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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC launched the much-awaited HTC One smartphone in February. The device is expected to make its India debut next month. 

Popular Indian smartphone maker Micromax unveiled the flagship phablet A116 Canvas HD last month, it made record sales with the smartphone stocks getting sold out within 15 minutes of its release online. 

Both HTC One and A116 Canvas HD pack quad-core processors, but they differ in other aspects such as display resolutions, camera. etc. So let's take a look on both smartphone's specifications:


HTC One sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 display with an amazing 468 ppi (pixels per inch) pixel density which is one of the industry's highest screen resolution. The Canvas HD sports a less impressive 720p HD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi.


Both HTC One and A116 Canvas HD pack quad-core processors. But HTC sports a little faster 1.7GHz speed Snapdragon 600 series chipset, while Micromax's smartphone packs a much slower 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 processor.


Being an expensive device, HTC One is the industry's first smartphone to boast an Ultra-Pixel camera, it sports a 2.0-ultrapixel rear camera (equivalent to 4.0-megapixel).

The company claims that HTC One's custom build Ultra-Pixel camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor can absorb 300 percent more light than any other smartphone camera sensors.

Despite packing an 8.0-megapixel camera, Micromax's smartphone once gain fails to match its rival.

Mobile Operating System:

In terms of mobile operating system, they both stand even in this department as HTC One and Micromax A116 canvas HD run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

In other aspects such as Graphics Processing Unit, Memory, RAM and network connectivity, both devices have minor negligible difference.

But, in terms of price, the Micromax smartphone has an upper hand over HTC One. In a price-sensitive market like India, price plays a crucial role in attracting middle class buyers who make the biggest chunk of the population.

With an estimated ₹40,000 plus price, HTC is almost thrice costlier than Micromax A116 Canvas HD (₹13,999).

Here is a breakdown of comparison between the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and HTC One:


Micromax A116 Canvas HD



5-inch IPS-LCD screen

with 720p HD display

(294 pixel per inches)

4.7-inch Super LCD 3 with RGB matrix

Display (pixel density: 468 pixel per inches)


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS


Quad-core MediaTek MT6589 Cortex A7 processor with

1.2GHz clock speed

Quad-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed (Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600)


PowerVR Series5XT

Adreno 320

Internal memory



Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

Available in 16GB & 32GB


Rear side: 8.0-megapixel


Front side: VGA camera

Rear:2.0-ultrapixel camera with smart LED flash, BSI sensor

Front:2.1 megapixel


2G & 3G

3G & 4G/LTE in select markets


2100 mAh

2,300 mAh


₹ 13,999/-

Expected to be priced

Between ₹40,000 to ₹45,000