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Micromax A115 Canvas 3D vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos: Desi and Global Phablets Declare War

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Updated: Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:32 [IST]

The Indian smartphone market is witnessing a transition currently as Apple and Samsung are being beaten by a couple of aggressive local competitors. The growth in sales of the Indian based vendors including Micromax and Karbonn is fueled by the Indians who are buying their first smartphone.

Talking of Micromax, how is it possible for a local vendor to compete with global market leaders? Well, the answer is quite simple as Micromax is facing all success with its price strategy.

As the phablets are the talk of the town these days, almost every company is launching one in this genre with a desperate need to gain the consumers attention. It all debuted with Samsung with the launch of Galaxy Note in 2011 and later, every vendor has jumped to the bandwagon.

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Micromax A115 Canvas 3D vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

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But, the India based vendors including Micromax have sought a their own way to succeed. As Galaxy Note and Note 2 were priced too high, making it impossible for all consumers to get their hands on one, Micromax came up with Canvas A100, a phablet at Rs 9,999. This move of the company paved way for the success of low cost phablets and several others started adopting the strategy.

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. Also, seeing the success of low cost phablet, Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand in India at Rs 21,500 and has achieved scorching sales for it.

For those cosnumers who are looking forward to buy a low cost phablet, it would definitely be challenging to figure out the right device as the market is flooded with numerous options. Hence, GizBot is here to solve your confusion and help you decide if Galaxy Grand Duos or Canvas 3D would suit your needs.

Form Factor

While the form factor of A115 Canvas 3D is not known, Galaxy Grand Duos measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm and weighs in at 162 grams.

Further, both A115 Canvas 3D and Galaxy Grand Duos come with a 5 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 187 ppi.

The display on Canvas 3D is capable of 3D video playback without the necessity of wearing 3D glasses.

Hardware

A115 Canvas 3D is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual core MTK 6577 and Galaxy Grand Duos is packed with a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor. The dual core MTK6577 supports advanced design for a substantial increase in the browser and application performance, full HD 1080p video playback, glasses-free 3D, screen display brightening technology, zero-delay camera and many other high-end mobile phone functionality.

On the other hand, Cortex A9 processor offers an overall performance enhancement of above 50% as compared to ARM Cortex A8 and is flexibleto scale across a wide variety of markets and applications.

Software

Both A115 Canvas 3D and Galaxy Grand Duos run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they will come with features including Project Butter, Google Now, improved camera interface, Paper Artist, high resolution contact photos and more.

Also, Galaxy Grand Duos comes with several exclusive features that came along with Galaxy S3 including Smart Stay, Direct Call, AllCast Share, PopUp Play, Buddy Tag and more. On the other hand, Canvas A115 3D comes with Micromax 3D Space feature that offers access to 3D videos and also has preloaded 3D games.

Camera

A115 Canvas 3D has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling. In comparison, Galaxy Grand Duos has an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 2MP front camera for video calling.

Memory

Galaxy Grand Duos scores more in this segment with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage. On the other hand, Canvas 3D has 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot with support to up to 32GB expandable memory.

Internet Connectivity

Both the handsets come with average 3G download speed, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0. However, Galaxy Grand Duos has dual band Wi-Fi as compared to single band Wi-Fi in Canvas 3D. The dual band Wi-Fi operates on more than two different network frequencies allowing the consumers to enjoy the benefits of a stronger internet connection.

Battery

A115 Canvas 3D is loaded with a 2,000 mAh battery providing 225 hours standby and 4.5 hours talk time. At the same time, Galaxy Grand Duos is powered with a 2,100 mAh battery offering 440 hours standby and 10 hours talk time.

Price

Galaxy Grand Duos is priced at Rs 21,500 and is available via 15% cashback from Samsung. Micromax A115 Canvas 3D has been launched at Rs 9,999 and is listed on online retailer Saholic for sale.

The End...

Both A115 Canvas 3D and Galaxy Grand Duos are mid-range devices with few similar specifications. Based on Jelly Bean, both will offer almost same user experience to the consumers.

When it comes to good camera features, increased memory options and long battery backup, Galaxy Grand Duos could be a better option. On the other hand, if a low cost device with 3D support is your choice, Micromax A115 Canvas 3D should be a good one. 

Story first published:  Thursday, May 2, 2013, 14:03 [IST]
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