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

Micromax's Indian counterpart, Xolo, a sub-brand of Lava Mobiles known for its Intel powered smartphones, launched a low-cost and competitive Xolo Q800 smartphone in similar price-range for the burgeoning Indian market a few days ago. 

With both smartphones boasting similar specs such as quad-core processors, camera, and memory, it remains to be seen what minor difference would attract consumers more.


The Micromax A116 canvas HD shows off a 720p resolution display with pixel density of 294 pixels per inch, whereas Xolo Q800 sports a 245 ppi display. The difference of 49 ppi display clarity would probably be noticed by tech enthusiasts hence the difference is negligible. Both smartphones have impressive quality display resolutions for a price tag of sub ₹15,000.


Both Micromax Canvas HD and Xolo Q800 pack a MediaTek MT6589 chipset with 1.2GHz quad-core processor.


Xolo Q800 sports an 8.0-megapixel main camera with CMOS sensor and a 1.2-megapixel front camera. Canvas HD too sports a similar 8.0-megapixel rear-side camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.

Mobile Operating System:

In terms of mobile operating system, both smartphones stand even in this department as they run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

In other aspects such as Graphics Processing Unit, Memory, RAM, network connectivity they both share similar features.

However, Xolo Q800's smaller build can win over some fans who prefer smaller smartphones than 5-inch big screen devices such as Galaxy Grand, Micromax Canvas HD.

The only other difference between the two is that the Canvas HD is priced at ₹13,999 while Xolo Q800 is priced at ₹12,499, almost ₹1500 lower than its competitor. When the decision comes to choose between the two, Micromax seems to be the more popular considering the rate at which the units are seling in the market.  

Here is a breakdown of comparison between the Xolo Q800 and Micromax A116 Canvas HD [Spec-Wise]:


Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Xolo Q800


5-inch IPS-LCD screen

With 720p HD display

(294 pixel per inches)

4.5-inch qHD IPS technology display with 540x960p resolutions

(245 ppi)


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)


Quad-core processor with

1.2GHz clock speed

Quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed


PowerVR Series5XT

286MHz PowerVR SGX544

Internal memory



Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

4GB, expandable up to 32GB


Rear side: 8.0-megapixel


Front side: 2.0-megapixel camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with

CMOS sensor.

Front:1.2-megapixel camera


2G & 3G

2G & 3G


2100 mAh

2100 mAh



₹12, 499/-