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Top 5 Alternatives To The Micromax Canvas 4

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Micromax announced their latest flagship device this week, the Micromax Canvas 4. While they talked about how they received an enormous amount of pre-bookings, we can’t help but feel that most of the pre-bookers would’ve changed their minds after the launch itself.

The Micromax Canvas 4 only boasts of a camera update and a few software tricks over the previous flagship device, the Canvas A116 HD. 

Below, we mention 5 devices (in no particular ranking) as alternatives to the Canvas 4, which cost about the same or less than the Micromax. 

1. Micromax Canvas A116 HD

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We’ll start with one from Micromax’s stable itself. The Canvas HD has the same 5-inch 720p display, the same quad-core MediaTek processor and Dual SIM capability. The only drawback? It has a 8MP rear camera as opposed to the Canvas 4’s 13, and a 2MP front as compared to the Canvas 4’s 5. And the Canvas HD is about Rs. 4500 cheaper than the Micromax Canvas 4.

So if you can live with the lower resolution camera, then you would be better off choosing the Canvas A116.

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2. Xolo Q1000

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Xolo recently stepped up their device portfolio in India with multiple launches and aggressive marketing. One device that stood out was the Xolo Q1000. 

Xolo Q1000 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor. It features a 5-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with a pixel density of 295ppi. The screen is made of scratch resistant Dragon Trail glass. The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) phone runs on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It has 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor. The phone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor and a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera.

The Xolo Q1000 offers 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone features 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options. It has a 2,100mAh battery.

Price – Rs. 14990

You can watch our review below : 

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3. Lava Iris 504Q

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The Lava Iris 504Q has a 5 inch 1280 x 720p screen, 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 (same as that on the Canvas 4) processor, a mix of 8 MP and 2 MP cameras, 1 Gig of RAM and a 4 GB storage. Lava has added various software tweaks to appeal to the market like gestures for the image gallery and clicking pictures. It is essentially a Dual-SIM GSM + CDMA smartphone.

You also get a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, and 2000 mAh battery. 

We were really impressed by this device in our review and feel that it is a really capable alternative to the Canvas 4.

Price : Rs. 13,499

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4. Sony Xperia L

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One from the big brand now. The Xperia L is undoubtedly better than the rest as far as the software aspect is concerned. On the specs front the Sony Xperia L sports a 4.3-inch display with 480×854 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core processor. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and packs 1GB RAM along with 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

Cost : Rs. 16,399

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5. iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1

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We left the best one for last. 

The Auxus Nuclea N1 will have a Full HD 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution One-Glass Solution display with Active Matrix technology. It will come equipped with a MediaTek MT6589T Quad core Turbo 1.5GHz processor and a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU clocked at 357MHz for the graphics. The Auxus Nuclea N1 will also come with other features such as  Gesture control, Voice Unlock, Magnetic sensors etc. It is a dual Sim phone 3G +2G smartphone.

The Auxus Nuclea N1 will come with a 13MP rear facing camera with a BSI sensor and AutoFocus,along with an impressive 8MP front facing camera and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. A Li-ion battery measuring 2800mAh will be used in this smartphone.

The internal memory and RAM have not been specified yet. The Auxus Nuclea N1 will go on a 10-day-pre-booking starting from 13 Jul 2013 at a price of  Rs.15990 while the regular order price is set at Rs.18000 (same as the Micromax Canvas 4).

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dahiya
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u can expend it till 32gb externaly

dahiya
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that is not a healthy way of doing that, but as Mr. rahul ( co-founder of mmx) said that it will happand on an air, means on a n active call. You will dail the # to talk to a forginer and he will listen to you in there local language and you will hear him in either in English or Hindi as per your choice.

dahiya
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Yes you are absolutely right, i saw the interview, and he said that…and i am sure he will do that.

dahiya
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no

dahiya
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Yes

dahiya
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worth buy it, but before buying it, just wait till 20yh of august, bcoz till the time the phone will be in the markete, and you will have all the pros and cons in front of you, then it will be easy to decide, but yes if u have to decide it right now, can not wait, then offcource this is best phone right now, except ” xolo play” that is also gud, decide out of both.

AnkitSingh1
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no xolo play O.o ?

sandeep Guha
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Seriously, where is Xolo Play in this? With its specs and current reviews it should easily feature in this list.

Josap
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can u help me on these phones…i am confused, which one to choose
1. Xolo Play
2. iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1
3. Lava Iris 504Q
or 4. Micromax Canvas HD
in Gaming, Screen, Battery & Camera which is better??

sandeep Guha
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Josap I’d say go for Xolo Play. I got mine a week back, and I’m happy to tell you that it is nothing short of amazing. If you’re a gamer, and not necessarily a hardcore gamer, I’d say go for it.

