Here’s the most awaited battle between two phablets with almost similar specifications. The Samsung Galaxy Grand was available for quite some time in the Indian market whereas the Micromax Canvas HD was recently released. Most of the specifications of the two devices are quite similar, but there are certain things that separate one from the other. So let’s try to examine what these are and you decide which one to choose.
Micromax Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand
Overall Look and Build
Judging on their looks, both the devices are looking neat and sturdy, although, you have a premium looks on the Samsung Galaxy Grand. The Micromax Canvas HD’s dimensions are 144 mm in height by 74 mm in width by 10.7 mm in depth and it weighs around 156 grams. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand’s dimensions are 143.5 mm in height by 76.9 mm in width by 9.6 mm in depth and weighs around 162 grams. They don’t quite differ much on the size but the Samsung Galaxy Grand weighs a bit heavier than the Micromax Canvas HD.
What does Specifications say?
Now comes the exciting part, the specifications. Both of the phablets have 5 inches of display. The Micromax Canvas HD is using an IPS panel multi touch capacitive display at 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution which is natively at 720p with 294 ppi of pixel density. While the Samsung Galaxy Grand has only 800 x 480 pixels of screen resolution, still a capacitive touchscreen with 187 ppi of pixel density. The Micromax Canvas HD at this point is more vivid with good viewing angles compared to the Samsung Galaxy Grand. However, if you take a closer look on both phones, you can’t see much of pixilation on them even with the lower resolution on the Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Both of the devices have 8MP of camera. The Micromax Canvas HD has dual LED flash, autofocus, and can capture images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels of resolution, while the Samsung Galaxy Grand only has a LED flash and still has autofocus, and can capture images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels of resolution. No bias, but the Samsung Galaxy Grand in real world scenario captures sharper images than the Micromax Canvas HD. Moving on; both of the phablets are capable of capturing videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second. They differ on the front facing camera, although they have similar 2MP front camera, Micromax Canvas HD’s front camera can capture videos up to 720p.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, they all have the same features, like Bluetooth, 3G, WiFi and micro USB 2.0. At this juncture, the Micromax Canvas HD has an advantage having a dual SIM compared to a single mini-SIM on the Samsung Galaxy Grand. Moreover, in terms of battery packs, the Micromax Canvas HD used a Lithium Ion 2,000 mAh battery that can last up to 174 hour on standby and up to 5 hours of talk time. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand has 2,100 mAh of Lithium Ion battery and is said to last up to 10 hours of talk time.
Processor, Storage and Software
Popping both devices under the hood, the Micromax Canvas HD has 1.2 Ghz of quad core Cortex-A7 processor while the Samsung Galaxy Grand only used a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor. Both have the same RAM at 1GB, but differ on their internal storage. The Micromax Canvas HD only has 4GB but could be expandable to 32GB on a micro SD card, while the Samsung Galaxy Grand has 8GB and could be expanded to 64GB via micro SD card. Furthermore, both devices are powered by Android version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The Micromax Canvas HD however could be upgraded to version 4.2 while the Samsung Galaxy Grand has no news about the upgradability of the operating system.
Overall, both the devices are great phones, but if you’re looking for a phablet that is certainly bang for the buck, I recommend the Micromax Canvas HD which is priced at around Rs. 13,990. Nevertheless, if you want something premium and spending Rs. 7,500 more is not an issue then you may have the Samsung Galaxy Grand at Rs. 21,500. With both phones, you all have different trade-offs, but depending on your needs and budget choose the best phone for you.