Micromax Canvas Spark vs. Xolo Era – Affordable Smartphone War

Nowadays, the affordable Dual-SIM Android smartphone segment is one of the most heated and targeted segment, where almost every brand has something to offer. Recently, Xiaomi Redmi 2 had a price-cut, which is now available at Rs.5, 999. The Moto E (1st Gen) is selling at Rs.4, 999 is still a hot buy. The Honor Bee at Rs.4, 499 is also shining very bright in the segment. In the strong competition, the Indian smartphone brand, Micromax launched Canvas Spark at Rs.4, 999, which has a lot to offer, including the latest Android 5.0 OS.


Adding to the heat, Xolo has launched the all new Xolo Era, a power-packed smartphone with 5-inch display at Rs.4, 444 only. This smartphone offers a tough rivalry to all the smartphones in the segment, which also includes the recent launch, Micromax Canvas Spark. Here, we bring you a side-by-side comparison of Micromax Canvas Spark and Xolo Era, which will help you in selecting a right device for you.

Micromax Canvas Spark vs. Xolo Era


The Micromax Canvas Spark sports a 4.7-inch (540 x 960) IPS LCD display, which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. With the pixel density of 234ppi, you don’t need to expect amazing color production and excellent viewing angles on this device. On the other hand, the Xolo Era has got a comparatively bigger 5-inch (480 x 854) IPS LCD display, with no protection for accidental damages. With the pixel density of just 194 pixels per inch, the colors won’t appear crisp and clear. And hence, the Canvas Spark proves to be a better choice here.

Processor & RAM

The Micromax Canvas Spark is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor on Spreadtrum SC7731 chipset. The 1GB of RAM and Mali-400 MP ensure smooth video playback and gaming experience on the device. In comparison, the Xolo Era is also powered by a similar 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with MediaTek MT6582M chipset. This smartphone also gets 1GB of RAM and Mail-400 GP2 GPU.

On papers, there might be a little difference in the processor and chipset on both these devices. However, both of them would perform similar while running Android applications and games. As these devices are budget-friendly, you can’t expect brilliant gaming experiences from them. But for their asking price tag, they are offering much more than what you can have in the segment.

Operating System

The Micromax Canvas Spark steps ahead once again with running latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The Xolo Era runs on near to obsolete Android 4.4 KitKat OS.


There is a tie in this segment with both these smartphone devices carrying an 8 Megapixels autofocus rear and 2 Megapixels front-facing camera. The rear camera on both of these devices features an LED flash, HDR, Panorama, touch-focus, face detection and digital zoom. Both Micromax Canvas Spark and Xolo Era are capable of producing decent image results, which won’t let you miss your digital camera on-the-go.


Micromax Canvas Spark – 8GB Internal, 32GB Expandable

Xolo Era – 8GB Internal, 32GB Expandable


The connectivity features added on Micromax Canvas Spark and Xolo Era include-

  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, GPRS with EDGE
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • USB OTG, MicroUSB, 3.5mm Audio Jack


Micromax Canvas Spark – 2000mAH Li-Ion Non-Removable Battery

Xolo Era – 2100mAH Li-Ion Battery

Price in India

Micromax Canvas Spark Price in India is Rs.4, 999

Xolo Era Price in India is Rs.4, 444


In this comparison review, we found that the Xolo Era sports a bigger display with a very small margin of 0.3-inch, which isn’t really worth a look. The color production on Micromax Canvas Spark is much better than that of Xolo Era. Also, the Canvas Spark runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out-of-the-box, which will allow you to enjoy latest features with paying Rs.4, 999 only. And hence, the Micromax Canvas Spark is the winner of this affordable smartphone war. It is totally worth your money.