Smartphones have become an important part of our daily life but not all of us can afford the high end smartphones available in the market. So, if you are looking for a mid budget smartphone and possibly between Rs 10000-Rs 20000 then you are looking at right place.It is never easy to select the 5 phones to buy between Rs 10000 and Rs 2000, but we did our homework and The top 5 budget Android phones are as follows:
Top 5 budget phones in India 2013:
1. Nokia Lumia 620
Another smartphone from Nokia in the Lumia family and this one is specifically targeted for the budget smartphone buyers.It has got a 3.8″ display with 800 x 480 resolution(WVGA) with polarization filter that ensures you cutting down the glare.It runs on Windows Phone 8 OS and is powered by 1 Ghz dual core Qualcomm snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM, which is quite decent considering the price segment. It has got a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera, the 5MP camera is one the best in this segment. It has got 8GB internal storage and is expandable upto 64 GB via microSD card, also to make the deal sweeter you will get 7 GB storage over Microsoft’s Skydrive. It also comes with NFC support.
The Lumia 620 has got a 1300 mAh battery, so you will have to do a little compromise on the battery side.There are some issues in the call quality. It is quite tedious to load the SIM in the SIM card slot. The device weighs 127 grams which is quite bulky for its size.It is one of the Top 5 budget phones in India 2013.Nokia has finally built a smartphone that stands quite well among its competitors in the budget segment.But overall considering the price tag, the smartphone is quite decent and is worth buying if you are looking for a Windows smartphone.
Price: Rs 15,000
2. HTC Windows 8S
One more Windows smartphone in this list but this one is from HTC. The HTC Windows Phone 8S has got an average 4″ LCD display with and a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm S4 processor with 512 MB RAM under its hood to ensure its smooth functioning. It too runs on Windows Phone 8 OS. The specs are more important to bring it in the Top 5 budget phones in India 2013 segment as well.It has got a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash to ensure that you capture your memorable moments and also to mention the camera on this one is actually better than Nokia’s Lumia 620 but lack of front camera gives the Lumia an edge over it. It has got 4 GB internal storage and is expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card. The 8S lacks NFC support.It is thus one of the Top 5 budget phones in India 2013.
It has got a 1300 mAh battery, which ensures that you are able to get decent battery life but still it is average. The device weighs around 113 grams.That is why we have selected it in 5 phones to buy between Rs 10000 and Rs 20000 also, it can give a competition to the 5 budget Android phones.
It could have been the best choice in this segment but the Lumia 620 gets an straight advantage for its front camera, NFC and Nokia’s apps like Nokia drive.
Price: Rs 19,000
3. Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Micromax is steadily gaining market share in the Indian market and all credit goes to the low cost affordable smartphones from th company.leading the pack is the A116 canvas HD, which comes with a 5″ IPS LCD capacitive display, the 720p display is really impressive and its a real joy to watch movies on this screen.The device runs on Android 4.1 JellyBean. Its the hardware that really amazes, it has got a 1.2 GHz Mediatek MT 6589 Quad core with 1 GB RAM, way enough to play games and handle daily activities.
Ofcourse it seems to be way behind when you compare its processor with quad core processors found in high end smartphones but it will be unfair to compare a mid budget smartphone to a high end smartphone.It has got an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera.But the 8 MP camera lags a bit also sometimes unresponsive but captures decent clicks. It has got 1.77 GB of internal storage and is expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card.One more advantage is that its a dual SIM smartphone.That is why we have picked up it in the Top 5 budget phones in India 2013 or the 5 budget Android phones can be an another option for it.
It has 2000 mAh battery which gives average battery life, its really difficult to expect battery life when you got quad core processor operating.The device weighs 156 grams. The device gives a bit plasticky feel otherwise the build quality is quite decent.Canvas HD is a great buy for the price if you are considering an Android phone but the average camera and lack of support really hampers the deal.
Price: Rs 14,000
4. Samsung Galaxy S Duos
Samsung the current market leader is making every effort to keep its competitors at bay and with this dual sim smartphone samsung is exactly doing the right thing.The Galaxy S Duos looks quite similar to the Galaxy SIII and comes with a 4″ TFT LCD screen, which is quite good according to price. It runs on Android 4.04 Icecream Sandwich OS. It has got a 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor with 768 MB RAM. It has got a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a front VGA camera, the camera is quite good as expected from samsung. It has got 4 GB of internal storage and is expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card.This is due to specs that we have selected it in 5 phones to buy between Rs 10000 and Rs 20000.
It has 1500 mAh battery but the battery life is below average.The device weighs 120grams. This smartphone is targeted for those who dont want to carry two phones but also want an average functioning smartphone.It can also be picked in the 5 budget Android phones.
Price: Rs 13,500
5. Lava Xolo A1000
This one is the surprise entry in the list, the Lava Xolo A1000 has got a 5″ IPS dislay and runs the latest Android 4.1 JellyBean OS.It is powered by a dual core 1 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM. It has got 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.2MP front camera.It has got 4GB of internal storage and expandable via microSD card slot. It has a 2100 mAh battery.
Price : Rs 14,000
So, these were the 5 phones to buy between Rs 10000 and Rs 20000 or the Top 5 budget phones in India .2013