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This year 2014 has seen the entry of top class high standard Smartphone’s as well as high configuration and low budget Smartphone’s so far. A boundary between high end and low end Smartphone’s seem to have come closer enough with the release of high configuration and low priced Smartphone’s by difference firms since last year and especially in the month of 2014. The last few month of 2014 since the release of Android One project output, a good count of highly featured Smartphone’s are out. Alongside with Motorola rocking the mid range Smartphone segment with high quality as well as cheap Smartphone’s just like Moto G and now Moto E is out there. Samsung is though laying concentration on their high end market and a very low contribution of theirs is seen under cheap Smartphone line up.

Top 5 ultra cheap Android smartphones in the month of November 2014

Here we will provide the list of 5 best good quality as well as low priced Smartphone’s you will ever see. This list is prepared after focusing on different factors like price, hardware configuration, brand popularity, performance, etc. So, you can easily go for one of these Smartphone’s you like to have.

5. Micromax Canvas A1:

Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

Configuration:

  • 5inches IPS LCD capacitive display with resolution of 480*854pixels and pixel density of 218ppi
  • 5MP primary camera + 2MP front shooter
  • 3GHz Quad core Mediatek processor
  • Android OS v 4.4.4 Kit Kat upgradable to v5.0 Lollipop
  • 4GB internal storage + 1GB RAM
  • GSM / HSDPA (3G)
  • 1700mAh Li-ion battery

4. Lava Iris X1:

Lava Iris X1

Configuration:

  • 5inches capacitive display with resolution of 480*854pixels and pixel density of 218ppi
  • 8MP primary camera + 2MP front shooter
  • 2GHz Quad core Broadcom processor
  • Android OS v 4.4.2 Kit Kat
  • 8GB internal storage + 1GB RAM
  • GSM / HSDPA (3G)
  • 2100mAh Li-ion battery

3. Samsung Galaxy Core II Duos:

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos

Configuration:

  • 5inches capacitive display with resolution of 480*800pixels and pixel density of 207ppi
  • 5MP primary camera + VGA front shooter
  • 2GHz Quad core processor
  • Android OS v 4.4.2 Kit Kat
  • 4GB internal storage + 786MB RAM
  • GSM / HSDPA (3G)
  • 2000mAh Li-ion battery

2. Motorola Moto E:

Motorola Moto E

Configuration:

  • 3inches capacitive display with resolution of 540*960pixels and pixel density of 256ppi
  • 5MP primary camera
  • 2GHz Dual core Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Android OS v 4.4.2 upgradable to v5.0 Lollipop
  • 4GB internal storage + 1GB RAM
  • GSM / HSDPA (3G)
  • 1980mAh Li-ion battery

1. Asus Zenfone 5:

Asus Zenfone 5

Configuration:

  • 0inches IPS capacitive display with resolution of 720*1280pixels and pixel density of 294ppi
  • 8MP primary camera + 2MP front shooter
  • 2GHz / 1.6GHz Dual core Intel atom processor
  • Android OS v 4.3 Jelly bean upgradable to v4.4.2 Kit Kat
  • 8GB / 16GB internal storage + 1GB / 2GB RAM respectively
  • GSM / HSDPA (3G)
  • 2110mAh Li-Po battery

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If you have just bought a new Micromax Canvas A1 and wish to root and unroot this lovely device, then all you need to do is to follow some basic steps. Before you start this procedure, make sure that the device has minimum 75% battery power and is done carefully. You should also create a backup of your data and other files, so that if any error happens, you can retrieve your important data. Though this rarely happens, but still you need to be on the safer side.

Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

Micromax Canvas A1 is a very nice smart phone and has got loads of amazing new features attached to it. Here is a step by step approach to root and unroot your Micromax Canvas A1.

Let us start with the rooting procedure

  • The first important step is to make sure that the device is connected with the PC with the help of a data cable. As soon as you are going to connect the smart phone, the drivers will get automatically installed.
  • You will get an option to unzip the special binary root tool and if you are not getting this option then make sure that the binary root tool is downloaded. It is very simple to download as there are many online sources which offer this tool free of cost.
  • The next step is to change the device mode from USB storage to media device. Now you should run the runbe.bat file from the main folder and you will see a command prompt like screen in front of your screen.
  • There will be loads of instructions that you need to follow and make sure that all of them are followed in a systematic and dedicated manner . One of the main instructions is to make sure that device type is selected as ’1”. Finally you need to reboot your smart phone and after the restart procedure, few files will be automatically copied on your device. The root procedure is complete and you can enjoy using your smart phone.

The unroot procedure is also very simple

  • In order to unroot your Micromax Canvas A1 device, you need to follow the same process and reach till command prompt step. Here you need to type “X” instead of “1” and hit on the enter button. The device will unroot and you can restart the smart phone.

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The concept of Google aiming at making Android Smartphone available to every citizen of developing nations by providing good quality hardware at cheaper prices attained reality in the month of September 2014 by the release of first Smartphone Micromax Canvas A1 under Android one project. The Smartphone’s under this project will be launched by countries own Smartphone developing firms. Just like Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice will develop Smartphone’s for India under funding and supervision of Google. Micromax Canvas A1 is a dual SIM Smartphone flaunting 4.5 inches IPS LCD display with resolution of 480×854 pixels and pixel density of 218 ppi.

Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

Micromax Canvas A1 Android one PC Suite

Canvas A1 houses a 5MP primary camera with 2MP front shooter which seems quite nice and something special for this Smartphone. It is launched with Android v4.4.4 Kit Kat OS operating on 1.3 GHz Quad core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. Mali 400 GPU is also housed for better graphical processing. This processor configuration is awesome for the Smartphone of this standard and the concept of Google clearly gets flourished here. 4GB of internal storage is present expandable up to 32GB via SD card. This Smartphone is compatible with 2G and 3G network; connectivity modes include Bluetooth, WI-Fi, GPS, etc. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are present in this Smartphone.
See Also – Karbonn Sparkle V vs Micromax Canvas A1 vs Spice Dream UNO- Which is best Android One?
Micromax Canvas A1 packed with 1700 mAh battery providing 6 hours of talk time. Overall this Smartphone is a nice piece of art in performance as well as design but battery might be challenging here. But 6 hours of talk time isn’t that low too for the price we are paying. By the price wise review this Smartphone is the best buy Smartphone at this price range. You should definitely go for this Smartphone as Google has promised its continuous updating so this Smartphone will keep you updated to the latest stuff. You can easily download PC Suite for your A1 Smartphone by clicking on the links below. This PC Suite allows you to surf internet on your PC via Smartphone, manage data in your Smartphone and PC, and can do a lot of essential activities like syncing your calendar, contacts and messages. Pc Suite is essential to keep your Smartphone data safe and secure.

Official Micromax PC Suite for Android One Phones direct download link

Micromax USB Driver for Android One Phones direct download link

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All the three Smartphone’s present here are originated from low budget Indian Smartphone market. These Smartphone’s have been replicated under Android One project from Google which aims at providing high quality features at cheaper price for developing nations. After joint venture between Google and Indian Smartphone brands which include Karbonn, Micromax and Spice, these three Smartphone’s are the outcome yet. It’s just the beginning of the mission to make high quality Smartphone’s affordable for every citizen of India.

Karbonn Sparkle V vs Micromax Canvas A1 vs Spice Dream UNO

Here we are to fetch that which manufacturer has produced the best quality Smartphone out of the given three Smartphone’s under Android one frame work. It’s expected that all these brands have worked energetically to make it best and cheapest but we still need to discover the big brain among the three which makes difference. Let’s get started.

1. Display Configuration:

Karbonn Sparkle V: 4.5 inches capacitive display with resolution of 480X854 pixels.

Micromax Canvas A1: 4.5 inches capacitive display with resolution of 480X854 pixels.

Spice Dream UNO: 4.5 inches capacitive display with resolution of 480X854 pixels.

The fact arrived before us clearly defines homozygosis. Under the common initiative, all the three brands have been governed to keep the same display configuration for these Smartphone’s. This may be because of the fact that even a little higher display quality couldn’t be affordable at this price label. The concern has to be laid on processing too.

2. Performance:

Karbonn Sparkle V: 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM

Micromax Canvas A1: 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM

Spice Dream UNO: 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM.

The same fact comes out here also, not even a single bit of distraction is seen among these Smartphone’s. They are identical in the most essential features so far. The optimistic thing we can observe is that besides a good processing speed a good amount of RAM has been coupled. This means that Google is greatly concerned about the performance of these Smartphone’s.

3. Storage:

All the three Smartphone’s possess 4GB internal storage and is expandable up to 32GB via SD Card. As Google clearly understands that internal storage is not the issue here when we talk about performance. It can be expanded further so they didn’t consider any reason for making good internal storage which will increase its cost unnecessarily. The owner’s wishing to have more internal storage can use SD cards on their own.

4. Camera:

A 5MP primary camera + LED flash and 2MP front shooter. This camera configuration has been maintained in all the three variants of Android One project Smartphone’s. 5MP primary camera being an average feature for low budget Smartphone is natural but 2MP front shooter is outstanding in this class. The possibility of providing this is very difficult task easily managed by these brands in collaboration with Google.

5. Network and Connectivity:

This section flows constantly always between the Smartphone’s of same standards so does here. The 2G and 3G network compatibility is present in all the three Smartphone’s and connectivity modes are basic Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

6. Battery Backup:

A 1700 mAh battery is present in all the three cases. There is no diversity seen in this feature too at all. We are expecting this 1700mAh battery to run these Smartphone’s pretty nicely. This is a good battery for a budget Smartphone.

Pricing

One of the most favorable factors of these phones are their price point. Cheap affordable and durable that what all of these phones are aiming at. The price of the phones are as follows

Karbonn Sparkle V 6399‏/- Rupees

Micromax Canvas A1 6499‏/- Rupees

‎Spice Dream UNO 6299/- Rupees‏

Out of all this, we come to the conclusion that all the three Smartphone’s are actually one Smartphone i.e. Android one precisely which has been replicated under three Indian well known Smartphone brands. We appreciate the collaboration and efforts laid by Google to provide us with such highly configured Smartphone’s at an ordinary price label.