Micromax’s most expensive flagship smartphone, the Canvas Gold A300

by Frank Tu 0

It’s time for the next flagship device from Micromax, it has only been 2 months since the last one, the Micromax Canvas Knight, and two months before that they released the Micromax Canvas Turbo. Overexcited? Perhaps, but let’s assess the new Micromax Canvas Gold A300 and see what the most recent fanfare is all about.


There have been some tantalising pictures leaked and some specifications released, the attractive and slim (6.9mm) smartphone has a built in battery, and rubberised sockets for all the usual accessories. Inside, the features include Android Kitkat 4.4.2 and a top of the range octa-core SoC, but don’t expect to get it cheaply; it’s priced at around $400, making it the most expensive smartphone Micromax have ever made.

The Micromax Canvas Gold A300 has a 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 full HD display, the octa-core processor clocks at 2GHz and there’s 2GB of RAM. The storage capacity is 32GB, there has been no word on whether this is expandable yet, however. The camera is a definite step forward, the front is a fairly standard 5MP but the rear  is 16MP, which is the highest pixel rate of any Micromax smartphone. This pixel rate, coupled with the auto-focus and reports of Sony sensors, makes the Canvas Gold A300 camera one of the best available at the moment.

Thia dual SIM device has many connectivity features such as GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0. The battery is a 2300 mAh which allows for 8 hours of phone talk time or 210 standby hours. The built-in battery seems adequate enough to run such a powerful smartphone then.