The segment under Rs 10,000 is the most competitive and it is growing even more competitive with each passing day. The latest entrant in the segment is the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G which at Rs 9,999 certainly looks like a great handset. But it is not the only one to offer high end features. Some time back Xolo Black 1X was launched with similar high end features and is priced at Rs 9,999 as well.
So here we have compared the phones on the basis of their features.
Design wise, the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G has no unique element. It looks like the older Micromax phones with thick side metal panels and flat back and front panels. The back panel though seems to have matte finish. The phone measures 140.8 x 70.4 x 8.8 mm, but its exact weight is not known right now. The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G is available in black colour.
The Xolo Black 1X has a plastic back panel which has a glossy finish and thus attracts smudges a lot. The sides are adorned with chrome finished rim which gives it the necessary bling. Its top and bottom panels have rubber like material with rough texture and are round in shape. In a nutshell, the Xolo Black 1X has a different design element and stands out in the crowd. The phone measures 144.6 x 72 x 7.6 mm and weighs 125 grams.
Both these phones are slim and light, but the Xolo Black 1X looks pretty unique and will surely grab more eyeballs, while the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G looks very premium.
The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G has a 5 inch HD IPS display. The Xolo Black 1X also has a 5 inch IPS display but with full HD resolution and Asahi Dragontrail Glass.
The Xolo Black 1X wins simply because it is a full HD display, with some form of protection (which doesn’t mean you should skip the tempered glass).
Processor & Memory
The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, with 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 16 GB to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xolo Black 1X is also armed with a 1.3 GHz octa-core processor and it also has 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32 GB and its external storage can hold a microSD of up to 128 GB.
Both these phones use the MediaTek MT6753 chipset and have 3 GB of RAM each. The only differentiator is the storage space, where the Xolo wins by over 100 GB.
Both, the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G and the Xolo Black 1X run on Android Lollipop 5.1, but the Xolo Black 1X does run its Hive UI on top of it.
The Xolo Black 1X has a 2400 mAh battery, while the Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G has a 2100 mAh battery. Considering that both the phones offer octa core processor and 5 inch display, they have similar power requirement. So with marginal bigger battery the Xolo Black 1X seems to have an edge over the Micromax device.
The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G has a 13 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel selfie taker. There is an LED flash light in the back panel. The rear auto focus camera has Samsung Sensor (S5K3L2XX03).
The Xolo Black 1X also has a 13 megapixel primary camera, which is equipped with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. For selfies, it too offers a 5 megapixel shooter and that too with a flash light.
In terms of figures, both the phones seem equal in terms of camera power but their output will certainly would not be same in reality. You thus have to wait a bit longer for our review on their camera capability.
The Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth, and WiFi. The Xolo Black 1X is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth, and WiFi. So it seems like a draw in the connectivity department as well.
Both these phones offer excellent value for money, and go toe to toe throughout this entire faceoff. However, since the Xolo Black 1X offers a full HD display, more storage, a larger battery, and a flash on the front for selfies, it is a far better package.