Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 was launched earlier this year and is targeted towards the youth because of its selfie camera. This device is powered with a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582M processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and it is a 3G variant. This device was announced along with Canvas Selfie 3 that comes with a selfie dedicated camera in the entry level. Both these devices will be available in multiple colours.
Below are the tips and tricks of the device what will be helpful in buying the device.
To insert an SIM in Micromax Canvas Selfie 2, we need to remove the back cover initially, and we can find the SIM slot just above the battery. You can also see a microSD card slot besides the SIM slot.
The Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 supports two mini SIM’s and supports dual standby, and you can see these slots after removing the back cover of the device. Dual SIM feature is a must for every smart phone as it helps the user to use two different numbers in one device itself, without having to carry two different phones.
The device comes with normal sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, barometer and gyro. These are the basic sensors that we can see on any smartphone these days. These sensors are useful daily for determining the location of the person and also for various purposes that will make easy for its users.
Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 comes with an onboard memory of 8 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot. Although there is 8 GB of internal memory, only around 5.5 GB is available for the user and the rest is occupied by the system and other pre-installed apps.
Yes, the company has provided and microSD card slot under the back cover of the device wherein the user can extend the memory up to a maximum of 32 GB.
Yes, there is a notification light on the device on the front side beside the speaker, which blinks when there is an unread notification. This is very much useful as the notification indicates if there is any message and makes sure you do not miss them. This is called as Pulse notifications light that can be turned on from the options Sounds and Notifications available from settings of the phone.
No, this device only supports 1080p video recording, as it is an entry level device. 4K video recording can mostly be expected from high-end devices or camera centric devices only.
To take a screenshot on Micromax Canvas Selfie 2, hold the volume down button and power / lock button simultaneously for a couple of seconds. This saved screenshot can be viewed from the gallery of the device or can be viewed immediately by swiping from the top for the first time.
We have run few benchmark scores on the device and below are the scores of the same. These benchmark scores will give an idea about the performance levels of the device.
Antutu benchmark score: 20448
Vellamo Multicore score: 1099
Vellamo Metal score: 841
Chrome Browser Score: 1800
Geekbench Single-core score: 364
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1195
Quadrant Standard score: 5855
To check if there is any Android update available on Micromax Canvas Selfie 2, we need to go to the settings of the device and tap the option About phone. Here we can see if any updates are available by clicking on Software Updates.
The SAR value of the device is 0.36 W/kg (head) and 0.66 W/kg (body). Lower the SAR value the better is the device to be used. It states how much radiation is the device emitting and the lesser, the better.
No, this device do not support LTE bands as it is only restricted to GSM / HSPA. This will be a con for the device as almost all the new devices in the market come with 4G LTE support for faster data transfer.
To reset the device, you should make sure that you backed up all the required data and contacts to Google. Keeping the battery more than 50% charged, go to the settings of the device and here you can find the option called as Backup and Reset. By tapping on the same, you can factory reset the device and will ask to enter a backup account where all the data will be saved.
The model number mention on the device is Canvas Selfie 2 Q340. The model number of the device will vary according to the manufacturing region of it. Each region will have separate model number according to the network support.
This handset comes with a Li-Po 3000 mAh battery on the back. This is a removable battery as the back cover can be removed, and it gives a standby up 313 h and talk time up to 7 h. This is decent enough battery considering the price of the device and will easily last a day on normal usage.
Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 comes pre-installed with apps like App Center, Chaatz, Scandid, which scans the barcodes. There are others apps like Clean Master, Hotstar, Housing, NewsHunt, Quikr, Snapdeal, SwiftKey and Saavn. These are the apps that will be useful on a daily basis.
Yes, the back cover of the device is removable, and it is a plastic cover as we see on most of the entry level devices. You can see the SIM slots as well as the microSD card slot after removing back cover of the device.
The device comes with 5 MP cameras on the rear as well on the front. This ensures that the user can take high quality selfies as well as for better video calling. The name of the device itself indicates that the device is specially made for selfies.
The device is priced at Rs. 5900 and will be available in both offline and online market. Considering the pricing, the device is decent enough with 1 GB RAM and will be a direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 and other entry level devices.
Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 comes with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display with 480 x 854 pixels that gives the pixel density of 196 ppi.
No, the device does not have the NFC connectivity feature. Near Field Communication is the feature that is available in only a few devices that will help in transferring data faster when the devices are nearby. This is similar to the Bluetooth feature, but faster than it. Make sure that both the devices should have the NFC feature and it should be turned on.
To change the wallpaper on Selfie 2, select the option display from the phone settings, wherein you can find the options like, Gallery, Live Wallpapers, Photos and Wallpapers. You can choose from the image you want to set as you wallpaper from the given options.
To change the font size, go to settings of the device and select the option display. Now you can find the options Font Size that can be changed to Small, Normal, Large and Huge according to the user. Some people will be having a problem in sighting smaller letter so they can make the font size bigger.
The company has not given any word from the company about the Marshmallow update on Canvas Selfie 2 but looking at the specifications of the device it will take time for the update to reach the device as there are many other devices of higher specifications to receive it.
Initially, you should make sure that the internet package is activated. Now go to the settings of the device and tap on the more option wherein, select Tethering and Portable hotspot and turn it on. Your device is ready to share data via Bluetooth tethering, WLAN and USB options accordingly. A maximum of 8 devices can be connected and the user can limit the access to selected devices also.
These are the tips and tricks of Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 that will be guiding you after buying the device. if you have any more doubts about the device, drop a comment in out PhoneRadar forum page.