Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand


The South Korean company Samsung’s Indian marketplace is getting good competition from Micromax. Micromax A110 Canvas 2 was placed above all Samsung smartphones in list of ‘best smartphones 2012’ by GSMArena. This shows how tough competition Samsung is getting from Micromax. It has just unveiled its new smartphone Micromax A116 Canvas HD which is expected to hit the market next month. On the other side, Samsung has released it Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082. Now this is called perfect competition. Check out the comparison of specs of both of these smartphones.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs  Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Features


Nothing is clear about the dimensions of Micromax A116 Canvas HD, but as it is successor to Micromax A110, so it is most likely to wear the same outer look as its predecessor does.

Dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Grand are 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm and it weighs 162 grams. The look of this smartphone is same as other members of Samsung smartphone family come with.

Like the previous launches of Micromax, this Micromax A116 Canvas HD also has got 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It seems that the company wants to please the audience and to attract their eyes by adopting big screen size. And yes, this tactic has worked pretty well yet.

Samsung Galaxy Grand has also 5 inches screen which is capacitive touchscreen. Well, if the competition is very hot, then why not make it super hot!! Samsung seems to be working on this ideology. Or this is Micromax who is following this ideology. Hard to say!

Processor & Operating System
Micromax has made the ‘impossible’ to lose its initial words, and to turn it into possible as Micromax A116 Canvas HD will come up with MTK MT6589 chipset and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor at low price. So be ready to ride on faster waves at affordable price. It will run Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is upgradable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Grand has got Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. The clocking speed is same as of Micromax’s one under consideration here. It offers good speed and smooth gameplay or multitasking. It runs the latest variant of Android Jelly Bean, the Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

The Primary Camera in Micromax A116 Canvas HD will be 8MP with features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection. The Secondary Camera will be VGA.

The Primary Camera in Samsung Galaxy Grand is 8MP with same basic features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection. The Secondary Camera is 2MP.

No noticeable changes in the Memory Category. Just the current trend of 4GB internal memory and 32GB expandable.
Samsung is not following the crowd as Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with 8GB internal storage capacity and is expandable up to 64GB.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD will pack Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. It is not clear that to how long it will last, but surely will be better than what you get in its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery that is rated to provide talk time of up to 10 hours.

Price of Micromax A116 Canvas HD is not yet announced, but it most likely to come up with under 15000 INR price tag.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is available at a price of 21500 INR.

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  1. MicroMax A116 Canvas HD is the latest iteration of the Canvas series. The phone has a 5.0″ Full HD LCD screen, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor. So as Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos… Bit confused to choose between these

  2. i have used micromax set till date. service is ok. they will not upgrade and parts are not easily available. and uses very cheap plastic meterial. always lagging is there. but we cannot expect more for these cheap prices.
    if one or two thousand more, but given more internal storage and gorilla glass with amoled screen, with 2.00 mp megapixel camera in front is needed. more battery power needed. they are improving steadily. one cannot buy all pieces. we have to wait till more years to receive a all in all good quality mobile phone.

    for galaxy grand also lacking the same in terms of resolution. even though it is better in running games and applications. with this resolution, we cannot use in daylight. super amoled screen with hd with one or two thousand more is needed. actual ram is only 800mb user available is 400+
    but good buyas on date. it is better than all companies.

  3. Darbha, I agree with your statements. Recommended to those who are looking to have better specifications and features within that price range. Mobile manufacturers are following a simple technique, they will improve the existing specifications and release that as a new version with high price tag. As Micromax is an Indian consumer electronics company, it has to attract customers with better quality of product as well.

    Expecting improved quality levels at affordable price range.


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