Micromax Canvas Knight 2 Review
What to do when you come across a phone that has a rookie brand name? Would you buy such a phone? Will the cost-effective price offered for such phones going to support the features and specs it possesses? Such situations are usually faced with brands such as Micromax. Being one of the top sellers of the world, this Indian smartphone firm did become a recognized brand all over India and overseas. But, even after so many years, the brand has not been a part of the bigger brands and people still hesitate to buy one. Know why? – It’s the low-quality specs the phone company provides to the customers.
Specifications of Micromax Canvas Knight 2:
- 5 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen display offering 16 m colours with 294 pixels per inch.
- 1280 by 720 pixels resolution offers average colour saturation.
- 16 internal memory and 2 GB RAM
- Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset (Adreno 405).
- Octa-core 1.5 GHz processor
- Bluetooth available, version 4.1
- 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash and 5-megapixel front camera with
- 5 mm audio port
- Nano SIM port
- 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi support
- Proximity and accelerometer sensors
- Non-removable Li-Po 2260mAh battery
However, it cannot be concluded that all phones produced by Micromax are having such issues. The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 E471 has come up with some decent specs in the market. Moreover, it’s the first phone featured by Micromax with 4G network. The phone looks pretty sleek to hold which might trigger the audience to actually buy it. Despite it all, will the phone really be up to the mark? With this review, you will surely understand what the phone can offer you at a cost-effective price.
Externals: Design and Display:
The Canvas Knight 2 offers a plastic body with an IPS capacity screen. You get a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering its 16 million colours-featuring screen. The display is 5.0 inches with 720 by 1280 pixels at 294 pixels per inch. It’s not at all crisp and might burst those pixels when one sees the screen from a close distance. Besides that, you get four colour variations in it, which are – Grey, Red, Black and White. Other than these features, the design is the same as in other Canvas Knight series’ phones. But, overall, we can say that the material quality has been downgraded so that the price could be lowered for the audience. The good thing is that the phone is just 6.3 mm thick, which adds it in the category of slim phones.
Internals: Hardware and Software:
The Canvas Knight 2 gives its users the firsthand experience of Android Lollipop (v5.0). When looking at the processor, the phone offers good juice to run those apps. You get Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset. An Octa-core 1.5 GHz is there to support the chipset with Adreno 405 GPU. You get a microSD card slot with expansion up to 32 GB. However, just like other Knight phones, the SIM 2 slot has to be sacrificed for the expandable memory. But, the plus point is that you get 16 GB internal memory. Do note that you won’t get full 16 GB as more than 1 GB would be taken by the system files. On top of that, you get 2 GB RAM to support the processor. So, it can be said that the processor’s quality is decent.
Camera and Connectivity:
The Canvas Knight offers its users an above average quality camera for sure, just like its previous models. It features 13MP primary camera with 4128 by 3096 pixels supporting autofocus. This time the manufacturers have added dual-LED flash to it for crisp images. Other features include touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection. Videos can be recorded at 1080@30fps. A secondary camera of 5 MP is also provided, which offers good quality pictures as well.
The connectivity options offered to the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with the hotspot. You do not get Wi-Fi Direct in it. You also get A-GPS but no GLONASS. The phone also supports FM radio. A microUSB v2.0 is also there. Sensors offered in the phone include – proximity sensor and accelerometer. Being a new phone, it still lacks a lot of connectivity features, which could have been avoided by offering them in the phone. Among these, NFC, motion sensor, etc. are absent, which could have helped the phone be better received. Besides this, you don’t even get a decent battery to support all the processing power. A battery of 2260 mAh is all that has been offered with the phone, which is quite low. This might end up into frustrating charging frequently.
People do look up for phones with high specs. But, usually big brands offer such specs at a higher price, which is not affordable by all. To help such phone lovers, phones like Canvas Knight 2 have entered the market and delivered a better approach to the price issues. But, still when such phones are used for a couple of months, they might come up with technical issues which frustrate customers. It might not always be the case, but still people are not satisfied when such situations come up.
Micromax Canvas Knight 2 offers decent specs with Snapdragon and Adreno chipsets which are regarded as one of the best in the market. But, such benefits sometimes come at a price. And, this price is in the form of the screen pixels, which is half the quality of that in the previous Canvas Knight models. People might want to ignore buying this phone because of this low spec. Yet, there would definitely be others who would prefer it for its processor power. Micromax has definitely been India’s leading mobile brand, but it still needs to learn from other smartphone providers that price is not all that matters. There is also a need for high-end quality.
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