MMX Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Detailed Comparison

Samsung was almost ruling over Indian smartphone market with their Galaxy Smartphones until Indian brands like Karbonn , Micromax entered the smartphone industry . Micromax and other few Indian brands started producing low budget android phones that gathered a huge attention in the Indian mobile market .Micromax has gained trust of Indian customers and Yes before purchasing any smartphone Indian people keep this brand in their mind . Today we are going to compare Micromax canvas HD with Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos . After observing the success of canvas smartphones Samsung introduced Grand series in India to compete with the Micromax smartphones .

Canvas HD vs Grand Detailed Comparison

One of the main factor why Indians choose Micromax phones is the screen which is quite big and makes the phone look good in hands and the other obvious reason in price . Keeping all this in mind we will be stating out all the differences , similarities in canvas HD and Galaxy Grand .

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Before writing out the comparison details let me clear some of your doubts

Samsung VS Micromax which Brand to Choose and Related Myths

Well Samsung is a well known brand much bigger than Micromax . While Samsung has spread its network all over the globe , Micromax is limited to few countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal . Micromax is often categorized as a Chinese company  – This is the myth which i want to get cleared out of your mind .

Both the companies i.e Samsung and Micromax gets their product manufactured in China and then they ship the products to different locations . We Indian people have that kind of mentality which states – Low priced phones are cheap in quality which is totally wrong . FYI Micromax is an Indian company and Samsung is a Korean company i guess .


Galaxy Grand VS MMX Canvas HD Specifications Compared


Screen :

If i compare the screen of both the smartphones then canvas HD wins in this particular category . First of all it comes with a LCD IPS Display which makes the screen looks similar from all viewing angles . Canvas HD has a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels and Samsung Grand phone has a screen resolution of 480×800 pixels on a TFT LCD display . No doubt canvas HD boast sharper images then Grand . You might have experienced some phone’s screen appears bad (not visible) when exposed to sunlight . We took both the phones exposed to sunlight and observed that canvas HD screen appears to be normal where Grand screen bit disappointed us .

Winner – Canvas HD

Micromax Canvas HD

Camera :

In this particular section i am listing out just the camera specs . We can’t judge the camera quality of two phones having the same camera specs so later in this post i will list the images clicked by both of these smartphones . Both the phones has a rear camera of 8MP and a front camera of 2MP with LED flash and autofocus (touch to focus) feature is also present in HD and Grand .Canvas HD offers 720p recording whereas Grand Duos is restricted to 480p. Winner of this section is Grand Duos , if you want to know why then check out the images clicked by these two phones below .

Winner – Grand Duos just by a small margin

Galaxy Grand Back Panel with camera and Flash

Android Operating System :

Android OS is ruling the smartphone market and due to the presence of millions of apps this OS has become the favorite of everyone . Both the phones runs on android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is upgradable to 4.2 Jelly Bean . Not sure about Galaxy Grand but Micromax will provide 4.3 update for Micromax canvas smartphones including Canvas HD . Grand comes with TouchWiz UI which offers better UI than Canvas HD . Except the android OS version Grand offers better UI and some awesome useful pre-installed apps like S voice (Like Siri which is present iPhone) , S Planner , etc .

Winner – Galaxy Grand Duos just by a small margin .

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Grand and Canvas HD

Design :

Both the phones comes with a big screen which makes the phone look good in hands and also i would like to mention one thing we Indians like to have a phone with Big screen so that playing games and watching movies become more fun .Canvas HD is bit lighter than Grand but both the phones are easy to handle and carry . Sleekness is present in both the smartphones with rounded corners . So in terms of design both the phones stands on the same mark .

Winner : Tie

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Different views

Processor & Storage :

Canvas HD and Grand Duos comes with 1.2 GHZ  processor (Quad Core in Canvas HD and Dual Core in Grand)with 1GB RAM . Both the phones are capable of running most of the high end games . Let’s talk about the internal storage first as the internal storage plays an important role in storing and running high end games . Canvas HD offers 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a Micro SD Card (Memory Card) . Grand offers 8GB of internal storage in which only 4GB is available to the user .

Winner : Tie


Battery Capacity & Backup :

Owning a Android smartphone with low battery backup will surely make you sad . If you are going to buy any smartphone especially running on android operating system make sure it comes with a good battery capacity . Most of the android phones present in the market last for just 5-6 hours when used normal and with heavy usage the battery backup lasts for just 3 hours approx .

Canvas HD has a battery capacity of 2000mAh whereas Grand offers a battery with battery capacity of 2100mAh .

Winner : Grand Duos

Battery Comparsion of canvas HD and Grand Duos

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Grand Vs Canvas HD Key Specifications Overview


Micromax Canvas HD A116

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos


4.1.2 Jelly Bean

4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Internal Storage


8GB, Available – 4GB


1.2GHZ quad Core

1.2GHZ dual Core

Battery Capacity




8MP Rear; 2MP Front

8MP Rear; 2MP Front




Screen Resolution

720×1280 Pixels

480×800 Pixels

Screen type

IPS LCD Display

TFT LCD Display





Yes, Dual

Yes, Single

Dual SIM












Multitouch Support




Galaxy Grand Duos VS Micromax Canvas HD Camera Quality Comparison Images

We clicked few images from both the smartphones and observed that images clicked by Grand Duos were slightly better than Canvas HD . The Front Camera and Rear camera of Grand Duos delivers a sharp image with good quality . if i would rate the Camera quality of these two phones i would rate 7/10 to Grand Duos and 6.5/10 to Canvas HD .

Check out the photos clicked by Canvas HD and Grand Duos Below :


Canvas HD vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Camera Quality Compare

 Canvas HD and Grand Duos Camera Comparsion

MMX Canvas HD & Samsung Galaxy Grand Price Comparison

The Canvas HD device is priced at 13.2k online these days where as Grand Duos is priced at 17.8k online these days . There is a difference of around 4,500 in these two phones . If you are a smart buyer and after reading the specs above you will surely choose Canvas HD and if you like Brands and wants to show off Samsung in front of your friends then you may go for Grand . Galaxy Grand beats canvas HD in terms of UI and camera , in rest of the features either both the phones stands on the same mark or Canvas HD wins . According to me Canvas HD will be a good choice in this price range . Rest it’s Your Choice .

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