It is raining phablets these days in the Indian market. Since the launch of A100 Canvas, Micromax has introduced three 5-inch smartphones in the country and Lava is also not left behind. The company first introduced IRIS 501 under the Lava brand and now it has released A1000 under XOLO brand.
Micromax’s latest phablet A116 Canvas HD is the contender for the best all-round sub-INR 15K Android phablet in the country, but will it be getting any competition from XOLO A1000, which was released in the market just hours after the debut of A116. We will find out in this comparison.
XOLO A1000 has almost same specs as Micromax A116 but it is the processor, which tilts the the deal in favour of A1000. On one hand, Micromax has the latest quad-core MediaTek processor; XOLO has put in just a dual-core MediaTek processor. Rest all the specs are pretty much the same, but XOLO A1000 is much more pocket-able smartphone with less thickness and width.
Still, given the pricing, Micromax A116 seems like a better deal, but if XOLO could reduce the pricing by INR 2,000, A1000 would suddenly become more enticing.
Right now, it is more or less up to users. It is important to note here that the initial A116 stocks are gone and Micromax is not getting the next batch before at least 21 days (as stated by the company on Snapdeal) and XOLO A1000 is likely to become widely available in the next few days.