Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Review, Price & Specifications

Micromax recenlty launched two new smartphones the Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus and A250 Turbo. The Micromax Canvas  A117 Magnus  is the first 1.5GHz quad core smartphone from the company with amazing features at budget. There are many competitors in the market, such as recently launched Zen Amaze Ultrafone 701 FHD. Finally the company has started focusing on the built quality of its handsets.

Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Review

Look, Design – First Impression

The MMX A-117 look premium, stylish and robust. The built quality is fairly impressive. The handset has round edges and it is slimmer towards the edges. The handset is light in weight, hence you love to hold it in your hand. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A 117 is made up of Aluminum, specially the back cover. There is no rattling sound from handset even if you hold it tightly in your palm. The device looks more stylish from the front than the back. Below the 5-inch display there are 3  touch sensitive buttons.

A117 Unboxing – accessories, Box Pack

Under the hood there is handset, 2000 mAh battery, warranty statement, headsets / earphones, data cable, charger.  The smartphone doesn’t come with a free flip cover, so you have to purchase it separately, if available.Micromax canvas Magnus A117 back cover

Micromax canvas Magnus A117 unboxing display


The MMX  Canvas Magnus A117 comes with 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The touch is smooth and responsive. The screen is visible almost from all the angles. The display is bright and viewing angle are far better than the Canvas HD. Surprisingly it has 10 point multi-touch Screen. The display is visible outdoor.Micromax canvas Magnus display (2)

It has Ambient light, proximity and accelerometer sensor, so nothing special here. Although there is a notification LED.

To make the hardware run there is Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean OS with OTA updates. You can also connect pen drive or any other flash storage via OTG cable.

Micromax canvas Magnus A117 buttons

Performance and Storage

The Canvas Magnus A117 comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB ROM. Out of 1GB RAM 638MB is available. 1.6GB is assigned as internal storage and 0.98GB for installing apps out of 4GB internal memory. For memory expansion there is microSD card slot with which you can expand the memory up to 32GB via micro SD card.Micromax canvas Magnus A117 reviews

The A117 seems to be a upgraded version of Canvas HD A116. The phone is powered by 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6589T quad core CPU integrated with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. Well this is not the best GPU available in the market, but it is quite OK for this kind of chip. The handset is responsive and lag free. We performed multi tasks on the device, even then the performance was snappy.

The MMX Magnus A-117  heats up when you use WiFi hotspot or when you are using it outdoor. The Internet Browsing on the handset is also smooth and so is the pinch to zoom and Kinetic scrolling (stock browser).Micromax canvas Magnus unboxing

You can play High Graphics games without any sort of problem or lag. Check out the Video below for gaming performance. The gaming performance is as good as Gionee Gpad G2’s.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 4878
  • AnTuTu Scores -15955
  • Nenamark 2 – 54.4 fps
  • Multitouch – 10 points.

Micromax A117 camera

Camera and Multimedia

The CanvasMagnus A117 comes with 12-MP shooter accomplished by LED flash and 2MP front camera. The camera quality is good, but images are not very sharp. You can record Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. The Macro shots are nice and vivid. You can use Flash in Low light conditions.

Micromax canvas Magnus A117 review unboxing

The smartphone supports Full HD playback. The speaker is loud and clear. The device has two microphones with noise cancellation support. Overall the handset will not make you despondent if you are buying this to watch movies and listening audios. The earphones that comes with the device are of average quality.

Micromax canvas Magnus A117 slots

Connectivity and Battery

The A117 houses 2000mAh battery, similar to Canvas 4. The battery life is good for moderate usage. The battery can last for 1 day on normal usage. Talking about the connectivity it has Dual SIM card Support, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB 2.0. Signal on the handset are strong and it will not loose signal even if you hold it in your palm.Micromax canvas Magnus A117 battery

Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 specifications

  • 5-inch (1280x720p) resolution IPS display
  • 1.50GHz quad core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 12 MP AF primary camera with Led Flash
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • Full HD video recording and playback
  • Android v4.2 OS
  • 4GB internal storage (1.6GB for user)
  • Sensors: Ambient Light Motion, Proximity, Magnetic
  • 3G ( HSPA+ 42MBPS, UL-11MBPS), 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth v4, GPS
  • 2000 mAh battery

The A117 Canvas Magnus is a good phone, specially when its comes under the price tag of RS 14,000. You can easily get the handset for Rs13700 from the market. The hardware built Quality of the handset is really very impressive. It will compete with Gionee Elife E5. BUY IT NOW FROM AMAZON INDIA.

Micromax canvas Magnus A117 buttons


Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus


Micromax Canvas Magnus A117

  • Performance7.5
  • Display7.5
  • User Interface7.5
  • Hardware7.5
  • Camera7.5
  • Audio7
  • Built Quality7.5
  • Value for money7.7
Total Score7.5
Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Review, Price & Specifications. The MMX Canvas Magnus A-117 is robust smartphone with nice features.

Micromax Canvas Magnus A117

172 Comments to Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Review, Price & Specifications
  1. Sir you are providing wrong information…. it supports smart pause feature.. to use it you have to open inbuilt video player… and there is a smiley face on left up corner on the screen just push it to enable it.

    • THANKS FOR Correcting us. post is updates now.

  2. i want know how to conect 3g dongal mts to micromax a117

    • NOT Possible. BUT You you can try ti connect it via OTG cable.

  3. Its useless phone(a117).So many problems in it.Poor camera quality,low battery performance,music volume fluctuation,worst services center,lagging,less internal space for apps and now my phone 3 touch buttons not working and its 7 month old only and recently I repaired it also.Its worst company.

  4. This is not True, Wifi signals are good

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