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Knockout - Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Celkon A119 Signature HD vs Zen Ultraphone 701 HD

|April 24 2013 |Mobiles


The phablet rage doesn't seem to stop pretty soon. With the growth of affordable phablets, a big chunk of consumers have now started investing their money in buying a powerful mobile phone coming from indo-chinese brands rather than buying a mid-specd device coming from reputed brands for the same price. Its only because of this mentality, mobiles like Micromax A116 Canvas HD selling in big numbers.

With the launch of Micromax A116 Canvas HD, started an era of powerful yet affordable phablets. Its launch was followed by competitors offering similar or better devices for a more affordable price tag. We decided to choose a few of its competitors to do a head-to-head to see whether the competition models deserves an attention or they are just followers. If you are looking to buy a phablet under rs 15ooo, this comparison is for you.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is a nicely designed quad-core processor powered 5-inch phablet. On the other hand Celkon A119 Signature HD comes with some features better than Micromax with a slightly lower price tag. Zen Ultraphone 701 HD is a new phone packed with latest OS and HD 720p touch screen display with even lower prices. Check out our comparison to find the best device for your needs.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Celkon A119 Signature HD vs Zen Ultraphone 701 HD

Display & Design –

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is packed with 5inch IPS HD display with 1280*720 resolution and true color depth(16.7m). It weights 156g and its pretty handy to carry around. Over all, it is a well-designed phablet with great screen.

Celkon A119 Signature HD is also having the same 5inch HD display with 720*1280 resolution. It weights around 177G, which is a bit higher then A116 Canvas HD.

Zen Ultraphone 701 HD comes with HD 720p IPS capacitive touchscreen and 16.7 million color details.

Operating System & Processor –

Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Zen Ultraphone 701 HD both feature same processing power with their 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor. Celkon A119 Signature HD runs on 1Ghz dual-core processor. All of these devices are supported by 1GB RAM memory.

Winner – Micromax and Zen Ultraphone

Mircomax A116 Canvas HD and Celkon A119 Signature HD are running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version. But, Zen Ultraphone 701HD is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean latest version, it is a good point to consider here.

Winner – Zen Ultraphone 701

Camera –

Micromax A116 Canvas HD holds 8MP autofocus camera with HD recording and 2MP front camera for video calling.

Celkon A119 Signature HD is having better camera features with its 12MP rear and 3MP front cameras. It provides better quality pictures comparing to A116 Canvas HD.

Zen Ultraphone 701HD has same 8MP rear camera like A116 Canvas HD but it comes with a 3.2MP front camera.

Winner – Celkon A119 Signature HD

Connectivity Options –

All of these devices are having almost same connectivity options. 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0 and USB are the main connectivity options shared by all of these three devices along with Dual SIM & GPS support.

Memory –

All these three devices come with 4GB internal storage and a microSD card slot to expend external memory upto 32GB.

Battery –

Battery life is a really important feature to compare when you going to buy a smart phone. Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Zen Ultraphone 701HD are both powered by a 2000mAh battery.

Celkon A119 Signature HD is the winner in the battery segment with its 2100mAh battery.

Winner- Celkon A119 Signature HD

Price –

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is priced around RS. 15,000

Celkon A119 Signature HD ranges around Rs. 13,500

Zen Ultraphone 701 HD is available to pre-order at SnapDeal for Rs. 11,999

Winner – Zen Ultraphone 701 HD

Verdict –

Micromax Canvas devices are famous among the buyers for better performance and its cool design. Celkon A119 Signature HD is packed with a better battery and camera features in less prices than A116 Canvas HD. Zen Ultraphone 701 HD is a new phone that comes with 4.2 Jelly Bean, latest Android operating system.

Zen Ultraphone 701 is clearly the winner in this comparison because of its features in much lower price range.


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