Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106 Review – Moto E Competitor?

So, Micromax has come up with an alternative to the Moto E but does it really catch up with what Moto E has produced? This Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106 review will let you know everything about the phone however if you want head-to-head comparison between Moto E and Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106, you should perhaps check out this article. On the paper, device has a quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 4.7 inch display. It is accompanied by a decent 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of ROM. The camera at the back has 5 megapixel lens whereas the front facing camera comes up with a 2 megapixel lens. What is impressive is the out of box availability of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. While the phone specifications are quite good on the paper, let us now see how it performs in day to day life.

Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106 Review

Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106 Review

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Micromax Canvas Unite 2 A106 on FlipkartRs 7999

Inside the box

  • Micromax Unite 2 Handset
  • Standard Charger
  • 3.5 mm Headset
  • USB Data Cable
  • Standard Battery 2000 mAh
  • User Guide and Warranty Card

Display and Build Quality

I was surprised by the display on Micromax Canvas Unite 2 as it has an IPS display with decent viewing angles and great brightness levels. It does support auto brightness and despite having the WVGA (800 x 480) resolution with only 199ppi pixel density, the fonts are pretty clear and doesn’t look crappy at all. The elements like icons and texts are definitely bigger as compared to the devices with higher ppi. Overall the display is good if we exclude the resolution from our consideration. The device also has LED notifications. which supports multiple colors for different notifications.

Build quality of this device is pretty much similar to Moto E. At back, it has rubberized plastic cover which feels nice in hands. The bezels are thin and gives premium feel to the device. In front there is small speaker grill on top and capacitive softkeys at bottom, no complaints here. The build quality is comparable to Moto E.

CPU and Gaming

Micromax Unite 2 A106 has Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU with Mediatek MT6582 chipset. Mali-400MP2 powers up the graphics and results in decent score. There is no doubt that Micromax Unite 2 has better processor then Moto E. The processing power of this device beats all other devices with MediaTek processors up to the range of 12,000. I was able to play graphics intense games like Asphalt 8 and Real Racing 3 pretty easily on this device but there are some frame drops after every now and then. Other than that, other games like Temple Run 2 and Subway surfer are quite smooth.

Benchmarks

Micromax Unite 2 A106 beats all its competitors in this price range when it comes to benchmarks. Check out the below figures of different benchmarking applications.

Vellamo1924
Quadrant8710
Antutu1848
Nenamark63.2

Software

Micromax Canvas Unite 2 comes with latest Android version Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. It has been customized  and tweaked according to the need of the user, apart from that it is completely stock. The icons are replaced by Micromax which have rounded square shape and doesn’t look bad at all. though I still prefer stock icons. The device also supports native video calling and USB OTG. Free RAM always remains above 400 MB with heavy usage which makes device fast and fluid.

Camera

There is a 5 megapixel camera shooter at the back which is accompanied by an LED flash. The output produced by this 5 megapixel is quite good. I must say that Micromax has done really good job here. the biggest plus point here is the LED flash which isn’t available in the Moto E.

The secondary camera has a 2 megapixel lens and it can be very useful in video calling as well as taking selfies. The output by this front camera is quite decent.

Battery life

I was able to get 20-22 hours of battery life with moderate usage and 30-40% of the brightness all the time. My usage includes 4-5hrs of network data, 6hrs of wifi, 1hr of texting and 1hr of music. That means you will get battery life of day or day and half depending upon the usage.

Pros

  • Android 4.4.2 kitkat
  • 5 MP camera with “LED Flash”
  • Quad-core processor

Cons

  • low pixel density

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the phone is well built however there are some ups and downs. If you prefer the phone by considering the after sales service and resale value, you should skip it. If you don’t have any problems regarding these two aspects, the phone is really a good choice to look after. On the various aspects, the phone does well against Moto E and I would certainly recommend you guys to buy it (only if you don’t have any problem with the after sales service and resale value)

  • Athul S

    i want to know if USB OTG works perfect or not..? i have seen a video on youtube saying its just showing but not able to transfer files… is that true?

    • We tried doing that during the review. It gets stuck while reading the flash drive as soon as it is connected via OTG cable.

      It might just need one small software update from Micromax to get rid of this bug.

  • Ashiraj

    doubt on battery life!!!!!!

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