The Rs 10,000-15,000 smartphone category is getting pretty crowded with introduction of new devices and older devices getting price cuts. Enlisted below are the top 6 smartphones in the s 10,000-15,000 price range.
Motorola Moto G: It gets a 4.5 inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass 3, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and has a quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor doing duty inside it. It gets a 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera, 8GB/16GB of internal storage without expansion and gets a well rounded connectivity support in the form of 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Finding it available on online stores might just be an issue. This is the best smartphone in the sub Rs 15,000 category to start with and the amazing response it has been getting says it all.
Karbonn Titanium S7– 5-inch Full HD display with 1920x1080p resolution with One-Glass-Solution technology makes it a preferred choice in its category. Its further specifications include 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor with MT6589T chipset, 16GB inbuilt storage with microSD card for up to 32GB support and 13MP rear camera with flash and autofocus along with 2MP front-facing camera. The device is available for Rs 14,999.
Nokia Lumia 720 – 4.3-inch display, 6.7-Megapixel camera and a super-slim design make this device pretty appealing. Being powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and backed by 512MB of RAM, this has decent processing capabilities. It has 8GB of internal memory and microSD slot to enhance it further to 64GB. The best deal can get this for you for Rs 14,800.
Xolo Q 2000– it has a 5.5 inch (1280×720 pixels) HD IPS screen that can support 5 point multi-touch. The computing power comes from 1.2 GHz Quad core processor with MT 6589 chipset and VR SGX 544 MP GPU, 1 GB RAM. For picture clicking, we have 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. It has 8 GB internal memory with card slot for further expansion up to 32 GB. The current list price is Rs 14,999.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD – Its 5-inch display and capacitive touch screen can give you the best HD in this category. It runs on Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor with 1 GB RAM, has 8 MP primary and 2 MP secondary cameras, 4GB internal memory with card slot for adding up another 32 GB to the kitty. Its price is Rs 10,840.
Sony Xperia M Dual- 4-inch TFT Capacitive Touch Screen, 1 Ghz QualComm Snapdragon S4 Pro Dual Core Processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and VGA front-facing camera and 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD make this device. The list price is Rs 12,000.
Our take: Moto G emerges as the leader of the pack and has been going out of stocks at a pretty fast pace. Saying that, we do not mean that others are bad choices because for instance, the Q2000 is a pretty good phablet too and the Lumia 720 has already proven its worth. The Canvas HD has been a best seller for an year now and the Xperia M Dual has found itself many takers as well. Choose wisely.