It is festival time here in India and this is the time people buy most of the new stuff, be it clothes, appliances or gadgets. Smartphones are one thing that many people buy in this festive season considering many offers and discounts that companies give you and deciding on which smartphone to buy can be tough so we plan to help you out as we tell you the Best 5 smartphones to buy in India this festive season under Rs. 10,000 …
1. Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 brings Nokia’s trademark beautiful design which gives even flagship smartphones a run for their money. Then there’s the smooth operation which Windows Phone 8 brings which cannot be matched by Android flagships at this range. It features a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 5 MP camera, 8 GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. There’s a 1450 mAh battery to keep the Lumia 520 powered up. If you want a premium offering at this price then Lumia 520 should be your choice. It truly defines value for money. It is the best selling Windows device, do we need to say more?
2. Samsung Galaxy S Duos
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos may not be a brand new device but its certainly is good buy at this price range. It features a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor and 768 MB of RAM, 5 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera, dual-SIM functionality is there as well. There’s 4 GB of internal storage which can be expanded through the microSD card slot. It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with Samsung’s TouchWiz customizations. There’s a 1500 mAh battery to keep the phone going.
3. Micromax Canvas 3D
Micromax has been bringing some great Android smartphones at a budget price and the Canvas 3D is a good example of that. In fact at this price range you cannot get a better specced Android device. It features a 5-inch LCD display of WVGA resolution, 1 GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 MP rear and 0.3 i.e.. VGA front facing camera, dual-SIM functionality as well like all other Canvas smartphones. There’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running the show on the device. The yesteryear flagship Canvas 2 is also a good deal if you can find one at a price less than Rs. 10k. Both the devices come with 2000 mAh batteries.
4. Sony Xperia E
Sony has brought some really good smartphones at the mid range and even at the low end market. The Xperia E is a really good device although it falters on the specs front if you consider the competition but if you want a decent smartphone under Rs. 10k and you like Sony. The device features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480) display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with 512 MB RAM, 3.2 MP primary camera, 4 GB internal storage along with microSD card slot. There’s a 1540 mAh battery to keep things running. The device come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich although its upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with Sony’s Timescape UI.
5. XOLO Q800
The XOLO Q800 from Lava is a really powerful device. It is truly the best specced device on paper of the aforementioned device and that is commendable. It features a 4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display, a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor with 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP primary camera, 1 MP secondary camera, 4 GB internal memory along with microSD expansion. It features a 2100 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs the show. There’s also dual-SIM functionality.
So these are the Top 5 smartphones under Rs. 10k that i would recommend, what are your choices this festive season? Do let us know..