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Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310: 5-inch smartphone with quad-core, 3GB RAM, 13MP-5MP camera and 3050 mAh battery for $185

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Having just recently released, Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 is among the latest mid-range offerings. But will it be too expensive at this level of pricing?

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There’s no shortage of affordable smartphone, even from Micromax. It was a little more than a year ago that Canvas Fire 5 Q386 made its debut with the below specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~267 ppi pixel density
  • Mediatek MT6580 chipset, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Mali-400MP2 graphics and 1GB RAM
  • 8MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 32GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 3G connection
  • June 2016 release date
  • $99 USD price tag

If you are running tight on a budget, then for sure Canvas Fire 5 Q386 is one of the options that are available. But for double the price, you surely would expect a whole lot more out of the Canvas 2 Q4310 right?

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Let’s begin then by taking a closer look at what Canvas 2 Q4310 has to offer as per below:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 64GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • July 2017 release date
  • $11,990 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD price tag

Even when we compare it to last year’s best-selling model, there’s something amiss about the Canvas 2 Q4310. For starters, it now sports a smaller 5-inch HD IPS screen. The high definition resolution might not have a great effect, but it only appeals to fans of small screen size.

At least now there’s the fingerprint sensor which allows for biometric usage and Gorilla Glass 5 for extra protection against any mishaps that might happen.

Perhaps the biggest mismatch of all is on its hardware. Canvas 2 Q4310 comes with the mid-range MT6737 chipset, slow quad-core processor, good graphics and decent 3GB RAM. The only weak link is its quad-core processor running at a very slow 1.3 GHz, which will, in turn, pull everything down to its level. Perhaps a better processor would have done the trick.

Camera-wise, it has a decent 13MP-5MP camera combination. With this setup, you can capture beautiful photos and selfies with ease.

Moving on to the storage, 16GB is not enough for you to install all your favourite apps and games on top of storing all your photos taken with its camera. Thankfully you can easily add up to a maximum of 64GB via the microSD expansion slot.

Running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 operating system, it does help a little bit regarding optimisation for it to run a little bit faster overall.

Last but not least, Canvas 2 Q4310 is powered by a 3050 mAh battery which makes it capable of lasting for a full day of charge.

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Conclusion:

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 doesn’t do much justification for its price, with its small 5-inch screen, average hardware and limited storage. Even the plus points such as good protection in the form of Gorilla Glass 5, decent camera setup, good battery and the latest operating system will falter when compared to other better opponents in its price range.

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 is currently available for $11,990 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD and is available in Black and Gold colour.

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