Difference between LG Optimus L5 II, L5 II Dual and Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Key Difference: The LG Optimus L5 II and its counter part LG Optimus L5 II Dual are two entry-level smartphones by the company. The LG Optimus L5 II and L5 II Dual are quite similar to each other but differ in certain places, including looks. The device comes with a 4-inch True IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that offers around 233 ppi pixel density. 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.

LG has recently added a new phone series to its line-up. Following the original LG Optimus L series, the new phones include LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus L5 II and LG Optimus L7 II. The LG Optimus L5 II and its counter part LG Optimus L5 II Dual are two entry-level smartphones by the company. Although review websites say that the company has managed another miss, many users disagree and have enjoyed the phone specifically because of its cheap price.

The LG Optimus L5 II and L5 II Dual are quite similar to each other but differ in certain places, including looks. The Optimus L5 II has a bar format that has an oval hardware Home button on the front nestled right under the screen. This button is flanked by the Menu and Back capacitive buttons. The Optimus L5 II Dual, however, has four capacitive buttons Back, Home, Menu and the last button allows switching between the two SIM cards. The small design of both the phones is quite comfortable to hold and is also to use only with one hand. The buttons are also placed to make the device user friendly.

The power button is placed on the right side of the device, while the left side houses the volume rocker and a customizable button that is initially customized to Quick Note. The 3.5 mm jack is on the top of the device, while the USB charging port is on the bottom. The back of the device has the camera on the left side along with the LED flash on the bottom of it. The loudspeaker grille can be found on the bottom right corner. The company has given the back a ‘fake’ metallic look that can be passed of for a metallic back from far away. However, the back is made of plastic and has a little cheap feeling to it. The hardware Home button on the L5 II has LED behind it that illuminates while charging and also lights up different colors for different notifications.

The device comes with a 4-inch True IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that offers around 233 ppi pixel density. The screen has decent resolution and clarity for the price. The phone is quite light and weighs around 103 grams for both models. Both the models come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and have been customized by Optimus 3.0 UI. The major difference between the two devices is the L5 II Dual’s ability to support dual SIM cards.

Both the devices are powered by 1 GHz single core processor, that results in lag if playing high-res demanding games. It also offers 512 MB RAM. The phones come with 4 GB internal storage capacity, of which only 1.75 GB is available to the user but, it can be expanded by 32 GB using a microSD card. The 1.75 GB still results in very less memory as Jelly Bean does not allow users to shift apps to the SD card. Both the devices come only with a 5 MP primary camera with a LED flash. The camera offers basic features such as geo-tagging, shot modes and a Cheese Shutter (that takes a photo when users say cheese). The camera also have VGA video taking capability.

The phone is powered by a removable Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery, which the company touts provides almost 10 hours of talktime on 3G network. The company has also provided with 50 GB of cloud storage and L5 II Dual offers a very cool feature known as On Screen Phone. This feature allows the phone to connect to a computer using USB or Wi-Fi, the user can then completely control the phone using the mouse and the keyboard. The application comes in the form of the phone on the screen and the user can also control the volume as well as the power buttons. The feature is a benefit for people that work on their computers continuously.

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 LG website and GSMArena.com.

 

LG Optimus L5 II/ L5 II Dual

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Launch Date

April 2013

February 2013

Company

LG Electronics

Micromax

Size

L5 II: 117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm

L5 II Dual: 118.4 x 62.2 x 9.2mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm

Display

4-inch True IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

-

Yes

Weight

103 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

LG Optimus 3.0 UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

PowerVR SGX531

PowerVR SGX544

OS

Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

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

Chipset

MTK 6575

MTK MT6589

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

L5 II: miniSIM

L5 II Dual: Dual SIM

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

4GB Internal (1.75GB User Available)

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32GB

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Digital Compass

Proximity sensor, Motion sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Browser, Bluetooth, PC Sync Application, USB, Modem Function, On Screen Phone, Video Streaming, USB tethering.

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

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (L5 II)

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 Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5MP AF Camera

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

Secondary Camera

N/A

Yes, 2 MP

Video

VGA @30fps (640x480)

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

  • LED Flash
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Shot Modes (L5 II Dual)
  • Scene Mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Cheese Shutter
  • Image Share
  • Video Zoom (4x)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection

Sound Enhancement

-

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/ WMA / AAC / AAC+ / WAV / AC3 / AAC-LC, AMR-NB, WMA, WAV

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

MP4/ H.264 / H.263 / WMV

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

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 9 hours 54 minutes

2G: 5 hours

Standby Time

3G: 642 hours

2G: 174 hours

Available Colors

Indigo Black, White, Pink, Titan

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM radio with RDS

FM radio

GPS

A-GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 50 GB Cloud Storage
  • L5 II Dual: On Screen Phone (allows phone manipulation using a computer)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Predictive text input
  • Icon customizer
  • Smart Forward
  • LG Mobile TV
  • 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: lg.com, fonearena.com

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