Dual SIM Android smartphones are fast becoming the staples of the Indian consumer market. The network flexibility they provide in addition to Android’s attractive features sets them a cut above their single SIM predecessors. Micromax has been sweeping the affordable smartphone market with its rather bold models with attractive features and affordable budget. In this scenario, the Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110 has emerged as a markedly successful model, and so has the Wammy Note, introduced by the on-the-rise WickedLeak Inc. WickedLeak is a little known fledgling company that has suddenly raised eyebrows with some extremely affordable smartphones at extremely low prices. Our two contenders today in fact are the cheapest 5”Androids in the market and are already best sellers. Micromax A110 superphone Canvas 2 price in India is just south of Rs 12000, while WickedLeak Wammy Note is priced at a competitive Rs 11000(exclusive of tax). A specs-dual between the two, guarantees and insight into the improvements and compromises Indian companies are making to stay ahead in the dual SIM competition. What follows is precisely that.
Body and Display:
The Micromax A110 superphone and the Wammy Note have nearly similar dimensions, with the former being 11.9 mm thin and the latter at 12 mm thin. The A110 is, however, much lighter at 168 grams, as compared to the 192 grams of the Wammy. Both follow the now-standard touch bar form factor. The displays are both 5.0 inches along the diagonal; the A110 superphone has a gorgeous IPS LCD touchscreen with 480×854 pixel resolution that looks much better than the Wammy Note’s Super HD capacitive touchscreen with a slightly lower resolution of 400×800 pixels. The A110’s display supports 16M colors, compared to the Wammy’s considerably lower number of 260K.
Verdict: Micromax A110 Canvas 2
Both are dual GSM phones with Dual Standby capability, and are 3G capable. On the Bluetooth front, the A110 is marginally, though trivially, ahead with Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, set against the Wammy’s v2.0. Wi-Fi capability is also built-in in both the models, and so is A-GPS support.
Verdict: Micromax A110 Superphone Canvas 2
Processor, Memory and Battery
Both Micromax A110 superphone and WickedLeak Wammy Note featuring a dual-core version and the Wammy has a 1 GHz single core MTK6575 chipset, Micromax A110 Superphone definitely seems to stand head over shoulders over the fledgling competitor. Internal memory in the A110 stands at 4 GB internal storage, coupled with 512 MB of RAM. The Wammy, on the other hand, has 4 GB ROM, and 512 MB RAM. The storage is expandable up to 32 GB in both, with the A110 supporting micro SD cards and the Wammy T-Flash. As for the phonebook, the A110 can host up to 3000 entries, while the Wammy comes a distant second at 500. The A100 has a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, and the Wammy has a whopping 2500mAh battery of the same variety.
Verdict: Micromax A110 Superphone Canvas 2
The Wammy Note has an 8 MP rear camera that boasts of Autofocus and the Flashlight and Burst feature, which is capable of capturing 16 shots in 2 seconds. In comparison, the A110’s rear camera is 8 MP with Autofocus and LED Flash. The Wammy’s front camera is also several strides ahead at 1 MP and 1280×1024 pixels than the A110’s 0.3MP, 640×480 pixel snapper. Rear cameras in both the phones are video-capable.
Verdict: WickedLeak Wammy Note
Music and Video
There is not much to choose between the two here, with both supporting popular music formats like MP3 and WAV, as well as video formats like MP4 and 3GP. Both are polyphonic models, and 3.5mm headphone jacks are also built into both. Further, FM radio is a common feature, playable without the use of earphones.
The Micromax A110 Superphone and the Wammy Note are both exponents of Android v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), with the attendant benefit in default apps and the ever-growing Google Play. Both companies have kept a wise decision of not customizing the stock version of Android. This will satisfy a lot of users as many people like the stock Android UI.
It is evident that the Micromax A110 Superphone and the Wammy Note are direct competitors in the dual SIM market, being similar in many specifications. In terms of connectivity and hardware features, the phones tread almost identical paths, and are hence equally viable for a consumer who wishes to possess a reliable phone with hassle-free calling and internet. For people who give greater importance to photography and video recording features in smartphones, the Wammy is clearly a better option. And for those who swear by display quality and processor speed, the A110 is, by a small but significant margin, a wiser purchase.