Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 vs Micromax Canvas 4 A210 – What’s the difference?

The details of Micromax’s new Canvas series phone surfaced online a few days  back and have created quite a buzz. Besides being a phone from the hot-selling Canvas series, the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250  is the company’s first full HD phone. The company has also upped the ante by getting Wolverine star Hugh Jackman on board as brand ambassador.


So, from all we know as yet, the phone seems darn interesting. But how does it match up when prepped against its predecessor – the Canvas 4 smartphone? Let’s have a look.

Micromax Canvas 4 A210: Key specs and features

The Micromax Canvas 4 was logically the successor to phones that landed Micromax in the big league – the Canvas 2 and Canvas HD smartphones.  It is an extremely sleek handset, with an awesome form factor, weighing in at just 158g. The body is neatly contoured and the finish is pretty sleek. You never get the plasticky feel that you with many smartphones in the same segment. The glass finish in the front holds up pretty well while the back too, is  made of sleek plastic which makes the handset easy to hold.

The Micromax Canvas A210 is endowed with a 720 x 1280p display with a display density of 294ppi. It is not the highest pixel densities in the market but holds up okay, We would say that the 720p screen holds up good, except for a few lags, that is.

Under the hood, the Micromax Canvas 4 comes with a 1.2-GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor. It is accompanied by 1 GB RAM – the whole  thing becomes a little crappy while gaming although in regular usage, it works  quite fine. Micromax has marred the handset by loading too many useless customizations from its side.  Otherwise, the handset performs pretty damn fine.

The Micromax Canvas 4 comes with 16 GB storage and MicroSD support which would fare quite well with people who love to load up their phones with pics and music. It runs on a removable 2000 mAh battery and works well. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity on board.

Micromax UI on this phone is one that needs to be improved upon.

The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 is a 13-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel front snapper. The front camera works okay while the back camera though performs satisfactory in regular conditions gives up in low-light conditions. Picture clarity is decent but the camera app needs improvement.

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250: Key Specifications and features

The Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 is the first full HD display 1080p phone in the Micromax line-up. The display density is not yet known, but we are expecting it to be more than 329 ppi to say the least. Its form factor seems akin to Canvas 4. The image should be crisp and the screen should be a vast improvement over the previous one.

Unlike the Micromax Canvas 4 smartphone, the Canvas Turbo smartphone as known yet, has 2 SIM slots on the side instead on the side, indicating that it might come as a unibody phone, i.e the battery might be non-removable. But, besides that the phone seems largely picking up from the exquisite form factor of the Canvas 4 smartphone. We hope it gets the same glass and metal treatment as its predecessor.

On-board storage should be either 16 GB or 32 GB, since it might be a unibody phone, we are leaning towards 32 GB storage, although most of the phones in the same category have 16 gigs inbuilt storage. As far as the processor goes, the rumor mill states that it might have the same processor as the Canvas 4 or a 1.5-GHz upgrade, which is coincidentally also called Turbo. The RAM though is the real thing to look forward to since it has been upped  to 2 GB. As long as Micromax doesn’t load it up with excess customizations, the whole setup should work fine. We are hoping that the phone makes an appearance with Android 4.3 which it most probably will or at least we are hoping to get Android 4.2.2 on-board which will still be an improvement over Canvas 4’s Android 4.2.1.

The phone it seem might sport the same cameras – 13-megapixel front and 5-megapixel back just like the Canvas 4, but we hope at least the company improves on the camera app. It would be great though if Micromax somehow decided to improve on the camera sensor.

The battery as we have previously mentioned  might be removable. We  are hoping for it to be an upgrade over Canvas 4’s 2000 mAh slugger since  it has to be supportive of a bigger, more power consuming setup now. We are hoping that it might come equipped with the usual suspects – 3G, Bluetooth, microUSB, Wi-Fi (plus Direct and Hotspot),DLNA  and GPS.


Without the shadow of a doubt, the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 is the more exciting phone of the two. However, there are some arenas where we still need to compare. Firstly, since it is most probably a unibody handset, would you still like to go for it or would you like to go for the Canvas 4 with MicroSD support?

A full HD display is great for everything one wants to do whether it be browsing the web, watching videos, reading eBooks or playing games. It is going to be a great experience for most users.

The upgrade in the RAM is another thing. The Canvas 4 was marred by a display lag and sometimes overheated a little because of too many cutomizations that Micromax loaded in the handset. The upgrade in the RAM might be ideal solution to all the troubles.

An Android update will be another thing that keeps the Micromax Canvas Turbo ahead in the race since it might come with either Android 4.3 or 4.2.2 at least, again as per our experience even when you compare Android 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 , there are noticeable differences so, when it comes to the Android version, the Micromax Canvas Tuebo will have the upper hand.

The battery should be upgraded too.

But, the main point of comparison between the phones is value-for-money. The canvas 4 was priced at Rs. 17,999 and most people wouldn’t tout it as a value-for-money handset, since it came with most of the same features as cheaper handsets such as the Canvas HD. The  Micromax Canvas Turbo on the other hand aims at an even higher range at Rs. 20000-22000.

But, given the upgrade in the features, we have a leaning towards the Micromax Canvas Turbo A 250 as the more paisa vasool handset.A better processor, better RAM and an Android upgrade should pick up on the Canvas 4’s flaws and give us a better engineered handset.

The comparison is based strictly on all we have got to know as yet about the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 handset and is subject to change on further reveals.