Micromax has launched several new Android smartphones this year the both the mid-range and entry-level segment. The brand’s latest smartphones in the entry-level segment are the Micromax Bolt Selfie and Micromax Canvas Selfie 4. While the Bolt Selfie is already up for grabs in the major brick-and-mortar retail stores and on e-commerce portals, the Canvas Selfie 4 is expected to go on sale in the country in the coming days. The Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4, both as their names suggest are selfie-centric smartphones.
If you are planning to buy a budget entry-level smartphones with decent front-facing selfie shooters, then the Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4 are decent options. To find out how they stand against each other, let’s put these phones on the table and compare their specs.
Micromax Bolt Selfie vs Micromax Canvas Selfie 4: features compared
Talking about the design first, the Micromax Bolt Selfie sports a plastic design to keep the phone’s price down. The phone looks premium thanks to the chrome finished edges. It also comes with a slightly curved back panel and capacitive buttons below the display for navigation. The Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 also sports a plastic build. The phone offers a slightly curved back panel and square corners to offer a better grip in a single hand. It also sports capacitive buttons below the display for navigation. Overall, when it comes to the design, the Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4, both the devices offer a budget plastic design.
Display and OS
The Micromax Bolt Selfie is for those looking for a compact smartphone. The phone sports a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 218 pixels per inch. The Canvas Selfie 4 on the other hand is for those looking for a phablet experience in the budget. The handset sports a 5-inch HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The Canvas Selfie 4 offers a better media viewing experience than the Bolt Selfie. As far as the software is concerned, the Bolt Selfie runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, while the Canvas Selfie 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Overall, the Canvas Selfie 4 is much better than the Bolt Selfie in the display and software segment.
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When it comes to the configuration, the Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4 offer similar features. They are powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processors, which are further supported by 1GB of RAM. They are capable of running casual games smoothly, but don’t expect them to run high-end graphics performance-craving games. For storage, they both are equipped with 8-gigs of internal memory, which users can further increase up to 32GB by inserting microSD cards. Overall, the Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4 both offer budget configuration for entry-level smartphone experience.
Moving on to the camera specs, the Micromax Bolt Selfie comes with 5-megapixel camera sensors on both the front and rear. The phone’s both cameras are complimented by LED flash and HD video recording support. The Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 offers better camera specs than the Bolt Selfie. It sports 8-megapixel autofocus camera sensors on both the front rear. The rear camera of the device is also complimented by an LED flash. The phone should be capable of delivering decent imaging experience, at least on the paper.
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Connectivity and battery
In terms of connectivity, the Micromax Bolt Selfie is one of most affordable 4G LTE-enabled Android smartphones on the market. The Canvas Selfie 4 on the other hand is a 3G-only smartphone. They both also offer dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth and GPS. As for the battery, the Bolt Selfie sports a 1,750mAh battery, while the Canvas Selfie 4 offers a much bigger 2,500mAh unit.
The Micromax Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4 are decent entry-level budget Android smartphones. The Bolt Selfie is for those looking for a compact 4.5-inch smartphone with decent configuration, 4G LTE support, and a decent battery. The Canvas Selfie 4 on the other hand is for those looking for a phablet in the budget prices. The Bolt Selfie has been priced at Rs 4,999, and is available exclusively on Flipkart in Champagne and White hues. The Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 on the other hand is expected to go on sale across channels in the coming days for an undisclosed price. So, are you going for the Bolt Selfie or for the Canvas Selfie 4? Or do you have some other device on your mind? Share in the comments below.