The budget smartphone segment in India is crowded with the frequent launch of new models by smartphone makers at incredibly low prices. Karbonn Titanium Machfive is one such device that makes a compelling offer in the under-Rs. 6,000 category with its valuable specs. It is fitting to see how the new handset fares against the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2.
Here, we compare the individual specs of the Karbonn Titanium Machfive and the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 to find out which smartphone offers better value for money.
Both smartphones have identical display in terms of size and resolution, featuring a 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution screen.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 wins here with its 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, adjustable ISO, HDR, white balance and dual-LED flash, compared to the Karbonn Titanium Machfive's 8MP primary sensor with LED flash.
However, if you are more focused on the selfie camera, Karbonn's budget offering has an edge over its rival due to its 5MP front-facing snapper supported by LED flash. As for the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2, the front cam is fitted with a 2MP snapper sans flash.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 packs a higher standard octa-core processor by MediaTek, clocking speeds at 1.4GHz, whereas the Karbonn Titanium Machfive has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.
RAM and Storage
Karbonn offers double the RAM and storage in its Titanium Machfive compared to the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2, which is treated with 1GB RAM and 8GB, expandable storage up to 32GB. The Titanium Machfive features 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage, expandable up to 32GB.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 features a 2,500mAh battery that lasts 9.5 hours of talk time while Karbonn's Titanium Machfive offers a slightly smaller 2,200mAh unit with talk time promise of up to 16 hours and 30 minutes.
Both smartphones have individual qualities that set them apart. The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has an integrated gesture support, Quick Look to get all updates from different apps in one place, best-in-class audio with Cirrus Logix Wolfson Stereo DAV, a camera widget, panorama mode for selfie cam and Native Damage Resistance technology to add extra strength to the display screen.
The Karbonn Titanium Machfive comes preloaded with SwiftKey and Peel Smart Remove app to control household appliances using IR technology and a better selfie camera with front flash.
The Karbonn Titanium Machfive gets Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box while the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which is upgradeable to Android 5.1. Both smartphones have dual-SIM slots and support 3G at max.
Pricing and Availability
Karbonn Titanium Machfive is exclusively available on Amazon India without the need to register for flash sales. Buyers can easily purchase the handset without waiting for a specific day.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is available via Flipkart through weekly flash sales. The next sale is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 August, at 2 pm and interested buyers must register before-hand to participate in the flash sale.
Both smartphones are priced at Rs. 5,999.