comscore Micromax Canvas Knight 2 vs Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) vs Xiaomi Mi 4i: Price, specifications, features compared
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Micromax Canvas Knight 2 vs Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) vs Xiaomi Mi 4i: Price, specifications, features compared

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Earlier today, Micromax launched its first-ever 4G-capable smartphone called the Canvas Knight 2. The smartphone goes on sale next week with a price tag of Rs 16,299. In this price segment, the forthcoming handset is set to face some tough competition from the likes of the popular Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Asus Zenfone 2. We compare the three smartphones on the basis of price, specifications and features to see how they fare. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more

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The Canvas Knight 2 is the most expensive of the lot with a price tag of Rs 16,299 and as mentioned above, will go on sale on June 10. This is followed by the Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), which is priced at Rs 14,999, and the Mi 4i with a price tag of Rs 12,999.

Display

Micromax s smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD AMOLED (1280×720 pixels) display, and on paper lags behind the other two. Asus and Xiaomi s smartphones both flaunt full HD (1920×1080 pixels) displays.

Processor

The Mi 4i and the Canvas Knight 2 both are powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipsets with 64-bit capabilities. The Zenfone 2, on the other hand, is powered by Intel s Atom Z3560 quad-core chipset. The three processors are paired with 2GB of RAM each.

Storage

The Zenfone 2 and the Canvas Knight 2 both have an advantage over the Mi 4i, since they support microSD card slots. The Mi 4i is however stuck with 16GB internal storage. The Canvas Knight 2 features dual-SIM card slots, with the second slot supporting nano SIM cards and also doubling up as a microSD card slot.

Photography

The three smartphones feature the same combination of cameras 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel snapper up front. The performance will however vary and we will have a definite answer when we review the three smartphones.

Battery

The Canvas Knight 2 again lags in this department with a 2,260mAh unit inside. The Zenfone 2 and the Mi 4i, on the other hand, feature 3,000mAh and 3,120mAh batteries respectively.

Connectivity and software

The three smartphones come with dual-SIM card slots, and support 4G LTE. On the software front, again all the three smartphones run on Android Lollipop.

Conclusion

The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 then is quite closely matched to the other two smartphones. But at the same time, it is the most expensive of the lot with a price tag of Rs 16,299. We will see just how good the smartphone is when we put it through its paces in our review.

A detailed list of specifications follows.

Features

Micromax Canvas Knight 2

Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Display

5-inch 720p 5.5-inch 1080p 5-inch 1080p

Processor

1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core

RAM

2GB 2GB 2GB

Storage

Expandable up to 32GB 16GB (expandable) 16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel

Front Camera

5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel

Battery

2,260mAh 3,000mAh 3,120mAh

Connectivity

LTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Android OS

Lollipop 5.0 Lollipop Lollipop (MIUI 6)

Price

Rs 16,299 Rs 14,999 Rs 12,999
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  • Published Date: June 5, 2015 1:20 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 5, 2015 1:32 PM IST


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