Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Which Entry-Level Smartphone Should You Buy?

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Over the past few months, India has seen monumental growth in smartphone sales representing a rapid shift of consumers away from basic phones. The potential for growth in the smartphone market is quite high compared to other markets.

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With the influx of Chinese vendors and domestic makers to enter the low-end handset market, LG has come with an entry-level Android smartphone at a price of Rs. 6,399. To be called as L60i, the new low-end phone seems to be a crowd puller.

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Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Which One Should You Buy

The recently launched Micromax Canvas A1 and LG L60i are two of the most competitive handsets you can buy today. We've pitched them head to head in our launched Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i comparison.

In this Canvas A1 Vs L60i comparison, we compared the two entry-level smartphones to find out which among them represents better value for money.

Before we start, we should point out that in this comparison article we are merely comparing the specs of these two smartphones.

Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Design

The LG L60i is slightly smaller when compared to the Micromax Canvas A1. There's also less bezels on show on the LG60i. Style wise, though, the Micromax Canvas A1 looks way better than the L60i. Both devices support interchangeable shells.

Winner - Micromax Canvas A1

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Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Display

In the display department, the Micromax Canvas A1 houses a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The LG L60i, on the other hand, uses a 4.3-inch WVGA screen ( 480 x 800).

Winner - Micromax Canvas A1

Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Software

Both smartphones run the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The Micromax Canvas A1 I would be getting an upgrade to the upcoming Android L, when it becomes available later this month. Meanwhile, the LG-made L60i runs the Android 4.4 with LG's native UI layer slapped on top.

Winner - Micromax Canvas A1

Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Camera

The Micromax Canvas A1 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper to take images and make video calls. The L60i on the other hand, comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash, and an unknown resolution front facing camera.

Winner - Micromax Canvas A1

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Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Processor, RAM, Storage and Connectivity

This is another category where the Canvas A1 wins. Underneath the hood of the Canvas A1 is 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM that does enough to make the phone feel reasonably zippy and fast. The LG L60i, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core (unknown chipset) processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.

Both handsets come with 4GB of ROM and a microSD card slot ( up to 32GB).

Connectivity options on the Canvas A1 include Wi-Fi, 3G/2G, Bluetooth v4.0, FM Radio, GPS among others. Unfortunately, the LG L60i doesn't support 3G connectivity. Both smartphones does support dual-SIM feature.

Winner - Micromax Canvas A1

Micromax Canvas A1 Vs LG L60i: Battery, Price and Verdict

The Micromax Canvas A1 is backed up with a 1,700mAh battery, whereas the LG L60i houses a large 1,700 mAh battery. Both have removable batteries.

The Micromax Canvas Prime is already available onto market at a price of Rs. 6,499. The LG L60i, on the other, is priced at Rs. 6,399. The exact availability status of the LG L60i is unknown as of now.

Both phones have average specifications. However, we found the Canvas A1 far better compared to the LG-made L60i. The question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to pay for a handset that has the stock Android running. Or pay a little less for the LG L60i which doesn't even come with 3G connectivity.

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