Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Swipe MTV Volt: Phablet Face-Off


With the onset over-sized devices called phablets, a huge consumer base have started considering it as a fashion statement. Hence, to fulfill the demands of the consumer and grab sales from the growing category, various local and global smartphone vendors have come up with numerous choices satisfy the needs.

Recently, Micromax and Swipe, who have already entered the phablet market segment have come up with multi-core Jelly Bean based phablets - Canvas HD and MTV Volt at reasonable price tags. Both the handset have a set of similar specifications including camera optics, storage and connectivity, however, they are quite distinct when it comes to performance.


Have a look at the comparison of Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Swipe MTV Volt below and decide which phablet will be a better one for you.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Swipe MTV Volt: Phablet Face-Off

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Dimensions & Weight: While the dimensions and weight of A116 Canvas HD is not known, MTV Volt carries a dimension of 158.5 x 88.6 x 11.3 mm weighs in at 239 grams.

Display: A116 Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. In comparison, MTV Volt packs a 6 inch 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.

Processor: In this segment, A116 Canvas HD is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor and MTV Volt is powered by a 1GHz dual core MediaTek MTK 6577 processor.

Operating System: Interestingly, both A116 Canvas HD and MTV Volt are loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, which makes it superior when compared with other offerings at similar price points.

Camera: When it comes to camera optics both A116 Canvas HD and MTV Volt sport an 8MP rear camera. However, MTV Volt scores more with a 1.3MP front camera as compared to the VGA front camera for video calling in Canvas HD.


Storage: Again, both the handsets gain equal weightage with 4GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

Connectivity: The handset is packed with features including 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth for data connectivity.

Battery: Canvas HD is loaded with a 2,100 mAh battery of unknown backup and MTV Volt has a powerful 3,200 mAh Li-Po battery.

Price: Micromax has priced Canvas HD at Rs 13,990, whereas, Swipe has priced MTV Volt at Rs 12,999.


Both the handsets will quench the needs of a budget Jelly Bean phablet, however, they come with some features that are restricted to the manufacturers. Anyways, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, both the handsets come with features such as Project Butter, improved Google Now, live wallpaper support and more.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is loaded with applications including M!Store, M!Buddy, M!SMS, M!Zone and Hook Up. At the same time, Swipe MTV Volt launched in collaboration with MTV will come with enough multimedia content to be perfect for young music-centric consumers.

Specwise, Micromax A116 Canvas HD can be claimed to be a superior offering with a HD display and quad core processor for efficient performance.

However, the Swipe MTV Volt with a lower price tag and improved battery capacity comes with a lightweigth profile despite of its 6 inch display and a better front camera for video calling.

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