Nokia Lumia 520 vs Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 specs


The Nokia Lumia 520 arrived several months ago and is still a hugely popular smartphone in India and elsewhere. On the other hand the Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 is a new arrival on the scene but is similarly priced. We’re taking a look at the Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 in a specs rundown.

Hopefully this will make it clearer to see if you get more for your money with the newer phone, and if you’re thinking of buying either it could help you decide which is best for you. We’ll give you details of the major specs of the Nokia Lumia 520 and Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 so that you have an idea of how they compare.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core processor and the newer Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 has a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core processor.

There’s a 4-inch IPS LCD display on the Nokia Lumia 520 with resolution of 800 x 480 and 233 ppi. The A114 Canvas 2.2 has a 5-inch display with resolution of 960 x 540 and 220 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Lumia 520 has 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB. Meanwhile the A114 Canvas 2.2 has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage (2GB user available), expandable via microSD to 32GB.

Camera Set-Up
A 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 720p video capture features for the Lumia 520, and it has no secondary camera. The A114 Canvas 2.2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash and 1080p video recording capability, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.


The Lumia 520 has a 1430 mAh battery while the A114 Canvas 2.2 has a larger 2000 mAh battery.

Operating System
Windows Phone 8 upgradable to the Amber update is the choice of platform for the Lumia 520 while the A114 Canvas 2.2 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Dimensions and Weight
The Lumia 520 measures 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm and weighs in at 124g whereas the A114 Canvas 2.2 measures 145mm x 73mm x 9.7mm and weighs 147g.

This is where it gets interesting as the Nokia Lumia 520 was originally launched for around Rs. 10,500. However on Snapdeal this handset can now be had for between Rs. 7,945 and Rs. 8701 depending on your color choice. The Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 was listed previously at Rs. 12,999 but currently has a selling price of Rs. 11,491 on Snapdeal.

Therefore, for not too much more money you can buy the Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114, which has a better processor, larger display, and higher capacity battery. However, others may prefer the smaller form factor of the Lumia 520 and part of your choice will be down to design preference.

We’re interested to from readers in India with your thoughts on a preference between these two. If you were buying either of these smartphones right now, would you choose the Nokia Lumia 520 or the Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2? Let us know by sending your comments.

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