Google's Android One initiative has been under the radar since it was first announced at this years Google I/O event. Since then there have been a lot of developments in this regard with September 15 becoming the final date of the unveiling for Android One. And we hanven't been disappointed either.
With the new Android One initiative well on its way, new smartphones have already come out from manufacturers who had already in the mix. As you may know by now, Google has partnered with three local OEMs in India - Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to make the new intiative a possibility.
While Karbonn has struck an exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, Micromax has done the same with Amazon and Spice via Flipkart. It is also to be noted that all 3 firms have confirmed that their Android One smartphones will be available to buy starting 3:30pm IST Monday on their respective exclusive online retailer partners.
With all the three handsets from their respective makers now finally in the open, you will notice how similar they are in terms of specs and features on offer. However, we take a chance here and check out the comparisons between all the three.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Operating System
Google had a plan. It was to offer the latest KitKat and Android to all those still under the sub-10k price tag. And the new Android One initiative effectively makes that possible. Not only do all the three handsets run on Android KitKat, they are also planned for a possible Android L update in the future.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Display and Dimensions
All the Android One-based handsets have been planned to offer more or less the same kind of displays. That has been the plan all along. And likewise, all the three handsets offers 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display. We will get back to you with dimensions for the same, but expect similar things.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Camera
Just because these are handsets with the sub-10k price tag attached, doesn't really mean they will have that bad specs as some might think. In this regard, all the three smartphones include a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Storage and RAM
All the three handsets -- Spice Dream Uno, Karbonn Sparkle V Red and Micromax Canvas A1 -- offer the same kind of storage and processing options. There's 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with support for a microSD card slot for increasing the memory.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Processor
All of them are to come powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor. And that's good enough for a handset that's priced below the 10k price tag.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Battery
A little over decent battery support has been offered for all the three handsets since all of them come with 1,700mAh battery units. We are guessing it will last you for just an over a day.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Price
The whole idea of Android One was to offers Android handsets with the latest KitKat OS at the least price possible. All the three have been priced at Rs. 6,399.
Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V Red Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Verdict
We are stuck here! We don't know who takes the cake in this respect since all of them offer the exact specs as the other. However, going by whatever we have seen until now, we have been quite taken by the Nexus 5-ish design of the Spice Dream Uno handset. And until we see all three together at the same time, we are going with Spice.