Micromax A113 review – the Canvas Ego is powered by 1.2GHz qualcomm processor

Micromax Canvas Ego A113 is a dual SIM handset powered by 1.2GHz qualcomm processor running Android Jelly Bean OS with 1GB RAM. The Micromax A113 sports a 4.7 inch screen with qHD resolution. The handset is priced at Rs. 11,999.

Box pack
The sar value as mentioned on the box – 0.50 W/kg @ 1gm head and 0.83 W/kg @ 1gm body. Inside the box you will find the grey colour handset, 2000 mAh battery, power adapter, data cable, quality earphone, user guide and warranty booklet.

Design and Display
The Micromax A113 handset looks great because of its curvy nature. A113 weight is 150 grams with battery, thickness is 9.96mm, breadth is 69.54mm and the length is 138.52mm. The rear side is grey color with matte finish.

Power button is placed on the right, volume rockers on the left and 3.5mm audio jack / micro USB port are placed on the top side. The handset feels good and comfortable to hold.

The LCD screen is 4.7 inches with supported resolution of 960×540 pixels (16M colours). There are accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

Memory and storage
The Micromax A113 Canvas Ego comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. You can install apps on external storage. Internal storage for apps is 1.31GB and phone storage is 1.41GB. Of 1GB RAM 563 MB is available.

Performance and Benchmark
A113 is powered by quad core processor (qualcomm ARM Cortex A5) clocked at 1.2GHz with Adreno 203 GPU. This hardware cannot play 1080p videos in hardware as well as software mode, but 720p videos worked really well.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Benchmark : 4449.
  • Antutu Benchmark : 10565.
  • Vellamo Benchmark : HTML5 – 1351, Metal – 398.
  • Nenamark2 : 38.7fps.
  • Epic Citadel : 25.5fps (High Performance mode) and 15.2fps (Ultra High Quality mode).
  • Multi Touch : 5 point Multi Touch.

8MP rear and 2MP front camera
The rear camera is an auto focus camera with LED flash support. The still picture (long shot) is not that good; you can check the sample images below. Even the video recording in 720p mode is not at all impressive. You can record videos in max 720p resolution. The front camera can be used for video calls.

Gaming
Gaming experience was not that bad, even with Adreno 203 the game play was pretty good. You can check the gaming review video at the end of this article. The Dead Trigger game was smoother (in high graphics mode) but you could see it lagging a bit with left and right movements. Interestingly the Asphalt 7 and MC4 played really well.

Others
In call sound, loudspeaker sound level were average but clear. 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS worked well. I got a lock within 30 seconds.

Battery
The 2000 mAh battery should give a talk-time of up to 6 hours. I used the handset for approx 35 minutes running benchmark apps – the battery level dropped to 20% and max temperature was 40 degrees.

Micromax A113 review
The A113 dual SIM handset looks good, performance is good, can play high end games, however you cannot play full HD videos and camera quality is not at par. For the price of Rs. 11,999 it’s really not worth it, instead go in for the Micromax A110Q or spend extra money for the Micromax Canvas A116 / Lava Iris 504q.

Micromax A113 image gallery

Sample images shot using Canvas Ego

Canvas Ego A113 unboxing and review video

MMX A113 game play Dead Trigger, Asphalt 7 and Modern Combat 4

Sample 720p video at 20fps shot using A113 canvas ego handset

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