Micromax is one of the first, in fact, the first handset maker to offer budget segment smartphone to appeal to Indian buyers. The handset maker now has an impressive lineup of value for money smartphones under its Canvas series of handsets. This lineup has everything from entry level affordable devices to higher mid-range smartphones. Canvas Doodle 3 is a series of smartphones with big displays and the brand recently added a new device called Canvas Doodle 3 to the series. Here is a brief overview of the handset.
The design of the handset is quintessential Micromax with polycarbonate make and simplistic bar form factor. Coming to the rear panel of the smartphone, Canvas Doodle 3 flaunts a matte finish that enhances the elegance factor of the device.
Being a part of the Canvas Doodle series, this smartphone comes with a humongous display measuring 6-inches. However, the resolution offered by the display has been pegged at 720 x 1280 pixels, which means the pixel density is low and might affect the visual quality.
On the user experience front, the device takes a beating as it comes with the dated Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. Moreover, it is uncertain whether the handset will received the Android Lollipop update or not. However, since this is the most stable release from Google in terms of battery life and stability, users do not miss out on much.
Performance and Battery Life
However, performance is where Canvas Doodle 3 disappoints us as it comes equipped with a Dual-core processor that has been clocked at 1.3 GHz. Furthermore, the handset only has 1 GB of RAM at its disposal to complement the performance. Also, the battery pack under the rear panel of the handset only has a strength of 2500 mAh, which means it might require a charge or two during the course of the day depending on usage pattern.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 might be big in size but it sure does disappoints in every other aspect including cameras. The handset maker has equipped the device with a 5 MP camera in rear, which should have been a front snapper. The front panel on the other hand has a 0.3 Megapixels snapper, which is as good as no camera.
On the connectivity front, this handset comes with support for 3G connectivity, which ensures a high speed Internet speed. The handset also has a number of other features including Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 is one of the best devices for those who are looking for a big screen smartphone to enjoy multimedia and gaming. However, this handset does not bid well when it comes to the performance aspect. In case you are only interested in listening to music, watching videos, playing light games and basic usage, this handset is perfect for you.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 21, 2014|
|Model||Canvas Doodle 3|
|Operating System||Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.3 GHz (Cortex A7)|
|Display||Size||6.0 inches (15.24 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Pixel Density||163 ppi|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2500 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||260 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100, HSDPA 21 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, 3GPP2, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||8 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|