The specifications of the new Micromax Canvas 6 are similar to those of the Canvas 6 Pro, but it is completely different in design, appearance and other features. So as the name implies this phone is not like Canvas Pro. But does this phone have everything that can bring back the pinnacle of Micromax? Learn about the features and shortcomings of our smartphone in our comprehensive review.
Look and design
The biggest feature of the Micromax Canvas 6 is its metallic body, which is especially beautiful in champagne gold. The texture and finish of the phone is very nice and its rooms are on the edge. The design of the phone is not very special to itself and if there is no logo on its back one can misunderstand it as Gionee or Honor smartphone.
Sharp lines are provided with edges on the phone. The phone is comfortable to hold, but the metal bodies make it a little heavier. The edges of the phone are very thick for good grip, but its smooth texture makes it afraid to slip out of the phone’s hands. The back of the phone has a hole, so the phone does not feel like a block when held in the hand.
The 5.5-inch IPS display given in the smartphone is in full HD resolution, which means the photos look sharp. The phone can be easily read even in sunlight. There is no gorilla glass for protection, which may have been removed due to the precious metal body. The 8-megapixel front-facing camera above has no LED notification.
The hybrid SIM tray is on the left side of the phone, which means you can use two Nano SIMs or one SIM and a microSD card at the same time. On the right side are the volume and power buttons that can be easily operated. Below is the micro-USB port and speaker grille, while the headphone socket is given above.
On the back, a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and a fingerprint sensor is provided. The sensor does not detect fingerprints too fast, but works well. We had a little trouble using the fingerprint sensor, but did not face a big problem.
By purchasing the Micromax Canvas 6, you will receive a 7.5 watt charger, data cable, screen guard, SIM tray ejector and in-ear headset. Overall, the Canvas 6 is good to look at and can compete with today’s smartphones. Micromax is definitely disappointed as it does not provide the essential features like Gorilla Glass for this smartphone.
Specification and software
Since the Canvas 6 is designed with the lifestyle in mind, not much attention has been paid to its specification. This Micromax smartphone has MediaTek (MT6753D) octa core processor and 3GB RAM. The phone has 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. For connectivity, the phone has standard features on both SIMs like Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi P / G / N, USB OTG, GPS, FM Radio and 4G LTE.
The software has a very close version of Android Lilpop with talk, custom icon pack and other features on the phone. Swipe right on the home screen and the user goes to the Micromax Surround service, which allows you to access those services in conjunction with Micromax. These include food ordering, car booking, flight booking and services such as mobile, data and DTH. In addition, the Micromax Canvas 6 offers Micromax Cloud Backup, which allows users to back up their contacts, call logs, SMS and other data to the cloud. Apart from this there are many free apps and games available which we had given in the review of Canvas 6 Pro.
Looking at the full size of the phone, it can be said that the phone is comfortable to use, but its sharp edges do not give a pleasant feeling after a certain time. Other than the metal body, we did not see much heating problem on the phone. The phone is also hot as expected when charging and playing games for a long time.
The application performance of the phone is good. In the benchmarking test, we got better stats for the Canvas 6 than the Canvas 6 Pro.
The song application is provided on this phone for streaming and reading local music files. The mono speaker delivers good audio quality and the accompanying headset good sound quality. Play full HD videos from the video player. You can loop or organize the video in the player itself.
Talk about the camera, the PTAF (phase detection autofocus) and the focus speed is very good. However, the camera has a shutter problem, which worsens in low light. The detail is not bad in landscape photos, but the photos look ugly even in daylight. HTR mode greatly solves this problem and sharpens photos as well. Macro photos come with good details. Photos are below average quality in low light.
Take a selfie with the front camera. The camera usage is not very different from Micromax’s other budget smartphones. The app on the left has shooting modes that feature features like face beauty, panorama, multi angle view, motion track and live photo. The shortcut given above can be switched between HDR, smile shutter and flash. Swiping upwards can use other filters.
Features like face detection, voice capture, anti-shake, zero shutter delay, EIS (confirmation) can be modified in the camera and video settings. Other than that, the exposure and white balance can be set manually, but it does not have the ‘Pro’ mode. It can record videos up to 1080 pixels, but the quality is good.
The 3000 mAh battery provided in the Micromax Canvas 6 lasted 8 hours and 37 minutes during our video loop test. During normal use, I was able to operate the phone for more than one day at full charge at once.
Micromax’s policy of attracting users from different regions by offering two smartphones at the same price is understandable. However, this policy has not been properly implemented by the company. After looking at both the phones, the user will definitely choose the Canvas 6. If Micromax had given the best CPU and camera in the Pro variants, there would have been difficulty in choosing one of the two phones. At the moment, the Canvas 6 is a great option. This phone has better system (metal body), fingerprint sensor, dual internal storage and better battery life.
Micromax could have made this phone even better. We do not understand why the company does not offer Gorilla Glass on this phone. Now a days, when buying a phone, people are getting more and more in demand for this feature. Apart from this, the camera is also better. VoLTE support or faster Wi-Fi may also be provided.