Micromax A200 also called the Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini is trimmed down version of the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250. The Micromax A200 is powered by 1.3GHz quad core processor running Android 4.2 over a 4.69 inch screen. The handset looks pretty good and is extremely light weight at 110 grams.

A200 Box pack
Inside the box you will find the handset, travel charger, data cable, earphone, SIM tray ejector, download goodies, warranty card and A200 user manual. SAR value : 0.18 W/kg @ 1g (head) and 0.23 W/kg @1g (body). On the box it’s mentioned that the handset can record HD (720p) videos, however it can record full HD videos.

Design, Display and OS
When I first saw the handset it was like WOW, the design looked good but as soon as you hold the handset the first thing that comes to your mind is ‘is this without the battery’. Well the A200 comes with a non-removable battery.

Micromax A200 box pack

Micromax A200 weight with battery is 110 grams and dimensions are 68.39 x 137.27 x 8.38 mm. Power button, volume rockers are on the right, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top and Micro SIM tray on the left side. This is a dual SIM handset the SIM 2 is placed on the left and to access the SIM 1 (normal SIM) and Micro SD card you need to open up the back cover (a small part – check video).

Build quality is very good. Micromax has not specifically mentioned if the handset is made of aluminum body but it does look like combination of plastic and aluminum.

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 unboxing

The IPS screen is 4.69 inches with 1280×720 pixels resolution. Viewing angles and color reproduction are good. Touch is smooth but make sure to clean the screen with a soft cloth after removing the factory fitted film, as the adhesive residue makes the screen sticky. There are accelerometer, light, proximity and magnetic sensors. There is LED notification too (red when charging and yellow when you get notification).

The MMX A200 runs on Android 4.2

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 review

Memory and Storage
There is 1GB RAM, 4GB storage and micro SD card slot. 0.98GB (884MB free) is assigned for apps and 1.61GB as phone storage. And of the 1GB RAM 687MB is available (free) on the first boot. OTG is supported and you can also save apps on the external storage.

Performance
The hardware is well known its 1.3GHz MediaTek ARM cortex A7 quad core with Mali 400 GPU. Chipset is MT6582 that works pretty well, fast and lag free.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 5859.
  • AnTuTu – 17177.
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1922, Metal 501.
  • Nenamark 2 – 53.6 fps
  • Multi touch : 10 points.

Gaming and Entertainment
The MC4 and Asphalt games got installed on the external storage. Games are playable, MC4 does lag a bit at times and Asphalt 8 did well in medium visual quality mode.  The hardware can play full HD videos.

Camera
There is 8MP rear AF camera with flash and it can record full HD videos at 30fps. The front camera is of 5MP resolution. Rear camera video and still shots are very good. Front camera is average. Do check the sample images and videos. The camera also comes with GIF animation and object remove feature. The camera will shoot series of images when you use the object remove feature, it will then give you an option to remove things you don’t want. It is a good option if you are in a crowed place and want to shoot a statue for example and don’t want to include the people moving around it.

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 camera 8MP

Others
Sound is clear and loud. Key features are 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The GPS lock is very fast on this MT6582 chipset.

Battery
There is built in non-removable battery of 1800 mAh capacity. I used the handset for about 43 minutes running benchmark apps and playing games the battery level dropped by 23%. I played the Asphalt game again for about 24 minutes the battery dropped by 19%.

If you are playing heavy games or using heavy apps continuously you can expect usage time of about 2 to 3 hours. As seen above the battery drains very fast. For normal usage the battery performance is good.

Verdict
The Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 has got that premium look and is extremely light weight. Everything about this handset is good, expect for the battery that will hardly last for about 3 hours when all the cores are used – e.g. when playing games or using heavy applications.

If your usage is less, not much into gaming or don’t mind charging the handset often then it is a good option. The A200 with 1.3GHz on some online stores is available for Rs. 12,500 but on some it is available for approx Rs. 10,700.

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Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 handset and gaming review

1080p video shot using the Micromax A200 handset


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