New Micromax Canvas 6 The specifications of the Canvas 6 Pro are similar but it is completely different in design, look and other features. Hence, according to the name, this phone is not like Canvas Pro at all. But does this phone have everything that can bring back the heyday of Micromax? Know the pros and cons of this smartphone in our detailed review.
look and design
The biggest highlight of the Micromax Canvas 6 is its metal body which looks very beautiful especially in Champagne Gold. The build and finish of the phone is very good and its chamfered edges make it classy. The design of the phone itself is not very special and one can easily mistake it to be a Gionee or Honor smartphone if the logo is not given on its rear.
There are sharp lines on the phone along the edges. The phone is comfortable to hold but the metal body makes it a bit heavy. The edges of the phone are thick enough for a good grip, but its smooth texture prevents the phone from slipping out of hand. The back of the phone is 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 of full-HD resolution, which means that the pictures look sharp. The phone can be read easily even in sunlight. There is no Gorilla Glass for protection, which has probably been removed due to the expensive metal body. There is no notification LED on the top with the 8-megapixel front camera.
The hybrid SIM tray is on the left side of the phone, which means either two nano-SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card can be used at a time. On the right side there are volume and power buttons which are easy to operate. There is a Micro-USB port and speaker grille at the bottom while the headphone socket is given at the top.
On the rear, there is a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and fingerprint sensor. The sensor doesn’t detect fingerprints very fast but works fine. We had some trouble using the fingerprint sensor but no major problems were encountered.
On buying the Micromax Canvas 6, you will get a 7.5W charger, data cable, screen guard, SIM tray ejector tool and an in-ear headset. Overall, the Canvas 6 looks good and manages to compete with today’s smartphones. Micromax’s lack of essential features like Gorilla Glass in this smartphone definitely disappoints.
Specifications and software
Since the Canvas 6 is designed keeping lifestyle in mind, not much attention has been paid to its specifications. This Micromax smartphone is powered by MediaTek (MT6753T) octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. The phone has 32 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. For connectivity, the phone has standard features like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b / g / n, USB OTG, GPS, FM radio and 4G LTE on both SIMs.
Talking about the software, the phone has a close-to-stock version of Android Lilpop with custom icon pack and other features. Swiping right on the home screen takes the user to Micromax’s Around Service which can be accessed by those services which are partnered with Micromax. These include food ordering, cab booking, flight booking and services like mobile, data and DTH. Apart from this, Micromax’s Cloud Backup feature has also been given to the user in Micromax Canvas 6, so that users can create a cloud backup of their contacts, call logs, SMS and other data. Apart from this, many free apps and games are also available, whose information we have Canvas 6 Pro Review was given in
Looking at the full size of the phone, it can be said that the phone is convenient to use but its sharp edges do not give a very pleasant feeling after a certain time. Apart from the metal body, we did not see any overheating problem in the phone. The phone also heats up as expected during charging and playing games for a long time.
The app performance of the phone is fine. In benchmarking tests, we got better numbers for the Canvas 6 than the Canvas 6 Pro.
Gaana app has been given in this phone for streaming and playing local music files. The mono speaker delivers good audio quality and the accompanying headset delivers decent sound quality. Full-HD videos can be played with the video player. The video can also be looped or trimmed in the player itself.
Talking about the camera, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and focus speed are very good. However, the camera has a shutter problem that gets worse in low light. The detailing in landscape photos is not bad but the pictures look crappy even in daylight. HDR mode solves this problem to a great extent and also makes the pictures somewhat sharp. Macro photos come with good detailing. Photos are of below average quality in low light.
A decent selfie can be taken with the front camera. The camera app is not much different from other budget smartphones from Micromax. On the left side, there are shooting modes in the app which have features like Face Beauty, Panorama, Multi-angle View, Motion Track and Live Photo. One can toggle between HDR, smile shutter and flash with the above shortcut. By swiping up, you can access many other filters.
Features such as face detection, voice capture, anti-shake, zero shutter delay, EIS (stabilization) can be tweaked in the camera and video settings. Apart from this, exposure and white balance can be set manually but there is no ‘Pro’ mode. Videos up to 1080 pixels can be recorded but the quality is decent.
The 3000mAh battery on the Micromax Canvas 6 lasted for 8 hours and 37 minutes in our video loop test. At the same time, during normal use, we were able to run the phone for more than a day on a full charge once.
Micromax’s policy of attracting users from different segments by offering two smartphones at the same price is understandable. However, the company has not been able to implement this policy properly. After seeing both the phones, the user will definitely choose Canvas 6. If Micromax had offered a better CPU and camera in the Pro variant, it would have been difficult to choose between the two phones. At the moment, Canvas 6 is a better option. This phone has better build (metal body), fingerprint sensor, double onboard storage and better battery life.
Micromax could have made this phone better. We did not understand why the company did not provide Gorilla Glass in this phone. Nowadays, people ask for this feature the most while buying a phone. Also the camera could have been better. VoLTE support or faster Wi-Fi could also be provided.