Micromax Canvas Spark Q380 is a budget smartphone which is launched by Micromax to compete with Vendors like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The smartphone is priced at Rs.4,999 and is exclusively available on Snapdeal via Flash sale model. It comes in two colour variants Black and White.
Specifications of Micromax Canvas Spark Q380
- 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek MT6582M processor with Mali 400 GPU
- 1GB RAM , 8GB Internal Storage expandable upto 32GB
- 8MP Rear Camera with LED flash
- 2MP Front Camera
- 4.7-inch qHD(960X540 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 5.0(Lollipop)
- Dual SIM
- 2000 mAh Non-Removable Battery
- 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB connectivitiy
In the box you will get the handset, screen guard, Charger, Micro-USB to USB cable, in-ear headphones, warranty information guide, quick start guide and product information guide.
You can watch the unboxing video below :
Design and Build Quality :
The overall design and build quality of the smartphone is good according to price point. On front there is 2MP fixed focus camera, Earpiece, LED Notification Light embedded within Earpiece. LED notification light supports two colour Red and Green, Red while charging and led will blink in green colour if there is any notification. On the front there is also 4.7-inch qHD(960X540 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Due to Gorilla Glass the display will barely get any scratches. There are also three touch capacitive buttons which don’t support backlit.
On backside there is 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash, Micromax logo and Speaker Grill. The camera is little bit out from the back cover so it can easily get scratches. On the right side there are volume rocker keys and power on/off or wake up key. There is nothing on the left side of the smartphone. On the top there is 3.5mm audio jack. At bottom there is microphone and Micro-USB 2.0 port for data syncing and charging. Under the hood there are two SIM slots, only SIM one supports 3G and second supports only 2G. There is also microSD card slot which supports microSD card slots upto 32GB, there is also 2000 mAh non-removable battery under the hood.
On all the fours sides of the smartphone there is mettalic finish which is of Gold colour in white colour variant and of Silver Colour on Black Colour variant. However it looks like metal but in actual it is plastic. The back cover of the handset has matte finish and company has used cheap quality of plastic for back cover, i used the smartphone for almost 8 days and the white back cover was turned into yellow so it will be better to choose black colour variant.
The handset is running on Android 5.0(Lollipop) OS but it is not confirmed whether it will get any update in future or not. Micromax didn’t make much changes to the OS so it will give you stock Android experience. The overall user interface is really smooth. But some apps not working properly. I tried to run CPU-Z but every time i open it handset is rebooting automatically. The handset comes with pre-installed apps like Dr.safety, Snapdeal, paytm, freecharge, cleaner master, Mad and many more. It also comes with reverie keypad which supports upto 21 regional languages. You can also change the keypad to Google keypad which do supports Swiping.
It comes with 4.7-inch qHD(940X540 pixels) display. The viewing angles of the display are really good. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is a scratch resistant glass. You can watch YouTube videos at 480p. Colour reproduction on the display is really good. You can hardly notice pixelation on the display.
Storage, RAM and USB-OTG :
The handset comes with 8GB internal storage and is expandable upto 32GB via microSD. RAM of the device is 1GB. Out of 8GB user available storage is 4.94GB and out of 1GB RAM you will get 534MB on first boot. You can set default write disk to SD or phone. But all of your apps will be installed only on phone storage and there is no option available to move apps to SD card. You can install upto 4 high end games in the smartphone. The smartphone do supports USB-OTG functionality.
The smartphone has 8MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera on front. The rear camera can record videos at maximum 1080p and front camera can record videos at 480p. The rear camera supports HDR, panorama, Smile detection and you can also click a live image. Using rear camera you can click pictures at maximum size of 8MP with 4:3 preview size, but with full screen preview the camera can click pictures at maximum 6MP. You can take continuous shots upto 99 with rear camera. The overall performance of the rear camera was really good. You can watch the below video for video sample and pictures sample are shown below :
Low Light Samples With Flash on and off
Front Camera Samples
I was able to play high end games on this smartphone without any lag. Games which i played are Asphalt 8, Riptide GP2, Modern Combat 5 and Dead Trigger 2. The overall gaming performance was really good and gameplay was really smooth. I didn’t notice any frame drops during gaming. The maximum battery temp was 39C while playing games.
You can watch the below video for gaming review :
Antutu : 20115
Vellamo : Metal – 670
Multicore – 1070
Browser – 1727
Multitouch : 2 multi touch points supported
It comes with 2000 mAh battery which is a non-removable battery. The battery backup is average. If you are high end user than the battery will last from 3 to 5 hrs and if you are a moderate user than the battery will last till full day.
Final verdict : If you are looking to buy a smartphone at price range of Rs.5,000 than this smartphone is a must buy.