Indian smartphone maker Micromax officially unveiled its flagship A116 Canvas HD phablet last month and the device is all set to hit stores in a few days time.

Micromax is one of the fastest growing Indian handset manufacturers in the world in terms of volume of shipments. It has brought itself into direct competition against world top smartphone makers like Samsung, Apple, Nokia and other MNCs in the subcontinent.

But, does the company's latest A116 Canvas HD smartphone have enough tricks in its bag to match spec-to-spec with Samsung's Galaxy Grand?

Here is a breakdown of comparison between the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Samsung's Galaxy Grand.


Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Samsung Galaxy Grand


5-inch IPS-LCD screen

With 720p HD display

(294 pixel per inches)

5-inch Super AMOLED

Screen with 800x480p


( around 187 ppi)


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1.2 OS

(updated Jelly Bean)


Quad-core processor with

1,2GHz clock speed

Dual-core processor with

1.2GHz clock speed

Internal memory



Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

8GB,expandable up to



Rear side: 8.0-megapixel


Front side: VGA camera



Front Side: 2.0- megapixel VGA camera


2G & 3G

3G & 4G ( in select markets)


2100 mAh

2100 mAh


Less than ₹15,000

Around ₹21,300


In of terms display quality, Micromax's 'A116 Canvas HD' wins hands down against the Samsung's Galaxy Grand. Canvas HD has a higher pixel density of 294 ppi compared to Grand's 187 ppi display.

Apart from an updated Jelly Bean OS (Android v4.1.2) Galaxy Grand does not have much to brag. Considering other aspects, both the phablets have similar features like RAM, memory capacity, battery capacity, etc.

Canvas HD once again comes top in the processor department as well. The smartphone packs a quad-core processor where as the Galaxy Grand comes with a slower dual-core processor. 

Despite Galaxy Grand's expensive price tag of ₹21, 500, it fails with sub-par features compared to A116 Canvas HD. With superior specs and low price-tag (less than ₹15, 000), Micromax's new flagship phablet is expected to get a warm reception in a price-sensitive market like India.

According to various reports, Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone is expected to hit retail stores by 14 February.