Micromax Canvas Selfie vs. HTC Desire Eye – Selfie Smartphone War

Micromax, India’s number one smartphone brand has launched the Micromax Canvas Selfie, as their answer to HTC Desire Eye. The Micromax Canvas Selfie is a Dual-SIM Android Smartphone, which houses 13 Megapixels Front-facing and Rear cameras. This smartphone has been launched with an efficient strategy to target young Indian buyers, who are suffering with the trending selfie fever. The 13 Megapixels front-facing camera will allow the smartphone owner to capture great selfies, whenever and wherever s/he wants.

The closest competitor to Micromax Canvas Selfie is the HTC Desire Eye, which also sports 13 Megapixels front-facing and rear cameras. Both these smartphones are meant to capture great selfies for their respective owners or users. To understand, which out of these two a good buy is, we made them stand in the ‘Best Selfie Smartphone War’. Go ahead to know who is the winner.

Micromax Canvas Selfie vs. HTC Desire Eye


The Micromax Canvas Selfie features a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) HD IPS LCD display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the other hand, the HTC Desire Eye flaunts a bigger and better 5.2-inch (1080 x 1920) capacitive touchscreen display producing 16M colors at 424 pixels per inch and also featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The HTC Desire Eye has a better display, which would be any day brilliant for watching Full HD videos or playing high-definition games. The one in Micromax Canvas Selfielags behind in terms of performance, while comparing with the HTC Desire Eye.


Processor & RAM

Both these smartphones are capable enough to run on multi-tasking mode with an ease. The user won’t face any trouble while running huge apps or games on these devices. However, the HTC Desire Eye is powered by a 2.3GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-Core Processor, which is more powerful than the 1.7 GHz Octa-core Processor on Micromax Canvas Selfie. Both these processors are supported by 2GB of RAM.

Operating System

Micromax Canvas Sefie and HTC Desire Eye runs on the Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System, which is considered as one of the best software platform for smartphones. The users would get an ultimate Android experience on these devices.

The HTC Desire Eye can get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in future. The same on the Micromax Canvas Selfie is least expected. Also, the Desire Eye features the innovative HTC Sense UI 6.0, which enhances its usage experience.


Now, it’s time for the hottest segment for which both these smartphones are really standing strong in the “Best Selfie Smartphone War”

The USP of Micromax Canvas and HTC Desire Eye is their 13 Megapixels front-facing camera, which is added to capture your great and memorable selfies on-the-go. These smartphones targets the young smartphone buyers group, who like to click their selfies at every special occasion or memorable time.

The 13 Megapixels front-facing camera with LED flash on Micromax Canvas Selfie features various advanced camera tools like teeth whitening, skin smoothening, eye enhancement, fade dark circles, remove make-up, oil and more, which would enhance your selfies.It is equipped with Sony Sensor for added advantage.

On the other hand, the 13 Megapixels front-facing camera on the HTC Desire Eye features autofocus functionality, HDR and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. HTC is known for its innovative camera technologies and features on its smartphones. For which, we can predict that the HTC Desire Eye would be having a better front-facing camera in terms of performance. Though, the competition is very close in this segment.

For your other photography needs, these smartphones sport 13 Megapixels, Autofocus Rear Camera, featuring dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Panorama, HDR, face detection, smile detection and more.


Micromax Canvas Selfie offers 16GB of internal memory, which can be easily expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD card. The HTC Desire Eye also boasts 16GB of internal memory, but it allows massive expansion up to 128GB via MicroSD card. Hence, the HTC Desire Eye is the winner in this segment.


The HTC Desire Eye steps ahead in the segment with featuring 4G LTE connectivity option. Other connectivity options on both these smartphone devices remain same including 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, WI-Fi, WI-Fi Hotspot, MicroUSB, 3.5mm Audio Jack and more.


The HTC Desire Eye is fuelled by a strong 2400mAH Li-Ion battery. On the other hand, Micromax Canvas Selfie is fuelled by a slightly weaker 2300mAH battery. However, with the small display with less resolution, we don’t think that there would be major differences in the battery performance on these devices.

Price in India

The HTC Desire Eye is expected to be launched with a price tag between Rs.40,000 to Rs.50,000 in India. While, the Micromax Canvas Selfie is expected to be priced between Rs.17,000 to Rs.20,000 in India.


If the winner of the ‘Best Selfie Smartphone’ was to be decided in terms of efficiency, capability and top-quality (in terms of performance) of the front-facing camera, the HTC Desire Eye would be our pick. It is also a great pick with comparatively better display, processor and memory expansion options. Also, the HTC Desire Eye is a dust-proof and water-proof smartphone. The HTC Sense UI 6.0 is another added advantage.

When the comparison lies in the price tag segment, we would definitely call the Micromax Canvas Selfie as a clear winner without spending a second. It is a great smart phone package, featuring a brilliant selfie camera. The Micromax Canvas Selfie is for those buyers, who don’t want to spend a huge amount for their smartphone. But if the price tag really doesn’t bother you, the HTC Desire Eye would be a perfect buy.

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