At first glance, Micromax Juice is a typical line of budget smartphones with all the consequences. But if you look closely, you can see that it hardly probable not the most affordable handset with fingerprint scanner and advanced batteries. Today our guest is one of the representatives – Canvas Juice A1 Plus.

Probably, it is already for anybody not news, but still surprised to note the development of the budget and ultrabudgetary smartphone. Everything that used to get only the flagships, is now available for almost everyone. Now in the budget segment, there is support LTE and fingerprint sensor and metal body, and even a battery pack for a two or three day battery life. And give it will come at nine thousand roubles.

The hero of today’s review can be described as a typical Chinese public sector in the best sense of the word. But the smartphone is originally from India — Micromax is a strong position and actively “comes” to other markets. In particular, on Russia. Well, let’s see, other than the overly long title, Canvas Juice A1 Plus may appeal to the domestic audience.

Specifications

Micromax Canvas Juice A1 Plus Meizu m5 Note Samsung Galaxy J7 Huawei P9 Lite
Screen 5 inch, IPS,
1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi
capacitive multi-touch
5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi
capacitive multi-touch
5.5 inch, Super AMOLED,
720 × 1280 pixels, 401 ppi,
capacitive multi-touch
5.2 inches, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 424 ppi
capacitive multi-touch
Safety glass Gorilla Glass 3 No data No data No data
Processor MediaTek MT6735: Quad core (4 × 1,25 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53 MT6755M MediaTek with eight cores (4 × 1.8 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53 7870 Exynos Octa with eight cores Cortex Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.6 GHz, 4 × 1.0 GHz) HiSilicon Kirin 650: eight cores (4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 × 1,7) ARM Cortex-A53
Graphics controller ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 450 MHz ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz
RAM 1 GB 3/4 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Flash memory 16 GB 16/32/64 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Connectors 1 × micro-USB 2.0 1 × micro-USB 2.0 1 × micro-USB 2.0 1 × microUSB;
1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm; 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm; 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm; 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;
1 × microSIM, 1 × nanoSIM 2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 1 × microSIM 2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)
1 × microSD 1 × microSD
Cell 2G connection GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G cellular communications DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz
Cellular 4G LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s),
ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s),
ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
LTE Cat. 7 (300 Mbps, 150 Mbps),
ranges 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s),
ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz 802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1
NFC No No There There
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)
Fingerprint scanner There There There There
The main camera 8 MP, ƒ/2.2, and digital stabilization, led flash, HD video recording 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contrast autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video 13 MP, ƒ/1,9, contrast autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video 13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contractnegotiations, led flash, recording Full HD-video
Front camera 5 MP, no autofocus, no flash 8 MP, no autofocus, no flash 5 MP, without autofocus, led flash 8 MP, fixed focus
Food Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 12,54 WH (3300 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)
Size 144,3 x 72.4 x 9,65 mm 153,6 × 75,8 × 8.1 mm 151,7 × 76 × 7.8 mm 146,8 × 72,6 × 7.5 mm
Weight 167 g 138 g 170 g 147 g
Protection from water and dust No No No No
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme 5 Android 6.0 Marshmallow shell TouchWiz Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Emotion UI
Current price 8 990 rubles 9 500 rubles 15 990 rubles 15 990 rubles
   

Design, ergonomics and software

At first acquaintance a smartphone can make for a high impact model: just look at the powerful rubberized protection on the sides. In fact, the device is not officially protected from damage during the drop, but in practice it successfully copes with them. During the tests, twice I dropped the unit from a height of pocket, and no visible injuries he had received. But this is expected from such smartphones are waiting for the “indestructibility “. Another amazing detail: Micromax Canvas Juice A1 Plus is available in gold color. Shade cute, not cause rejection, but the combination of Golden iridescence with brutal rubber insert around the perimeter of mixed feelings. Fully black body would be a great alternative.

 

Front side of the housing does not contain any controls. Here is the only speaker, front camera and display. And Micromax is not shy to use a popular ploy of the screen is a black glossy insert, and when it’s off, creates the impression that the frameless smartphone. Almost like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or at least the Sony Xperia XA1. But the display only flashes on the sides black bars appear. Nothing criminal in this, but people always pay attention to such things.

 

The detailed story about the display, I’ll be back later, but keep in mind its diagonal (5 inches) and resolution (1280 × 720 pixels). This is the typical settings for smartphones in this class. Want Full HD — increase the budget purchase.

 

No surprises on the part of ports and connectors smartphone does not present: a mini-Jack for headphones and microUSB for charging and data transfer. Located both interfaces top, not bottom. The left side of the device is solid, no buttons, on the right is the power key and volume controls. The question is: where to insert SIM card? It turns out that the back cover is removable, this case is barely noticeable notch. Under it there are two slots for camera cards and a place for storage of the format microSD. The first SIM must be a microSIM card, the second nanoSIM. And the memory card can be installed simultaneously with both SIM cards.

The main camera lens is not protruded, and Vice versa — sunk. Likely to scratch it is almost zero, that’s a plus. But in this deepening constantly, it will accumulate dust, it’s a minus.

Under the camera is a fingerprint scanner — the same round shape, no extra buttons. To make a mistake and accidentally poke into the camera is difficult – the natural hold the right hand the lens is too high. Sensor works surprisingly quickly, which was not to be expected from a budget model.

   
   
   

Out of the box the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No explicit software not here, except for the peculiar color scheme and icon style. Once installed a few apps and games, but if you want it all, you can delete, freeing up space under the more need software. The operating system no complaints: works quickly, the animation is smooth, nothing to what could be found fault with, even without the price of Canvas Juice A1 Plus.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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