The Indian smartphone market already has over 130 multi-national and domestic smartphone makers vying for formidable share in the business.

Now, Gionee, the second biggest smartphone maker in China recently forayed into the lucrative Indian market with the launch of Dream D1, which boasts a big-screen 4.65-inch AMOLED HD plus display and similar internal components as seen in Micromax A116 Canvas HD.

But, will the Chinese-made smartphone be able to recreate the cult status of Micromax's flagship smartphone in India?

Brief comparison of main specs between Micromax HD A116 and Gionee Dream D1:


The Micromax Canvas HD A116 sports a 5.0-inch LCD screen with IPS (In-Plane Switching) display and boasts a high-definition 720px1280 pixel resolution with pixel density of 294 ppi. Dream D1 features an impressive 4.5-inch AMOLED HD Plus display with pixel density of 316 ppi.


In this department, Micromax Canvas HD and Gionee Dream D1 score equal points as they both pack quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed.


Dream D1 sports an 8.0-megapixel main camera with LED flash support and a 0.3-megapixel VGA front camera. Canvas HD houses an impressive 8.0-megapixel rear-side camera with HD 1280x720 pixel resolution video recording and a 2.0-megapixel VGA front camera.

Mobile Operating System:

In terms of mobile OS, they both stand even in this department as A116 Canvas HD and Gionee Dream D1 run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

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


In terms of price, Canvas HD costs ₹14,499 while Gionee Dream D1 is expected to be priced around ₹16,000, almost ₹1500 costlier than its competitor. In a price-sensitive market like India, this cost factor is likely to play a crucial part in consumer's purchasing decisions.

Lately, consumers are finding it hard to get their hands on the coveted A116 Canvas HD smartphone, as Micromax has failed to arrest the supply-demand deficit.

If Micromax does not resolve the supply issue, it may very well lose a golden opportunity to consolidate its presence in the Indian market. 

Here is a breakdown of comparison between Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Gionee Dream D1:


Micromax Canvas HD A116

Gionee Dream D1


5-inch IPS-LCD screen

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

4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD Plus

Display with pixel density of

316 pixels per inch


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)


Quad-core MediaTek MT6589 Cortex A7 processor with 1.2GHz clock speed

Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor





4GB, expandable up to

32 GB

4GB, expandable up to 32GB


Rear side: 8.0-megapixel


Front side: 2.0-megapixel VGA camera

Rear:8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash

Front:0.3-megapixel camera


2100 mAh

2100 mAh


2G & 3G

2G & 3G



Around ₹16,000/-