Micromax A88 Canvas Music – Review

Jul 04, 13 Micromax A88 Canvas Music – Review

Micromax Canvas is on the rapid expansion mode with loads of new models rolling out in to the market one by one. The latest inclusion in the Canvas series the A88 is a big hit among music lovers in the region.

Notably, it is priced RS. 8,499 and comes along with free JBL Tempo headset.  Micromax is offering A88 Canvas Music buyers to download free music from M!Live mobile Web application for the first 3 months.

The design of the A88 incorporates a plastic finish with rubberised back to support firm grip in hand. There is a thin chrome lining at the edges with well-rounded corners that give it the premium looks.

The rubberised back of the device is slightly curvy and which makes the smartphone appear bulky. The device weighs 136 and offers comfortable hold in the hands, it sports a 4.5-inch display.

Below the display are three capacitive Android buttons – Menu, Home, and Back for respective functions. The screen resolution  power is at 480 x 854p with a pixel density of 217ppi.

The smartphone runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). The home-screen is customizable that can be filled with apps and widgets shortcuts.

The handset has 5MP camera with dual LED Flash, the camera is capable of capturing videos at 720p HD resolution. The overall rating of the images and videos are of average quality.

The front facing camera is of 0.3MP to support video chat and capturing portraits. The images captured through the same appeared grainy.

It packs a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor along with PowerVR SGX531 GPU paired to 512MB of RAM.

It has 4GB of internal storage space and 32GB expansion through microSD card slot. The device has native Android browser as well as chrome. The call quality on the device is good.

The native app on the device plays MP3, MIDI, AAC, AMR and WAV audio formats. The phone sports a 1800mAH battery and is capable of lasting a full day on a single charge.

Final Verdict

The phone offers great music experience paired to JBL Tempo headset. Overall it looks decent and calling through  Micromax A88 Canvas Music was good. However, few down playing factors involve sluggish performance and low resolution screen.


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