The Micromax A63 from the Canvas Fun series is a downgraded version of Micromax Canvas Fun A74. This dual SIM handset runs on Android 4.2 and is powered by 1.3GHz dual core processor. It houses a 4 inch touch screen, supports 3G and is priced at Rs. 6,399.
Inside the Box
You will find the Micromax Canvas Fun A63, earphone, 1500 mAh removable battery, screen guard, warranty card, data cable, power adapter and user guide. The SAR value is 0.70 W/kg @1g head and 1.25W/kg @ 1g body.
Design, Display and OS
The handset has got a good build quality; rear side is with matte finish. The power button is placed on the left, volume rockers on the right, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top. This is a dual SIM handset and SIM slot 1 supports 3G.
Micromax A63 is light weight at 122 grams. Thickness is 11.84mm, breadth 65.79mm and length is 124.37mm. Screen is 4 inches (TFT) supporting WVGA – 800×480 pixels resolution with 16M colors. Touch is responsive, smooth and overall a lag free experience. Viewing angles are okay – not really that good. The A63 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. There is software update option from Micromax (OTA updates). There are two sensors accelerometer and proximity sensors.
Memory and Storage
Micromax Canvas Fun A63 comes loaded with 512MB RAM and 4Gigs of internal storage. Of 512MB RAM 230 MB is free and of 4GB storage, 1.1GB is assigned for apps and 1.12GB as phone storage. Micro SD slot is present that can house 32GB cards. Apps can be installed on external storage. OTG is not supported.
Performance, Benchmark and Gaming
The MMX A63 houses a 1.3GHz MT6572 chipset (cortex A7) with Mali 400 MP GPU, it’s the same hardware as found on Micromax A74, Xolo A500S. The performance is good. Gaming is not that smooth as seen on A74 and A500S, there is a mild lag – check the video review. Modern combat 4 and Asphalt 7 did not show up on Google Play.
- Quadrant Benchmark : 3273.
- Antutu Benchmark : 11155.
- Vellamo Benchmark : HTML5 – 1633, Metal – 471.
- Nenamark2 : 40.8fps.
- Multi Touch : 2 point Multi Touch.
Camera and Entertainment
Don’t expect too much from the camera its fixed focus with 2MP resolution and LED flash that hardly works (though it does flash). There is front VGA camera too for video calls. Check the sample images shot using the A63 handset plus the 720p video sample. The still picture quality is okay and video at 720p with 12fps is no good. Full HD video playback is possible using MX player in H/W mode.
No issues with the sound, it loud and clear. This handset supports 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is no built in GPS receiver, in fact the GPS option is missing in the Notification and quick settings options. You can use Wi-Fi and mobile networks to get the location but it’s not very accurate.
1500 mAh Battery
The 1500 mAh battery gives a talktime of up to 4 hours. I used the handset continuously for 30 minutes (running benchmarks, playing games etc) the battery dropped by 11% and temp rose to 37 degree.
Micromax Canvas Fun A63 verdict
The Micromax A63 competes with Xolo A500s and the Micromax Fun A74. All of these handsets use the same hardware with minor changes like screen size, design and battery. A63 is priced at Rs. 6,399 and does not come with built in GPS. The Xolo A500s is a better option for few hundred Rs. More or spend some extra and get the Micromax A74.
Micromax A63 image Gallery
Sample images shot using this handset
Micromax canvas fun A63 unboxing and review video
720p video shot using this handset