Difference between Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and A116 Canvas HD

Key difference: Micromax A110 Canvas 2 was one of the most popular phones by the company. It features a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 and a 512 MB 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, making is faster than its predecessor and most mid-market smartphones at the time.

Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes when new technology replaces the old outdated technology. This is most commonly seen in smartphones and tablets. Smartphones have become a way of life for many people, allowing them to do anything and everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc.

People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples. More and more companies are releasing low to mid-range smartphones in order to cater to the growing need of the people. Micromax is one such company. It has launched various low to mid-range smartphones including the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and A116 Canvas HD.

Micromax A110 Canvas 2 was one of the most popular phones by the company. It features a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 and a 512 MB RAM. It comes with Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box but is upgradeable to Android OS v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). It is a Dual-SIM phone and has an internal memory of 4 GB, of which 2 GB is available to the user.

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

 

Micromax A110 Canvas 2

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

November 2012

February 2013

Company

Micromax

Micromax

Size

147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in)

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm (5.67 x 2.91 x 0.42 in)

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

Yes

Yes

Weight

168 g

156 g

2G Network

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 2100

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Custom UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

PowerVR SGX531

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

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

Chipset

MediaTek MT6577

MTK MT6589

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

4 GB (2 GB user available)

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Proximity sensor , Motion sensor ,Gravity sensor

Proximity sensor , Motion sensor ,Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth V3.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0

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

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 MHz

HSPA 2100 MHz

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 hotspot

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

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

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

Secondary Camera

VGA

Yes, 2 MP

Video

Yes, 640 x 480

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

No

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM radio

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
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Hookup , Mizone , Mistore , Mi buddy , Google play store
  • 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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