Difference between Samsung Galaxy Win and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy Win is yet another phone by the Samsung Corporation. The Samsung Galaxy Win comes in two variants: Single-SIM and Dual-SIM. The Samsung Galaxy Win is also sold as Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro in certain markets. The phone is a quad-core smartphone aimed at the budget segment.  Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) which is powered by 1.2GHz Quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Processor and 1 GB of 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.


The Samsung Galaxy Win is yet another phone by the Samsung Corporation. Samsung seems to want to flood the market with its own products. In fact, it seems that Samsung’s biggest competitor will soon be Samsung itself. This seems even more likely as despite numerous phones in the market, Samsung also releases variants of those phones. The Samsung Galaxy Win comes in two variants: Single-SIM and Dual-SIM. The Samsung Galaxy Win is also sold as Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro in certain markets.

The phone is a quad-core smartphone aimed at the budget segment.  Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) which is powered by 1.2GHz Quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Processor and 1 GB of RAM.

The user interface is that usual Samsung TouchWiz, however it has the additional Motion UI. The Motion UI allows user to control certain features on the phone by moving the phone a certain way. An example would be flipping the phone to face downward will mute the incoming call. The device also has an Easy Mode that helps the user access key functions such as favorite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the homescreen with ease.

The device features a 4.7 inch WVGA TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also has a 5 Mega pixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and auto focus, as well as a VGA front facing camera. The phone also has additional camera features such as Continuous Shot, Best Photo, Color Effect and Scene Mode.

Micromax is an Indian Mobile Company. As a mobile phone manufacturer in India, their phones have to be positioned as such in the local market. The India market is very price sensitive. Hence, in order to cater to this low cost demand, Micromax released the Canvas A116 HD, a quad-core HD smartphone in a mid-range category.

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 Samsung website, the Micromax website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Win

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

May 2013

February 2013

Company

Samsung

Micromax

Size

133.3 x 70.7 x 9.65 mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

4.7 inch WVGA TFT LCD

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~199 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

-

Yes

Weight

144 g (5.04 oz)

156 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8550

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8552 (Dual SIM version)

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

-

No

GUI

Samsung TouchWiz

Custom UI

CPU speed

1.2GHz Quad core Application Processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 203

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

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

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200

MTK MT6589

RAM

1GB RAM

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM (Optional Dual SIM)

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

8 GB

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Digital Compass

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, MicroUSB, 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

HSDPA, 7.2 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 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

MicroUSB, USB 2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 Mega pixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and auto focus

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

Secondary Camera

VGA camera

2 MP

Video

Playback: 800x480 @30fps

Recording: 720x480 @30fps

[email protected]

Camera Features

Color Effect, Scene Mode, Continuous Shot, Best Photo

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, AVI, mp4, wmv, flv, mkv, WebM

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

Battery Capacity

Li-ion 2,000 mAh

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Available Colors

Ceramic White, Titan Gray

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM Radio with RDS

FM radio

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Dual SIM Always On (Optional)
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Kies/ Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Samsung Hub - Game Hub/ Readers Hub
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Easy Mode, Smart Alert, Motion UX
  • Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube,
  • Google Places, Google Navigation (Turn-by-turn Navi.)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • 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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