Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Blue, 2.61 GB Best Price in India on 06-Jul-2022 + Expert Reviews

Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 Blue, 2.61 GB

Detailed Review


This phone boasts of IPS Display, as a bonus to the at par ones to present a remarkable feast your eyes on. You get a 16.7 colour display with this phone. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 sports a display of 12.7 cms; approximately 5 inches. This is an apt display size in terms of the overall dimensions for a smartphone. Even a a tad undersized screen size have the flexibility to make using the phone a little tough. If it were slightly bigger, then portability would be questionable. This smartphone presents a resolution of HD, 1280x720 pixels.


The battery of this smartphone that offers 7 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a concern area for heavy users. The standby time offered is nearly 180 hrs on 2G network. The standard Li-Ion battery is featured in this device.


As a bonus to that, the LED equips marvellous results even in ill illuminated areas, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. Though it's taken over by the latest entrants, yet the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 does feature a Yes, 2 MP front camera; but no point spending money on a feature that might be insignificant to you. The quality of your images and videos does not rely solely on megapixels. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you can get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 12 megapixels camera. With the built-in Flash of this device you don't really compromise on the image quality, even in low light setting.

General Features

With the box, you will get USB Cable, Warranty Card, Charger, Handset, Headset, Battery, User Guide along with the smartphone. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 sports a touch screen. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 here features a Blue body. Pre-loaded with a number of is credited with, this smartphone sports dimensions of 74x144x9.


The built-in Bluetooth in this phone allows you share files on wireless mode with supporting devices and connects you with various Bluetooth-enabled devices, including hands-free. You get a Dual Sim, GSM, GSM sim with this smartphone. Your device also has Wi-Fi connnectivity, as a bonus to the mobile data. Whether it is about standard features or advanced features like Loudspeaker, this Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 smartphone is crafted with all such features in it. Never lose your way while traveling with this smartphone that comes in with a built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location.


The internal RAM of this smartphone offers added performance and stability, along with convenient multitasking. The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for use as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you can carry your entertainment in your pocket. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which can help you boost the internal storage of the device. The lower capacity of internal memory may raise a few eyebrows as it only satisfies basic utilities.


This smartphoneruns on the Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 sports a platform that operates at GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. The popular operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz processor frequency, the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 offers a power packed performance. The higher the frequency, the faster the response, thus resulting in better performance. Most of the popular apps today would run smoothly with the speed offered by the 1.5 GHz processor frequency. Fully equipped with a Quad Core processor, this smartphone promises a superior level of performance, providing a uninterrupted leapfrogging between your various messaging apps, social media platforms, games, etc. With this device you can even answer an incoming call while browsing through social media without having to worry about either task getting affected.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

This smartphone size is anytime recommended by me even there might be a slight struggle in typing on small keypad; it is duly compensated with the ease of one-hand usage and portability. With all the advanced call management features present in the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The alphabets on the QWERTY keypad are a bit congested, but the entire size of this Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 is what I like the most. I won't worry about the other features in the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 will not even last me a week. The expandable memory of the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

The display of this smartphone seems to be very well-calibrated and it keeps me reeled in with my gaming and reading. Although I would recommend a higher frequency for gaming, the 1.5 GHz is not that bad an option. Swift loading and overall smooth performance is every gamer's dream; and it comes true when you get the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 that packs in quad core processor. It's a real smooth experience with gaming or multitasking on the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 with its 1 GB RAM. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 was its 5 inches display. The Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 has an amazing screen size, I feel. I can type only with one hand and can easily stick it in denim pockets. Though, I personally love my videos on a large screen. The Yes, 12 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 2.61 GB internal storage of the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Blue
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Canvas Magnus A117
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM
In the Box:USB Cable , Warranty Card , Charger , Handset , Headset , Battery , User Guide


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports 3GP , MP4 , AVI (MJPEG)
Music Player:Yes , Supports WAV , MP3 , MIDI


Other Camera Features:Auto Focus
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 4x
Rear Camera:12 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 2 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Preinstalled Browser:Android
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
Internet Features:Email
USB Connectivity:Yes
3G:Yes , 42 Mbps HSDPA; 11 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Sensors:Light Sensor , Accelerometer
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Apps Tray , Resizable Widget
Additional Features:Multi-tasking , Rich and Interactive Notification , New Screen Lock Action


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Size:74x144x9 mm


Display Resolution:HD
Display Resolution:1280x720 Pixels
Other Display Features:IPS Display
Display Color:16.7 M
Display Size:5 inches


Talk Time (2G):7 hrs
Standby Time (2G):180 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2000 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
Internal:2.61 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS:Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Frequency:1.5 GHz
Processor Cores:Quad Core