Micromax s Canvas series has been quite popular in India. The company has regularly expanded its Canvas portfolio with variety of devices at different price points. With competition getting tougher in the budget segment, especially between Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000, Micromax is making efforts to stay updated with the changing marketing dynamics. With extensive content partnerships, it is looking to optimize user experience, but at the same it is ensuring its devices are at par with the competition in terms of hardware. It s latest flagship smartphone Canvas 5 appears to be in line with Micromax s mission. Also Read - 5 delayed smartphone launches in India due to COVID-19 in May 2021Also Read - Micromax In 1 goes on sale in India today on Flipkart: Top 5 features, price of all variants
Priced at Rs 11,990, the Micromax Canvas 5 features competitive set of specifications such as 4G LTE connectivity and 13-megapixel rear camera. The smartphone is set to take on rivals in the range of Rs 10,000-Rs 13,000. We got an opportunity to get our hands on the latest Micromax flagship smartphone, here are our first impressions: Also Read - Micromax In 1 first impressions: Solid competition for Poco M3
In terms of design, the Canvas 5 felt compact with necessary volume and power buttons comfortably within reach of fingers. The smartphone has metal side frames, while the rear has faux leather. The front is dominated by the display along with front facing camera. It s notable the Canvas 5 has on-screen navigation buttons. The audio jack is mounted on top, while the base features the USB port. The smartphone has removable back panel, housing slots for SIM and microSD card. The rear features camera lens accompanied by flash on the left top corner, while the Micromax logo sits at the centre. Speaker grilles are placed little lower. The Canvas 5 may not be the best looking smartphone, but feels compact, light and easy to grip nonetheless.
The Micromax Canvas 5 has a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with pixel density of 423ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Responsiveness of touchscreen felt smooth, though the display is quite reflective, especially in outdoors. However, the display offered better brightness in indoor conditions. The latest Micromax flagship sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera. Micromax has kept the camera UI minimalistic with very basic features such as location, timer, flash and flexibility to take lower-resolution pictures. During our brief usage, the rear camera performed smoothly. Front facing camera looked quite good though. Stay tuned for our detailed review on the camera performance.
Heading on to the performance part, the Micromax Canvas 5 runs on 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT 6753) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. We expect the combination should be good enough to deliver fluid experience and handle multitasking. The smartphone has 16GB of built-in storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB by using a microSD card. As said earlier, Micromax s Canvas 5 has contemporary features as it supports dual-SIM, LTE and is powered by a 2900 mAh battery. Wait for our final review for more analysis of the performance of the device.
Micromax has continued to focus on the budget smartphone category with a variety of devices under its popular Canvas series. The latest Canvas 5 looks to be a competitive device though it is set to face tough competition from the popular devices in this category such as the Xioami Mi4i, Motorola Moto G (third-gen) and Xolo Black 1X. Check out our comparison in terms of specifications, features and price: Micromax Canvas 5 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Motorola Moto G (third-gen) vs Xolo Black 1X Meanwhile, check out our Canvas 5 gallery below: