Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G Launched in India: Unboxing and Hands-On
Micromax has just launched a new 4G-enabled smartphone in India. The Canvas Pulse 4G is the newest budget device from the company and is priced at Rs. 9,999. The device goes on sale on Flipkart starting today. The Canvas Pulse 4G is the company’s third launch following Canvas Mega and Canvas Sega 4G priced at Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 10,999, respectively.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics Ltd said, “India is currently at the cusp of 4G evolution, and Micromax is fully prepared to lead this march with a range of 4G devices from value to premium segments, which deliver best-in-class performance and design across price points for the diverse Indian consumers. Our latest launch, Canvas Pulse 4G is our premium yet powerful product with Flipkart offering 3GB RAM and Octacore at a never before price reiterating our commitment to democratizing technology for the new age digital natives who want to be connected all the time.
In terms of specs, the Canvas Pulse 4G sports a 5-inch HD IPS screen and is powered by a 1.3 GHz octal-core processor with MediaTek (MT 6753) chipset, with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via Micro SD card slot.
On the camera front the device features a 13MP rear with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front with f/2.4 aperture. The phone is fitted with a 2100mAh battery and comes with the usual set of connectivity features that includes 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. The Canvas Pulse 4G runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
We did a quick unboxing and hands-on of the device. The handset feels light in your hand and the size is just right for one-handed tasks. The back plastic panel is smooth and feels great in your hand, though a lack of a firm grip may dissuade some buyers. The metallic sides and rectangular frame adds to the overall aesthetics of device and gives a premium feel to it, which is not a common sight for a device in the price bracket.
Inside the box:
- USB wall charger
- Screen Protector
- User Manual
The 5MP front camera also comes with LED flash as well a Gesture Shot which clicks a picture by simply creating a ‘V’ on the screen with your hand.
The UI is pretty fluid and snappy as one would expect from a budget device these days. The app tray leaves the main screen clear, though the device does come with a bunch of bloatware, which you can uninstall. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and there is no word yet on whether it will get a Marshmallow update.
A 2,100mAh battery isn’t much to brag about here but but basic usage with the device will get you through the day.
Check out the spec table of the Canvas Pulse 4G below.
|Specification||Canvas Pulse 4G|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS screen|
|Chipset||MediaTek (MT 6753)|
|CPU||1.3 GHz octa-core processor|
|Front Camera||5 MP f/2.4|
|Rear Camera||13 MP f/2.2|
|Expandability||Up to 32 GB via MicoSD|
|Battery||2,100 mAh battery|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0 GPS/AGP / 4G LTE|
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|