Micromax released the Unite 2 A106 just at the right time and at the right price to combat the rise of the Moto E. The Micromax Unite 2 A106 comes with a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M chipset with Mali-400MP2 GPU running Android 4.4.2 KitKat right out of the box. It has a 4.7-inch WVGA IPS display giving it a pixel density of 199 PPI far lower than the qHD 4.3-inch display on the Moto E. The Unite 2 A106 is build quite solid and the only way Micromax could out-do the Moto E is specs and performance. So, lets have a look at how the Micromax Unite 2 A106 performs against the Moto E in our benchmark tests.
Micromax Unite 2 A106 Hardware Specifications
The Unite 2 A106 can easity beat the Moto E on paper in terms of specs apart from the display. Here are the key specs, you can get the details here.
- Display: 4.7-inch, WVGA, 480x800 pixels, 199 PPI
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core, MediaTek MT6582M
- GPU: Mali-400MP2
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Camera: 5 MP, AutoFocus, LED Flash, VGA front-facing
- Memory: 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32 GB using microSD cards
- Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, Dual-SIM (Regular+Micro)
- Battery: 2000 mAh
You should definitely check out our unboxing of the Unite 2 to see what all we get inside the box and our first impressions about the build, hardware and performance of the device.
1. Motorola Moto E
2. Lava Iris 406Q
3. Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus
Quadrant Benchmark Comparison
We got the highest score of 8803 on Quadrant, which is even higher than the Moto G but that's due to the lower-resolution display. Nevertheless, its considerably higher than the Moto E.
AnTuTu Benchmark Comparison
AnTuTu gave another great score to the Micromax Unite 2 A106 with 17914 which is again the highest of the bunch including the Moto E, Iris 406Q and the Titanium S1 Plus.
NenaMark 2 Benchmark Comparison
We got a whopping 63.4 FPS on NenaMark 2, needless to say high-end games will be easily playable on the Unite 2 if app and app-data are movable to the SD card.
Vellamo HTML5 Benchmark Comparison
We got 1924 on the Vellamo HTML5 test and you can see that its an excellent score as well, but we did not include the Moto E in this test as its web-core still is incompatible with the tests.
Vellamo Metal Benchmark Comparison
On Metal, the Micromax Unite 2 again proved its mettle with the highest score of 577 beating the Moto E's 483.
Linpack Single-thread Benchmark Comparison
On Linpack single thread test we got 112.07 which is again the highest of the group.
Linpack Multi-thread Benchmark Comparison
The multi-thread test gave the same result with a high-score of 250.99.
The multi-touch test result was a bit disappointing as the Micromax Unite 2 A106 supports just 2 points of touch in its display, while the Moto E has a 5-point multi-touch display.
Micromax needed a big win to combat the rise of the Moto E. The Unite 2 A106 comes with good build quality, excellent specs for the price as well as great performance, as we just saw. It beat the Moto E in every benchmark test with margin to spare. Even in general use the Unite 2 performs quite well, there is no hiccup anywhere while going through the interface, opening apps or multitasking.
What remains to be seen is how these benchmark scores translate into real-world performance in gaming, camera use as well as general tasks. We will be back soon with the Gaming Review of the Unite 2, till then stay tuned to PhoneBunch.