Android smartphones are gaining momentum in the global as well as Indian smartphone arena with a market share increased up to more than 61% on the statistics graphs. Moreover, the addition of dual SIM support to these handsets is surely a step taken by the manufacturers towards the success, as the market researchers claim that such handsets have a deep penetration rate into the consumer base.
Hence, the combination of Android OS, dual SIM and budget price points will make a mark in the Indian smartphone market.
Following the same lines, India based handset vendors including Micromax, Karbonn, Zen Mobiles, Intex and others seem to have understood this trend and are constantly splashing dual SIM budget Android offerings at the consumers.
Recently, Zen Mobiles launched its first Android smartphone - Ultraphone U1 with a price tag of Rs 4,999, which has similar specifications as Micromax A57 Ninja 3, which was launched in September for Rs 4,750.
Hence, here is a comparison between the two budget dual SIM Android smartphones to help the consumers decide which one to buy.
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Dimensions & Weight: While the dimensions and weight of Zen offering remain undisclosed, the Micromax smartphone measures 116 x 62 x 11.5 mm in dimension and weighs in at 94 grams.
Display: Speaking on display, both Ultraphone U1 and Ninja 3 A57 house the same 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixel resolution.
Processor: While Ultraphone U1 is based on a 1GHz single core processor, Ninja 3 A57 is powered by a better 1GHz Qualcomm processor with seamless multitasking, improved gaming experience and superior graphics performance.
OS: Being budget smartphone offerings, both the handsets are based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
Storage: In terms of storage, both the smartphone have a micro SD card slot for additional storage up to 32GB. Further, Ultraphone U1 has 512MB RAM and Ninja 3 A57 has lower 256MB RAM.
Camera: On the camera optics front again both the smartphone, Ultraphone U1 and Ninja 3 A57 have similar 3MP rear camera and both also lack a front facing camera for video calling.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, both the handsets come packed with dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and micro USB port support.
Battery: Ultraphone U1 is loaded with an 1,200 mAh battery delivering 5 hours talk time and 144 hours standby, whereas, A57 Ninja 3 is powered by a 1,400 mAh Li-ion battery, which offers 8.5 hours talk time and 177 hours standby.
Price: When it comes to pricing both the Zen and Micromax offerings are priced competitively at Rs 4,999 and Rs 4,750 respectively. Check goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.
Being low cost handsets, both Ultraphone U1 and Ninja 3 A57 are entry-level Android smartphones packed with pretty decent specifications according to their pricing.
Detailing on Zen Ultraphone U1, the handset comes with pre-loaded with apps like Skype, Facebook, G-talk, Whatsapp, MapMyIndia mapping software, nexGTV and GaneshaSpeaks.
When it comes to the Micromax offering, the handsetis pre-loaded with several apps like MiZone, MiSMS, MiStore, Gravity Sensor, Hook Up app, Facebook social connectivity and FM Radio.
Moreover, both the smartphones have similar specifications with a difference in the battery backup. However, processor performance wise, Micromax offering boasts better specs, hence, considering that there is not much dissimilarity between both the handsets, interested buyers final buying decision depends on their likes for the brand and slight price difference depending on the deals being offered by various retailers.