Micromax Canvas HD A116 Specs , Images, Price, Review Details

Canvas HD the phone with full HD display was launched after the huge success achieved by Canvas 2 . Canvas HD has got a very good response from the Indian Market and yes it is still getting quite good response from Indian Market . Micromax gave the users a way to book this device online but due to some issues the availability of this smartphone got delayed , I’m talking about the time when this phone was unveiled by MMX . Actually it was Chinese new year in china that’s why there was a delay in the availability of this device in the Indian Market . Now Micromax CANVAS HD A116 is available in the market as well as on the online shopping sites .

Canvas HD Colors CAN Come alive

The phone has a big screen of 5 inch (12.7 cms ) with full HD display . We Indian people like phones with big screen and all the phones which comes under canvas series has a screen at least of 4.7′ . The phones looks good while carrying and Yes it has become the favorite phone of Indian Youth . Who would to spend 10k extra on a Samsung phone which comes with the same feature what canvas series smartphones possess .

This phone is better than the Canvas 2  Superfone in many ways . Go for canvas 2 iff you have a strict budget unless canvas HD is a better choice than any other canvas smartphone till date . However after the launch of CANVAS 4 people may switch to the canvas 4 smartphone . CANVAS 4 booking is going to start from 28th June 2013 and if you want to know the specification of this phone , you can read on our site .

Also Read : How to Root & Unroot Micromax Canvas HD

Micromax Canvas HD A116 Specification Details


Screen :

Canvas HD Smartphone has a big screen 5-inch ( 12.7 cms ) with full HD display True color(16.7 M) with screen resolution 1280*720(HD) . The phone has IPS display which makes the screen looks uniform from all viewing angles and IPS display is way much better than the normal LCD display plus this phone comes with Full HD Display so watching movies with excellent print will surely amaze you . My friend has CANVAS HD phone while i have canvas 2 and whenever i want to watch HD movies i usually take his phone for better experience 😛

Micromax Canvas A116 Front Screen

Android Operating System :

The phone comes with Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to 4.2 version . As Micromax doesn’t release official updates so there are many ways still present that will allows you to upgrade your OS version like there are unofficial updates which can be used to get 4.2 . Also i read somewhere that Micromax Service Centers has now started this upgrading the smartphones of the users to newer version .

Casnvas HD OS Jelly Bean

Camera :

Trust me the camera both rear and Front camera are much much better than canvas 2 . The front camera is of 2MP which has a very great quality , I am very much impressed by the quality of the front camera while there is a slight difference in the quality of pictures clicked by CANVAS 2 and HD version . Overall if you like to click photographs continuously then canvas HD is the best choice among all the canvas smartphones . The front camera is of 2MP while the rear camera is of 8MP , the phone comes with a single LED Flash whereas a dual LED flash is present in canvas 2 and canvas 2 plus phone .

Micromax Canvas HD 360 View

Processor & Storage :

The phone has a  1.2GHZ MT6589 Quad core processor and with 1GB RAM you can run any application you like . I and my friend just installed GTA III ( approx 660MB )on both of our canvas 2 and HD phone and the game worked on both of our phone but on canvas HD the game was running smoothly as compared to Canvas 2 .

The phone has an internal storage of about 1.77GB which is expandable up to 32 GB with the help of Micro SD card .

Battery :

The phone has a battery of 2000 mAh which is again a disadvantage for all gamers because of the HD display and if you’re running heavy games on your smartphone then the battery consumption will be high .The Battery gives 174hrs of standby time and 5 hours talktime . This is the only thing which i didn’t liked , i personally think that this kind of phone must possess a battery of at least 2.5k mAh .

Design :

Canvas HD Smartphone has a very sleek design , the side view is very slim which helps this phone to get into the pocket easily . On the left extreme side volume key is present and on the right extreme side Lock/Off key is present . Overall the phone has a similar design as that of Canvas 2 . The Audio Jack (3.5 mm) and charging slot is located at the upper part of the phone .

Micromax Canvas hd a116 side view slim design

Also Read :  Micromax Canvas 2 Plus A110Q Price Specification Details

Micromax Canvas HD Key Features :

  1. 5 inch big screen with full HD display
  2. 1.2 GHZ Quad Core Processor
  3. 1GB RAM
  4. 8MP Rear & 2MP Front Camera
  5. Affordable Price
  6. Sleek Design

Micromax Canvas HD A116 Lowest Price :

The price for canvas smartphones has decreased and you can buy online from any shopping site . I surfed many sites but only on one site the price was listed Rs 13,099 which is less than the mentioned price on other online shopping sites . The phone is available in two variants – Black , White .

Buy Micromax Canvas HD A116 at lowest Price


If you have any kind of doubt related to canvas HD Smartphone , you can leave a comment below .


  1. mahesh gupta says:

    I have apps storage problem. It is only 1.77 GB and 0.99 GB.
    I can’t able to download big apps and games in HD format.
    Apps can’t move to external storage, many times my phone storage was full thereafter I need to delete some other games or apps.

    So how can I solve the apps storage problems?

    • admin says:

      Hi Mahesh Gupta

      Thank you for dropping your query on our site . I recently went with one of my friend who own canvas HD to the micromax service center . There we told them about the same issue which you’re facing . Normally in any other smartphone we get an option to move applications from settings–>apps–>move to external storage . but in canvas HD there isn’t any option available like this . There is only one method available and that is ROOTING . Once you root your phone you will be able to store your apps on external SD card .

