Difference between Sony Xperia J and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key difference: Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. 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.

Xperia is a well known brand of smartphones that are a part of the Sony Mobile. The Xperia brand was initially a collaboration with Ericsson but has since then been dissolved. Now, Sony has single handedly taken it upon itself to ship out new phones, while maintaining the level of quality and design of the older versions. In order to garner response for its new line of smartphones, the company started marketing the Sony Xperia T as the Bond phone, which is featured in the movie Skyfall. Xperia J is the shy, younger brother of the Bond phone, and is also cheap to boot.

The Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The pixel density is the not the best among the contenders, but that does not hinder the high-res display that is visible on the phone. The display shows quite smart and sharp images, with very accurate color representation. The display also has excellent viewing angles and does is less reflective under sunlight.

The design of the phone is also quite similar to Xperia T. The phone comes with a plastic chassis that has a sturdy built. The Xperia J has an arched back similar to Xperia Arc series, which is pleasing to hold and grip. The silver plastic lining that graces the other Xperia series has been shifted to the bottom and acts as a second LED indicator during calls. The phone is also quite light, weighing only 124 grams. The Timescape UI is very similar to the original Google Android UI and basically seems like cheap imitations. The phone has three capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen, Back, Home and Menu buttons. The buttons are placed on the far bottom of the device, making it more prone for the user to drop the device. The top of the device houses the 3.5mm jack, while the left side has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device is quite busy with the power/lock key on the top right hand and the volume rocker just below the power key.

The device is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and only 512 MB, which makes the device a little glitch and lagging when trying to shift screens as well as switch apps. The device, when not multitasking and doing basic functions, still lags a little. The device comes with 4 GB of internal space, of which only 2 GB is available to the user. This is very little compared to phones that are offering 8/16/32 and even 64 GB. However, the company has provided a SD card slot that allows users to expand memory by another 32 GB.

The device houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus feature. Just above it, a LED flash light can also be found. However, the front camera and the video recording capabilities are a little disappointing. Both, the front camera and video recording are VGA, which does provide the best resolution. The 5 MP camera is pretty decent, but if you have gotten used to the high-res 8 and 12 MP cameras, this camera will not at all be pleasing. The camera takes decent photos, but it isn’t sharp, clear or even HD for that matter. However, the phone does come with juice, 1750 mAh to be exact. This ensures that the phone last a couple of days when not in constant use and at least a full day when working with it all day. The company does offer features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB, but it does not offer NFC capabilities.

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 Sony Mobile website, Micromax website, flipkart.com and GSMArena.com

 

Sony Xperia J

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

October 2012

February 2013

Company

Sony

Micromax

Size

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,

Screen

480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

720 x 1280 pixels, (~294 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Yes

Weight

124 grams

156 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

HSDPA 2100

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Timescape UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 200

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

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

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

MTK MT6589

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

miniSIM

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps (download). Up to 86 kbps (upload); GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps (download). Up to 237 kbps (upload); microUSB v2.0; DLNA; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth

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

Data

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

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

Secondary Camera

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

Yes, 2 MP

Video

VGA

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Image stabilization
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours

2G: 5 hours

Stand-by

2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours

2G: 174 hours

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink, Gold

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

FM radio

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
  • Conference calls
  • SNS integration
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • 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

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, fonearena.com

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