capacity using memory cards or any other means and hence users have to be satisfied with this internal storage. Out of this 16 GB internal memory, around 12 GB will be available to the users.
Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 comes with 13 MP Autofocus rear camera with LED flash. The camera gives decent photos even in low light. The camera is capable of taking full HD photos as well as full HD videos. The camera has a lot of features like Gif animation, remove objects and horizontal as well as vertical panorama. Well it's a new feature in camera technology in smartphones. Probably you will be wondering how Gif animation can be done using camera, right? Then here's the answer, the camera records a small video while shooting and after capturing the image, it allows the user to animate a particular area on the screen using the video captured while taking the photo. The remaining areas in the image will show still image while the selected area will run the video. Removing objects works almost as same way as Gif animation. Hera the camera takes many images and then allows users to merge the images to create new image by removing unwanted objects.
Extra features in Canvas Turbo A250
Micromax Canvas Turbo comes with a lot of preloaded applications and features which includes
· Flip to silent the phone
· Answer call by placing phone on the ear
· Flip phone to put call on speaker
· Select contact and put phone on ear to call
We have already seen almost all of these features in Samsung galaxy series smartphones, but still these are new features in Micromax smartphones. Apart from these features, Canvas Turbo includes the following features also
· Blow/shake to unlock
· Slide hand over the screen to unlock
· Option to view 2 videos simultaneously on a single screen
· BBM and hike for instant messaging
· M! security for virus protection and anti-theft
· Micromax has come up new feature called ifloat in their smartphones which allow users to easily access the most frequently used apps from anywhere on the device.
Technical specifications of Canvas Turbo A250
Model: Canvas Turbo A250
OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display: 5 inch IPS LCD
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Memory: 16 GB inbuilt, non-expandable
Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core
RAM: 2 GB
Camera: 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
Sim: Dual micro Sim
Price: Rs. 19,990
Battery and price/availability
Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 comes with non-removable battery this time. The battery has a capacity of 2000 mAh, which is expected to give talk time of around 7 hours. When looking to the features and 5 inch full HD display, and comparing to latest smartphones , 2000 mAh battery is little bit disappointing. The device is launched at a price tag of Rs. 19,990 but you can buy it under Rs. 19,500 from different online stores.
Pros and Cons
· 5 inch screen
· Full HD display
· 2 GB RAM
· 13 MP rear camera
· 5 MP front camera
· Non-expandable memory
· Non-removable battery
· 2000mAh battery capacity
Box Pack of Canvas Turbo A250
The packing of Canvas Turbo A250 is similar to that of Canvas 4. The box pack includes a Canvas Turbo A250 handset, earphone, charger, USB data cable, users manual, warranty card, ifloat app manual, and a sim ejector pin.
Conclusion and review
With the Aluminum body and good design, the smartphone has got a very good premium look. The device comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and lots of preloaded apps. The phone has full HD display and 2 GB RAM. The full HD resolution lowers the FPS while gaming. The camera is of very good quality and gives clear and sharp images even in low light. The device is priced reasonably at Rs. 19,990. Overall the phone is worth buying.
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