Upon its release, the Micromax Canvas HD A116 has gained attention of many. It has started to make waves in the market because of it’s super cool look and high end features. Many will say that the Canvas A116 beats its predecessor A110. Yes, rightly so, but at the same time it also gives a very tough competition to the recently launched Galaxy Grand from Samsung.
There is a great demand for smart-phones in the Indian market. Also, sizes do matter a lot in the Indian market along with feature enriched devices. Touch screen devices with screen size above 4″ are making it large in the mobile market. But at the same time, price becomes an important factor. Companies like Samsung, HTC, Nokia, and LG are top Smartphone manufacturers. They have launched several big screen Android and Windows mobile phones for customers. But to be very honest, most of these smart-phones have a very high price tag associated with them.The new Galaxy Grand from Samsung is available at a price around 21K. So, what the ordinary, lower income group people will do? How will they experience the amazing multi touch technology with 16m color and capacitive touch screen experience? Don’t worry as Micromax has come up with the best possible answer – the Canvas HD A116.
Micromax is an Indian mobile manufacturer that has focused primarily in manufacturing high end mobile devices while keeping the cost within a reasonable range. Feature wise, the phone excels and can be compared easily to Galaxy grand and S3 from Samsung.
Let’s carryout a comparison between the two similar Phablets, Micromax HD A116 and Samsung Galaxy Grrand. Have a look below:
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Comparison With Galaxy Grand
Galaxy Grand – Samsung
Canvas HD A116 – Micromax
Screen Size, Type, and Display Color:
Galaxy Grand – 5.0″, WVGA TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors
Canvas HD A116 – 5.0″ , HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 16.7M Colors
Operating System & Java:
Galaxy Grand – Android v.4.12 (Jelly Bean), Java support via MIDP Emulator
Canvas HD A116 – Android v.4.12 (Jelly Bean), Java support not available
Galaxy Grand – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 Or HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Canvas HD A116 – GSM 900 / 1800 / HSDPA 2100 MHz | GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
Galaxy Grand – Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Canvas HD A116 – Yes, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 11 Mbps
Galaxy Grand – Dual SIM and Dual Standby (GSM + GSM)
Canvas HD A116 – Dual and Dual Standby (GSM + GSM)
CPU & Processor:
Galaxy Grand – Dual-Core, 1.2 GHz Processor
Canvas HD A116 – Quad-Core, 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Processor
Internal Memory & RAM:
Galaxy Grand – 8 GB Storage, 1 GB RAM
Canvas HD A116 – 1.77 GB Storage memories, ROM 4 GB NAND, 1 GB RAM
Camera & Video:
Galaxy Grand – Rear: 8.0 MP with Auto Focus & LED Flash, Front : 2.0 MP, 1080p@30fps
Canvas HD A116 – Rear: 8.0 MP with Auto Focus & LED Flash, Front: 0.3 MP, VGA , 1280×720 Pixels, 3GP (HD)
Galaxy Grand – HTML5, RSS
Canvas HD A116 – WAP 2.0/HTML
Galaxy Grand – 21,500
Canvas HD A116 – 13,900
The differences are quite clear. We have compared the two super Phablets. Micromax definitely holds an additional edge over the Samsung phone because of cheap pricing. Rests of the features are more or less.
This is a guest post by Alia, who is a writer/blogger. She loves writing, travelling and reading books. She contributes to Geneen Stuart.