Micromax Canvas 4 vs Micromax Doodle 2: The fight of the flagships

There are times when a company comes up with more than one of its promising product at one time. There are two different possibilities. First, these products eat into each other’s sales and two, these products may complement each other’s sales and the company may drive volumes.

For the time being, Micromax is betting heavily on two such products which belong to the same segment- Micromax Canvas 4 and Micromax Doodle2 A240. Hence, you may find yourself in confusion as to which one to go for. We have compared the two devices head on to help you-

micromax canvas 4Screen- Micromax Canvas 4 has got a 5 inch IPS display unit with 720p resolution. On the other hand, Doodle 2 has a larger, 5.7 inch HD display screen with 720X1280 pixels resolution. Off course, the bigger, the better. Moreover, the picture quality in Doodle 2 gets an edge over Canvas 4.

Operating System – Micromax Canvas 4 as well as Doodle 2, both run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform. Hence, you can expect no winner on this front. Moreover, it is expected that both these phablets will be available with an operating system update, i.e., Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Hence, even with update, the match will be drawn between the two.

Processor- Gaming, video, and browsing capabilities on a device depend heavily on its processing capacity. Canvas 4 boasts of a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and so is Doodle 2. Hence, the user interface as well as system speed will remain equal on either of the two gadgets.

RAM and storage options- The Micromax Canvas 4 offers a 1GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage capacity can be expanded by another 32 GB by using microSD card. As compared to this, Doodle 2 has got 12 GB of internal memory with expansion option for another 32 Gb. Hence, Canvas 2 emerges out as a clear winner in this case as it offers better more internal memory with similar expansion facility.

Camera- Canvas 4 has got a 13 MP camera at the backside along with 5 MP camera unit which faces the front. On the other hand, Doodle 2 has 12 megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Both these cameras come with LED flash. Hence, Canvas 4 gets an edge over Doodle 2 in this department as well.

Connectivity Features – Doodle 2 comes out with dual SIM (GSM+GSM) with EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS and 3G. Similar features are available in Canvas 2. Hence, nobody wins over the other on this front.

Micromax Doodle 2Battery and other features- Canvas 4 has a 2000 mAh battery as compared to Doodle which gets powered by a 2600 mAh battery which runs significantly more than that of the former one. While Canvas 4 can provide you with about 300 hours of standby time, Doodle 2 can do it 50% better by providing you with 450 standby hours. Talktime differs similarly. So you already know which has a better battery life. Both the devices have similar pre-loaded games and other apps like Facebook, Whats app, Hike, Spuul, M! Security and M! Zone. So, its again a tie here. Both come with features like Smart Pause, Skitch and blow and shake to unlock.

Price- This is the most critical one. Doodle 2 is available for Rs 19,990 and for Canvas 4, you will have to pay Rs 17,999.

Our take- Having read all the comparisons, its not a very difficult choice. Despite being an elder brother, Canvas 4 either wins or draws a parallel with its younger brother. While Dooldle 2 has a slightly bigger screen a better battery life, it offers noting much in terms of experience. If you are an enthusiast about the latest devices, then go with Doodle 2 else save almost Rs 2000 and buy a Canvas 4 for yourself.

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  • J.C.Mathpal - Lucknow July 14, 2014 11:04 am

    MICROMAX – WORST PRODUCT.The customer care and after sales service of micromax are WORST. My Micromax A 106 Unite 2 went out of order just after 4 days of purchase and now it is lying in the service center of micromax for more than last 15 days. I have personally visited their service center at Lucknow 6 times during this period but they have neither repaired the phone
    nor giving any satisfactory reply. Purchasing a Micromax product will increase your blood pressure. Remember – PURCHASING A MICROMAX PRODUCT IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH.

  • neha March 31, 2014 1:33 pm

    i have bought a doddle 2 & it do not have any memory card slot.

  • mukesh October 20, 2013 6:20 pm

    Plz plz plz Dont buy Canvas-4 Just in 2 months every two mintes restart / reboot .. Micromax serives center cant find solution.. Pending since 21 days.. Plz plz plz dont buy canvas 4

  • Gaurav October 16, 2013 3:30 pm

    Yah you are right, it is a great smartphone and having awesome features.

  • Satish October 6, 2013 7:49 pm

    You have indeed given a detailed comparison but one very important you missed out is on the stylus part. While canvas 4 has no stylus, doodle 2 has stylus which is an added advantage for it.

    The other part is on the all-aluminium body of doodle 2.

