In the last week of July, renowned smartphone maker Micromax launched its latest budget beauty Canvas Xpress 2. Targeting the needs of young and always-on the go people, the Indian tech giant launched this phone with prolific processing capabilities. It powers up by an octa-core chipset and looks like a perfect fit to deliver smooth and glitch-free performance right from the word go. The entire combination of design and power packed with Canvas Xpress 2 looks pretty good. But, it’s not the first time when Micromax has launched a power-packed beast in the budget category. The company unveiled Xpress 2 on July 27th, and on the same day initiated an open sale for its famous Canvas Spark budget smartphone.Till date, more than 5,00,000 units of this device have been sold, and now with open sale, company is expecting an even bigger response from Micromax enthusiasts.
Practically, Canvas Xpress 2 and Canvas Spark come at a decent price tag, and go head to head with each other. They’re one of the finest budget smartphones, and can easily cater all your needs without any trouble. But, knowing some of their major differences might prove beneficial while shopping for the best Smartphone just around 5k. Have a look on our detailed comparison to know more!
In terms of design, Canvas Spark and Canvas Xpress 2 both flaunt a nice look from all angles. The newly launched Xpress 2 features a classy look with golden rim and soft touch plastic back panel, while the younger sibling Canvas Spark also stays right on the mark with decent build quality and lower price tag.The look and feel of both smartphones goes head to head, but if you’ll consider design language, Canvas Xpress 2 might just have an upper hand with its beautiful combination of Black and Golden.
In terms of display, there is slight difference between Canvas Spark and Canvas Xpress 2. On one hand, the low-endCanvas Spark features a decent visual experience with its qHD (540 x 960 pixels) IPS display of 4.7-inches, while on the other, the newly launched Canvas Xpress 2 packs a better viewing experience with its 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display.Gorilla Glass 3 protection is available on both of these devices, but when it comes to watching a high-definition movie or playing a high-end game, Canvas Xpress 2 will serve much better with its powerful color rendering and better contrasts.
Under the hood, Canvas Xpress 2 and Canvas Spark pack decent hardware support to deliver smooth and lag-free performance. Both smartphones power up by MediaTek chipsets with 1GB of RAM. The budget beauty Canvas Spark has been powered by a quad-coreMediaTek MT6582MSoC clocked at 1.3GHz with Mali-400 GPU, while the new Xpress 2 has been powered by a faster octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor clocked at 1.4 GHz with Mali 450 GPU. Comparatively, Xpress 2 packs a better processor and looks well equipped to handle multi-tasking and demanding games smoothly. It definitely stands above Canvas Spark in terms of hardware capabilities.
On the software front, both smartphones feature a clean and easy to use interface for best experience. The newly launched Canvas Xpress 2 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the box and offers upgradability to the latest Android 5.0, while the Canvas Xpress ships with the latest iteration of Android right of the box. Since there is no custom UI, both devices will pack stock Android experience with some really cool features and slight amount of bloatware.
For photography enthusiasts, Canvas Xpress 2 and Canvas Spark both pack powerful and well equipped camera support. The affordable Canvas Spark sports an 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, while the latest Canvas Xpress 2 features a 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Whether it’s a daylight or lowlight shot, the image production of both phones will be absolutely perfect. Canvas Xpress 2 looks slightly better with higher pixel count, but the 8 megapixel shooter of Spark will also cater all your needs.
In terms of storage, Canvas Spark and Canvas Xpress 2 pack same amount of built-in storage. Both smartphones have been equipped with 8 gigs of inbuilt memory and offer expandability by up to 32 gigs via external microSD card. Whether you’re a music lover or core-gamer, both of these phones will offer sufficient room to keep a massive selection of apps and files.
Talking about connectivity, both smartphones pack dual-sim slots, and go head to head by offering standard support with options like, 3GHSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/A-GPS and microUSB 2.0.LTE connectivity isn’t available on any of them, but web-browsing will be buttery smooth and lag-free.
In terms of battery capabilities, Canvas Xpress 2 will prove much better than Canvas Spark. The newly launched Xpress 2 comes with a long-lasting battery of 2500mAh, promises to perform much better than Canvas Spark coming with a smaller 2000mAh battery. Both smartphones will hold sufficient amount of juice throughout the day, but when you’ll look for the better one, Canvas Xpress 2 will give more backup on standard or demanding usage.
In terms of pricing, Micromax Canvas Spark and Xpress 2 differ by a very small margin. The famous Canvas Spark is hitting the shelves exclusively via Snapdeal at a price tag of Rs. 4,999, while the new Canvas Xpress 2 is also set to roll out exclusively via Flipkart at an enticing price tag of Rs. 5,999. Both smartphones will be sold by flash sale model on their respective ecommerce websites.
With a small difference in pricing, Canvas Spark and Xpress 2 look like tough competitors in the budget segment. Both smartphones pack smooth and glitch free performance, but if you’ll look deep into hardware, camera and battery capabilities, Canvas Xpress 2 will be the winner for sure. At an increase of Rs. 1,000, this phone gives you faster processing, improved camera, and longer battery life.It’s definitely better than Canvas Spark and is an excellent player at a price around 5k.