Operators have started pushing 4G services in India and on the other hand handset players are also rolling out 4G ready devices at different price points. Here we present to comparison of two sub Rs 10 K smartphones -Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE which is, priced at Rs 9,750 and Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G which has a price tag of Rs 10,999.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE has followed the design philosophy which is seen in almost all the old smartphones under Galaxy series It has a metallic finish rim that encompasses the device and a hard plastic back panel. The bezels are average sized, and the device measures 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm, and weighs 156 grams.
On the contrary, Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G has a refreshing new look and doesn’t resemble any other device under Canvas series. . It has surprisingly thin bezels on the front, and what looks like an OnePlus style moon-dust rubberised finish on the back. The metal surround only adds to the classy looks. The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G measures 140.5 x 69.8 x 9.3 mm, and weighs 135 grams.
In this section, Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G definitely stands out of the crowd and has a premium look. It is definitely our pick in this round.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1260 pixels and it is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE comes with a 5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, but without any protection.
IPS technology that allows for wider viewing angles, the tougher glass and higher resolution of the Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G has an edge in this section also.
Processor and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE is armed with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB to which you can add another 64 GB via a microSD card.
On the other hand, Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G runs a 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 415 processor, with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 16 GB and the expandable is only 32 GB.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is the winner on this parameter as well, thanks to its superior processing ability.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G runs on Android Lollipop, with Micromax’s UI; on the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE runs on Android KitKat with Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI, but it is upgradeable to Android Lollipop.
Both the OS’ are clean and easy to use. The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G wins purely because it comes out of the box with the latest Android operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE runs a 2600 mAh battery which can provide up to 14 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby. The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G has a 2500 mAh with a claimed battery like of 273 hours on standby and 8 hours of talk time.
The batteries are similarly sized, but the Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G has a higher resolution screen and a bigger processor; so naturally, the phone will be power hungry.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is armed with a 13 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, face beauty, 5P lens, flash, and video recording at 1080p. The front of the Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G has a 5 megapixel shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE has an 8 megapixel primary shooter with auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and video recording at 1080p at 30fps. The front of the phone has a 5 megapixel shooter with video recording at 1080p.
Based on the specs it very difficult to tell which camera is better. Currently we are reviewing Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G and once it is done we will update the results over here. Till then it is a tie though numbers are on Micromax’s side.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, and NFC too.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi.
Unless NFC is something you use (hardly useful in India as we can’t use it for Google Pay etc.), this round is a draw from our side; provided you can ignore the lack of WiFi Hotspot and Direct.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is the better looking phone, with the better display, better processing ability and latest software. It really does seem like the Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G is beating Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE on most of the parameters.
Galaxy Grand Prime LTE does have a couple of extra connectivity options and a slightly better battery, but on all the other parameters it is trailing as far as specs are concerned.