Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Sony Xperia Z – price, features, specifications, review

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is released in February 2013 at an economical price of Rs.13,990/- and Sony Xperia Z may be released in India this March. Price is yet to be announced. Are you interested in Micromax A116 and Sony Xperia Z? Confused in choosing the best? Go through this article to choose the best gadget, either Micromax A116 or Sony Xperia Z. You can have comparison in price, features, specifications etc in this article.

General introduction

Recently launched Micromax A116 Canvas HD a product of Indian manufacturer "Micromax" is making huge success in smartphone market. Sony Xperia Z is a product of international brand Sony, expected to reach market this February - March (Quarter 1) as said by Sony Mobile Communications. Both smartphone prices attract middle class buyers and are very economical. The price of Micromax A116 Canvas HD is very economical, Rupees 13,990/- only as compared to same specification smartphones. Where the price of Sony Xperia Z is yet to be announced and I'm sure the price will be in the range of 40 - 45,000 Rupees. From last one year Micromax is winning the heart of Indian smartphone users while Sony Xperia smartphone series contains a kind of awesome products. Its great to compare both product and see who is the best deal to buy.

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Sony Xperia Z

Hardware and OS comparison

Both smartphones Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Sony Xperia Z run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile Operating System. Both Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Sony Xperia Z are empowered by the quad core processors. The Micromax A116 is powered by MediaTek's MT6589 SoC, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and PowerVR Series5XT GPU. On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z is powered by 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad Core processor. Micromax A116 Canvas HD has processor speed of 1.2 GHZ. Micromax A116 Canvas HD supported by 1 GB RAM and 4 GB on board memory storage, Sony Xperia Z supported by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB memory storage. In hardware features and specification point of view winner is Sony Xperia Z.

Design, dimensions and display comparison

Dimension of Micromax A116 Canvas HD is 144x74x10.7 mm and Sony Xperia Z has 139x71x7.9 mm. Micromax A116 Canvas HD provided a 5 inch HD display IPS screen with 1280x720 pixels resolution. Sony Xperia Z provided a 5 inches display screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. By comparing both, winner is Sony Xperia Z which has great 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Sony Xperia Z is designed to offer protection from dust with the durable tempered glass on front and back.

Connectivity features in both the smartphones

Both Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Sony Xperia Z have a memory card support with micro SD cards. Both have a standard micro USB port. Both the smartphones have the same internet connectivity 3G, EDGE, GPRS and Wi-Fi 802.11 'n'. Both are supported by Google maps as GPS software. Both the gadgets are having Bluetooth and NFC support. Sony Xperia Z have additional features like Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality, Synchronisation via Exchange, GLONASS*, HDMI via MHL support, Media Go(TM), Media Transfer Protocol support, etc. Sure as compare to connectivity features Sony Xperia Z wins the heart of smartphone users.

Camera features comparison

Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone supports an 8 MP primary rear camera with auto focus and LED flash features. VGA resolution for the front secondary camera which can be used for video recording and snaps. Multimedia video support in A116 is provided by MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264. Sony Xperia Z supports an 13 MP primary camera (16x digital zoom, auto focus, LED flash) with Front-facing camera 2.1MP (1080p video). Sony Xperia Z offers great multimedia video support like HDR HD video recording (1080p) MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264. Here again now Sony Xperia Z has superb, awesome multimedia and camera features.

Battery comparison

Micromax A116 Canvas HD supports Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery while Sony Xperia Z supports Li-Ion 2330 mAh stronger battery. The strongest battery for any smartphone device is the first need of every user hence in this case Sony Xperia Z win the race.


The best comparison is needed while going to buy a smartphone in market. I make a conclusion that Micromax A116 Canvas HD has great features compare to other brands with very economical price. As concern to technical aspects maximum latest's features covered by Micromax A116 Canvas HD and is first choice to buy. Whereas Sony Xperia Z has many advantages over Micromax A116 Canvas HD but price may higher than 20,000 Rupees. If price is not great issue for best technology and features then is good to wait for one more month to buy Sony Xperia Z or Sony Xperia ZL.

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Guest Author: tushar23 Feb 2013

Cant stop laughing after reading the Price of Xperia Z ( Sure in the range of 15-20000) Are u insane ???? Its estimated to be around 40000 in India . Everywhere else where it has been launched it is around 45000 .. Please state correct facts before comparing..

Author: Vilas08 Mar 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

I found price of Sony Xperia Z is Rupees38,990/- and Sony Xperia ZL at Rupees 35,990/- only. You can buy both smartphone from any online shopping website. They may give you good deals and discount.

Author: Ramchandra15 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Both the handsets are very good and coming with nice configurations. The cost is little bit high for both devices. What is the latest model of Sony Xperia series.

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