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Vodafone Smart V8 vs Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310: check out these two smartphones available ~$200

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On show for us today are Vodafone Smart V8 and Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 that is available if you have a budget of ~$200 USD. One smartphone seems to hold the lead over the other, but which one is it?

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Vodafone is the world-renowned British telco company but seldom do they delve into smartphone territory. Once in a while, they do come out with their range of smartphones. Here’s to the Smart V8 with its specs:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • $160 British Pound or ~$205 USD price tag

On the Smart V8, you will get the advantage of the 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen that exudes vibrant colours all over it. It also comes with a metal body that gives it a good look and feel. Dragontrail glass is also there to provide a level of protection against any mishandling that might happen.

Regarding performance, there seems to be a little bit of a mismatch with the Smart V8 sporting the average Snapdragon 435 chipset but paired with a decent octa-core processor, good graphics and 3GB RAM. It sits somewhere in the entry-level to medium range.

Camera-wise, this is where Smart V8 gets to shine its brightest light. Equipped with a 16MP primary camera and 8MP selfie camera, you get to enjoy great-looking photos that go on and on as you are snapping away.

Talking about taking lots of photos, the next thing that comes in mind is storage. With 32GB of internal storage available, it would easily fill up. That’s where a microSD card comes in handy, and it can add in up 128GB of space.

With 3000 mAh worth of battery capacity, it is very easy to last the Smart V8 for a full day. There’s also a fast battery charging feature which can get it filled up in just an hour or two.

Finally, the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system is available that boosts up performance by quite a bit.

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With that in mind, let’s now turn our attention to Canvas 2 Q4310 and check out what it has in-store for us as per below:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 64GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • July 2017 release date
  • $11,990 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD price tag

Just by glancing through it, you know that you can get it for slightly cheaper – but the difference in class is glaring to say the least.

For starters, Canvas 2 Q4310 comes with a much smaller 5-inch IPS screen. It also comes with a smaller HD resolution. But when it comes to protection, Gorilla Glass 5 is available.

Regarding performance, Canvas 2 Q4310 is also weak due to its average chipset, disappointing and slow quad-core processor, manageable graphics but with 3G RAM. There’s not much that you can do about it, other than running the basic apps and games that are available.

As for the camera, the 13MP-5MP is capable of giving a good camera experience – not too bad and not too good either.

Storage-wise, Canvas 2 Q4310 only have 16GB of internal storage that doesn’t give you lots of choice on the number of apps and games that you can install – but that can easily change once you add a microSD card to it.

Moving on to the storage, 16GB is not enough for you to install all your favourite apps and games on top of storing all your photos taken with its camera. Thankfully you can easily add up to a maximum of 64GB via the microSD expansion slot.

Running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 operating system, you can say there’s a slight performance increase to the overall experience.

Last but not least, Canvas 2 Q4310 is powered by a 3050 mAh battery which can easily power up the smartphone for a full day in between charging.

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Conclusion:

Vodafone Smart V8 does provide more value even though it is $20 USD more expensive. You are getting a good 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen, great metal body, good protection, good hardware, great camera, good storage, good battery and the latest operating system that combines well to make a good mid-range smartphone.

Vodafone Smart V8 is currently available for approximately $160 British Pounds or ~$205 USD and is available only in Black colour.

Instead for Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310, cheap doesn’t mean it is good at all. With a small 5-inch screen with lesser resolution to boot, average hardware and limited storage prove to be much of a disadvantage for this kind of price range.

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 is currently available for $11,990 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD and is available in Black and Gold colour.

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