Here are two devices from desi manufacturers that come with not only decent specs, but cosmetics that command a second glance. You would’ve expected at least one of them to be from Micromax, which is the case as well. Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini, as the name suggests, is the ‘mini’ version of the flagship Canvas Turbo. On the other hand, the Lava Iris Pro 30 concentrates more on looks than anything else. Sporting a sleek body and a rich design, the device is definitely the better looker among the two.

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The question we ask though, is that enough?

Hardware

Model Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini Lava Iris Pro 30
Display 4.7 inches, 1280 x 720p 4.7 inches, 1280 x 720p
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core 1.2GHz quad-core
RAM 1GB 1GB
Internal Storage 4GB 4GB
OS Android v4.2 Android v4.2
Cameras 8MP/5MP 8MP/3MP
Battery 1800mAh 2000mAh
Price 14,490 INR 15,999 INR

Display

Well, not a lot to choose from in this category. Both smartphones come with 4.7 inch displays with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This effectively brings the pixel density meter to a halt at a respectable 312ppi. One will only be able to choose either of the two displays after comparing them side-by-side. While we prepare our review of the Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini, you can refer to that of the Lava Iris Pro 30 to get a better idea of our thoughts on the device.

Recommended: Lava Iris Pro 30 review

Camera and Storage

The Iris Pro 30 and the Canvas Turbo Mini are very much neck and neck in this category. In pure numbers, this seems to favour the Canvas Turbo Mini because of its cheaper price. Both devices come with an 8MP main camera that sits at the rear of the device. While the Iris Pro 30 comes with a 3MP front, the Canvas Turbo Mini comes with a 5MP which sounds quite a bit better on paper.

On the storage front, both devices come with identical and paltry 4GB. With price tags of more than 14,000 INR, we’re pretty certain manufacturers can do better than just 4GB.

Processor and Battery

The Canvas Turbo Mini comes with MediaTek’s latest quad-core solution, the 1.3GHz MT6582 which is surprisingly powerful. While some may debate its authority over the 1.5GHz MT6589T, it comfortably beats the older MT6589 which features on the Iris Pro 30. Since both devices have the same amount of RAM in 1GB, there isn’t anything that’s going in favour of the Iris Pro 30. Micromax will comfortably garner a load extra sales when compared to Lava, at least as far as this specific competition is concerned.

The only department where the Iris Pro 30 shades over the Canvas Turbo Mini is battery. As mentioned earlier, the MT6582 is surprisingly powerful indeed; however, it can be a poor power manager. The Canvas Turbo Mini has an 18000mAh battery which will bow down to the 2000mAh unit on the Iris Pro 30, not only in size but in overall longevity as well.

Conclusion

Writing is on the wall – the Lava Iris Pro 30 is for those who like to stay on top of style and fashion thanks to its sleek body. On the other hand, the Canvas Turbo Mini is a cheaper and more powerful alternative for those who can do with lesser looks. The Iris Pro 30 will perhaps find a major chunk of its buyers in the fairer sex with interest in nothing but socializing. On the other hand, the Canvas Turbo Mini is a better all-round phone. And it saves you a few hundred bucks!

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