Since the beginning of the year, Indian market is witnessing a slew of low-cost smartphone launches by local players led by Micromax, Karbonn and Lava.

Few days ago, another domestic manufacturer - Celkon Mobiles - joined the race by launching a new quad-core smartphone A119Q Signature HD with top-end camera features for just ₹12,499, further intensifying the price-war between Indian smartphone makers.

But, it remains to be seen if the Celkon's new smartphone will be able to top the Micromax's most sought-after handset, A116 Canvas HD, and gain success in the Indian market.

Here is the brief comparison of main specs between Micromax HD A116 and Celkon A119Q Signature HD:


The Micromax Canvas HD A116 sports a 5.0-inch LCD display IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology with 720px1280p resolution with pixel density of 294 pixels per inch whereas Celkon's smartphone too sports an equally impressive 5.0-inch HD 720x1280p display and boast same pixel density.


In terms of power, Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Celkon's A119Q Signature HD score equal points as they both pack same MediaTek MTK-6589 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.


In this aspect, Celkon's A119Q Signature HD  holds the upper hand as it boasts an impressive 12.0-megapixel rear-side camera with flash support and a 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera whereas Micromax Canvas HD A116 sports 8.0-megapixel main camera with Auto-focus & flash support and a 2.0-megapixel camera at front side.

Mobile Operating System:

In terms of mobile OS, both stand even as both A116 Canvas HD and A119Q Signature HD run on same Android mobile OS Jelly Bean.

It may be noted that Micromax smartphone runs on older v4.1 OS compared to Celkon's handset which runs on the latest mobile OS v4.2.1.

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


According to latest report, Micromax A116 Canvas HD price is hovering around ₹14,499 whereas Celkon smartphone is priced ₹12,499, ₹2000 lower than its competitor. (prices vary based on markets)

 Here is a breakdown of comparison between Micromax HD Canvas HD and Celkon A119Q Signature HD [Spec Wise]:


Micromax Canvas HD A116

Celkon A119Q Signature HD


5.0-inch IPS-LCD screen

with 720px1280p HD display(pixel density: 294 pixel per inches)

5.0-inch HD screen with 720x1280p resolution

Display (pixel density: 294 ppi)


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.2.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)


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

Quad-core MTK 6589 processor

with 1.2GHz clock speed





4GB, expandable up to

32 GB

4GB, expandable up to



Rear : 8.0-megapixel


Front: 2.0-megapixel VGA camera

Rear:12.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash support

Front : 3.o -megapixel camera


2100 mAh

2100 mAh


2G & 3G

2G & 3G