As far as the budget smartphone market is concerned, Android has always been the dominant player in the market segment with several handset manufacturers global and local making use of the OS to manufacture low cost smartphones.
Consequently, Micromax, an India based handset vendor and the leading tablet manufacturer in the country has recently released a couple of dual SIM Android devices including Superfone A110 Canvas 2 and Superfone A90S Pixel.
A90S Pixel is the successor of A90 Pixel, which was released into the market in August and it is priced at Rs 12,990.
But at the same time, Microsdoft Windows phone is another OS which is trying to exploit the low cost Indian smartphone arena.
The first attempt was made by Nokia when it brought into the market Windows Phone based Lumia 610 priced at Rs 12,999. Now, the Finnish handset vendor has come up with another handset named Lumia 510 with a price tag of Rs 11,000 in India.
With the launch of Lumia 510, the cheapest Windows Phone based handset launched ever, Nokia has roped in Windows Phone OS handset to challenge the prominent players in the budget handset crowd.
Hence, Gizbot has come up with a comparison between Micromax A90S Superfone Pixel and Nokia Lumia 510 to let you decide which out the two smartphone will be your choice.
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Dimensions & Weight: A90S Pixel has a dimension and weight of 127.2 x 66.8 x 9.8 mmand 118 grams respectively while Lumia 510, the relatively thicker and heavier handset has a dimension of 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm and weighs in at 129 grams.
Display:In this segment, A90S houses a large 4.3 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, whereas, Lumia 510 has a 4 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with the same resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Processor: When it comes to processor, A90S Pixel is equipped with a better 1GHz dual core processor andLumia 510 is powered by a slower 800MHz single-core processor.
Operating System: On the operating system front, A90S is based on Android 4.0 ICS platform and Lumia 510 is based on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, and it can be upgraded to Windows Phone 7.8.
Windows Phone 7.8 OS will have a new Start screen look and feel like in Windows Phone 8, Ringtone maker app to create a personal ringtone, Contact share app supporting sharing over Bluetooth and more.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, A90S sports an 8MP rear camera with LED autofocus and flash and 0.3MP front camera for video calling purposes.
In comparison, Lumia 510 packs with a 5MP rear camera and lacks a front facing camera for video calling.
Storage:In terms of storage, both the handsets have 4GB of internal storage, however, A90S comes with 512MB RAM and Lumia 510 has 256MB RAM respectively. Moreover, the Micromax offering has a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.
Further, though the Nokia offering misses an external micro SD card slot supporting expandable storage, Nokia offers 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage free for its users.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3G and micro USB 2.0 features.
Battery:A90S Pixel is equipped with a 1,600 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 5 hours talk time and 174 hours standby, whereas, Lumia 510 is loaded with a 1,300 mAh BP-3L battery delivering 6.2 hours talk time and 653 hours standby.
Price: A90S is priced at Rs 12,990 and Lumia 510 is priced at Rs 11,000 respectively in order to survive in the competitive Indian market.
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Detailing on the Micromax offering, the handset is preloaded applications including Facebook, Google Play store and Micromax’s instant messaging app – Hook Up.
At the same time, Nokia Lumia 510 comes with a collection of preloaded apps including Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport and Nokia Drive navigation apps. Also, Nokia is offering bundling three-months of unlimited Nokia Music and Nokia MixRadio subscription with the smartphone.
Consumers interested in buying a lightweight handset with a larger display, faster dual core processor, dual SIM support, better rear camera, front camera for video calling and expandable storage options can opt for Micromax A90S Pixel.
If the concern is on a relatively lesser price tag, better battery backup and free cloud storage services, Lumia 510 is a better choice.
But in the end, it all depends on the choice of operating system, you would like to prefer. So what do you think? Will you opt for the budget Android handset or the Windows phone? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.