In keeping with the trend in emerging markets like India, Google’s R&D work on Android One assists the hardware and software to mingle without hitches. And the best, you won’t have to wait for Micromax to give you Android L since the Android One tag will take matters into its own hands and deliver updates to end users directly.
The Micromax Canvas A1 boasts of a sophisticated, posh appearance even though the phone is made of plastic material. It is stylish and has an attractive design to suit people of different age groups.
Equipped with a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display but no Gorilla Glass here.The display looks bright, is clear even under sunlight and running on stock Android makes it a delight to browse through.
As budget handsets go, the A1 sets a high benchmark for performance, surpassing the Moto E quite comfortably. It is pure stock UI where you get the Android experience that Google wants you to. The model runs on an decent 1.3 GHz Mediatek quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
The 5 MP autofocus rear camera is also great for the price tag. To please the selfie lovers, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera has also been covered.
The Canvas A1 lasted us 18 hours from 100 percent to 2 percent including over 4 hours of screen on time with a mix of gaming, phone calls, text and IMs, and a long session of browsing and surfing.
It comes with latest android 4.4.4 with a price tag of just Rs 6,499 which available on Amazon.
Round 2 in Android One will have new phones hitting market by December-end.
Micromax Canvas A1 Quick Specs
– Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS
– 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS touchscreen
– 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek chip
– 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, 32GB expandability
– 2MP and 5MP cameras
– Dual SIM support
– 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth
– 1700mAh battery