Comparison between Micromax Canvas A116 HD and Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Read the article to find a detailed comparison between Micromax Canvas A116 HD and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The new Micromax Canvas A116 HD and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have their own benefits and drawbacks. This article will help you decide which smartphone best suits your needs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Micromax A116 Canvas HD are manufactured by two different companies. Both the smartphones differ in features and received good reviews. Users liked Galaxy Note 2 for its 5inch big screen and excellent multimedia & web browsing features. On the other hand, Micromax A116 Canvas HD was liked for its HD display and retina screen. Talking of price, Galaxy Note costs Rs. 34,000 whereas Micromax A116 Canvas HD costs Rs. 15,000 only. Undoubtedly, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is far more expensive than Micromax A116 Canvas HD.

Comparison : Micromax Canvas A116 HD with Samsung Galaxy Note 2


Display is the main feature of any smartphone. Micromax Canvas A116 HD and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 support a 1290x720 pixels screen but differ in terms of pixel density. Micromax A116 Canvas HD offers a high pixel density of 294ppi whereas Galaxy Note offers a pixel density of 267ppi only. Galaxy Note 2 has an AMOLED type display which gives better viewing angles than the IPS display used in Micromax A116 Canvas HD. The display screen of Galaxy Note is scratch-resistant due to the use of Gorilla Glass. It measures 5.5inches whereas Micromax A116 Canvas HD measures 5 inches only.


Both the handsets feature an 8MP LED Flash camera but the picture quality differs greatly. The camera used in Galaxy Note comes with 'Zero Shutter Lag' feature which allows users to take pictures without any unnecessary lag. The camera used in Galaxy Note is far more superior to the one in Micromax A116 Canvas HD.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 uses a 3100mAh battery while Micromax A116 Canvas HD uses a 2100mAh battery. Both the handsets have oscillating standby and talk times and it is not easy to rate them without practical experience.

Operating System

Both the phones use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating Systems. The OS in Galaxy Note 2 comes with Samsung's TouchWiz Nature UX atop with useful features like smart dialing, smart stay, S-Beam, pop-up play and dual Windows UI. Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with nearly stock UI but without going through the history of Micromax, I can't guess if the company will upgrade this version in future.

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD has 4GB internal memory whereas the memory of Galaxy Note is 16-32GB. Both have micro SD slots for memory expansion.

Browsing experience

Samsung Note 2 supports HTML and HTML5 browsers. The social networking applications include Facebook, Picasa and Twitter. On the other hand, the only social networking application in Micromax A116 Canvas HD is YouTube. Galaxy Note gains an edge over Canvas HD in terms of browser support.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes at a price of Rs. 34000 while the low budget Micromax A116 Canvas HD will cost you Rs. 15000 only. Micromax is a good option if your budget is low.

Final Verdict

Going by the above comparison, I would conclude that Samsung Galaxy Note is a much better phone with all advanced features and specifications but the price is really high. If budget is not a constraint, buy Samsung Galaxy Note. Else, go for Micromax A116 Canvas HD as most of the features are similar only.

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