Micromax Canvas Infinity with a 5.7-inch display having 18:9 aspect ratio has been launched in India by the home grown maker with a price tag of Rs 9,999, which interestingly, is same as that of the recently launched Evok Dual Note, which has brought dual-camera setup in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment.
From what we have seen so far, the Indian smartphone manufacturer wants to market both its recent launches in two different categories and while the Evok Dual Note is one of the best dual-camera offerings in the segment, Micromax Canvas Infinity brings you the Infinity Display experience (ala Samsung Galaxy S8) as well the best front camera.
However, while we were not satisfied with the MediaTek processor in the Evok Dual Note, the company has taken the game to a whole new level with the Micromax Canvas Infinity by launching it with a Snapdragon Chipset. What’s even more different about the Micromax Canvas Infinity is the fact that it puts a massive 5.7-inch screen inside a compact body, offering the 18:9 aspect ratio.
While the company looks confident of a comeback with the Micromax Canvas Infinity, the competition has already gotten stiffer with the launch of the LG Q6 (which also has 18:9 aspect ratio) that comes with almost similar design aesthetics as well as the features of the G6 at a lower price.
So, will Micromax Canvas Infinity put a dent in a segment which Chinese smartphones have been ruling for more than a couple of quarter? Let’s see!!
Micromax Canvas Infinity Specifications
- 5.7-inch (1440 x 720) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio, offering 282 ppi.
- 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU.
- 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is upgradable to Android Oreo (8.0)
- 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED Flash, 1.12um pixel size, 5P lens, 1080p video recording, 81.5-degree FOV, Real Time Bokeh effect, Re-Focus option and Auto scene detection.
- 16MP front-facing camera capable of delivering real-time Bokeh Effect, and comes with Super Pixel support, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, 81.5-degree FOV, 5P lens and 1080p video recording.
- Dual SIM and Fingerprint sensor at the rear.
- 2900mAh removable battery
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack
- Micromax Canvas Infinity also comes with features like One-handed mode, Smart Gestures, as well as Smart Action and you can wake up the screen with a double-tap on the display.
What We Liked About The Micromax Canvas Infinity
- Infinity looks stunningly unique on the front and can be termed ‘The Best Display’ at this price.
- Video streaming, immersive gaming and split screen multitasking are what the Infinity display is for, and it stays true to all the claims, moreover, it offers great viewing angles and visibility under direct sunlight.
- The phone feels solid and the curved edges enhance ergonomics as well as usability of the smartphone with one hand.
- There is a separate microSD card slot and users won’t have to choose between a second SIM or expandable memory.
- The software has been kept very close to stock Android and there are no bloatware or third party apps except the Narendra Modi app along with other basic default apps.
- While the SD 425 chipset isn’t very powerful, it perfectly supports the HD+ resolution and users won’t notice any interface lag or frame drops even while heavy gaming or multitasking.
- The rear camera is up to the mark and offers class leading results with no grains whatsoever, however, pictures appear to be a bit shaky in uneven conditions. On the other hand, the details captured by the 13MP camera are quite good as well as brings out sharp outlines in photos, and there is minimal shutter lag.
- The 16MP front snapper is a thing of beauty and with features like LED flash, Bokeh Effect as well as real time beatification, it is the best front camera in the segment, hands down.
What We Didn’t Like About Micromax Canvas Infinity
- No NFC Support
- The 2900 removable battery is not up to the mark against the competition and doesn’t support fast charging.
- There should have been an SD 430 SoC for performance users.
- There is nothing special in the design language.
One should not expect Micromax Canvas Infinity to performance anything like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or a Lenovo mid-budget offering, despite having better on-paper specs, however, Infinity display is where it stands tall and it is going to be hard for other competitors to match that.
Yes, there is the LG Q6 which offers better Infinity experience but comes with a higher price tag, as well.
In short, Micromax Canvas Infinity is a revolution in its own and the Indian maker has finally found a way to regain its position in the market.
Should you buy one?
It’s a definitive yes, if you are looking for the ultimate multimedia smartphone under Rs 10,000 and if you end up buying one, there is no reason you will regret your decision as the Micromax Canvas Infinity has enough under the hood power to satisfy your inner performance enthusiasts to some extent, as well.