It is one of the best handsets in its price range. Micromax A116 Canvas HD has been launched in India. Canvas HDâ€™s price begins at Rs 13999
Micromax A116 Canvas HD is making waves across the country. It is the best gift on Valentine Day for people who want to go for best smart-phones without paying a hefty price for that. But so far this was just a dream that couldnâ€™t be fulfilled as there was no really good handset that came for a reasonably good price.
At Rs 13990, Micromax seems to have priced its latest and undoubtedly the best offer till date very aggressively. And I am sure the company is set to benefit from it in the days to come. Though there are many people who are comparing this handset to Samsungâ€™s recently introduced Galaxy Grand Duos that is at least Rs 7500 more pricey than Micromax A116 Canvas HD, but Canvas HD is infinitely better than Galaxy Grand. One thing that is going to beat Sammyâ€™s latest offer in the Indian market is its insane pricing. While Samsung Galaxy S2 is being sold for around Rs 25000- Rs 26000, who will go for a handset that doesnâ€™t match it in any aspect. The wiser course for Sammy would have been to lower the price of Galaxy S2 in the Indian market.
As far as operating system I concerned, both the devices have come out with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. This is the most recent update of the Android available for regular handsets. The freshest one the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is up for Googleâ€™s Nexus devices only; they are Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. It is not, however, clear when the machines would receive the newest version of Android.
Both compete well in specs, though in display Canvas HD beats Grand hands down. The Micromax phone sports a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that packs a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294-ppi. Yes, it lacks a 1080p display, which is the new trend in global mobile market. But, compared to the display of the Grand, it is the better one. The Grand has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 187-ppi. Of course, the former one has a clear advantage over the device from Samsung.
When it comes to processor both compete well against each other. The A116 Canvas HD draws its power from a 1.2GHz quad core Cortex-A7 processor that packs an MTK MT6589 chipset. 1GB of RAM and a PowerVR Series5XT give additional power for the device. It is when the Grand has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. The former packs 4GB internal memory, while the Grand has an 8GB option. Both the devices feature microSD slots for further expansion of storage using external microSD cards. The Micromax and Samsung phones tout 5MP rear cameras and 2MP front camera for video chats. They are enough for you take quality images and video in help of advanced features like autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and more. Price gives Micromax Canvas HD great advantage over Galaxy Grand. While Canvas HD is priced at Rs 13990, Galaxy Grand is priced at Rs 21000.