Canvas Win Smartphones Launched, First Windows Phone 8.1 Devices From Micromax

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

Micromax recently partnered with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone devices and today, at an event in New Delhi, the company has announced its very first Windows Phone devices. The new devices are launched under the Micromax Canvas Win moniker. The Micromax Canvas Win W 121 and Win W 092 are priced at Rs. 9,500 and Rs. 6,500 respectively and for their price, they offer some very good specs.

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Talking about the Micromax Canvas Win W121 first, the more high end of the two. The device is pretty slim and features a faux leather finish on the back. The device packs in a 5-inch IPS display of HD (1280x720p) resolution, which is simply great for the price. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2vGHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB of RAM. There’s 8 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion.

The Canvas Win W121 features an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. It comes with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update and a 2000 mAh battery in tow. The phone packs in dual SIM support and other connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS.

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Now, coming to Micromax Canvas Win W092, the more affordable of the two. It packs in a 4-inch WVGA (800x480p) display and it is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB RAM. There’s 8 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion.

The Canvas Win W092 packs in a 5 MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. Similar to its elder sibling, the device comes with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update. Micromax has equipped the affordable smartphone with a 1500 mAh battery. There’s dual SIM connectivity along with other connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS

Micromax Canvas Win W121 & W092 Specifications:

SpecificationMicromax Canvas Win W121Micromax Canvas Win W092
Display5-inch IPS4-inch IPS
ResolutionHD (1280x720p)WVGA (800x480p)
Processor1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
RAM1GB1GB
Memory8GB8GB
microSDYesYes'
Camera8MP rear camera with flash
2MP front-facing camera
5MP rear camera with flash
0.3MP front-facing camera
OSWindows Phone 8.1Windows Phone 8.1
ConnectivityDual SIM, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPSDual SIM, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
PriceRs. 9,500Rs. 6,500

Comparison:

The Micromax Canvas Win W121 and Wo92 are great devices for the price they come at and their nearest competition are the Nokia Lumia 525 and Moto E. Let’s see how Micromax first Windows Phone devices stack up against them.

SpecificationMicromax Canvas Win W121Nokia Lumia 525Micromax Canvas Win W092Moto E
Display5-inch IPS display
HD (1280x720p)
4-inch IPS display
WVGA (800x480p)
4-inch IPS display
WVGA (800x480p)
4.3-inch IPS display
qHD (960x540p)
Processor1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor1GHz Qualcomm Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor
RAM1GB1GB1GB 1GB
Memory8GB internal storage microSD expansion8GB internal storage microSD expansion8GB internal storage
microSD expansion
4GB internal storage
microSD expansion
Camera8MP rear camera with flash
0.3MP front-facing camera
5MP rear camera5MP rear camera with LED flash
0.3MP front-facing camera
5MP rear camera
Battery2000 mAh1430 mAh1500 mAh1840 mAh
OSWindows Phone 8.1Windows Phone 8
update to Windows Phone 8.1 incoming
Windows Phone 8.1Android 4.4 KitKat
PriceRs. 9,500Rs. 9,000Rs. 6,500Rs. 6,999

Micromax Canvas Win devices are scheduled to hit the Indian market early next month, that is July. At the price they have been launched in, they surely are great devices.

Micromax Canvas Win W121 at its price is a surely a no brainer. Its specs are unmatched at its price although you can shed some extra money to get the Moto G but it also manages to give the Moto G a good competition. On the Windows Phone scene, the Lumias surely can’t match the Canvas Win W121 in terms of specs. So, if you are looking for an affordable Windows Phone smartphone, the Canvas Win W121 should be a great choice.

Coming to the Micromax Canvas W092 is also a great device for its price but the Moto E is surely a better device. If you want a Windows Phone device at this price, the Canvas W092 should not disappoint.

Recommended: Micromax Unite A092 Packing a 4-inch Display, Quad-core Processor Coming Soon

Well, we are surely impressed with Micromax’s Windows Phone offerings. What about you? Don’t forget to tell us what you think of the new smartphones.

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