The quad-core arms race started right at the top-end of the market and now has trickled down to the low-end of the market. Now we have two devices in the sub-Rs 15,000 price bracket that feature quad-core CPUs the Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 and the Micromax Canvas HD. Lets see how both the devices compare with each other. Also Read - Micromax In Note 1 Pro tipped to launch in India by September endAlso Read - Micromax In 2b review: Is this the best smartphone under Rs 10,000 right now?
Right off the bat, one has to admit that the Canvas HD has a higher resolution 720p screen, but again it is also a larger display at 5-inches. The Karbonn Smart Titanium on the other hand has a 4.5-inch qHD display. Also Read - Micromax In 2b budget phone goes on sale today Flipkart: Should you buy it?
Both are powered by quad-core SoCs. The Micromax Canvas HD leverages a MediaTek CPU while Karbonn depends upon Qualcomm for its chipset. We don t know which CPU is the better performer, so we ll just need to wait and watch.
The Micromax Canvas HD has an 8-megapixel camera, while Smart Titanium 1 only has a 5-megapixel rear camera. It is a well known fact that a higher-megapixel count is not a metric to measure a cameras image quality.
The Micromax Canvas HD has a higher 2,000 mAh battery, while the Karbonn Smart Titanium has a much smaller 1,600 mAh battery.
Both devices have dual-SIM capabilities and both can run on 3G networks. Additionally, both run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
|Feature||Karbonn Smart Titanium 1||Micromax Canvas HD|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processer||1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core processor|
|Display||4.5-inch qHD IPS||5-inch 720p IPS|
|Camera||5-megapixel, VGA front||8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera|
|Memory||4GB of ROM, microSD card slot||Memory 4GB of ROM, microSD card slot|
|Battery||1,600 mAh||2,000 mAh|
|OS||Android 4.1||Android 4.1|
More over if one is price conscious, then the Karbonn Smart Titanium wins out hands down owing to its Rs 10,990 price. The Micromax Canvas HD on the other hand costs Rs 15,000.