Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Celkon A119Q Signature HD
Celkon launched their successor to the A119 Signature HD earlier this week; the A119Q Signature HD. Celkon has thrust great amount of power in the successor with features including a 5.0 Inches IPS Touch Screen (WXGA, 720×1280 Pixels), a 1.2 GHz processor and graphics that are taken care by Imagination technologies processor PowerVR SGX 544MP2.
In fact, the handset has every requisite trait to compete over any of its contemporaries prevailing in the Indian market. We ran a comparison between this Celkon piece and another quad-core piece Karbonn S2 Titanium wherein the Celkon triumphed owing to better display resolution, better GPU capabilities and higher camera resolution.
Today, we pit the handset against Micromax’s Canvas HD, the handset that has been rocking the cradle for a while now.
A detailed grid depicting the features is listed below following which we shall provide our verdict.
|Specs||Micromax Canvas HD||Celkon A119Q Signature HD|
|Operating system||Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)||Android v4.2.1(Jelly bean)|
|Display||720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||5.0 Inches IPS Touch Screen (WXGA, 720×1280 Pixels)|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||1.2 GHz, Quad Core|
|SoC||MTK MT6589||MediaTek MT6589|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX544||PowerVR SGX 544MP2|
|Camera||8 MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, 2 MP secondary camera||12MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, 3 MP secondary camera|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Storage||4 GB with micro SD card slot||4 GB with micro SD card slot|
|Battery||2000 mAh battery||2100 mAh battery|
Operating system, display and processor:
When it comes to the operating system, although Micromax has planned an Android 4.2 planned upgrade for the A116 canvas HD, the Celkon A119Q Signature HD has an edge with a slightly higher version v4.2.1. Android 4.2.1 comes with a bug fix in the form of missing December bug in the People app and additional support for Add support for Bluetooth gamepads and joysticks HID devices.
The Canvas HD, on the other hand has an edge over the display due an IPS LCD display over plain IPS of the Celkon piece, although resolution capabilities (720 x 1280 pixels) are the same.
There’s absolutely no discrimination in terms of the processor and SoC as both handsets employ Mediatek chipsets, MT6589, clocked at 1.2 GHz and that comes with four cores.
Here, the Celkon A119Q Signature HD is in the driver’s seat with a dual core GPU (MP2 denotes dual core) against the single core PowerVR SGX544.
The Celkon A119Q Signature HD triumphs here with its 12MP auto focus camera with LED Flash and a 3 MP secondary camera as compared to the 8 MP auto focus camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP secondary camera.
RAM and Storage:
RAM and Storage for both handsets are settled at 1GB and 16GB respectively. Micro SD slots for expanding storage are present in both handsets too.
A 2000mAh battery backs the Micromax Canvas HD whereas a 2100mAh battery backs the other. The winner is quite evident here.
We give it to the Celkon A119Q Signature HD for a better graphics processor, better cameras and a more powerful battery of course. The IPS displays won’t differ much when it comes to viewing with the naked human eyes. Moreover, the A119Q is priced Rs. 3000 lesser than the Canvas HD.