Micromax has recently launched its all new Turbo handset, Micromax Canvas Magnus A117, thought to be the most powerful handset ever from Micromax. The device is offered with a 1.5GHz quad core processor and has been made available with a number of online web portals for instant ordering. The launch of the Canvas Magnus A117 has made a upper hand over the Micromax Canvas 4.
The device is shipped with the handset, its 2000 mAh battery, user manual and warranty statements, ear phones and data cable.
Micromax A117 design and display:
When the outer design of the device is considered, there is much in common between the handset and with Micromax A116 and A110 models. All of these devices seem to feature similar curves and are slimmed down towards the edges and the only main difference in their design is that the Micromax A117 is made of Aluminum body. This ensures that the battery is kept intact within the device and is not that easy to remove the battery from the case. The device weighs about 141 grams along with the battery and is average dimensions are 144.42×74.06×9, 05 mm. Its micro USB port and audio jack are placed at the top of the device and has power and lock buttons on its right side and volume controls at its left end.
Its rear end features a 12 MP camera featured with LED flash and speakers. The device has an 5 inch capacitive touch screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution and features at least 16.7 M Colors. Though interface across the device is smooth and responsive and its screen affords the best viewing angles. Notifications are intimate with the help of LED indicator in the device. It is important to use a safeguard to protect the screen of the device, as it is not clear as of now if the device is fitted with some screen guard or not. The gadget also features light and proximity sensors, accelerometer and other magnetic sensors as that of other Micromax handsets.
Memory, operating system and Storage:
The Canvas magus A117 is featured with a 1GB RAM processing speed of which a free space of 640 MB is available for the users. The phone has a storage capacity of 4 GB which has been split into 1.61 GB of internal storage and 0.98 GB for apps. There is also a slot to expand the memory with the help of micro SD card that helps to install apps. Android 4.2.1 operating system supports the system with provisions to accommodate OTA updates.
Camera and entertainment:
The device features a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and auto focus features. The quality of images captured with the camera is excellent and its front camera is of 2 MP pixel strength, good enough to capture images even in low light conditions. Image output is excellent and there is excellent quality of videos captured with the device. The device could capture pictures of 720p resolution.
Games and connectivity:
The handset undoubtedly supports powerful applications and games that could be installed both in its memory and also at external storage. Its ability to support some of the high end games such as modern combat 4 and Nova 3 is not known yet. Playing games with this device is pretty easy and simple and it is not unusual for users to experience a slight drag, because of the use of micro SD card.
The handset supports music files of all formats and the sound offered by the device is loud for a perfect party. Wi-Fi signal seems very strong with the device and it connects pretty well with Bluetooth and 3G network as the device is made of aluminum body, there are possibilities for the device to get heated up, especially when the user is outdoor under the sun. The headset could heat up the device even further and its outer temperature could get as high as 47 degrees.
The device is powered by an 2000 mAh battery that could last even for a complete day with optimal usage. People have tested the battery while performing benchmarks and playing games and found that the device acts best with this battery power. The device has a standby time of 32 days and a talk time of 7 hours. Users could also enjoy constant video and music playback for a considerable time duration.
Micromax canvas Magnus a117 is a fair bet for its buyers and the company seems to afford the right price point for the device. It is absolutely the best alternative for A116 and would replace it shortly. It is good to afford the device for Rs 15,000 for its processing speed of 1.5 GHz quad core chipset and it has the best looks with aluminum body. No doubt it would be a hot selling Smartphone in the near future. Its GPU is powerful that most of the Micromax counterparts and its overall performance are impressive and the device has attained good benchmark results as well.
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