Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key difference: The Alcatel One Touch Idol is the official mobile partner for the movie Iron Man 3. It features a 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz MediaTek MTK 6577+ and a 512 MB of RAM.The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is the successor to the really popular Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and is better than its predecessor in every way. It features a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and 1 GB of RAM.

Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications equipment company based in Paris, France. It is best known for providing telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world. In addition, they also focus on fixed phones, mobile phones, converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services.

Among its many series of phones, one is the Alcatel One Touch, which is an Android based smartphone series. Some of the newest phones under the series are the Alcatel One Touch Idol, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel One Touch Idol X.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol features a 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.  The screen is Dragon Trail Glass and has an oleophobic coating. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz MediaTek MTK 6577+ and a 512 MB of RAM. The phone has a 4GB internal storage and an expandable external storage up to 32GB.  It also features an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED Flash. The phone also has a 2 MP secondary front-facing camera.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol is the official mobile partner for the third installment in Marvel’s Iron Man movie series. It will be featured in the movie Iron Man 3. Furthermore, the phone weights in just below 110g, which the company claims makes it the lightest smartphone in the market yet. However, to get this weight the company has had to use a lighter plastic which many say makes the phone feel cheap.

Micromax is an Indian Mobile Company. As a mobile phone manufacturer in India, their phones have to be positioned as such in the local market. The India market is very price sensitive. Hence, in order to cater to this low cost demand, Micromax released the Canvas A116 HD, a quad-core HD smartphone in a mid-range category.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is the successor to the really popular Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and is better than its predecessor in every way. It features a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and 1 GB of RAM, making is faster than its predecessor and most mid-market smartphones at the time. It comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), and has a planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean). Like its predecessor, it is also a Dual-SIM phone and has an internal memory of 4 GB, of which 1.77 GB is available to the user. The phone has an 8 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Alcatel One Touch website, the Micromax website and GSMArena.com.

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

Q2 2013

February 2013

Company

Alcatel

Micromax

Size

133 x 67.5 x 7.9 mm (5.24 x 2.66 x 0.31 in)

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

540 x 960 pixels, 4.66 inches (~236 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inches (~294 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

Yes

Weight

109 g (3.84 oz)

156 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Custom UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

-

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK 6577+

MTK MT6589

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Moden Tethering: Plug and Play, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, Micro USB 2.0 high speed, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, Micro-SIM, EAP, Dual SIM Dual Standby

3G , Bluetooth 4.0 , Wi-Fi , USB 2.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+, GPS

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA/HSUPA 7.2Mbps downlink 5.76Mbps uplink

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800

HSPA 2100 MHz

HSPA+ (DL-21Mbps, UL-11Mbps) depends upon network

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP

2 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus, LED flash, HDR, face and smile detection, touch focus, panorama, 3d photo, burst mode, digital zoom

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

-

No

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AAC enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi, eAAC, WMV

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

H.263, MPEG4, H.264

MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Available Colors

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Black, White

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

FM radio

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Hookup , M! Zone+ , M! Store , Mi Live

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