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Nokia X2 vs Micromax Canvas A1 – Good Gear For A Tight Pocket

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Here are two smartphones that you should consider if you want to buy a new device but don’t really have a lot of money. The two handsets are what many would call budget phones, and today we’ll be comparing them to see which is the best fit for you. That being said, let’s dive into specifications and see what they are made of.

Design

The Nokia X2 measures 121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1 mm and weighs 150 grams. On the other hand, the Micromax device’s dimensions have not yet been made available.

Display

The Nokia X2 houses a 4.3 inch display. The screen uses IPS LCD technology abd a resolution of 800 x 480. The pixel density for this device isn’t that good, with a low score of 217 ppi. The Canvas A1 isn’t far behind, with a 218 ppi pixel density, but with a better screen which measures 4.5 inches and a higher resolution of 854 x 480.

Hardware and Software

According to GSM Arena, Nokia’s X2 device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. The dual core unit features a 1.2 GHz clock speed and is backed up by the Adreno 301 GPU. The competition comes with a 1.3 GHz quad core processing unit, which goes by the name of MediaTek MT6582. To help with the graphic side of things, the Micromax has the Mali 400 GPU. Moving on to memory, the Nokia X2 has 4 GB of internal storage available, and also 1 GB of RAM. The Micromax Canvas 1 is no different, as it comes with the same amounts of RAM and storage. In terms of camera, both devices come with a 5 MP camera, equipped with LED flash. The difference lies with the front facing lens, which is better on the Canvas A1. The Micromax has a 2 MP camera on the front panel, while the Nokia X2  also has a front facing camera, but of VGA quality.

Now that we know a little bit about the hardware, let’s see what kind of software these two are running. The Nokia X2 features a custom user interface called Nokia X 2.0 UI, which is placed on top of Google’s Android JellyBean. The Canvas A1 from Micromax features the newer Android KitKat, and also has a ticket for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Battery

This is a close one, as the Nokia X2 has a 1800 mAh battery unit, while its competitor’s power supply is slightly weaker, with only 1700 mAh. Both devices let you remove and swap the battery, so if you’re not OK with those capacities, you can get a bigger battery.

Conclusion

Although both devices present themselves honorably, the win goes to the Micromax Canvas A1. The device is at the X2’s level in some aspects, but has no problem in taking the lead where it really counts. Clear wins in categories that really count such as a bigger display and a more powerful quad core processor.

Price

The Nokia X2 is retailed for the equivalent of about $126 on Flipkart.com, whereas the Canvas A1 is about $105.