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Micromax has recently been rated to be the best domestic manufacturer in India and to talk in terms of international perspective, in India, Micromax comes second to Samsung and in third comes Karbonn. However, without flinching, Micromax has again launched another budget friendly smartphone called A74 Canvas Fun at Rs. 7,749 in one of the e-commerce sectors.
Since there is already a plethora of devices falling in their price range category, the competition will definitely be tough. Devices from all other domestic manufacturers actually will come to contest against the latest A74 Canvas Fun. Since Karbonn is very close to Micromax in the smartphone race, GizBot has intentionally chosen to comare the latest Micromax A74 Canvas Fun with Karbonn Smart A26. Moreover, Both handset fall in the same price category as well.
Here is a brief comparative rundown on the latest Micromax handset:
Micromax A74 Canvas Fun comes packed with 4.5 inch Full Capacitive Touchscreen display featuring 720x1280 pixels FWVGA resolution supporting 16.7M colors. On the other hand, Smart A26 from Karbonn features a 5 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen display that offers a FWVGA resolution of 480 x 854 Pixels.
Processor, RAM and OS
Powering the Micromax A74 Canvas Fun is a 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor coupled with 512MB RAM while the smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. Karbonn Smart A26 is runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS a slightly older version compared to the former one. However, the handset is powered by a 1 GHz Dual Core processor and is also supported by a similar 512MB RAM.
On the camera front, Both Micromax A74 Canvas Fun and Karbonn Smart A26 sport a 5MP rear shooter and a front facing VGA camera and a LED flash.
Connectivity features in Micromax A74 Canvas Fun includes Wi-Fi, WAP, GPRS, WLAN and Wi-Fi Hot Spot. Sharing files get easier with USB and Bluetooth. While on the other hand Karbonn Smart A26 features EDGE, WiFi, WAP, Wi-fi Hotspot and Bluetooth. Obviously both the handset comes with a dual SIM support.
Talking about the storage capacity, Micromax A74 Canvas Fun comes with 4GB ROM, and 1.25GB Internal Memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB. Karbonn also comes with the similar storage capacity but it gives more user storage capacity up to 2.12 GB.
Karbonn Smart A26 is powered by a 2000 mAh battery while Micromax is powered by a 1500 mAh, 3.7V Li-Polymer battery which is said to give 5 hours of talktime and 155 hours of standby time.
Price and Availability
Looking at the overall specs of both the handsets, it is pretty clear that Micromax comes with a better perks. However, it fails to compete against the display size, Battery and the Internal storage capacity of Karbonn handset. Other specs are pretty much higher. Most importantly, the price of Micromax device is a bit higher but to compensate that the manufacturer has pushed the CPU clock a bit higher and even the screen resolution has been enhanced. Not to mention the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Version which has been stuuffed in the handset.
Thus According to GizBot, Micromax A74 Canvas Fun is a pretty good deal.