Micromax Canvas HD vs Canvas Magnus Specs & Price Comparison

Micromax is an emerging brand in India’s mobile market. Their main motive is to provide all features of Smartphone in reasonable or expected low rates from other brands to the customer. The CANVAS series is a huge success for the Micromax which has already increased the market and popularity of the brand. Its heavy demand mostly is in teenagers or middle class families. Micromax also tried to improve their quality and market reputation through this series.We’ve been comparing mobiles under Compare section and in this particular post we will compare canvas HD and Canvas Magnus.

Canvas Magnus A117 Vs Canvas HD A116

The first mobile of this series was CANVAS Pixel following by CANVAS 2, Canvas music, CANVAS HD, CANVAS Magnus, CANVAS 4 and now latest CANVAS Turbo featuring famous Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman as their brand ambassador. This series is just similar to the Samsung GALAXY series and Sony XPERIA series and in competition with them.

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SpecificationsMicromax CANVAS Magnus A117Micromax CANVAS HD A116
Display5-inch IPS LCD screen(1280 x 720p) resolution5-inch IPS LCD, HD(1280*720p) resolution
Dimensions74 x 144 x 9 mm74 x 144 x 10.7 mm
Memory1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM with 4 GB internal memory and external memory card upto 32 GB 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, external memory card upto 32 GB
Processor1.5 GHz Quad core processor1.2 GHz Quad core processor
Camera12MP rear and 2MP front with LED and auto focus8MP rear and 2MP front with LED and auto focus
Connectivity3G, HSDPA, Wi-FI, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, GPS3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, GPS
Android OSAndroid v4.2 jelly beanAndroid v4.1.2 jelly bean. Upgradable
SIM SupportDual SIMDual SIM
SensorsProximity sensor, light, Gravity sensor, accelerometer and GyroscopeProximity Sensor, light, Gravity sensor and accelerometer
Battery2000 mAh2000 mAh
ColorsWhite and BlueWhite and Black
PriceApprox 14,000Approx 13,000

Micromax Canvas Magnus Vs Canvas HD Specs Compared


The display of CANVAS Magnus A117 is 5 – inch IPS LCD screen of 1280 x 720 resolution whereas display of CANVAS A116 is 5 – inch IPS LCD HD screen of 1280*720 resolution.



Micromax CANVAS Magnus A117 is quite sleek than CANVAS HD A116. The dimensions of CANVAS A117 are 77 x 144 x 9 mm and that of CANVAS A116 is 77 x 144 x 10.7 mm.



he RAM and ROM of both CANVAS A117 and CANVAS HD A116 are same i.e. 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM. Both have expandable memory upto 32 GB. The difference is CANVAS A117 has 4 GB additional internal memory but CANVAS A116 not.



CANVAS Magnus A117 use 1.5 GHz Quad core processor while CANVAS HD A116 uses 1.2 GHz Quad core processor.



Rear camera of CANVAS A117 is 12 MP and that of CANVAS HD A116 is 8 MP. Front camera of both models is of 2 MP both having LED flash and auto-focus.



Both models having same connectivity like 3G, HDSPA, wifi, Bluetooth and micro USB inspite of the speed of 3G. Speed of 3G in CANVAS A117 is 42 mbps whereas of CANVAS A116 is 21 mbps.


Android OS :

Canvas A116 operates on Android v4.1.2 i.e. basic jelly bean version while Canvas A117 is on upgraded version of jelly bean v4.2.



Both are Dual SIM models (GSM + GSM).



Both CANVAS A116 and A117 models use 2000 mAh battery.

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Both models have additional features like various sensors such as proximity, light, gravity and accelerometer.



Magnus available in White and Blue color and C-HD available in White and Black Color.


Canvas HD vs Canvas Magnus Price Comparison:

The price range of CANVAS A117 is within 14,000 whereas CANVAS A116 lies within 12,000 to 13,000.


Key Differences:

The main or key differences between Micromax CANVAS A117 and CANVAS A116 are that A117 is updated model with updated operating system, powerful processor, good quality camera and more memory.


  1. Vijay Kumar says:

    I heard that Micromax magnus 117 i s having radiation problem is tru what is the safe radiation specifications

    • Where you read this?

      • vijayakumar says:

        It was told to me by one of my friend, I’m just confirming that is this news is true? Because im planning to purchase the Micromax Magnus, But my friend told me that Samsung will have lower radiation effect than Micromax, Is it true pls give details on the radiations compared with Samsung.

        I also asked in the earlier question that “what is the safe radiation specifications”? can you please shed some light on this.


        • Vijay,
          I also heard about the same, the radiations emitted by MMX phones are bit higher than other branded phones. Just slightly more, else comparable.

        • Somnath Roy says:

          The radiations are not a thing to be worried about. Mobile phones release very less amounts of radiation. Specially, when compared to Television sets, Refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, and Laptops. But, the amount of radiation is very less.
          It takes at least 100 REMs of Radiation to poison a man unto a and painful slow death. Mobile phones release much less than that. The communication towers release the most radiations.
          Radiations released from cell phones are negligible and won’t harm you. I mean, Bananas are radioactive because of containing P34, a radioactive isotope of Potassium. But, they only release about 0.2 miliREMs of Radiation. That doesn’t stop us from devouring them. Neither does that make us sick.
          In short, if you like the phone, go ahead and buy it. Radiation doesn’t matter.

          • Hi Somnath,
            Thanks for sharing this valuable information. I appreciate that!

  2. Sir, can i install apps/heavy games on external sd card in canvas hd A116i without rooting or anything like that.Canvas A116i is available online with OS 4.2.1, as you cannot install apps/heavy games on external sd card in canvas hd A116.

  3. hari says:

    sir i am intrested to purchs micromax mobile bt i having one confusn that which is the best like canvas 116 or 117. i want to clarify it. so please tell me any one which is best.

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