Review of the smartphone Micromax Canvas Sliver 5: almost invisible
Such experiments are often not noticed by the media – even the most bizarre creations of companies like Micromax does not attract as much attention as the next smartphone of Samsung, Apple or even Xiaomi. Sliver 5 but still distracting from the overall series of smartphones Micromax is remarkable, it is usually its price. This model refers to the “upper segment”. Quotes here for a reason – Micromax its understanding of price limits: the start of sales of the Sliver 5 cost 14 990 rubles, and now all 12 990.
For the money the buyer will receive the right to be called a proud owner of a slimmest phone sold in Russia, the AMOLED display (Yes!) with HD resolution and, unfortunately, already outdated platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. A very peculiar combination of elements. If this is critical and is there enough power already announced four years ago, system-on-chip? Understand.
|Micromax Canvas Sliver 5||Micromax Canvas Juice A1 Plus||Meizu M5 Note||Samsung Galaxy J7||ZTE Z10|
|Display||4.8 inch, AMOLED, 1280 × 720 pixels, 306 ppi, capacitive, multi-touch||5 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, Super AMOLED,
720 × 1280 pixels, 267 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.2 inch, 1280 × 720 pixels, IPS, capacitive, multitouch|
|Safety glass||Gorilla Glass 3||Gorilla Glass 3||No data||No data||No|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.4 GHz||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)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917: four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.4 GHz|
|Graphics controller||Qualcomm Adreno 306, 450 MHz||ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 450 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz||The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz||Qualcomm Adreno 308, 600 MHz|
|RAM||2 GB||1 GB||3/4 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Flash memory||16 GB||16 GB + microSD||16/32/63 GB + microSD||16 GB||16 GB + microSD|
|Connectors||microUSB, 3.5 mm||microUSB, 3.5 mm||microUSB, 3.5 mm||microUSB, 3.5 mm||microUSB, 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||1 × nano-SIM||1 × micro SIM 1 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||1 × micro-SIM||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)|
|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||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 900/2100 MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 900/2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), bands: 3, 7, 20, 40||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), range 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, 3, 7, 8, 20|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz||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 b/g/n 2.4 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Ambient light, 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)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||8 MP, ƒ/2.0, autofocus, single led flash, recording Full HD-video||8 MP, ƒ/2,2, auto focus, 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/2,2, auto-focus, single led flash, recording Full HD-video|
|Front camera||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP,no autofocus, no flash||5 MP,without autofocus, led flash||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery:7,6 W·h (2000 mAh, 3.8 V)||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:of 9.65 W·h (2540 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||141,9 × 68,1 × 5.1 mm||144,3 x 72.4 x 9,65 mm||153,6 × 75,8 × 8.1 mm||151,7 × 76 × 7.8 mm||147,5 × 72,8 × 7.6 mm|
|Weight||98 g||167 g||138 g||170 g||130 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme 5||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell TouchWiz||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, own shell MiFavor UI|
|Current price||12 990 rubles||8 990 rubles||9 500 rubles||15 990 rubles||11 990 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
The main thing you need to know about Micromax Sliver 5 has already been recorded in the name of the smartphone. However, the Indians got rid of decimal places – the thickness of the device is still not 5 mm, and a 5.1. This, however, is enough to hold the title of thinnest smartphone.
Looks impressive – at first I can not believe that this is a work device and not a fake. Also very comfortable to put it in the pocket – Sliver 5 is simply lost out there, occupying the space other than the card holder. He adds to the compactness and 4.8-inch display. But I would not say that the smartphone is very comfortable to handle – edge so sharp that it seems as if they can be cut. It is certainly not true, but in hand the smartphone falls (sorry, this is the moment when the stamp is not to leave) is not very great. Maybe it’s the habit of nearly six-inch gadgets with a thickness of 8-9 mm?
The dimensions of Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 – 141,9 × 68,1 × 5.1 mm. Weight – 98 grams. Yes, there are no typos, the smartphone weighs less hundred grams. Phenomenal for our time indicator, which is reminiscent of the two thousandth, when manufacturers still push phones competed who will make more small and lightweight unit. Now there is a race rather then one larger, the compact versions are dying, and Sliver 5 here stands out.
Anyway, Micromax Sliver 5 is very well designed: the rear panel is covered with glass as its front, however, the fashion for curved glass to of this smartphone has not yet reached. He appeared before General 2.5 D boom. Nothing to worry about.
On the perimeter of the Sliver 5 is sheathed with metal, which you can see the plastic notches in the wiring of the antennas. Separately impressive mini-Jack, which occupies almost the entire face – for it had barely enough space. Connector for power supply – microUSB.
Not so standard are the keys controls: volume button/shutter release of the camera are on the left edge, and switch – apart from them, on the right, next to the slot for the SIM card. Nothing wrong with that, of course not.
But the space under the display is empty – the screen is not so large, and the lower part at the mercy of the virtual navigation keys, although they could be placed on this panel. Or make the screen a little more. The developers are not too efficient use of space, alas.
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 UI
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In the role of the operating system is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Yes, Yes, it is, old friend. And updates at least up to “six” has not come (and, apparently, not planned). On top of the outdated (but working) the operating system is proprietary shell, which has almost no influence on the appearance of Android, but the default is pretty weird priorities. For example, on the home screen, no icons camera, but there is a program to clean memory, Clean Master and crude gaming service M!Live. It is not working properly (giving a blank screen) and occasionally interferes with other applications. So while it is easier to remove it from the settings menu.
Other annoying applications in Sliver 5 was not found.