Review and Comparison of Micromax A116 Canvas HD with other quad-core phones

It may be real for proverb's sake – "Much boast; little roast!", but the latest sensation quad-core smartphone launched by Micromax A116 Canvas HD is sure to make it a big lie. When I saw the launch and read the reviews, I had the feeling that "He came, He saw, He conquered!" Well, in this article, I would like to present you with review and comparison of Micromax A116 Canvas HD with few other quad-core phones. Please read on.

What is so sensational about Micromax A116 Canvas HD?

Micromax A116 Canvas HD
I would say the price is the surprise and features are the future for Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone. I may not go through indepth about various attractive features and pros and cons of this phone, as you can have the entire gambit of information available in Micromax A116 Canvas HD page in It is one of the quad-core smartphones available with a price tag of INR 14,999 or even less. This smartphone is first of its kind from an Indian manufacturer. It boasts of latest Android Jelly Bean OS, as many are yet to arrive. It has become the hot pick among mid range smartphone sector. The salient features of Micromax A116 Canvas HD are: 5 inch IPS display, 8 MP camera, 2100 mAh battery and MediaTek's MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It has also got 32GB of expandable memory which can be used for various applications, games and ofcourse HD movies. It is also a dual SIM smartphone. Now, let us get in to business by comparing and reviewing this phone with some of the other quad-core smartphones available in the market.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs. Spice Mi-530:

Spice Mi-530Spice Mi-530 smartphone is launched by Spice Mobility and it is a dual SIM smartphone available at a price range of INR 13,999/-. It is also known as 5.3 inch Phablet [Phone + Tablet]. The main features of this phone are 5.3 Inch IPS display [qHD 540 X 960 pixel], runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GB RAM, 8 MP camera with dual LED flash, 5 MP front camera, 2550 mAh battery, powered by 1.2 GHz dual core processor and has a memory of 16GB and supports microSD storage of 32GB. This smartphone also supports USB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 3G.

Though many of the specifications of Spice Mi-530 look attractive than the Micromax A116, in reality, the performance of Micromax takes lead with the quad-core processor and jellybean OS. Micromax A116 is considered the ease smartphone among the two by many experts and the same is reflected in many online reviews.

iBall Andi

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs. iBall Andi 4.5q:

iBall Andi 4.5q is the latest smartphone launched by iBall and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The other salient features of iBall Andi 4.5q smartphone are: 512MB RAM, 4.5 inch qHD with 960 X 540 pixel resolution, dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor and 8 MP auto focus camera with LED flash. This is also a dual SIM handset. The connectivity options are: 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a micro USB slot. This phone is priced at INR 11490/-. It has got 4GB inbuilt storage. The important feature of this phone is its 5 inch IPS screen and 2300 mAh battery.

On detailed comparison of various features of both the smartphones, you will easily pick out the winner as Micromax A116 Canvas HD for its performance and specifications already explained above. Actually, there is nothing much to compare between both the phones except on the price side. The iBall phone is priced less, but ofcourse with little bit better performance from Micromax A116, you won't mind it.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD and HTC One V:


Well, HTC One V is the smartphone from HTC priced approximately at INR 18,299/-. To find more details about HTC One V, please visit the Techulator page on HTC One V smartphone. The salient features of this phone are: 5 MP camera with HTC ImageSense, connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G & GPS, Beats Audio technology, 3.7 inch touch screen with 480 X 800 resolution, 25GB free Dropbox storage, 4GB internal storage, HTC Media Link HD and it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 1GHz processor.

We have to remember that HTC One V has been launched much before Micromax A116 Canvas HD and therefore, it has got few points to score over the Micromax. However, as a consumer, you need to pay the price for the slightly improvised features with HTC One V. However, it does not mean that the features provided by Micromax are inferior to that of HTC One V. It can only mean that if you afford more, you get more comfort, that's it.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs. Lenovo IdeaPhone S560:

Lenovo IdeaPhone S560We can say that Lenovo IdeaPhone S560 is the one that comes very near to Micromax A116 Canvas HD for comparing all aspects including the price tag. Some of the main features of Lenovo IdeaPhone S560 are: Dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4 inch IPS display with 480 X 800 resolution, front and back cameras, 1GHz dual core MediaTek MTK 6577 CPU, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage, 32GB expandable memory through microSD slot, 2000 mAh etc.

Yes, all I can say is that it's really a neck to neck fight between these two smartphones. Both phones score in few areas, which we may consider as their strength, like Android versions in each type of phones, cameras etc. I am going to just keep my fingers crossed for the final voting by the consumers of these smartphones. I can tell you that Micromax A116 Canvas HD created furore when it was placed for sale and the Lenovo IdeaPhone S560 is yet to make any tremors. Anyhow, I am not going to blindly follow such initial hypes too. All is well that ends well. Therefore, I think Micromax has slight edge in some important consumer friendly features and hope to carry it through and convert it in to a successful market.

My wishes to the consumers/readers, who have plenty of options to choose with, its just great na?

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Author: Bhakti Savla19 Feb 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Hi Lakshmi,
You have written a very good article comparing the various smartphones in the same price segment as Micromax A116 Canvas HD phone. Your point by point comparison of features and pictures have made it easier to understand the nuances pretty well. The latest Micromax phone is surely going to conquer the smartphone market. I am now 100% sure about my next phone purchase. Thanks a lot for helping me finalise Micromax A116 Canvas HD phone as my next mobile phone.

Author: Lakshmi Satish Kumar19 Feb 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Hi Bhakti Savla, Thanks for stopping by and commenting here. I am happy that my article has indeed helped you a lot.

Author: Aditya23 Feb 2013 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

Hey, you have said in the title as "vs other quad core phones" but all the others mentioned here are dual core, aren't they? :/

Author: Aditya23 Feb 2013 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

And at the end, "great NA", since this is an article, ending it with "isn't it" instead of "na" was better. Just saying. And you write really good articles for the matter of fact, but you should also take care of such small things. And this will help a lot of people looking for a phone according to their needs. :)

Author: Lakshmi Satish Kumar01 Mar 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Hi Aditya, I suppose and made sure that all are quad core phones.
Thanks for the fine tuning points, I shall take care in future resources.

Author: Aditya01 Mar 2013 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

No, only Canvas HD is a quad core, rest all are using MediaTek's MT6577 processor (except HTC One V) which is a dual core. You have written in the article clearly that all the phones are dual core? Please be careful in the future. This is a well written article, but such small mistakes might ruin the whole thing!

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