Review of Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000

Full Review and Price of Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000

Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 Introduction

The Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 was launched this year in January and featured with 5 inches AMOLED touchscreen powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. By launching Canvas Hue, Micromax has changed their strategy for manufacturing only entry-level smartphones. The smartphone boasts all the latest features to attract the users by providing an amazing display, decent camera and the latest version of the Android operating system. Exciting features are promised by Micromax in this smartphone, like the Super Power Saving Mode that makes the phone last over a month, and the exciting theme store which lets you choose from countless colorful themes. Micromax has started its journey to become the best smartphone manufacturer of the country and the Canvas Hue is the first step in that process.

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Design Specifications

The design of Micromax Hue has taken inspiration from Apple’s iPhone with mixed properties from both iPhone 4 and 5. The phone has flat rear and front with a metallic bezel running along the edges of the phone. The phone has a very aesthetic appearance and feels nice when one uses it. The screen is protected by a corning gorilla glass 3 thus making it scratch resistant. On the rear side of the front panel, three soft capacitive buttons are provided which are backlit. The power and volume rocker buttons are provided on the right side of the phone while the left side of the phone is left fairly blank. The Micro USB port and earphone jack socket are provided on the bottom and top of the phone, respectively. The primary camera is provided at the upper left side of the back panel while the Micromax logo is also located in the back panel. The back cover is replaceable which seems to be a little tacky when one tries to displace it, Micro SD card slot and the two Micro SIM card slots could be found under it. A sticker runs all over the battery so stops the user from accessing it. The phone is available is two color variants, namely White and Gold.  

Display Features

The phone is provided with 5.0 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16.7M colors and provides a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is multi-touch enabled and produces very bright and vibrant colors, for which all credits goes to its 293 ppi the rich AMOLED display. The screen produces saturated and bright colors, which really provides an intense appearance. Sometimes the saturation of color could make the images appear unnatural, but then again it’s up to personal preference as some users like the bright colors. Overall the display is really nice and nothing to worry about.

Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 features

Memory Storage

The Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 comes with 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded to 32 GB using the MicroSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone comes with a 1 GB RAM.

Processor

The Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 is powered by a Mediatek MT6582 Chipset clocked with 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. The device works very smoothly when swiped through its interface, but overall the processor seems to feel a little. It takes the time to load games and apps while some lag is also observable when returning to the home screen or exiting apps. The lag problem is not present when light games are played on the phone. Overheating could be noticed when any heavy function is performed on the phone. The phone seems to play heavy videos seamlessly, as there is no observable lag or tearing when playing heavily encoded videos.

Camera Features

The phone is provided with an 8 MP primary camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels and features with autofocus and LED flashlight. The secondary camera is of 2 MP while video recording is done by the phone at 720p@30fps. The primary camera also features Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The primary camera takes decent snaps of nearby objects but fails to reproduce good images of distant objects. The images produced by the phone sometimes look unnatural and oversaturated with colors. Images captured in dim lights lacked basic details and it looks like the flashlight is not that effective. Overall the camera has room for improvement in this phone.

Battery Backup Life

The Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 is powered by a 3000 mAh Non- Removable Li-Ion battery and promises Standby time up to 280h and talk time up to 9 h 30 min. The battery is really impressive and the works for days on standby. The phone also touts its Super Power Saving Mode that enables the battery to last up to a month, if used under certain restrictions. When the Super Power Saving Mode is enabled, then a screen pops up that displays the device’s current charge level and a number of days the device would be able to last.

Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 review

Technology Aspects

The phone runs on Android Operating System version 4.4.2 (KitKat) using a customized skin user interface. While the OS is planned to be upgraded to version 5.0.1 (Lollipop), but the dates are not yet finalized. The skin provided is very colorful while the graphic seems to pop out of the screen. Access to the theme store is provided from where the user can download themes of their choice. The lack of app drawer could pose a problem for traditional Android users, and all the apps and games are present in the main screen, inside various folders. The phone comes with preloaded with apps like For Fun-On-the-Go, M! Live, Clean Master, MAD, Saavn, SwiftKey and Opera Mini and has a lot of bloatware cluttered in the phone. SwiftKey is the default keyboard which is really a nice step from Micromax. The speaker provided in the phone is not that effective and gives an average performance while on the other hand headphones seem to produce fine quality music with no distortion even at high volumes.

Conclusion

The Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 is the best smartphone in the market for people searching for a smartphone with amazing specs and huge battery life. The phone provides 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi Connectivity, USB support, Bluetooth and loads of other features making it a smart buy. The phone has received a feature score of 71 on Pricejugaad.com which is really decent, while it has received a review score of 87 which is rocking, thus making the phone a rock star among the users. While there is no change in the Price of Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000 in India as predicted by pricejugaad.com. So it’s a good time if you are planning to buy this phone.

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