BY | February 14, 2013

Both come with great specs and beautiful packaging. Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand comparison makes interesting reading

Indian market showcases lots of high-end phones. All major global tech companies sell their products in the country. Further, there are some Indian firms also that produce quality devices. Here is one, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. This is a flagship phone from Micromax that has been doing will in Indian mobile market. We take the Micromax Android phone for a comparison with its main replacement from Samsung, the Grand. The Grand has come to global markets as a low-priced variant of the company’s premium phablet the Galaxy Note 2.

The Galaxy Grand and Micromax A116 Canvas HD are almost equal in specs. Indeed, in some areas, the devices have some edges over the other. Here comes our Samsung Galaxy Grand Vs Micromax A116 Canvas HD comparison. It will tell you which one is the best phablet in India to buy right now. Let us move to the phone comparison now.

Software: 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 Google’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.

Display & Size: 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 the dimensions, the Grand measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm and its body weighs at 162 grams. But, these details of the Canvas HD are not available. Micromax is just to launch the device with a possibly neat form factor and size.

Processor, Performance: 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.

Camera: 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.

Battery: The Micromax phone is powered by a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery, while its competitor has a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery for a bit more good performance and power backup.

Target Audience: Both the companies aim their devices mainly at the budget conscious people. Like all other Micromax phones, the new A116 Canvas HD also comes for a cheap price. Whereas, Samsung looks ahead to sell its product among the customers, who might not spend huge money to buy second generation tablets.

Price & Availability: There is a notable change in the price of the devices. As per reports, the Canvas HD is to come for a price around INR. 13,000. It is when the Grand comes for a price around $20,000. Regarding availability, Grand has been in market for a while; but, the Micromax phone has just hit to the stores. The device is yet to appear for public. It looks that the device will come out of shell on Feb. 14 for a market that waits for a high-end phone from the local market.

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