Difference between Nokia Lumia 720 and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key Difference: The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. 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.

Nokia is a popular Finnish phone company and has been previously known for durability and increased battery life of phones. When it entered the smartphone market, it teamed up with Microsoft Windows for mobile and has been launching phones with their OS. The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The little brother is quite similar in looks and many features, lacking only the strikingly high price tag. Nokia has recently announced a number of low- to mid-range phones to try and capture the masses. The phone is being touted as one of the best phones for its price range. The phone sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, with approximately 217 ppi, which is a decent enough screen resolution. The phone comes with the standard Live Tiles format from the Windows 8.

The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. It also offers Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection purposes. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. The company offers many camera features such as touch focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, auto and manual white balance, still image editor, full screen viewfinder, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens and panorama lens. The Smart Shoot lens allows the users to merge two different photos to create a perfect shot, which comes handy, if you don’t like having to tell people pose in front of the camera. The phone is slick and thin bar phone with slightly curved edges. The phone sports a 3.5mm jack on the top, with camera button, volume button and the sleep/wake button on the right hand side. The back also three tiny holes for a Wireless Charging cover, which fits on the back of the device. The phone is customizable with changing shells, making it easier to mix and match the phone with various different colors. The phone has been announced for the Australian market, with launch dates yet to be released for the rest of the world.

 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 Nokia website, techradar.com, Micromax website, flipkart.com and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 720

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

April 2013

February 2013

Company

Nokia

Micromax

Size

127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

4.3” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Yes

Weight

128 grams

156 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Windows Phone 8

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 305

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone OS 8

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

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8227

MTK MT6589

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

8 GB

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Orientation sensor, high brightness mode, sunlight readability enhancements, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

GSM, HSDPA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC.

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

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800

HSPA 2100 MHz

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

6.7 MP Auto focus with two-stage capture key camera

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

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP 1280 x 960 pixels camera.

Yes, 2 MP

Video

[email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • LED Flash
  • Touch focus
  • Landscape orientation
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Still image editor
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Geotagging
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • Automatic photo upload to web services
  • Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Cinemagraph lens
  • Bing vision
  • Smart Shoot lens
  • Panorama lens
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection

Sound Enhancement

No

No

Audio supported formats

ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Talktime

2G: 23.4 hours

3G: 13.4 hours

2G: 5 hours

Standby Time

3G: 520 hours

2G: 174 hours

Available Colors

White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

Internet Radio

FM radio

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Cloud music offline playback
  • Cloud music playback
  • Graphical equalizer
  • Location and navigation apps
  • Security features
  • Supports Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business Apps
  • 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

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, fonearena.com

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