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Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s : Comparison

Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s : Comparison

by Abhishek VoheraSeptember 20, 2014

Micromax Canvas A1 is first Android One smart phone by the company that was unveiled at Google I/O in June, 2014. It is an extraordinary phone at budget price. But, the Chinese company Xiaomi smart phone Redmi 1S had gone extremely popular among the customers. It is giving a tough fight to Canvas A1 of Micromax. Let us review and compare both the smart phones here : Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s . It will help you to decide the best smart phone for yourself.

Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Micromax Canvas A1 VS Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Design and Display

Canvas A1 smart phone display the logo of Android One on its back cover and is really slim as compared to other devices launched by Micromax. It is even thinner than Moto G. It has got a 4.5 inches display screen based on IPS technology with 480 x 854 pixels. Redmi 1 S has got a bigger display screen of 4.7 inches with a nice resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. So in comparison of Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s : Redmi 1S is a better smart phone in terms of display and design as compared to Canvas A1, though the screen size differs in margins.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Processor, Software and CPU Performance

Micromax Canvas 1 comes with MediaTek MT6582 quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and has got 1 GB RAM. It has also got Android v4.4.4 installed in it. It can handle multi tasking efficiently. Redmi 1S had got a Qualcomm Snap dragon 400 processor which is clocked at 1.6 GHz. IT comes installed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The performance of Redmi 1S is surely higher than Canvas A1 , but the software of Canvas A1 is far much better than Redmi 1S.

Micromax Canvas A1


Canvas A1 has got a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and the primary camera of 2 MP. You will need a micro SD card to be installed in your device because the camera will not store the clicked photos on phone memory. Redmi 1S had got an 8 MP rear camera and an awesome front camera of 1.6 MP. The front camera of this device is far much better than Canvas A1 2 MP camera when we click photos in low light conditions. The rear camera is of higher pixels than Canvas A1. So in comparison of Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s : Betters snaps can be captured from Redmi 1S camera as compared to Canvas A1’s camera.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s


Canvas A1 has got 1700mAh battery that offers a 6 hour talk time and it takes near about 1.5 hours to charge completely from 3 percent. Redmi 1S had got a bigger battery of 2050mAh and takes around 1.7 hours to get 100 percent charged from 8 percent. It offers 9 hour talk time. So, the battery life of Redmi 1S is surely better than Canvas A1.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Final Words

Micromax Canvas A1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s : Both the devices fall in your budget. But if you are in an urgency then you can go for Micromax  Canvas A1 because Redmi 1S will take minimum 45 days to be delivered to your house because most of the times it is out of stock. But if you want to buy a superb phone at low price than Xiaomi Redmi 1 S should be the first choice.

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Abhishek Vohera
Abhishek Vohera is the Founder and Chief Editor at Above Android. He is from Mumbai, India. Abhishek is a Software Engineer at Multi-National Company by profession and Blogger and SEO expert by passion. He is crazy about Android and a true Google Fan Boy.
  • MohammadWasiullah

    Yes, this very true out of stock in few seconds.

  • Allof Us

    oos inseconds

  • Allof Us

    difficult to buy

  • Allof Us

    Cam phone in its price but now android one is also a competitor

  • Allof Us

    Should contain more pieces on flipkart when launch

  • Not much of a fan of both these.


    Redmi Best Option

  • kh Eham

    I am totally confused . what’s the best phone in price 6500.
    The xiaomi is a lagy phone and heat much ? Please replay this.
    Which is better phone for me.?