Comparison of Micromax Canvas 4 with the Karbonn Titanium S6 to find the ultimate Indian phablet
Micromax is already one of the biggest Indian players in the smartphone arena and the tech giant is hoping to consolidate its position even further with its new and much improved offering, the Canvas 4. However, Micromax is not the only Indian tech major aiming for the top spot. Karbonn is all set to create waves of its own with its new-age Titanium S6 phablet. Which then is the perfect Indian handset? Read on to find out.
Canvas 4: 5.5-inch display (rumoured)
Titanium S6: 5.0-inch display (rumoured)
According to all those teasers Micromax has been sending out, the Canvas 4 seems to sport quite a sophisticated design. It’s back panel shows off a brushed aluminium finish while its sides seem to be chrome plated. The handset may well have a unibody design and its sleekness add to its good looks. Micromax is likely to make the phone hardy and durable too.
Not much is known about the Titanium S6 but given that it will be placed in the under Rs. 20,000 price range, it is not too likely to sport a metal finish. Rather, we expect it to come with a plastic casing. That is not to say, however, that the handset will not be durable and fit enough for rough use. An added benefit that Karbonn’s creation has is its stylus pen.
For now, Micromax wins the form round with its sleek, premium looking handset.
Winner: Canvas 4
Micromax is believed to give its newbie a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 pixels. If the success of Micromax’s previous Canvas creations are anything to go by, the handset will ideally offer users sharp, crisp imagery with vibrant colours and deep contrasts. The size of the screen makes it ideal for watching videos and surfing the web on the go as well.
Karbonn is also expected to pack in its 5-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1080 pixels. The phablet should reproduce vivid colours and clear images, texts and videos. Its stylus pen adds to the Titanium S6’s functionality, making it ideal for both work and play.
With similar displays on both handsets, this round ends in a draw.
The Canvas 4 is rumoured to be powered by an octa-core chipset. If this indeed is the case, the phone will be fast and responsive and running Android Jelly Bean on it will be a breeze.
The Titanium S6 is speculated to pack in a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset of its own, which will give it more than enough juice to work with Android Jelly Bean seamlessly.
If it is equipped with an eight-core processor, the Canvas 4 wins the power round.
Winner: Canvas 4
Details about the internal and expandable memories of the two handsets are not yet known but we are hoping that they will carry upgrades on both these fronts. Given how competitive the market place is and how powerful these phablets are rumoured to be, they should at least pack in 16 GB of internal storage along with support for external memory expansion by another 32 GB. For flawless functionality, both the devices should be equipped with a RAM of 2 GB as well.
Till more is known about the storage on the handsets, this round ends in a draw.
- Operating System
Micromax and Karbonn are reportedly prepping their latest offerings with Android’s Jelly Bean platform. While the Titanium S6 is expected to carry version 4.2.1 or 4.2.2, the Canvas 4 is believed to sport version 4.2.2 of the operating system.
On the operating system front then, both the phones are at par.
The Canvas 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear snapper with LED flash that is uniquely placed on the phone’s top left corner. Micromax is rumoured to give its new handset either a 2-megapixel or a 5-megapixel front facing camera as well.
The Titanium S6 is also believed to be equipped with a 13-megapixel primary shooter but details about its front facing camera are not known as yet.
With similar camera set-ups on both device, this round also ends in a draw.
While both the Canvas 4 and the Titanium S6 have a lot to offer in terms of new-age specs and convenience of use, the former sets itself apart with its added oomph factor and premium looking form. With its 5.5-inch Full HD display and octa-core processor, Micromax seems to have a winner in the Canvas 4.
Karbonn, on the other hand, is not far behind. The tech giant will price the Titanium S6 competitively and offer users a plethora of functionalities including a stylus, a Full HD display and a 13-megapixel camera. This itself is very likely to win it a chunk of the phablet pie in the country.