Features Key features of the Xperia SP  vs A116 Canvas HD 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia SP
1280 x 720
A116 Canvas HD
1280 x 720



Xperia SP
Dual core
A116 Canvas HD
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly longer standby time 41,760 min vs 10,368 min More than 4x longer standby time
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,370 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Slightly sharper screen 319 ppi vs 293 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Front view of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.6" Around 10% bigger screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia SP  vs
A116 Canvas HD 
Size 4.6" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 319 ppi 293 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Standby time 41,760 min 10,368 min
Capacity 2,370 mA·h 2,000 mA·h


Xperia SP  vs
A116 Canvas HD 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia SP
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