Micromax Canvas Pep vs Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Specifications & Features Comparison

Micromax has launched latest addition to its Canvas series, Micromax Canvas Pep in India. It is available to buy through online and offline stores across the country at an affordable price of Rs. 5,999. This budget handset from Micromax will compete with the likes of Asus Zenfone C and Xiaomi Redmi 1S. If you going to buy a budget smartphone, this post will help you pick the best phone! In this post we have pitted Canvas Pep against its rivals to see how it fares. Read on to find out how Micromax Canvas Pep vs Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S compare with each other in specifications and features.

Micromax Canvas Pep vs Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Specifications and Features Comparison: Micromax Canvas Pep vs Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Device/Features Micromax Canvas Pep Asus Zenfone C Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Price Rs. 5,999 Rs. 5,999 Rs. 5,999
Display 4.5 inch FWVGA 4.5 inch IPS LCD 4.7 inch IPS LCD
Resolution 480 x 854 – 218 ppi 480 x 854 – 218 ppi 720 x 1280 – 312 ppi
SoC MediaTek 6582M Intel Atom CloverTrail Z2520 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali 400 PowerVR SGX544MP2 Adreno 305
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 32 GB Yes – up to 64 GB Yes – up to 32 GB
Battery 1700 mAh 2100 mAh 2000 mAh – Li-Ion
Rear Camera 5 mega pixel, Fixed Focus, LED Flash 5 MP, Auto Focus, LED flash 8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash
Front Camera VGA VGA 1.6 MP
Connectivity 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
OS Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat with ZenUI Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI 5.0

Processor & RAM

All the three handsets  are powered by different processors but are paired with 1 GB of RAM. Canvas Pep comes powered with Quad-core MediaTek 6582M chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz, Zenfone C is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual-core Intel Atom CloverTrail Z2520 while Xiaomi Redmi 1S is powered by Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz.

Operating System

Canvas Pep and Zenfone C run on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system while the latter comes with ZenUI wrapped on its top. Xiaomi Redmi 1S runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with MIUI 5.0.


Micromax Canvas Pep and Asus  Zenfone C both feature a 4.5 inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution and 218 ppi pixel density. Xiaomi Redmi 1s on the other hand features a larger 4.7 inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 312 ppi pixel density.

Camera & Storage

All the smartphones sport a 5 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash. Rear camera on Zenfone C and Redmi 1S features auto focus while Canvas Pep comes with a fixed focus rear camera. Furthermore, Canvas pep and Zenfone C feature a VGA secondary camera while Redmi 1S sports a 1.6 mega pixel front facing camera.

All the phones again have a tie on storage front. The handsets house 8 GB of inbuilt storage. However expandable storage capacity on the devices is different. Canvas Pep and Xiaomi Redmi 1S come with up to 32 GB of expandable storage via microSD card while Zenfone C has an expandable storage capacity of up to 64 GB.


Zenfone C packs the biggest 2100 mAh battery followed by Xiaomi Redmi 1S which sports 2000 mAh battery. Micromax Canvas Pep is backed up by 1700 mAh battery.

Price and Availability

All the three handsets are priced at Rs. 5,999. Micromax Canvas Pep and Asus Zenfone C are available to buy via online and offline stores across country while Xiaomi Redmi 1S can only be availed through online flash sales.


Since all the three smartphones are priced the same at Rs. 5,999, specs and features which each device has to offer become the deciding factor while choosing the best handset. The specs of the devices are also matched to some extent, however Xiaomi Redmi 1S seems to have a slight edge over the other smartphones due to its larger display, better screen resolution and better camera yet at one point it lags behind its rivals, which is its outdated OS. Thus, Micromax Canvas Pep is certainly going to have tough time competing with its rivals in the Indian market.

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