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Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Micromax A115 Canvas 3D – Comparing Affordable Devices

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Micromax still has a long way to go in order to truly get into the smartphone race.

They do produce quality devices. However, can they cope against manufacturers like Nokia that already have a faithful clientele? Nokia on the other hand is sticking to their familiar design and quality. So far they have been doing well, but it might be time for a change.

Design

The Micromax Canvas 3D is a really large device that is a bit uncomfortable to operate. This is definitely not a good thing, but it is also something that a lot of users will like, considering the fact that oversized devices have been doing particularly well recently. This device is 11 mm thick, and the thickness makes it one of the thicker phones that are currently available. The device is also quite heavy, weighing 168 grams. A thing that is definitely welcome is the matte finish on the back of the device, as well as the chrome logo that gives this device a premium look. The Lumia 625 comes in a variety of different casing colors, which will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. You can change the polycarbonate back cover, so your device will always look new. The back cover is firmly attached to the casing, and it looks like that the entire device is made out of one piece, and under it lies the micro SD slot and a Sim card slot. Knowing that the back cover is removable, one would expect the battery to be removable as well, but unfortunately it isn’t. The phone is 9.2 mm thick, and it weighs 160 grams, making it both slimmer and lighter than the Canvas 3D.

Display

The Lumia 625 has a very nice display, and the empty space above and below the display itself has been reduced. The 4.7-inch large display acts really well in different conditions. It is very clear and crisp, and the screen offers great viewing angles. The resolution is a bit disappointing (800×480), but it will satisfy most of the users. The display can boast with high precision, as well as fluidness that is on par with some more powerful devices out there. The Canvas 3D has a 5-inch large display that the same resolution as the Lumia 625, but the larger display lowers the pixels per inch count. Clarity and viewing angles are more than okay, but the image doesn’t seem that crisp due to low ppi.

Specs

The Canvas 3D can’t really boast about powerful specs as it has a MediaTek MT6577 system-on-chip, and a processor that runs at 1 GHz, backed up by 512 MB of RAM. These are average specs that provide average experience, so do not expect this device to do wonders. However, it will satisfy the less demanding user. The Lumia 625 has slightly better specs, but they too aren’t sufficient to provide the user with the experience that today’s flagship devices are capable of providing. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip and a Krait dual-core processor that is clocked at 1.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is the same, but a more powerful processor will provide better experience than the Canvas 3D. It needs pointing out that the Lumia 625 will not be able to handle heavy applications, and this device falls under the category of mid-range devices.