Micromax added yet another 4G LTE device to its budget smartphone portfolio. The smartphone called Canvas Mega 4G Q417 has been launched for Rs 10,999. It specs and price put it in competition with Micromax's very own recently launched flagship smartphone called Canvas 5. The Canvas 5 packs in impressive specifications and is priced compellingly for Rs 11,990.
Considering that both the smartphones have almost similar specifications, and are priced close, here we take a comparison shot at their features to know about what different do they bring on table.
The Canvas Mega 4G Q417 is a slightly bigger smartphone offering than the Canvas 5. Both the phones come with plastic chassis with metallic RIM running across the sides, and leather-like textured back panel. One noticeable design change, as seen in the images, seems to be the placement of rear cameras on these phones. The Mega has a camera paced in the centre whereas the Canvas 5 has it on top-left of the phone. We will give a better comparison in touch of design and feel, once we get a review unit of the Canvas Mega 4G Q417.
The Canvas Mega 4G Q417, as its name suggests, carries a bigger display - a 5.5-inch IPS HD screen with 1280x720 pixels resolution. The Canvas 5, on the other hand, has a higher resolution screen - a 5.2-inch FHD display 1080x1920 pixels resolution giving way to 423ppi.
Both the phones are powered by MediaTek 6753 octa-core chipset ticking at 1.3GHz, with 64-bit architecture, and pack in 3GB of RAM. Moreover, both smartphones offer 16Gb of internal storage and come with microSD card slot. This combination of chipset and RAM should ensure smooth performance and make multitasking easy.
Speaking of camera, both the phone come with 13MP auto-focus rear cameras. However, the Canvas 5 has dual-LED flash and PDFA focus for faster focus in just about 0.2 sec. The Canvas Mega 4G Q417, on the other hand, seems to have a flash light, but we are not sure if it has PDFA focus or not. Moreover, Micromax added features like picture in picture to show photos taken from both front and rear camera simultaneously, which might not be a part of the Canvas Mega 4G Q417 smartphone's camera software.
As for the selfie camera, both the phones have 5MP fixed focus font-facing shooters.
The Canvas 5 packs in 2,900mAh battery, which can give up to 10 hours of talk time, and 275 hours of standby time. The Canvas Mega 4G Q417, on the other hand, comes with a smaller battery with 2,500mAh capacity.
Both the Canvas 5 and the Canvas Mega 4GQ417 smartphones run on Android 5.1 Lollipop version out of the box. The company has not mentioned if the Canvas Mega 4G Q417 will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, though it did confirm the update via OTA for the Canvas 5 at the time of its launch in India.
In terms of connectivity, both the smartphones offer dual SIM support, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/ A-GPS options.