Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 review – with very good battery backup

The Micromax A310 (Canvas Nitro) houses the 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor from MediaTek. Micromax launched this handset recently for a price tag of Rs. 12,990. It supports dual SIM and battery backup looks really good.

Inside the Box
Contents : A310 smartphone, screen guard, warranty card, user manual, travel charger, data cable, (Blinkscreen, QuickLook and Smart Gestures) guide, 2500 mAh battery and earphone. SAR Value : 0.29 W/Kg @1gm head and 0.58 W/Kg @1gm body. Operating frequency are WCDMA:900/2100MHz,GSM:900/1800/1900MHz.

Design and Display
The handset weight is 154 grams with battery and dimensions are 71.94mm x 141.33mm x 8.87mm. Nitro has got a premium look. The rear has got a leather finish, it looks like leather but actually made of plastic.

Build quality and finishing is very good. The handset is curvy and has got 3 dedicated touch button on the front bottom. Audio jack is on the top, micro USB at the bottom, volume rockers on the left and power button on the right.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 box pack

It is a dual SIM handset, both SIM slots are micro SIM. There are no markings on the SIM slots or the icon showing the proper way to insert the SIM. 3G is supported only on one SIM slot. Check video review to know.

Touch screen IPS display is 5 inches supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The screen is not totally scratch resistant so better use the screen guard that is provided in the box. Colour reproduction, viewing angles are good. Touch is smooth and responsive.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 review and unboxing

There are 3 sensors – light, proximity and accelerometer. There is LED notification too.

Memory and Storage
The Canvas Nitro A310 comes with 2GB RAM (899 MB free on first boot) and 8GB storage (5.3GB available for apps). OTG is not supported and you cannot move / install apps on external storage.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 review

Performance
The Nitro A310 is using the cortex A7 MediaTek True Octa Core chipset – MT6592 coupled with Mali 450 MP GPU. Performance is lag free and smooth. This octa core is clocked at 1.7GHz.

Benchmark scores

App Result
Quadrant 13329
Antutu 28010
Vellamo Metal (874) Multi core (1384) Browser (2464)
Nenamark 2 59.9fps
Multi Touch 5 point

Camera and Entertainment
There is 13MP camera on the rear and 5MP on the front. The camera quality is very good, though low light shots are not that great. You can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. Gesture shots are supported and the camera can be launched quickly from the home screen menu. The stable shot option will click the image only when the handset is stable. There is front / back camera option which is pretty interesting. It makes use of both the front and the rear camera. So you can shoot part of the image with rear camera and another part with the front camera. The LED flash is not that effective. Do check the sample images / videos at the end of this review.

Nitro A310 can play full HD videos.

Gaming
I installed the Asphalt 8 and the Modern Combat 5 games. Both the games got installed on the internal storage. Game play was smooth. Asphalt 8 was playable in high visual quality mode.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 hands on

Others
No issues with the sound, it is loud and clear (both speaker / in call speaker). No issues found with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 side view

The handset also comes loaded with some new features listed below.

BlinkScreen : This is a new style for notification you will see the bar in Blue, Red or Green. It will show the alerts and missed calls. You can tap the icon to directly move on to the respective app.

QuickLook : There is a special section on the home page that takes over the full screen. You will get the date, time, weather and the latest news all in one screen.

Smart Gesture : You can use this option to make the usage more convenient.

The back panel is flat; if you keep the handset on a flat surface it will block the speaker-out vent and the sound.

In the Display Brightness settings there is economical back light option in manual mode. I prefer the auto mode. However in Auto mode the brightness drops too low in low light condition, some may not find it uncomfortable. It is even lower than the minimum manual brightness level. But this really improves the battery backup.

