Samsung Group is the leading smartphone maker in the world having beaten the likes of Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia and LG in the race while Micromax is a rising phone maker of India and is only behind the South Korean company in the country in terms of the number of sales.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) report for the Indian smartphone market for Q2 2013, Micromax with 22 percent of the market share is just behind Samsung which holds 26 percent.
While Samsung is sweeping the market with its Galaxy series, Micromax mobiles is not far behind with its series of affordable smartphones especially the Canvas series.
To take further charge of the market, the South Korean company has launched the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 while the Indian mobile company is putting up the fight with its Canvas Turbo.
Here is a brief specification comparison of the two smartphones.DISPLAY:
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 features a 5.25-inch HD (720x1280) screen which is slightly bigger than Micromax Canvas Turbo's 5-inch HD (1080x1920) screen in terms of size. However, Micromax wins it with a higher resolution and better pixel density of 441 pixels per inch (ppi) compared to Samsung's pixel density of 280 pixels per inch (ppi).OPERATING SYSTEM:
Both the smartphones use Google's Android as the operating system - Galaxy Grand 2 features Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) while Canvas uses 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) version. Samsung could have done better in this section considering the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version was already available in the market prior to its release.
On the other hand, there are reports that Micromax Canvas series is likely to get Android KitKat updates. Now, that is seriously some great news for fans.PROCESSOR:
Micromax Canvas Turbo features a 1.5GHz MediaTek based quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM while the Galaxy Grand 2 features a 1.2GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM.MEMORY:
16GB of internal memory is what Micromax Canvas Turbo boasts of. However, the negative side is that, there is no microSD card slot for expansion of memory. On the other, Galaxy Grand 2 features an internal memory of 8GB which can be expanded to 64GB through a microSD card.CAMERA:
In terms of mega pixel, it's hands down for Micromax Canvas Turbo which features a 13MP (4128 x 3096 pixels) back camera with LED Flash and can record full HD video of 1080p@30fps. It also features a 5MP front camera. On the other hand, Galaxy Grand 2 features an 8MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) back camera with LED flash, auto-focus and a 1.9MP front camera. It also records a full HD video of 1080p@30fps.BATTERY:
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery which, as per reports, gives a talktime of 17 hours on full charge and over 450 hours of standby on 2G. On the other hand, Canvas Turbo runs on 2000 mAh which gives a talk time of up to 7 hours and a standby time of 105 hours on 2G.
If reports of Grand 2's battery are true, it's hands down for the South Korean company in this section.PRICE:
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is officially priced between Rs 22990 to Rs 24990 and is all set to hit the market in January 2014. However, making the competition tougher, Micromax has priced its Canvas Turbo around Rs 18,000/.
First Published: Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:53