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A119 Signature HD launched: Will it outperform A116 Canvas HD?


Though marred with supply issues, it is without doubt that the Micromax A116 Canvas HD is hugely popular and ‘in demand’. Celkon has this week launched a 5 inch marvel sporting the name A119 Signature HD which has a 1280 by 720 screen resolution which is same as that of the Canvas HD by Micromax.


The phone is today available at Snapdeal (the same website where the Canvas HD was available for pre-order) at the same price of Rs 13499 at which the Canvas HD was launched. The price of Canvas HD has been since revised to Rs 14499 and is still meeting availability issues in the market.


The Celkon model is a feature packed model and at a price difference of Rs 1000 will it be able to offer any competition to the best-selling Micromax 5 incher.


Let’s look at the specs comparison in the tablet and see.


Model name

Celkon A119 Signature

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Model type

Candy bar

Candy bar


148 x 74.5 x 9.3 mm

144 x 74 x 10.7 mm


9.3 mm

10.7 mm


177 g

156 g

Colours availability

Black and White

Black and White





Dual-core MT6577H Chip

Quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC,  MediaTek MT6589

Processor speed

1 GHz dual-core processor

1.2 GHz

Graphics processor

PowerVR SGX544


1 GB

1 GB

Display screen

5 inch capacitive touch screen

5 inch HD IPS touchscreen

Screen resolution

HD resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels

HD resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels

Pixel density

294 pixel per inches

294 pixel per inches

Operating system

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Primary Camera

12 megapixel, with autofocus, LED Flash, face-detection, zoom and  multiple settings

8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and multiple camera settings such as night mode, 4X zoom

Secondary camera

3 megapixel

Yes, specs not yet known


Accelerometer, proximity

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Network connectivity

2G, 3G (There would be Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support)

3G (There would be GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support)

Internal memory

4 GB (1.45 GB user available)

4 GB (1.77 GB user available)

Expandable memory

expandable up to 32 GB

expandable up to 32 GB

SIM Support

Dual SIM

Dual SIM


Music player, video player, FM radio, organizer, document viewer, photo viewer, voice memo, voice dials, Android apps, predictive text input

Music player, video player, FM radio, organizer, document viewer, photo viewer, voice memo, voice dials, Android apps, predictive text input


2100 mAh

2000 mAh


Rs 13499

Rs 14499


Now that you have read all the specifications, you would clearly see almost similar specs with a thinner but heavier (by 21 grams) phone.  Celkon has a 12 megapixel camera which might be the reason of its slightly being on the heavier side. There is also a better front camera in the A119 Signature HD. The only point where the Celkon phone will get beaten is the processor- it is just a dual-core one, which is decently fast unless you compare it to the Quad-core competitor from Micromax. Also there is no supporting graphics processor for a faster performance. The Celkon one seems a better option since the supply of Micromax phone has been delayed. We will however, wait for the A119 to land in our hands for a better hands on review. The Celkon A119 Signature HD is currently available at Snapdeal.

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