Micromax has grown its smartphone segment very fast in India and the adjoining countries as well. It’s canvas series smartphones have done the most of the work for it. Micromax having 22% smartphones share in India is second in list with Samsung at top 26% share.
Micromax added a new Canvas – Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240, with premium features in competition to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Doodle 2 equips the 5.7 inches HD display with Android v4.2 as its operating system.
The phone packs the dual camera integration of 12 MP rear and 5 MP front. It is bundled with a heap of connectivity features. Moreover, the premium features of Galaxy S4 have also been equipped in this device by Samsung.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 review
- Big display of 5.7 inches
- Aluminum casing
- Smart gesture features
- Quad Core processor
- Lower price
- Heavy in weight
- Not having the latest Android OS
- Average battery life
Looks and Design
Micromax has paid a lot attention to build the design of this huge device. This device has the aluminum casing on the whole, which when hold in hand, looks very expensive and stylish. Aluminum casing has put some weight on the weight which is around 220 gram.
Phone has 161 mm length and 82.5 mm width. It is just 8.9 mm thick. When viewed from side, this phone gets broader at the bottom end and is thin on the upper side.
There is a very stylish flip-cover with the device, which expands to become a stand for the device.
The display of this device is IPS LCD type capacitive display, which has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Doodle 2 has got very good colors support. Color depth of the screen is 16 million bits. Good viewing angles and the vibrant colors due to 258 pixel per inch pixel density, this phone is worth your spent money.
I loved playing games on this device, which runs the video in HD resolution quite effectively.
Phone has been packed up with two SIM slots for the dual connectivity of GSM quad bands. It also supports the 3G functionality, and thus gives a 42 Mbps and 11 Mbps on HSDPA and HSUPA bands respectively.
Bluetooth v4.0 is also placed in this phone for the wireless transmission of lesser bytes (in MBs). Wi-Fi is also featured in with the hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct features. Hotspot enables the user to connect this device with other 4-5 devices and provide its data services to them.
GPRS and EDGE are also there. microUSB port and 3.5 mm audio jack serve to be the hardware connectivity ports of this phone.
The phone has abundance of space to store your documents music and video files and even movies. So, entertainment loving people shall opt for this.
It constitutes to have 16 GB internal memory. Memory available to the user is 13 GB and 3 GB is used for the internal usage.
There is no external expansion feature in this phone (a disadvantage) as microSD slot is missing. 1 GB RAM is memory equipment which supports the processing unit.
This phone has the same equipment of camera modules as Micromax Canvas 4. Infact there are many features which resembles in these two devices. The major difference is in the screen size only and a slight price change.
12 MP camera has been the start of the show. Camera is supported by the autofocus feature which thus captures images in good quality. High resolution images (4000 x 3000) are captured with device. Camera cannot be compared to the 12 MP of Sony Xperia S, yet is enough decent to be the first choice of the users due to price tag and newer software.
Front one is 5 MP which captures 1080 pixels video at 30 fps. A very good equipment by Micromax for the video chat addicted people.
Camera has very good features. Its panorama allows the users to capture vertical images and horizontal as well.
Phone offers a quad core processor in this package when Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Grand, both come with dual core units, at higher price. Chipset used in this device is by MTK 6589 and the graphical unit of the phone is supported by the PowerVR GSX544.
Perform your tasks in no time at lightning fast speed. Play games very fine. Frequency of the 4 cores is 1.2 GHz. Phone comes with the video/browsing pinning feature, in which one can perform other task while the video is running.
Android 4.2 jelly Bean serves to be the operating system of this smart-phone. This phone will also get the Jelly Bean 4.3 very soon. Software brings in many features which are very smart. Softwares like M!Live. MusicHub, M!Security, Spuul, Hike Messaging (the Indian messaging app like whatsapp), opera mini and Kingsoft Office suit and much more.
Gestures Enabled Features
This phone brings in the gestures features for the users, many of which are copied from the Samsung Galaxy phones.
If you are having an incoming phone, and your phone is not as silent, keep the phone upside-down to make it silent. The same action can be done in order to put a call on to the speaker.
Bringing your phone to the ear will automatically call the person, whose number is on the screen. Same action can connect you to the person at other end who has called you.
There is another feature namely ‘Look Away’ feature, which thus pauses the video when you are looking away from the screen. And when you again resume watching the display, the video will itself resume.
Blow Air is Micromax flagship feature, which unlocks the phone when you blow air to the device.
2600 mAh battery is powering the whole phone, which is huge. Company boasts that the phone gives 8 hours talktime backup.
We found that its battery lasts a day and few hours more, when used average with 2 hours of video playing, continuous Facebook and Twitter notifications.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 price in India
Canvas Doodle 2 price in India is fixed to be Rs.18999.
It is a very genuine price with awesome features offer by Micromax. Share with us, how this article helped you to know about this phone. Stay connected with us on Facebook for more such updates.