Check out KYMI’s list of top 10 latest Android handsets that pack in a solid combo of functions and performance at a sub Rs 10,000 range.
Android phones continue to rule the roost. We saw some very interesting power packed Android smartphones launched this month boasting of dual core processors, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and more for under Rs 10,000. We net the latest and the best Android smartphones below Rs 10,000 that make for a great buy.
1. Huawei Ascend G330
Huawei has been turning head at MWC with its high-end Windows Phone W1, monstrous phablet Ascent Mate and super duper powerful Ascend D2. However the Chinese company knows how to keep its budget consumers happy too. Their latest smartphone, Huawei Ascend G330 packs in a dual-core processor clocking at 1GHz, Android 4.1 ICS OS, 512MB RAM for butterly smooth navigation and browsing experience. The device also flaunts a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels and a decent 1,500 mAh battery life.
Strapped to the back of the smartphone is a 5-megapixel rear camera with a 0.3-megapixel camera sitting on the front. Priced at Rs 9,999 this is one hell of a power packed device – a dual-core chipset for this price, it doesn’t get any better than this.
2. Samsung Galaxy Music Duo
Samsung Galaxy Music Duo - don’t you already love the sound of it? Combining three important characteristics - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, dual SIM functionality and amazing music capabilities – Samsung’s latest smartphone is a music aficionados delight.
Laced with Samsung’s TouchWiz, this music centric Android smartphone boasts of a 3-inch display with a resolution of 320×240 pixels, 512MB RAM with 4GB of internal memory which can be further expanded using a microSD card slot. Priced at Rs 8,990, the device also houses a 3-megapixel basic camera for taking pictures on the go and a descent 1,300 mAh battery life.
3. Sony Xperia Tipo
Sony’s Android ICS powered budget handset, the Xperia Tipo runs on an 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 200 GPU. It offers a RAM of 512 MB and an onboard memory of 2.9 GB which can be expanded by up to 32 GB. The device is fitted with a 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera and comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and 3G connectivity. Sony Xperia Tipo is retailing for Rs 8,990.
4. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
Priced at Rs 7,799, Samsung’s first full touch dual SIM Android handset, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos continues to be the most searched and preferred device among consumers. Sporting a 3.14-inch screen, a 832 MHz processor and a 32GB expandable memory slot, the device offers some useful features like accelerometer, proximity sensor and digital compass in addition to FM radio, video player.
The handset is a favourite among those who enjoy spending time on the social networks and comes preloaded with a string of handy apps like Samsung messenger, Social Hub, Chat ON among others.
5. Lava Xolo A700
Indigenous mobile manufacturer,brings a brand new smartphone, Lava Xolo A700 under its popular Xolo tag. Keeping up with the consumer expectation, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered device features a punchy 1 GHz dual core processor from Mediatek, dual SIM connectivity, coupled with 512 MB RAM.
Storage capacity rests at 4 GB which can be expanded further using a micro SD card to 32 GB. Priced at Rs 9,999, Xolo A700 comes fitted with a impressive 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, in-built stereo FM radio receiver, 5 megapixel main camera with an LED flash and HD video recording capability. There is also a secondary camera to facilitate video calling and video chatting.
6. Spice Stellar Virtuoso Mi-495
Another Indigenous mobile manufacturer who has gained popularity among the Indian masses with its pocket friendly feature-rich smartphones is Spice. The company recently released its slimmest smartphone - Stellar Virtuoso Mi-495 with a 9.44 mm thin body, 4.5 inch qHD screen, 1GHz dual core processor and Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.
The stunning device boasts of a 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with flash and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. Priced at Rs 9799, the dual-SIM powered Stellar Virtuoso Mi-495 is backed by a 1700 mAh battery life and 4 GB internal memory. A free leather cover and a screen guard, worth Rs 1,000 further sweetens the deal.
7. Lenovo AS60
Moving on, we have the Lenovo AS60, a product of the popular Chinese multinational computer hardware and electronics company that made its foray in the smartphone market recently. While Lenovo AS60 is the cheapest smartphone from the Lenovo, it’s not a ‘cheap’ device.
The stylish dual-SIM smartphone bears a 3.5- inch WVGA display and is fueled by a 1GHz processor and a Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It houses a 256MB of RAM, 1500mAh battery and a 2-mega pixel camera to take pictures on the go. The device which competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Y also includes FM Radio, GPS and a host of other apps and entertainment features all for just Rs 6,499.
8. Intex Aqua 5.0
Intex’s latest endeavor – Aqua 5.0 packs in a 1GHz dual-core processor, bundled with Android 4.0 OS, 4GB of internal memory, and 4GB microSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB).
Aqua 5.0 sports a 5-inch touchscreen along with a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front camera supporting video calling. Other goodies include: dual-SIM capability, high resolution display, Wi-Fi, and 2000mAh battery with a talk time of five hours, and about eight days of standby time.
The handset is equipped with three sensors – Gravity, Light and Proximity, and supports Auto Call Recorder. Retailing for Rs 9,990, as an introductory offer, Aqua 5.0 customers can get a bag pack worth Rs 700, 4GB memory card, and NQ antivirus absolutely free.
9. Lava Iris 501
Another interesting offering from Lava stable - dual-SIM Lava Iris 501 Android smartphone sports a 5-inch display, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and 1GHz dual-core processor.
The device promises great pictures on the go thanks to its 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. Backed with a great 2300mAh battery life, the device promises smooth and uninterrupted fun while using apps like Saavn Music, Fusion Music organizer app and playing battery intensive games like Asphalt HD and more. Priced at Rs 9,999, Lava offers connectivity options via USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and a free 4GB microSD card.
10. Idea Ivory
This one is definitely a interesting offering – not only owing to its impressive spec list but also the attractive data offered by operator Idea. Dubbed Idea Ivory, this dual-SIM 3G Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS powdered smartphone is powdered by 1 GHz processor.
Available in white and black color variants, the device houses a 3.5-inch full touch screen, 512 MB RAM, G Sensor, Wifi, A-GPS, built-in social media apps – Facebook, Twitter, IMAP, HTML, Music Video Player, among others. Consumers buying Idea Ivory can avail 1 GB of free data every month for first three months along with access to Idea TV for just Rs 261.
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