Published On: Sat, May 18th, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro V/s Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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It all started with Samsung Galaxy Note, a handset which was bigger than the conventional mobile phones and a device which was a lot smaller than a tablet. It was quite confusing for people to categorize this product, some called it a phone, others called it a tablet but the industry needed a new term for it, and this was how Phablet was BORN!

After the successful entry of Note in the phablet segment a lot of Indian player tried their luck in the same, many of them got success too. One of the key players in the same segment is Micromax which recently came out with a 5 inch phablet- A116 Canvas HD, enjoying a good response since its release. Another phablet which is launched recently is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro, basically a revised version of its predecessor- Galaxy Grand.

We will be doing a comparison between the two phablets mentioned above. But before that, let us give you a quick introduction of both these devices.

Micromax A116 Canvas HDis the company`s flagship model priced at Rs. 13,990.The specifications which this phablet flaunts can give a lot of high-end devices a run for their money. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro priced at Rs. 16,375 is successor to a highly successful phablet from Samsung – Galaxy Grand which was launched at the same time when Canvas HD came in the market. Let’s find out where these handsets stand against each other.


In terms of designing Grand Quattrois smaller and thinner among the two, it measures9.7 mm whereas Canvas HD is 10.7 mm at its thickest. Quattro is comparatively lighter at 143 grams when compared with Canvas HD which weighs 156 grams.

Both the handsets sports a glossy back panel but the one which we get in Quattro looks more classy and elegant, it is because Canvas HD features a pearl white color which sometimes look yellowish.


Grand Quattro sports a 4.7-inch capacitive, multi-touch TFT display which offers16M colors, 199 ppiand  480 x 800 pixels res., on the other hand Canvas HD comes with 5-inch capacitive, multi-touch IPS display whichoffers16M colors, 294 ppi and 720 x 1280 pixels res.

Here, Canvas HD is a clear winner as its ppi (pixel per inch) is far better than of Quattro. The viewing angles, colors and the entire viewing experience isbetter with Canvas HD.

Processing Power & Software

Both these phablets come with 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor and 1GB RAM. Internal memory of Quattro (8GB) is double than that of Canvas HD (4GB) but both of them can expand their external memory up to 32GB. Overall performance of both these handsets is similar but we do felt Quattro a bit smoother while playing games and switching between the applications.

Again, both of them run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system which performs great on each of them but here too Quattro offered a better functionality in terms of User interface, the Samsung`s Touchwiz UI offers easy customization than the UI which we get in Canvas HD.


The camera which we get with Galaxy Grand Quattro is of 5MP Auto Focus with flash at the back and 0.3MP VGA on the front. Whereas Micromax A116 Canvas HD sports an 8MP Auto Focus rear camera with flash, records full HD videos as well as a 2MP front facing camera.

As far as camera capability and productivity is concerned, Canvas HD is way ahead from Quattro. The pictures with Canvas HD came out really well and the video clarity too is a delight at this price point. But the camera interface which we get in Quattro is quite impressive as compared to the one which we get in Canvas HD. Still, all that matter is the output of the camera, which is clearly better in the case of canvas HD.

Specification Comparison Table- 

 Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro V/s Micromax A116 Canvas HD5 Specification Comparison Table

So who WINS?

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Micromax Canvas HD is a very impressive device at its price point as it offers great display and good camera quality. On the other hand Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro gives you an increased internal storage, better brand value, better chipset and because it’s Samsung, you can expect Android updates on your device unlike Micromax.

We have showed you Pros and Cons of both the devices, now it’s up to you to choose the best one.You can also see a detailed   comparison between Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro and Micromax A116 Canvas HD. Do tell us which of the above a winner is as per your needs and requirements.

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About the Author

Yogesh Pareek

- Journo by chance, radio in his heart; Yogesh is a mass communication post- grad. Enjoys listening to almost every kind of music and aims to capture the universe through his DSLR .If not updating himself on the technology front, this lazy chap can be found treating his taste buds at various food joints in the city.