Micromax has launched its latest phone with some features it can boast and a price that is very competitive, the Micromax Canvas Infinity. The phone comes in with the price tag of Rs. 9999 and the company has launched this with the screen aspect ratio of 18:9.
While the phone is going to be sold from September 1st on Amazon India, we have a FAQ done for you to understand more about it and know the things that usually are not mentioned by the company while the launch happened.
What is the screen to body ratio on the device?
It is 83% ratio offered here with the phone, which is one of the high ratios because of the aspect ratio given, covering a lot of area on the front of the device.
Is the phone coming with any offers on Amazon India?
Yes, there are a few offers given along that will apply if you purchase the device on Amazon India. It includes Rs. 250 cash back if you pay using your Amazon Pay balance, additional 4G data of up to 300MB on Jio network, and 5 best sellers on Amazon Kindle for free.
What is the actual screen resolution of the Canvas Infinity?
The phone sports a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, which is able to get the ratio of 18:9. It is an HD resolution with the length of the display being higher than the regular displays. It has the diagonal screen size of 5.7-inch.
What chipset is powering the phone?
The Canvas Infinity is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset that clocks at 1.4GHz and there is also the Adreno 308 GPU for the graphics processing.
Is there a display glass protection offered with the device?
While the screen has a 2.5D cover glass, the company has not mentioned if there is a protective glass given on the display and if yes, which exact one it is.
What is the Android version and is Android Oreo update guaranteed?
It is Android 7.1.2 Nougat that is being run on the Canvas Infinity and that is one of the good things because the company has brought in the latest Android version here as well as the security patch level of July 1st, 2017.
Also, at the event, the co-founder of the company Rahul Sharma mentioned that the phone is upgradeable to Android Oreo in the near future.
How is the content availability for the 18:9 screen on the Canvas Infinity?
Some of the video services are now supporting that resolution and are making the content available for the same. But still, many games are yet to adopt it and thus, the phone itself stretches the game out to fill the entire screen and you get a full view of the screen.
How is the gaming performance of the phone?
We have played some high-end games like the Asphalt 8 Airborne, Modern Combat 5, and also the Dead Trigger 2 game and while most of the time it was a good experience, we experienced some lags while playing the MC5 game, which usually asks a lot from the GPU. It wasn’t the best gaming experience because of those lags.
What is the SAR value of the phone?
It is 0.29 W/kg @ 1g (head) and 0.60 W/kg @ 1g (body), which is said to be well under the permissible limits.
What are the sensors provided in the phone?
The Canvas Infinity has Gravity sensor, accelerometer, Proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic sensor, and the fingerprint sensor.
Is there a Hybrid SIM slot or the phone has a dedicated MicroSD card slot?
The phone comes with a dedicated MicroSD card slot that is offered on the back of the phone after the back cover is lifted off. There are two SIM card slots and a third slot for the SD card for storage expansion.
Does lifting the back cover mean you can also pull out the battery of the phone?
Yes, you can surely take out the battery, which was a common thing in the past before the unibody designs came into the market.
What are the pre-installed apps given in the Canvas Infinity?
The Canvas Infinity comes with the Google play apps to start with, and the other pre-installed third party apps include Amazon Shopping, Asphalt Nitro, Facebook, FM Radio, Narendra Modi, Sound Recorder, and the other tools like Sound Recorder, Video Player, Music Player, Calculator, Calendar, Downloads, and Personalize app.
How good is the rear camera of the phone?
The 13-megapixel camera is not bad with the quality of pictures that it takes. Of course, what we like is the fact that Micromax has done a lot when it comes to the camera app interface and features because there are some good modes included and the camera app also takes advantage of the large screen size and gives you a preview of recently captured pictures without you having to go to the Gallery every time.
The picture quality is quite good for the bright light conditions but there is a compromise, more so with the amount of noise in the pictures taken in low light, which is expected because the phone has a F/2.0 aperture and still, this is better than a few other phones in this price range.
Is the 16-megapixel selfie camera any good?
A very good camera with some very natural shots possible with it. We took a lot of selfies, group pictures and most of them had a perfect recognition of faces and thus, well focused captures were done with it. Also, it does offer a bokeh mode where the background is said to be defocused but it isn’t that satisfactory.
The phone also has a LED flash support for the selfie camera.
Does the phone have a fast charging support?
No, there is no such mention for fast charge and the charger as well is the standard one provided in the box. We tried to use a fast charger but the speed was normal.
Does the phone have the LED notification light?
Yes, there is a LED light for notifications and for the charging status, and it is present on the top right of the phone, just beside the front-facing camera.
How good is the battery life of the phone?
So far, it is not so great with the battery life offered because the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and the Redmi Note 4, both offer a better battery performance but then, for a 2900 mAh battery that is given in the phone, it has a decent usage with around 4 hours of screen-on time and it can last through the day for regular users when connected occasionally on data and Wi-Fi.
Does the Canvas Infinity have a USB OTG support?
Yes, there is OTG support given in the phone for the transfer of files to an OTG drive, and for the different things that you can do with the OTG support.