The Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 is the first device in the Doodle series that is catered towards phablet lovers in the entry-level price range. It is a dual-SIM Android Jelly Bean-based smartphone that features a large 5.3-inch display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 8-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The Canvas Doodle A111 has a body made up of extremely glossy plastic and its back cover is curved. There are three capacitive touch keys below the display, and a proximity sensor, earpiece, and camera above the display. The removable back has placements of camera lens, dual-LED flash, company’s logo, and the loudspeaker opening. The power key is on the left hand side of the device and the volume rocker is on its opposite side. At 165 grams, the device is quite hefty for a plastic body, and measures 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm in dimensions.
The 5.3-inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, a pixel density of 185 ppi, and comes with a stylus. The screen can display over 16.7 million different shades of the colour spectrum, and has a capacitive multitouch layer. There’s accelerometer, ambient-light sensor, and proximity sensor for efficient use of the device’s hardware. The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera is equipped with autofocus lens and an LED flash. It can record videos in 720 x 480 pixels resolution at a pace of 30 frames per second, but in a dated .3GP container.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 processor with a dual-core Cortex-A5 CPU and an Adreno 203 GPU, and 512MB of RAM are handled with the task of running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. There’s 4GB of ROM, out of which, 1.35GB is available for app installation and 1.22GB is available to store user data. The user interface is modified to accommodate all the features that use dual-SIM card functionality. Micromax is also shipping the device pre-installed with Evernote’s Skitch app for jotting, annotating, and drawing. Additional applications and games like Hook Up, Fruit Devil and Dark Man, Play Summer Slam, Evernote, Skitch, Office Suit, M! Live, and M! Zone+ come pre-installed.
Connectivity options include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, FM Radio, microUSB port, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Wi-Fi Hotspot. A 2,100 mAh battery, after a full charge, is promised to last up to 220 hours of standby and 6.5 hours of talk-time.