Micromax introduced the Canvas Doodle 3 with a 6-inch FWVGA display, dual-core MediaTek MT572 chipset with Mali-400 MP GPU and 512 MB RAM. All in all, these don't make for a gaming smartphone. The resolution is quite low, which means pixelated graphics. But the display on the Doodle 3 actually doesn't look half-bad. Have a look at our Gaming Review of the Canvas Doodle 3 A102 and see for yourself how it performs.
Although we have seen this chipset a few dozen times, it behaves differently with every phone. Some are able to play games smoothly while some struggle with framerate.
We played several high-end games on the Canvas Doodle 3 including the likes of Asphalt 8, NFS: Most Wanted, NOVA 3, Real Racing 3, FIFA 14, GTA: Vice City, Dead Trigger 2 and others. Although all these games were playable, in some of the high-end games framerate was a bit lower than we would have liked making gameplay a bit laggy. The display has good touch response but it lacks accuracy of touch. Moreover, due to the low-res display graphics look jagged even though the rendering is fine.
App and app-data are movable to the SD card, therefore we were able to install all these games at the same time. The Doodle 3 does not get hot while playing games, even high-end ones. But we would have definitely liked higher framerates.
Although you can play most games, the framerates are low making gameplay laggy. The display performs well with good touch response and no ghosting or freezing. Game graphics look jagged, missing in sharpness even though the rendering is fine. We were unable to get consistent framerates in most high-end games. Then the speakerphone too is a bit low in volume. To conclude, the Canvas Doodle 3 is definitely not one for the avid gamer.