The smartphone business is alive and booming. We are currently living in times when smartphones are arriving thick and fast with more and more handset makers coming into the game.
And while smartphones are heading thick and fast, the smartphone eco-system is effectively divided into three OS categories: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. While the bigger impetus currently remains with Android and iOS, Windows Phone is slowly but surely catching up.
Keeping our discussion limited to the Microsoft-based Windows Phone operating system for the time being, while the platform still has a long way to go before it attains similar recognition as that of Android and iOS, it has set off in the right direction in attaining that status.
A number of smartphone manufacturers are adopting the Windows Phone operating system. And with the latest release in the form of Windows Phone 8.1 now arriving and being adopted by a host of new smartphones, it's only a matter of time before more and more companies seek out the OS.
Two smartphones currently in the market running the operating system are the new Micromax Win W121 and the previously released Nokia Lumia 630. While this is Micromax's first ever venture into the Windows Phone domain, the Nokia Lumia's have always been known to adopt the Microsoft-made operating system.
So, keeping all other such Windows Phone-based devices out of the equation for the time being, what happens when we pit both the Micromax Win W121 and the Nokia Lumia 630 together in a comparison? Let's take a closer look at what's on offer.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Operating System
As we mentioned before, both these devices sport the brand new Microsoft-made Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. So there's no reason to think that anything otherwise will come up.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Display and Dimesions
The Micromax Win W121 adopts a 5-inch form factor, apart from offering an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, offers dimesions of 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm, with the device sporting a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The device also offers a lesser 480 x 854 pixel resolution.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Camera
The Micromax Win W121, in terms of camera, offers an 8-megapixel primary camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, alongside autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera for all your selfie needs.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, sports a 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels, with autofocus. The device, however, doesn't have a secondary camera, and that maybe quite a downer.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Processors
Big things are expected from handsets gracing the current age, and there's no reason why these two devices will be any different. While the Micromax Win W121 sports a 1.2 quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, the Nokia Lumia 630 comes with a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 quad core, Snapdragon 800 processor.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Storage and RAM
The Micromax Win W121, in this respect, offers 1GB of RAM with the devcie arriving in an 8GB internal memory variant. Also, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, offers a not-so-impressive 512MB of RAM while offering the device in an 8GB internal memory variant. Also, the device's memory can be further extended upto 128 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Battery
While the Micromax Win W121 juices up the Windows Phone 8.1-powered device via a 2000 mAh battery, the Nokia Lumia 630 is powered by a lesser 1830 mAh battery.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Price
While the Micromax Win W121 is set to be available with a price tag of Rs. 9,500, the Nokia Lumia 630 is available at a price of Rs. 10,940.
Micromax Win W121 Vs Nokia Lumia 630: Verdict
We have two smartphones that are quite the offerings, as far as the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system is concerned. However, if the prices and the specs of both the devices are taken into account, we have to say that the Micromax Win W121 has an upper hand with its slightly lesser price and more specs.
So, the Micromax Win W121 takes the cake in this respect.