Micromax A101 vs Adcom Thunder A530 HD: Can the Newbie Outdo Budget Smartphone King?

By: Anuj Bhatia

They came; they conquered, and now finally accepted by masses. No, GizBot is not talking about how Mughals came to India, and ruled for centuries. But looking by the trend, it seems that they have a potential to change the way 'connected devices' work.

The first phablet arrived back in 2010, but it was a big failure. Yes, Dell still regrets why they have gone ahead with Streak device. But in reality, such novel device was hard to accept in 2010 when phones were still meant to receive calls. Then it was time to meet a new age device called Samsung Galaxy Note, a device with 5.3-inch display came into the market. It instantly became hit, and rest is the history. Today, GizBot gives you a brief overview of Adcom Thunder A530 HD along with its key rivals. Are you ready?

Micromax A101 vs Adcom Thunder A530 HD: Specs Comparison

Adcom Thunder A530 HD

Adcom, an established PC peripheral maker has come with a phablet device called Adcom Thunder A530 HD. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device has just arrived in the Indian market for Rs. 9,990. Its nearest rival could be in the form of Micromax A101 that falls in the similar price range. Let's get cracking.


The Adcom Thunder comes with a 5.3-inch qHD IPS display with resolution of 960 X 540 pixels. The display size is perfect for carry around, and pocket friendly in nature. However, the device is not capable of showing 720p resolution.


The handset comes fitted with 1.2-GHz dual -core processor, which is enough to play some of the high -end games available on Google Play store. Coupled with 512MB of RAM, the device is just O.K for running games, movies, and solid web browsing experience. The manufacturers added Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box for smooth performance.


In the imaging department, the Adcom Thunder A530 HD has an 8-mega pixel rear camera with LED flash and Auto Focus. Add another 2-mega pixel camera on the front for long video chat. These days every tech vendor uses flashy 8-mega pixel camera in their flagship devices. Do you care anymore?

Miscellaneous and Price

Some of the highlighted specifications include: Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS, 4GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card), and lastly 2,800mAh Li Ion battery. As mentioned above, the handset is now available for Rs.9990 through various online stores.

Micromax A101

The Micromax A101 was announced late last year with a 5-inch display, dual-core processor, and estimates price tag of Rs. 9,999.


The Micromax made phablet comes with a 5-inch WVGA display with resolution of 480 X 800 pixels. In comparison to the Adcom Thunder A530 HD, which comes with better quality display, the Micromax A101 pales at least on paper.


Talking about the processor, the Micromax A101 has 1-GHz dual core processor with 512MB of RAM. The processor is capable for multi-tasking with ease. Coupled with Android 4.0 ICS, it is still workable.


In the camera department, the Micromax made handset has built in 5-mega pixel rear camera with LED Flash. On the front you get VGA quality camera from video chat. Once again, the Adcom Thunder A530 HD has an 8-mega pixel rear camera with Flash and Auto Focus capability, while the Micromax one has a 5-mega pixel rear camera.

Miscellaneous and Price

Some of the highlighted specifications include: Wi-Fi, 3G, 2GB of internal memory, 4GB ROM, expandable memory expansion via microSD card, weighs 200 grams, and lastly 2,100mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside.


Both handsets come with a price tag of Rs.10,000. Surely, Micromax is a bigger name, and undoubtedly maintains quality to some extent. But do not estimate Adcom Thunder A530 HD as the display size is far superior, and you get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. In the camera department, it is rather difficult to judge because most of the low end Android handsets have poor rear camera used inside. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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