Oct 16, 2013

Gionee Elife E6 vs Micromax Canvas 4

Gionee, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer recently launched its new Smartphone Elife E6 in India. The Gionee E6 is now directly competing with the Micromax Canvas 4 with their neck-to-neck pricing and positioning. The Micromax Canvas 4, flagship Smartphone of Micromax has already been creating waves in the market with its advanced features and competitive pricing.
Here is a quick comparison between Gionee Elife E6 vs Micromax Canvas 4. Gionee Elife has already been successful with their products like Elife E3 and E5 and has won the trust of the customers as a manufacturer of affordable android Smartphones in India.


Gionee Elife comes in two colors like black and white with a premium look and quality that surely looks very classy when you compare it with other phones. The device is sleek and stylish with 7.9 mm thin and weighing just only 128 grams with a 5 inch display screen making it easy to carry around in hand. The processor used is 1.5GHz quad-core with a process make of cortex A7 and a RAM of 2GB. 

The Micromax Canvas 4 it is really a wonderful piece and also has been the most awaited Smartphone of Micromax by the customers for its unique and quality features. This mobile is offered in grey and white colors with dimensions of 144.5x73x8.90 mm and 158 grams weight. The keypad is offered in two variations like landscape mode and portrait mode with a display screen of 5 inches. The processor is quad core1.2 GHz cortex A7 with a RAM of 1GB and internal storage memory of 16GM that can be extended up to 32 GB. The operating system works based on Android 4.2.1. 


The display comes with 5 inch IPS LCD having a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels with a density of 441 pixels per inch giving great clarity and a quality of HD display. This device is unibody and hence it comes with an inbuilt memory of 32 GB from which almost 25 GB can be used to storing and installation of applications. There is no expandable storage or microSD card slot on the mobile as the set cannot be opened. The battery backup is good with 14 to 15 hours for browsing or playing games on the mobile.

The display of Micromax comes with the 5 inch screen having 1280x720p resolution and a density of 249 pixels per inch offering lots of clarity for HD display. The viewing angles are excellent with the capacitive touch screen being more responsive compared to the other series from the company. The set comes with a premium finish in an aluminum frame. 

The software of the phone runs on the operating system android 4.2 with the HTML browser. Its connectivity supports Wi-Fi and its standards like WiFi B, WiFi G and WiFi N. Bluetooth and GPS can be activated along with the headphones, FM and Micro-USB. The phone supports only single SIM for both GSM and 3G frequencies. The mobile also has sensors for compass, proximity, accelerometer and Ambient light sensor. 


The rear camera on the mobile comes with 13 megapixels having auto focus and led flash light with features like geo tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama and the front camera with 5 megapixels offering good clarity for video chats. The mobile has good sound clarity with vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones. There are slots for loudspeaker and headphones. 

The rear camera performance of the mobile is very excellent with 13MP shooter with auto focus and Led flash. The front camera has 5MP that can be used for the HD video chats. The sound system gives top quality and the videos can be streamed at 720p to 1080p without any issues of sync with the video or audio. 

Other Features:

The connectivity is also very good with the mobile being adaptive to the GPRS, EDGE and also wireless technology like Wi-Fi direct and Wi-Fi 802, blue tooth and also with a USB port and microSD cards. The battery backup is good up to 8 hrs talk time with a standby up to 220 h which is built with the Li-Ion 2000mAh battery. 

When we look at the box contents of Micromax Canvas 4 they include the handset, micro USB table free cable, 2-pin charger adapter, tangle free ear phones, ear buds, 2000 mAh battery, warranty card, user manual  and also a card with the M! Live details. Aluminum flip cover can also be added while buying the phone.

It is really worth the price, buying the Micromax Canvas 4 for its sleek and stylish looks along with the functionality and high quality performance of the mobile. 

The box contents of Gionee Elife e6 include handset, flip cover, ear headphones with metallic heads and tangle free cable, 2 screen guards, user guide, service center list, warranty card, Elife e6 stand, micro USB to USB 2.0 cable and USB universal charger.

The Gionee Elife e6 is being offered at around Rs 22,999 along with some additional discounts on the online stores, while the Micromax Canvas 4 is being offered at the price range of Rs 17, 399. Both the phones are feature packed and stylish and thus, seems worth the price, considering the features and specifications they offer to the customers.

Final Verdict

The Gionee Elife E6 is much lighter and sleeker than the Micromax Canvas 4. The former comes with a faster processor (1.5GHz) against the later’s 1.2 GHz. However, there is no expandable storage in Elife E6. Canvas 4 supports dual SIM function where Elife E6 does not. 

Thus, the slight difference in the prices of the two phones seems like a fair bargain with some superior features of the Elife E6 against Canvas 4. However, those who are not worried much with the processor and external storage, can very well for go the Elife for Canvas 4. 

Guest Post by Ajay Chauhan

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