Ever since I had been seeing the ad by Micromax that shows Canvas Knight coming soon in an intriguing fashion, I wanted to check out the handset and I must say I am more than impressed with the specifications that this variant offers.


Canvas Knight


5 Inch


2GHz Octa-Core Processor


             16MP rear 8MP front

Internal Memory

32 GB




2350 mAH


2 GB

This is Micromax’s first octa-core smartphone. The specifications, design and especially the price tag Rs 19,999 has convinced me that Micromax has impressed me while little is to be seen if the handset performs to the abilities of what it says it does.

The design of the Canvas Knight is inspired by Sony’s former flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z, and the sides look a bit of an Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S. The display has very good viewing angles still not bright enough for outdoors.

The camera features an OmniVision Camera Chip sensor with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that is supported by an 8-megapixel at the front. Performance is guaranteed to be decent. The rear camera gives good pictures even in low light and indoors much better than other Android cameras in this price range.

The 8-megapixel front camera is best used only for video calls and the occasional moments of making the selfie in you happy.

It features a MediaTek MT6592T true octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz with 2GB of RAM ensuring the running is as smooth as ice. It handles everything from hardware intensive games to full HD videos with ease. Occasionally with heavy usage the device seems to heat up quite a bit near the camera which is a real concern. The 2,350mAh battery would last a day on normal use but at heavier usage though, the battery performance drops needing a charge within 7-8 hours. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the device is again a disappointment given that new launchers have been housing 4.4.2.

Bottom-line is that the Canvas Knight is impressive with its looks and premium finish, at a price of Rs 19,999, it gives great features that are easily comparable to other Android smartphones from top brands.

Image Courtesy: Micromax