Vivek_Khadse
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You have not included Intex Aqua i5 which has most of the features as that of Canvas 4 except internal memory. It has 4gb internal memory.

vipuls1979
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Vivek_Khadse No Vivek compared to Intex Aqua i5 i would really suggest xolo play , more info can be found at 
http://mobiknowhow.blogspot.in/2013/07/xoloplayt1000forrs15999.html%20Xolo's

VikhyathKamath
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You missed the GIONEE ELIFE E3. Its  a brilliant phone.

parthnagpal
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Great list. But I’m surprised that Xolo Play T1000 is not in the list. Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor and a 12-core Nvidia GeForce GPU is going to give a gaming experience that will blow your mind!

Jaydeep Singh
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U did u guys miss out spice mi 535 and mi 525!!How come????

vipuls1979
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before buying Micromax Canvas 4 i would request you to have a look at Xolo Latest smartphone Xolo Play T1000
http://mobiknowhow.blogspot.in/2013/07/xoloplayt1000forrs15999.html%20Xolo's

DroidGladiator
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sunnykathuria
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I think you guys missed Grand Quattro

akashavel
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grab it ebay.in now

akashavel
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nuclea has 1gbram and 4gb rom expandable to 32gb

bd1209
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BhanuAgarwal
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and the iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 does it have 2ual sim, I need it most

NaveenGavara
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BhanuAgarwal yes it has dual sim slot

BhanuAgarwal
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iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 I love the specifications but its a new company no service center in Jaipur Rajasthan , if some problem comes where will i go. So its now worth buying.
Futher the only reason i think buying “4” will be its internal memory being 8 GB, so i can install big games in it. 
What do you think guys reply.

MukVars
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BhanuAgarwal iBerry going to open 400 service centers. Jaipur could be one of them.

Jaysh
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What about Xolo T1000? I am thinking of buying it..

abhi2013
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AS iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 HAS 8MP FRONT FACING CAMERA. DOES SUCH TYPE OF HEAVY MP CAMERA WILL WORK WITH NORMAL LOW BANDWIDTH INTERNET SPEED?

Rupeshgw
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abhi2013 There are third party apps like Tango which can be used for Video calls. It will make sure that video quality is lowered down according to ur network or wifi speed. I know it cause I am using it.

vikasrohit
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Hi All,
Can any body let me know what are the alternatives for S-Pen with these or other devices suggested by other members? I need a device in which I can write notes using something similar to s-pen but don’t want to loose 30k for that. :)

vikasrohit
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@shivaankrana, Can you please resolve my query?

SamirMaric
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What about Lemon Aspire A4 its is better then Micromax Canvas 4

harishchengaiah
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all the mmx fans over here, a good news for you, the co-founder of micromax Mr.Rahul officially said that: our company’s main aim in future will be on software and innovation and he gave a clue to us that,what type of innovation they might bring, he said like, if you are calling a foreign friend of yours, for example a chinese, you can speak to him in hindi and he hears it as chinese and when he replies you back in chinese you hear it in hindi, simply wow and Mr.Rahul even said what he expects on foreign market and… Read more »
MukVars
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harishchengaiah whats the big deal in this. use srini kind of software to covert speech to text.. then convert the text using google translator to which ever language and then again use software to convert text to speech at receiver side

harishchengaiah
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MukVars harishchengaiah it’s a technical and complex method you are telling over here these includes many apps to do one work, ask anyone, people prefer an in-built app which can do the work perfectly rather than buying an app and testing it, moreover what i said in my first comment was just a clue given to us by micromax it can have lot more under secrecy, more awesome features and yeah i forgot to mention the co-founder said the translation is done in real-time, not post processing, so you get it, at the time of speech you get the result you… Read more »
MukVars
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harishchengaiah moreover, software(i.e. apps) you can download and use anytime while hardware you have limitations. So pay for hardware rather than software.

Sumit Srivastava
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y not Grand Quattro in the list ?

Doc Tirtha
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I hope AUXUS brings few more pleasant surprises after launch. It has 4GB internal memory(my biggest worry)……..

MukVars
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@Doc Tirtha yes 4 GB seems very less as most will taken up by Android OS itself. but still you have an option to upgrade using SD card

MayankPatel1
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Missed a big player: Xolo Play (T1000).
Nvidia Tegra 3 processor at 1.5GHz Q-core and GPU is clocked at 400+ MHz

Pratik Ghosalkar
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g8 i like it