Another one from the Micromax stable and this time it’s a phablet. Successor to its Canvas Doodle, Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 has broken the low price barrier which the company had positioned its products at. Priced at near 20K, the product is a bit on the higher side, considering the association which the company has with the middle class.
First the dimensions, coming at a screen size of 5.7 HD display, the phone comes into a phablet category. At the heart is a quad core processor on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean which runs pretty smoothly until you start to play some taxing games on it. In addition the software works on FOTA (firmware over the air) which allows you to download firmware updates wirelessly.
The phablet supports a 12 mega pixel auto focus camera which has many added features like face beauty, smile detection and a click burst, which allows you to click 40 to 99 shots at one go, nothing new if you consider the Canvas 4 camera though.
Its rounded curves and part aluminum and part plastic back body does attract on first look. Although the display has 5.7 IPS HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a full HD would have really been appreciated, given its competitors in the same price range are offering that. The size of the screen and thereby of the phone might attract you until you put it to your ear to make or answer a call. It would completely hide your face and if you are a person with a small palm, you are in for a hard time holding the phablet for too long.
All in all, the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 is stretching its luck a bit too far considering its price range. With a decently quick processor, a bigger size and a nice look, the phablet could have created waves had it been priced a bit reasonably.