Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Updated: 10-05-2015 20:57:27
A116 Canvas HD



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₹ 12,000
Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2,1 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Display Size 5.0 inch
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal Memory 4 GB
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core
Things we Like and Dislike about Micromax A116 Canvas HD


  • Poor Battery Back-up


  • Front-facing Camera
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • LED Flash
  • Good Camera

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General Information

  • AnnouncedJan, 2013
  • Form FactorBar
  • ReleasedFeb, 2013
  • Box ContentCharger, Headset, USB Cable
  • ShadesBlack, White
  • OSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2,1 (Jelly Bean)
  • LanguagesEnglish

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight156 gms
  • Height144 mm
  • Width74 mm
  • Thickness10.7 mm


  • Maximum Standby TimeUpto 174 hours
  • Maximum TalktimeUpto 5 hours
  • BatteryLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Internet & Connectivity

  • Infrared
  • Bluetoothv3.0 with A2DP
  • USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
  • Handsfree
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • BrowserHTML5
  • Networks2G + 3G, Dual SIM
  • GPRS
  • Data SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 11 Mbps
  • EDGE
  • 2G NetworkGSM 900/1800 MHz
  • 3G NetworkHSDPA 2100 MHz
  • Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Basic Features

  • Javavia Java MIDP emulator
  • Calendar
  • Voice Dialing
  • Voice Memo
  • Sync
  • SyncML
  • Clock
  • Alarm Clock
  • Organiser
  • In-built Torch
  • Office Applications
  • Trackball
  • SNS Integration


  • Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Voice Recording
  • Image Viewer
  • Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Jack/Port
  • Games


  • Rear Camera8.0 MP
  • Camera Resolution3264x2448 pixels
  • Video Resolution720p @ 30fps
  • Front Camera2.0 MP
  • GeoTagging
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Auto Focus
  • Camera FlashLED
  • Resolution (Front)1600x1200 pixels
  • Digital Zoom
  • Touch Focus
  • Video Resolution (Front)640x480
  • Primary Camera8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash


  • Display Colours16 Million
  • Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution (H)720 pixels
  • Display Resolution (V)1280 pixels
  • Display Size5.0 inch
  • SenseUI
  • Multi-Touch
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Pixels Per Inch Density294 ppi
  • Screen Protection
  • Display TypeIPS LCD
  • Display FeaturesCapacitive Touchscreen


  • Vibration
  • RingtonesWAV, MP3


  • T9 Dictionary
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM


  • RAM1 GB
  • Call Log
  • Memory CardmicroSD, up to 32 GB
  • Internal Memory4 GB

Our Ratings

  • Appearance
  • Ease of Use
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Value For Money


  • Accelerometer Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor


  • Processor1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core
  • ChipsetMTK MT6589
  • Graphics ProcessorPowerVR SGX544


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Overview of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is essentially a phablet (phone + tablet) and a majority of the general Indian population saw live for the first time on February 14, 2013, which is when it hit stores across India. With its speedy quad core processor and excellent display screen, most mobile phone pundits agree it is a good buy as the ‘phablet’ is the up and coming gadget for the year.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Design and Build Quality

Weighing at 168 grams, the A116 Canvas HD is a white touch bar phone with the following dimensions: 144 by 74 by 10.7 millimetres. It is a dual SIM phone with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Media Tek processor.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Micromax A116 Canvas HD

True to its name, this phablet features a 5-inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen boasting of 16.7 million colors for the ultimate visual experience. Apart from that, you can enjoy numerous Android exclusives with its Jelly Bean v4.1.2 operating system.

Telephony and Phonebook

With its spacious memory, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD can store practically unlimited phone numbers, as well as dialled, received and missed calls.

Messaging and Emails

Apart from SMS and MMS, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD can deliver emails and instant messages. It is also capable of social networking communication.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

The A116 Canvas HD has a video player that can process MP4, H.263 and H.264 videos at 30 frames per second.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Music Player and FM Radio

This phablet has a comprehensive music player that can manage MP3, AAC and MIDI files, among many others. It also comes with a FM radio.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Camera and Image Quality

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD boasts of an 8-megapixel rear camera with a vivid resolution of 3264 by 2448. Its front VGA camera, on the other hand, has a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels.

Video Camera and Video Quality

This phablet has a 3GP (HD) video camera with a resolution 1280 by 720 pixels.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Connectivity Options

Data sharing is made possible with the Micromax A116 Canvas HD’s GPRS, v4.0 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB port, Edge and 3G connectivity options.

Organiser and Other Utility Tools

This phone comes with an organiser and vital utility tools such as a calendar and a clock.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Web Browser and Applications

Surfing the net is easy with the A116 Canvas HD’s WAP 2.0/HTML web browser. It also comes with a number of applications, such as Mi Store, Mi Live, Mi Zone+ and Hook-up.

Google Maps and GPS

Micromax A116 Canvas HDs boasts of a global positioning system with A-GPS support.

Distinctive Features of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with four sensors: a proximity sensor, light sensor, motion sensor, and G-sensor.

Value for Money

At an average retail price of INR 13990 (approx., may vary), the Micromax A116 Canvas HD phablet is a stellar mobile device that is relatively cheap compared to its counterparts.


With the A116 Canvas HD’s long list of features and friendly price, it is a must-buy for people who want to get the best of both worlds (phone plus tablet.) With its varied functionalities, it comes as no surprise why the phablet may just be the next craze.

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shashi pukale

05-02-2013 13:19:00

when canvas 2 A116 will in market ?