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XOLO Q1000S VS Micromax Canvas 4 Comparison Review

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XOLO recently launched its 5 inch Display device, XOLO Q1000S (Quick Review) with Turbo MediaTek processor, a feature which we expected Micromax to bring first in India with its much hyped Micromax Canvas 4 (Full Review). In both of these smartphones, the built quality and body design has been given due consideration, which makes for an important factor for a smartphone to stand aside of the budget Quad core device which Crowds the 10 k to 20 k range in India. Let’s compare these devices in order to determine which one is better.

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Display and processor

Both of these devices come with a similar IPS LCD 5 inch display with a 720p HD resolution giving you a pixel density of 294 ppi. This is a fine clarity vibrant display and the IPS LCD will ensure good Viewing angles. Micromax Canvas 4, however, gives Gorilla glass protection on the display which is of great utility for most people. This gives Canvas 4 an edge over XOLO Q1000S.

Canvas 4 is powered by MediaTek MT6589 Processor ubiquitous in the Canvas Series phones above 10,000 INR. This Quad core processor is clocked at a frequency of 1.2 GHz and comes with PowerVR SGX544 GPU clocked at a frequency of 286 Mhz.

The New XOLO Q1000S is powered by a better MT6589T turbo processor which is clocked at a higher frequency of 1.5 GHz and a better GPU frequency of 357 MHz. Thus this processor with perform better, although the difference will be visible only during Intensive Gaming and a similar RAM capacity of 1GB in both the devises will make the difference less noticeable.

Camera and Memory

Both Smartphones have comparable Camera features. Both smartphones feature a 13 MP primary camera with features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama. Micromax Canvas 4 has a unique Vertical Panorama feature where as XOLO Q1000S comes with a effective Burst mode capable of capturing 99 pics. Both devices have a front camera of 5 MP, However XOLO has provided a BSI sensor (Back illuminated sensor for better quality and effective Zooming) with its front camera.


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Canvas 4 provides with 16 MB internal storage which can be further extend to 32 GB using a microSD card. XOLO Q1000S unfortunately doesn’t come with extendable storage. The internal storage is Fixed at 16 GB which will be sufficient for most people, but not everyone.

Battery and other features

XOLO Q1000S is the clear winner with a greater margin as far as battery specs go. XOLO Q1000S Comes with a 2500 mAh Battery which will provide you with talk time of 22.5 hrs(2G) and standby time of around 327 hours. Micromax Canvas 4 comes with a battery capacity of 2000 mAh which gives you 8 hrs of talk time and 220 hrs of standby time.

XOLO Q1000S is quite sleek with 6.98 mm body thickness. Micromax Canvas 4 which comes with Aluminum Finished Edges looks quite premium and neat. Both these phones have good built quality and preferences will vary according to individual taste. Micromax Canvas 4 also comes with software features like “Blow air or shake to Unlock”, Video pausing and Video Pining and various other gesture controls

Key Specifications

Model XOLO Q1000S Micromax Canvas 4
Display 5 inches HD 5 inches HD
Processor 1.2 GHz MT6589T 1.2 GHz MT6589
RAM, ROM 1GB RAM, 16 GB ROM 1 GB RAM / 16 GB ROM
(extendable to 32 GB)
OS Android v4.2 Android v4.2
Cameras 13MP rear, 5MP front 13MP rear, 5MP front
Battery 2500 mAh 2000 mAh
Price 18,999 INR 17,390 INR Approx

Conclusion

XOLO Q1000S Definitely comes with better hardware specifications. Micromax is now number 2 selling Brand in India and this enhanced acceptability of its Canvas Series will play to its advantage. XOLO Q1000S will cost you a tad bit more but it will be the first choice for those of us who prefer a slim smartphone.

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