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 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.

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.

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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{ 48 Responses }

  1. Buy Micromax A113 online says

    Micromax A113 is one of the best smart phone . It has no draw back . It’s battery backup is also good . I really like this phone due to lower price , attractive model and user friendly functions .

    • O Anjum says

      Go for Xperia M best phone in the price range.
      Don’t buy Samsung phones, Xperia M far better than Galaxy Core and Quatro. Also, your phone will look different.

      Although Windows phone is a big NO, still if you don’t want to use apps and if you are OK with a feature phone, go for Lumia 520.

  2. VIVEK says

    i am looking to buy smart phone micromax canvas 2 plus but it not avialable in market so not i an confused with other option please suggest me from micromax ego A113 , micromax doodle A111 , samsung galaxy s duos

  3. Harpreet says

    Sir, please use ‘on screen controls’ in your gaming reviews of games such as asphalt 7,nfs mw,etc. So that we should see video comfortablly.

    Please include asphalt 8 in yours gaming reviews on youtube. Thaks

  4. aditya says

    Dear Gogi Sir,

    Can you please suggest a good phone with good performance and camera in the range of 15K. I expexted A113 but disappointed with the camera quality.
    Please suggest any (windows or android no issue).


  5. chahal says

    Gogi sir salute u because u r review is very good with full details. I like . sir i have buy mob . iris 504q or zen 701hd which is better.

  6. Reny says

    Hi Gogi tomorrow I am going to buy an handset. In below mentioned which handset would you suggest.

    1.Xolo Q1000
    2.Lava iris 504Q
    3.Sony Xperia M
    4.Micromax A116.
    5.Gionee elife 3

    • Harpreet says

      hello, i bought iris 504q but it gets broken after just a one fall on ground. xolo q1000 doesnt support app to sd soalso leave it. gionee e3 does’nt support many apps or games..E.g., Asphalt7..leave it too..Now its depend on u to choose which one xperia m or mmx a116.. xperia m is one of best gaming phone but it’s screen is too small..mmx canvas hd a116 is good enough in gaming but not like xperia m… i will suggest u to go for mmx a116.

      • Anand Biswas says

        I think lava iris 504q does not have any type of protective glass or body, so it is your responsibility to care of your mobile. Otherwise you also feels that Lava iris 504q is better for gaming, looks, camera etc……

  7. vikas says

    sir is it as good as canvas hd in terms of gaming. i want a phone for games like nfs,asphalt 8 etc also apps can be moved to sd card or not?

  8. shub says

    This is unfair from you gogi you gave xolo a800 4 stars with less performance and not so built quality..

    • Gogi Rana says

      Shub, it is unfair not to read the full review and compare it with the a800 that currently comes with downgraded chipset. If you had read the review / watched the videos A800 did deserve the 4* that was the first A800 that came with MT6589 and not with MT6589W.

      Hi sorry … I was talking about Q800 and You were talking about A800.. This is what happens when you go off topic…

      Regarding A800 it is 4 star and that review was in January 24, 2013 and now you tell me when there are better handsets available in the market..

          • Gogi Rana says

            Hello read my comment have updated..and I guess you got the price wrong.. and by the way its MMX A113 article.

      • Praveen K says

        I agree with you gogi… A800 rating was right at that time it is an old model now, these people are comparing a new tech with old tech and questioning why the old tech got good point… After few months when something better comes in they will compare A113 with that one and ask why A113 got better rating.. My Advice.. Just ignore them, don’t waste precious comment space for them..

  9. Chetan Pandey says

    Hello Gogi sir I want to root my micromax canvas lite A92 but I didn’t find anything anywhere.So kindly help me to root my device.I would be thankful to you and I want its CWM Recovery of it too.Thank you.

  10. Shivam says

    it has gud looks and premium feel thats why they named it canvas EGO because everyone with gud looks has ego 😉