Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos vs Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

/ by Aman Banka
In the last two days, we have seen two Android Phablet launches in the country. First one was Micromax’s A116 Canvas HD, a successor to A110 Canvas 2, while the other was Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Duos, first mid-range Android Phablet from the Korean Manufacturer.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Although Micromax has not revealed the exact official pricing of A116 Canvas HD (apart from the fact it is going to be Under Rs. 15K ), the street price difference is going to be over Rs. 5K between the Two Smartphones.
We thought it was a nice opportunity to compare both the smartphones and see where they stand. There are obvious branding advantages with Samsung, but then Micromax is giving a better feature set. Here is a look at specs comparison.
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Specs v
Samsung Galaxy Grand DuosMicromax A116 Canvas HD
Price/AvailabilityRs. 21,500 ( Starting early-February )Under Rs.15,000 ( Starting early-February )
Display5-inch 800x480p LCD5-inch 1280x720p IPS display
ProcessorDual-core 1.2GHzQuad-core 1.2 GHz
Android VersionAndroid 4.1 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Internal storage8GB4GB
External storageYes (Up to 64GB)Yes (Up to 32GB)
Connectvity/PortsWi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, dual-SIMWi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, dual-SIM
Cameras8MP rear/ 2MP front8MP rear/ VGA front
Battery2100 mAh2100 mAh
As you can see, Micromax is clearly a winner in the specs department and it is providing all these specifications at a much lower price. Even if you value Samsung brand very much, there are obvious issues with Galaxy Grand Duos, like a sub-par display resolution (if not HD, even qHD would have been better than WVGA). However, on the software customization front, Samsung is a winner. Company has included a lot nice software tweaks from Galaxy SIII and Note II in its Galaxy Grand Duos, like Multi-Window, Direct Call and Smart Stay. Even the new content offerings bouquet “My Services” is also a positive, but you can always get alternatives from Google Play.
So, you will have to decide, what the most important variables are for you at the time of your next Phablet Purchase.
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