The affordable and highly popular Micromax Canvas HD has a new rival in town, the Chinese UMi X2, but which of these low-cost 5-inch, quad-core phones are the best value for money? Find out after below!
The UMi X2 has been covered so many times here on Gizchina we know the hardware off-by-heart, and with such a memorable package on offer we’re sure many of you have committed the X2’s specs to memory too!
UMi have quite a reputation for launching high spec, low-cost phones which undercut their competitors. Last year during JiaYu’s terrible G3 launch, UMi stepped in and swept up many potential G3 owners with the dual-core, 4.5-inch UMi X1, and now they are in the market again with the UMi X2!
Starting with the front, the UMi X2 boasts a full HD display, not a 720HD display but a full 1920 x 1080 panel! That alone for the $240-$260 asking price would be a great bargain, but the excellent features don’t stop there. There’s also a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 2GB RAM, and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera making for one fully loaded phone!
The design looks great too, with a similar shape to the popular Samsung Galaxy S3, quite a narrow body along with thin screen bezel! All premium features but without the premium price tag!
Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax launched the Canvas HD earlier this year, and have been enjoying a huge amount of press attention and success with their low-cost quad-core, 5-inch phablet. However, is the Canvas HD really a match for the UMi X2?
Starting with the front again, the Micromax Canvas HD also sports a 5-inch HD display, however this time it’s a 720HD unit. For many of you this is hardly a make or brake feature, in fact the 720 screen will be easier on the battery! However, which so little difference in price between the 2 phones is it really worth going for the lower res screen? We think not.
Unfortunately for Micromax the downgrades don’t stop there! Where as the UMi X2 has 2GB RAM, the Cavas HD only get’s 1GB, the rear camera is 8 mega-pixel and the overall body shape and design looks much thicker and bulkier than the UMi phone.
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So which is better? UMi X2 or Micromax Canvas HD?
Just looking at the specs the UMi X2 wipes the floor with the Micromax Canvas HD! The UMi X2 offers a better display, double the RAM, a more advanced rear camera and larger battery all for just an extra $1 in price!
The Micromax Canvas HD is currently available for $259 while the UMi X2 will launch on March 15 for $260 in India and $240 in China.
Do you agree that the UMi X2 is a better buy? Let us know in the comments section below!