Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: A New Budget Superstar in the Making?

Smartphones are heading over thick and fast these days. In fact, the regular inflow of handsets has seen the native market grow and evolve in the last few years. And that trend doesn't seem to end anytime soon.

While the market is anyway dominated by the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC and Apple, there are others who are also joining in on the race to determine how the market pans out before the end of the current year.

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Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Specs Comparison

However, keeping rest of the world smartphone makers out of the context for the moment, it seems like both Indian and Chinese handset makers are doing quite the job of releasing phones at regular intervals. Needless to say, they have found a safe haven for that in the native smartphone market.

But again, in the modern day context, with a host of new phones flowing in almost everyday, two devices that have now caught our attention are the recently released Xioami Mi 3 and the new Micromax-made Canvas Knight Cameo A290.

So if we are to keep all others out of the contention and take both these handsets and pit them against each other in a comparison, who do you think will have the upper hand? We take closer look.

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Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Operating System
There's not much to choose from since both of them come running the Google-based Android operating system. However, the Micromax-made handset comes running the latest Android KitKat OS, compared to the Mi 3's dated Jelly Bean OS.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Display and Dimensions
The new Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes with a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with 720x1280 pixels. The Xiaomi-made Mi 3, on the other hand, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm. The device weighs in at 145 grams.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Camera
The Micromax-made Canvas Knight Cameo A290 sports a primart rear 8-megapixel camera with flash support. While on the front, the handset offers a 5-megapixel snapper.

The Xiaomi Mi 3, in the camera department, offers a much greater 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a 2-megapixel fron shooter.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Processors
While the Xiaomi Mi3 is equipped with a quad core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, the Micromax-made Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes with a massively powerful 1.4GHz octa-core processor.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Storage and RAM
The Canvas Knight Cameo A290 smartphone offers 1GB of RAM while offering the device in 8GB internal memory variant. There's also the option to expand the device's memory up to another 32GB as a microSD slot is present.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 offers 2GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16GB internal memory variant. However, an external microSD slot for further memory expansion is missing.

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Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Battery
While the Xiaomi Mi3 juices up the device via a massive 3050 mAh battery, the Canvas Knight Cameo A290 comes fitted with a lesser yet potent 2000 mAh battery.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Price
While the Xiaomi Mi3 is set to be available at a price tag of Rs. 14,999, the Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 is listed with a price tag of Rs. 11,490.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Vs Xiaomi Mi 3: Verdict
Both the handsets have their own set of reasons why users should opt for them. While Micromax looks to go on with its merry ways in the native market by being one of the top Indian makers, China's Xioami looks to capture that position as soon as possible.

However, if we are indeed to find out a winner among the two, we have to say that the Mi 3 scores above the Micromax-made handset. And although the new Canvas has a more potent processor and the latest Android OS, but that may not be enough to see off Mi 3 in this race. Especially with its MIUI interface.

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