Recent market research done on the popularity and usage of dual SIM handsets in India reveal that over 61% of the handsets use dual SIM technology. It is mainly due to the reason that the subscribers are bale to maintain their monthly mobile expense without a significant increase despite of having two SIM cards.
Hence, several manufacturers have started coming up with dual SIM smartphones to meet the consumer crave for the respective category.
The smartphone vendors have not forgotten to keep the price of these dual SIM smartphones low in order to achieve a good market share as the Indian market is price conscious.
Consequently, Lava and Micromax have recently released Xolo A700 and A90S Pixel – dual SIM Android ICS smartphones priced in the sub Rs 13,000 price range and packed with impressive specifications.
Read the detailed spec comparison between the two and decide which one is better for you.
Dimensions & Weight: Xolo A700 measures 136 x 68.5 x 9.1 mm and weighs in at 115 grams, while, A90S Pixel smartphone boasts a dimension of 127.2 x 66.8 x 9.8 mm and weighs in at 118 grams.
Display: When it comes to the display, Xolo A700 packs a 4.5 inch IPS qHD capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution and A90S sports a 4.3 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
It is to be noted that AMOLED screens have good color contrast and they eradicate the issue with viewing angles as in IPS displays.
Processor: In this segment, 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor, which boosts application and browser performance by about 40% as compared to other processors and A90S Pixel is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor.
Operating System: When it comes to the OS, both the smartphones are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Xolo A700 has a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and also has a front facing 0.3MP camera for video calling, on the other hand, A90S Pixel has a better 8MP rear camera with LED autofocus and flash and similar 0.3MP front camera for video calling purposes.
Storage: When it comes to storage, both the handsets have 4GB internal storage, 512MB and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, the smartphones have 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with aGPS, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi features.
Battery: Xolo A700 is loaded with a 1,700 mAh battery delivering 3 hours talk time and 288 hours standby and A90S Pixel is equipped with a 1,600 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 5 hours talk time and 174 hours standby.
Price: When it comes to pricing, Lava Xolo A700 is priced at Rs 9,999 and Micromax A90S Superfone Pixel Is priced at Rs 12,990.
Lava Xolo A700 and Micromax A90S Superfone Pixel being dual SIM mid-range Android smartphones boast pretty decent specifications.
Speaking of the Lava Xolo A700, the handset comes with necessity sensors and features including Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient Light Sensor.
At the same time, Micromax offering is preloaded with several applications including Facebook, Google Play store and Micromax"s instant messaging app – Hook Up.
If the concern is on a relatively larger and clarity display and lesser price tag, Xolo A700 could be the right choice.
However, for those concerned on better rear camera performance, good touch response and improved battery backup, then Micromax offering could be a better option for you.