Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus – Rich features device with true value for money

Main Features: 

The main features of the Micromax A117 are 5 inch HD capacitive touch screen with the IPS display boasting of a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This Smartphone comes with 1.5 GHz quad core processor. This model is similar to the top-end phones that are available in the market today. The design is very beautiful with a slim and glossy finish and attracting towards people who are looking forward to purchase a new phone. This handset is available in colours like blue and white.

Design and Display:

Considering the design of the Micromax A117, it looks similar to that of the previous Micromax model A110. The curves and edges are micromax-a117-canvas-magnus-mobile-phone-large-1similar to both Micromax A110 and Micromax A116. However this Micromax A117 is made of Aluminium. It is not an easy task to open the back cover of the mobile.


The Dimension of the Micromax A117 are thickness 9.05mm, breadth 74.06mm and the length 144.42mm and the phone weighs about 141 gms with battery.


The Micromax mobile A117 with a 5 inch display with a resolution of 1280*720 pixels and thus offers high quality images and full HD video in all formats. It also has the dual SIM option.

Memory and Storage:

The Micromax A117 has an internal memory of 4GB of which 1.61GB is assigned for internal storage and the 0.98GB is meant for storage for the apps and also 1GB RAM in which 640MB is made available for use. The micro SD card slot is available and thus helps you in installing and moving the applications to external storage. Through the external storage micro SD card the device storage capacity can be expanded up to 32GB.

Operating System:

The Micromax A117 runs on the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean version and OTG is supported. You can connect your pen drive using an OTG cable and the mobile also supports the OTA updates.

The Micromax A117 is an upgraded version of the A116 and is upgraded with 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and a high MP camera. The GPU in this mobile is more powerful than we have seen in the A116. The performance is good and the results are impressive.


This mobile is equipped with a fast and quick processor clocked at 1.5GHz Quad core processor and it runs with 1 GB of RAM very efficiently and thus providing a good multitasking performance. It is easy to run more than one application at a time in this Smartphone.


The Micromax A117 comes with a rear 5MP, fixed focus camera and 12MP rear camera which is the auto focus camera with LED flash. The quality of the camera is very clear and good. It gives you a fine and clear image even at low light serving as an outstanding feature of the mobile. The front camera of 2MP is good for video chats. It can record a full HD resolution at 30fps and you can even play the 1080p HD videos very easily using the MX player in S/W or H/W mode.


The connectivity options in this mobile are similar to the options that are available in the expensive smart phones. The options like 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/A- GPS all are well supported in the device and it has the dual standby mode facility with the support of the dual SIM and thus the facilities are similar to other Smartphone’s available in the market.


This handset has the capacity to install the apps and games on the external storage. With its touch facility it is easy to install the top free and top paid android games. It is amazing to play games with its touch sensors and motion sensors. You might experience a little lagging performance while playing and this may be due to the micro SD card.


The Micromax A117 features with a detachable back plate, which grants instalment to its removable 2000mAh battery and the Micro SD card slot. The mobile gives long standby time and talk time. The type of the battery used in this mobile is Li-Ion Battery. After playing games for 19 minutes, it is found that the battery dropped by 6% and after running the benchmark apps the battery dropped by 7%. The standby time of this smart phone is 180 hours and gives a talk time of 420 Min.


The Micromax A117 has the facility for audio playback, video playback, clear video capture facility, voice recorder and FM radio; 3.5mm audio head jack is available with the phone. The polyphonic, mp3, mid, AAC ringtones are available in the phone.

Technology and frequency bands:

The Frequency bands are of GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and the HSDPA of 2100MHz.


The handset has the facility to send SMS, MMS, email and other forwarding options.

Other features:

The mobile comes with 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port which are placed on the top of the handset, power and the lock button on the right side of the mobile and volume rockers button on the left. These features are almost similar to the features of expensive smart phones available in the market.

The Micromax company with their more upgraded mobile is expected to deliver their next product Canvas Turbo within few weeks which is a full HD Phone and gives a resolution of 1920*1080p and 5 inch display screen.


The Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus was launched recently in India and one can buy at a price of Rs 14,999. On the whole it is first-class deal to the buyers with the kind of specifications and rich features offered in the device and at the end worth buying. So don’t wait to grab this great deal which comes at an affordable price. You will love the phone for its simple features. Thus, if you are looking for a smart and decent phone, then Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus is the right option for you.

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Sanjay Negi

Currently Working at 91 Mobiles
Sanjay Kumar Negi is working at 91Mobiles.com, an online portal for mobiles phones and tablets. He writes about Technology, Mobiles and Apps.

Sanjay Negi

Sanjay Kumar Negi is working at 91Mobiles.com, an online portal for mobiles phones and tablets. He writes about Technology, Mobiles and Apps.

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