Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Much higher pixel density
  • 233 ppi vs 187 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much more internal memory
  • 16.00 GB vs 8.00 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Much lighter
  • 120.00 grams vs 161.00 grams
    Lightweight devices can be held tirelessly for a long time
  • Much larger screen
  • 4.00 inch vs 5.00 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1000 MHz Dual core vs 1200 MHz Dual core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much higher primary camera resolution
  • 5.00 MP vs 8.00 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Much higher battery capacity
  • 1500 mAH vs 2100 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Supports more SIM cards simultaneously
  • 1 vs 2
    Dual or Triple SIM allows you to use two or three active mobile numbers respectively, through one phone.
  • Has FM Radio
  • No vs Yes
    FM Radio allows you to listen to music & news from radio stations, even while travelling.
  • Much more expandable memory
  • 32.00 GB vs 64.00 GB
    More expandable storage allows having more songs, photos, videos, etc.
  • Much higher secondary camera resolution
  • 0.30 MP vs 2.00 MP
    Front camera of high resolution results in sharp video-chats & self-photos.
  • Has NFC
  • No vs Yes
    NFC enables faster sharing of content between NFC devices, one tap payment options, etc.
  • Much thinner
  • 9.90 mm vs 9.60 mm
    Slim handsets are easy to handle or pocket, and look stylish
Design
Operating system Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Form factor Candybar Candybar
Dimensions

    Height:121.55 mm

    Width:63 mm

    Thickness:9.90 mm

    Height:143.5 mm

    Width:76.8 mm

    Thickness:9.60 mm

    Weight 120 grams 161 grams
    Ruggedness
    Available Colors        
    Hardware
    System chip NovaThor U8420
    Processor Dual core, 1000 MHz, Dual core, 1200 MHz,
    2D/3D GPU
    RAM 1 GB 1 GB
    Built-in storage 16 GB 8 GB
    Memory card support Upto 32 GB microSD Upto 64 GB microSD
    Display
    Physical size 4 Inch 5 Inch
    Display resolution 480x800 480x800
    Display Technology Super AMOLED LCD
    3D
    Color Density
    Touch screen Capacitive Capacitive
    Camera
    Primary Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 8 MP, 3264 x 2448
    Flash
    Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
    Dedicated Camera Button
    Features
    • Auto Focus
    • Smile detection
    • Scenes
    • Continuos Shooting
    • Multi Shot
    • Auto Focus
    • Smile detection
    • Effects
    • Continuos Shooting
    • Multi Shot
    Scene Modes
    Video Capture Stereo sound recording,Digital image stabilization,Optical image stabilization
    Video Resolution 1280 x 720p @ 25fps 1920 x 1080p @ 24fps
    Secondary camera 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 2 MP, 1600 x 1200
    Network
    SIM Type GSM GSM+GSM
    Network technology GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 or HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    Data EV-DO HSPA EV-DO HSPA
    3g Yes Yes
    4g
    GPRS
    • Yes
    • Yes
    EDGE
    • Yes
    • Yes
    GPS A-GPS A-GPS
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version 4, A2DP, LE, EDR Version 4, A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HID, OPP, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP
    Wi-Fi 802.11

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:a,b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      Wi-Fi Direct:Yes

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      USB microUSB,microUSB 2.0 USB 2.0
      HDMI
      Headphones connector
      Charging connector
      External Device connector DLNA
      Battery
      Talk time 14.16(2G), 7.83(3G) 10.16(2G)
      Stand-by time 460(2G), 360(3G) 440(2G)
      Playback time
      Battery Capacity 1500 mAh, Li-ion 2100 mAh, Li-ion
      Dual Battery Option
      Wireless Charging
      Charging via USB
      Multimedia
      Music player
      • Yes, Music Formats : MP3, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC, Active Noise Cancellation with Dedicated Mic, Stereo Speaker, 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • Yes, Music Formats : AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Loud Speaker, 3.5mm Audio Jack
      Video player
      Radio

        Radio:FM

        Features:RDS

        Radio:FM

      Streaming
      Additional
      Pre-loaded Apps Document Viewer Google Play, S Voice, multi window mode, Direct Call, AllShare Play, Smart Alert, Popup Play
      Supported Apps
      Sensors
      Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Light sensor, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Light sensor, Gyroscope
      Internet Browsing
      Browser
      Third Party Browser
      Built-in online services
      Regulatory Approval
      Regulatory Approval
      Phone Features
      Phonebook
      • Practically Unlimited
      • Practically Unlimited
      Organizer Organizer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype) Organizer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input
      Messaging Yes Yes
      Keypad
      E-mail IMAP,POP3,SMTP,Microsoft Exchange,Push e-mail IMAP,POP3,SMTP,Push e-mail
      Instant messaging Yes Yes
      JAVA MIDP 1.0 MIDP 1.0
      OTA Software updates
      Games
      Sales Pack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
      Supported Accessories
      Others
      Other Features
      Speakers
      Notifications
      Additional microphone
      Projector
      Availability
      Officially announced 10-Oct-2012 16-Dec-2012
      Market status Available Available
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