Micromax Canvas A116i HD goes on sale for Rs 12,090

Tablets, Phablets, High End Smartphones, Affordable Smartphones, Micromax is making its dent all over. In its latest attempt, the company has got everything in line to come out with a face lifted version of the A116 Canvas HD. The news got further air when recently the device, named  A 116i Canvas HD, was spotted on sale on many Indian online retail stores for Rs 12,090. There are not many significant updates as compared to its previous generation apart from upgrade of operating system to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Here are the key specifications and features of the device-


Display- 5-inch 720p display

Processor, Chipset and RAM- 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 SoC paired with PowerVR SGX 544 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Camera– 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP VGA front facing camera

Memory– 4GB of internal memory, out of which 1.77GB can be used. It can be further extended up to32GB via microSD card.

Battery–  2,000mAh Li ion

Connectivity- Dual-SIM card support, 3G, Wi-Fi

Operating System- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

There is no official press release or communication about the launch of the device. Prices on various online retail portals also range between Rs 12,000-13,500. However, Micromax’s move to launch the facelift of a device without making any meaningful modifications or changes seems surprising. Instead of this, they could have easily come up with an operating system update in the already existing phone.

Our Take: Yes, its nothing new but an updated version which costs the same. Looking at the solid specifications and logic, it looks more of a marketing gimmick to have come out with a new launch rather than doing something new. Whichever way it is, the phone makes for a decent budget smartphone. Hence, if you were looking for owning an Android based, decent and affordable smartphone device, your search may end with Micromax’s A 116i Canvas HD.

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June 25, 2014 9:54 pm 9:54 PM

canvas 116i is very good smartphone in comparison with Samsung or htc smartphone due to its low price and challenging features. camera & flash is a little bit weak but its price justify its quality. it can play 1080p resolution videos on mx player easily. i tested 4g speed on Airtel @ 12mbps while downloading so nothing to talk about its hardware. if you think the age of any smartphone to be 2 years then it is a good deal. don’t waste money merely in big brand names.

December 17, 2013 5:51 pm 5:51 PM

two days before i purchased this it’s video quality,battery charging and everything fine.

December 2, 2013 6:04 pm 6:04 PM

Micromax Canvas A116i HD is hardwired to deliver good performance and fluent processing of data. This device also poses HD display to show crisp and clear images and videos on screen and its camera is quite powerful to snap highly detailed images and HD videos on it. Loaded with multiple connectivity features, this device is also capable of playing high definition games on it, which is a plus point for gamers. Overall this efficiently loaded device can be your choice, at an affordable price.