Budget smartphones have really come a long way in the last few years.
They now offer a lot of features that make them almost similar to the high end cousins. This is true in the case of the Nokia Lumia 625. Launched in August 2013, this phone offers several top end features at a decent price, which would make it affordable for many. Affordability is a key selling point of the Micromax phones. The Indian manufacturer has been specializing in quality android offerings and the Canvas 3D A115 is one of the latest. This phone came out 12 months ago in May 2013.
The Lumia 625 is quite a unique design in terms of Windows phones from Nokia, since it features very slim bezels compared to the other Windows phones from the Finnish company. The color of the phone is prominently visible from the top and the customization starts from here. The Canvas 3D A115 looks very similar to the Samsung phones albeit without the physical home button. It features three touch sensitive buttons.
The dominating aspect of the two phones is the large touch screen display, which is about 4.7 inches in the Lumia 625 and 5 inches in the Canvas 3D A115. Even though the micromax phone features a slightly better screen size, it comes with the same 480 x 800 pixel resolution that makes it disappointing in terms of pixel density. The Lumia 625 is not too bad, but it certainly cannot compete with the high-end phones in this regard.
Micromax has been offering a lot of memory options in its phones of late, but the Canvas 3D A115 comes with only 4 GB of internal memory. It loses out to the Lumia 625 in this regard because the Nokia device comes with 8 GB of internal memory. However, the Nokia device also strengthens its position by supporting micro-SD cards of up to 64 GB whereas the Canvas 3D A115 will support only up to 32 GB. Despite having a very large display, the Canvas 3D A115 may not be able to compete with the Nokia in terms of multimedia support.
The operating system is a key differentiating aspect of the two phones because, the Canvas 3D A115 comes with Google’s Android operating system and the Lumia 625 comes with the Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The two are rivals, but both have their positive aspects. The uniform user experience of the Windows makes the Lumia 625 feel like a proper high-end smartphone whereas the Canvas 3D A115 features a slightly older version of the Android OS. It comes with a 4.1 version, which may not be running in the best possible manner, due to the dual core 1.2 GHz processor.
The Lumia 625 may also come with the same processor rating, but the phone is slightly faster due to the better-optimized Windows operating system. The Nokia is priced at around $240, while the Canvas 3D A115 will be available for the equivalent of $180.
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