New Delhi, March 13: Currently one of the best performing smartphones in the sub-Rs 15K range, the Micromax Canvas HD A116 is also best of the lot in terms of design and built. The Canvas HD, with its quad-core chip, is miles ahead of the competition in terms of processing power. The device also handles full-HD movies with ease, has a responsive touchscreen and gives smooth transitioning of apps – including process intensive games. The call quality of Canvas HD is also clear and poses no problems.
On the other hand, Xolo, a sub-brand of Lava Mobiles known for its Intel powered smartphones, offers good specs in a similar price-range. It packs a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It offers a 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, 720p HD video recording and a 1MP front-facing camera.
With both smartphones competing in the mid-premium category in India market, let's stack up their details to see who scores on what.
Xolo Q800 comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display. It has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixel, which means it has 245 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a 5 inch display at 1280 x 720 pixel (high definition) resolution, which translates to 294 ppi pixel density. However, the difference is not that much and many analysts in fact say that anything more than 250 ppi does not make much difference to the human eye and rather puts a lot of pressure on the GPU and drains the battery fast. Does this mean that Micromax Canvas HD has poor battery life?