These days, Smartphones with bigger screens and quad core processors have become a new trend for 2013. The war of these smartphones has already begun in Indian market. Two companies: Micromax and Karbonn that are recognized for making budget-friendly smartphones have launched their first quad core smartphones in Indian market. First, Micromax launched A116 Canvas HD which became the 1st quad core processor budget smartphone but after few weeks its rival Karbonn launched even cheaper quad core processor based budget smartphone named Smart Titanium 1. Smart Titanium 1 has now become the 1st low-cost smartphone with a quad-core processor in India. Both devices are getting appreciations from people. The features and specifications of these smartphones are almost same and giving neck to neck competition to each other. Users are getting confused that which smartphone is better to buy, so here you can find the side by side comparison of Canvas HD and Smart Titanium 1 to clear your doubt.
Comparison of Canvas HD and Smart Titanium 1
Design and Build
Both, the A116 Canvas HD and Smart Titanium 1 have candy bar design and come with dual SIM options. The A116 Canvas HD has plastic body with metal trim around the phone. There are 3 capacitive buttons on the front bottom. The Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 also has plastic body and looks totally neat with the 4 capacitive buttons below the display and only a few connectivity ports and the physical keys. The weight and dimension of A116 Canvas HD are 330 g and 144 x 74 x 10.7 mm respectively, while the weight and dimension of Smart Titanium 1 are 161 grams and 134.6mm x 66mm x 9.25mm respectively. This A116 Canvas HD is slightly thicker and heavier than Smart Titanium 1.
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BlackBerry has introduced a new smartphone named BlackBerry Q10 with a full QWERTY keyboard. Q10 will be the first smartphone to feature a QWERTY keyboard along with a touchscreen display. Plus, it is the second handset from the company that will run on BlackBerry 10 operating system. The specifications of the device are almost similar to the BlackBerry Z10. The smartphone will allow the users to access over 70,000 apps from the BlackBerry World. The Q10 will deliver powerful, unique and better features to the users. As per the reports, Sprint will provide 4G LTE network and service plans to let the BlackBerry users have an enhanced communication experience.
The device will measure a dimension of 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm and weighs around 139 g. According to the company, the smartphone will get a case that will be stronger, lighter and thinner than the plastic covers. This device will come packed with high performance materials. The QWERTY keyboard will be very comfortable to use as it will let the users to type fast and accurately. The screen of the device looks vibrant and the keyboard lights up well with white LEDs. Q10 will feature a 3.1 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 720×720 pixels at 328 ppi. Continue reading
The LG Optimus L7 II has been leaked on the net by Russian website, Hi-tech.mail.ru. As per the leaked information, the Korean company, LG is planning to launch this device in the month of February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress. This handset is a successor to LG Optimus L7, but is expected to come with improved features. The LG Optimus L7 II will be dual SIM smartphone that allow users to operate two different cell phone networks on one phone.
It is expected that the LG Optimus L7 II will be powered by 1 GHz dual-core processor and run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with LG’s own Optimus user interface, QSlide, QuickMemo and QuickTranslator software. This device will come with a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display, 8 megapixel rear facing camera with full HD video recording capability and a front facing camera. This handset will feature 2,460mAh battery that is supposed to offer battery life of two days with average use. Continue reading
The Chinese Telecommunications Corporation, ZTE is planning to launch a new smartphone named ZTE Grand Memo. After introducing the ZTE Grand S at the Consumer Electronics Show, the company is all set to launch the smartphone at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device is expected to compete with Samsung Galaxy Note and Huawei’s Ascend Mate. As per the reports, this phone from ZTE is almost similar to P945 model, which was released earlier this month, but it might feature different specifications.
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The Grand Memo will sport a large screen of 5.7 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, but it will not feature a Full HD display. The device will be powered by a 1.7GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 Processor and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone will run on the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean operating system. It will measure 8mm in thickness, and there will be a 13 megapixel rear facing camera. In addition to that, the device will feature “one-hand” T9 keyboard. Continue reading
The Android based smartphone, Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 has been recently launched by India’s leading smartphone manufacturer, Spice Mobility. This is the biggest smartphone from Spice up till now. This smartphone comes with Dual-SIM (3G+3G) support. This handset runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System and is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor that offers seamless performance for all media and applications. This device comes with a 5.3 inch qHD IPS display to provide a rich and sensational screening experience.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 is featured with an 8 megapixel Auto focus rear facing camera with lots of superior modes like Panorama, Face adornment and constant shots up to 16 pictures. This handset also has 5MP Autofocus front camera for video chatting. This device contains 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB with the use of a micro SD card. This smartphone comes with 2550mAh Li-ion-Polymer battery that delivers talk-time of over 4 hours. It contains Bluetooth 4.0 that allows users to share data, music and other files 13 times quicker and consumes lesser battery power in comparison to Bluetooth 2.1. Continue reading
Micromax grasped big attention, after pulling out their big guns called “A116 Canvas HD”. A big question on everyone’s mind is that so many good features in such an affordable range..?? It’s unbelievable for users as well Smartphone manufacturers. With this big launch, worry of Smartphone maker has automatically increased about their entire sub-15k market which is literally being eaten out by the host of Indian manufacturers. Compare to other Smartphone manufacturer, Samsung has got huge success in android device, we all know that while at present the craze of Micromax canvas is increasing day by day. Because people think that if we get complete features at low price, then why we spend more money on Samsung device.
