Micromax Canvas HD or Micromax A116 will now come for a price of Rs. 14,499. You can blame the Indian budget that have forced almost all manufacturers (even those who re-brand and sell in India) to increase the product cost unless the price is under Rs. 2000.
Well this is nothing new but those users who are in touch with Snapdeal and had already booked the Micromax Canvas HD a long time back, have already got an email with option to go ahead with the price change or cancel their order.
Well the main issue is not about the Rs. 500 increment it’s the availability. The Micromax A116 is further delayed by 10 days – what Micromax calls it as “Procedural delays”. Well 10 days is not much of a waiting specially when there are no other handsets to compete with the A116.
Those who had already ordered the Canvas HD, before, will need to pay Rs. 14,499 and to make them happy they will get a free carry case (worth Rs. 799) absolute free. It’s mentioned – carry case , not flip case though. Samsung Galaxy Grand is available for Rs. 20,900 a drop from Rs. 21,500.
Even with the price change the A116, I believe is a good buy, if price is an issue then the other best option is the Xolo Q800.