Micromax has silently launched yet another smartphone in its Canvas series, which is named the Canvas Juice A77. The phone is available for Rs 7,999. Samsung’s Galaxy Trend too is available for the same price these days. Here is a short comparison of these two phones on the basis of their features.
Design and display
Samsung Galaxy Trend S7329 is 10.85 mm thick and weighs 126 grams. Though the exact dimensions of Micromax Canvas Juice are not available right now I expect it to be much heavier as it comes with a 5 inch display (against the 4 inch display of Galaxy Trend) and a 3000 mAh battery – double that of Galaxy Trend’s 1500 mAh battery.
As I said earlier, the Galaxy Trend has a 4 inch display. Its TFT-LCD display comes with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. On the other hand, the Micromax Canvas Juice has a 5 inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. This means that the Galaxy Trend’s display has 233 ppi pixel density; while the Canvas Juice has 293 ppi pixel density. So the Micromax handset’s display seems much better than the Galaxy Trend but there are many other factors as well and many times a higher resolution does not mean a good looking display.
Both smartphones have 4 GB ROM but Samsung’s handset has a 64 GB expandable storage slot against 32 GB of Canvas Juice. However, Micromax Canvas Juice has 1 GB RAM against 512 MB RAM of Samsung Galaxy Trend.
Samsung Galaxy Trend has a 3 megapixel rear camera unit with CMOS sensor. There is no front camera in the phone, but the Micromax handset comes with a 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel full focus front camera. The rear camera of Canvas Juice is said to be able to capture full HD resolution.
OS and processor
Micromax Canvas Juice comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and a 1.3 GHz dual core MT6572 processor. The Samsung Galaxy Trend has Android Jelly Bean operating system (exact version not known) and a 1 GHz processor.
Not only due to its processor, but since Canvas Juice has 1 GB RAM it would perhaps give slightly better performance than the Galaxy Trend.
This is the USP of Micromax Canvas Juice. Its 3000 mAh battery is said to provide 10 hours of talktime and 282 hours on standby (Micromax has not given any other information other than these vague details).
Samsung Galaxy Trend, despite having a 1500 mAh battery, is said to provide 8 hours of 3G talktime, which is definitely good.
Both are dual SIM smartphones but have some basic differences. Micromax Canvas Juice has a bigger display (presumably better as well), and has a bigger battery than the Galaxy Trend. Also, it has a dual core processor and 1 GB RAM – and would thus be faster – while the Samsung Galaxy Trend has only 512 MB RAM and a 1 GHz single core processor.
Moreover, Canvas Juice has a bigger 5 megapixel camera while the Samsung handset has a 3 megapixel lens at the back. There is no front camera in the Samsung device either while Canvas Juice has VGA resolution in front.