Micromax A116 Canvas HD Vs Huawei Ascend G600

This article is a comparison between the recently launched Micromax A116 Canvas HD and the sleek Huawei Ascend G600. With a comparison of the specifications and looks of the phone, I will review which of the two is a better choice to spend your money at. Read the article and share your opinion as well.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD VS Huawei Ascend G600

Huawei Ascend G600 is not a very popular phone but the Micromax A116 Canvas HD sure is. They both look great and are equipped with some really good features. Huawei G600 provides just one SIM slot whereas Micromax A116 is equipped with two. G600 beats A116 when it comes to the battery time.


Let's have a look at the design of the two, the G600 comes with dimensions of 134 x 67.5 x 10.5mm and weighs around 145g whereas the A116 is 144mm in length, 74 mm in width, 10.7 mm thick and weighs 156g. Looking at the size and weight, the G600 is smaller and lighter than A116 which makes it pocketsize and easier to carry. But when you look the latest trend of the smartphones, A116 is of the right size and weight. The cover of Huawei G600 is coated with glossy finish similar to its previous model whereas A116 has round edges and a sleek and stylish body. Both of these phones are available in two colors: Black and White.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Software and Hardware Specs:

The Ascend G600 works on Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) whereas the A116 HD uses Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) which is being planned to upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean). The OS of G600 is not upgradable which surely is a huge drawback. Moving towards the hardware, the CPU of G600 consists of Dual-core 1.2 GHz which is again slower when compared to the A116 is Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7. The A116 also features a graphic unit of PowerVR Series5XT which gives a better picture quality.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD


Looking up to the display specs here, the 5-inch screen size of A116 HD beats the 4.5-inch screen of G600. The screen resolution of G600 is 540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 (~245 ppi pixel density) which provides a good picture quality. Micromax again came up with a better resolution and pixel density which is 720 x 1280 and 294 ppi. Better pixel density provides crispy and bright colors and this makes the A116 winner again here.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD


Both of these phones have similar 8MP cameras with a resolution of 3264 x 2448, auto focus, LED flash and Geo-tagging. However Huawei G600 does not have a front camera of 2MP and 720p like A116 which makes it ideal for video calling. The A116 Canvas also features Face-detection and Dual-LED flash.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD


They both come with 4GB internal memory and allow microSD cards up to 32GB. What distinguishes them is the RAM - Micromax is providing a RAM of 1GB whereas Huawei G600 comes with 786MB RAM. This again makes A116 a better phone.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Connectivity Options:

Each of these smartphones are equipped with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth (with A2DP) and allows microUSB slots, which makes them both similar in this aspect.

Winner – Tie

Battery and Capacity:

Micromax A116 is offering a 5 hour talk time and 174 hours of standby time. The battery time has always been a drawback in the case of Micromax phones; this is where Huawei Ascend G600 beats A116. Huawei is offering a 7 hour talk time and a standby time of 360 hours which when compared to A116 is a lot.

Winner - Huawei Ascend G600

Price in India:

The Huawei Ascend G600 seems a little too expensive when looked at its features which you might find any other phone in a much lesser price. G600 costs about Rs.18, 999 and in India which is about 260 EURO. On the other hand the Micromax A116 Canvas HD is priced Rs.13, 999 in India (190 EURO). Looking at the difference of the price the winner here is obvious.

Winner – Micromax A116 Canvas HD


After comparing every spec of these two phones from designs to the prices, the clear winner that has emerged is none other than the amazing Micromax A116 Canvas HD which is perfect in size, provides great display, a great 8MP camera and does not even cost too much! The Huawei G600 is still not a bad phone but for a price of 19,000 it is not providing enough features. If you have gone through this article do share your opinion in the comment box.

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