The Battleship between budget phones results to the emergence of numerous varieties into the market and customers are confused by the wide range of selection. Selection among Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and iBall Andi 4.5H is an unsolved riddle for the consumers. Here we help you loosen the tangle.
iBall entry to mobile market was a bit unadventurous. Andi series was not up to the mark. Whereas Micromax products improved from past and they are keeping up the pace and designs that are almost acceptable to the market current trends. Micromax aimed youth and their products are feasible to their wallet and pocket.
iBall had learned from the past and now came up with their brand new product iBall andi 4.5H which can compete with all current budget phones in the market. Lets make a close look over these phones
iBall Andi 4.5H
iBall Andi 4.5h has a 4.5 inch screen with qHD resolution. It runs on ICS 4.0.4. Its Mediatech 6577 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The RAM is 1GB and internal storage is 4GB. Those looking for 1GB RAM, this is a good option. Of the 1GB RAM about 700MB is free. Of 4GB internal storage 503MB is assigned for apps of which 447MB is free and another 2GB (free) as internal storage. The handset is priced at around Rs. 12,250. The smaller screen size of 4.5-inches and a slightly higher resolution gives the handset a much higher pixel count, which means images and text are a lot sharper and clearer. iBall also uses an IPS display so you also get very good viewing angles along with good colour reproduction. Due to the smaller screen size, the phone is also a lot lighter. Unlike most handsets in this price range, the Andi 4.5h does come with ambient light sensor, which is a big bonus.
iBall Andi Price in India: INR 12,000 Vs MicromaxA110 Canvas 2 Price In India: INR 9,999
Micromax A110 Canvas 2
A110 comes with a 5.0inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and showcases rounded edges. The display is scratch-resistant but not as strong as gorilla glass, so its better to put a screen guard. It runs on ICS 4.0.4. Its MT6577 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The RAM is 512 MB and internal storage is 4GB. The handset is priced at around Rs. 10,000. The 5-inch LCD display has quite a low resolution of 854 x 480 which makes images, icons, etc. lose their sharpness. The screen doesn’t appear to be of a very good quality either as the viewing angles are pretty poor and there’s terrible banding throughout
We found that the hardware config is almost same but major difference came in the case of RAM, Micromax A110 canvas 2 comes with a RAM of 512 MB where iBall is much aggressive about the RAM, it comes with 1GB total package. So gamers can depend upon andi for sure because even my temple run got struct at middle places in A110. Also running heavy applications and multi tasking makes A110 bit laggy but andi is cool over whole process. So andi wins over Micromax.
The touchscreen display of andi is 4.5 inches with qHD resolution i.e. 960*540 pixels. The touch is smooth and responsive. Because of a 4.5 inch screen and a high resolution the pixels / fonts / images look much sharper. 5 point touch is supported by the display.
Micromax A110 Canvas 2 comes with a display of 5 inches with resolution of 480*854. Which means pixel density is slightly lower than andi 4.5H. 5 point touch is supported in this phone.
Because of the poor pixel density of A110, Andi has a slight advantage over the display.
Both phones comes with a 8 Mega pixel camera and both are having LED flashes as same. Where A110 is having dual flash and it will improve the image quality at low light. Both handsets come with a front VGA camera(0.3 MP) with native video calling support and a rear camera of 8MP resolution with Auto Focus and LED flash. So in camera A110 has a small advantage.
Andi comes with 1600 mAh battery which is sufficient for the 4.5 inch screen and you can expect a full day usage on a single charge. But when it comes on a 24*7 internet usage battery is draining out by 5-8 hours.Talk time of 3 hours and 5 hours in 3G and 2G respectively. You can get a full day battery backup on normal usage for sure.
A110 canvas 2 is loaded with 2000 mAh battery and really quickly runs out of juice if you are up there on the usage scale. With whatever gaming you can do, videos, internet, Facebook and Twitter my phone needed a charge every 14 hours or so. The phone also takes up to 4 hours to fully charge which is really slow, however using a higher watt charger. .Talk time of 3 hours and 5 hours in 3G and 2G respectively.
On hard usage Andi cannot cop up with A110, So in this section Micromax A110 Canvas 2 won.
Both phones will support almost all famous multimedia formats. Download MX player and you will be able to play 720p videos with ease. Both handsets cannot play 1080p movies. In fact none of the MT6577 handsets can. So in the case of multimedia playback also it’s a tie
Both phones support dual SIM (with dual Standby), 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps), 2G (EDGE/GPRS), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS support, micro SD slot, 3.5 mm jack and Micro USB. USB and Bluetooth tethering is supported and you can also use the Wi-Fi as a hotspot. Primary sim will support 3G and secondary sim cannot do that.
In case of connectivity also it’s a tie.
For about Rs. 2,500 more, the iBall Andi 4.5h comes across as a clear winner and is the one I would recommend as well. It does lack a bit in the battery department, which is the only real major downer for this product, but other than that it’s clearly superior to the Canvas 2 A110. If you are on a really tight budget, then the A110 is still a viable option. However, for a little more, you are getting a better performing handset with the same or better feature set.