Part of research and development when creating smartphones these days is the front camera to oblige selfie-eccentric individuals, and now we get more of that feature from the Micromax Canvas Selfie 2. Unlike other mobile phones that are geared towards the higher-end markets, Micromax introduces their new phone for the “selfie conscious” individual at a more reasonable price range.
Can the Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 Provide Great Selfies?
First of all, let’s take a look at the Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 and its design and build quality. Even though it is placed as a lower-priced handset, it actually has a pretty decent construction quality. Although it is mostly made out of plastic, it doesn’t feel too cheap. The company borrowed some design elements from the Yu line. This means that the phone is comfortable to hold with a firm grip. There is also a soft-rubber finish located on its sides while the back panel is made with a rougher texture.
The screen is a 5-inch, IPS display that has a 480 x 854 pixel resolution. This promotes low results and the icons and text look slightly jagged. Herein lies the first (of many) caveats for the phone as there are many other smartphones within the same price range that offer more quality displays than the Canvas Selfie 2.
For the rear camera, it offers a 5-megapixel imaging sensor, which is not too bad considering it is a budget-friendly phone. Presumably, the low megapixel count keeps the cost of getting the phone as low as possible. Accompanying the rear camera is an LED flash with the Micromax logo at the center.
As for the battery life, it’s not too great as well, but it’s not bad either. The phone has a 2000mAh battery cell that is removable. When removing the back panel, there are two 3G SIM slots and also a slot for a microSD card for added storage.
Now for the main event, which is the camera’s front-facing camera. It also has a 5-megapixel imaging sensor but the produced images leave much to be desired. Many feel that the company should have prioritized this feature the most since the phone has the “Selfie” moniker in its name. The front does not, repeat, does not have an auto-focus feature not does it have flash to assist in low-light vanity photos. Still, the sensor does do a pretty good job under good lighting conditions, but that’s all you’re going to get.
Most of the features and specs of the Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 are made for the lower-end market, but it still feels like the company should have done more with the front-facing camera if they’re going to make it the handset’s selling point.