Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Lava XOLO A1000, decision time


With the large amount of new smartphones being released it can often be hard picking between them, and the team here on Phones Review often provide comparisons between various handsets. Today we have the Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs the Lava XOLO A1000 as the two 5-inch smartphones go head to head.

Both the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and the Lava XOLO A1000 have only recently become available to consumers to purchase, and both the handsets have some worthy specifications.

The two smartphones both feature 5-inch HD touchscreen display’s at 1280 x 720 resolution with the Micromax A116 Canvas offering 294ppi pixel density compared to the XOLO A1000 at 295ppi.

Power and Storage
The Micromax has a quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1GB of RAM under the hood, along with 4GB of built in storage that is expandable further up to 32GB via a microSD card. The XOLO A1000 uses a dual core Mediatek MT6577 processor clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM, and also has 4GB of onboard storage expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

The XOLO has an 8 megapixel rear facing camera paired with a LED flash while around the front is a 1.2 megapixel unit, which compares to its rival that uses an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash, and on the front is a 2 megapixel shooter.

Operating system and Battery
The two handsets come running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with the Micromax A116 Canvas HD already down to receive the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update at some point. The Canvas HD uses a 2,000 mAh battery unit compared to the XOLO A1000 that has a slightly bigger 2,100 mAh unit.

The two handsets are around the same price wise with the higher spec Micromax A116 Canvas HD costing Rs 13,990, compared to the XOLO A1000 that is priced at Rs 13,999, so unless a deal can be found somewhere many may choose the Micromax as it comes with a quad core processor and a slightly better front facing camera.

Are you planning on getting either one of these handsets?

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23 thoughts on “Micromax A116 Canvas HD vs Lava XOLO A1000, decision time”

  1. dip says:

    The most important difference between these two phones is its GPU. The GPU of A1000 is weaker in comparison to the A116. In other words the prospect of gaming in A1000 is very bleak after driving a HD resolution, while in case of A116 it is not so.

  2. ghkj says:

    These phones are constructed using defective and rejected parts of samsung, nokia and other phone manufacturers. The chances of fault development in these phones is very high and for me they just a waist of money.

  3. A says:

    You left out an important point. The Xolo CPU may be dual core 1 Ghz but it’s a Cortex A9 compared to Canvas’s quad-core 1.2 Ghz Cortex A7. So there may not be much difference in performance given the superiority Cortex A9 enjoys over A7.

    1. Naveen Kumar says:

      i agree bro

      Today only i purchase xolo1000 from a local dealer, bit confused with the samsung grand and xolo1000, got a chance to have a look of xolo 1000 get totally flaten up with the look and finaly decide to purchase a xolo1000. came to home and instantly installed temple run 2. game was running with the lag, thought must be the problem with the compatabily. then installed temple run 1 running with the lots of lag. then finally decided to run homerun battle 3d which works fine on my galaxy y. it was also showing the lag during the play then i come to know that some thing is wrong with this handset, cos having a dual core processor with one gb ram. in which more than 500 mb remain free always.
      then i decided to do some benchmarks and the reality comes in front of me. the scores are as follows

      Quadrant Benchmark : 2650
      Nenamark 2: 17.1 frames per second( playing game is impossible)
      multi touch : 5

      then i come to know its not possible to play any game on this handset
      Really got a feeling of folled by the specification. handset have a killer look and a good specs, but good for nothing.

      all friends please beware…. think before buying this product. other wise you have to regret like me

      if your money is hard earned dont go for this handset

      i am lucky that i have purchased this handset from the local dealer. who agreed to return the handset i lieu of vat 1000rs other wise i have a total loss of 12500 rs

      I am writing this review just to save hard earned money of others.

        1. Neeru Singh says:

          Dear friend if I am wrong do refer Gogi .in I am not able to put up the videos because I returned the handset to dealer in loss of 1750 as taxes and purchased Samsung grand. And I put the review on many site just for the good sake of buyers. And still any one has has any doubt go and purchase the xolo a1000 and have fun.

  4. Antique says:

    All those who dont want these phones plz go for Samsung galaxy Grand.
    Use it and then ask a friend who has either canvas hd or a1000 and see the difference.

  5. GrimJaw69 says:

    hey blob head(Mogambo1) first learn to quote the sentences properly… you may start with a part of a sentence but do learn to end with the right on… FU!!!

  6. ramkumar says:

    I bought a1000 2 days back…. surely this handset is not for gaming…lots of lags while a game… otherwise browsing net is excellent….display is awesome… low light image shooting also superb… it has stunning look… feels premium in hands….battery lasts for a day with lot of net surfing….

  7. AJAY ROSHAN says:

    Hi friends, i m looking for purchase a new mobile but i m confuse that which mobile i should purchase, i have seen a spice mi-425 which is good and upgraded version mi-495 and mi-530 and micromax -A116 canvas HD can anyone tell me about Micromax A116 canvas hd how is this camera quality it is fine or not…please suggest me friend…

      1. AJAY ROSHAN says:

        Thanks for your reply bro can you please tell me the camera quality of spice MI-535 stellar pinnacle and other features….. ..please……

  8. Sarthak Handa says:

    Love Xolo A1000. Looks amazing, the touch is damn smooth, and doesn’t lag a bit, gets things done quickly and without a hassle.

    The 8MP camera is also quite good, doesn’t take great pictures at night, but I guess that’s with every camera out there. The battery life is quite decent, lasts me a whole day with heavy usage.

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