Samsung Galaxy Ace Vs Micromax Canvas II: Specs compared

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Micromax has indeed become one of the top mobile brands in India and is giving a tough competition to established brands like Samsung and Nokia. The best example for this is the recently launched smartphone, called Micromax A110 Canvas II. It is very popular these days and is touted as one of the best phones below Rs. 10,000. In fact, Canvas 2 offers better specs and features than the very popular Samsung’s Galaxy Ace. Both of these handsets are available at a price of around Rs 10,000. Hence, people often get confused about which among the two is a better one. If you are looking forward to buy a budget smartphone below Rs. 10,000 price range, and you are also confused between Galaxy Ace and Canvas 2, then have a look on the detailed comparison given below. This comparison would definitely make it easier for you to decide which one is superior over the other.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Vs Micromax Canvas II

Looks and display

Samsung Galaxy Ace measures 59.9 x 112.4 x 11.5 mm in dimension, whereas Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 device measures 76.5 x 147 x 9.7 mm in dimension. Hence, we can see that Canvas 2 is 1.8 mm slimmer than Galaxy Ace. When it comes to display, Canvas 2 is the perfect choice for all those people who want big screen on their smartphones. The Canvas 2 device is equipped with a massive 5-inch WVGA IPS LCD touch screen display having 480 x 854 pixels of resolution and it can display nearly 16 million colors. The device has good viewing angles too. On the other hand, Galaxy Ace features a smaller 3.5-inch HVGA display having resolution of just 320 × 480 pixels. Additionally, the display of Canvas 2 is protected by a scratch-resistant AGC Sodaline coating, whereas no such scratch resistant material is used in the Ace. Except for the bulging camera unit, the Canvas 2 device has a fine body. The textured rear panel provide better grip and also the plastic used in the body doesn’t give a cheap look to the device.

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Winner: Micromax A110

Operating system and processor

The Micromax Canvas 2 device is powered by a superfast 1 GHz dual core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM, while the Galaxy Ace smartphone sports a single core 832 MHz ARM11 processor along with 512MB of RAM. Clearly, the figures are in favor of Canvas 2 and hence, performance wise the Micromax handset is far better than its competitor.

When it comes to Operating System, the Micromax handset runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. On the other hand, the Galaxy Ace device features Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. What’s even worse is that it will never get OS upgrade. This is indeed a big disadvantage for Galaxy Ace as the ICS OS is said to be more user-friendly & fast, and of course, this latest version is more likely to be compatible with a number of exciting apps.

Winner: Micromax A110

Camera

Here also the Canvas 2 handset seems to surpass the Galaxy Ace device. The Micromax device is equipped with dual cameras, where one is a rear facing camera of 8 megapixels and the other is a front camera of 0.3 megapixels. Moreover, the rear camera comes with two LED flashes, which allow the users to take beautiful closer shots even in low light. The A110’s camera can also record 720p HD video. Alternatively, the Galaxy Ace offers a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus. It lacks the LED flash feature and it offers only up to 2X digital zoom facility against Canvas II’s 4X. Above all, the Galaxy Ace device does not feature a front facing camera in its front for video calling.

Winner: Micromax A110

Battery

Micromax Canvas 2 sports a bigger display and so as expected, it is being powered by a bigger battery. The device uses a huge 2000 mAh battery that can provide a talktime of up to 5 hours on 2G. On the other side, the Galaxy Ace handset features a smaller 1350 mAh battery. However, since the device has a smaller profile, its 1350 mAh battery can deliver around 11 hours of talktime on 2G networks.

Winner: Micromax A110

Others

Both the smartphones offer several useful connectivity options such as Bluetooth, WiFi with hotspot functionality, a 3.5 mm jack, micro USB port, and GPS with A-GPS. However, Galaxy Ace device also offers an additional feature of DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), which allows the users to share digital media files between different multimedia devices. Galaxy Ace offers 158 MB of internal memory and expandable memory of 32 GB, whereas the Micromax device provides 2 GB of internal memory and 32 GB of expandable memory. Above all, the Canvas 2 is a dual SIM phone, and this definitely provides some advantage over Galaxy Ace, which comes with a single SIM slot.

Conclusion

In short, if you are brand conscious then you will find the above mentioned comparison useless and you will definitely go after Samsung’s Galaxy Ace. However, if you really want bigger screen and decent features in your smartphone for the same price range, then undoubtedly Micromax Canvas 2 is the perfect one for you.

Table showing comparison of Samsung Galaxy Ace and Micromax A110:

Galaxy Ace Micromax A110 Winner
Dimension 112.74 x 61.5 x 11.5 mm 76.5 x 147 x 9.7 mm A110
SIM Card Single Dual A110
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 4.0 ICS A110
Performance 832 MHz single core Qualcomm chipset, 512 MB RAM 1 GHz dual core MediaTek MT6577 chipset, 512 MB RAM A110
Display 3.5 inch TFT Capacitive, 320×480 pixels HVGA resolution, 256k colors 5.0 inch IPS LCD, 480×800 pixels WVGA resolution, 16 million A110
Camera 5 MP rear 8 MP rear, VGA front A110
Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 Tied
Battery 1350 mAh 2000 mAh A110
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