Micromax has been actively flooding the Indian mobile market with several high-end smartphones, two of them being the Micromax Canvas Turbo and Canvas 4. These two smartphones have been the highlight of this firm in recent times. The firm has now appointed Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman as the brand ambassador to promote these handsets. While both smartphones are similar in terms of looks, there are several differences. Let’s take an in-depth look into the features of these two devices, through this Micromax Canvas 4 and Micromax Canvas Turbo review.
Micromax Canvas Turbo And Micromax Canvas 4 Review
Weight And Dimensions
The weight of the Micromax Canvas Turbo hasn’t been revealed yet, but its dimensions are known to be 128.30×71.00×8.60 mm. The Micromax Canvas 4 weighs just 158 grams and is slightly longer than the Canvas Turbo. The Micromax Canvas 4’s dimensions are 144.5×73.0x8.9 mm.
Display And Design
The Canvas Turbo comes with a 5-inch display that offers a stunning resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, which the Canvas 4 also offers. Although both devices have the same resolution and screen size, the pixel density of the Canvas Turbo is 441 ppi, while that of the Canvas 4 is 294 ppi.
The viewing angles of the Micromax Canvas 4 are generally good, because of its IPS panel. This makes it easier for more than one individual to view what’s happening on the screen from different angles, despite the screen being highly reflective.
The Canvas Turbo’s Full HD screen is one of its highlights, as it offers high-quality display of images and text, although the screen is a bit dull in comparison with other Full HD devices. The Canvas Turbo is slightly more compact than the Canvas 4. The Canvas Turbo has rounded edges and is available in Midnight Blue and Pristine White colors, while the Canvas 4 comes in Grey and White. Both devices have three capacitive touch keys.
The Canvas 4’s frame is surrounded by an aluminium frame, enhancing its look and sturdiness. The Canvas Turbo’s back comprises a non-removable cover made from aluminum. The Micromax Canvas 4, on the other hand, comes with a removable plastic cover that has a glossy finish. Being a dual-SIM device, the Canvas Turbo has two micro-SIM trays on the left side of the body.
Both Micromax devices come with a 13 MP rear-end camera and a 5 MP front-facing (secondary) camera. Micromax has installed its own camera app in Canvas 4, which comes with HDR, Face Beauty, exposure compensation, Photosphere, and Smile Detection. The Canvas 4 also comes with burst mode, helping you to capture up to 99 shots in one go. It also comes with settings such as color effect, white balance, ISO, and exposure.
While the Canvas Turbo offers nearly the same camera features as the Canvas 4, it comes with features such as 3D Panorama, Remove Object, and GIF Animation modes. Both these Micromax devices don’t offer high-quality image capturing in low-light conditions. In terms of video recording, both devices offer high-quality video recording, but it all depends on the ambient light.
The only flaw pertaining to the camera on both these devices is that they save video clips in .3GP format, which is now outdated.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo comes loaded with a powerful 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589T quad-core processor, whereas the Canvas 4 runs on a 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor. The Micromax Canvas Turbo is powered by a 2 GB RAM, while the Canvas 4 comes with just 1 GB RAM.
In terms of internal storage, the Micromax Canvas Turbo has 16 GB internal memory, out of which 13.4 GB is user-accessible. While the Micromax Canvas 4 comes with the same amount of internal memory, the Micromax Canvas 4 allows the user to utilize just 10 GB of the 16 GB available.
Both devices run on version 4.2 of the Android OS, offering smooth navigation, thanks to the high-end processors. Both devices though, have an issue with playing audio files in the MKV format. However, this is a minor problem, one that can be rectified easily by installing a third-party video player. Both devices offer stunning call quality.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo and Canvas 4 come loaded with a 2000 mAh battery, which should last you through a day of moderate to heavy usage. NDTV.com reports that when both these Micromax devices were subjected to 1 to 1.5 hours of phone calls, two-email accounts running with push notifications, videos and audio clips playing for around one hour, casual web browsing, chatting with WhatsApp, Twitter notifications On, and screen at maximum brightness, they were able to run the device for 8-9 hours. With simple tweaking, you can make the device run even longer, which is phenomenal.
It’s important for you to know that the Micromax Canvas Turbo comes with a non-removable battery, unlike the Canvas 4.
We now come to a critical aspect in buying a device – the price. The Micromax Canvas Turbo was released in October 2013 and was priced at INR 19,990, while the Canvas 4 was launched in July 2013, priced at INR 17, 999. Micromax’s main goal is to launch such smartphone devices in the Indian market that cater to the common man’s needs. They intend to provide a combination of high-end features and moderate pricing. These two devices fit right into Micromax’s agenda.
Both Micromax devices have great features, but the Turbo is definitely your best bet, especially if you’re looking for performance and an amazing screen resolution. However, the Micromax Canvas 4 is a good choice for those who want an increased internal storage and wish to replace the battery easily without having it send it to the manufacturer.
As this Micromax Canvas 4 and Micromax Canvas Turbo review comes to a close, it’s hoped that you’d find it at least a bit easier to choose between the two phones.