Best budget phones launched this week – Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 & Android One 2nd Generationby Abhishek P August 5, 2015
Today, at a time when the smartphone makers are constantly at loggerheads to outdo their competitors in terms of producing the best phone and obtaining the largest market share, it is no surprise that brands are going out all guns blazing in releasing new models. We at Compareraja, are going to address two of the most recent launches, Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 and Android One 2nd Generation smartphones in this blog. Read on to know about more about the features of these two new smartphones in the market:
Android One 2nd Generation
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The new iteration of the Android One smartphone, which is known as Lava Pixel V1 has got a huge upgrade in terms of design as compared to its predecessor models. The metallic back panel that covers the battery lends a touch of elegance to the overall looks. The side and the front panel are made of plastic but it exudes a sturdy and durable feel.
The 2nd Gen Android One phone features a 5.5 HD screen with 720 x 1280 pixel display resolution. The display is quite vibrant and sharp and it offers a decent viewing angles. The new model is updated from the FWVGA to IPS display, yet it is not up to the mark to other phones that offer full HD display yet fall in the similar budget category.
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The new Android One model is powered by the latest Android OS, Lollipop 5.1. Just like its predecessor models it will receive all the latest updates Google releases. It will be first device to get all the software updates. The phone comes with two pre-installed apps, Myntra and Flipkart that cannot be uninstalled. The Lava V1 comes pre-loaded with all the Google Apps and the Google photo app directly integrates to your Google account.
The new iteration of Android One is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor and 2 GB RAM. Although the hardware is not the best, it offers a decent performance. Considering it only as a budget phone, the hardware is at par with other phones in the market that fall in the same price range. However, the lack of 4G connectivity is a major drawback.
The phone comes with a 32GB internal storage capacity, out of which only 25GB is available for users. For additional storage there is a slot for an external microSD card expandable up to 32GB.
The 2nd Gen Android One phone sports an impressive 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8 MP front camera, which has an enhanced 5MP sensor to click awesome selfies. The camera can also record high quality videos with 1080 p resolution.
Price – Rs. 11,350
The price may be on a bit higher side as compared to its predecessor models but considering its advanced features, it is quite a worthy buy.
Micromax Canvas Xpress 2
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This new phone was released on August 4 exclusively on Flipkart in a flash sale. The pocket friendly smartphone is all set to take on its fiercest rivals, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Motorola. The phone comes with a wide range of impressive features, which are:
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Sharp display is one of the important aspects of a good smart-phone user experience and with Micromax Canvas Xpress 2, users won’t be disappointed. The 5 inch screen boasts of a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution display. It has the perfect brightness for usage in daylight and the auto brightness feature works well in dark conditions. The 178 degree viewing angle makes watching video a delightful experience. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Canvas Xpress 2 Smartphone is powered by 1.4 GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6592 Processor, 2 GB RAM and Mali 450 GPU that provides an enhanced graphical experience to the users. The high-tech graphics makes gaming super entertaining and more exciting than ever before.
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Camera is one of the best features of this phone. The massive 13 MP rear camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash, adjustable ISO, white balance and HDR features, which allows users to click supreme quality pictures with amazing clarity. The front camera is 2MP snapper that has a panorama mode.
The Canvas Xpress 2 runs on Android Kitkat out of the box but Micromax promises to release the KitKat update soon.
Price – Rs 5,999
It is touted to be the cheapest smartphone in India with an Octa-core processor.