Micromax A110Q review, the MMX A110 + quad core = canvas 2 plus

The Micromax A110Q is an upgraded Micromax A110. A110Q is with quad core processor, Jelly Bean OS and 1GB RAM, rest of the features is the same as seen on the A110 dual core version. This handset is priced at approx Rs. 10,500.

A110Q Box Pack
Inside the box you will find the handset, battery of 2000mAh capacity, earphone, data cable, travel charger and warranty / goodies / user manual / hookup guide. The box pack also contains a free flip cover.

Design, Display and OS
The Micromax A110Q also called the Micromax Canvas 2 plus is in fact the dual core Micromax A110 with an upgraded RAM and Chipset. The only difference between the two models is the 1.2GHz quad core, JB OS and 1GB RAM.

Micromax A110 was a very popular handset; you can check the MMX A110 dual core review here. As for the design there is power button on the right, volume rockers on the left, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top.

micromax A110q box pack

It is a dual SIM handset that runs on the Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean OS. The display screen is the same 5 inches with FWVGA resolution (854×480 pixels). The viewing angle is okay and the touch is smooth though not as good as experienced on new handsets like the MMX A116.

Micromax A110Q review
I will make it quick as it’s the same A110 model with some upgrades. The handset weighs about 168 grams with battery and the thickness is 10.16mm. Wi-Fi hotspot and USB tethering is supported – Bluetooth tethering is not supported.

micromax A110q review

Of the 4GB storage space 1.48GB is allocated for apps and 1.03 as phone storage. Micro SD card of up to 32GB is supported and you can install or move apps on the external storage. Of the 1GB RAM 672MB is available. The performance is very good without any lags.

The Micromax A110Q is powered by Cortex A7 MediaTek MT6589M chipset clocked at 1.2GHz with PowerVR SGX 544 MP GPU. There is Accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Benchmark : 4032.
  • Antutu Benchmark : 13820.
  • Vellmo Benchmark : HTML5 – 1519, Metal – 452.
  • Nenamark2 : 55.4fps.
  • Multi Touch : 5 point.

The benchmark scores look impressive; this is because of the low screen resolution.

The 8MP rear auto focus camera comes with dual LED support. There is a front camera too of 2MP resolution. The camera quality is good. You can record videos in HD (720) resolution. As for playback you can easily play 720p videos in H/W mode and 1080p in S/W mode.

micromax A110q 8mp camera

Other features like 3G, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi worked pretty well. Got a GPS lock within 30 seconds. Sound is loud and clear. I could install the Nova 3 game on this handset and the game play was really very smooth (again cause of low screen resolution) do check the review video.

The battery of 2000 mAh gives a good usage time of over a day with moderate usage. The handset doesn’t heat up much.

The A110 dual core is available for Rs. 10,000 and the MMX A110Q is available for approx Rs. 10,500. It makes sense to go with the A110Q but there are other handsets with same hardware and better screen resolution (qHD), though with a smaller screen (less than 5 inches) for about the same price or even cheaper.

MMX A110Q Image Gallery

Sample still images shot using A110Q handset

Micromax A110Q unboxing and review video

720p (HD) video shot using the Micromax A110Q handset

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{ 169 Responses }

  1. Sravanth says

    Can you please provide me steps on how to root my mmx canvas 2 and install any custom ROM. Is it possible to get any Kitkat rom for this mobile.

  2. Wasim says

    I am planing to buy xolo Q1000 Opas but I am confussed between Xolo Q1000 Opas and MMX Canvas 2 Plus. Please suggest Which to buy.Budget below 10k. Regards.

  3. abhay says

    i just bought Micromax Canvas 2 Plus A110Q but i did not got the free flip cover that micromax gives so kindly tell me as early as possible did micromax stopped giving free flip cover or the seller did something .i saw your unboxing on youtube and you got a free flip cover.

    • Gogi Rana says

      Abhay, it seems they have stopped giving free covers now, initially they did, but now for many models they have stopped. Do check the content mentioned on the box before buying.

  4. sharique says

    i was intrested to buy a xolo phone .but
    was warned by few ppl.plz help me or should i
    go for micromax phns.budget below 11k.thank

    wat r the cons in xolo and mmx?

  5. Mukhs says


    I am now getting full signal and range outside the home. But the moment I get into the house the whole signal is gone and there is no network coverage. I live in downtown Boston and the area is covered by ATT very much.

    Can you please suggest a fix for this signal/network connection issue?


  6. Mukhs says


    I bought Micromax A110Q in India and used it for an Year and it worked perfectly fine. I am now in USA and I tried using the phone but it could not connect to the AT&T network. I have a pre-paid SIM card of AT&T and I want to know the steps as to how can I make it work ? Do I need to change any Mobile network setting ?


  7. Hitesh Saluja says

    Gogi sir,
    which phone is best to buy.. canvas 2 plus, canvas 2.2 an xolo q1000… i m little bit confused..
    thanx in advance

  8. Manoj Singla says

    Dear Gogi Rana

    I need your help related to major issue of canvas A110

    I bought this in april 2013 to use navigation, as one of my friend was using navigation in same handset so i bought it.
    but after 2 month its stopped working after that when i visited to micromax care they upgraded its verison in jelly bean from Ice Cream Version but problem was not solved so i visited another service center they changed motherboard bt still navigation is not working always showing Searching For GPS.
    Could u please tell me the real issue..why its happening with me. I will be very thankful to u.

    Manoj Singla

    • Gogi Rana says

      Manoj, try the GPS test app and see if you get a lock. Make sure A-GPS and EPO (if available) is activated and in EPO settings EPO download is enabled, before you try the GPS.

  9. Satya says

    Gogi Sir is there a really big difference in 262k color and 16.7m color depth….??
    plz reply…..

    • Gogi Rana says

      Satya, if you look at the user interface there will not be much difference, but if you are viewing high quality wallpaper it will look more appealing with 16.7m screen – if the wallpaper has higher color depth.

  10. Satya says

    sir i would like to know that the canvas 2 plus comes with the resolution of 262k color or 16m color what exactly i m confused plzz reply as earliest…..
    thanks in advance…..

  11. P.Rai says

    I want to buy “Xolo Opus Q1000 (White)”.I want your guideline. It has come to know that the display is not as per the specification and the quality of camera is very low.

  12. sbk says

    hi gogi,
    i wanted to ask that is there really much difference in the display of canvas2 and canvas2 plus because in many sites i saw canvas2 16m color and canvas2 plus 262k color…will it spoil the gaming and video experience…please reply fast gogi as i already have ordered for canvas2 plus..thnx in advance.

  13. lokesh Singh says

    Sir i want to know that mmx canvas 2 a110 a110q plus have a screem resistant glass on camera or not?????

  14. aryal says

    sir i bought this micromax canvas 2 plus… in this opera mini is not working properly.. for few minutes its working properly after the restart and after that its not working properly..its getting slow.. suggest me what to do…


    hi gogi sir,i want to buy mobile in the range of 10 to 15 thousand.sir,suggest me mobile in this range.

  16. satheesh satheeshkumar says

    I cannot tethering my micromax a110q with samsung gt7562 for access internet through bluetooth plz help me how to tethering with Bluetooth in micromax a110q

  17. Chethan says

    Hi Sir,
    I brought A110q 3 months back and now when i switch on 3G network on any of the dual sim the network of that particular sim for which 3G is on network goes of and if i switch off the 3G network then its work perfectly. What maybe the problem? Plz help me.,