Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 Review: Slimmest, Lightest & Stylish Phone of 2015

Indian smartphone manufacturer, Micromax has introduced a new smartphone under ‘Canvas’ family name, Canvas Sliver 5 with stylish ergonomics. It could be the slimmest smartphone of the year 2015 after Gionee Elife S5.1 in 2014. The specifications look like upgraded compared to that of a previous budget version of slimmest smartphones and Gionee Elife S5.1 as well.

Let’s take a look at this ‘slimmest smartphone ever made’, as claimed by the company Micromax and check how sharp the cutting edges were designed to cut-off the competitors.


The design ergonomics outstandingly makes the phone look that slim. Of course, Gionee Elife S5.1 was already introduced with the 5.1mm thickness back in 2014, but Canvas Sliver 5 could be the slimmest phones of the year 2015.

Being made from aircraft grade aluminum, Canvas Sliver 5 is not only robust but also lightweight. It weighs up to 97 grams only. That is very closer to the weight of Gionee Elife S5.1 (97.55 grams).

The metal bezel around the body makes the phone look thinner i.e., 2.7mm in visual perspective. However, you could hardly feel the phone in your pocket while carrying around.


Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 has a brilliant true HD 4.8 inch AMOLED display which comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It can render 1280x720P resolution on the screen with 8M:1 contrast ratio.

The display uses ‘On cell’ touch responsive technology which contributes to the slimness of the device overall.

Processor & RAM

Canvas Sliver 5 comes with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core processor that can run at 1.2GHz clock speed. It is supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM for better multi-tasking and 306 Adreno GPU for better graphics rendering.

The processing power is however lower when compared to the Gionee Elife S5.1’s processor and GPU. The only processing advantage this phone has over Elife S5.1 is the 1GB extra RAM.


Micromax has put a 16GB built-in ROM in this device that leaves 11.3GB for user storage and the rest for apps.

Unfortunately, memory cannot be expanded on this device which the company might have thought that this could add up a couple of millimeters for its thickness.


Canvas Sliver 5 comes with an 8MP rear autofocusing camera with LED flash and 75.6 degree wide angle lens. It can even record 1080P videos at 30FPS frame rate. The camera is packed with Sony IMX219 sensor, Largan lens and Blue Glass filter. It increases the clarity of the pictures taken.

It also has a 5MP front-facing camera that can take sharp enough selfies and groupies.

Operating System

Canvas Sliver 5 comes equipped with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 operating system. The 5.0.2 version is the better and bug-free version of Lollipop, but yet bugs are being found in day-to-day usage.


This smartphone comes with 2000mAh high density Lithium Polymer battery which is a great upset feature of the device. The processor configuration and screen density can hardly hold the battery live for 6 hours if used moderately.


  • Slim and stylish
  • Light weight
  • Eye catching design
  • Supports 4G LTE (First 4G LTE phone under 100 gms)
  • Good processor and RAM
  • Android lollipop 5.0
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection


  • Poor camera
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Weak battery
  • Single SIM
  • Over priced (around 15k INR)

Overall impression

Micromax seems like as if it has put all its efforts to make the device look thinner than making a powerful smartphone. It would be a good phone in hands for those who likes holding a stylish phone in budget range. For those who needs the performing star, Canvas Sliver 5 is not their cup of tea.

What do you think? Share your impressions too!

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  1. You're welcome! Keep visiting Amfas Tech


  2. Good stylish phone

  3. Can u please share the camera pics taken by mobile in both day/night conditions.

  4. Hi Avishek,

    Sorry, I couldn't get my hands on the device yet. Will definetely share if I get one in my hands or at least will refer a link where you can find the photos taken with it.

    Thank you for asking :)

    Have a great day!

  5. its an excellent gadget using it from past 3days satisfied with it ya battery back up is an drawback but its really worth buying

  6. Good to know that is is performing well Purvesh. Yeah! battery is always a concern about smartphones. thanks for sharing your epereicne with it.

    Have a great day :)

  7. Hi Purvesh, glad to know that you have this amazing looking device. I also want to buy this and I am happy with its configuration but I am little skeptical about its battery backup. Right now I have moto e 1st gen which gives me 5 hours of SCREEN AWAKE time. I want to know about canvas sliver 5 screen awake time on a full charge. I hope you understand I am saying. Please tell me asap so that I can also get this one.

    Thank you

  8. Hi Sasidhar, thanks for the blog. I liked it very much. Canvas sliver 5 grabbed my attention at first glance when I saw this. I just want to know the screen awake time on this device. Means, for how much time this mobile screen can stay active after a full charge.

    Please let me know so that I can make my mind to get this or rather go for another one.

  9. Hi Amit, Tannk you for liking this post. Slimmest smartphones always grab the attention as they look more like future fantasy devices that we usually see in hollywood movies.

    As you said in your previous comment tha Moto E 1st gen stays up for 5-6 hours screenwake time, I would like to give you some facts that will help you estimate the battey backup of Sliver 5.

    Moto E had 540x960p resolution screen which would be good enough to stay up for 5-6 hours. Sliver 5 had a 1280x720P screen, that means a bigger straw to suck away the juice quickly. (Also, Sliver 5 had a better processor, that is 64-bit and 2 GB RAM along with 306 GPU. The camera also got a LED flash on the back can drain the battery easily.)

    Overall, compared to Moto E, Sliver 5 might also give the same screen-on time but nothing much. If you are really concerned about battery, Sliver 5 might not be your cup of tea.

    Think about it!

    Thanks for asking anyways! Have a great day ::)


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