Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 vs Micromax Canvas HD A116 – Comparison of Specs, Features, Pricing

The Smartphone market in India has been growing a lot lately, with the companies coming up with new and better smartphones every few days, and the competition is so huge that every device has something better than the other and it is the end user’s need that has to make a right choice. Micromax recently launched their best Micromax Canvas HD A116 Android smartphone with the 5-inch HD display, while Karbonn didn’t sit back, as they came up with the Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 Android phone which has a 4.5-inch screen and a Quad-core processor, but at a price lesser than that of Micromax A116. Let’s see which smartphone is a better option for a good usage and productivity.

Micromax Canvas HD A116 vs Karbonn Smart Titanium 1

Build, Screen and Display

We won’t compare the design of the phones, as with those screen sizes the phones do look bulky and the white looks great on both the devices but the screen size is quite a lot different and Micromax Canvas HD has got a better screen, with a 5-inch screen having an IPS display with the HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, while the Smart Titanium 1 from Karbonn has a smaller screen with the 4.5-inch size, but the display too is comparably less in quality with the resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

Processor, RAM and Storage

The processor included in both the phones is almost the same, with the 1.2GHz speed Quad-core processor in the Karbonn and Micromax devices, and the Micromax Canvas HD is powered by the Mediatek MT6589 chipset, while that in the Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 is powered by the Snapdragon S4 Play chipset. The multitasking in both the handsets is supported by the 1GB of RAM. The graphics processor in the Micromax phone is POWERVP SERIES5XT GPU, while that in the Karbonn phone is the Adreno 203 GPU and here the Canvas HD is a step ahead of the S1 because it can play the 1080p videos with ease while the S1 cannot play 1080p videos and for those who wanted to have some great multimedia output in their handset, won’t be able to do that if they own this Karbonn S1. The storage in both is the same with 4GB of internal storage included, and this can be expanded to 32GB using a MicroSD card.

Camera and Battery

Micromax again is a clear winner here, with Canvas HD A116 having the excellent 8-megapixel lens having autofocus and supported by the LED flash, and the Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 has got a 5-megapixel camera with a flash and Autofocus. The video recording in the Micromax rear camera is a 1080p Full HD recording, while that in that of the Karbonn phone is a 720p HD recording. We haven’t had a hands-on with both the devices so the exact comparison of the capturing won’t be possible, but specs-wise the camera of the Micromax A116 is a lot better.

The battery too of the Micromax A116 is a lot better than that of the Karbonn S1, as its the 2100 mAh capacity compared to the 1600 mAh of the latter and this would prove good in providing a longer usage.


No matter whatever is packed in, many would compare the pricing and take this as a big factor. Here, the Karbonn takes away the rank with the price tag of Rs. 10,999 while the Micromax phone is priced at Rs. 14,999 in the Indian market.

Overall Comparison

Taking all the factors into consideration, we would rate the Micromax A116 as the better choice than the Karbonn S1 for those who would be fine in increasing their budget by 4000 INR and making the best choice, as the phone has got a 5-inch screen with a better display, and a neat camera. Given that the devices are coming with the Android Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box, and both of them are having the Dual-SIM capabilities, and the front VGA camera too, the differences that we have to keep in mind is with the display, the camera and the battery and these all combined would be better although the pricing is different.
This comparison is between these two devices, and for those who can easily think of increasing their budget from 11K INR to 15K INR, should also think of making it a bit higher and consider buying the Samsung Galaxy Grand which is the next level best smartphone from the most popular smartphone company in the market.

Differences between Micromax Canvas HD A116 and Karbonn Smart Titanium 1

Feature Micromax Canvas HD A116 Karbonn Smart Titanium 1
Screen Size & Display 5-inch IPS Display 4-inch IPS Display
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels 960 x 540 pixels
Processor 1.2GHz Quad-core processor 1.2GHz Quad-core processor
  Mediatek MT6589 Snapdragon S4 Play
Rear Camera 8-megapixel, 1080p Video Recording 5-megapixel, 720p Video Recording
Battery Capacity 2100 mAh 1600 mAh

 Similarities between Micromax Canvas HD A116 and Karbonn Smart Titanium 1

Feature Micromax Canvas HD A116 Karbonn Smart Titanium 1
Processor Speed & Cores 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor
Storage 4GB Internal, Expandable to 32GB with MicroSD card 4GB Internal, Expandable to 32GB with MicroSD card
Front Camera VGA Quality VGA Quality
OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


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