Why Micomax A116 Canvas HD is best buy in 14K category?

Nowadays, it is good to see neck-to-neck competition among Indian handset brands to position their handset brand aiming to grab a bigger pie. Gone are those days when we were talking about Samsung vs Nokia Vs others. The market dynamics has changed a lot, thanks to entrepreneurial enthusiasm shown by domestic mobile phone brands mainly Micromax, Lava and Karbonn Mobiles.

Here we discuss two 5-inch smartphones (phablates) – Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Lava XOLO A1000 which have been recently launched priced below Rs.14,000. Specification wise there is cut-throat competition between these phones but there are other factors to consider.

Micomax A116 Canvas HD compared Lava Xolo A1000

Both these dual SIM devices run latest version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports 5 inch IPS HD display with 1280x720p resolution. The memory components i.e. 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM along with other components like microUSB slot, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi support, 3G data connectivity and GPS are common to both the devices.

Considering the processing power, Micomax A116 Canvas HD provides superior 1.2 GHz quad-core processor compared to XOLO A1000’s 1GHz dual-core processor. On imaging side, both the phablates equip 8MP rear camera. Here, Micromax A116 Canvas HD offers 2MP front camera compared to 1.2MP front camera of XOLO A1000.

On 3G connectivity side, Micromax A116 Canvas HD provides HSPA+ connectivity enabling download/upload speed upto 21Mbps/11Mbps. Whereas, XOLO A1000 provides downloads/uploads at 7.2Mbps/5.76Mbps. XOLO A1000 provides slightly better Battery (2100 mAh) whereas Canvas HD has 2000 mAh battery.

Micormax has already sold* first lot of A116 Canvas HD and presently out of stock. At given price point, Micromax A116 Canvas HD is first choice of smartphone lovers compared to any other brand.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD  vs Lava XOLO A1000

Phone Micromax A116 Canvas HD XOLO A1000
Display 5-inch IPS display with 1280x720p resolution 5-inch IPS display with 1280x720p resolution
Processor 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 Cortex-A7 quad-core processor 1GHz Mediatek MT6577 Cortex A9 dual-core processor
Android version Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Memory RAM – 1GB,ROM – 4GB,Internal Memory – 1.77GB &Expandable storage upto 32GB RAM – 1GB,ROM – 4GB,Internal Memory – 4GB &Expandable storage upto 32GB
SIM Slot Dual SIM Dual SIM
Rear Camera 8MP 8MP
Front Camera 2MP 1.2MP
Battery 2000 mAh 2100 mAh
Ports microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
3G Connectivity HSPA+ – 21Mbps DN & 11Mbps UL 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Price Rs 13,990 Rs 13,999

  *The data received from Micromax online partner, Snapdeal.com shows that the first lot of the Canvas HD was sold out within 15 minutes of announcing the sale at midnight of 14 February 2013. The second lot of 300 units of the phone was again sold out within 15 minutes of the sale at 09:00 am and the third lot of 1200 phones was sold in 45 minutes with the beginning of the sale at noon on the first day itself. Now we have over 9000 units booked in less than 24 hours and counting…

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