Micromax Canvas XL A119 vs. Nokia Lumia 1320: Specifications Comparison

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By Rohit KVN | January 25, 2014 1:38 AM EST

Micromax launched the company's first 6.0-inch phablet Canvas XL A119 in India last week.

With the launch, the Micromax device has begun a price war among smartphone makers. The impact is expected to be more on Nokia as the company's new mid-range phone Lumia 1320, priced ₹23,999, is way above the prices of their rivals' devices in the market.

It remains to be seen if Indian buyers will go for the time-tested Nokia brand or the cheaper Micromax device.

Here is a brief description of the key features of Micromax Canvas XL A119 and Nokia Lumia 1320:

Display:

Micromax Canvas XL A119 sports a 6.0-inch display with qHD (960x540p) resolution with 183 ppi (pixels per inch). Nokia Lumia 1320 also sports a same 6.0-inch size but with an HD (1280x720p) display resolution, having pixel density of 245 ppi.

Processor, RAM and Storage:

In this aspect, Micromax's mid-range phablet takes the lead with a quad-core processor with 1.3GHz CPU speed. Meanwhile, though the Nokia device packs a less efficient dual-core chipset, it makes up with the faster 1.7GHz CPU speed.

Both phones house 1GB RAM and come with microSD card slot for memory expansion.

Camera:

Micromax's Canvas XL houses a decent 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording ability and a 5.0-megapixel camera on the front.

Nokia's Lumia 1320 sports a 5.0-megapixel camera that comes loaded with two-stage auto focus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording features. It also boasts a 640x480p camera with f/2.8 aperture.

Mobile Operating System:

Nokia Lumia 1320 runs on the updated Windows Phone 8 OS (with Lumia Black), whereas Micromax Canvas XL runs on the ubiquitous Android Jelly Bean OS. Though the Windows Phone operating system boasts a refreshing tiles-based interface and secured closed ecosystem, it is still lags far behind the Android platform in terms of apps and games collection, giving Micromax an edge over Nokia.

Price:

Nokia's Lumia 1320's price hovers around for ₹23,500 in the market, while local player Micromax, known for its affordable devices, has kept the Canvas XL's price under ₹14,000; almost 10k less than its competitor.

Verdict:

Micromax Canvas XL A119:

Pros: Affordable, Android ecosystem

Cons: Needs to improve after sales service response in metros and expand service centers in tier-1 and tier-2 towns

Nokia Lumia 1320:

Pros: Good build quality, feature-rich camera and high-capacity battery

Cons: Price is a little expensive and there are very few apps in Windows Phone ecosystem

Key specifications of Micromax Canvas XL A119 ad Nokia Lumia 1320:

Model

Micromax Canvas XL A119

Nokia Lumia 1320

Display

6.0-inch qHD (960x540p) display

6.0-inch HD (720x1280p) IPS LCD screen with pixel density 245 ppi (pixels per inch), Corning  Gorilla Glass shield

OS

Android v4.2 Jelly Bean

Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black update

Processor

1.3GHz quad-core processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed

RAM

1GB

1GB

Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

8GB, expandable up to 64 GB

Camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash

Front: 5.0-megapixel camera

Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, two stage auto-focus, f/2.4 aperture, full HD video recording

Front: 640x480p camera with f/2.8 aperture

Battery

2450 mAh (Li-Ion);

Talk time: up to 9.5 hours

Standby mode: 209 hours

3400 mAh;

Talk time: up to 25 hours (2G) & 21 hours (3G)

Standby time: close to 28 days

Network

3G

3G/4G-LTE

Add-ons

Dual-SIM,  Bluetooth (with A2DP), GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, FM radio with recording option

Micro-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), A-GPS, GLONASS, microSD card slot, USB v2.0,

Dimensions

165.0 x 84.2 x 10.4 mm

164.2 x 85.2 x 9.8 mm

Weight

180 g

220 g

Price

₹13,990/-

₹23,499/-

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