Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 (White) – Review, Unboxing and Pictures

Posted on Jun 28 2013 - 9:56pm by JayB

Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 (White)

Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 is currently one of the best selling budget smartphone in India. Available at an online price of Rs.11500-13500, this quad-core smartphone offers features no other mobile can beat this price range.

Launched in February 2013, 9000 units were sold out within 24 hours when pre-booking was opened on 14th February 2013. The smartphone was a runaway hit with consumers due to its low pricing and top of the line features.

The Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 was introduced at a price of Rs.13990, however delivery of the smartphone got delayed due to ‘procedural issues’ and price was hiked to Rs.14990 for changes in custom duty (as per Micromax’s retail partner Snapdeal.com)

With the announcement of Canvas 4, the Canvas 3 HD A116 prices have dropped and can now be bought online at around Rs.11500 (See this article)

The Canvas 3 HD A116 is powered by Quad-core MediaTeK MT6589 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU coupled with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, comes with a 5-inch HD IPS screen that sports 1280×720 resolution and a colour depth of 16.7 million.

The Canvas 3 runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, however Micromax has released the official Jelly Bean 4.2.1 update for A116 Canvas HD. With this update, Micromax has enabled external storage usage which means that you will be able to move / install apps on external storage. The update for the Canvas 3 HD brings faster performance, Quick Settings, semi-transparent notification panel, Panorama in the camera and better GPS lock. In addition the update has also brought Over-the-Air (OTA) software update functionality so that you don’t need to visit service centers for the next update. However to update to 4.2 you need to visit the Micromax Service center.

Micromax is now shipping the flip cover free in the box. The white color version appears more premium with good matt finish on the back, but it tends to get dirty more easily, hence users preferring the white color will need to be careful.

Overall, the Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 (White) is a budget and cheap smartphone which will give you bang for the buck. It has competed against the smartphone giants like Samnsung and Micromax has offered more value for money in their phones. So for people on a budget, Micromax is the new savior.

Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 Specs


  • HD IPS LCD Capacitive Display with 16 million Color.
  • 5.0 Inch Screen Size.
  • 720×1280 Pixel Resolution.
  • Screen protection and multi-touch.


  • 32GB expandable memory.
  • 4GB Internal memory.


  • 42 Mbps Downloading and 5.76 Mbps Uploading Maximum Speed.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and A2DP.
  • USB 2.0.
  • Dual Sim.
  • 3G and GPS
  • WiFi


  • 8 Mega pixel with LED flash and auto focus.
  • Touch focus and face detection and geo tagging.
  • VGA Secondary Camera.

Main Features

  • 1.2 Ghz quad core processor Cortex A7.
  • MTK MT6589
  • PowerVR Series5XT Graphic card.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.1 Jelly bean pre installed. Upgradable to latest.

Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116 White Color Unboxing and Pictures

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation

  1. ojasvi October 23, 2013 at 11:29 am - Reply

    simply flawless , stylish and with a sleek look is has blown minds away.
    must go for it !!

  2. abhinav October 23, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

    micromax canvas is a superb mobile…….
    as per my information i suggest this is the most amazing phone in the market which has complete android functions. offer s at a very resenable rate….
    touch of this phone was fabulas

    and response is also good…. so u should go for this only…..!!!! :)

  3. parth October 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    awsum phone full hd phone ,handy , fully compatible,low cost phone as compare others phones in global market so from must buy. …

  4. gunjan October 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    superb phone..
    a phone comparable to samsung..low cost with best features embedded…
    touch amazing
    plus handy.. and made for business purpose too.

  5. Inamul Hasan Syed August 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Dear… Reader
    i want to buy Micromax Canvas 4 HD mobile online for my wife i stay in Saudi but i am from India Hyderabad let me the procedure how to buy online



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