If you are on budget but want to buy a reliable multitasking branded smartphone, then the best idea is to consider a phone which is at least one year old model now. You could buy a 12 to 18 months old smartphone model now at least at 60 to 80% discount. Trust me that there has been no big change in hardware as well as in software in general. And, Android Jellybean and Kitkat is still very relevant phone operating system. And if a phone runs on Android Kitkat, then it would also be able to upgrade to the latest Android version. Read also Value for Money Smartphones in 4000 to 11000 Rupees.
Micromax Canvas Win W121
The Canvas Win W121 is the first smartphone from the Micromax that runs on the Windows operating system. Micromax has signed a deal with Microsoft and Qualcomm Snapdragon to produce “WIN series” smartphones. The device has a leather back panel finishing which makes it look stylish. Interestingly, the Win Q121 is more compact and slimmer than other android powered devices from the brand. It features an HD display with a resolution of 720*1280 and pixel density is 294 ppi.
While it comes to taking advantage of resources and battery strength, we find that the Windows OS is far better optimized than the Android OS. The 2000 mAh battery provides enough juices that let you enjoy multimedia and gaming longer than before. The Win W121 score well and performs without any lag during gaming or multitasking. Additionally, the Micromax has not preinstalled unwanted apps as it does with android based smartphones.
|Features||Windows OS, 5-inch IPS HD Display, Snapdragon QC Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 8MP 2MP Camera, HD Recording, and 2000 mAh Battery|
Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM
The Lumia 630 is the first smartphone that runs on the latest Windows Blue with dual SIM features. And, it is expected to honor the future, update in the operating system core. The display features Nokia’s ClearBlack technology and protected by the corning gorilla class 3. The display colors reproduction and readability in direct sunlight are much better than any smartphones in this price band. Curvy polycarbonate body supports changeable back panel, available in funky colors.
For entertainment, users get a free download of three games – Temple Run 2, Asphalt 8, and Airborne. It is bundled with Xbox live music, Mix Radio, FM, Internet radio and the advanced audio player, which supports playback of all popular audio files. The video player is capable of playing HD video files in 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV formats.
My recommendation is supported by the Nokia’s trust, reliable hardware, and longer lasting battery. Though, there are some criticisms about having just 512 MB RAM. However, one should not forget that the Windows mobile operating system is optimized for consuming less hardware resource.
|Features||Windows OS, 4.5 inch IPS LCD Screen, Snapdragon 400 QC, 512-MB RAM, 8GB Memory, 5M AF Camera, 1800 mAh Battery|
Xolo WIN Q900s
The Win Q900s is the first Windows OS powered smartphone from Indian smartphone Brand XOLO. And, it is the lightest smartphone in the world as it carries just 100grams of body weight. The display features one glass solution that reduces weight and thickness. With just 7.2 mm thickness it measures in 67.2 mm width by 135.8 mm length.
The Q900s sports an HD display with the resolution of 720P wherein pixel density per inch is 312. It is powered by a quad core snapdragon processor, with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, alongside 1 GB RAM, and Adreno 302 GPU. The display is protected by Dragon Trail Glass makes it durable, scratch resistant and shock proof.
The 8 MP primary camera features PureCel images sensor with digital Zoom and LED flash at back panel. For 3G video, calling it has a 2 MP fixed focus camera at the top of the screen.
To add more value, the Win Q900s features preinstalled social media apps and the Microsoft product apps – Office, Skype, and one Drive cloud storage. MS Office app makes easy to create, edit and store documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint either on the 8GB internal storage or in one drive cloud.
|Features||Windows Blue, 7.2mm Thickness, 100 grams weights, 5-inch IPS LCD HD Screen, QC Snapdragon Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, 5MP AF, and Battery 1830 mAh|
Asus Zenfone 5 with 8GB or 16GB Internal Memory
Asus is a late entry to the mobile market. The Asus Zenfone 5 has got overwhelming response in India. For one of my friends, I could be able to buy the 16 GB model only after four failed attempts.
The Zenfone 5 is powered by the Intel atom mobile processor, which makes it stunning fast. It is hard to find a quality smartphone with a 2 GB RAM in 10000 rupees budget. Both variants of the Zenfone 5 (8GB/16GB) are equipped with a dual core Intel Atop processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, alongside 2 GB RAM and PowerVR GPU.
The 2110 mAh battery can give 17 days standby on the 2G network and 14 days standby on the 3G network. The phone’s 8 MP auto focus camera is supported by Asus’s PixelMaster technology to enhance brightness during the shooting of HQ photos and HD videos.
|Features||5 inch IPS LCD HD Screen, Intel Processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP Camera, 1080P Recording, 2MP FC, 2110 mAh Battery|
Lava Iris 504Q Plus
The Iris 504Q Plus runs on the Android Jellybean OS, which is upgradable to the Android Kitkat. XOLO has already released Android Kitkat update for this model. It sports an HD 5 inches IPS display with full lamination and bears one glass solution. The display is protected by Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection, which makes it sturdy against scratch, shock, and sudden fall.
It packs in a quad core MediaTek 1.3 GHz processor, and 1 GB RAM along with dual Mali 400 GPU with a clock speed of 500 MHz. Though the device comes with dual GPU, but neither has it a Gyroscope nor a Gyro sensor.
The visual capturing hardware of the device is packed with a 10 MP primary camera with BSI and Sony Exmor RS Sensor, residing on the top of the back panel along with a single LED underneath. The combination of BSI and Sony sensors has significantly increased its photography productivity. Under the camera enhancement, it offers camera action on voice command as well as touch-focus, Panorama shooting, and HD recording. It has 2 MP fronts facing for 3G video calling.
The Iris 504Q+ offers durability, Camera productivity and a device to perform without lag with rich graphics game.
|Features||7.9 mm Thickness, 149 gram weight, Android OS, 5 Inch IPS HD Screen, QC MediaTek Processor, 1GB RAM, 10MP 2MP 1080P Recording Camera, and 2000 mAh Battery|
Karbonn Titanium Octane
After the poor response to the Titanium Octane Plus, the Karbonn has introduced the Titanium Octane, which is again bundled with a true Octa Core processor, alongside 1GB RAM, and 16 GB inbuilt user memory. It runs on the latest Android Kitkat Operating system and expected to honor the upgrade in the core of the OS. It has Mali 450 GPU and enabled with the Gyro sensor that makes it ideal for gaming.
I find this device a true value for money as it has better specifications than any nearest competitor with the Octa Core processor. Also, it is the cheapest Octa Core powered smartphone in India.
|Features||5inch HD 294PPI IPS Display, MediaTek OC Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 13MP PC, 5MP FC, HD Recording, 2000 mAH Battery|
XOLO PLAY 6X 1000
We hardly find a smartphone, which comes with a gaming identity. The Xolo 1000 is one such smartphone that features come closer to the needed specifications in a gaming device. I would recommend it to young friends as it is a budget smartphone with a real gaming identity.
The Hexa core smartphone features HD display with 294 pixel density. It runs on the Android Kitkat 4.4.2 and powered by a 2100 mAh battery, which can keep it awake for 24 days on the 2G network. It looks stylish and premium and packed with a leather flip cover, which has added more value to the sales box. Read More at Top 3 Xolo Gaming Smartphone Under 20000 Rupees
XOLO 8X 1000 HIVE
The hive 1000 has polished premium black finish with strong build quality that passes all durability tests. The HD display with 720P resolution and 294 ppi density is protected by Asahi Dragon-trail glass – offers decent viewing angle even in direct sunlight. You can find gorilla class 3 protection at the back of the phone. Front and back protection against scratch, shock, dust and sudden fall makes it a complete durable device against all odds. You can find more about the durability and stiffness of Dragontrail glass in the Lava Iris 504Q+ overview section.
According to users’ response in the social media, the HIVE is a well-designed user interface. XOLO’s engineers have really worked hard to put across a decent android based user interface to bring freshness in the Android environment. XOLO had released an update in HIVE recently after bug, sound issue, heating, and sudden crashes were reported by users. So, I would recommend having an immediate update in the device software as soon as you complete first eight hours of charging.
The 8 MP camera comes with Sony Lens packed by LED flash and Digital Zoom. I would summarize it as a premium looking device with the freshness of the HIVE UI offers good specification the current budget.
|Features||Android + HIVE UI, 5inch IPS Display, OC MediaTek Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 8MP 2MP FHD Recording Camera, and Battery: 1920 mAh|
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310
The Nitro A310 is a brand new smartphone with 5 inches HD IPS display from the Micromax account. It runs on the Android Kitkat, packs a 2 GB RAM, as well as a true Octa core processor with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz. It earns an elegant look from faux leather finishing at the back panel. The HD display comes with 294 PPI density and Oleophobic Coating – which makes easier to wash off water, oil or fingerprints from the Screen.
The device is expected to perform well with high-end gaming as it features a quad core graphics processing unit of ARM Mali 400, clocked at 700 MHz. The Nitro is powered by a 2500 mAh battery that ascertains long hours of gaming, browsing, and social networking. According to the Micromax, normal users of the 2G network give at least 10 days of standby.
The phone’s 13 MP auto focus camera is packed with Sony’s CMOS sensor and IMX135 ISP (image sensing processor) sits at the top of the back panel alongside dual LED flash. Users can take HQ selfie and HD videos with the 5MP fixed focus camera of this phone, which is backed by BSI OV5648 Sensor reside at the top of the screen. Under enhancement, it supports figure gesture reading, and tap to wake up.
|Features||Android Operating System, 5MP HD Display, Octa Core MT Processor, 2GB RAM, Approx 5GB Free Memory, 13MP 5MP Camera, Full HD Recording, and 2500 mAh Battery|
Motorola Moto G2
Flipkart’s exclusive G2 is an upgraded version of the blockbuster Moto G. The tremendous success of the 2013 launch inspired the Motorola to launch the Moto G 2014 or Moto G2. I have done an exclusive article on the features, and specification of the G2. Request you visit mentioned below link to find about the Moto G2. More at Motorola Second Generation Flagship Smartphones in India