Review : Micromax Canvas Nitro A310
Quick look like HTC's Blinkfeed is a hand toll to view news, and social media on the go with just one swipe to the right from the homescreen.
The camera app is great with lot of added features and BSI Sony sensor for great images.
13MP back and 5Mp front camera.
5 inch HD display
Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHzwith a separate GPU
Running on latest Android (KitKat 4.4.2)
Octa-core processor, with all eight core clocked at 1.7GHz
Improved battery capacity
Only available through Snapdeal, which might hold back some customers.
Some games might not work properly.
Recently the Indian Smartphone market has witnessed quite a few new entries, mostly foreign manufacturers with a variety of models. The entry of Motorola with its best in class handsets like the Moto X, Moto G and recently the Moto E, and Xioami’s Mi3 and Redmi 1S down the line, it would be difficult to say that the Indian manufacturers have not been impacted. The marketing strategies of Motorola and Xioami and their partnership with Flipkart as an exclusive retailer have certainly proved fruitful in terms of their penetration in the Indian market. Micromax, has also tried to outright the competition, by drawing similar strategies, one such is the partnership with Snapdeal, for selling the latest Canvas Nitro A310 Smartphone. Micromax Nitro A310 is the latest from the manufacturer, as an answer to the foreign entrants, but does it have what it takes to survive the competition ? lets find if out……
Micromax Canvas A310 has decent specifications and the right price in the category. With Snapdeal as the exclusive retail partner for Canvas Nitro A310, Micromax has got it alright at least on paper, but after it is all about the performance and the feel which Micromax has to deliver. The back leather like panel, which actually made of plastics, gives the phone a decent look, a nice feel at the back while holding it.
In the Box
Canvas Nitro comes in a white, thin box with Nitro A310 images on the front and the specifications on the back side of the box. On opening the box is the handset itself with other accessories packed in other small boxes.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 ships with following accessories:
- Handset itself (available in Pristine White and Mystic Blue)
- Superior quality headphones (in the ear) with round wires and a standard 3.5mm jack.
- Wall charger, good quality with USB port located on the side.
- USB to micro-USB cable, round, black but not the best one from Micromax, as seen before.
- SAR values manual.
- Camera manual for smart gestures.
- Warranty card.
- Screen guard (well done).
- 2,500 mAh battery
- Blink Screen App guide.
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 is powered by Mediatek Mt6592 Octa Core Chipset, clocked at 1.7GHz on all cores. The processor is backed by 2GB of RAM out of which only 600-700MB is free on an average on any given time. The phone packs a Mali 450 MP2 as a graphical processing unit. The phone is backed by a respectable 2,500mAh battery and comes with a 8GB of internal storage. Out of the 8GB storage, around 5.68GB is available, which can be furthermore expanded to 32GB via an external SD card.
The screen is a 5 inch IPS display with a pixel resilution of 720 X 1080, giving a pixel density of 229 dpi. The display is carved out of a “strengthened” glass, but no where “corning Gorilla” is mentioned. About the camera, the front facing camera is 5MP with fixed focus and the rare lens is 13MP Auto-focus with 1080p video capture capability.
Micromax has mounted standard set of sensors on Canvas Nitro A310, and nothing extra ordinary there. The sensors include
- Gravity sensor
- Light Sensor
- Proximity sensor (no gyroscope)
Design And Aesthetics
Micromax has managed to give Canvas Nitro A310 a premium look as well as the feel is also good. The back side of the phone is made of plastic with leather-like finishing, which actually makes the phone light at the cost of the strength and robustness.
At the front side of the phone, there is no branding from Micromax. At the top center there is the receiver grill for calling, and the 5Mp front camera on the left of the phone. At the bottom front side there are there standard capacitive buttons for “Multi-tasking”, “Home” and “Back”. At the back side of the phone in the top-center portion is the 13MP camera with a LED flash, right below the noise cancellation microphone. Below the camera there is the Micromax logo and at the bottom side is the speaker grill.
The volume rockers are on the right and the power button is on the left edge of the phone, as compared to the volume rockers and power button on the same side as seen in most of the smartphones today. The 3.5mm jack is located at the top side of the phone, while the micro USB or the charging port is at the bottom side.
Micromax seems to have done a lot of detailing regarding the camera app. The Canvas Nitro A310, comes with a customized camera app with lot of features, which otherwise have to be added by installing third party apps from Google Play Store. The back camera is a 13MP based on BSI SONY sensor and f2.2 with better focus capabilities. Te images taken outside and inside more more of less the same with HDR doing an excellent detailing job and images captured even in low light were good.
Front Back ; lets you take one picture from the front facing camera and one from the rear facing camera and combine it as a single image.
Stable ; just like the name says, waits till your hands are stable before taking a picture.
Selfie ; A selfie mode lets you click better selfies, however this works best with “V shot gesture” mode.
Refocus; lets you add blur to all areas except the area you select, more like a software version of HTC’s dual camera setup.
Canvas Nitro A310 packs a respectable 2,500mAh battery, which supports a day’s normal use once fully charged. A light user may get two days of battery backup, but charging daily is recommended. The phone will give you an average of 5 hours talktime, with both the sims in the place. Because plastic body, there was no heating issue, which we came across during our encounter with A310.
Battery is 2500mAh as mentioned and is user accessible.
Android OS and User Interface
The display is vivid and bright with great viewing angles, which gives an overall great experience. The phone runs on android KitKat 4.4.2 with minor tweaks from the company, including the Quick look, similar to HTC’s blink feed and a new lock screen. Overall the interface looks neat and clean, except some bloatware, which comes pre-installed. Most of pre-installed apps can be disabled, except a few generic apps from Micromax, which can only be disabled.
It is one of the better Canvas phones till date from Micromax. The right price frame and pleasing performance, Micromax has definitely worked upon on this new Canvas. With Motorola and Xioami making some serious business in the Indian market, Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 can be the right answer from Micromax.
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