Intex Aqua i5 Vs Micromax Canvas HD : Which one is better ?

Okay then, today we will be covering two budget android phones in this article . If i ask you people which is the best mobile operating system , majority of people will answer – Android . Yes Android Operating system has become the favorite mobile OS . Now a days People are switching from their old Java , Symbian phones to an android phone . Micromax is known for  producing low budget android phones and Intex is known for the same thing .  Micromax became popular in the smartphone section when they introduced their canvas series and intex has just entered the smartphone market and is doing quite good with its aqua series phones . Today in this particular article we will compare two smartphones from these two companies . Micromax Canvas HD vs Intex Aqua i5 – which one is better and which one you should buy ?

Micromax canvas HD vs Intex Aqua i5

In the above image , Intex Aqua i5 is displayed on the left side while canvas HD on the right side . It is bring to the notice to those people who doesn’t know about Intex aqua i5 – You might have seen Farah Khan in the advertisement endorsing this phones , Yes Intex Aqua i5 is that phone . Canvas HD doesn’t need any kind of introduction , the best smartphone by Micromax till now but soon Canvas 4 will become the best by MMX .

Intex Aqua i5 & Micromax Canvas HD in-depth Specification Comparison

Screen :

Now a days people prefer to buy a smartphone with a big screen as playing games , watching movies is a lot fun on phones with large screen . Both of the phones comes with a 5-inch ( 12.7cms ) screen with LCD display . The difference is Canvas HD comes with a HD 1280*720 IPS display with pixel density 290 ppi (approx) where as Aqua i5 comes with a qHD  960 x 540 IPS display with pixel density 221 ppi . So in terms of screen resolution Canvas HD beats Intex i5 . It doesn’t mean Aqua i5 screen isn’t good , the screen is better than other canvas smartphones like canvas 2 , canvas 2 plus , etc where HD display isn’t present .


Design :

Both of the phones comes with a sleek design . The side view of both the phone is very slim . It depends on you which design you like . While canvas HD’s look is similar to all other canvas smartphones , Aqua i5 look is bit different and resembles somewhat like HTC phones . Aqua is 8.8mm thin and weighs 155 grams whereas HD weighs 156 grams , both the phones doesn’t seem to be bulky . There are three capacitive sensor buttons on both the phones which are as follows : Menu , Back and Home . On the left extreme side volume key is present and on the right extreme side lock/power key is present .

Canvas hd vs aqua i5 design


Camera :

These two low budget android phones are equipped with good camera . Aqua i5 has a rear camera of 12 Mega Pixel and Canvas HD has a 8 mega Pixel rear camera . Both the phones has a single LED flash which is good , dual LED flash makes the photograph look too bright . Secondary camera is also present in both the smartphones . Aqua,Canvas HD  has a front camera of 2.0 MP . They feature auto focus primary camera (touch to focus) . On the basis of camera quality Aqua i5 beats MMX HD . With these phones , you can do video calling through certain apps like Skype .

Canvas hd & Aqua i5 Camera Details


Android Operating System :

Both the phones runs on android operating system , the difference is Aqua runs on the latest android OS 4.2 JellyBean while Canvas HD runs on 4.1.2 JellyBean . Though MMX Canvas HD OS can be updated by taking the phone to the service center so there isn’t much difference in terms of OS . Android OS allows you to play thousands of games , thousands of interesting apps and other services through Google Play Store . All popular apps like Whatsapp , WeChat, Viber , Line , Angry Birds , temple Run and much more are compatible with these phones .

Android Jelly Bean

Processors & Storage :

Aqua i5 and Canvas HD are bundled with 1.2GHZ quad core processor . In terms of processor you can choose any of the two . With 1.2 GHZ processor you can play any heavy sized game like GTA 3 , Frontline Commando , etc . Now lets discuss about the main thing which we gamers look for :

Both the phones features RAM – 1GB , ROM – 4GB .

In Canvas HD approx 1.77GB storage is available to the users whereas in Aqua i5 1.58GB of internal storage is available to the users . The external storage can be expandable to 32 GB . Almost same on the basis of Processors and storage .

Battery :

Now let’s get disappointed by the two phones we have featured today in this post 😛 Android Phones consumes a lot of battery mainly because of Internet usage (network) , Screen (high Brightness level) , heavy games, etc . So if you looking for a good android phone with a decent battery backup then i would suggest to say No to both these phones . In this price range these phones may look the best and if you have a flexible budget and can spend more money try buying a phone with good battery . Both these phones have a battery of 2000mAh which will give a backup of around 5-6 hours and if you use internet a lot then battery backup lowers down to maximum 3 hours . If you’re okay with the battery then you can make a plan to buy the device .

Micromax Canvas HD vs Intex Aqua i5 – Key Features Difference

Some people don’t like to read long paragraphs as written above . So if you’re one of them , You can read the key features difference below that will give you an overview regarding these two phones .


Micromax Canvas HD

Intex Aqua i5


8MP Rear , 2MP Front

12MP Rear , 2MP Front

LED Flash

Yes , Single

Yes, Single

Android OS

4.1.2 JellyBean Upgradable to 4.2.1

4.2 JellyBean










Internal Storage for apps




1GHZ Quad Core

1GHZ Quad Core


5-inch HD display (1280 x 720)

5-inch qHD display (960 x







Dual SIM



Color Vibrant

Black, White

Black, White

Flip Cover In the Box




Rs. 13,000 onwards

Rs. 11,990


Intex Aqua vs Micromax Canvas HD Price Difference

Aqua i5 is priced at Rs. 11,990 on the official website  and Canvas HD is priced at approx Rs 13,000 . Almost a thousand rupees difference between these two . If you have a flexible budget and confused between these two phones – Micromax canvas HD may be a good choice among the two and if you have a strict budget then you can choose Aqua i5 .


Doubts must be addressed via the comment box 😀


  1. rayees says:

    My phone micromax a116hd no sport any callrecorder please and my system softwere is andriod 4.2.1 please help me

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