  • TDS October 4, 2013 7:25 pm

    Nothing can beat Xperia!! Respect Sony _/\_

  • Arul September 26, 2013 12:10 pm

    Dude you sudhakar man… youre a complete AH. You’re an indian and have to promote indian brands, not some foreign ones. Moreover, you get an iphone for 40000 and a micromax canvas doodle 2 for half the price and yet they both have similar features. even the quality of micromax is improving. you hav’nt even seen the mmx canvas doodle 2 and ur talking. just stfu.
    Also, ritij, the doodle 2 doesnt have an option of expanding the ram. please rectify..

  • Harsh Parikh September 23, 2013 4:18 pm

    There’s an error in ram and storage options it should be Canvas 4 as a winner but you have given Canvas 2 as a winner please rectify it…

    Thanks for the review

    Regards

  • Mainak Hazra September 20, 2013 9:12 pm

    Hello…as per your review Doodle 2 has 32 GB expendable memory slot..are you sure for that. As per my information Doodle 2 has no expendable memory slot,and that’s the only bad thing of Doodle 2. If your information is right than its ok,otherwise micromax should think about this mistake. This mistake can effect their business as well as buyers satisfaction.

    • Arjun January 7, 2014 11:10 am

      You are right Mainak – Micromax doodle 2 really don’t have any external memory. So u should think about IT before buying.

  • kgr September 20, 2013 10:43 am

    [ As compared to this, Doodle 2 has got 12 GB of internal memory with expansion option for another 32 Gb.]
    hey bro im sorry to say doodle has no memory expansion option, just 12gb no more no less

  • Raviraj September 19, 2013 8:13 pm

    A S.SUDHAKAR….
    sarke kay re samsung samsung
    mmx is best!!!

  • purva September 17, 2013 12:04 am

    its been more than month I’m using canvas 4 n the front cam of it is super awesome only if u’ve enough lights but I yet have complain for the back camera n with d screen wish it was more nicer

  • Swapnil September 15, 2013 10:18 pm

    Canvas doodle 2 doesn’t have memory expansion (no memory card slot)

  • lol@sudhakar September 9, 2013 9:01 pm

    Hey Sudhakar, If you are working in Nokia sales department then keep it up or else stfu.

  • pankaj patil September 5, 2013 8:18 pm

    maicromax doodal is very nice mobail in this manth..,

  • KOMAIL September 5, 2013 3:23 pm

    i read your review it was very helpful i am goin to buy one of these phone earlier but now i will be buying canvas 4 for sure its good and better as you have compare each and every aspect of these phone.

  • Ramky R September 3, 2013 9:47 pm

    Siddakarr you please shut up and vote for MNCs. It is India and youare blaming and fyFYI all inventions made in west produced in east and sold worldwide. Under stand the basics then write. Cheers

    • S.Sudhakar September 5, 2013 8:57 pm

      Do you know anything what is happening in the mobile shops?. Can you prove that 100% mobiles are sold with proper bill and obeying radiation (SAR) laws?.

      Selfish people only look at the price before buying.

  • FluteMan September 3, 2013 9:10 pm

    Micromax Doodle 2 has no sd card slot.this is for your information

  • som September 3, 2013 6:35 am

    I don’t know why to fight with samsung fans. Let them buy samsung products. But guys who like to have aluminum back, 2600mah battery, dual sim, 12MP camera, android 4.2, & a stunning 5.7 screen with just 20000, go get it.You know htc one is too pricey for its aluminum body. & i dont know how much % of customer needs service center regularly.if hardware issue you still can fix it though bit harder than international brand. For that if you want to spend another 20000 extra then go on.

  • ddx September 1, 2013 5:35 pm

    Those who were talking about third class brands, have you ever remembered that around 6-7 years before what was the state of samsung phones. They too sold cheap phones. Did you thought of buying it? Everywhere was only nokia-nokia but now Samsung is among the top brands. So, every brand starts initially with a poor demand and deserves their chance. And yeah, I’m not a fanboy of mmx.

    • S.Sudhakar September 1, 2013 9:03 pm

      I am using Nokia’s flagship products 1280, 5320 express music, N79 and N8-00. I am not saying this for show off. I don’t have heart to sell these good models to someone. Thats why I am buying mobiles instead of selling.

      Nokia is well known for long life (when used carefully). But now a days, nokia is messing up by launching flop models (in terms of facilities). Even these models when used carefully, it will last long.

      I think till now Nokia is having service centres in many cities (this doesn’t mean that nokia mobiles get defective frequently) followed by Samsung.

