Micromax Canvas Spark vs Micromax Canvas A1

By posted on May 1, 2015 1:22AM
Micromax Canvas Spark Full Review

A few weeks back, Micromax Canvas Spark was launched in India, which was a good product for the price tag of Rs. 5K INR. Also, the first flash sale got a tremendous response and about 20,000 units of Micromax Canvas Spark were sold out in 2 minutes.  The Micromax Canvas Spark is a really good device and if you have seen our videos, then, you would be familiar with this handset looks. The device comes with a qHD display and running Android Lollipop out of the box.8In the price range of Rs. 5,000, we can see a lot of smartphones. InFocus M2, Redmia 1S, Karbonn A120 Alfa, Intex Cloud M6 and Microsoft Lumia 430 are there. All these smartphones are new and they are also appealing, but today, we decided to compare the Micromax Canvas Spark and Micromax Canvas A1.

Micromax Canvas A1 was launched a few months ago, and it is priced above Rs. 5,000. It is a solid device too, and comes from the same brand. So, the things are going to be interesting in their comparison.


Now, here we are going to compare the Micromax Canvas Spark with the earlier launched Micromax Canvas A1. Both these devices come under the similar price tags and carries similar specs. Let’s go ahead and compare both of these devices.

Looking at the physique of Micromax Canvas Spark, it comes with a 4.7-inches qHD IPS LCD display, which offers a screen resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and also, comes with a pixel density of 234 ppi whereas, Canvas A1 comes with a  4.5-inch IPS display, which offers a screen resolution of 854x 480 pixels, and comes  with a smaller pixel density of 218 ppi.

4On the front, the Spark sports a 2-Megapixel camera and on the back, there is an 8-megapixels of camera that is able to shoot HD videos. Looking on Canvas A1, it has a 2-Megapixel front facing camera and on the back,  it has a 5-megapixel camera that may is able to shoot HD videos. So, both these devices are capable of shooting HD videos.

Proceeding towards the performance side, the Canvas Spark is powered by a 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582M quad-core chip mated with 1GB DDR3 RAM and the same heart beats in the Canvas A1. But, looking on the vacancies of these devices, the Canvas Spark has an 8GB of internal storage and it can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card, whereas there is some shortage of vacancy on the Canvas A1, it has only 4GB of internal storage and it can be expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card.


The Micromax Canvas Spark runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and we are not sure about the future updates about this device, whereas the Canvas A1 runs on the latest 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The Canvas  A1 users still using  on Android Kitkat on their handset can now upgrade to the latest Lollipop version.  Micromax Canvas Spark was announced with a price tag of Rs. 4,999 whereas; Canvas A1 comes between a price tag of Rs. 5000 to 6000 depending upon the purchasing source.

3A lot of users have also complained about the Canvas A1 glitch which was that the device got over heated while playing the games and many consumers are worried about the same in Canvas Spark. Well, Micromax Canvas Spark has also got a glitch, which is that the user can feel minor shock, when they placed their finger on the back, when the phone is charging. Also, Micromax Canvas Spark has some overheating issues, but after a long time.

Micromax Canvas Spark has got a very good benchmark score and as we always say, a new thing is always better than the old one.


At the end, for those who want a good spec with minimum budget, they must go for Canvas Spark otherwise who wants to stay ahead in terms of OS, Canvas A1 is right here to serve. For Canvas A1, it has guaranteed updates for the coming 1-2 years and will be sweetened by the Google.  Also, Google had assured that the Android One users will have first priority next to the Nexus series for updating. So, do stay tuned while we bring more updates to you.

Harmesh aka Haps is a geek who tried to keep you update about the latest devices and the upcoming gadgets that will help you to grab the quick info related to the tech world.He also grab the latest knowledge of automobiles randomise daily.

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