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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Micromax Canvas 4 vs Nokia Lumia 720: Which one is a better buy for Rs 18,000?

Who would have thought that one day a company such as Micromax will be going up against the global leader, Nokia on the Indian turf. Micromax has already launched the Canvas 4 for Rs 17,999 while the Nokia Lumia 720 retails for a similar price as well. So if you had Rs 18,000 to spend on a smartphone, the confusion between these two is bound to arise. So here we are, to solve that problem of yours...

micromax canvas 4
Micromax Canvas 4
Screen: Micromax Canvas 4 has a 5 inch IPS display unit of 720p resolution whereas the Lumia 720 has a WVGA display unit that works with gloves and long nails. The Micromax offering has a far better screen and it emerges out as a clear winner in this regard.
Operating System: Micromax Canvas 4 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean whereas the Lumia 720 runs on Windows Phone 8 which are poles apart as operating systems. Android has a wider application base whereas Windows Phone 8 has a better user interface. The applications play a vital role in deciding the smartphone these days so the Micromax offering surges ahead in this department.
Processor: The Lumia 720 has a 1GHz dual core Krait processor doing duty inside it whease the Micromax offering has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor ticking inside it. Both of them work without a hiccup on respective devices so it is a tie in this case.
RAM and Storage Options: The Micromax Canvas 4 comes with a 1GB RAM whereas the Lumia 720 has 512MB of RAM which restricts the app compatibility whereas the Micromax offering has a wider application compatibility. The Lumia 720 comes with an 8GB internal storage which can be expanded by another 64GB whereas the Canvas 4 comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by another 32GB. So we’ll call it a tie in this case seeing the fact that one offers more expandable storage and other one more internal storage.
Nokia Lumina 720
Nokia Lumina 720
Camera and Connectivity: The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 6.7MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and a 1.3MP front camera unit. The Canvas 4 comes with a 13MP camera the back while the front camera unit is a 5MP one. The Canvas 4 may look impressive on paper but loses out to Lumia 720 in low light photography. Both of them feature 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but the Lumia 720 comes with NFC so it gets some extra brownie points for that. It also gets wireless charging which the Canvas 4 misses out on.
Battery and Other features: Both of them come with a 2,000 mAh battery but the Lumia definitely scores over the Micromax Canvas 4 as its battery lasts way more than it. Lumia 720 is a single SIM device whereas the Canvas 4 is a dual SIM device. So that is subject to the choice of a person

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