The recently launched Lava Iris Atom 2, priced at Rs 4,949 is the latest candidate in the fiercely contested budget smartphone category. A few days ago, Micromax launched the Canvas Xpress 2 at Rs 5,999 which has since gained a lot of attention.
Here we have compared the two phones on the basis of their specification only. Since we have already reviewed the Xpress 2, you can read our review for more information on the Micromax handset. Read on to see how the Lava Iris Atom 2 does against the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2.
As we said in our review too, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is a gorgeous phone nice premium looking matt finish and golden colour rim. The rear of the phone is dominated by the camera lens and the Micromax M!.
Unfortunately we haven’t seen the Lava Iris Atom 2 but it looks beautiful in the pictures with its iPhone 4 like design. The Lava Iris Atom 2 has aluminum finish surrounds, and measures 134 x 66 x 9.15 mm and tips the scales at 130 grams.
Both these phones are decent looking, and it is down to your personal preference.
The Lava Iris Atom 2 has a 4.5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 854 x 720 pixels. While the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and an oleo-phobic coating for fingerprint resistance.
The slightly larger and tougher display makes the Micromax Canvas Xpress2 the winner of this round.
Processor & Memory
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Lava Iris Atom 2 has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor which runs with 512 MB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 8 GB. The memory can be expanded by up to 32 GB.
Thanks to the 1 GB RAM, and the superior processor, the Canvas Xpress 2 is the winner of this round.
The Lava Iris Atom 2 runs on Android KitKat, but is upgradable to Lollipop. On the other hand, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 runs on Android KitKat only. Thus, the Lava Iris Atom 2 is the winner of this round.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 2500 mAh battery, while the Lava Iris Atom 2 has a 1750 mAh battery.
While Lava has not specified how long the batter will last, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 can last for 9.5 hours of talk time or 393 hours of standby.
The Lava Iris Atom 2 has a 5 megapixel primary camera; with HDR, panorama, Largan lens, and flash. The front has a VGA camera.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 13 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash, video recording at 1080p, and PurCel technology (while other details of the camera remain unavailable). The front of the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 2 megapixel OmniPixel sensor for selfies and video calls.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 yet again wins this round; this time thanks to its superior camera and associated features. You can check Xpress 2’s camera test here.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi, while the Lava Iris Atom 2 is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and WiFi.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 just about has its nose ahead in this round thanks to Bluetooth 4.0. But all else is equal.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is armed with a larger display, superior processor, a better battery, and better cameras, better connectivity, making it the obvious choice. It would be the perfect phone, but for the lack of 4G. Yes the Micromax is costlier than the Lava Iris Atom 2 by Rs 1,050, making the question “Is it worth the extra money?” the pertinent question. The answer is a wholehearted yes.