Leading India based tech manufacturer Micromax has been making a plethora of interesting offerings in the country since quite sometime. The vendor came up with the Canvas Nitro flagship smartphone early this month for Rs 12,990. Within a short span of time, Micromax another device called Canvas 4 Plus A315 has started retailing online for a price tag of Rs 17,499. Well, both are high-end octa-core processor based smartphones that could compete with the high-end offerings in the market. If you are planning to upgrade to one of these handsets, here is a detailed comparison between the Canvas Nitro and Canvas 4 Plus.

canvas nitro vs canvas 4 plus

Display and Processor

Both the smartphones pack 5 inch displays with HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels translating to a pixel density of 293 ppi. While there may be not much difference in terms of screen size and resolution, the actual difference lies in the display technology used. The Canvas Nitro uses an IPS LCD panel that will provide superior response time, excellent viewing angles and good color reproduction. The AMOLED panel on the other hand, triggers every pixel separately thereby consuming the less power and will be highly suited for smartphones where power battery life is critical.

On the raw hardware front, both the smartphones use the same 1.7 GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592 processor that is found in almost all the budget octa-core smartphones. The difference lies in the multi-tasking segment as the Canvas Nitro uses a 2 GB of RAM, whereas the Canvas 4 Plus is equipped only with 1 GB of RAM thereby making the former better in terms of app handling and multi-tasking.

Camera and Internal Storage

Talking of the imaging department, both the Micromax offerings feature enhanced camera set comprising of a 13 MP primary snapper with auto focus and LED flash for an great low-light performance. The handsets include a 5 MP fixed focus selfie camera at its front for quality video conferencing and for clicking selfies. While the other aspects of the Canvas 4 Plus camera are not known for now, it is clear that the Canvas Nitro features a front-facing selfie camera comes with a wide angle 75 mm lens for clicking self portrait shots with a wider frame.

In terms of storage, Canvas Nitro comes with 8 GB of native storage capacity, whereas the Canvas 4 Plus is bundled with an ample 16 GB of internal storage space that should suffice in storing all the content. Both the smartphones come with micro SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of additional storage capacity.

Battery and Features

While the Canvas Nitro comes with a 2,500 mAh battery, Micromax has cut down the battery capacity of the Canvas 4 Plus to 2,000 mAh, but the less power consuming display on the latter should make this low capacity battery acceptable. We expect these batteries to provide a backup of up to a day on moderate usage.

Micromax has incorporated the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system on both these octa-core offerings and they will arrive with similar customization options. They include connectivity features such as WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS. There are several smart gestures on these smartphones like the other high-end devices.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 Micromax Canvas 4 Plus A315
Display 5 inch, HD 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592 1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh 2,000 mAh
Price Rs 12,990 Rs 17,499

Price and Conclusion

Both the Micromax Canvas Nitro and Canvas 4 Plus arrive with almost similar specifications in most departments, but the pricing of the latter is a bit too high in comparison. For such a price tag, the handset comes only with an enhanced storage capacity of 16 GB. If you are looking for similar performance for a lesser price tag, the Canvas Nitro should be a better choice.

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