On Tuesday (3 June), Alcatel One Touch flagship phone Idol X+ made its debut in India via online store.
With the launch, the competitively priced Octa-core smartphone Idol X+ has started a price war against the domestic players and is poised to threaten the popular home grown firm Micromax, who also has released similar metal-clad device Canvas Knight A350 in India with sub ₹20,000 price tag.
For prospective consumers who are looking for a mid-range phone with high-end specifications, Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ and Canvas Knight A350 are worth taking a look.
Here is a Brief Comparison of Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ and Micromax Canvas Knight A350:
Alcatel One Touch flaunts a glossy shell on the rear-side with chassis made of metal alloy and features 5.0-inch full HD display with pixel density of 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch) and has protected dragon trail glass shield.
On the other hand, Micromax Canvas Knight boasts uni-body design with metal rim around the edges and glassy finish on the rear-side giving true premium feeling. It sports a 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with a staggering pixel density of 443 ppi.
Processor, RAM and Storage:
Both the devices run on the MediaTek manufactured Octa-core processors.
Micromax and Alcatel handsets boasts of 2.0GHz Tru Octa-core chipset with Mali-450 GPU. whereas Canvas kinght is aptly supported sumptuous 2GB RAM with 32GB onboard storage. [No microSD slot]
Idol X+ is backed by sumptuous 2GB RAM with 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB)
Mobile Operating System:
In this aspect, Micromax and Alcatel One Touch phones stand even as they both run on the same ubiquitous Google Android platform. Both the devices run on the v4.2 Jelly Bean.
Idol X+ houses a 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, full HD video recording capability and a 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front side (with full HD video recording ability),
Micromax Canvas Knight comes loaded with 16.0-megapixel main camera with M8 Largan lens, high-performance 1.34-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, and CameraChip™ sensors feature electronic image stabilization (EIS), whereas on the front, it packs an 8.0-megapixel camera.
(Note: Specification wise, Micromax wins this battle, but higher pixel number in camera does not guarantee a good photo, it depends on the type of lens and aperture size, wider the better)
Micromax's Canvas Knight A350 made its debut way back in March in India for just under ₹20,000, where as the new Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ has been priced just ₹16,999.
Key Specifications of Micromax Canvas Knight A350 and Alcatel One Touch Idol X+:
|Model||Micromax Canvas Knight A350||Alcatel One Touch Idol X+|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS displayPixel density: 443 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen , protected by Asahi Dragon Trail Glass shield and Oleophobic coating (prevents finger print marks on the phone)Pixel density: 443 plus ppi|
|OS||Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) for future updates||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||MediaTek processor with 2GHz CPU speed||2GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor|
|RAM||2GB DDR2 RAM||2GB|
|Storage Capacity||32GB, (non-expandable)||16GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with M8 Largan lens, high-performance 1.34-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, and CameraChip™ sensors feature electronic image stabilization (EIS) for snapping good quality photos.
Front: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus
|Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, full HD video recording,
Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording
|Battery||2350 mAh;Talk time: 7.5 hoursStandby time: 175 hours||2500 mAh;Talk time: up to 20 hours (2G) & 12 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 320 hours (2G) & 240 hours (3G)|
|Network||3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Yamaha amplifier,||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), FM Radio with RDS, micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS integrated with Google Maps,|
|Dimensions||---------------------||140.4 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm|