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Karbonn A9 vs Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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Karbonn A9 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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Micromax A116 Canvas HD Remove phone

Posted: 21 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.6)Android (4.1) 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.38 x 0.44 inches (120 x 60.5 x 11.3 mm)  
Display
Physical size3.8 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

246 ppi294 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

 IPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio56.71 %  
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
Front-facing cameraYes2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 MediaTek MT6589 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1000 MHzQuad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 
Graphics processor PowerVR 5XT 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 4 GB 
Maximum User Storage 1.77 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
7.2 days (174 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Capacity1600 mAh2000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFMFM 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM900, 1800 MHz900, 1800 MHz 
UMTS 1900 MHz 
DataUMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Multiple SIM cards2 slots2 slots 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Other Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones, VibrationHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 21 Jan 2013 

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