The wait is over. Flipkart will launch the Moto X in India tomorrow and as reported earlier by yours truly, the phone gets a sub 25k price tag and will be available for INR 23999.
To celebrate the launch, Flipkart has also announced several offers for the customers buying the phone tomorrow. The offers include 1000Rs cashback on EMI; Flat 70% off on Moto X covers and 10 lucky customers will get the phone for free.
At this price, the phone will be directly competing against the Samsung Galaxy S3, Lenovo Vibe X, Micromax Canvas Knight and the Sony Xperia ZR. I think for anyone looking for a smartphone under 25k; the Moto X will make a superb choice.
There is no doubt that Motorola has managed to get the pricing of the phone right and it would be interesting to see how well the Moto X be received in India.
Micromax has officially launched its first Mediatek Octa Core based smartphone, the Canvas Knight A350 in India today.
The phone comes with a 5” 1920×1080 Full HD display and is powered by 2 GHz Mediatek True Octa Core chipset with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32GB and there is no provision of microSD card slot which means you cannot expand the storage.
On the imaging front, Micromax has included a 16MP AF camera at the back and there is also a whopping 8MP front facing camera which should help you in clicking some decent selfies and making video calls.
The phone runs on now aged Android 4.2.2 which is a clear letdown. We would have liked 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box. We must note that none of the Mediatek chipset based phones launched till now have managed to go past 4.2.2 version of Android. Not sure if it has anything to do with their chipset compatibility and it would be interesting to see if Micromax will update the phone to 4.4.2 Kitkat or atleast 4.3 JB.
The phone is powered by a 2350mAh battery which the company claims will give a standby time of up to 175 hours and talk time of up to 7.5 hours.
The Canvas Knight is already exclusively available on the official site of Micromax for INR 19,990 which make it a good buy. The phone will be directly competing with the recently launched Octa Core smartphones like the WickedLeak Passion X, iBerry Auxus Nuclea N2 and the Intex Aqua Core smartphone which are also available for a similar price tag.
Micromax Canvas Knight A350 Specifications:
Processor: 2GHz MediaTek Octa Core processor with Mali 450 GPU
Display: 5” FHD (1920 x 1080) display
OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Memory: RAM: 2GB, 32GB User Memory, No microSD slot
Camera: Main (Rear): 16MP AF
Sub (Front): 8MP
Standby time: 175 hours and talk time of up to 7.5 hours