Difference between Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Samsung Galaxy Grand

Key Difference: 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. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM.

Smartphones have made a significant place in our world and gained a lot of importance. Almost everyone is obsessed with having a smartphone and it has become something that we cannot live without. However, similar to all technology it comes with an expiry date. Once the technology is updated, the old one becomes outdate and sometimes even useless. Because of this dynamic nature, there is always new technology to buy, new phones that are launched. While, many of these new phones are pretty expensive, some companies have made it a point to launch similar features on a cheaper phone. These phones do not cause that much of a dent on the pockets of the masses, allowing them to also use chic phones and stay in style.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The phone is dual-SIM, but is also available in single SIM in some countries. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no words on if it can be upgraded to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. One worth noting feature of the phone is the Multi Window, which allows users to seamlessly multi-task, without have to minimize one application and run another. The applications run side-by-side, or in this case up and down. The company has a mounted an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, par with many smartphones available these days.

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

 

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

February 2013

January 2013

Company

Micromax

Samsung

Size

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.0 inches, capacitive touchscreen 16M colors

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels (~187 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Yes

Yes

Weight

156 g

162 g

2G Network

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

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

3G Network

HSDPA 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

4G Network

No

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

GUI

Custom UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

-

OS

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

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

MTK MT6589

-

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Dual SIM

Internal Memory

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Proximity sensor , Motion sensor ,Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

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

GSM 3G, HSPA-PLUS, EDGE/GPRS, HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps, WI-FI, WI-FI Direct, Bluetooth support.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, 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, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

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

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

Yes, 2 MP

2 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

No

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ AC3/FLAC 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 2100 mAh battery

Talktime

5 hours

10 hours

Standby Time

174 hours

440 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with 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
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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