Micromax A116 or Samsung Galaxy Grand?

Micromax A116 quad core handset will soon hit the Indian markets along with the Samsung Galaxy Grand. The difference is brand versus features and of course the price. No points for guessing, well we all know that A116 is the cheapest.

Here is a comparison between the A116 and Grand this will help you understand better the features and the differences.

Display
Both the handsets sport a  5 inch screen but Galaxy Grand is with 800×480 pixels TFT screen and MMX A116 Canvas HD is with 1280×720 IPS screen. Clearly A116 is the winner.

Operating system and Memory
No difference between the two both handsets as both come with 1GB RAM and loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS.

Internal Storage + External storage
Galaxy Grand wins here with 8GB internal storage as MMX A116 comes with 4GB storage. But for many the storage space is not that important. The Grand supports micro SD card up to 64GB whereas A116 supports max 32GB cards. Grand clearly wins.

Processor
Both handsets come powered by a 1.2GHz processor however its dual core on Grand and its quad core on Canvas HD. Canvas HD wins.

Size
Not much difference in thickness and dimensions. The grand is 143.7x77x9.6 mm whereas A116 is 144x74x10.7mm.

Micromax A116 versus Samsung Galaxy Grand

Camera
Both handsets come with 8 MP rear camera however A116 comes with a front VGA camera and Grand with a 2MP front camera. Grand no doubt has better cameras, but difference is not too much.

Battery
A 2000 mAh battery powers the Grand as well as the A116.

Price
The Samsung Galaxy Grand is priced at Rs. 21,500 and Canvas HD at Rs. 15,000.

Overall the Canvas HD seems a better option, 5K cheaper with more processing power and nearly the same specs as seen on the Grand and with excellent display resolution.

So which one would you want to go with?

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  1. arnax says

    is there any expert who can
    tell me whether should i go
    for galaxy grand or A116 canvas HD ?

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    • vjain1234vjain1234 says

      go for GRAND QUATTRO- has quad core and price dropped to 16200 , screen is superb, only if yu play many games then its not for you. see grand quattro reviews on gogi. compare its value for money. MMX is a dead brand after it crossed 15000 barriers.

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      • ankit says

        Go for mmx c3 its much better than grand and even much cheaper.Has good hd display and more powerfull than grand for games

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    • Sunny says

      Dont go for both Samsung/MMx go buy some other.
      You can go for Samsung as they have good after sales service according to me.
      But,I dont think samsung gives THE Best for what you pay for :(

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  2. achal says

    I bought this mobile long back, it was having manufacturing defect and send it to service center, now they are not giving back my mobile and also not giving me status about it. Its almost 20 days. Now the service center has stop attending my call.

    I am spreading this news to all people via my blog

    micromaxhda116.blogspot.in/2013/03/before-you-buy-any-product-from.html

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  3. aditya says

    hi due auto update of os my phone has downloaded the update I want to get rid of the reminder to update the software . I want to know if the update is good? if not then how do I get rid of tat or how can I delete the download file.

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  4. nAGA says

    Hello all……first think….yes “think” what you need….. don’t only go for what they are selling……. you will always confuse when u try to compare…… so first stop compare….. plan for your need and chose from the market available….. (you all will agree with the word “Opinions vary from person to person”)

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  5. raza says

    dear sir i am planning to purchase a smartphone in under 15000 to 18000 plzz sir give me a good advice when micromax canvas 4 will be available in indian market,,,,plzzzz when it will be release ??? and what will be price of this canvas 4 ??? will this (micromax canvas 4 )smartphone best for me in these brriliant features plzz and what is the real feature of this smartphone >??? plzzz dear sir help me yearly plzzz sir /??? howmuch time in releasing micromax canvas 4 ??? plzzz dear sir plzzz help me ??? muje jaldeee bataiye ye kab tak release hoga plzzz ..thanks in advance dear sir plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

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  6. sagar singh says

    Sir, micromax hd will be coming in my retail market, day after tomorrow I was waiting for it on last note i just want to know that should i go for it or not are u facing any kind of problem with the device and also i want to know does it play hd games easily or not as some sites says that it has only 1.77 gb of memory for user plz reply as early as possible, or should i wait for another canvas………

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  7. arun says

    Hi Gogi,
    Firstly i thank for your reviews and support.

    I am looking for android under 15 K,, IS Galaxy advance would be a smarter choice with amoled screen and brand factor compared to A116? Considering am an average user..
    Thank you in advance.

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  8. Vedang Vaidya says

    One drawback of the Micromax is that it does not have a magnetic sensor, at least the A110 does not. It’s not really a drawback but because of this, many cool apps like Google Sky do not work on the Micromax. If just that was added, I’d say it’s more than a complete phone.

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  9. sridhar says

    gogi bro help me out.many are sayin canvas 2 freezes aftr 2 mnths of usage. wethr hd s facin such thngs?

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      • Sridhar says

        Thanks bro some men commented on gsm arena as i mentioned.im worried and confused wether hd also faces it…anyway if u come across any issues over hd plz inform me broyher!

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    • Gogi Ranagogi says

      I think A116 is much better and cheaper, buy not easily available you will need to wait until march 15th. If you can wait well and good or you can go with grand which is also good but pricy.

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  10. Hardeep says

    Samsung already pushed an new device update to Galaxy Grand.
    i am running 4.1.2 but there is a notification regards to an update.

    not on Wi-Fi currently , will check and update later on the update that has come.

    this is pretty quick considering the device release , and company support was deciding factor for me to pay extra 7k to buy Galaxy grand instead of canvas 2.

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  11. fazalkhan says

    Every company is from china except micromax did u get it friends…. and canvas a116 is best phone among note 2,s3,iphone5,lumia920…….

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