These days, consumers are getting highly choosy while purchasing smartphones as they look in for specific features in order to achieve good levels of performance. One such feature that is gaining popularity in the smartphone segment is octa-core processors that even the budget handset makers have started incorporating in their offerings. Lately, leading India based vendor Micromax announced the Canvas Knight for a price of Rs 19,999. To compete with this octa-core phone, another India based smartphone maker iBerry let out its Auxus Nuclea X for pre-order for Rs 12,990. For those who are planning to upgrade to an octa-core phone, here is a comparison between the two.

Micromax Canvas Knight VS iBerry Auxus Nuclea X

Display and Processor

Both the Canvas Knight and iBerry offerings feature a 5 inch IPS LCD display. The difference is that the Micromax phone boasts a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, whereas the iBerry offering on the other hand, packs HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels and it is based on OGS technology that retains makes the display thin.

Canvas Knight includes a MediaTek MT6592T octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz incorporating a Cortex A7 processor and Mali 450MP4 GPU. When it comes to the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X, there is a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 with the same Mali 450MP4 GPU. Micromax has given a 2 GB RAM to the Canvas Knight making it better in multi-tasking when compared to the 1 GB RAM in the Auxus Nuclea X.

Camera and Internal Storage

The primary shooter in the Canvas Knight a 16 MP sensor that is supplemented by auto focus, LED flash and support for 1080p video recording. Also, there is an 8 MP secondary camera that can facilitate in video calling and for capturing attractive selfies. In comparison, the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X comes packing a 13 MP camera at its back along with LED flash and an 8 MP camera at the front again for making video calls and capturing selfies.

For the storage needs, the Micromax Canvas Knight packs 32 GB of internal storage capacity that cannot be expanded as there is no micro SD card. On the other hand, the iBerry phone comes with a low 8 GB of native storage space that can be expanded up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Battery and Features

The battery unit in the Canvas Knight is 2,350 mAh, whereas that in the iBerry Auxus Nuclea is a juicy 3,000 mAh. Obviously, the battery in the latter appears to last for long, but the backup delivered by them is still not disclosed.

Both the phones run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and there is no word on the roll out an upgrade, however Micromax is believed to upgrade its offering to v4.4 KitKat sometime in the future.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Knight iBerry Auxus Nuclea X
Display 5 inch FHD 5 inch HD
Processor 2 GHz Octa Core 1.7 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Non-Expandable 8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 16 MP/ 8 MP 13 MP/ 8 MP
Battery 2,350 mAh 3,000 mAh
Price Rs 19,999 Rs 12,990

Price and Conclusion

On the pricing front, the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X priced at Rs 12,990 should be the best one for those preferring to own a low-cost phone without compromising on its specifications. Otherwise, the Micromax Canvas Knight features a better display with increased pixel density, faster processor, superior RAM for enhanced multi-tasking and increased internal storage space to save all the content. If pricing is not a concern, the Micromax phone should be a better choice.