We’re sure you’ve been waiting for this one ever since the Canvas Turbo was launched by Micromax! The comparison is obvious, and with the devices featuring nearly identical specifications, it’s going be a real tussle between Micromax and Gionee for prospective buyers. While the Elife E6 presents an amazing looking body, the Micromax Canvas Turbo comes with the assurance of a domestic brand, which for some is paramount.
Let us go ahead with this war between these 1080p beasts!
Display and Processor
Well, we’re pretty sure you know what these devices have on offer in this segment. For those who aren’t, here’s what these phones pack: 5 inch 1080p screens, with the updated and more powerful 1.5GHz MT6589T processor from MediaTek. This puts them in the league of the best smartphones trending the the world currently. Such a specs sheet with a domestic phone was hard to imagine even 6 months back!
Coming back to the tussle, we really can’t choose one between the two; we’re yet to receive a Micromax Canvas Turbo for review, but when we reviewed the Gionee Elife E6 we were thoroughly impressed by what we saw. 1080p of beauty! We do not expect the Canvas Turbo to fall behind.
Both devices come with exactly the same processor specifications, as mentioned previously. It is the budget market’s favourite – the MT6589T which houses 4 Cortex A7 based cores operating at 1.5 GHz per core. Both phones have 2GB of RAM so you can expect similar, if not identical, performance.
Camera and Memory
Again, there’s nothing to choose from in between these phones (we find ourselves in this situation way too often these days). On the front is a 5MP shooter and on the rear sits a 13MP unit on both these devices, so nothing can be said looking at the specs on paper. But again, we were impressed with the 13MP AF unit on the Gionee Elife E6 which is provided by Sony, and expect the Canvas Turbo to have a similar effect on us. With a 5MP shooter at the front, you are guaranteed above average self portraits.
On the storage front, the Gionee Elife E6 takes the upper hand with its 32GB of on-board ROM. The Canvas Turbo packs just 16GB, and both devices do not feature any sort of memory expansion. Although the 32GB on the E6 should and probably will be enough for most users, there’s nothing like having a microSD slot which you can use to have your own storage configuration depending on your need.
Battery and Features
Yet again, the devices are neck to neck. While the Canvas Turbo packs a 2000mAh unit, the Gionee Elife E6 comes with a 2020mAh unit. The real-world usage of both these devices should see about the same amount of time on a single charge, and extracting a whole day of usage on one charge will be quite a task, especially if you plan to use all of the phone’s features. With a 1080p screen and 13MP camera, that is likely to happen and you will most probably be hitting the charger by evening on both these devices. There can’t be one winner out of the two solely on the basis of battery life.
Both phones come packed with software features. While Micromax is known for its subtle UI changes and features, Gionee jump the gun and show off their Amigo UI on the Elife E6. It might look prettier, but there’s toll that’s taken on the processing department beneath the hood. Nonetheless, both phones come with features like gestures, and the Canvas Turbo features some extra tricks in the form of blow to unlock, shake to unlock, etc. carried forward from the Canvas 4.
|Model||Micromax Canvas Turbo||Gionee Elife E6|
|Display||5 inches, full HD||5 inches, full HD|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core||1.5GHz quad core|
|OS||Android v4.2||Android 4.2, Amigo UI overlaid|
|Price||19,990 INR||22,999 INR|
The Gionee Elife E6 has been lauded for its amazing build quality and premium looks. However, many in India are apprehensive about spending upwards of 20k INR on a phone manufactured by a Chinese company. On the other hand, Micromax is now a household brand, and people do not think twice before going for a device manufactured by them. With the Canvas Turbo getting a more aggressive pricing, it will be interesting to see what buyers go for. If we’re asked to sum it up, we’d say that the Gionee Elife E6 is for those who want amazing looks and build quality (of course, you have to shell out about 1-2k INR extra) and the Canvas Turbo is more like taking the safer side.