Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus
After a prolific run with its entry-level products, Micromax is fading away against the likes of Chinese giants. The company has unveiled some of the finest smartphones all these years, but then truth is, it hasn’t been able to match up with Xiaomi, Lenovo, Meizu, or even LeEco. Things are getting quite worse and even buyers are losing hope in their trusted home-brand!
But, Micromax is not ready to give up, at least not yet. The company recently revamped its brand logo and made a strong come back with 18 product launches including the all new Canvas 6 and 6 Plus. It has given some major improvements on the software side, and is promising a whole lot more with good looks and high-end innards. Since Canvas 6 and 6 Plus were targeted towards the sub-15k category, we all knew Micromax had other plans for entry-level buyers. The only question was, what it is and when it’ll show up?
And then, enter Canvas Spark 2 Plus, the version 2.0 of Micromax’ prolific Canvas Spark smartphone. Price well below INR 5k, the latest offering Micromax from endows a lot more than reasonable pricing and decent internals. It packs super-smooth performance under moderate usage, and stands out with the latest and sweetest Android ever, Marshmallow!
Here’s our brief overview on what you can expect from Micromax’ latest budget beauty:
Design and Build Quality
Though expecting a metal body at this price would be wrong, yet Micromax has done a pretty decent job in keeping things in line with Canvas Spark 2 Plus. The device ships in Metallic Grey, Copper Gold and Champagne Gold colours, and packs a sturdy plastic body with fine aesthetics and a stunning metal finish. It fits nicely in one hand, and looks much better most smartphones hitting the shelves under 5k. You can carry it comfortably, and can get the best out of its slim and sleek profile. Clearly, Micromax has created a stunning piece of craftsmanship at a great price.
Display and Visual Experience
Just as we all expected, Micromax has given a fairly impressive 5-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480 pixels) with Canvas Spark 2 Plus. The device endows crisp visuals with rich-colours and decent viewing angles, and caters modern usage requirements quite easily. Though it’s not a match for renowned entry-level players with HD displays, we can still assure you, it does offer enough to keep you entertained without any snags or issues. Whether indoors or under the sun, this display will give decent output and will not let you down under any chance.
Hardware and Internals
Just like display and build quality, there’s nothing fancy about the hardware bundled with Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus. The device features an entry-level chipset with four cores running at 1.3 GHz, and handles light and moderate usage quite easily. It pairs up with 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage, and is almost at par with other players offering the same package at a price around 5-6k. On whole, it’s a decent package, where you get moderate performance and also a microSD card slot for expanding storage options up to 32GB. So, there’ll more than enough room for seamless work and play.
Though we never saw that coming, Micromax has given one of the best cameras on both ends, considering the element of price. The device sports 5-megapixel fixed focus shooter on the rear and a 2-megapixel shooter on front, promising a decent photography experience in all environments. It takes fairly impressive images in all environments, and is backed by a bunch of options that includes LED flash, HDR, panorama, and much more. No doubt, it’s an incredible camera setup for a phone priced at INR 3,999!
Software- Marshmallow out-of-the box
But as we mentioned, the biggest USP of Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus is not its hardware, but the tweaked and well-optimized software. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the box, and endows one of the finest deals ever. It makes multi-tasking easy as pie, and includes all those features that we’ve been seeing in renowned Android Marshmallow based devices, including Nexus 5X and 6P.
Meaning, no more power-saving hassles with an effective power management system and a bunch of other upgrades such as, app-permissions, support for bio-metric scanning, and granular context for Google Now. It brings 200 new emojis to keep you socially connected, and takes the entire user-experience to a whole new level.
In addition to this, multi-language support on Canvas Spark 2 Plus makes the entire experience better than ever. The device gives you the liberty to connect with your loved ones in 10 different languages which include, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Oriya, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati.
Even here, Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus does not let you down. The device ships with a fairly impressive 2000 mAh battery, and gives you sufficient juice for an entire day of moderate usage. In fact, with an FWVGA display and effectively optimized Marshmallow features, it can easily cater your needs without running out of power unexpectedly. If you’re shopping for a power saver device on a tight budget, nothing gets better than Canvas Spark 2 Plus.
No questions asked, Canvas Spark 2 Plus is an exemplary deal from Micromax. The device not only ships at a reasonable price bracket, but also includes a powerful processor and well-optimized software. No other smartphone maker except Micromax manages such a deal under 5k and that too with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is the first ever Marshmallow based device from the company, and is an ideal choice for buyers who’re hunting effectively priced smartphones with decent if not high-end internals.
So, in case you’ve a tight budget for buying a smartphone, grab a Canvas Spark 2 Plus at Rs. 3,999 exclusively via Snapdeal.com. You can even exchange your old smartphone for a price-cut on this handset.