Micromax Canvas Infinity launched today in India. The smartphone boasts a screen ratio of 18:9 as its USP. A higher screen ratio gives the illusion of an edge-to-edge screen, which has been popularized by the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Here’s how the Canvas Infinity competes against its immediate rivals like the LG Q6, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X and the Lenovo K8 Note on various parameters.
Price and availability
Micromax Canvas Infinity is priced at Rs 9,999, and available only in one storage model. The LG Q6, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 14,990. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in three variants, priced Rs 9,999 (32GB storage+2GB RAM), Rs 10,999 (32GB storage+3GB RAM), and Rs 12,999 (64GB storage+4GB RAM). The Honor 6X is priced at Rs 10,999 for 32GB storage variant, and Rs 12,999 for the 64GB storage variant. The Lenovo K8 Note is also available in two variants, priced Rs 12,999 for the 32GB storage+3GB RAM variant, and Rs 13,999 for the 64GB storage+4GB RAM model.
In terms of availability, the Micromax Canvas Infinity, LG Q6, Honor 6X and the K8 Note are exclusive to Amazon India, while the Redmi Note 4 is available via mi.com and Flipkart. ALSO READ: LG Q6 Review: Beauty, but not a beast
Display and hardware
Except for the Canvas Infinity, all other smartphones feature a 5.5-inch display. The Canvas Infinity packs a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 screen ratio. The LG Q6 also boasts a 18:9 screen ratio, but features a smaller 5.5-inch display.
In terms of specification, the Canvas Infinity is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The LG Q6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC with the same amount of storage and memory.
The Honor 6X is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM or 4GB RAM. The K8 Note is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core chipset, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage. The Redmi Note 4, on the other hand, is powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. ALSO READ: Honor 6X Review
The Canvas Infinity is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash. There’s a 16-megapixel front camera with a dedicated flash and features including real-time Bokeh, Face Beauty Mode, Auto Scene Detection, and Super Pixel. ALSO READ: Lenovo K8 Note review
LG Q6 and the Redmi Note 4 bundle 13-megapixel rear camera but up front, there is just a 5-megapixel camera for selfies. The Honor 6X as well as the K8 Note boast a dual-camera setup. The Honor 6X features a combination of 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel with LED flash at the back, while the K8 Note has a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel with dual-LED flash rear camera setup. Up front, the Honor 6X features an 8-megapixel camera while the K8 Note features a 13-megapixel camera.
Battery, OS, and connectivity
The Canvas Infinity packs the least power amongst the competition at just 2,900mAh battery while rest of the smartphones pack above 3,000mAh of power. The LG Q6 is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery but doesn’t support fast charging. The Redmi Note 4 bundles a 4,100mAh battery, Honor 6X packs 3,340mAh battery, while the K8 Note is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging.
On the software front, Canvas Infinity, LG Q6, and Lenovo K8 Note, run on Android Nougat while the rest run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 4 features MIUI 8 interface, Honor 6X comes with Emotion UI.
All smartphones support dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Except for the LG Q6, all smartphones feature fingerprint sensors for added security. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review: Big on everything, small in size
On the whole, the Canvas Infinity aims to play around the screen ratio while overlooking other key elements such as battery and processor. Despite the sub-Rs 10,000 price point, there are other performance-centric smartphones available from the competition. However, stock Android experience and an offline availability of the smartphone might help Micromax gain in sales.
Micromax Canvas Infinity vs LG Q6 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 6X vs Lenovo K8 Note: Comparison Table
|Features||Micromax Canvas Infinity||LG Q6||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4||Honor 6X||Lenovo K8 Note|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+||5.5-inch full HD+||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||HiSilicon Kirin 655||MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core|
|Storage||32GB(expandable)||32GB(expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel camera with LED flash||Dual 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel + 5-megapixel with dual LED flash|
|Front Camera||16-megapixel with soft flash||5-megapixel||5-megapixel||8-megapixel||13-megapixel|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS|
|Android OS||Android Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Price||Rs 9,999||Rs 14,990||Rs 9,999 / Rs 10,999 / Rs 12,999||Rs 10,999 / Rs 12,999||Rs 12,999 /Rs 13,999|