Micromax Canvas Gold A300 is powered by 2GHz octa core processor and comes loaded with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. This phone is the first gold only phone by Micromax and is available in 2 variants – a gold & black and gold & white.
Here are the main features of this phone:
- Dual SIM
- 5.5 inch FHD display
- 2.0 GHz Octa core processor with 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB in-built storage with no microSD support
- 16 MP back and 5 MP front camera
- Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box
Design & Build Quality: Although this phone has a 5.5 inch display it actually feels quite good in hand because it’s just 6.9 mm thick and is quite light. The build quality is very good and metallic body appears to be quite sturdy. However the screen is not scratch resistant and you are advised to use a screen protector.
Display & User Interface: The 5.5 inch LTPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 px resolution and 401 ppi pixel density is incredibly vivid. The colors appear natural and viewing angles are good. The display is actually very bright and outdoor viewing is extremely good.
Micromax Gold A300 runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2. The user interface is very stock Android as with most Micromax phones. We will have to wait and see whether Micromax does customize this default user interface in their future firmware updates.
Processor & Performance: Micromax A300 Canvas Gold has a Mediatek MT6592T chipset and an octa core 2 GHz CPU. This device also has 2 GB RAM. There is no lag in application and scrolling. Watching Youtube videos and FHD videos on the 5.5 inch display was a pleasure.
Multitasking and playing games were exceptionally smooth. However this device, as with many other octa core devices, does heat up a little while using CPU intensive apps.
Call reception was satisfactory and browsing experience was awesome. Wi-Fi signal was strong with Wi-Fi Hotspot. This device does support USB OTG and an OTG cable is also included in the box pack.
Camera: The 16 MP autofocus camera with Sony EIS Sensor takes decent snaps and does support HDR, panorama and Geo-tagging. Photos taken indoor in low light conditions were good. Capturing FHD videos at 1080p is also supported and were actually quite decent.
The front camera is 5 MP and is very good for taking selfies as well as video calling. This camera also takes very good photos even in low light.
Storage and Memory: Out of the 32 GB ROM about 25 GB is available to the user. Surprisingly only 1 GB is available for apps. No microSD card slot - so no expandable storage. Of the 2 GB RAM about 1.4 GB is free which is good.
Battery: The phone has a Li-Po 2300 mAh non-removable batter that provides for a talk time up to 8 hrs. On medium usage this may last the day but if you are a heavy user consider carrying your travel charger or power bank.
Conclusion: The Micromax Canvas Gold A300 is a decent octa core phone with 32 GB storage. Although this phone has a very impressive display and a good camera, there are a certain points worth mentioning about this phone.
First of all this phone does heat up a little while playing high end games. Secondly, at this price range you should expect a customized user interface not the vanilla Android version. Thirdly, no Gorillas Glass and only 1 GB storage space is available for apps.
If you can live with that then go buy Micromax Canvas Gold A 300 as it is a decent performer with premium looks.
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|CPU||Octa-core 2 GHz|
|GPU||Mali 450 GPU|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, gyro,|
|OS||Android OS, v 4.4.2 (KitKat)|
|Size & Type||5.5 inches, 1920 X 1080 pixels, LTPS LCD, 16M colors|
|Primary||16 MP, Autofocus, LED flash|
|Video||1080p / 30fps|
|Features||Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, Panorama, HDR|
|GPRS & EDGE||Yes.|
|WLAN||802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.0|
|USB||microUSB v 2.0|
|mAh||2300, Non removable|
By Sudipto →