Micromax Canvas Juice 4 is an uber budget phone

micromax canvas juice 4

It’s been a long long time since we have seen a phone with entry-level specifications like this! India’s Micromax Canvas Juice 4 specs read like a 2010 phone!

While Chinese phone makers are competing in the entry-level phone market with devices packing up to 3GB RAM, fingerprint scanners and metal chassis, India’s Micromax have gone for bargain basement features.

The recently launch Canvas Juice 4 comes with a 5-inch display with a resolution of just 854 x 480. A quick calculation reveals that gives us a pixel density of just 196PPI. Another obvious choice to keep costs low is the Spreadtrum quad core, 32bit chipset, 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and just 5 mega-pixel rear camera.

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Due to the choice of SoC the Juice 4 only runs on 3G networks, but on the plus side there is a large 3000mAh battery to give good battery life.

Micromax will sell the phone in India through traditional online sales channels, and while pricing isn’t announced we hardly see the phone going for much more than $70. However, even at this low price do you think its worth buying?

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  1. Roberto Tomás
    February 6, 2016

    at those specs I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see it going for <$35

  2. Assefa Hanson
    February 6, 2016


  3. Joel Adames
    February 6, 2016


  4. Joel Adames
    February 6, 2016

    This is compelling to someone who just wants to use this to make phone calls and nothing much else, but in this day and age that seems unlikely. And then if someone buys a phone just for calls then there are better simpler cheaper options.

  5. Airyl
    February 7, 2016

    For a kid, it seems fine.

    • Yeti hand
      February 7, 2016

      that kid would bitch slap XD XD

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      February 7, 2016

      kids are the ones playing most demanding games, which require the best hardware available… I don’t get why crappy products are associated with kids, since those are the most demanding target.
      I’d say it’s good for grandpa and the likes.

      • balcobomber25
        February 7, 2016

        I think he means more for a kids first phone. For instance I just bought my 8 year old niece a Redmi 1s. She plays games on it but she is more into the candy crush and cookie run type of games (games that run on virtually any phone).

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          February 7, 2016

          don’t understimate kids, my little cousin plays fifa like there’s no tomorrow at 10, try to run that game on this hardware… it’s safer in the hands of my grandpa, no risks of gaming at all 😀

  6. February 8, 2016

    Those specs are not that bad, some people use their phones just for the most basic tasks, so it seems good that there is a market for these budget phones.