Earlier, the entry-level smartphones were meant only for the first time smartphone upgraders who were seeking not many advanced specifications in the handsets. But, the scenario has completely changed and this particular market segment is witnessing a massive growth with many local and global vendors splashing new offerings that are rich in features. Recently, Asus has announced the launch of its Zenfone lineup including four new smartphones, whereas leading indigenous maker Micromax is piling up many devices of which the Unite 2 A106 is a first of its kind smartphone with support to 20 regional languages. Here we compare this smartphone with Zenfone 4.5 in detail for your reference.
Display and Processor
The Zenfone 4.5 comes with a 4.5 inch display with a FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels and gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective coating as well. On the other hand, the Micromax Unite 2 A106 arrives with a 4.7 inch IPS display that boasts of a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. While there is not much difference between the two panels in terms of screen size and resolution, the presence of the protective coating adds more sense to the Asus smartphone.
In terms of processing power, Zenfone 4.5 employs an Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core chipset running at 1.2 GHz clock speed. The Intel chipset’s hyper threading technology is known to render faster execution of instructions that translates to faster performance. Going by comparison, the Micromax phone utilizes a MediaTek MT6582 chipset housing a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Both the handsets use 1 GB of RAM that should definitely help in delivering a smooth performance and better switching between the apps. We expect the performance to be similar on both the devices,
Camera and Internal Storage
On the photography department, the Zenfone 4.5 has an upper arm with an 8 MP primary snapper, whereas the one in the Micromax offering is a 5 MP shooter at the rear. Both phones come with LED flash. Also, both the smartphones are alike with a VGA front-facer onboard that can help the users in making video calls and clicking selfies.
When it comes to internal storage, the Asus phone is a better offering with 8 GB of storage capacity that can be expanded up to 64 GB, whereas the Micromax Unite 2 bundles only 4 GB of default memory can in turn be expanded externally to 32 GB by means of a micro SD card. So, if you need to download several apps on your device, you need to obviously choose the Asus Zenfone 4.5.
Battery and Features
The Zenfone has a 1,750 mAh battery, whereas the Micromax Unite 2 houses a better battery with a 2,000 mAh unit. We expect both the devices to provide pretty decent backup for the handsets.
Both the handsets run on Android 4.4 KitKat, but the Zenfone is topped with the Zen UI that will render a different user experience. On the other hand, the Micromax offering comes with the Reverie Multilingual pack that supports up to 20 Indian regional languages along with English.
|Model||Asus Zenfone 4.5||Micromax Unite 2|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA||4.7 inch, WVGA|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Dual Core||1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ VGA||5 MP/ VGA|
|Battery||1,750 mAh||2,000 mAh|
|Price||Rs 6,999||Rs 6,900 approx|
The pricing of both the smartphones is similar, but the Asus Zenfone 4.5 gets increased storage capacity and better primary camera. On the other hand, the Micromax offering is sure to render a good backup with its larger battery. Also, if your choice is to own a smartphone with support for regional languages, you will have to opt in for the Unite 2. Anyways, we need to wait for the Zenfone 4.5 to debut on sale as it is listed as ‘coming soon’ on Flipkart.