As you can see, from the front side,there are so many changes with improvements. Physical capacitive buttons are removed and replaced by software integrated buttons. This helps to reduce the height /length of the device and makes more compact in the hand. Ambient light sensor is next to the front facing camera,now no need to adjust the brightness manually when you go out side. Here are the most interesting and improved features of Canvas 3 over it's previous sibling.
Powered by a Mediatek Quad Core processor, Canvas 3 is much faster and power saving device, thanks to the new Cortex-A7 architecture. This is one of the low cost quad core chips in the world. Next feature is the most interesting one. the "AVEA" engine. Similar to the Sony's Bravia engine, it helps to enhance the image and music quality of the device. Micromax LED Smart TV's features the AVEA engine and i imagined a mobile integration of it.
Full List of Detailed Specifications
* 143x76.5x9.6 mm
* 5" IPS LCD capacitive toucscreen
720x1280 Resolution , 294 ppi
Micromax AVEA Mobile engine
Corning Gorilla Glass 1
* 1.2 GHz Quad Core CPU (Cortex-A7)
Mediatek MT6589 Chipset
PowerVR SGX544 GPU
* 1GB RAM
8GB internal memory ( 6GB user available)
Micro SD card support up to 32GB
* 8 Mega Pixel Camera, Dual LED flash
720p Video recording@30fps
1.3 MP front facing camera
Dedicated shutter key
* GPRS, EDGE, HSPDA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA
* Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
* Dual SIM
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, G-Sensor
* 2600mAh Li-ion battery
* Price - 14,000 Indian Rupees
Back side of the device has a rough pattern just like in canvas 2 and there are two speaker grills at the bottom. Since Canvas 3 has AVEA engine, i put two speakers to ensure great music quality from the handset. I used the model number A-120 to follow the Micromax Canvas lineup with the margin of their model numbers.
I have seen somewhat lag when toggling between homescreens in Canvas 2. specially when active wallpaper is running. With the project butter in Android Jelly bean, this could reduce and gives a smooth interface. To maintain the affordable price i could not add high end hardware as you expected. Finally Canvas 3 will be a Good phone for everyone for their daily needs.
feel free to post your opinion and suggestions for the Canvas 3 in the comments.