Samsung has been the leader in the “phablet” segment for quite some time, but Indian brands are trying to change that and fast. With the iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 coming awfully close to the title. But, today its the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 ,the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 is almost the same when it comes to screen size and dimensions. There are pros and cons on both devices, and in most cases users tend to choose Samsung over any other brand, for the sheer brand value and service network.
The Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 has one major disadvantage in all of this, the inability to accept microSD cards for storage expansion. We saw that with just a few games and music we ran out of space which can be really crucial on Smartphones these days. However the Canvas Doodle 2 wins hands down against the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 in a few departments including cameras, where the doodle 2 carries a 12 + 5 MP combo the Mega 5.8 carries a 8 +1.9 MP combo. The display on the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 also leaves Samsung Galaxy mega in the pixel dust, with a 1280 x 720 pixel on a 5.7 Doodle 2 inch vs a 960 x 550 px on a 5.8 inch Galaxy Mega 5.8.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is not ready to go down without a fight simply because, what it loses in the hardware department it brings in an additional 0.5 GB of RAM and the TouchWiz experience which some like and some hate. Most can also argue that the heavy to use TouchWiz itself will be responsible for additional RAM requirements.
MICROMAX A240 CANVAS DOODLE 2
SAMSUNG GALAXY MEGA 5.8
|Display||5.7-inch 720p HD LED-backlit IPS||5.8-inch qHD TFT|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6589 quad-core||1.4GHz dual-core Broadcom|
|Internal Storage||16GB (12GB user-accessible)||8GB (around 5GB user-accessible)|
|MicroSDcard slot||No (unconfirmed, but most probably ‘no’)||Yes|
|Cameras||12MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera||8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.9MP front camera|
|Dimensions||161 x 82.5 x 9.3mm||162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm|
|240 g||182 g|
|Battery||2600 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Connectivity/ Ports||Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0/ microUSB v2.0, 3.5mm audio jack||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0/ microUSB v2.0, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Android version||Android 4.2 with custom interface||Android 4.2 with Touchwiz interface|
|Price||INR 19,990 (current)||INR 22,990 (current))|