      The third class mobile companies copy the design and patent of the branded companies to cheat the customers. Will you accept this?. I accept that there was patent problem between Samsung and Apple in a country few months back.

      • Rish September 7, 2013 11:57 am

        You don’t seem to have any knowledge of the Mobile industry. On one hand, you speak highly of NOKIA phones, and on the other, you pass an immature comment “But now a days, Nokia is messing up by launching flop models”.

        Remove your specs man, and look left and right as to what’s happening around you in the world. Do you know, NOKIA Lumia series is one of the most promising technologies today. It offers the best of features like, an Amazing camera (for even low light captures), proven & flawless Windows 8 platform, Awesome frame quality, Long Battery hours etc. To top this up, Nokia has the best of after sales service (hope you are aware of that).

        Though, Nokia is facing hard time because it could not meet up (in time) the growing demand for smarter phones. Had Nokia launched Lumia series a few months back, the company would still be the No. 1 (well! atleast in India)

        The company is now sold off to Microsoft and the loyals expect a great outcome of it since Microsoft has BIG plans to control the damage.

        You got to come out of the old Nokia models and have a look at the Lumia 920 (or, use one) to feel the difference. Or for that matter, the other Lumia phones.

        Grow Up!

        Rish

      • karan September 19, 2013 4:22 pm

        Go spend 40000 on a samsung when you’re getting the features for half the price :) @sudhakar

  • ankit August 31, 2013 3:57 pm

    buy indian. brands only.

  • SS August 31, 2013 1:03 pm

    MMX must shift its business in china since the tag of “indian smartphone maker” insults india too. Very poor quality phones and no service centers. Better let the established bigges do their job.

    I would give a party (to myself) if the company is fined millions of dollars for its crap devices and design copying. And already they have landed in trouble in bribe case. This was only expected.

    • S.Sudhakar September 1, 2013 11:26 am

      Well said. + infinite for your post. The third class companies like g-five, micromax, lava, karbonn, other worst class china companies etc must be banned from selling their handset in India.

      People must be forced to buy branded handsets. Then only they will keep it safely.

  • Austin August 30, 2013 8:40 pm

    Mr. Khurana could you please tell if the Doodle battery is replaceable ?

  • raj August 30, 2013 5:07 pm

    We know that you are super rich.If u want to buy branded phones then go ahead.Surprised to see that no iphone in ur list..So u consider it third class company..!!??& stop blaming indian companies in every post that you type.No one forces u to buy a particular brand..in fact samsung does that.That’s why all retailers force people to buy samsung becoz they get heavier margins.

    I just expressed my opinion..No offense.

    • S.Sudhakar August 30, 2013 7:38 pm

      If you (or anyone) cannot look at the price to feature ratio, then you / mobile buying person do not have any qualities to buy a new mobile.

      Third class company mobiles are better than i phone. In i phone there is no menu button, process button and return button. Only single button for all. Waste.

      • sridhar August 31, 2013 9:40 am

        @sudhakar Are you kidding?U talk about price to feature ratio a lot.It is those companies that are providing best features at that price point,which u call 3rd class.If nokia/samsung provides those even at 2-3k more,everyone is ready to buy.But they put same features at 8k-10k more.People will buy new mobile considering many factors.And blaming people for not buying the companies that u love…shows ur ignorance.

      • varma August 31, 2013 11:29 am

        “mobile buying
        person do not have
        any qualities to buy
        a new mobile” You think u r a mobile guru..lol. It is better if you keep quiet if u don’t like mmx articles on TT.I’m not a fan of mmx.Infact xolo will take over mmx in next 2 yrs.

      • S.Sudhakar September 1, 2013 6:31 pm

        To sridhar and varma :
        It is your fate of wasting your money in buying third class mobiles. It is your money and your wish. Continue in your way !!!.

        Can you both point a single mobile from the third class company which has xenon flash, (auto focus will be there) carl zeiss lens and quad band 3G support?. If yes, I will accept your fact. I agree that Samsung and branded companies are featuring only LED flash right in most of the mobiles as for now.

        Can you both point a single authorized location in India where you can get spares and accessories for lava, g-five, karbonn and micromax just like the branded companies?. They are tied up with local mobile shops to sell their products. But Nokia has ‘Nokia priority’ store, Samsung has ‘Samsung store’ and ‘Samsung smartphone cafe’ and so on.

        I agree that only micromax has stores. But the third class company stores and service centres are not widespread like the branded companies. What do you say for this?.

