Micromax is admittedly trying to ground lost to Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo by launching a diverse portfolio for online and offline audience. The Canvas 2 (2017) tries to cash in on the lingering nostalgia of original Canvas 2 - a huge success that was also the foundation of Micromax exponential rise in the smartphone domain back then.
To start with, the handset comes with a 5-inch HD display that benefits from the drop and scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 5. Right below the display, you will find a fingerprint sensor that also doubles as a home button, but other navigation buttons are backlit. There isn't anything extraordinary about the way it looks but the design is still ergonomic and feels good in hands. The back cover is removable but the 3050mAh battery is sealed inside
The hardware that Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) flaunts, however, leaves a lot to be desired. The handset is powered by entry-grade MediaTek MT6737 processor with four cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. The SoC is paired with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and will propel Android 7.0 Nougat based software on the handset.
For photography, you get a standard 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. Other notable features of this dual SIM phone include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS support.
This could be a decent option for the offline market where consumers aren't as demanding as their online counterpart. But if you are comfortable buying online, you can score better hardware, and also a better experience. Micromax is also offering 1-year screen replacement warranty and some amount of free Airtel data for one year to Micromax Canvas 2 consumers. At the time of writing, the lowest price of Canvas 2 (2017) in India is Rs. 11,999.
- Looks decent
- Fingerprint sensor on the front
- 1-year screen replacement warranty
- Mediocre chipset
- only 16GB native storage