Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Which Budget Smartphone Should You Buy?


India is the most competitive smartphone market in the world, after China. There are so many local players and some of them seeks bigger market share in the coming months to come.

South Korean handset maker Samsung, which has been losing market share to rivals in India, is gearing up to launch its new budget Android smartphone in the country.

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To be called as the Galaxy Core Prime, Samsung's yet-to-be announced Android-powered smartphone has been listed on Flipkart with a price tag of Rs. 8,499. So far, there is no official word on the availability details of the Galaxy Core Prime, though we expect it to be launched sooner than expected.

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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Which Budget Smartpho

With the Galaxy Core Prime, Samsung hopes to take thunder from the Micromax Canvas A1 - the latest Android One smartphone with Android 4.4 (KitKat).

The rivalry between the best smartphones in the Android is bound to get fierce, we compare the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Micromax Canvas A1 spec for spec to see whether your money is better spent with Samsung or Micromax.

Before we start, we should point out that in this comparison article we are merely comparing the specs of these two smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Design and Build

In terms of design and build, both entry level smartphones are very simple. Both come with interchangeable rear back covers. The Micromax Canvas A1, meanwhile, looks attractive compared to the Galaxy Core Prime.

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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Display

In the display department, the Micromax Canvas A1 houses a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, on the other hand, uses a 4.5-inch (480 x 800).


Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Processor

Without testing both handsets individually it is impossible to determine which is faster. Spec -wise, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, paired with 1GB of RAM. The Micromax Canvas A1, on the other hand, isn't too different in terms of highlighted specs. The Canvas A1 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Operating System (OS)

Both smartphones run the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The Micromax Canvas A1 is guaranteed an upgrade to the upcoming Android L, when it becomes available later this month. This has be the biggest possible reason why one should get the Canvas A1 over the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Camera

Well neither of these smartphones come with awesome camera. The Micromax Canvas A1 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper to take images and make video calls as well or even take selfies. The Galaxy Core Prime, meanwhile, come with a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP shooter.

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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Connectivity

Both the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Micomax Canvas A1 are on the same ground, at least, on the connectivity front. Both budget centric smartphones feature Wi-Fi, 3G/2G, Bluetooth v4.0, FM Radio, GPS among others. The Canvas A1 accepts Micro SIMs. Neither are 4G LTE compatible.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Battery

It's impossible to rate the battery life without testing each devices. The Micromax Canvas A1 is backed up with a 1,700mAh battery, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime houses a large 2,000mAh battery. Both devices have removable batteries.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Vs Micromax Canvas A1: Price and Verdict

The Micromax Canvas Prime is already available onto market at a price of Rs. 6,499. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has been listed for Rs. 8,499. So far Samsung hasn't launched the Galaxy Core Prime yet.

But if we measure their specs and highlighted features, the Micromax Canvas A1 is victorious, with so many plus points. Not just the phone is affordable, but it will get the Android L update later this month. Moreover, the Canvas A1 runs the Android 4.4 Kitkat without any custom UI on top of Android.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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