Beating the timing on Apple's multi-coloured iPhone 5c launch and competing with Nokia's bright-shelled Lumia 520, Micromax is playing the colourful card in the entry-level range. The Canvas Fun A74 is an entry level handset that comes in three colour options: Blue, Red and Black. It's got a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 pixel display and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. There's 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory (out of which Micromax claims 1.27GB is available for apps, and 1.25GB for mass storage). You can expand up to 32GB more using a microSD card. There's 3G support with speeds of up to 21Mbps, WiFi 802.11n and a rather old version of Bluetooth i.e. v2.0.
In the camera department, you've got a 5 megapixel fixed-focus lens with an LED flash. The phone has the capability of recording videos in 720p resolution. It comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Powering the unit is a 1500 mAh battery, which given the reasonable specs, should not prove to be too insufficient.
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 sports a 5-inch screen which makes it fall under the Phablet category. This phone houses a huge 3000mAh battery which is the unique selling point of this phone and so the inclusion of the word ‘juice’ in its name. It claims to deliver 10 hours of talktime and 282 hours standby. Though, it is unclear whether this phone supports ‘USB Host’ function, using which phones like the Lenovo P780 can charge other USB devices. The screen resolution is 854 x 480 pixels. The Juice A77 is powered by Dual-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz speed (Cortex A7) and has 1GB RAM and a Mali 400MP GPU. Internal storage is 4GB out of which 1.27GB is reserved for apps. The memory can be expanded to 32GB by microSD card. It has a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video calling. Like many of the MicroMax models even this phone has a dual SIM. It has 3G connectivity as well.