Micromax is trying to revamp itself with the new Canvas flagships. Will Canvas 6 Pro help Micromax to win in the mid-budget price segment? Here are our views regarding the new smartphone. Priced at Rs 13,999, Canvas 6 Pro comes with more RAM, an all plastic body, less storage space and no fingerprint scanner.
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro Review – Specifications, Features, Price
RATING – Total Score – 7/10
Design – 7
Display – 8
Software – 7
Performance – 7
Battery life – 6
Camera – 6
Value for money – 7
- Looks good
- 4GB of RAM
- Gets warm with heavy use
- Inferior camera Quality
- Poor battery life
Design / Display
Canvas 6 Pro comes with the same plastic body like most Micromax Canvas mobiles. The smartphone’s rear cover is removable which aids in insertion of a nano-SIM, a micro-SIM and a microSD card in the back. The speakers are on the bottom of the back cover, and it’s a slightly curved design. Overall, the phone isn’t much appealing to the eyes when it comes to looks. The phone is more prone to fingerprint smudges. Compare it to the all-metal Redmi Note 3 or the LeEco Le 1s, you will simply be taken away with the design. Moreover, users in this price range ask for more demanding and good-looking smartphones.
Coming to display, Micromax Canvas 6 Pro sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It works fine inside a room and in sunlight. The phone also has pretty good viewing angles. We noted that the display collects a lot of fingerprints and wiping it all the time is annoying.
Seamless use even for your most demanding games, hi-res videos or apps! The Pro is one of the fastest smartphone in the price bracket. It offers incredible performance and speed because of the powerful 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. With the ridiculously powerful 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio Octa-Core processor one can effortlessly juggle video playback, with photos slideshows and too. The Dual Sim mobile also comes with a bunch of pre-loaded apps. You can find Quickr, Amazon, Snapdeal, Hike, Gaana, Kindle apps. You won’t find Facebook and Twitter apps listed in the section. The phone also comes with the company’s ‘Around’ service, which isn’t up to the mark as well. However, the performance was considered average in comparison to Meizu MX5 and LeTv Le 1S.
Overall I’d say the Micromax Canvas 6 Pro works decently, but I feel it is let down by too many pre-installed apps each with their own set of alerts and widgets crowding a user’s space.
A ‘Pro’ smartphone needs a big battery life. In case of Canvas 6 Pro the battery life isn’t much acceptable. In this price range, other smartphones offer good battery life even with moderate usage. The phone is also prone to heating at times. You can check the Price list of Big Battery Phones in India
Canvas 6 Pro is clearly meant for ‘power users’ ‘gamers’ and multitaskers. Thus the Canvas 6 Pro has a lower 5MP front camera coupled with a 13 megapixel rear camera. It supports 1080 p video recording as well.
Overall the Canvas 6 Pro is an okay smartphone from Micromax. We recommend that this version would have been better with more storage space (32GB), a better selfie camera (about 8 MP), metal body and a fingerprint scanner.
For users who might be considering a Micromax device as their next purchase, Canvas 6 Pro does not appear to be so appealing. After all, most users don’t buy a phone simply because it has 4GB RAM. Sadly Micromax Canvas 6 Pro can’t beat the competition when we have very promising full metal-body phones like Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s with fingerprint scanners, 32GB storage space all for under Rs 12,000.