Compare Lava Iris X8 vs Asus Zenfone 5 vs Micromax Canvas Juice 2

Recently Micromax and Iris both launched two handsets with decent specs under Rs 10,000 range. UPS of Lava IRIS X8 is its Octa core processor while that of Canvas Juice 2 is its huge juicy battery life.  And the third one in this rat race to come up as a better option under the Rs 10,000 segment is Asus Zenfone 5  through which Asus has entered into the smart phone market.

Zenfone 5 vs Lava Iris X8 vs Micromax Juice 2

Today we will be comparing these three smartphones on the basis of the features they offer.


Canvas Juice 2 is a 5” IPS HD Display with corning gorilla glass 3 protection.  It offers screen resolution of 1280X720 pixels and color depth of 16.7M. Just like Juice 2, Asus Zenfone 5 also sports 5” HD IPS Display getting protection coating from Corning gorilla Glass 3.

Like its companion Lava Iris X8 also boasts 5” HD IPS Display with Asahi Dragon Tail Screen protection.


OS and Processor:

AQ5001 Juice 2 operates on all new Android 5.0 Lollipop Version out of the box. It runs on quad-core processor which is clocked at the frequency of 1.3GHz. The processor is coupled along with 2GB of internal RAM and is based on Mediatek  MT6582M chipset.

Asus Zenfone 5 functions on Android 4.3 which is layered by Zen User Interface. It runs on 1.6GHZ dual core processor which is based on Intel Atom Z2650 SoC chipset. Intel Atom Z2650 is believed to deliver better performance in compared to the standard MediaTek MT6582 or Qualcomms Snapdragon 400 SoC.  The processor is mated along with 2GB of internal RAM.

Lava Iris X8 works on Android V4.4.2 Kitkat version which is expected to be upgradable up to Android V5.0 Lolipop. It runs on Cortex A-7 Quad core processor which is clocked at the frequency of 1.4GHz.



Micromax AQ5001 comes up with 8MP of Auto focus camera and 2MP of fixed focus front facing camera. The camera includes LED Flash and proclaims HD Playback and recording. Zenfone 5 sports 8MP of rear snapper which claims aperture value of f/2.2 and is sufficient enough to catch some pretty good shots in low light.

Lava Iris X8 flaunts 8MP of rear camera with 3MP of secondary camera with camera features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama etc.


Coming to the feature in which Canvas Juice 2 excels is its large battery backup, it houses whopping 3000mAh battery claiming talk time up to 9h and stand by time up to 435h. Asus Zenfone 5 features 2110mah battery which is capable enough to stretch all day long.

On the other hand Lava Iris X8 bears 2500mah battery on the rear which delivers stand by time up to 291h and talk time up to 14h on 2G and up to 9h 40 minutes on 3G.



MMX Juice 2 accommodates 8GB of internal memory with external memory expandable up to 32GB with the help of MicroSD card slot. Zenfone 5 is available in two variants having internal memory 8GB and 16GB.  Both these variants offer expandable external memory.

Iris X8 is also available in two variants; one has 1GB of internal RAM with internal memory of 8GB while other variant will have 2GB of internal RAM with 16GB of memory on board.


All the three proclaim connectivity options like Bluetooth, 3G, WiFi, USB, 2G, GPS Etc.

SpecsCanvas Juice 2Asus Zenfone 5Lava Iris X8
Display5” IPS HD5” IPS HD5” IPS
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Dragon Trail Glass
Screen resolution1280X720 pixels1280X720 pixels1280X720 pixels
OSAndroid 5.0 LolipopAndroid V4.3 Jelly Bean upgradable up to Android V4.4.2 KitkatAndroid V4.4.2 Kitkat
Processor1.3GHz Quad core1.2GHz Dual core(Z2580)/ 1.6GHz (Z2560)1.4GHZ Cortex A-7 Octa Core
ROM8GB out of which 5GB is available for app storage8/16GB8GB/16GB
Expandable memoryUp to 32 GBUp to 64GBUp to 32Gb
Rear camera8MP8MP8MP
Front camera2MP2MP3MP
       Talk time:9h18h 30mins14h (2G)/ 9h 40mins(3G)
        Stand by time:435h353h291h
Connectivity3G, WiFI, Bluetooth, USB, 2G3G, WiFI, Bluetooth, USB, 2G3G, WiFI, Bluetooth, USB, 2G
ConnectorsMicroUSB and 3.5mm ear jackMicro USB and 3.5mm ear jackMicroUSB and 3.5mm ear jack
Sensorsg-sensor, proximity and lightAccelerometer, proximity and compassAccelerometer and proximity
SoundWolfson Audio Converter--
Dual SIMYesYesYes
PriceRs. 8,990Rs. 9,999Rs. 8999
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