Micromax Canvas Play vs Canvas Spark: Comparison of budget Android phones

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In past couple of years, several new smartphone makers emerged in India, which in result brought the competition in the market to a whole new level. The competition brought several feature-loaded devices at affordable prices, which allowed feature phone users to opt for smartphones. Micromax is one of these vendors, which has several devices on offer with decent features below Rs 7,000. The Micromax Canvas Spark and Canvas Play are the vendor’s this year’s latest Android Lollipop powered smartphones.
If you are finding it hard to choose among these two devices, let’s compare the features of the Micromax Canvas Play and Canvas Spark, so you can decide easily.

Micromax Canvas Play vs Canvas Spark: battle of the affordable Android Lollipop devices



Talking about the design first, the Micromax Canvas Spark features a waistline of 8.4mm and weighs 134 grams. It offers a decent design and its rear panel is resistant to fingerprints. The Micromax Canvas Play also features a study body, but it is a slightly thicker with a waistline of 9.9mm. Both the smartphones are being offered in a variety of choices.

Display and OS

The Canvas Spark smartphone offers a compact 4.7-inch display bearing a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, resulting into a pixel density of 234ppi. The Canvas Play is for those who have large hands, as it offers a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. However, the colour production on the Canvas Play’s screen is a bit dull as it offers 178ppi of pixel density. On the software front, the Canvas Spark and Canvas Play, both run the latest Android Lollipop out of the box.


On the performance front, the Micromax Canvas Spark and Canvas Play offer similar experience. Both are powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processors. The performance is further enhanced by Mali 400 graphics processing units and 1GB of RAM. For storage, both come with 8GB of internal memory, which users can further increase up to 32GB using a microSD card.


The Micromax Canvas Play comes with a 5MP rear shooter with an LED flash and a 0.3MP front snapper. The Canvas Spark on the other hand comes with better camera specifications including an 8MP autofocus primary snapper with an LED flash and a 2MP secondary snapper for selfies.

Connectivity and Battery

Connectivity features of these devices are also same including dual-SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, and A-GPS. The Canvas Spark is powered by a 2,000mAh battery that delivers seven hours of talk time. The Canvas Play is fueled by a larger 2,820mAh battery that offers higher 10 hours of talk time.


The comparison reveals that the Micromax Canvas Spark and Micromax Canvas Play, both are among the best budget-friendly Android phones from Micromax in the country. The Micromax Canvas Spark is for those who like compact devices with decent camera features. The Canvas Play is for those who enjoy media viewing on large screen phones. As for the pricing, the Canvas Spark is available exclusively on Snapdeal for an affordable price tag of Rs 4,999, while the Canvas Play is retailing for around Rs 7,000, so the choice is yours.

Kundan Srivastava

The article has been written by Kundan Srivastava, who is passionate about technology. He writes about the latest in the tech domain, right from devices to innovations.