      • Jenson Sam says:

        Hello admin

        I’ve one doubt, that I think we can download applications in external SD card using other phones and can then use it in our Canvas HD. I don’t know much about it, but it is just an assumption. What do you think?

        • admin says:

          Hi Jenson Sam

          It depends on the storage preference first . In settings–>Storage we have an option to mark the storage preference either the internal SD card or External SD card . If the application has been downloaded to the external SD card then you won’t face this issue but in canvas HD smartphone the application which is present in internal SD card you can’t shift the application to external SD card as we can do with other canvas smartphones like Canvas 2 .

          • Hi
            I am able to instal apps in my external storage in my canvas HD.
            So 1st you download one app ‘APP 2 SD’ download to play store.this is good aap.ur big app installing time this app give u options.where u installed this app local storage 1.77 or internal storage means ur sd card.
            thaks & regAds
            Shanky Dhillon

  2. Lokesh Mathur says:

    I have a Micromax Canvas HD phone and have been observing a strange problem. Whenever the phone is unlocked, the touchscreen behaves as if it is touched here and there and the menus start popping up randomly. Is this a common problem with Micromax HD? How do I get it rectified?

    • There might be any malicious app present in your phone. Scan your phone thoroughly, check all the apps, Uninstall the suspicious ones and check if the problem still persists.

  3. now there is no problem with canvas hd the new update 4.2.2 enables u to move apps

  4. Charan says:

    Hi admin,
    Which is the latest version of android for Canvas HD… When can I expect a newer version? I ve 4.2.1 installed.

  5. Sunil Sanga says:

    Hi all i have been using C-HD for last 3 months and after seeing your comments i checked my phone and guess what i found it has been already updated on 4.2.1. I dont know how this has been updated…..but really my phone working fine..i m very excited after to find this……jus want to know admin…do i need to apply any other settings on this??

  6. @admin
    with the new update 4.2.2 which apps can i move to the SD card? Can i move apps like watsapp, facebook, twitter, wechat, viber, antivirus?

  7. kuldeep rawat says:

    i want to know how can i upgrade canvas hd android version 4.1 to 4.2.1

  8. Prasanna says:

    Hey admin!

    I’ve read about your canvas hd rooting process and have decided to go for it boz u have showed really simple way to root canvas hd. My question is do I need to take some precautions while rooting C-hd?

  9. Tejash Nayak says:

    I am using canvas hd from last 4 months, the experience is so good because all hd games runs very smoothly and battefy backup is nice
    The only problems occures is when i use china/duplicate charger then functions of the phones runs out of control
    And as compare to samsung phones smoothness in touchpad is less so chating becomes slow
    Sometimes 3G network not catch properly
    There must be option for move applications in Memory card
    And i am waiting for KITKAT update in Canvas Hd 116

    • Tejash don’t use any other charger, the phone touch screen operates abnormally even i face this issue. And regarding the smoothness in touchpad i don’t think this is true. What are you using on the screen? rough lamination or smooth one or screen guard?
      updating it to4.2.1 allows to transfer some of the apps to external SD card.

      • Pawan Maheshwari says:

        What is the process of updating it to 4.2.1 ?
        Do we need to take it to service center ?

        • The update is no longer available at the service center. You’ve to update your phone manually, the guide is present on our site under ‘OS Updates’ section.

  10. divyesh says:

    can i update my droid (a116) to 4.4 kitkat

  11. it is possible to root canvas HD on version 4.2 jellybean ? i haven’t found and proper place when i can get the right answer to this ! i rooted my droid when it was 4.1 jellybean but after upgrading it was not rooted anymore but i want to root it again . so can you please direct me to a place where i can get the necessary files and tutorials to root the 4.2 version …. thanks

    • Yes You can root Canvas HD running on 4.2 using Framaroot. For more details visit XDA developers forum page of Framaroot.

  12. gunjan says:

    Is 4.3 is available for Canvas HD???
    If yes then how can i update it???

  13. Aditya says:

    Hi admin,
    I wana ask that how soon this new version of android (4.4 kitkat) will be available on this device?

  14. Priyavardhan Potabatti says:

    Hi admin,
    i just want to check the serial number of my micromax canvas hd A116 please can you get the code to check the serial number, and how to check my mobile is genuine.

  15. prince says:

    my phone showimg two imei nos ;ie 32 nos…why?

  16. Hello ,
    i have micromax a116 and it’s have Dual Sim but they are not working together in the same time
    i know this mobile have Dual Sim active ,,, so any one can help with this problem .
    thank you

  17. Mahendra says:

    Sir dose canvas hd support smartwatch

  18. Dinesh Bhat says:

    pathetic services from Micromax.!! phones are good, phone features are really good.. but if at all the phones get any problem, the service center’s employees don’t even know what to do with the phone.!! all they know is reset the entire phone to factory settings and give it back for any problem.!!

    i own a Canvas HD A116, recently i upgraded to 32GB memory card, used it for a month, and the phone started unmounting the SD Card for no reason.. tried everything from formatting the card but did not solve the issue.. gave it to Micromax service center 3rd time.!! they still couldn’t figure out what to do with it.!! its really pathetic.!!

  19. HEMANTH says:

    I liked micromax A116VERY MUCH and it was up graded to4.2.1 it was working very good…

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