Micromax Canvas Amaze: An Under 8k Phone with 2GB RAM

The renowned Indian Smart Phone manufacturing company Micromax gained popularity in Indian smart phone market by announcing low budget smart phones with nice specs. This company had announced lot of variants under 10k to choose from. Recently, yet another smartphone came out from the company in the Canvas series: Canvas Amaze. This is a low budget smartphone and indeed got some nice specs on paper. So, let’s take a look at this device and find out whether it’s worth a buy.

Design and Display

This device resembles typical Micromax look with curved edges and metallic finish. This device gives good grip while holding and gives nice look and feel.


Canvas Amaze features a stunning 5inch HD IPS display with (1280×720 resolution) with 16.7M color depth. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to avoid screen damage. Although we didn’t have information about the measurements of this device, this device looks nice and got nice display considering the available price bracket. 720p resolution for a 5 inch screen would give appropriate experience while using with decent color production and viewing angles.

Processing Unit and Software

Canvas Amaze got a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor MT6580 CPU coupled with 2GB RAM. This device has 8GB onboard storage (out of which 4.27GB is available for user) which can be expandable upto 32 GB using SD Card. As majority of Micromax devices do, this device comes with Android Lollipop v5.0 pre installed with included features such as Battery saver feature, Better Internet connectivity and improved video and camera capabilities.

As you can see, this is an average smartphone which would give decent performance. Though you might not expect best high end processing from this device, average range usage could be handled pretty well without any lagging, considering its price.

One of the nice software features offered by this device is “Firstouch capability” using which you can type faster in your regional language with Matra (vowel sign) and word prediction. Currently this device supports 10 Indian languages.

Camera Unit

Micromax Canvas Amaze has 13MP auto focus primary camera with flash (capable fo 3120×4160 resolution) along with 5MP fixed focus front facing camera ( having 1920×2560 resolution). This device supports 720p HD video.


Again, this camera would also give you decent performance considering its price bracket. You can get good shots on daylight using this device. As you would expect, there are no great features like 4K video recording using this camera.

Battery Life

This device has a 2000mAh battery inside with 260 hours of standby time and 7 hours of talk time, as claimed by the company. Depending on the usage of the device, you can get nice battery backup using this device. If you are an average user, you would be able to last a day for sure using this device.

Connectivity and Others

Micromax canvas Amaze is a dual SIM device (GSM+GSM) and supports upto 3G connection. Considering the price bracket, this wouldn’t be a down side of this device as of now, since using 3G also one could get better network speeds. This device also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS , Micro USB and comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty. This device also got sensors such as G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic sensor and gyroscope got embedded and has FM Radio.

Final Thoughts

Clearly, this is a low budget device with nice amount of RAM. It is available for approx Rs.7.5k on eBay. This device got a nice display with gorilla glass protection, decent camera and battery life. Considering the price bracket, there are sacrifices in this device too. There are better options if you could afford a little bit of money under 10k. But if your budget fits in this range, you can take a look at it.

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