        • Jagadish September 13, 2013 7:50 am

          Why you people are arguing with each other. Just leave it friends. People take those which are acceptable to their margin price and features. Its their freedom.
          And when coming to stores, micromax is a new company and its competing in the global market with nokia and samsung. No matter both hav their own identity in market. But we must micromax, bec, its just lik a new born baby learnin to walk. And its havin outlet stores already. And samsung and nokia hav started their own stores recently, but not when they started then company. At start of market, they also hav sold their product wit local dealers only.
          So no need to argue with each other. Just let people to choose their own phone based on their capacity and features required to them..

        • raju September 23, 2013 8:08 am

          get ur facts ri8 b4 bitching…micromax is indian …people like u are going 2 make us slave again….micromax has every feature of ur so called gr8 cellphns yet at a half price….

  • Milo Cruise August 30, 2013 3:31 pm

    All top class companies were once third class companies.
    All deserve an equal chance.

    • raj August 30, 2013 4:56 pm

      well said…

    • S.Sudhakar August 30, 2013 7:40 pm

      Who told?. I think you know only few things about branded companies because you may have sunk in the cheap and crap third class mobiles.

  • SUDHAKAR August 30, 2013 7:15 am

    For me only quality, durability is important. I always look at price to facilities ratio before buying a mobile. Please stop blindly supporting the third companies.

  • Austin August 30, 2013 1:11 am

    I read a review on flipkart that the doodle battery is not replaceable. Is that true?

    • SUDHAKAR August 30, 2013 7:11 am

      Please do not buy mobiles from the third class companies like micromax, g-five, karbonn, lava etc.

      Buy only from branded companies Nokia, Samsung, Sony ericsson etc.

      • Kritika September 2, 2013 11:08 am

        Mr, Sudhakar,

        i’m Sorry to ask but im compelled to, Are you being paid to protest against micromax or the other “Third grade” companies ??

        No, I m not interested in buying a phone now, and i’am not a mmx fan either. But i think but being hellbent and arguing with everybody here, you’re being a third grade person yourself.

        Sorry, in advance.

        • S.Sudhakar September 2, 2013 4:54 pm

          Persons like you do not know about price to facility ratio before buying a mobile.

          The 3rd class companies copy the design of branded companies and cheating the customers. If you do not accept atleast this, you are a technology illiterate.

          • apoorv September 2, 2013 9:39 pm

            Mr.sudhakar
            for u let me tell dat mmx is eating up Samsung market gradually and for ur kind info samsung is a foreign company so try to buy indian products cyz indians mmx has played well upto its mark
            and its for common man
            not fr u rich frst class type people

            • S.Sudhakar September 3, 2013 7:07 pm

              Why do these third class companies copy the design of the branded companies and cheat the customers?.

              Just think what would happen if all the branded companies file a patent in the court. Do not test the patience of the branded companies.

            • S.Sudhakar September 3, 2013 7:13 pm

              I think most of the third class company handsets are not quad band 3G supported. So they are not fit for worldwide usage.

              According to me, it is better to buy a branded company phone and keep it longer rather than wasting my money multiple times for these third class company mobiles.
              Mind your words. You are talking as if there is not even a single basic to mid range handset in the branded companies category. Open your eyes at univercell, the mobile store and gsmarena website and then tell me if there are no basic to mid range phones by the branded companies really.

              I agree that Videocon mobiles are ok (compared to the third class company handsets) which are priced less or equal to the facilities that they provide.

              • hemant September 3, 2013 10:08 pm

                Mr. Sudhakarji Today operating my HTC handset. But it branded phone not supporting to worlds 3rd most speaking Hindi or devnagri script. Tell me. Is it realty world class brand. I am student of electronics branch. Technogy

          • dblessedfool September 3, 2013 6:21 pm

            and just incase you didnt notice…
            the 3rd class companies are way faster in puting in the features your branded companies research at a cheaper rate for customer’s benefits too.
            Can you see where Nokia has reached today?
            Is it not because it couldnt research and put into actions thier plan?

            I’ll say these 3rd class companies that you are talking of are more efficient than your Nokia. Carl Zeiss Lens? thats all? Love your Nokia.. I dont care.. but stop being aggressively negative about India products..

            • S.Sudhakar September 3, 2013 8:52 pm

              Read my post to sridhar and verma (together). And reply me.

              Till now, no one has heart (how arrogant !!!) to accept the fact that the third class companies are copying the design of the branded companies.

            • S.Sudhakar September 3, 2013 8:59 pm

              You are talking as if you are using 100% Indian products (which is not practical these days).

