Samsung Inc, in a tactical move to turn the heat on Indian smartphone makers, released a low-cost quad-core smartphone called Galaxy Grand Quattro in the sub-continent last week, further intensifying the competition in the lucrative cheap high-end device market ruled by local players.

The new Galaxy Grand Quattro is expected to take on Micromax's A116 canvas HD which is currently the top selling smartphone in the country. To find out if Samsung's new smartphone is a match for its Indian counterpart rival, here is the brief comparison of main specs between Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro and Micromax A116 Canvas HD:

Display:

The new Galaxy Grand Quattro sports a 4.7-inch TFT WVGA display with 480x800p resolution with close to 199 pixels per inch picture pixel density. Micromax Canvas HD A116 sports a little bigger 5.0-inch LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with an impressive 720px1280p resolution and with pixel density of 294 pixels per inch.

Processor:

In terms of power, A116 Canvas HD and Galaxy Grand Quattro share equal points as they both pack 1.2GHz quad-core processors. But it is to be noted that the Micromax smartphone houses a MediaTek MTK-6589 chipset, whereas the Samsung device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

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Camera:

In this aspect, A116 Canvas HD holds the upper hand as it packs an impressive 8.0-megapixel rear-side camera with flash support and a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera. On the other hand, Galaxy Grand Quattro sports a 5.0-megapixel main camera with auto-focus and flash support and a 0.3-megapixel VGA camera on the front side.

Mobile Operating System:

In terms of mobile OS, they both stand even in this department as both the Galaxy Grand Quattro and A116 Canvas HD run on same Android mobile OS Jelly Bean. It is to be noted that the Samsung smartphone boasts of a custom-made user-friendly UI on top of Android OS.

According to various reports, Galaxy Grand Quattro will receive Android v4.2 Jelly Bean update in the coming months.

Both smartphones have similar storage, RAM, battery capacity and network connectivity features with negligible differences.

Price:

According to latest report, Micromax A116 Canvas HD price is hovering around ₹14,499, whereas Samsung's new smartphone is priced a little over ₹16,500. (Prices vary based on the markets).

Considering the overall feature comparison, Indian made Micromax A116 Canvas HD still holds edge over the Samsung's new quad-core smartphone Galaxy Grand Quattro.

Here is a breakdown of specifications of Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro Micromax A116 Canvas HD [Spec Wise]:

Model

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Display

4.7inch TFT WVGA screen with 480x800p display resolution

(pixel density: close to 199 pixel per inches)

5.0-inch IPS-LCD screen

with 720px1280p HD display (pixel density: 294 ppi)

OS

Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS

Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS

Processor

1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Cortex-A5 quad-core processor

Quad-core MediaTek MTK6589 Cortex A7 processor with 1.2GHz clock speed

GPU

Adreno 203

PowerVR SGX544

RAM

1GB

 1GB

Storage Capacity

8GB, expandable up to 32GB

4GB, expandable up to

32 GB

Camera

Main: 5.0-megapixel with auto-focus, LED flash support

Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera

Rear : 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera

Battery

 2000 mAh

2100 mAh

Network

2G & 3G

2G & 3G

Price

₹16,570/-

₹14,499