Can Micromax A116 Canvas 3 be 2013’s hottest Smartphone?

Micromax is going to release it’s much awaited Micromax A116 Canvas 3 (also known as Micromax A116 Canvas HD) next 14th February (See Micromax A116 Canvas 3 Release date). After announcement of Micromax A116 Canvas 3, it boomed into the market and everyone is waiting for this low priced quad-core smartphone. Till now no company was able to implement such aggressive pricing. Micromax A116 Canvas 3 is going to be priced below Rs.15,000. At just Rs. 15000 Micromax is providing features of a Rs. 30,000 Samsung phone.

Micromax A116 Canvas 3
Micromax A116 Canvas 3

Samsung also tried to compete the mid-range smartphone market with it’s Samsung Galaxy Grand, but it lagged to micromax A116 Canvas 3 in terms of Display, price and processor. In this low priced quad-core segment only Micromax A116 HD and Karbonn S1 Titanium grabbed attention of general users. Though specification wise A116 canvas 3 is far ahead of Karbonn S1.

See also: Micromax A116 Canvas 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand,  Micromax A116 Canvas 3 Vs Karbonn S1 Titanium

Micromax A116 Canvas 3 Specification

  • 1.2 Ghz Quad-core processor,
  • 5 inch 720p HD display (IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels),
  • Android OS version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean,
  • 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, Micro SD supported upto 32GB.
  • 8MP auto focus camera, 2MP front camera for video calling,
  • Dual SIM (3G+3G),
  • WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS.
  • A huge 2100 mAh battery for longer run.

Can Micromax A116 Canvas 3 be 2013’s hottest Smartphone?

Micromax A116 features a 1.2Ghz quad-core MediaTek’s MT6589 processor, 1GB RAM, 720p HD display, WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 4.1, and so on. 8MP auto-focus camera on the rear panel also looks good. But key question here is Could Micromax make the  A116 Canvas 3 2013’s hottest handset? Let’s determine that in this post.


Micromax A116 Canvas 3 features a 5 inch 720p HD display, though 720p displays are feature of 2012, not 2013. in 2013 smartphones will launch with 1080p full HD display. Sony Xperia Z is going to launch with such a full HD display.


quad-core processors are also a feature of 2012, Starting from HTC One X, which was first launched with a quad core processor, followed by Samsung Galaxy S III . Though till now there is no phone with octa-core processor, there are rumors that Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch with such a octa core processor. Processor wise Micromax A116 Canvas 3 is upto date.

Storage and RAM:

Micromax A116 Canvas 3 have a 4GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. 1GB of RAM is more than enough to run various heavy applications, though 2013 smartphones are going to have 2GB RAM. In terms of internal memory Micromax A116 Canvas 3 lags behind 2013 phones with just 4GB of it. Though you can increase it’s memory upto 32GB with microSD card.


Micromax A116 Canvas 3 have only a 8MP camera, while most of the 2013 cameras will come with a 13MP camera.


in terms of other specs, Micromax A116 Canvas 3 doesn’t have NFC, though it comes packed with all other features like 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, compass etc. It also have latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean for ultimate user experience. Micromax also said it will get Android 4.2 update soon after launch.


in terms of price Micromax A116 Canvas 3 outplace everybody in the market. most of the 2013 smartphones will cost you more than Rs. 40,000 ($800), whereas it’s priced just Rs. 15000 (slightly less than that). See Sony Xperia Z price.

We understand that to keep this price low micromax had to cut on Camera spec, NFC and display. Now only time will say whether Micromax A116 Canvas 3 will become 2013’s hottest smartphone or not, what do you say?


Sadek is an Engineer, geek, Android lover and active blogger.and the founder of Top Ten Lists along with several others.

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