Spec Battle: Canvas 5 vs OnePlus X vs Moto G (3rd Gen) vs Xiaomi Mi 4i

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Spec Battle: Canvas 5 vs OnePlus X vs Moto G (3rd Gen) vs Xiaomi Mi 4i

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In the past one week we have seen a number of smartphone launches under the 20K range. The OnePlus X that was officially launched on the 29th of October gave fans many reasons to cheer for the company. Today, it was Micromax’s turn to please the crowd with the launch of the Canvas 5.

Both OnePlus X and the Canvas 5 have been designed to please the eyes. Two other phones that come under the same banner are the Moto Gen (3rd Gen) device that was launched in July this year and the Xiaomi Mi4i that came out in April.

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Starting from the earliest then, the Xiaomi Mi4i has a 5-inch Full HD OGS IPS display with 441ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53 processor. It features 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company’s MIUI 6. The two cameras include a 13MP in the rear and a 5MP in the front. The dual-SIM device is powered by a 3120mAh battery. Connectivity options include Micro-USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.

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Moto G (3rd Gen)

The Moto G (3rd Gen) with the rounded design and silver accents has a premium look and feel to the device. The device has a 5-inch 720p display with 1280×720-pixel resolution and 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad core Qualcomm  Snapdragon 410 processor with 2,470 mAh battery that can last roughly up to a day. The handset is available in two variants- 8GB storage with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage with 2GB RAM.

OnePlus X

OnePlus X

The OnePlus X is a mid-range phone that aesthetically looks high-end with ceramic-glass and onyx variants for the back. The device sports a 5-inch AMOLED display (1920×1080), with a primary camera of 13 MP and a 8 MP front. The device runs on a 2.1 GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset. It features a 3 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 128 via MicroSD card slot.

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Micromax Canvas 5

Finally, the Canvas 5 also wins in the design department with curved metallic edges, a plastic back panel that has a leather-like feel to it, and at 8.5mm thickness the device is pretty slim. The flagship sports a 5.2-inch FHD screen with 480ppi. It is powered by a 1.3GHz octa core MediaTek MT6753 ARM Cortex-A53 chipset. It also features 3GB RAM and 11GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB via MicroSD card slot.

Here’s how the four devices stand in comparison. Have a look and post your winner in the comments below.


Micromax Canvas 5

OnePlus X

Moto G (3rd Gen)

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Display 5.2-inch full HD screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5-inch full HD AMOLED screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5-inch, 720p HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive with Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels, 423ppi 1920×1080 pixels, 441ppi 1280x720p pixels, 294ppi 1080×1920 pixels, 441ppi
Chipset Media Tek MT6753, ARM Cortex-A53  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU 1.3 GHz octa-core processor 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor 1.4GHz Quad core 1.7 GHz quad-core
GPU Mali-T720 MP2 Adreno 330 Adreno 306 Adreno 405
RAM 3 GB 3 GB 1 GB/ 2 GB 2 GB
Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Rear Camera 13 MP 13 MP 13 MP 13 MP
Storage 11 GB 16 GB 8 GB/ 16 GB 16 GB
Expandability Up to 128GB via MicroSD card slot Up to 128 GB via MicoSD Up to 32 GB NA
Battery 2,900 mAh 2,525 mAh 2,470 mAh 3,120mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz b/g/n WCN3680 / Bluetooth 4.0 MicroUSB, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.0WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) MicroUSB, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.1WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
Price Rs. 11,999 Rs. 16,999 Rs. 12,999 (16 GB) Rs. 12,999
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