Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 – the thinnest officially sold in the world smartphone. The thickness of 5.1 mm, with no projecting parts (like the camera module). At the same time, the new product screen Super AMOLED, metal frame, the glass on both sides of the body and currently fashionable golden. What is sacrificed for the sake of a thickness?
In fact, the smartphone Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 very much like Fly Tornado Slim. And he and the other, in turn, are rethinking the Chinese model Gionee Elife S5.1, which in September 2014 hit the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s thinnest smartphone. Gionee But in Russia is not officially represented, as Micromax and Fly can be purchased in many stores and get an official guarantee.
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 compared with the prototype of Gionee improved hardware specifications: here 2 GB of RAM, a new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 410, as compared to Fly Tornado Slim there is support for LTE and Android 5.0. But the price is higher than 16 990 rubles.
Nothing stands Micromax Canvas Sliver 5
Since then, as Apple released the iPhone 6 with protruding camera vendors rushed to compete, who will be able to make the smartphone thinner while the camera level with the back panel. Somehow, to the iPhone camera 6 serving few people are interested, but that is another question. Do not think we are not against this competition is better that the thickness was uniform.
The first difference is the Chinese: the same Gionee Elife S5.1 set an example, as it should: with a thickness of 5.1 mm housing in the 8-megapixel camera is flush with the surface.
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 everything is the same: coated glass Gorilla Glass 3 is not spoiled by the projections, and the glass itself is recessed to a few tenths of a millimeter, so as not to contact with the surface of the table. Scratching should not be afraid.
Glass smartphone Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 and on the front panel, and the base body – sturdy steel frame. Our golden instance it: it is clear that such a color scheme no longer ignore. Cranking tried not to lecture. Clearly, if the effort, the 5.1-mm case can be bent, but this is an emergency situation.
Of special mention Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is that with such a thickness of 3.5 mm jack for headphones was saved. Not all of extremely thin models he was, for example, in the OPPO R5 need to use an adapter to connect headphones. Such victims are inappropriate.
Housing Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 we liked: a subtlety not hurt ergonomics connectors preserved, and in the pocket of a smartphone is almost not felt. Including by weight: only 97 grams.
By the way, it comes bundled with a thin translucent cover to protect the body. Do you want to – use, you want – no, but the fact that it is – happy.
The new Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 of the screen has the 4.8-inch 720p – characteristics not from 2015. But first, we’re talking about ultrathin models, where the increase in screen directly affects the battery life, and, secondly, on the model with the low price. So criticize the screen will not work: for the price it is normal. In addition, the matrix of Super AMOLED – rather advantage: efficiency and wide viewing angles are guaranteed.
Screen Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 uses an array of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) diagonal of 4.8 inches. Resolution 1280×720 pixel density provides 306 ppi. The density corresponds to a comfortable threshold when the individual pixels are no longer distinguishable from a typical distance.
The maximum brightness was 302 cd / m2 white pattern over the entire screen. If the load on the display is reduced, the brightness is raised to 340 cd / m2. This is a fairly average result: the screen does not dim, but the special stock of brightness there. Contrast OLED, on the other hand, no complaints: the image is so clear and deep as conditions permit coverage. Anti-glare properties are good, and the viewing angles are very wide.
The average range of – 2.16. The color temperature is 8500K, the image has a clear cool shade. Average Delta E error on a scale of gray – 14.74. The color gamut much beyond the scope of the standard sRGB, which is not surprising for the OLED-display. In this case, it does not provide any profiles to adjust color reproduction: the image considerably juicier than the original. Average Delta E color error on ColorChecker – 6,11. Distortions are obtained rather big, so you need to be prepared for “embellished” color rendition.
Screen Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 – a big step forward for the second-tier brands, as here used matrix OLED, which already makes it stand out from the crowd. Impressive contrast and viewing angles – obvious advantages and juicy intense colors do not all seem a disadvantage. But there are negative: a pronounced effect PenTile (pixelization of the image).
Long working Micromax Canvas Sliver 5
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 does not set performance records. The processor then – not commonly used in this price category Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, and the lower class: Snapdragon 410. Given the relatively small screen with HD resolution, and this is enough: when the smartphone does not slow down. But “heavy” games and applications may not work as fast as we would like. Consider this. That is, the top of the game in 2015 such as GTA: Vice City, Modern combat 4: Zero Hour and the like will slow down a little. But most applications will go fine.
A big plus – it supports LTE. Recall that in the main competitor Fly Tornado Slim Qualcomm processor replaced with MediaTek and removed LTE so that no high-speed use.
But the lack of memory card slot and / or a second SIM-cards – this is a minus. The smartphone is only one slot for cards nano SIM-and free memory is about 12 GB of built-in 16 – bit. But there is 2 GB of RAM.
And that over time work? Battery 2000 mAh – not a record, but it is necessary to take into account the thickness. Again, the screen here – economical AMOLED, so that the smartphone runs longer than was expected of him. With an average load in the morning until the evening exactly live. In the test, PCMark Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 reaches 8 hours and 12 minutes, HD video played for more than 8 hours, and in games – about 4 hours. No worse than competitors with more capacious batteries: see chart.
Normal Android 5.0 Micromax Canvas Sliver 5
The smartphone Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 not really changes the interface. Android 5.0 is almost here stock: is the main menu, and settings, features, and everything else is almost no different from, say, a smartphone Nexus. The only thing that – added their own themes and widgets. Again, all this is possible to download or delete their own.
Of special mention is the sound: the machine built in amplifier NXP smart Power Amplifier: speakers sound great, then do not expect super-thin device. For sound reproduction with headphones meets the Dirac HD Sound: here, too, all good, as a player model is fine. The only problem is the small amount of available memory.
8 megapixels – enough?
Replying to a question in the title – not at all. Much depends on the unit and not on the resolution, and Micromax Canvas silver 5 module is not the last generation, namely, Sony IMX219. Masterpieces do not wait, but wrong about the camera does not say that the pictures of the day, that night decent. We say thank you and shooting algorithms: it is not only in the module case.
Metal, glass and thickness of 5.1 mm – it’s about the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5. The model aims to be a champion in Russia, and in fact is the case: all kinds of OPPO and Vivo, created for the Chinese market, a couple of tenths of a millimeter thinner in the world not sold, and is available in our Fly Tornado Slim – thicker, though already at 5 hundredths of a millimeter, and it does not have LTE. With regard to housing, no complaints: we tested, the model does not bend and does not seem unreliable. The merit of the massive metal chassis.
That did not like: the screen though Super AMOLED, but has the effect of PenTile, so that the pixels are visible. The resolution is also not the most modern. No, and known by other models of the company (and its competitors), two SIM-cards, or at least the memory card slot. Built-in 16 GB is not enough for many. But at the same time, despite the minimum thickness, the smartphone runs no less direct alternatives (Lenovo S90, Huawei P8 Lite), good photographs. In general, the novelty is worth paying attention to if subtlety for you – superior quality smartphone. Here it is at least not hurt ergonomics.
Pros Micromax Canvas Sliver 5:
- Very thin shell of glass and metal
- Support for LTE
- The camera is better than the alternatives of direct
- Sufficient time
Minuses Micromax Canvas Sliver 5:
- AMOLED screen effect PenTile (pixelation)
- No memory card
- No second SIM-card