Earlier this month, Micromax launched a new Canvas series smartphone in India, the Canvas Hue. Priced at Rs 10,999, the phone’s main highlight is a 5-inch high-definition display, and a 3,000mAh battery, which the company claims to deliver 30 days of battery life thanks to a super power saving mode. Apart from a decent display and a good battery, the rest of the specs of the Canvas Hue are mediocre at this price point. There are a lot of smartphones in the market, which deliver better specifications for a bit more or less than the Micromax Canvas Hue’s asking price.
If you are thinking about buying the Canvas Hue, it won’t hurt to look for options. In this post you will find the Canvas Hue compared with its five closest rival smartphones available in India at the moment. These alternatives include the Gionee Marathon M3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Acer Liquid E700, Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus, and Alpha Feather.
Before we talk about the alternatives, let’s take a quick look on the specifications of the Micromax Canvas Hue.
Micromax Canvas Hue key specifications
The Micromax Canvas Hue’s 5-inch HD display is covered with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it from scratches. The smartphone is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. For storage needs, the handset is packed with 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. Imaging needs are covered by an 8MP AF rear shooter that comes with a Sony sensor, and an LED flash. The device also houses a 2MP front camera for self-portraits. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone offers dual-SIM, 3G support, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi. Besides a large battery, another highlight of the Canvas Hue is that it comes loaded with a handful of themes, which allow the users to customize the appearance of the UI. In addition, the phone will also get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the coming months.
Comparison – Micromax Canvas Hue vs Gionee Marathon M3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus vs Alpha Feather
Retailing around Rs 11,900, the Gionee Marathon M3 appears to be a solid competitor to the Micromax Canvas Hue. The smartphone offers way higher battery capacity than the Canvas Hue, a 5,000mAh battery, which delivers a solid 32 hours of talk time on 3G networks. The rest of the specs of the Marathon M3 are similar to the Canvas Hue, the phone however supports microSD cards up to a whopping 128GB in size.
The Chinese brand Xiaomi’s hot selling smartphone, the Redmi Note 4G is a way better choice than the Canvas Hue. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G as its name clearly indicates supports India’s 4G LTE bands. The device brings a larger 3,100mAh battery, and a 5.5-inch high-definition display. In addition, the Note 4G offers solid camera features including a 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP front snapper, a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
Available online around Rs 11,999, the Acer Liquid E700 also beats the Canvas Hue when compared its battery, camera, and performance features. The Liquid E700 is powered by a higher 3,500mAh battery, and offers better performance over the Canvas Hue with a quad-core processor that is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone delivers quality selfies with a 2MP front camera that is paired with an LED flash for low-light self-portraits. In addition, the triple-SIM Android phone has double the internal storage the Canvas Hue offers – 16GB, further expandable up to 32GB.
The Alpha Feather, from a lesser-known smartphone brand in India, is also a decent choice over the Canvas Hue. Retailing online below Rs 10,000, the Alpha Feather is being touted by the company as the lightest 5-inch smartphone packed in a slim 6mm chassis. The phone sports better camera specifications including a 13MP rear shooter and an 8MP front snapper. Also the smartphone flaunts a full HD display, and 2GB of RAM. On the downside, the device houses only 4GB of internal storage, and a 2,500mAh battery.
Last but not the least, available below Rs 9,000, the Karbonn Titanium Octane is a better contender than the Canvas Hue with its 1.7GHz octa-core processor, a 5-inch HD display, 16GB of internal memory, and 13MP/5MP cameras. On the downside, the Titanium Octane features only a 2,000mAh battery.
So, which one is your pick? Or you are still going with the Micromax Canvas Hue? Let us know in the comments section.