Micromax Canvas Magnus A117: An Overview

Indigenous smartphone maker Micromax seems to be on a roll these days. To the rejoice of Android fans in India, the second largest mobile manufacturing company in India has added another high-end smartphone to its well-known Canvas Series, named as “Canvas Magnus A117”. Offering a 5-inch IPS screen with pixel dimensions of 1280*720, it comes with an array of other features, which are quite decent according to its price. The USP of the phone is its 12 MP snapper, which definitely sounds promising on paper. Here’s an overview of the exciting Micromax Canvas Magnus A117.

Micromax Canvas Magnus

Micromax Canvas Magnus

Design and Built Quality

Standing apart from rest of the Canvas series phones, the Magnus A117 looks premium, stylish and robust. The fairly light handset has round edges and a metallic back cover. Below the 5-inch display, there are three touch sensitive buttons, completing the look.


The Canvas Magnus A117 comes with a bright 5-inch capacitive touch screen HD IPS display with 1280*720 pixels resolution, with 16.7 million colors, which is well above average for a budget phone. The display has ambient light, proximity and accelerometer sensor, and a notification LED. With a full HD screen, watching movies on this phone will surely amaze you.


The phone has a MT6589T quad core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz, paired with 1 GB of RAM, giving you enough memory to run the applications you like.

Operating System

The Magnus A117 runs on Android OS 4.1.2 Jellybean out of the box, and is upgradable to Android version 4.2. Coming with a lot of features and applications compatible with this version of Android OS, this phone will definitely impress first time Android users.


Giving a huge marketing advantage, its 12 MP auto focus camera with LED flash leaves you impressed. It offers users to click images at low/no light and record full HD videos at a resolution of 1280*780. With the 2 MP front camera, you can easily indulge in video calling and conferencing.


Powered by a 2000mAh battery, the Magnus A117’s battery life is pretty good for moderate usage. Its battery life promises stand by time of 250 hours and a talk time of up to 7 hours. However, the power consumption will be high if the phone is on heavy usage.


Connectivity features of the Magnus A117 include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio Jack, and MicroUSB port. Signals on the handset are strong and it supports dual-SIM cards.


The Magnus A117 is probably the only M76589T device in the price range of 15,000 INR. Available in color schemes “black” and “white”, the Magnus A117 offers Smart Gestures like “wave to unlock”, “look away to pause”, that pauses a video being played as soon as you look away from it, and many more. Micromax has preloaded BBM in the Magnus A117, among several other apps like Hike, Spuul, Game Hub, Opera Mini, M! Security, kingsoft office, etc. For those looking for a good budget phone, the colorful Canvas Magnus A117 may “steal your breath away! “

About Author: The article has been written by Kundan Kumar, who is passionate about technology and how its changing everyone’s life by making it easier. He’s working at 91mobiles.com and writes about the latest in the tech domain, right from devices to innovations. He recommended Magnus A117.

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  1. Peter December 2, 2013
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