Updated on 2017-12-03 by Shivam Setia
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Micromax, the famous Indian smartphone brand launched Micromax Canvas Infinity in August 2017. Canvas Infinity comes with an all-metal design, built of aluminium, going full edge to edge (18:9 full view) by minimising side bezels. The build looks sturdy with a tinge of premium feel attached to it. On the front, you have a giant 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio accounting to a poor pixel density of ~279 PPI. On a screen that large, the low pixel density clearly shows and you’ll not be very pleased with the display.
Micromax Canvas Infinity is not the thinnest phone around, and is rather fat at 9mm and weighs around 160grams. Canvas Infinity runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425, backed by a decent 3GB of RAM. The same SoC powers entry level Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Micromax Canvas Infinity comes with onboard storage of 32GB which is expandable to 256GB via MicroSD. The specs are decent but not good enough, occasional UI lags stutter even after having a giant 3GB RAM.
Don’t expect long gaming sessions or high-quality video playing as you may find the device struggling there. The Micromax canvas Infinity does get warm over 4G use and gaming, but thankfully not very hot. By gaming, we mean light casual gaming, as Adreno 306 can’t pull off a lot of heavyweight titles. In the benchmarks, the Micromax Canvas Infinity does graze past the entry level Xiaomi Redmi 4A at a score of 37091 on AnTuTu. On GeekBench the same happens with the canvas Infinity just doing a bit better than Redmi 4A, 2088 on the multicore test and 843 on the single core which symbolically is less than the Redmi 4A.
As far as cameras are concerned, the rear sensor on the Micromax Canvas Infinity is a 13MP sensor (f/2.0) which doesn’t appeal quite strongly. On the front, we have a 16 MP, f/2.0 sensor which is also decent considering the price point. Don’t expect the best in segment photography from Canvas infinity but It’ll surely do usual workloads. Images are dull occasionally, and it struggles in low-lighting conditions which come as no surprise. The contrast and saturation levels are impressive considering other facts. The front shooter is pretty good, with good results and decent video chat experience. The flash which doubles down as torch comes to rescue in low lighting conditions.
The Micromax Canvas Infinity comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with a cheerful 8.0 Oreo update planned soon. As for the experience, don’t get your hopes high because the device runs atop Micromax’s custom skin which is nowhere close to stock and is not very impressive. It has got very similar to other Chinese OEMs, which certainly isn’t helping. The smartphone comes with a ton of useless apps which can’t be deleted so cheers to that.
On the battery department, the Micromax Canvas Infinity fails with a meagre removable, 2900 mAH battery for a smartphone of this size. We wonder, what Micromax has packed inside this phone if not battery. The battery life is not optimum, expect it to be put to charging at least once in the working day, If you use your phone very much, else it should comfortably last a day on average use. Micromax Canvas Infinity does not have any IP ratings so keep it fairly distant from liquids and dust.
Canvas Infinity offers decent worth given its price, It's not the most competent smartphone in the segment but surely is worth considering, If you can look behind its cons. It has got the most modern look with minimal bezels and is exquisite on the outside. We would have been very pleased it the same could be said about insides of the Canvas Infinity.
All in all, Its a strong attempt by Micromax to up its game in the budget segment and would surely appeal to a lot of people going for the looks of this. Micromax can learn a lot from this device and carry the design language with more capable hardware would be a killer smartphone in this range.
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Micromax Canvas Infinity might look attractive in this price range with a fullview display but does not offer anything significant over the competitors. Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Lenovo K8 Plus seem much better option to us.
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