In the past few years, the domestic smartphone maker Micromax’s was mainly targeting the budget-conscious users and tried to get a strong foothold in the sub-Rs 10,000 category. However, the company had also been releasing a few flagships from time to time. The company’s latest flagship offering is the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5. Though, the phone falls a bit more in the mid-range segment, but without a doubt is the world’s slimmest smartphone, which is completely devoid of any camera bumps and all.
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is certainly the world’s slimmest 4G LTE-enabled smartphone at the moment. If you have been eye-balling the device, let’s have a quick look on its features.
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5: features of the slimmest 4G smartphone
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 has no bumps whatsoever, which makes it the slimmest smartphone till date with a waistline of just 5.1mm. It’s worth mentioning that the CoolpadIvvi K1 Mini offers a 4.7mm waistline, but it has a camera bump that increase the phone’s overall slimness. The Sliver 5 is an extremely lightweight device at 98g, and is made out of aircraft-grade aluminium.
Display and OS
The Sliver 5 offers a 4.8-inch AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. The device offers immersive media viewing experience with a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch. It also has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display to offer protection against scratches. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android Lollipop out of the box.
On the performance front, the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 offers a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that is based on 64-bit architecture, so users can utilise the full prowess of 64-bit computing. The performance is further supported by 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. The device offers 16GB of non-expandable memory for storage needs.
In terms of imaging, the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 offers mediocre features. The smartphone comes with an 8MP autofocus primary camera aided by an LED flash, a Blue Glass filter, and a CMOS sensor. For imaging and video-calling purposes, the Sliver 5 has a decent 5MP secondary shooter at the front. The phone’s camera app is loaded with a host of software tweaks like HDR, Panorama, and more.
Connectivity and Battery
As the title of the post says, the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is a 4G LTE-enabled Android smartphone featuring an extremely slim waistline. Apart from 4G LTE, for connectivity, the Sliver 5 offers dual-SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, and A-GPS. A 2,000mAh battery keeps the phone running.
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is certainly the best smartphone the India-based manufacturer has ever came up with. The device has an excellent body, a decent compact display, a powerful processor with 64-bit computing, latest software features, decent camera specifications and internal memory. However, at the asking price of Rs 17,999, the phone faces stiff competition from the likes of smartphones from the Chinese vendors. So, are you going for the Sliver 5? or have any other device in mind? Share in the comments.