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Here are the 5 Best rival smartphones for Micromax Canvas HD

Written on:March 24, 2013
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Nobody likes waiting for too long. Same thing is happening for the Pre Ordered Canvas HD customers. The patience of the customers seems to be gradually fading day by day as the actual delivery date of the Canvas HD doesn’t seem to come at all.
The phone was released on Feb 14th and the company started taking the bookings on the same day. Due to the incredible turnout of the customers the company has faced huge shortage of A116 units right from the release day. On top of this the shipment is also getting delayed due to some procedural issues.
But Micromax is one such company which keeps its lids tightly closed on its future plans. Hopefully in coming days we may see a full fledged sale of Canvas HD in India.
But if you are already tired of waiting and don’t have anymore interest left in this phone then here is the list of 7 best alternatives/competitors to the MMX Canvas HD A116 smartphone which are waiting in the stores and ready to be grabbed.

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Specs of A116 Canvas HD (For reference):

Spec Table Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Processor 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
OS Android v4.1 (Upgradable to v4.2 in future)
Display 5-inch IPS HD display
Memory 1GB RAM, 4GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8 MP Rear Camera, 2MP front facing camera
Battery 2100mAh
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, A GPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date February 2013

1. Lava Xolo Q800 – Rs 12,499

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With Xolo Q800 Lava International has also jumped into the Quad Core smartphone race. Xolo Q800 is currently one of the Handy Quad core smartphone available in the market.
Xolo Q800 is a Dual-SIM smartphone with 4.5 inch qHD IPS display of resolution 960 x 540 pixels and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor supported with 1GB RAM. The internal memory is of 4GB which is further expandable upto 32GB via microSD card.
Xolo Q800 has similar benchmarks scores as that of MMX Canvas HD so one can expect similar performance from this device. Currently it is in stock at the online retail stores and available for purchase.

Spec Table Lava Xolo Q800
Processor 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
OS Android v4.1 JB
Display 4.5-inch IPS qHD display
Memory 1GB RAM, 4GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8 MP Rear Camera, 1MP front facing camera
Battery 2100mAh, 16hrs talk time, 360hrs standby time
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, A GPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date March 2013

2. WickedLeak Wammy Titan 2: Rs 14K

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Wammy Titan 2 is an android Phablet which comes with a 5.3 inch qHD IPS display of resolution 960 x 540. Beneath this screen lies a 1.2GHz Cortex A7 Quad Core processor from MediaTek. It is the same chipset which the MMX Canvas HD, Xolo Q800 and Umi x2 uses.
Wickedleak Titan 2 comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage extendable upto 32GB via Micro SD card. The phone has dual SIM slots with 3G + 2G network support. It has a massive 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Battery power of the smartphone is 2300mAh.
WickedLeak is currently taking the orders for the smartphone at its official site.

Spec Table WickedLeak Wammy Titan 2
Processor 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
OS Android v4.1 JB (Upgradeable to Android 4.2)
Display 5.3-inch IPS qHD display
Memory 1GB RAM, 4GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8 MP Rear Camera, 5MP front facing camera
Battery 3000mAh
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, A GPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date March 2013

3. Lava Xolo A1000 – Rs 14k
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Xolo A1000 being the superior among the other smartphones under Xolo A brand comes with high definition IPS display of 5-inch size. Resolution of the touchscreen is 1280 x 720 pixels which is not bad at all. The touch panel of Lava A1000 is manufactured with a new technology called One Glass Solution (OGS) making the device pretty thin, lighter and at the same time gives more sharper image quality.
The handset runs on android v4.1 Jelly Bean Os and it is powered by 1 GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor from MediaTek MT6577 chipset along with 1GB RAM. On the memory front the device includes 4 GB that can be expanded upto 32GB via microSD card.
Currently it is in stock at the online retail stores and available for purchase.

Spec Table Lava Xolo A1000
Processor 1GHz Dual Core processor
OS Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Display 5-inch IPS display with OGS Technology
Memory 1GB RAM, 4GB of Internal storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8 MP Rear Camera, 1.2 front facing camera
Battery 2100mAh, 14hrs talk time, 350hrs standby time
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date February 2013

4. Karbonn Titanium S5: Rs 11,990
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Titanium S5 is a dual-SIM Android Phablet with 3G and 2G SIM slot. It is running on the latest android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The handset has a 5-inch qHD IPS multitouch capacitive touchscreen of resolution 960 x 540 pixels. Unlike the Q800 and Canvas HD’s MediaTek Chipset the S5 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset featuring the quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and coupled with 1 GB of RAM.
In the camera segment the Titanium S5 comes with similar pack as that of Micromax’s Canvas HD. i.e, 8MP primary rear auto-focus camera with a flash light and a 2 megapixel front camera to support video chatting on 3G or Wifi networks.
The internal memory of the phone is 4 GB, which can be further boosted up to 32 GB capacity via microSD card. In the connectivity section the smartphone offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, micro USB and FM radio support. Battery capacity of S5 is 2000 mAh which is again same as the MMX A116.

Currently the Titanium S5 is available at Snapdeal.com and one can purchase it at a price of Rs 11,990, which is cheaper than the Micromax A116 Canvas HD (Rs 13,990) and Xolo Q800 (Rs 12,499).

Spec Table Karbonn Titanium S5
Processor 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
OS Android v4.1 JB
Display 5-inch IPS qHD display
Memory 1GB RAM, 4GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8 MP Rear Camera, 2MP front facing camera
Battery 2000mAh
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, A GPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date March 2013

5. Umi X2: Rs 14K

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UMI Mobiles is a famous brand in China for providing high end specs in its mobile phones. The company is now eyeing on the Indian Market by releasing the Umi X2.
You will be more than impressed when you look at the below spec table. The only disadvantage of this device is the availability of the customer/service centers.
Umi X2 features a 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display of resolution 1920×1080 pixels which provides an impressive 441ppi. Moreover this HD screen is protected from Gorilla Glass 2. Umi X2 is also powered by the same 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad core processor as that of Micromax A116 smartphone but has a impressive 2GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Os straight out of the box and the company has also mentioned that it will be upgrading this device to v4.2 in April.
The company is also taking pre orders for this smartphone here

Spec Table Umi X II
Processor 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
OS Android v4.1 (Upgradable to v4.2 in April)
Display 5-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection
Memory 2GB RAM, 32GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera, 3 front facing camera
Battery 2500mAh
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, A GPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm, Dual SIM
Release Date March 2013