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Micromax has let out yet another sensation into the market, or has it? Micromax today announced the new Micromax Canvas 4 A210, a double jump in model number but no real jump in specs. The phone is priced at Rs. 17990 and is available to purchase today.

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Initial Impressions

At the first glance the phone will remind you of each and every Canvas phone you have seen till date, plastic design and glass front and the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is no different. The built quality is much improved over the previous edition Canvases but it is identical to many a smartphone already in the market. The bezel reminds you of a an iPhone with a stainless steel finish where the back panel is very Samsung.

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Micromax has kept exactly the same specs of the Canvas HD with the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 and only bumped up the camera on the back and the front. The Blow to unlock feature, comes via an app and is very gimmicky and should cause a lot of problem for people. The interface is stock apart from a lot of Micromax bloatware and the performance seems shabby at first. 

The cameras did not boot up on the device we were shown so we were unable to check them out, but the camera app is the standard camera app. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is the company’s attempt at making a device which focuses on build quality vs the hardware, and it seems to most this will be a disappointment. The company is also promising good service and easy replacements for the devices, which can only be seen in the time to come. 

The camera upgrade and design are not the only changes, Micromax has also reduced the battery to a 2000 mAh battery which may end up resulting in lower battery life. Has Micromax built up this phone too much pre launch to the extent that users got really excited? Is the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 overpriced? While we search for the answers check out the images and stay tuned for a hands on Video. 

Are you keeping or canceling your preorder? Let us know below.

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Bharat Nagpal

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  • Prashantrathore

    I have same problem maps n navigation never work on micromax canvas 4 A210

  • anoop kamal

    I purchased canvas 4 two weeks b4. I facin a prob wid this gadget.. When i turned on gps,its showin only the tower location… Same issue on navigation.. Pls help..

  • kiran udayan

    nothing to say that much it is good only one thing to say that is the price

  • OmkarVetal

    micromax canvas 4 has stereo headset ??? or not ??? can any body tell me

  • Suneel

    Now the MMX Brand Will Floop

  • RohitSharma1
  • RohitSharma1

    same as blue one life yaar turely china made and chinese

  • bd1209
  • Obaid1O

    Blow to unlock for 18k ? what am i ? Rajnikanth ?

    • bd1209

      Obaid1O  LOL

  • sachin v

    blast the indian market

    • RohitSharma1

      sachin v 
      it have same hardware no major change and high price

  • SathishChandran

    Canvas 4 Price should have been around 15K – 16K. I Cancelled my Prebooking.

  • bramesh105

    i like the 5.5” full hd with 401ppi even though its a bigger device to call? as a mobile and also the 1.7 Ghz quad core make it a quite powerfull, i hope the price will come down in the upcoming weak /.

  • bigbuddyeisen

    Micromax has hugely disappointed me with this new launch as the hype & expectations were sky high and they haven’t risen an inch from A116. The new so called features are just gimmicks to increase the price. I did expect a full HD display, a better GPU, 2GB RAM, and a better improved battery. I CANCELLED my pre order and is waiting for iberry Nuclea N1. Do give us a good review of the same please…

  • Pratik Shirkar

    The design of canvas 4 is beautiful and the device looks premium like other high end devices btu the main issue is that mmx had packed the same specs of canvas HD  and it is priced high people would rather like to buy around 15k – 16k

  • UtsukShah

    Micromax, please name this device CanvasHD+ OR A116+. If I had made a pre-order, I’d cancel it for sure.

  • NaveenKumarU

    MMX u are no where with this phone in market… there are many other smartphones for this price range… u disappointed your customers… i was waiting to but this phone… but nw just for camera sake i m not ready to pay  18k….. goodbye MMX…………….

  • livefyre123

    Not sure if http://compareindia.in.com/specification/mobile-phones/karbonn-titanium-s9/327912
    article is correct. however, this should have been MMX A210.

  • vikasmarele

    Was expecting hike in RAM, Processor and battery but MMX disappointed. Price and some features are good and still its worthwhile to buy a phone for 18000 bugs having so much features and look.

  • Balthazarx

    I think this phone is awesome i would rather buy two of these in a  year than buy one of htc or samsung or another so-called “BRANDED” phone why? u ask … because this phone is perfect in terms of price and processing power moreover none of us is going to require hardcore processing power unless u are a dev, heck even the devs would love such a cheap phone they can keep on experimenting (overclocking, moding) on such a cheap and powerful device without burning thier pockets and rather burning the processing chips ;)

    • livefyre123

      Balthazarx – Dude, the problem here is that its predecessor A116 has the same specifications. and 6K cheaper. Ofcourse this phone is cool one, just that we did not get what it could have been.

  • HemanthVeeravalli

    I HAVE CANCELLED MY PRE ORDER. ITS SUCH A WASTE OF TIME THINKING ABOUT THE PHONE DUE TO THE HYPE CREATED BY MMX FOR SUCH A BULL SHIT OF A DEVICE ( WHIS IS A REBADGED DEVICE).