Battery
The Nitro comes with 2500 mAh removable battery that does a pretty outstanding job considering the octa core chipset.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 2500 mAh battery

Task Time Battery drop (%) (max temp)
Running Benchmark apps 25 minutes 2% (35)
HD video playback (loop) with Wi-Fi on + full brightness 37 minutes 4% (33)
MC5 + Asphalt 8 GamePlay 28 minutes 2% (37)
Battery recharge (wall charger) 3 hour 10 minutes 11% to 100%

The battery backup looks just too good, but such a performance is just not possible. I am still checking the battery and will keep posted. Yesterday at 4:10PM battery was at 100%. I used the handset for the review and now it is 5:22PM (more than 24 hours) and battery is at 23%. I am waiting for the handset to shut off on it’s own to get a better idea – it could probably be battery calibration issue. However the battery performance so far looks better than other 1.7GHz Octa Core powered handsets.

Battery Performance update:
date 22, 3:45 PM battery at 25% and now at 8:57PM battery at 14% (Wi-Fi or 3G is always on).
date – 23, 7:29 AM battery at 2% still alive (3G always on).
date – 23, 11:30 AM battery dead, phone shut down.

Micromax nitro A310 battery performance

Verdict
The Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 is a very good deal for Rs. 12,990. It is octa core with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage. Though there are limitations like you can install apps only on internal storage and OTG is not support. If you are fine with this and looking for an octa core handset the A310 is a very good option, for now.

Buy the Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 for Rs. 12,990.

