The Micromax Canvas Turbo is What the Canvas 4 Should Have Been
JM Balicano | On 26, Oct 2013
Back when the Micromax Canvas 4 was still being teased, the Indian brand’s fans had high expectations, such as a Full HD screen and faster processor. However, Micromax decided to focus on improving the software rather than the hardware, releasing a Canvas 4 that had the same screen and processor as the Micromax A116 HD.
Fast forward to today and it appears that the Indian phone brand has released what the Canvas 4 should have been in the form of the Micromax Canvas Turbo. The Canvas Turbo features a 5 inch Full HD IPS CGS screen, 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage. As for the software department, there’s a ton of new features in addition to what you already get with Android 4.2.1, but at least the UI is barely touched. The 2,000mAh is a bit of a disappointment though.
While Micromax doesn’t exactly have a presence here, they do share a common ODM (official device manufacturer) with MyPhone, which often sources the same OEM devices as Micromax for resale here in the Philippines (ex: Micromax A116 HD = MyPhone A919i Duo, Micromax Canvas 4 = MyPhone Vortex). So even if Micromax doesn’t have a distributor here, MyPhone might end up sourcing the OEM device and end up selling it here. Seems like a pretty good bet, but what do you guys think?
Micromax Canvas Turbo Specs
- 5″ Full HD IPS CGS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 441ppi)
- 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor
- PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB non-expandable storage
- 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
- 5mp fixed focus front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS
- 2,000mAh battery
- Dual SIM/dual standby (mini SIM + micro SIM)
- 8.6mm thick