Difference between Micromax A116 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). 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Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes when new technology replaces the old outdated technology.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. However, whether they will be able to eat up the market share of the high-end phones such as Samsung Galaxy S3 remains to be seen.

Samsung is one of the key players in the smartphone market. Their innovative Galaxy line of phones and tablets has been making public loyal to the brand. The most popular phone of the Galaxy model is the S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as an iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

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, Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

February 2013

May 2012

Company

Micromax

Samsung Corporation

Size

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

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

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

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Yes

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

156 g

133 g

2G Network

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 2100

(HSPA 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

No

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

Custom UI

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

Mali-400MP

OS

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

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK MT6589

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

microSIM

Internal Memory

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

Connectivity

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

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800

HSPA 2100 MHz

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

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

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

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

Yes, 2 MP

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

Yes, [email protected]

[email protected], zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

No

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

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

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

FM radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

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 , M! Zone+ , M! Store , Mi Live
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, fonearena.com

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