Samsung Galaxy Grand Vs Micromax A116 Canvas HD Comparison

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.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD In Black & White

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

Manufacturer Name:

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

Operating Frequency

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

3G Connectivity:

Galaxy Grand – Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Canvas HD A116 – Yes, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 11 Mbps

Sim Options:

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.


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