Micromax Canvas HD A116

Hey! Cool down! I am not writing this post to bash Micromax or insult it. I love the Micromax Canvas HD. It’s the first quad core smartphone by any Indian phone maker. It has a beautiful, sharp and a huge 5″ inch screen. The 294 ppi hugely compliments the 5″ inch display and 1 GB RAM helps in multitasking. It has some great features and specification but still it failed. Why? There are some major reasons why the Micromax Canvas HD failed, here I list them for you.


Production Issues

Micromax knew that the Canvas HD would be huge hit as people were eagerly waiting for a quad-core phone to arrive in the market but they didn’t produce or make the Canvas HD in sufficient quantities. They chose the wrong dates of launching their product. They launched it when the Chinese New Year was being celebrated in China and as the stock of Canvas HD got sold out, Micromax couldn’t do anything as the factories were all closed and they couldn’t order any parts from China. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy Grand was launched and Micromax lost few customers to Samsung.

Deal with SnapDeal

Another mistake that Micromax did was the deal to sell the Canvas HD with Snapdeal. Now people in India most either shop Flipkart or they shop directly from the market. Flipkart at the most times good and fast delivery. Few days back I was going through the Snapdeal Facebook Page, I saw that their wall post was completely filled with complained that the Canvas HD was not being delivered in time. Some guy even started a campaign against Snap Deal and Flipkart. But recently Micromax broke that deal and started the sale of Canvas HD in other e-commerce website like Flipkart etc. Had Micromax done that before, it would had saved a lot of customers.

Lack of Internal Storage

Now come to the smartphone itself, Micromax gave the Canvas HD a powerful quad-core processor, lots of RAM, good HD display and things like that but they didn’t give enough internal memory. Its the same like buying a computer with latest configuration and specs and getting no hard drive to use and utilize those power. They gave the Canvas HD just 4 GB of internal storage from which just 1.7 is user available. Though Canvas HD has the power to play games like Nova and Asphalt, you cannot simply play those games just because there is not sufficient internal storage to play those games, how ridiculous is that!


Micromax is currently selling the Canvas HD at a price of Rs 16000. I can understand that the recent increase in taxes by the Indian Government but such a high price? Take the example of Karbonn Titanium S5, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and it also has the same 5″ screen (Though the resolution is qHD) and its price is Rs 12000. If Karbonn being a Indian Phone Maker can sell a phone at such a low price why can’t Micromax? Is Micromax going the same way as Samsung, pricing its products ridiculously?

Karbonn S5 Titanium Comes at 12000 INR
Karbonn S5 Titanium Comes at 12000 INR

If  you are looking for a media consumption devices and want to play games, watch movies and do stuff like, I would suggest you to buy the Nexus 7 instead. It also comes at a price of Rs 16,000. It is way too powerful than the Canvas HD, thanks to the quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The only problem would be that you can’t use the Nexus 7 for calling. If you consider my story, I don’t use these Android Phones for my calling and talking needs as I don’t like charging my phone several times a day. I use my Nokia 101 for that and it lasts around a week with a full recharge.

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8 thoughts on “Why the Micromax Canvas HD A116 Failed?

  • June 19, 2013 at 2:01 am

    u even dont know that micromax is an indian company…u are not eligible to write this post … And for the phone it works like a charm..

  • June 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Noobest Botest person ever seen
    who postest this POST IS SUCH A DUMB PERSOn! ! !
    Hats off man to u
    Its a gr8 phone m using it
    Like no other phone i can swip my external card to external card tht is i hav 32 gb of internal stogare + 4 gb of external !!
    2. Battery life is more than enough A gr8 battery ! do a whole day work minimum 20 hrs on 3g net nd all stuff..!!
    3.Its easily available in market
    nd price is gone down
    u can get it for 13500 around on ebay and in local open market! ……..
    And display is awesom and more AWSEM On SOME HD MOVIES!

    And u say about KARBON s5
    ITs a shit u nt hv features like CANVAS HD
    s5 hav improper camera
    So please u dump Poster DEL-EAT AND Appologise
    y do net allow such dumb ppl to post without knowledge
    SHit on u r face crap!

    • June 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      And as Deepanker says u saying a gr8 demamded phone a FLOP phone??

  • April 28, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Those reasons are true indeed, and also here’s another reason why it failed – The battery life isn’t as promised. Most of the users have reported this.

  • April 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    This is the worst post I found ever on the internet.. you call huge demand of smartphone a issue? If you are comparing it with karbonn titanium, then please use both smartphones before comparing.. At the end quality matters. Canvas HD is much better than Grand too. If we talk about nexus, it is a tablet and comparison is tablet and smartphone is just a time waste… I will advice you not to write this kind of misguiding articles.

  • April 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Whatever you have said is 100% correct Rohan, but, at the end of the day, whatever the issues may be, Micromax A116 is a huge success. It is still in a huge demand. Here, in Chennai, the retail stores are selling this smartphone for Rs.16000 and the funny part is that people are even ready to buy it.

    • April 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Its in huge demand not because there are lot of people in Q to buy it. It is in demand because they did not produce enough pieces.
      For example Nagaraju comment below proves how it lost its customers.

  • April 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I always wanted to buy Canvas HD but due to unabailibility i hav gone for Galaxy Grand 🙂


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