Consumers are now craving for large displays on smartphones, as they are convenient for watching videos, web surfing and gaming using the handsets. Hence, the manufacturers have started coming up with phablets with displays over 5 inches.
Moreover, the dual SIM technology is widely being used by the handset vendors as the market researchers have analyzed that over 61% consumers are preferring it. Consequently, the budget phablet manufacturers have also incorporated this technology in their devices.
Following the same strategy, Indian manufacturers including Micromax and Intex have recently launched their budget-friendly phablets, namely, A110 Canvas 2 and Aqua 5.0. Both are dual SIM Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich based devices enthrusted with decent specifications.
If you are a phablet lover planning for an upgrade and confused on which one to buy, there is a detailed spec comparison of Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and Intex Aqua 5.0. Read it below!
Display: Being phablets, both A110 Canvas 2 and Aqua 5.0 house a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. However, the Micromax offering scores more with the incorporation of high clarity IPS display.
Processor: In this segment, A110 Canvas 2 and Aqua 5.0 head against each other with a dual core 1GHz processor.
OS: Again both the devices fare equally in terms of OS as they are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, both A110 Canvas 2 and Aqua 5.0 has an 8MP rear camera while Intex has a 5MP rear camera.
However, when it comes to front camera, A110 Canvas 2 has a 0.3MP VGA front camera while Aqua 5.0 has a better 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: On the storage front, both the devices score the same with 2GB internal memory, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: When it comes to connectivity, the phablets have 3G, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, dual SIM and Wi-Fi features.
Battery: Both Micromax A110 and Intex Aqua 5.0 are packed with a 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery.
Price: In terms of pricing, both Micromax Canvas 2 and Intex Aqua 5.0 are priced at Rs 9,999.
As both Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and Intex Aqua 5.0 are Android ICS based devices, they will offer similar user experience and UI skin.
Detailing on the Micromax offering, the phablet is preloaded with Google Search, Micromax apps, Adobe Flash, YouTube, social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter, Android Browser, games, mobile tracker and torch light.
At the same time, Aqua 5.0 is preloaded with useful applications such as NQ antivirus, Flipkart, India Rail, Nimbuzz, Skype and other popular apps.
Moreover, it could be very tough for the consumers to decide on which one to buy as they both have similar storage capacity, processor and battery besides being priced at Rs 9,999.
However, Micromax has a high clarity IPS display for more responsiveness, quality color representation and wide viewing angles, whereas, Intex offering has a better front camera for video calling purposes.