Here’s a battle between two not so popular phones in the market (the Internet seems keen only on the high end devices) – the Micromax Canvas Fun A74 and the Karbonn A26. Both these devices feature in the entry to mid-range of budget devices in the country, and come from two of the most popular domestic manufacturers in Micromax and Karbonn, respectively.
Let us proceed with this comparison and talk about the specifications of these two devices in detail
Display and Processor
The Karbonn A26 comes with a 5 inch display which brings it closer to the phablet category, whereas the Canvas Fun A74 comes with a slightly smaller and more practical 4.5 inch screen.
Both the devices pack FWVGA resolutions; this means that the pixel density on the Canvas Fun A74 will be better than what you see on the A26, making it the winner as far as the display characteristics are concerned.
Both devices come with dual core processors – however, the Canvas Fun A74 wins the battle again with it’s slightly better 1.3 GHz processor compared to the 1 GHz on the A26. The difference might not be huge, however, you will probably find that the Canvas Fun A74 loads menus and UI a bit quicker when compared to the A26.
Both devices have the same amount of RAM as well, at 512MB each.
Camera and Memory
There’s nothing to choose from in between these two devices when it comes to this category – both devices come with exactly identical sets of cameras and memory features.
As mentioned earlier, both these devices pack 512MB of RAM. Along with this, the devices come with 4GB of ROM like you see on almost every domestic phone. There’s also an option to expand storage by up to 32GB via microSD, that again, common to both these devices.
On the imaging front, the devices come with a 5MP main sensor at the rear and a VGA unit on the front. We can safely say that the quality from these sets of cameras would more or less be identical. So, cameras simply can’t be a feature which decide which one you go for, among the two.
Battery and Features
The A26 does a bit better on battery when compared to the Canvas Fun A74, with it’s 2000mAh unit as compared to the 1500mAh one on the A74.
The A26 is expected to give a few hours of extra run time which is quite an important factor. However, both phones will probably give you one day easily, and with the A26 giving some extra hours, you probably will have to hit the charger at the end of the day anyway.
The A74 will have an advantage on the software front since it’ll come pre-loaded with Android v4.2 as compared to v4.1 on the A26.
|Model||Micromax Canvas Fun A74||Karbonn Smart A26|
|Display||4.5 inches FWVGA||5 inches, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz dual core||1GHz dual core|
|RAM, ROM||512MB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB||512MB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB|
|OS||Android v4.2||Android v4.1|
|Cameras||5MP rear, VGA front||5MP rear, VGA front|
|Price||7,749 INR||6,290 INR|
The Canvas Fun A74 does look like the better device out of the two, and you can expect better marketing from Micromax as well. However, the A26 from Karbonn does a bit better on the battery front which might sway customers at it. The fact that it sells for about 1500 INR lesser will play in Karbonn’s favour as well. However, availability will play a big role in deciding which one out of the two sells better in the market.