Difference between Asus FonePad and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key Difference: Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. The phablet sports a 7-inch IPS LED backlit touch screen that allowed multitouch capability for up to 10 people. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which provides approximately 216 ppi density, a decent enough resolution. 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.

Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The company states that the purpose of launching this phone is to bridge the gap between the phone and the tablet, eliminating the need for the carrying to separate devices. The Asus Fonepad is practically a tablet that has phone call making capabilities. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. Some people may find it silly to place such a huge device on their ear to make calls; for those people the tablet does allow connectivity with a Bluetooth device.

The Asus Fonepad has borrowed a bunch of features from the Nexus 7, which was also created under Google and Asus collaboration. The weight, dimension and the display are all similar to the Nexus 7; however, the company has replaced the back. The plastic-leather back of the Nexus 7 has been replaced with a slick, steel casing. The device is available in titanium gray and champagne gold colors. The phablet sports a 7-inch IPS LED backlit touch screen that allowed multitouch capability for up to 10 people. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which provides approximately 216 ppi density, a decent enough resolution. Under the hood, the phablet runs on 1.2 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, making it pretty fast for multi-tasking, along with playing some high-res games. The device has 1 GB RAM.

There will be two versions of the tablet, one for Europe, the other for Asia. The launch regarding rest of the World has yet to be revealed. The European variant will have 16 GB internal storage capacity, with no rear camera. However, the Asian variant will 8 GB internal storage capacity and will house a 3.2 MP rear camera. Both the variants will house 1.2 MP front camera for video conferencing. The phablet will not support 4G capabilities. The phablet will be available with preloaded Android v4.1 Jelly Bean, with no announcements yet regarding if it is upgradeable to the newest version. The internal storage capacity can expanded up to 32 GB using a MicroSD. One of the most prominent features of the phablet is the massive battery that has been mounted on the device. The non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery allows the phone to support 32.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 751 hours of standby time. There is no proper release date for the phone, with the expected release to be around April or May 2013.

Micromax is one such company that has made it a point to offer high-range features on low- and mid-range phones. These phones are appealing to the eyes and do not require such heavy investment. These phones have become disposable, to be used until something better comes along. Such phones include the Micromax A116. It has been known to give excellent competition to Karbonn phones, Samsung mid-range phones and is even beating out Nokia phones. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range phone that is launched by Samsung Corporation.

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 Asus website, trustedreviews.com, pcworld.idg.com.au, Micromax website, flipkart.com and GSMArena.com.

 

Asus Fonepad

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

Expected April 2013

February 2013

Company

Asus

Micromax

Size

196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

7" LED Backlight WXGA IPS Panel touch screen

5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1280x800 (~216 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

N/A

Yes

Weight

340 g

156 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Asus UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Single-core Intel Atom

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

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

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2420

MTK MT6589

RAM

1 GB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

8/16 GB

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

GPS & Glonass,G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

GSM, HSDPA, WCDMA, Bluetooth, USB, WLAN802.11

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 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800

HSPA 2100 MHz

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

WLAN

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V3.0

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

3.2 MP autofocus camera

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

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP

Yes, 2 MP

Video

720p

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Asus Sonice Master audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 by Waves

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery (16 Wh)

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 32.5 hours

2G: 5 hours

Standby Time

3G: 751 hours

2G: 174 hours

Available Colors

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

FM radio

GPS

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
  • Asus Launcher
  • MyLibrary
  • File Manager  
  • Kindle 
  • Zinio   
  • SuperNote Lite           
  • App Backup   
  • App Locker
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • 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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