We are 100% sure that Samsung galaxy S3 is better than Micromax latest A116 Canvas HD, but high price tag reduce its demand and generally people are ready to compromise in two to four features. Not only Samsung Galaxy S3 is set in the line of comparison, but Samsung’s latest model Galaxy Grand also hanging on comparison chart. Here we compare Micromax canvas HD with Samsung galaxy S3 not only proving which is better or worse, but also give a clear cut view about why canvas HD available with Half price. Continue reading
A new low-cost smartphone, Micromax A65 Smarty 4.3 has been listed at Micromax’s official website. This handset will possibly be announced very soon in India by Indian mobile manufacturer, Micromax. This smartphone is available on Flipkart at the price tag of Rs 4,999. This dual SIM smartphone supports two GSM SIMs. It is powered by 1GHz ARM CortexA5 processor with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4.3 inches WVGA capacitive touch screen display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Micromax Smarty 4.3 A65 is featured with a 2 megapixel rear camera with digital zoom and LED flash, for video recording and 0.3 megapixel VGA front facing camera for video chatting. This handset runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. This device comes with 4GB ROM and 190MB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB with the use of microSD card slot. This handset has 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery that delivers talk time of 5 hours and standby time of 205 hours. Continue reading
Leading integrated communications provider, Safaricom Limited and Intel recently announced the first Intel-powered smartphone for Africa, named as Yolo, which will be sold in Safaricom shops nationwide for the price of 10,999 Kenyan shillings ($126). The smartphone is intended at the increasing number of cost-conscious and first-time buyers in Kenya, who don’t wish to give up device performance or user experience for price tag. It is based on the company’s Intel Smartphone Reference Design and comes packed with free 500 MB data.
Safaricom Intel Yolo features a 3.5 inch HVGA display and comes with preinstalled Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with a 512MB RAM. Dimensions of the phone are 110.5 x 61 x 12.6mm and weight is 132 grams. Internal storage of the handset is 4GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card up to 32GB storage. The device runs on 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 processor, and consists of 1500mAh battery, which is pretty good and can provide you well a whole day of use on facebook, twitter, images and mild gaming. Continue reading
India‘s mobile manufacturing company, Spice is not running with huge mobile selling ratio, even though it has sufficient mobile need of many people due to its low-price tag. Again, Spice has jumped into the mobile market with Android smartphone Stellar Xtacy Mi 352, which is available at just Rs. 4700. The Spice Android Smartphone comes with dual SIM functionality and runs on Android Gingerbread OS. Its several decent features makes it an ideal low budget phone. It appears with 3.5 inch HVGA multi-touch screen with 262k color and just 320 x 480 pixel resolution.
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It comes with some nice hardwares like 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225AB chipset with a single core processor running at 1GHz and an Adreno 200 graphics chip, which is already available in high-end mobile devices like of Samsung Galaxy Ace, Sony Xperia Miro and Micromax’s Ninja 3. It comes with 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage, from which 100 MB is only for users but you don’t need to get disappointed, because you can expand memory up to 32 GB using microSD card slot. Continue reading
Indian smartphone maker Micromax got a huge success in category of its Canvas and Pixel series smartphones, and also when it comes to phablet, the company is showing no sign of downward. The demand for the Micromax Canvas A100 and Canvas 2 A110 in the 5-inch smartphone segment reached at the unbelievable heights in the Indian phablet industry. And now Micromax has launched another kid in this block dubbed as Micromax A116 Canvas HD, which raises the bar once again for mid-range Android or merely smartphones on the whole. Lets take a look here on the key features, technical specifications and price of Micromax Canvas HD A116 and Canvas 2 A110; so that you can decide easily which one fits perfectly into your budget and requirements.
Micromax has managed to introduce a number of neat devices at attractive price tag, delivering a good value for money to its customers. The company is already included in the list of leading names in the Indian phablet industry and is probably to hold on to that place for the near future. Company’s last flagship device, the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 produced big sales for the company, which is offered at just Rs. 9,999 with remarkable features and specs. Priced at Rs. 14,999, the new Micromax A116 Canvas HD will be available from February 2013 through all the chief retailers across India, as well as all the main online stores. Micromax A116 is noteworthy improvement over the earlier versions, boasting of a higher definition screen and a more powerful quad-core CPU, somewhat we’ve not seen in this price range so far. Read review of both the devices in detail below. Continue reading