The Octa-Core Power: Micromax Canvas Knight A350 vs Intex Aqua Octa vs Gionee ELife E7 Mini

As they say, “Numbers matter”. Yes, they definitely do especially when a consumer is looking out to buy a new smartphones. Right from display size to camera megapixels to device internals, everything should be bigger than the competition. This has led to increase in number of cores of a mobile processor, making them as powerful as a desktop computer. While last year, quad-core processors were a rage, this year around, mobile companies are going for the octa-core processors to power their mobile device.

Intex Aqua Octa

While Intex was the first one to boast a mobile phone being powered by MediaTek’s octa-core processor, others were not far behind. Gionee introduced mini version of its flagship Elife E7 which used the same chipset. Now, our very own Indian vendor Micromax has also jumped in the bandwagon with the use of turbo version of the same octa-core chip. Targeting Indian consumers, all three are priced below Rs 20,000 and hence it’s important to put them against each other to find which one you should go for.

Instead of writing long paragraphs comparing the devices, we thought it’d be easier for you to determine which mobile is right for you with this handy table-

Specification Micromax Canvas Knight A350 Intex Aqua Octa Gionee Elife E7 Mini
Dimensions (in mm)        – 161 x 80.8 x 7 139.8 x 66.2 x 8.6
Weight (in grams)        – 180 142.9
Display size 5-inch 6-inch 4.7-inch
Display resolution 1,920 x 1,080 1,280 x 720 1,280 x 720
Pixel density (in ppi) 441 312 244
Processor 2GHz octa-core (MediaTeK MT6592T) 1.7GHz octa-core (MediaTeK MT6592) 1.7GHz octa-core

(MediaTeK MT6592)

Internal memory 32GB 16GB 16GB
External memory No slot Up to 32GB via microSD card No slot
Main camera 16MP 13MP 13MP swiveling
Front camera 8MP 5MP 13MP swiveling
Flash Yes Yes Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Ambient, Gravity Accelerometer, Ambient, Proximity, Compass Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Gyroscope
Network 2G/3G (dual-SIM) 2G/3G (dual-SIM) 2G/3G (dual-SIM)
Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
NFC No No Yes
Operating system Android 4.2 Android 4.2 Android 4.2
Battery 2,350mAh 2,300mAh 2,200mAh


As clear from the table above, all three devices are quite different from each other apart from the use of same MediaTek MT6592 processor.

If you want the best device amongst all of these, then there’s nothing better than the Micromax’s flagship, the Knight A350. It truly is a knight with top notch specs without anything missing in its internals or externals. The design of the device is strikingly similar to the iPhone, which can be a good thing or bad thing, depending upon your choice. It also gets little better processor than others as it’s clocked at 2GHz compared to 1.7GHz speed.

Gionee ELife E7 Mini

If you’re kind of person who like large screen smartphones, something which can help you to carry one device which can work both as a phone and a tablet, then you can go for the Intex Aqua Octa. The handset features a large 6-inch display, which would definitely serve your purpose.

If both of the above device don’t fit your bill since you don’t like to use large devices which can’t be used easily by one hands, then take a look at the Gione Elife E7 Mini. It has perfect size of 4.7-inch yet offer very powerful configuration. There are some other innovative features about the device too. It has a rotatable camera which allows you to take photo/video from any angle and more importantly take high-quality selfies.

Which one would you go for?