The Micromax Canvas 4 is a follow-up to the highly popular Canvas HD model from the Indian phone maker. Feature-wise, the phone hasn't changed a great deal — it still has the same 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 pixel IPS panel, the same MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chip pumping in 1.2 GHz and 1GB of RAM. What has changed for the better internally is the storage — which is upped from 4GB to 16GB; thereby giving the user around 10GB of internal memory, other than the expandable microSD card slot of course. This will prove handy while installing big games and apps that refuse to install on the microSD card. Next, you've got a 13 megapixel camera at the back (as compared to the 8 megapixel sensor on the Canvas HD). Apparently, the Canvas 4 records 1080p Full HD videos, while the Canvas HD could do only 720p, which is funny because they both have the same chipset. Not just that, there's also a whopping 5 megapixel sensor up-front, which should be better while taking self-portraits (a.k.a selfies). The battery has the same 2000 mAh capacity, so expect comparable battery life to the Canvas HD. Externally, the Canvas 4 has a better look-and-feel thanks to the metallic band wrapping its edges. A gimmicky software features includes blow or shake to unlock the phone.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo is the first handset the Indian phone maker has launched after signing up with Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman as Micromax's brand ambassador. The first and foremost difference between the Turbo and the Canvas 4 is the display resolution — while both have the same 5-inch size, the Canvas Turbo has a higher 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has also received a speed bump with a faster 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek chip with double the RAM (now 2GB). It has the same 16GB internal memory out of which about 10GB is available to the user. But surprisingly, there isn’t a microSD card slot to expand it further.
The camera department is mostly untouched — the same 13 megapixel rear-facing and 5 megapixel front-facing sensors are put on the Turbo. There’s the same 2000 mAh battery as well; which can be a concern considering the higher density display and the faster internals. It runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with Micromax’s features like Blow-to-unlock and others we’ve seen in handsets like the Canvas 4.