Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G first impressions

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Playing catch-up in the 4G segment, Micromax is out with another smartphone, this time an update to its Xpress 2 smartphone that was launched in July this year. The new Canvas Xpress 4G, priced at Rs 6,599, doubles the storage and RAM and introduces Android Lollipop to the fold, but decreases the camera resolution and battery capacity.

We went hands-on with the new Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G smartphone to see if it is worth a buy…

Unlike its predecessor, Canvas Xpress 2 sports a pretty generic design, featuring a removable plastic back panel with chrome finish and the LED flash below seated between the protruding camera and the Micromax logo. Metallic-finish strips are placed on both sides; the right houses the Volume and Power buttons.

Instead of on-screen keys, the Micromax smartphone has soft-touch keys for Tasks, Home and Back below the display. The 5-inch screen is surrounded by wide bezels on all sides, something we are not used to seeing in smartphones these days. The earphone jack and microUSB port are located on the top.

The first thing you will notice as soon as you pick up Canvas Xpress 4G is how heavy it is. The block-ish design and the weight make the smartphone feel chunky in the hand.

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