The Indian smartphone market is witnessing a transition currently. This can be said as the market dominators including Apple and Samsung are being beaten by aggressive local competitors such as Micromax and Karbonn.
How is it possible for the local vendor to compete with global market leaders? Well, they are winning over premium global brands by beating them in price strategy. The growth in sales of the Indian based vendors is especially fueled by the consumers who are buying their first smartphone.
Phablets, being the talk of the town these days, almost every company is launching one in the genre with a desperate need to gain the consumers attention. But, the India based vendors including Micromax have sought their own way to succeed.
While there are big brands like Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC with high end phablets in the market, it is impossible for all consumers to get their hands on one. This is where Micromax and Karbonn are tasting success by selling low cost phablets.
So far, Micromax has launched a total of five phablets at different price points including the latest one - A115 Canvas 3D at Rs 9,999. On the other hand, Karbonn is also ramping up to launch numerous phablets with decent specifications. On Monday, Karbonn launched two phablet online including Karbonn A25 and S2 Titanium.
As Canvas 3D is a dual core phablet, GizBot has chosen to compare Karbonn A25 with the Micromax offering. Being priced at Rs 6,590, the Karbonn A25 seems to have almost similar specifications as the Canvas 3D and hence there is the spec comparison of them. Have a look at it.
Both Karbonn A25 and A115 Canvas 3D feature a 5 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 187 ppi. Further, the display on Canvas 3D is capable of 3D video playback without the necessity of wearing 3D glasses.
Karbonn a25 is equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor and A115 Canvas 3D is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core MTK 6577 processor. Of course, the MTK6577 chip offers better browser and application performance, video playback, glasses-free 3D, screen display brightening technology, zero-delay camera and many other features.
While Karbonn A25 is flavored with Android 4.0 ICS, A115 Canvas 3D runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and hence, the Micromax offering will come with features including Project Butter, Google Now, improved camera interface, Paper Artist, high resolution contact photos and more.
Both Karbonn A25 and A115 Canvas 3D have a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Canvas 3D scores more in this segment with 4GB internal storage as compared to the 512MB internal storage in Karbonn A25. However, both the phablets will come with 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot with support to up to 32GB expandable memory.
Both the handsets come with Whi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0. However, Canvas 3D fares well with 3G connectivity on board.
Both Karbonn A25 and A115 Canvas 3D are loaded with a 2,000 mAh battery. While the backup of Karbonn A25 is not known, Canvas 3D has 225 hours standby and 4.5 hours talk time.
Both Karbonn A25 and A115 Canvas 3D budget devices with few similar specifications. When it comes to increased memory options and 3G connectivity, Canvas 3D could be a better option. On the other hand, for those who choose to buy a relatively low priced phablet, Karbonn A25 should be the right device.