Micromax may have yet another winner in the mid-range segment with the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 if you go with sheer specs alone. Its one of the first phones to come with a Auto-focus front-facing camera that too with a LED flash. But that's for another time, in terms of hardware there's a Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor powering the innards with Adreno 302 GPU giving graphics a boost with 1 GB RAM running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Available for about Rs. 9500 its a choice for people considering the Canvas 2 Colours A120. Let's see how the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 compares in benchmarks and performance.
Micromax Canvas Elanza 2 A121 Hardware Specifications
The Canvas Elanza 2 features the entry-level Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor running Android 4.3 right out of the box which is a rarity in this segment. Here are some of its key specifications, you can find the detailed specs here.
- Display: 5-inch, HD, 720x1280 pixels, 294 PPI
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon MSM8212
- GPU: Adreno 302
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Primary Camera: 8 MP, Auto-focus, LED Flash
- Secondary Camera: 2 MP, Auto-focus, LED Flash
- Memory: 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32 GB using microSD cards
- Connectivity: 3G, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, Dual-SIM (Regular SIM)
- Battery: 2000 mAh
These specifications sound great on paper, lets see how all this combined performs in our benchmark tests.
1. Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120
2. XOLO Q1010i
3. Moto G
Quadrant Score Comparison
The Canvas Elanza Scored 8054 on Quadrant which is a brilliant score in this segment, closer to the Moto G than the Canvas 2 Colours A120 and the XOLO Q1010i.
AnTuTu Score Comparison
We got 15721 on AnTuTu which is an excellent score in this segment, but a bit below the competition.
NenaMark 2 Score Comparison
On NenaMark 2 we got a score of 39.5 FPS on Canvas Elanza 2, which is a bit disappointing since the similarly priced Canvas 2 Colours managed to score 53.5 FPS in the same test.
Vellamo HTML5 Score Comparison
HTML 5 chapter of Vellamo on the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 gave us a score of 1489 which is a good score, but again lower than the competition. The Snapdragon 200 is an entry-level solution and the HD display is certainly taxing it a bit.
Vellamo Metal Score Comparison
On Metal we got a score of 459 which is again quite competitive.
Linpack Single Thread Score Comparison
Linpack Single Thread gave us a score of 83.6 which is a good score in this segment.
Linpack Multi-thread Score Comparison
On the multi-thread test we got a score of 203.45 with Canvas Elanza 2 A121.
Just as we though, the 5-inch HD display on the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 supports 5 points of touch. It has excellent touch-response as well.
It can be seen that the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 scored lower than the Canvas 2 Colours and other phones in this segment. But these are synthetic benchmark scores and only indicate real-world performance. In terms of general performance there are no hiccups and the touch response remains excellent.
Next up we are going to check gaming on the Canvas Elanza 2 A121 and see how much fire-power Adreno 302 can churn out coupled with a 720p HD display.