Micromax Canvas 3D A115 review and Unboxing – dual core with 3D support

The Micromax Canvas 3D also called the Micromax A115 comes powered by dual core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The handset sports a 5 inch screen with naked eye 3D support; it means you can watch 3D content without any special glasses.

A115 Box pack
Inside the box you will find the handset, 2000 mAh battery, data cable, travel charger, earphone, hookup guide, some download goodies, warranty statement and a user guide.

Design and Display
The dual SIM handset is bulky with a 11.9mm thickness and weight of about 168 grams. A115 has got a curvy looks with power button on right and volume rockers on the left. The rear side is matte finish. The micro USB port and the 3.5mm jack are placed on the top side with extra space bulging out, that looks odd. The built quality is good.

The LCD screen is 5 inch with resolution 800×480 pixels (16M colours). 5 point multi touch is supported and you can watch 3D content via naked eye. The touch is smooth. There are light, accelerometer and proximity sensors.

Micromax A115 box pack

Inside the Hood
Micromax A115 is loaded with the same dual core processor (MT6577 with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU) that powers the Micromax A110. When compared with the A110 the A115 is with 3D support and with a 5MP fixed focus camera. The canvas 3D runs on the Android 4.1 OS.

The RAM is 512MB (about 167 MB free) and of the 4 GB internal storage 1.48 is assigned for apps (1.34GB free) and 0.93GB as phone storage. Apps can be installed / moved to external storage.

Micromax A115 review

The Benchmark

  • Quadrant Benchmark : 2948.
  • Anututu Benchmark : 6447.
  • Nenamark2 : 23.8 fps.
  • Vellamo : HTML5 = 1245, Metal = 375.
  • Multi Touch : 5 point.

5MP FF Camera
The 5MP camera is fixed focus with dual LED flash and the output is okay. You can shoot videos in 720p resolution again its fixed focus so you will need to maintain the distance.  You can convert 2D images to 3D and back. You can do the same for the videos too. The images / videos are not converted permanently, instead processed live. Check out the sample images and videos at the end of this article. The front camera is of VGA resolution.

Micromax canvas 3D 5mp fixed focus camera with dual LED

You can watch 720p videos in 3D. Probably you might want to use MX player but 3D effects will not work on that. 3D can only be enabled using the stock player.  Though 3D looked good I got fed up after watching the movie for about 5 minutes and then switched back to 2D (cause of Eye Strain).

This is a dual core handset with same hardware found on the MMX A110. All the games that worked on the A110 will work on the A115. There are certain 3D games that you can download. Do note that you cannot download any game from Google play and expect it to work in 3D.

The 3G, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi worked well without any issues. Sound is loud and clear.

The Battery of 2000 mAh looks good and gives a comfortable full day backup on a single charge.

Micromax Canvas 3D A115 review
The main USP is the 3D effects. It does look good for some time but may not be comfortable for many users. You need to maintain a proper distance and angle. If you are really keen and want that 3D option then go for it otherwise look out for some other options, you can get a quad core for the price.  If possible check the demo before buying just to make sure you are comfortable viewing 3D on the A115.

Image Gallery

Sample images

Micromax Canvas 3D A115 unboxing and review video

Sample 720p videos shot using the A115 handset

{ 34 Responses }

    • safi says

      Gogi Bro,

      Snap deal is offerring @ 8249 /- towards Diwali sale. Is the below price justified for MMX A115 3D?

      My kid (9yrs) likes that phone.

      Please advise.

      • Gogi Rana says

        Hi this 3D phone is no good. It will look good for few minutes specially the 3D effects but will cause eye strain/headaches after few minutes.

  1. sahitya raju says

    Nice review gogi…I have seen a friend phone with naked eye 3d supported…generally it really strains your eyes and brings some head ache…

  2. arun g says

    gogi pls answer for this query
    is apps can be moved or installed in external sd card
    in android 4.1 on

  3. vijayshimla says

    This mobile shows the bankruptcy of fore sight and planning in Micromax–only fools will buy this.. Micromax KARBONN ET. AL. who primarily are traders are unable to predict the tech requirements of a super fast furious sector like mobile tech and only put into market what is offered cheap at knock off prices in Shenzen China. Hence a few hits and lots of misses like A-115.

    • Gogi Rana says

      Vinod avg FPS is around the same as on A110 i.e. 25. If you have checked the A110 review you can play Modern combat game. But it will not be in 3D.

  4. subham ghosh says

    Apple has plans to release a low cost iPhone that will sell for 99 dollars. Is this true?

  5. Amit says

    Hey Gogi Bro Plz suggest a full touch android handset within 6000 Rs. I’m really impressed with your knowledge so your advice is most important for me..

  6. Sivakumar says

    Hi Gogi,
    Micromax A116 Canvas HD is available @ Rs 12990 {Free Delivery + COD} in snapdeal.
    1. Is it a good buy instead of going chinese brands {UMI / ZOPO / Gionee / …} in this category?
    2. How do i comes to know whether all the said features on this mobile are working perfectly,
    since i’m new to this latest mobile technologies.

    • Gogi Rana says

      Sivakumar, yes 12810 is the price on amazon. Gionee is a better option I think specially the E3 handset, though I have not done a review on that. If possible check the Gionee site and see if there are any retail stores nearby your location. You can check the handset. Other option is A116 though UMI / ZOPO are better but A116 you will get it in a week or so, and UMI/Zopo if you are lucky may be before 2 month!

  7. Aditya says

    Gogi, I think you should add RAM also to cons. What I don’t understand is when MT6589 supports real time 3D conversion, why don’t they use that? Simply rebranding other phones is not gonna work always!

    • Gogi Rana says

      Aditya, its the same as A110 it was also with 512MB RAM. So no issue with RAM. I think its combination of screen glass and conversion.

  8. ANiLKeraLa says

    Nobody’s gonna buy it just for 3D. It can’t even compete with their own Canvas 2 or Canvas HD.

  9. Jaysakthi says

    512 ram, 5 off camera, dual core with low bench mark @ 9999 … not worth it.
    They can provide flip cover, additional battery to equal this.

  10. sabih says

    It lacks behind many quad cores with 1gb ram. Still 3d matters.
    Btw sir please review INTEX AQUA I5. Thanx

  11. rahul says

    hey gogi sir, why u hae given only 2 n half stars to this mb. kya mb lene k liye sahi nahi hai. wht abt gaming in this phne cz free ram is only 167 mb sir. plzz replyy.