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Here is a detailed comparison of 2 cheapest and entry-level Android phones sold in India – the Samsung Galaxy 5 and Micromax Andro A60. Both these phones (as almost all Android phones) are touch phones and are priced very attractively at sub Rs. 10,000 level.
Comparison chart of Micromax A60 & Samsung Galaxy 5:
|Dimensions (in mm)||107x59x14 mm||108x56x12.3 mm|
|Weight||105 gm||102 gm|
|Form||Touch phone||Touch phone|
|Display Type||TFT Resistive touch screen||TFT capacitive touch screen|
|Screen Size||2.8 inches||2.8 inches|
|Number of screen pixels||240 x 320 pixels||240 x 320 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 2.1 Eclair||Android 2.1 Eclair|
|Camera||3.2 MP with auto focus and smile detection and 2048×1536 pixels ; no flash||2 MP with 1600×1200 pixels and with Geo-tagging and smile shot ; no flash|
|Secondary Camera for Video Call||No||No|
|3G||HSUPA 5.76Mbps and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps||HSDPA 7.2 Mbps|
|WiFi||Yes||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA|
|GPS||Yes||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|CPU||600 MHz||600 MHz|
|Internal Memory||150 MB||170 MB|
|Expandable Memory||up to 32 GB||up to 16 GB ; 1 GB card free|
|3.5 mm audio jack||Yes||Yes|
|Battery talk time||up to 4 hrs||Up to 9 hr 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 hr 30 min (3G)|
|Approx. price||Rs. 6,600||Rs. 8,900|
|Rating as per phonecurry.com||4/5||4/5|
Both these phones are entry-level Android phones, so except for the fact that you can download thousands of free or paid applications, their capability cannot be compared with the likes of smart phones. However, when you consider these two phones, the general opinion for anyone will be to go in for the Samsung galaxy 5 due to the brand factor and lengthy battery life. But the Micromax Andro A60 comes as a very tough competitor through factors such as a higher resolution camera and by being cheaper by almost two thousand rupees.
If you are comfortable using a phone marketed by Micromax and get used-to with a resistive touch screen phone, then you can definitely go for Micromax Andro A60. Personally we feel there is no harm in trying out brands like Micromax but for those of you who don’t like taking risk with a new entrant, you can go in for the Galaxy 5.