Micromax, the second largest smartphone in India had launched a new smartphone called Canvas 5, the successor of Canvas 4 that was launched way back in 2013. Even though the device is priced lower at Rs. 11,999 compared to the Rs. 17,999 price tag of its predecessor. While the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box, the company also promised the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
It comes with a metallic frame that gives a premium look to the device and also feels very slim in hand. The device sports a 2.5D 5.2-inch display with Full HD display and a Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, it has a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor along with 3GB of RAM. This is also the first Micromax device to come with 3GB RAM, earlier another Indian smartphone manufacturer, Intex launched two devices Aqua Ace and Cloud Swift with 3GB of RAM.
It comes with 16GB of internal storage and can be expandable upto 64GB via MicroSD card slot. The device has a 13MP rear camera with 5P lens and LED flash that can capture some good photos in the dark. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie camera along with front-facing LED flash. The company also added few camera features like ‘Picture in Picture’ mode that can capture images fro both the camera at a time.
The dual SIM device offers connectivity features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0. The device is powered by the 2,900mAh battery that gives upto 10 hours talk time and lasts upto 275 hours on standby. Stay tuned for the unboxing and complete review of the device.