Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Much more internal memory
  • 8.0 GB vs 1.6 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Much more expandable memory
  • 64 GB vs 32 GB
    More expandable storage allows having more songs, photos, videos, etc.
  • Much lighter
  • 124.0 grams vs 134.0 grams
    Lightweight devices can be held tirelessly for a long time

  • Larger screen
  • 4.3 inch vs 5.0 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1200 MHz Dual core vs 1500 MHz Quad core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much higher primary camera resolution
  • 5.0 MP vs 12.0 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Higher battery capacity
  • 1800 mAH vs 2000 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Much sharper screen
  • 217 ppi vs 294 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much higher secondary camera resolution
  • 0.3 MP vs 2.0 MP
    Front camera of high resolution results in sharp video-chats & self-photos.
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Design
Operating system Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Dimensions

    Height:129.3 mm

    Width:67.6 mm

    Thickness:8.95 mm

    Height:144 mm

    Width:74 mm

    Thickness:9 mm

    Weight 124 grams 134 grams
    Ruggedness
    Available Colors          
    Hardware
    System chip Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play MediaTek MT6589T
    Processor Dual core, 1200 MHz, Cortex A5, Quad core, 1500 MHz,
    2D/3D GPU
    RAM 1 GB 1 GB
    Built-in storage 8 GB 4 GB
    Memory card support Upto 64 GB microSD Upto 32 GB microSD
    Display
    Physical size 4.3 Inch 5.0 Inch
    Display resolution 480x800 (217 ppi) 720x1280 (294 ppi)
    Display Technology TFT IPS LCD
    Color Density 16M 16M
    Touch screen Capacitive, Multi-touch Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Camera
    Primary Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 12 MP, 4000 x 3000
    Flash LED Flash LED Flash
    Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
    Dedicated Camera Button
    Features
    • Auto Focus
    • Auto Focus
    Video Capture Yes Yes
    Video Resolution 640 x 480p @ 30fps 1280 x 720p @ 30fps
    Secondary camera 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 2 MP, 1600 x 1200
    Network
    SIM Type GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
    Network technology GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA
    Data HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload) HSDPA 42 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 11 Mbit/s(Upload)
    3G Yes Yes
    4G
    GPRS
    • Yes
    • Yes
    EDGE
    • Yes
    • Yes
    GPS A-GPS A-GPS
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version 3.0, A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP Version 4.0
    Wi-Fi 802.11

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      Wi-Fi Direct:Yes

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      USB microUSB 2.0 USB 2.0, microUSB 2.0
      Headphones connector 3.5mm 3.5mm
      External Device connector
      Battery
      Talk time 14 Hours(2G), 9 Hours(3G) 7 Hours(2G)
      Stand-by time 500 Hours(2G), 300 Hours(3G) 180 Hours(2G)
      Battery Capacity 1800 mAh, Li-ion 2000 mAh, Li-ion
      Multimedia
      Music player
      • AAC, AC3, AMR, eAAC, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
      • AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
      Video player
      • H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
      • 3GP, AVI, MPEG4
      Radio

        Radio:FM

        Features:RDS

        Radio:FM

      Pre-loaded Apps M Live, M Security, M Unlock, Games (Fruit Devil , Dark Man, Jelly jumper), Kingsoft, Spuul, Hike, Game Hub, Look Away, FOTA, BBM Link, etc.
      Sensors
      Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Light sensor, Magnetometer, Motion Sensor, Proximity sensor
      Phone Features
      Phonebook
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      Organizer Android Market, Calculator, Stopwatch, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
      Keypad Landscape mode
      Sales Pack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
      Availability
      Officially announced 27-Apr-2013 23-Oct-2013
      Market status Available Available
      Price list

      ebay.in

      Rs.12,200
      Rs.17,490

      amazon.in

      Rs.12,799
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      flipkart.com

      Rs.11,614
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      snapdeal.com

      Rs.11,604
      Rs.12,599

      maniacstore.com

      Rs.11,749
      NA

      homeshop18.com

      Rs.12,199
      Rs.13,749

      landmarkonthenet.com

      Rs.12,999
      NA
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