Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 (Credit: Micromax Mobile/Facebook)
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 (Credit: Micromax Mobile/Facebook)

Spice Group-owned S-Mobility officially released the company's new flagship phablet Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 today.

India's smartphone arena is lately witnessing a surge in the launch of affordable smartphones, especially with the local players looking to take on international brands, who are leading niche top-end market. Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 is the latest entrant to hit the price-sensitive subcontinent market.

Prospective buyers looking for a budget alternative to the MNC branded big-screen smartphones (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2), can check out the popular indigenous phablets - Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 and the new Pinnacle Stylus Mi-M550.

Here is a brief description of the differences between Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 and Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550:

Display:

Micromax's phablet sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with HD 720x1280p resolution having a pixel density close to 258 ppi (pixels per inch).

On the other hand, Spice Pinnacle Stylus too flaunts same HD LCD screen with 720x1280p resolutions but gives sharper image on the screen thanks to its smaller 5.5-inch display size. It reportedly boasts pixel density of 267 ppi.

Processor, RAM and Storage:

In terms of power, Canvas Doodle 2 and Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 stand even as they both pack the same 1.2GHz quad-core processor made from MediaTek and 1GB RAM.

In terms of storage capacity, Spice handset - despite packing a meagre 8GB - scores a point against Micromax phablet as it houses microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB, whereas Canvas Doodle 2 comes with non-expandable 16GB storage, thereby handicapping users with limited space (max 13 GB) to add films, music, apps and games.

Camera:

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 boasts a12.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash support on the rear side and a 5.0-megapixel snapper at the front side.

Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 sports an 8.0-megapixel main-camera and 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera.

Even though, there is a huge difference between Micromax and Spice device in terms of camera (main) resolutions, they both are capable of recording full HD (1920x1080p) video.  

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 (Credit: Micromax Mobile/Facebook)
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 (Credit: Micromax Mobile/Facebook)

Operating System:

In this aspect, both Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 and Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 stand even as the two phablets run on Android v 4.2 Jelly Bean OS platform.

Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 (Credit: Spice Mobiles/Facebook)
Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 (Credit: Spice Mobiles/Facebook)

Price:

According to recent reports, Micromax phablet costs around ₹17,000, where as the Spice handset's price is hovering around ₹15,500, almost ₹1,500 less than its competitor.

Key Specifications of Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 and Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550:

Models

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 (A240)

Spice Pinnacle Stylus

Display

5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with HD (1280x720p) display resolutions having pixel density close to 258 ppi

5.5-inch HD LCD screen with  1280x720p resolutions

OS

Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Processor

MediaTek quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed

Quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed

RAM

1GB

1GB

Storage Capacity

16GB (12GB user memory), no microSD slot

8GB, expandable up to 32GB

Camera

Main: 12.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash support, full HD 1920x1088p video recording at 30 fps

Front: 5.0-megapixel camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, full HD video recording

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera  

Battery

2600 mAh

Talk time: close to 8 hours

Standby mode: up to 220 hours

2,500 mAh

Network

2G & 3G

2G and 3G

Add-ons

Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, GPS, micro-USB v2.0, motion sensor, proximity sensor, stylus

Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, microSD, micro-USB, and also comes with stylus

Dimensions

161.0 x 82.5 x 8.9 mm

158.0 x 79.0 x 9.5 mm

Price

₹17,040/-

Around ₹15,500/-