Micromax Canvas Nitro vs Asus Zenfone 5 India rundown


The Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has been a very popular smartphone for India over the last few months. It has recently been joined by a competitor from Micromax in the form of the Canvas Nitro A310, and as they are not too far apart in pricing some buyers may be trying to choose between them. Today we have a Micromax Canvas Nitro vs. Asus Zenfone 5 India rundown price and specs for your consideration.

These are both Android dual SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphones so they’re likely to appeal to the same sector of the market. We’ll point out that the Asus Zenfone 5 is also available in a 16GB storage version, but for the sake of this comparison we’re using the 8GB model, as that has the same internal storage as the Canvas Nitro. We’ll run through the key specs and more for each so that you can see how they compare.

The Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 has a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and Mali-450MP4 graphics. The Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor with PowerVR SGX544MP GPU.

Both of these phones have a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Canvas Nitro has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD to 32GB. The Zenfone 5 also has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 64GB.

Camera set-up
The Canvas Nitro has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video capture, and also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Zenfone 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video capture, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Canvas Nitro has a removable 2500 mAh battery while the Zenfone 5 has a non-removable 2110 mAh battery.

Micromax Canvas Nitro vs Asus Zenfone 5 b

Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Zenfone 5 also features WiFi Direct.

Operating System
The Canvas Nitro runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Zenfone 5 launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat and skinned with the Zen UI.

The Micromax phone measures 141mm x 71.63mm x 8.91mm. The Asus handset measures 148.2mm x 72.8mm x 10.3mm at its thickest point.

The price of the Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 at launch was Rs. 12,990 while the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8GB model launched at Rs. 9,999. However, prices vary according to retailer and color option, and both can sometimes be found now at lower prices. For reference purposes the 16GB model of the Zenfone 5 launched at Rs. 13,999.

It’s worth noting that both phones also have 3.5mm audio jacks and FM radio. As far as specs are concerned the Canvas Nitro has definite advantages over the Zenfone 5. For example the Micromax phone has an octa-core processor, better camera capabilities, and a higher capacity battery that’s also removable. However, the Zenfone 5 has a higher level of expandable storage, and is the cheaper of the two phones.

Other things to take into account are after-sales service as well as design and build, and ultimately your preference of styling may help you choose between them. When you’ve considered the above specs and features we’d be interested to hear which of these you are more likely to purchase. Will it be the Micromax Canvas Nitro or the Asus Zenfone 5? We’re always interested to hear your comments.


5 thoughts on “Micromax Canvas Nitro vs Asus Zenfone 5 India rundown”

  1. sid says:

    Micromax sucks! I just hate this company because they really dont care about after sale service i am still in problem ofafter sale service and their devices are feels cheap. Whereas i have nexus 7 which feels far better than any pf micromax device and asus service is better and you can get many accecories easily for brand like asus but not for micromax. iI am never going to buy micromax again and i will never suggest any one to get micromax.

  2. Prophet says:

    Asus is the leader in Computer Motherboard and Graphics card manufacturing companies. They design electronic products not just for consumers but also for industrial purpose even for supercomputers. Micromax just re-brand Chinese phones. Micromax factory have just one machine – a label printer.

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