It’s been a while since Micromax launched its previous Canvas series flagship, the Canvas 5, which was launched in November last year for Rs 11,999. At the launch, the Micromax Canvas 5 was among the best high-end offerings from the brand in the sub-Rs 12,000 price range. Now the company recently launched the successor to the Canvas 5, the Canvas 6 in the country. The Canvas 6 comes with a handful of upgrades over its predecessor. It is the domestic vendor’s first smartphone to boast a metal design unibody design and a fingerprint sensor.

If you currently own a Micromax Canvas 5, and looking to upgrade for the Canvas 6, let’s put these devices on the table and compare their specs to find out how the successor and predecessor stand against each other.

Micromax Canvas 6 vs Micromax Canvas 5: the successor vs predecessor

Design

Design is one of the best things about the Micromax Canvas 5. When launched, it was one of the best looking high-end smartphones from the domestic vendor. The phone sports a faux leather back panel, and a chrome trim running around all the edges, which gives it a premium feel. It is not the slimmest offering from the brand, but is quite sleek with a waistline of 8.5mm, and tips the scale at 143 grams. Its successor, the Micromax Canvas 6 on the other and sports a more appealing and premium metallic design. It is more durable than its predecessor and feels rich in hand. The phone also gets a fingerprint sensor on the back, which offers an extra level of security, allowing you to unlock the device with a touch of a finger and open secure apps.

Display and OS

The Micromax Canvas 5 offers a 5.2-inch IPS display bearing a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a pixel density of 423 pixels per inch. The device has a 2.5D curved glass screen with slim bezels on the sides, and also gets a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 to keep scratches at bay. The Canvas 6 on the other hand sports a bigger phablet-grade 5.5-inch full HD display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. The phone will impress those who love large screens for media viewing and surfing the internet. So display-wise, the Canvas 5 and Canvas 6 are quite similar, and will impress buyers with their respective screen size choices. Software-wise, the Canvas 5 and Canvas 6, both the phones run Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Canvas 6 also gets Around suite of services, which lets you book cabs, hotels flights, and access other apps like food delivery and shopping services on the go. So on the software front, the Canvas 6 is better than its predecessor.

Configuration

Moving on to the configuration, the Micromax Canvas 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core processor that supports 64-bit computing. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which users can easily further increase by inserting a microSD card in the device. The Micromax Canvas 6 is also powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor, aided by 3GB of RAM. However, for storage, it gets a generous 32GB of internal memory, further expandable via a microSD card. So in the performance department, there’s hardly any difference between the two Canvas offerings, but the Canvas 6 will impress those who love higher internal memory to store endless data.

Camera

As far as the camera is concerned, the Micromax Canvas 5 and Canvas 6, both the phones sport 13-megapixel primary cameras with LED flash, phase detection autofocus for super fast autofocus speeds on the objects, and full HD video recording support. As for the selfies, the Canvas 5 sports a 5-megapixel secondary shooter, while its success offers a much better 8-megapixel front snapper. So the Canvas 6 will certainly impress the selfie lovers with its enhanced camera sensor.

Connectivity and battery

When it comes to the connectivity options, the Micromax Canvas 5 and Canvas 6, both the phones offer similar features, including dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and A-GPS. As for the battery, the Canvas 5 is backed by a 2,900mAh unit, while the Canvas 6 is powered by a slightly higher 3,000mAh battery. However, there shouldn’t be any difference in the battery life of these devices, since the Canvas 6 sports a bigger display, which consumes more battery.

Conclusion

Coming to the verdict, the Micromax Canvas 5 was launched for Rs 11,999, but is now available from the online stores for as low as Rs 9,900. At this price tag, it still is a decent device with a large, yet compact display, a powerful processor, decent configuration, decent camera features, 4G LTE support and a big battery.The Micromax Canvas 6 price in India  is higher than the Canvas 5 at Rs 13,999. However, it comes with slightly better specs for the extra few thousand bucks. It sports a bigger display, higher amount of internal memory, a bigger battery, improved software, and a better selfie experience than its predecessor.