Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Comparison of Features


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.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs Samsung Galaxy S3

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.

Features comparison:

Size and weight:

With the start of comparison, we are talking about first Smartphones size and weight… The dimension of Galaxy S3 is 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, and Micromax A116 Canvas HD is 144x74x10.7mm. In this feature, S3 become clear winner. S3 is also better than iPhone 5 in terms of size. Due to its size, the weight of S3 is also 33gms lighter than A116 canvas HD which is 168gms in weight.


One of the most popular Smartphone, Samsung galaxy S3 is wrapped with 4.8” inch touch screen display with resolution of 1280×720, similar Micromax is wrapped with 5” touch screen display with same resolution, so we are really confuse about its display quality.

Moreover S3 stands AMOLED screen for giving wider viewing angle, while Micromax A116 Canvas HD stands with IPS technology which is best known for excellent display. Both AMOLED and LCD have their own pros and cons, so we can’t say anything about which one is better.

In terms of giving a pixel density, S3 stands with 303ppi, while canvas HD fixes 294ppi due to its little larger screen that lower its pixel density. In the display section, both are strong fighter of each other, but if you want to purchase affordable handset with high-end features, then Micromax A116 canvas HD can be best choice for you.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by more powerful 4×1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A9 core processor which is paired with Mali-4000MP graphics unit. It is the first Smartphone comes with powerful Exynos 4 quad core processor which provides 3D performance.

On the other side, it is powered MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel.8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem that can support maximum 42/11Mbps, a power-efficient quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM. Due to its MT6589 System on a Chip (SoC) makes it is possible to receive calls on both the SIMs at the same time.

Exynos 4 quad core processor is really better than MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, so S3 lead over this feature.

Operating System:

We all know that Jelly beans is Google’s latest android…but galaxy has launched S3 with Ice cream sandwich operating system which has been replaced by Jelly Bean just after its origin, whereas Micromax do smart work so that it has already included Jelly bean OS.

In terms of OS, finally Micromax becomes winner in the Operating system.


In the matter of camera features, both are tougher fighter of each other because they come with 8 mega pixel camera. The snapper is available with LED flash and 4X zoom.

Galaxy S3 is equipped with 1.9MP front-facing camera that allows users to make best video calls and capture excellent profile picture. Micromax HD canvas comes with VGA front camera including night mode.


S3 is available in three internal storage options like 32GB/16GB/8GB that you can expand up to 64 GB using microSD card slot as well it also comes with 1GB.

On the other side, Micromax is available with only 4GB of internal storage that can be extended up to 32GB through microSD. It is also available with similar 1GB of RAM.

In the storage capacity, S3 is best.

Connectivity and battery:

On the connectivity front, Samsung offers outstanding features including GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC and USB as well power is supplied through 2100mAh which runs up to 790hrs on standby and 11hrs 40mnts on talktime.

Canvas HD is not worse in the battery because it is also supported with 2100mAh battery as well for connectivity, it offers 3G GSM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS which is adequate at this budget.


Both Smartphone are best on their position. If you want to purchase budgeted phone with android feature, then nothing is better than Micromax canvas HD. Galaxy S3 is best choice for those one who want high-tech phone with complete quality features.

Comparison of Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Micromax A116 Canvas HD:

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Samsung Galaxy S3  Winner 
SIM Card Dual SIM Single SIM A116
Display Size 5 inch 4.8 inch A116
Resolution  1280×720 pixel 1280×720 pixel Tied
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED S3
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) A116
Chipset/SoC MediaTek MT6589 Exynos 4412 Quad S3
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad core Cortex A7  1.4 Quad-core GHz Cortex-A9 S3
GPU PowerVR SGX544 Mali-400MP
RAM 1 GB 1 GB Tied
Sensors G-sensor, proximity, ambient light sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Tied
Storage 4 GB, 2 GB free, micro SD card slot 32 GB 16/32 GB storage,  micro SD card slot 64 GB S3
Camera 8 MP rear, LED flash, auto focus, 720p video recording 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video @ 30 fps video recording S3
Secondary Camera  VGA 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps video recording S3
Speed GPRS/EDGE, 3G speed 42 Mbps HSPA+ HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps S3
Battery 2,100 mAH Li-Ion battery 2,100 mAH Li-Ion battery Tied
Battery Life Not Available Up to 590 h (2G) / Up to 790 h (3G) standby;
Up to 21 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 11 h 40 min (3G) talktime
Connectivity Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE) S3
Price Rs. 14,999 Rs. 30,299 A116


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