Top Five Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 (March 2013)

Handsets from the world's leading brands that give you your money's worth.

 
Top Five Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 (March 2013)

Last week, we listed some pocked-friendly quad-core smartphones you can buy under the Rs 15,000 mark. Considering that all the handsets there belong to domestic companies, brand-conscious people who don't give two-hoots about specifications may want handsets from reputed manufacturers. If you're one of them or simply don't want to take the phablet route, you have landed on a right page. In this article, we're going to look at five sub-15k phones from the world's leading brands that are truly worth your money.


Samsung GALAXY S Advance
Street Price: Rs 14,000
Samsung GALAXY S Advance is one of the cheapest phones that sports an AMOLED screen. This 4-incher has pixel dimensions of 480x800. It's powered by a 1 GHz dual-core A9 CPU, and has 768 MB of RAM. Apart from that, you get 5 megapixel autofocus camera, 8 GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and a 1500 mAh battery. On the software front, you're still stuck with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but the handset is due to receive a Jelly Bean update in coming months.

 


Sony Xperia sola
Street Price: 14,500
The sola draws power from a dual-core A9 CPU clocked at 1 GHz. To handle gaming, it comes with Mali-400 GPU. Its 3.7" screen is backed by Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine and has pixel dimensions of 854x480. The handset features a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and a 3.5 mm jack. Additionally, the onboard NFC chip will allow the device to communicate with the bundled SmartTags and other supported accessories. The handset runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box, and is upgradable to ICS.

 

HTC Desire X
Street Price: Rs 14,000
The Desire X is quite a looker. After all, it takes design cues from the One X. Moving on to its features, the handset runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with company's iconic Sense 4.0a UI on top of it. The phone's 4" Super LCD display has pixel dimesions of 480x800. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU and Adreno 203 GPU, and has 768 MB of RAM. Other specs include a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flas, 4 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and 1650 mAh battery.

 

Huawei Ascend G600
Street Price: Rs 14,000
The third largest smarphone-maker in the world, Huawei has been slowly but surely making its presence felt in India. Its latest mid-range device, the Ascend G600 runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It sports a 4.5" IPS screen with 540x960 pixels. For photography, there's an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with a BSI sensor. Apart from that, you get a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 4 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and 1930 mAh battery.

 

Nokia Lumia 620
Street Price: Rs 14,300
For those willing to look beyond Android, here's a neat alternative. Continuing Nokia's love affair with bold hues, the Lumia 620 comes in cyan, black, white, magenta, yellow, and green. The Windows Phone 8 handset features a 3.8" ClearBlack screen, which is known to offer deeper blacks. To compete with hordes of Android phones, the 620 packs in a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Apart from that, you get a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, and 1300 mAh battery. Add to that Nokia Music and Nokia Drive (maps) and we have a solid package here.

That's it for now. If you think, there are better phones that deserve to be in this list, please use the comments box below and let us know. We hope that this helps you make a smart choice when it comes to purchasing a smartphone.


Tags : Mobile Phones, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Lumia, GALAXY, Xperia, Buyers Guide

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