Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia Z smartphone are both waterproof. (Credit: Reuters)

Indian smartphone maker, Micromax, unveiled its A116 Canvas HD phablet last month, while MNC Sony is set to launch Xperia Z in the Indian market in a few hours from now.

In the recent past, Micromax has shown tremendous growth in the Indian handset market and worldwide in terms of shipment volumes. It has brought itself in direct competition against world top smartphone makers Samsung, Apple, Sony, Nokia and other MNCs in the subcontinent.

But, does the company's record selling A116 Canvas HD have enough ammunition to take on Sony's flagship smartphone Xperia Z?

Here is a breakdown of comparison between the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Sony Xperia Z [Spec Wise]:


Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Sony Xperia Z


5-inch IPS-LCD screen

With 720p HD display

(294 pixel per inches)

5.0-inch Full HD Reality

Display with Mobile

BRAVIA Engine 2

(Pixel density: 441 ppi)


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)


Quad-core processor with

1.2GHz clock speed

Snapdragon S4 quad-core

processor with 1.5 GHz

CPU speed


PowerVR Series5XT

320 Adreno

Internal memory



Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

16GB ,expandable up to



Rear side: 8.0-megapixel


Front side: VGA camera

Main: 13.1-megapixel

Back side illuminated

Sensor with LED flash

Front: 2.2-megapixel


2G & 3G

2G & 3G


2100 mAh

2,400 mAh


 ₹ 13,999

Expected around

₹ 45,000 Plus


Both smartphone sport big 5.0-inch screens, but in terms display quality Sony Xperia Z's 441ppi display resolution wins hands down against A116 Canvas HD's display (294 ppi).

However, in other aspects such as processor speed, mobile OS, RAM and memory capacity, the differences are negligible.

Apart from its superior 13.1-megapixel camera and display, Sony does not have much to brag about

With a ₹45,000 plus price tag, Xperia Z costs almost thrice the cost of A116 Canvas HD. This may very well pose as a major deterrent for Sony's Xperia Z sales in a price sensitive market like India. 

It remains to be seen if Sony would follow the footsteps of its other rival Apple, by offering EMI (Easy monthly Installment) options to sell its expensive smartphone.