Micromax Canvas Knight A350 - First look

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India's largest phone manufacturer just release it next flagship aiming at better quality and design. Which is kind of lacking from Micromax and also user perception that micromax phone are of low quality and not meant for longer use.

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In the quest for achieving better quality in the phones it release, Micromax started to release phone such as Micromax Canvas HD, Canvas 4 and Canvas Turbo all had better quality than its predecessor.

Design:

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 has a glass and metal body in with Gorilla type glass. The camera protrudes in the back, res all  is smooth glass. The design looks similar to Sony's Xperia Z, except the knight has some resemblance to iphone. The phone is slim compared to other Micromax phones. So using and holding the 5 inch phone is quiet easy with just one hand. The down side of having a glass is it easy to get scratches, but the material looks and feels great.

Display:

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 has a 5-inch screen IPS LCD screen with a FullHD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. For a phone that costs less than Rs 19,000, it has a very good screen with good colours, viewing angles and level of brightness. It quiet good when you are using phone in bright sunlight. The response is good from the screen.

Hardware:

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 uses MediaTek's MT6592T processor. It is a 8-core processor capable of running at 2GHz. This processor uses A7 architecture from ARM which is aimed at providing mainstream performance and not high-end performance. MT6592T is fast processor, capable of handling the everyday work load with ease. Combined with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, Knight A350 will be good for web browsing, multimedia videos, photo editing, gaming and day to day activities. There is a mono speaker, it is very loud.For gaming we have Mali 450 for graphics processing. Most of the current games will run smoothly with this.

Software:

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 runs a bit older version of android which is 4.2.2. This along with the customization of the software which Micromax provides.That is an older version of Android - the latest one is Android 4.4 - but in terms of features there is not much difference. There is a translucent background in the app drawer. the phone comes loaded with apps like BBM, Hike, TrueCaller and Kingsoft etc.



Camera:

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 has a primary camera with 16MP lens. The camera in Knight  A350 is a good. In good light, it clicks images that have lots of details and right amount of contrast. But as good as other phones like sony, xioami, etc.Front camera has a 8MP lens. But big number really dont turn to good performance. Overall the camera department is just average.

Conclusion:

The Knight A350 is a good phone with neat design and some interesting hardware. The camera is decent. The looks, screen perform good for its class. Given that the price is around Rs.19k this would not be a good budget phone, but a sure buy for people who wants to move to bigger screen from older micromax devices. When it comes to budge friendly we have Moto G, Xiomi Mi3 , Panasonic and Xolo knocking off micromax in price and quality.

Be wise enough to do your homework before you buy your device.

Specification:
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM
Announced 2014, January
Status Available. Released 2014, March
Body Dimensions -
Weight -
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot No
Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP
Features OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Mediatek MT6592T
CPU Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-450MP4
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White/Gold, Black/Gold

- SNS integration
- MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor