Gionee Pioneer P3 is one of the cheapest phones in the market running on a Quad-core chip. P3 is a an update to P2 which was launched in 2013 with a Dual-core chip. Going by the specs, it flaunts a 4.3 inches (800 X 480 pixels) screen, translating into a pixel density of 217PPI — which is good for smartphone of this price range (P2 had a slightly smaller 4 inch screen). The 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek processor is supported by a meagre 512MB RAM, which may prove insufficient while multi-tasking with many apps. It is a Dual-SIM phone with 3G connectivity. Pioneer P3 has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA (0.3MP) front facing camera for video chatting. The 1700mAh battery may last for a day, considering the low-res screen and other modest hardware (the Pioneer P2 has the same capacity battery too). The screen size is almost perfect and makes single handed operations to be done easily.
The Micromax Canvas Fun A76 is similar to the Canvas Fun A74 which also sells as part of the colourful 'Fun' series of handsets from the Indian phone maker. It comes in the same three youthful shades — Red, Black and Blue. The A76 has a bigger 5-inch screen, but with the same 854 x 480 pixels, which in effect would reduce the pixel density. Interestingly, the processor is also a tad slower at 1.2GHz as compared to 1.3GHz on the A74. Rest of the details are about the same — 4GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, a 5 megapixel fixed focus camera. One thing substantially bigger on the A76, other than its display, is the 2000mAh rated battery (the A74 has a 1500mAh one). Connectivity options include WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth 2.0. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.