Design and Build:
With aluminum back, the phone gives a look of HTC. From front, it looks like a member of Samsung Galaxy family. It features an edge-to-edge glass, curved edge and glossy sides. The Lock/Power button is placed on the right side. The 3.5 mm jack is at the bottom, while the micro-USB port sits on top.
The phone wears a 5″ IPS screen with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The screen is impressively sharp at around 440 pixels-per-inch. The color reproduction is quite good.
The Canvas Turbo is powered by a quad-core MTK 6589T chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage and PowerVR SGX544 GPU for gaming are another features. Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and 2000 mAh battery make it a powerful phone.
The Canvas Turbo appears with Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean). One UI element worth noting is the iFloat Tray. The ‘Pop Up browser’ lets you adjust the size of your browser window. Pre-installed apps such as File Manager, Opera Mini, Foneclay, Hike, and Spuul are also there.
The phone features a 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash. The images come out quite well in broad-daylight. Just like the still photography, the quality of video recording suffers indoors.
In terms of video playback, the default player does a great job at handling popular video formats including MP4, DivX, and MKV formats.
Micromax has thrown in a 2000mAh battery in the Turbo. With normal use, it can last over a day.
- Full-HD screen within budget
- Good music quality.
- Great spec-sheet on paper
- Poor build quality
- Battery life
- Poor camera quality
- Poor multimedia