The competition between budget smartphones in the dual SIM segment has been growing.
Some of the companies that started the budget smartphone trend include Micromax and Karbonn. They came out with their 2013 offerings in the form of Canvas Doodle 2 A240 and Titanium S9. The two devices offer a rich array of features, but at a much lower price than some of the products from mainstream companies like Samsung and Nokia.
Design & Display
Despite the low price, it is quite evident that both phones have not skimped on style. They look fairly similar to some of the Samsung phones, but the similarity stops there. This is because they feature very large displays that put them on the border of being called as a tablet. The Titanium S9 features a 5.5 inch display while the Canvas Doodle 2 A240 comes with a 5.7 inch display.
One of the common issues with budget smartphones until now has been the lack of high resolution. Despite providing a large display, these phones tend to ignore the importance of resolution. This is not the case with these devices. They come with 720p displays that ensure enough pixel density to make the device enjoyable on several fronts like movies and Internet videos.
The multimedia experience is always enhanced by the presence or support for large memory availability. The Canvas Doodle 2 A240 and the Titanium S9 offer more than sufficient internal memory of 16 GB. But should the buyer need more, it is the Titanium S9 that takes advantage in this regard because of its microSD card support. This feature is altogether absent on the Canvas Doodle 2 A240.
Connectivity is a key area in every smartphone and these phones are well covered in this area with all common connectivity aspects like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth appearing without fail. Wi-Fi hotspot is also present in both these phones. Differentiating aspect comes in the form of DLNA, which is present in the Titanium S9 but it is absent on the Canvas Doodle 2 A240. In contrast, the Titanium S9 does not have the Wi-Fi direct feature present in the Micromax phone.
Despite being budget smartphones, it is surprising to see the Titanium S9 feature camera a 13 megapixel camera, while the Canvas Doodle 2 A240 comes with a 12 megapixel camera. Such high resolution cameras ensure that the features like autofocus and video recording are utilized properly. The Micromax phone offers additional aspects like image stabilization and dual LED flash, compared to the almost bare camera on the Titanium S9.
Performance is surprisingly good on both these phones due to quad core processors. The identical processors are rated at 1.2 GHz and they also feature the same GPU. The similarity extends to the RAM specifications as well where the two devices come with 1 GB of RAM.
The Titanium S9 is priced at around $250 while the Canvas Doodle 2 A240 will be slightly lower at $240 making them excellent value for money propositions.
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