Much awaited Smartphone-cum-tablet (commonly known as phablets) Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110 is on sale now and we know most of you are planning to buy one this Diwali. The specifications are luring in comparison to the price and no doubt it’s a good buy.
However, there could be 2 doubts in the mind of every potential buyer of Micromax A110:
- Is this the best option among affordable phablets available around?
- Is Micromax A110 is suitable for me?
As far as affordable phablets are concerned, Micromax A110 is undoubtedly the best buy here. But the answer for second question may vary depending on your choice and requirement.
Micromax A110 packs a 5 inch screen which provides ample real estate in the front to do your stuffs like browsing web and watching videos. However 5 inch screens have some shortcomings as well:
- Not everyone is comfortable using such a large screen
- A large IPS display significantly affects the battery backup of device
- Touch responsiveness diminishes with time (Even Samsung Galaxy note users have reported this)
On the other hand we have another powerful yet affordable mobile, Karbonn A21 which sports a 4.5 inch screen. Karbonn A21 could be a good option for people who are refraining to buy Micromax A110 due to its extra large screen size.
Here in this story, we will compare both the phones to discuss on which phone is suitable for you. Let’s discuss step by step.
We have already discussed a few points on the display above. Additionally Micromax A110 comes with In-Plane Switching (IPS) functionality in its display which ensures wide viewing angles and more vivid and clear output from the screen.
Karbonn A21 packs a 4.5 inch screen which is smaller but incorporates a resolution of 800 x 480 px which is similar to the screen of A110 but there is no IPS here.
Micromax A110 comes with a 1 GHz dual core processor complemented with Adreno 203 GPU and 512MB Ram.
Karbonn A21 also packs the same set of specifications with processor clocked up to 1.2 GHz of processor.
While the processors of both the phones are powerful, the RAM is somehow disappointing. A 512MB Ram in Android mobiles leaves not more than 120-150MB of user available memory. This results in to slower processing while using multiple apps at once or playing HD games. This worsens further if the mobile has a large screen.
As far as comparison is concerned, Karbonn A21 has an upper hand here. First because of better clocking speed and second, because of smaller screen which will consume lesser power.
Camera and other Multimedia:
Micromax A110 is a clear winner here. In terms of camera, it comes with an 8 MP snapper against the 5MP snapper of Karbonn A21.
A110 also gets an edge in terms of Video viewing, web browsing because of its larger screen.
Micromax A110 packs a larger battery of 2000 mAH against the 1800 mAH of Karbonn A21. But mind you, it has a larger screen as well. Additionally both the companies claim a talk time of 5 hrs for their respective mobiles. So it leads to a tie here.
So which one should you buy – Micromax A110 or Karbonn A21?
Micromax A110 has a larger screen which is a big advantage over the Karbonn A21. Additionally, it poses a better camera as well. I suggest going for this if you are comfortable with 5 inch screens. Go to your nearest mobile shop and pick any 5 inch mobile’s dummy to check this out. Try running your thumbs across the screen, try handling with a single hand and then with both the hands.
If for any reason you find yourself not comfortable with the 5 inch, there is no issue in settling down with Karbonn A21 as well. A 4.5 inch screen is also big enough to watch movies and do other stuffs. Plus it provides you a better processing.
Now we would like to know your views on it. Which one did you finalized and what was the deciding factor for you?
[This Guest post has been posted by Ashwini Sah of 91mobiles.com]