Micromax Canvas Nitro Image Gallery


Sample Images shot using the Micromax A310

Sample Images Front Camera

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 video review

1080p sample video shot using the Canvas Nitro A310

302 Comments

  1. Albin Michael
  2. Somik Das
  3. Vinod kumar
  4. trishan
    • Mahidhar
  5. padma
  6. dippylamba
  7. amit
  8. Jeff
  9. Atul Sawant
  10. kiran kumar
  11. vijay
    • radiant blur
    • Rajendra Talekar
  12. Prathuin
  13. Ramakrishnan
  14. Prathvi
    • vijay
      • Prathuin
  15. Esparsh Gaur
  16. Debasish
    • Sachin Jadhav
      • Lohith
  17. dhaval
    • manish
    • joel
  18. Ahmed Ali
  19. priyanka
    • MADHURENDRA KUMAR
  20. Muktha rani
    • Jignesh
    • Sanjay
  21. Ravi Kumar B R
    • Prathuin
    • joel
  22. Gaurav Saini
  23. Prathuin
  24. Dhana
    • Prathuin
  25. Tarun
  26. Girish kondawar nanded
  27. Ashish Kapoor
  28. Vignesh
    • Aashrith
      • Prathuin
        • Vignesh
          • Prathuin
      • Vignesh
  29. sid
    • Prathuin
    • Dharmesh Rana
      • Prathuin
        • Dharmesh Rana
          • Prathuin
          • Ashish Kapoor
          • Prathuin
          • Ashish Kapoor
          • ashish
  30. phuchungbhutia
  31. chetan8
  32. Selva
  33. Aniket Raghav
  34. vishal
    • anit
      • Aniket Raghav
  35. Gagan deep
  36. sharan
  37. SC DDAS
  38. SC DDAS
  39. abhishek sharma
  40. chandra mouli
    • Prathuin
  41. Murali
    • Gogi Rana
  42. abhishek sharma
  43. Aa
    • kapil
      • Gogi Rana
      • Prathuin
    • Adityas
  44. BHASKARAN
  45. siva
  46. Krishna
  47. krishna choudhary
  48. Prathuin
    • Pushkar
      • Prathuin
  49. hashmat
  50. samy
  51. Ghanshyam
    • Gogi Rana
      • himanshu
  52. Ab
  53. Manoj
  54. Kichoo
  55. Neha
  56. Shriram
  57. Anand
    • Gogi Rana
      • tarun
      • Ketan
        • Gogi Rana
          • Ketan
  58. parvinder
    • raj
  59. Alok Verma
    • Ghanshyam
  60. jaswinder
    • mohan
    • Santosh
      • aryan
  61. Mustaque
    • Yash
  62. Shaurya
  63. raj
    • chetan
      • Amartya.B
  64. Karthik
  65. Naveen
  66. gitesh
  67. Karthik
    • Srinivas Murthy G R
  68. chetan
  69. deepak
    • Gogi Rana
      • Avijit Dutta
  70. vijay
  71. Abdullah Ansari
  72. sonjoy
  73. sanjay rane
    • sinjoy
    • chetan
    • raj
  74. Ninad
    • AB IZAZ
    • haze
    • Ashok
  75. chetan
  76. PRIKSHIT
    • sandeep yadav
  77. ADARSH
  78. chetan
  79. Sam
  80. Abhishek Srivastava
  81. Abhishek Srivastava
  82. Abhishek Srivastava
    • chetan
  83. chetan
  84. Abhishek Srivastava
    • chetan
  85. Abhishek Srivastava
    • chetan
  86. Gagan
  87. Manish Chaudhary
    • Gogi Rana
  88. haze
  89. Ashok
    • Gogi Rana
  90. Vijay
    • Gogi Rana
  91. SYAM GOPINATH
    • Gogi Rana
  92. Ashish
    • chetan
  93. Bilal Ahmed
  94. anku
  95. Pradeep
    • Navneet
  96. Aarush jaiswal
  97. Vinoy
    • Keerti
      • Bhola
        • Keerti
          • Bhola
          • haze
          • hazeeb
    • Shekhar
      • Keerti
        • Chetan
          • haze
    • Subradeb
  98. Manoj Dhawle
  99. jk reddy
  100. Sharan
    • haze
  101. kamaal ahmed
    • chetan
  102. manish
  103. Kanna
    • Gogi Rana
      • avnish
    • Bhola
      • Bhola
        • Gogi Rana
          • Sharan
          • Bhola
          • Bhola
  104. Souvik
    • Gogi Rana
      • Souvik
        • haze
  105. sushant wagh
  106. Kanna
  107. Souvik
  108. rajender
    • Gogi Rana
  109. rahul
    • Gogi Rana
  110. jefin
    • Gogi Rana
    • jefin
  111. Amit
  112. Abhiram
    • Gogi Rana
  113. Pratyush
    • Gogi Rana
      • rupesh
  114. Abdul Akhir
  115. Pranav
  116. Narender kadyan
  117. deva
  118. rajender
    • Gogi Rana
  119. kanna
    • Gogi Rana
  120. Narender kadyan
  121. Raj
  122. emmanuel.leorn
    • Karan D.c
  123. dimple sharma
  124. amit
    • Gogi Rana
  125. Raja
  126. irshad
  127. Deva
    • Gogi Rana
      • vinay
        • Gogi Rana
  128. laxman
  129. Ashish Chaudhari
    • Gogi Rana
      • Ashish Chaudhari
  130. Rajendra
  131. Bikki
    • Gogi Rana
  132. Jai Acharya
    • Gogi Rana
  133. Piyush Kumar
  134. bonny
  135. Jaysakthi
  136. AMIT
    • Rishi
      • Gogi Rana
      • Rizwan
      • Praveen
      • Amit
        • sid
          • Amit
      • chetan
  137. Swapnil
    • Gogi Rana
  138. devaraj
  139. deva
    • Gogi Rana
  140. Rajendra
    • Amit
  141. Bivas
    • Sunny
  142. Sujoy
    • Gogi Rana
  143. Pramod
    • Gogi Rana
      • amit
  144. Gopi
  145. Siva
  146. Rahul
    • Gogi Rana
      • Rahul
  147. Amit
    • Jaysakthi
    • Sunny
      • raj
        • Sunny
  148. Sam
    • Gogi Rana
  149. sri
    • Gogi Rana
  150. sudheer
    • Gogi Rana
      • sudheer
      • Praveen K reddy
        • Gogi Rana
  151. Shijil
    • Gogi Rana
  152. Raj
    • Gogi Rana
  153. Sara
    • Gogi Rana
  154. Purushothaman
    • Purushothaman
    • Gogi Rana
      • vsk

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.