  • qualityking

    Aaaaah what the f… this time they screwed themselves… made so much of hype and what they produced is not even closed to chines $160 phone…. What is big disappointment… Wrong decision… And this will cost them

  • RaviShah

    mmx sucks.. i cancel my order now…really bad hardware specs.i m not ready to buy for camera….
    really mmx stabs back us..

  • RaviShah

    @bharat nagpal,,, can you buy this phone?? no bias pls answer it..

  • PotalafashionsWear

    very very disappointment from mmx clearly shows what is mmx dont care about quality but to fool indian how can we say be india buy india there are many other chinese company who offer much better in lower price after all canvas is also made in china not made in india they just play with indian emotion be indian buy indian

  • livefyre123

    I cancelled my order. I just needed 2GB RAM, Magnetic sensor and 3000mAH battery

    • raviequip

      livefyre123 u needed 2GB RAM, Magnetic Sensor & 3000mAH Battery then buy S4!!!! Phat Gayegi :)

  • KskRoyal

    ITS bummer !!!!!!!!!! :-(

  • KskRoyal

    Bharat we want a Full review about this phone ..This phone created a lot of  hype about specs but sadly its in built RAM is fixed as 1Gb again like we have in A116 …I impressed about the screen resolution of 1080p ..SO bharat please post a full review  video of canvas 4 as soon as possible….

  • anantha

    too bad .. totally flop .. expected a lot more considering the hype created .. Micromax totally took its customers for granted

  • Animesh Agrawal

    AWESOME

  • kaleemp

    Its totally flop phone
    Cancel my order

  • AnkurMittal

    Tell me which one of you is going to use the “blow to unlock” feature ??? lolz

  • SudhirKotalwar

    Biggest disappointment by Micromax on the hype they created around this phone!!!!!

  • mmx4u

    What Killed CANVAS 4:
    1. BIGGEST Killer is the Battery @ 2000 mah
    which will suck big time, battery life will be even less than A116
    because of  gimmicky stuff that eats a lot of
    battery like some idiotic gestures, blow to unlock…lol. Whats the
    use?, its a cellphone and people need BATTERY POWER!
    2. Same idiotic GPS which will take 10 minutes for a GPS Fix.
    3. No Magnetic sensor! Come on, without a magnetic sensor a mobile device is DIRECTIONLESS!
    4.
    Same CPU & Chipset @ 1.2 GHZ and Same GPU, which is already behind
    the competitors in the market, it will be completely outdated just 1
    month down the line when CANVAS 4 will actually be commonly available
    and other competitors will be all out with their arsenal!
    5. Same cheap in-call quality and low sound output from speakers in loud conditions.
    6. It has 5 inch screen, whereas 5.5 was expected, the standard is shifting to 5.5 as the ideal screen size.
    7.
    RAM – BIGGEST disappointment! At this price range and so much hype and
    hoopla, 2GB was least expected, you just gave 1 GB which is thing of the
    past now, how will you compete?
    8.  Its not a FULL HD, its just 720p and not 1080p screen!
    9. And finally a nail in the coffin
    is the price! 18000 for this is quite high. Genuine price should be
    15000 not a single rupee more than that.
    For me the BIGGEST killer is the BATTERY, old specs and PRICE

    • SudhirKotalwar

      mmx4u Perfect!

    • userguide

      mmx4u  you are absolutely true. We were counting on the phone. But hard time disappointment. MMX u need not launch this cell in market. Coz it will be outdated in another month. If Nexus 5 with android 5.0 is released then u r no where in the market.

  • vijayshimla

    Over hyped and over priced– will be OK buy once it settles down to its natural  level i.e. 13k–which it will in 2 months.I still have doubts about a 2000 mAh, battery being able to run aa Android Phone over the entire day..anyways the micromax owners can carry a charger in their pocket for use by 5 PM.

    • mmx4u

      vijayshimla Life CAN be endless with 2000 mAh battery! as the phone would die soon, then one will get lot of free time to spend with family and friends, can enjoy real life to the maximum :)

  • Ravi Rajput
  • HemantUttwani

    idiot micromax why did u got so much hype

  • RonakSinghGulati

    flop

  • Antas Mishra

    Disappointing is how I would describe the Canvas4.
    They could have at-least upgraded RAM to 2GB, to separate this device from Canvas HD.
    Price hike should have been as much as 17,999.
    Another feature I looked was upgraded processor.
    16 GB in-built memory,, Camera Upgrade & Bezel are the +ves.
    Hope they would be soon launching the Canvas 4 PLUS to avoid the customer disaapointment.
    ***** Cancelling my Pre-Booking *****

  • anantha

    cancelling ma order :)

  • SapnaMulani

    Just a change in camera and internal memory is not a justified reason to price it at 17999/- Canvas HD looks more affordable and reasonable than this.

  • mohibsheth

    Go home Micromax, you are drunk!!

  • Nav Deep

    we expected too much thanks to zillions of crap bloggers btw it is a perfect device and now we get a service guarantee too

  • Kumarjit Saha

    its over priced