Earlier today, we saw the launch of the Gionee Gpad G2, a 5.3 inch phablet with MT6589 quad core processor for 13,990 INR. The device packs a punch with its specs, and the very impressive price tag, and this would give buyers a lot to choose from. This post would be focusing on the comparison between the Gpad G2, the ever so popular Micromax Canvas HD and the latest entrant into the Canvas scene – the Micromax Canvas 3D.
Let us first take a quick glance over the Gionee Gpad G2 – it comes with a 5.3 inch display with a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels and underneath the hood sits a quad core Mediatek – the MT6589, with a clock frequency of 1.2GHz. To complement the powerful Cortex A7 based processor is 1GB of RAM and a PowerVR series SGX 544 GPU. Other features include an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front, 4GB of onboard storage and a 3000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Micromax Canvas HD A116 comes with a 5 inch display with an HD resolution of 1280x720p, the same quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP and 2MP cameras, 4GB on board storage and a 2000mAh battery. The phone is one of the most popular budget phones in India and sells for anything in between 14,000 and 16,000 INR.
Lastly, the third contender in this comparison is the Micromax Canvas 3D which was launched a few days back – the phone’s USP is the glasses-free 5 inch WVGA (800x480p) 3D display, which is a first from a domestic manufacturer. The processor is the popular Mediatek MT6577, clocked at 1.2GHz. Amount of RAM is 512MB with 4GB of inbuilt memory.The phone has two cameras – front and rear, 5MP and VGA respectively, and a 2000mAh battery to power the setup. Let us compare the phones in tabular format for easy comparison.
|Gpad G2||HD A116||3D A115|
|Screen||5.3 inches||5 inches||5 inches, glasses-free 3D|
|Android version||4.1 Jelly Bean||4.1.2 Jelly Bean||4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera(s)||8MP, 2MP||8MP, 2MP||5MP, VGA|
|Price||13,990 INR||14-16,000 INR||About 9,000 INR|
As we see from the table, the Micromax Canvas HD still remains the best out of the lot offering an HD screen and quad core processor. But, what can change one’s choice is the type of usage, since if you’re looking for a bigger screen an don’t mind the lesser pixel density, you can go for the Gionee Gpad G2, and be assured about great battery backup with the huge 3000mAh battery on the device. The Micromax Canvas 3D might be the choice for someone like me who likes to go for new technologies – but people looking for serious phones might still have to choose from in between the Gpad G2 and the Micromax Canvas HD.