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With a 1.2GHz quad-core will Canvas 4 change the game for Galaxy S4 ?

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  • Jul 12, 2013, 13:33 PM IST
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Micromax has launched its fourth flagship smartphone, the Canvas 4 at a price of Rs 17999. The phon was teased with a picture and two short teaser videos in last week June. It came for pre-order on the 28th of June, was launched today. Sporting a Galaxy S4 like body, this phone sports blow to unlock, or shake to unloack feature, feature like the Galaxy S4's air gesture. The screen is sensitive enough to unlock by the air pressure in a blow. But the feature is definitely a weired one. The shake to unlock is so easy, it could be unlocked even when my child is playing with this, or when the phone placed on the docker shakes when I drive over a speed bump.


The Canvas 4 will battle it out with a few premium and low cost smartphones in the Indian market that includes, Samsung flagship,  Lava’s latest marvel and iBerry's quad-core clocked at a higher speed.


Catch a glimpse of the Galaxy S4 from the sideways and then look at the Micromax Canvas 4, and you can easily understand who is the immediate competitor of Canvas 4. Let us know if you can sport some major difference between the Galaxy S4 and Canvas 4 from first look.


Both the phones sport a metallic rim (aluminium mid-body) around a poly-carbonate back panel. The Micromax one sports a true HD IPS panel 5-inch screen while the Samsung counterpart has got a full HD super amoled screen. 


The camera definitely competes with the Samsung Galaxy S4’s shooter. Both the phones have got the power of a 13 megapixel auto focus shooter with LED flash. The Galaxy S4 have got a 2 megapixel secondary camera while the Canvas 4 has a 5 megapixel one. Micromax has not be overlayed camera features with lots extra, but yet you got burst shot with 99 pics in just 15 seconds, wide range of photo effects and vertical panorama.


The phone suports OTA, which makes us understand that Micromax will work on a Jelly Bean  upgrade and later Key Lime Pie updats for the Canvas 4.


There is a 16 GB memory on dock, and a 32 GB expandable.


There's no octa-core in offer, but the Canvas 4 is running on a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2 GHz like the Canvas HD. So processor, processor speed and RAM are same as Canvas HD. 


Price wise, the Indian company has been promising a low cost phone in the Canvas serieswhich can be owned without monthly installments (Remember the Micromax Can Own Now campaign saying You CAN OWN NOW Micromax Canvas Smartphones without the hassles of schemes, E.M.I and interest!) So while the Samsung Galaxy S4 sells above Rs 36000, The Canvas 4 has made a debut a Rs 17999.  Smart Stay, Burst mode, Music Hub and more in offer with a Aluminum chasis made Canvas 4! Sounds great. 


Lava has recently launched its quad-core gesture recogniton based IRIS 504Q in competition with the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5. Canvas 4 joins the battle with premium features at a slightly higher price. 


For those who are going to look for a Canvas 4 comparison with Galaxy S4, here's the comparison.



Samsung Galaxy S4

Micromax Canvas 4

Display screen

4.99 inches

5 inches

Display type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

IPS panel

Screen protectionCorming Gorilla Glass 3Corming Gorilla Glass 2


1080 x 1920

720 x 1280

Operating system

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system

OS updation

upgradeable to 5.0 (Key Lime Pie)

upgradeable to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system


Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Cortex A15

Mediatek MT6589  

Number of cores

Octa-core (Indian version)


Processor speed

1.6 GHz

1.2 GHz

Graphics processor

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

PowerVR Series 5XT



1 GB 

Internal memory

16, 32, 64 GB

16 GB

Expandable memory

64 GB

32 GB expandable

Primary Camera

13 megapixel autofocus with LED flash

13 megapixel autofocus with LED flash

Camera features

Face and Smile Detection, Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call and Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),Sound & Shot, Sports

Continuous shot


Geo-tagging, touch to focus, Image stabilization, face and smile detection, Panorama,  full HD recording and all other Android 4.1 camera features

Burst mode

Vertical Panorama

Other features

Smart Stay

turn the phone face down and iut goes to silent mode

Air gesture

Smart Stay

turn the phone face down and iut goes to silent mode

Shake to unlock, blow to unlock

Secondary Camera

2 megapixel

5 megapixel

Colour variants

White Frost, Black Mist

White and Black


Available at Rs. 37900 today

Rs 17999




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