The launch of Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ in India has managed to create headlines in the Indian tech media as the phone packs solid specifications despite its reasonable pricing. Today, the phone has been released in India for a price of Rs 16,999 and it packs amazing specs including an octa-core chipset, FHD display and other impressive aspects. The handset will compete with the likes of the other such phones that already exist in the market. One such smartphone that can match up to the likes of the Alcatel offering is Micromax Canvas Knight A350. This indigenous vendor is known for its competitive, solid and affordable devices that can standup against the launches made by global players. Here is a detailed spec comparison between the two to know which one is capable of outdoing its opponent.
Display and Processor
Both the smartphones flaunt a 5 inch FHD IPS display boasting a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. Also, both are IPS panels that can deliver superior viewing angles and excellent color contrast. The added advantage is that the one on Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is layered by Dragon trail glass coating to protect it from scratches and damages.
In the processing segment as well, both the handsets score the same as they are powered by 2 GHz octa-core processors. The only difference is that the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is stuffed with a MediaTek MT6592 SoC while the Micromax offering includes the MediaTek MT6592T chipset under its hood. Apart from this, both the handsets feature Mali 450 GPU to meet the graphic needs and 2 GB of RAM to handle the multi-tasking segment.
Camera and Internal Storage
Talking about the photography department, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ features a 13 MP primary camera with auto focus, LED flash and FHD 1080p video recording capabilities. Besides this, the handset also includes a 2 MP front-facing snapper that can assist in 1080p video calling.
In comparison, the Micromax Canvas Knight scores more in terms of Megapixel count with a 16 MP main camera at its rear with similar features such as auto focus, LED flash and FHD video capture. The highlight is its impressive 8 MP front-facing shooter that can capture attractive selfies and great quality video calls.
The Canvas Knight has 32 GB of internal storage space that cannot be expanded further, whereas there is only 16 GB of default storage space on the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ that also cannot be expanded.
Battery and Features
The Canvas Knight includes a 2,350 mAh battery that is claimed to deliver up to 7.5 hours of talk time and 175 hours of standby time. On the other hand, the 2,500 mAh battery in the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is rated to provide 16 hours of talk time and over 600 hours of standby time.
While the Canvas Knight runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Alcatel offering runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. Apart from this, both the phones pack connectivity aspects such as Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS onboard. Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ arrives with a free JBL headphone and a BoomBand Fitness Band for free.
|Model||Alcatel One Touch Idol X+||Micromax Canvas Knight A350|
|Display||5 inch, FHD||5 inch, FHD|
|Processor||2 GHz Octa Core||2 GHz Octa Core|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Non-Expandable||32 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||13 MP/ 2 MP||16 MP/ 8 MP|
|Battery||2,500 mAh||2,350 mAh|
|Price||Rs 16,999||Rs 19,990|
Price and Conclusion
Both the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ and Micromax Canvas Knight are priced in the same price bracket and they are powerful offerings that can be bought by those consumers who are looking for high-end specs without spending more. Both these phones are capable of competing with the similar phones that are launched by global vendors. Micromax Canvas knight has been out of stock on its official webpage for quite some time now and is retailing for above 24,000 INR on major retailers. Alactel One Touch Idol looks like a better proposition at this price range.