If you’re in India and considering purchasing a new smartphone, two that you may be thinking about are the Nokia Lumia 525 and the popular Micromax Blaze. Today we’re taking a look at the Nokia Lumia 525 vs Micromax Canvas Blaze in a specs rundown.
The Nokia Lumia 525 was officially priced and launched for India earlier today, so many people might be interested in this new addition to the market. We’ll detail the key specs and also prices of each of these smartphones so that you can see how they compare and what each has to offer.
The Lumia 525 has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and the Canvas Blaze MT500 has exactly the same processor, so there’s nothing between them in this respect.
The Nokia Lumia 525 has a 4-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 800 x 480. On the other hand the Micromax Canvas Blaze has a 5-inch TFT display with similar resolution of 854 x 480.
RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB, for the Lumia 525. The Canvas Blaze has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB.
The Lumia 525 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 720p video capture but no secondary camera. The Canvas Blaze has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, flash and 480p video capture and also a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
There’s a 1430 mAh battery for the Lumia 525 and a larger 1850 mAh battery for the Canvas Blaze.
The Lumia 525 has GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and MicroUSB 2.0. The Canvas Blaze has all of those but Bluetooth is version 2.0.
The Lumia 525 runs Windows Phone 8 while the Canvas Blaze runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Nokia Lumia price has now been confirmed for India at Rs. 10,399 while the Micromax Canvas Blaze is on sale for around Rs. 10,500 so there is very little in it.
It’s real swings and roundabouts with these two as both have advantages over the other in some aspects. The Lumia 525 has more RAM, more internal storage, and better quality video recording. On the other hand the Canvas Blaze has a larger screen, better rear camera resolution and flash facility, plus a front-facing camera. The Canvas Blaze is also a dual-SIM handset (GSM+CDMA).
Taking all of this into account it could be a difficult decision between these two similarly priced smartphones, although operating system and design preference may be a deciding factor. We’re very interested in finding out your opinions on this.
If you are considering the Nokia Lumia 525 vs. Micromax Canvas Blaze, which would you choose and why?