Recently UMI, a Chinese gadget maker made its debut in the Indian market with the highly talked about UMI Zero. However, with intense competition out there, it often turns out quite tedious for the newbies to get the eyeballs rolling, and UMI isn’t an exception.
Going head-to-head with the UMI Zero is the brand new Micromax Canvas Silver 5, presently tagged as the slimmest (end-to-end) smartphone at just 5.1mm.
But are the two even close to each other? Let’s find out.
Micromax Canvas Silver 5
5 inch Super AMOLED
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
2GHz octa-core Mediatek
1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
2780 mAh, Li-Ion
2000 mAh, Li-Po
In terms of features, they both have something good to offer. If a massive display is what you are looking for, the UMI Zero would be the right choice. The Canvas Silver 5 is slightly smaller at 4.8 inch. So, if a 5-incher seems to be a bit bigger, you might want to go with the Silver 5, a handset that rightly fits into the grip of your hand.
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While the Zero comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Silver 5 runs on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Now, that’s definitely one of the strong reasons why you would want to push yourself towards the Silver 5.
The most interesting factor about the new Android Lollipop is its fresh look dubbed as ‘Material Design’ by Google. The interface has more depth, which make it comparatively dynamic. The android ‘soft’ buttons have now been overhauled and are more stylish.
The way you receive notifications on Android Lollipop is quite different. For instance, in KitKat, an incoming call interrupts the activity that you are currently busy with. However, that’s not the case with Android Lollipop. A call notification pops up at the top of the screen, not interrupting the on-going activity.
When talking about the processor, the Zero grabs the prize with a 2GHz octa-core Mediatek chipset packed in, while the Silver 5 comes with a Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. They both have a 2 GB RAM. Therefore, if multitasking between apps is what you usually do, you would want to pick the Zero.
The UMI Zero again takes a lead over the Silver 5 when it comes to camera. The former features an impressive 13MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary shooter. However, the Micromax handset sports a standard 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper.
Finally, it’s the battery that makes a difference. Again, UMI seems to be at the top loaded with a 2780 mAh battery, while the Silver 5 comes with a 2000 mAh one.
So, there seems to be not much difference between the two. However, the UMI Zero does have a slight edge over the Canvas Silver 5 when it comes to display size and the camera.
Let’s move on to the most important part – the price. The UMI Zero is available with a price tag of $299, which means you pay approximately Rs. 19000. However, the Micromax Canvas Silver 5 will cost you Rs. 17999. With some great hardware packed in the duo seem to be quite reasonable.