              I am not against the Indian companies. I am against these factors :
              > copying branded company’s design
              > less durable compared to branded company mobiles
              > no company service centres (the service contract is given to third party mobile shops)

              I am still using BPL CW111 series stereo system (with digital tuner) now.
              Picture is at this link : img2.kuikr.com/k/20130521/1374893360-1369142192.jpg
              It was presented me by my Grandmother (my Mother’s Mother) on December 1994. It is still working after regular service at my uncle’s store.

              • dblessedfool September 3, 2013 10:51 pm

                i may not be using all indian products…
                but am looking forward to buy doodle…
                bcoz of the money to features ration :P
                i dont believe in spending much on mobile fones..
                but ppl running behind brandz are ready to pay 30-40k.. for features that can be fitted in for less than 20k
                it is possible right???

                samsung sells mega for around 25k.. while galaxy 3/4 whatever it was for more than 40k?? why that gap??? they spend so much in promotion and stuff… aftersales.. ok…

                am not saying they are not copying from branded products.. they are… and you can see the results…

                looking at the things around … things are moving for these companies…
                you are holding on to those big brands whose markets shares are dropping you can see or you are just ignoring the things around like nokia did?

              • S.Sudhakar September 4, 2013 6:03 am

                Simply do not look at the prices in the mobile shop website and blame the branded companies. Search it in ebay.in using these filters (after search resultshave loaded) : Manufacturer warranty and new piece.

                I have bought Samsung N7100 for Rs.28445 with Samsung warranty (not seller warranty) from ebay.in . But in shops they sell it for whooping Rs.36000 or more. The MRP printed on the box is Rs.38xxx approx !!!. I can’t comment on this without knowing the fact. This applies for all mobiles in ebay.in . They are cheap with proper warranty.

                Videocon A55HD costs below Rs.15000 in ebay.in. HD features at budget price (but it does not have gorilla glass and xenon flash). I support indian company Videocon which does not copy the design of branded companies.

          • Amit September 3, 2013 7:47 pm

            We should try and encourage indian products and just not rely on “branded” companies…Who knows ..mmx will become a brand in itself…. I believe in it… If you do not …It really dose not matter…mmx is eating up market share of so called “branded” companies..this shows people are accepting the efforts put in by mmx….

            So please do not call indian companies “3rd class”…. and do not show your “functional illiteracy”….

        • jaya October 7, 2013 10:22 am

          well said :-) kritika

      • nithin September 4, 2013 3:07 pm

        hello,this is India not US,in this country 99% peoples are only buy phone after check it’s price,if u like buy only branded products,then you can buy it,like me middile class indians have the right to buy micromax,karbonn,lava,…please don’t insult the middile class indians

        • S.Sudhakar September 5, 2013 8:51 pm

          If they only look at the price before buying a mobile, then they can buy nokia 1280 or Samsung 1282.

          You are talking as if the branded companies do not have phones below Rs.10000.

          The entry of third class china mobiles (without bill) in India is because of this kind of selfish people (only look at the price). What do you say for this?.

          Some to most of the middle class people are buying the mobile without a proper bill which is like selling our nation to some one else. What do you say for this?.

          I welcome anyone buying a mobile (not china ones) with PROPER BILL.

        • S.Sudhakar September 5, 2013 8:54 pm

          You yourself said that they only look at the price (instead of price to facilities ratio) before buying.

          No one can correct these kind of people (those who look only at the price before buying).

          • Mohan Rao September 9, 2013 1:51 am

            So gadget guru Mr S Sudhakar
            U have been cinstantly reciting price features ratio.
            So what does that exaclty means
            To have a larger number of features for low price, or to have low features for high price.
            So in both the cases ur so called first class doesn’t come.
            If for higher price and low features u should be abt tge virtue class mobile.
            And un case of other class ur so called 3rd class phones comes which provide true value for money.and u speak so much bt haven’t used any of the high brands.
            So stop giving proactive comments on indian mobile company.
            And I have been using a virtue phone as well as a samsung note 2.
            Bt It doesn’t mean that using a high end phone give rights to proactively comment on indian company, which has hard fought its way to establish itself in high competetive indian market.

  • Tharun George August 29, 2013 3:12 pm

    Flagships from Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia and Sony are above Rs 40k. While Indian phone makers price it below mid range price of Rs 20k.

    • Reshab September 2, 2013 2:41 am

      If brand is the matter then buy blackberry z10 abd boast….. shit….. we indians always like foreign products coz we are never meant for self government