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Budget Smartphones

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The Taiwanese Smartphone manufacturer Asus has released their new Smartphone Asus Zenfone5 in April 2014 and will be made available soon for Indian market. Looking at its specifications, it is expected to be available between 15000-20000 Rs. Let’s take a look at its specifications and discover whether this Smartphone is worth the price or not.

Asus Zenfone 5

Asus ZenFone5 is implanted with a 5inch HD IPS display with screen resolution of 720*1280pixels and sheltered with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display quality is vivacious and comprehensible giving high definition stroke smoothness.

The weight of ZenFone5 is 154g and 10.3mm thick. This isn’t certainly the slim phone but holds quite good in hands and gives a sturdy look. The highly refined plastic gives a rich feel in hands and the looks are pretty cool.

The most enchanting feature of ZenFone5 is its new user interface. Asus has completely refurbished the whole UI of their ZenFone5. The most essential updating has taken place in its notification bar where we have got many more options to go for. The basic icons of different applications have also been redesigned giving it this Smartphone a fresh look. The lock screen of ZenFone5 has also been upgraded which includes a feature of just going for some basic applications like camera, music, etc through your lock screen directly.

The biggest part of the surprise is the incorporation of dual core Intel Atom processor clocked at a good speed of 1.6GHz. To get the maximum benefit from the processor and to run the interface and applications smoothly it has been coupled with 2GB of RAM. ZenFone5 also provides 8GB of internal storage for storing your stuff. This internal storage is also expandable up to 64GB. In the connectivity and networking section, ZenFone5 is compatible with 2G and 3G networks and includes connectivity options of Bluetooth v4.0, WIFI, GPS, etc. The ZenFone5 will be launched with Android Jelly bean 4.3 out of box and latter on will be upgraded to Kit Kat.

ZenFone5 will be flaunting 8MP primary camera with resolution of 3264*2448pixels and additional camera features include auto focus, LED flash and geo-tagging. A 2MP front shooter will be available for video calling.

It looks like ZenFone5 is also following the trend of rest of the developers in the sense that 2MP shooter is being used extensively in mid range Smartphone’s and in some high end’s too. Asus has done the same thing. The too things where Asus ZenFone5 can compete with the global market is its Intel processor and newly redesigned interface. Otherwise the rest of the features are ordinarily same for all Smartphone’s in this range. So far the description of this Smartphone led us to the idea that there’s nothing special but it’s also a good Smartphone with overall good features in this line up. Moreover, if you are an Asus fan, then there can be hundred reasons for buying this Smartphone. In the other hand, at this handful of money you can roam at some different models from different developers excessively.

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Not everyone can afford a high end flagship phone costing almost a fortune. Hence there is a huge demand for great budget Smartphones as well. People want good phones with good specifications and features for a small price which can not always be possible, but with some compromises, there have come out phones with some really good specs and features for a very cheap cost compared to the flagships. So here today we are going to check out the best budget Smartphones under the price tag of INR 10000.

1. Micromax Canvas 2 Plus:

Micromax Canvas 2 Plus

As the name suggests, this is the upgraded version of the Micromax Canvas 2. The specs are also a bit better in this now with the MediaTek MT6589 Quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX531 GPU and 1 GB RAM. Its main attraction is its 5” IPS LCD screen with 480×854 resolution. It is not that high but for the price point it is a great deal with such a huge screen. Also it has a 8 MP snapper at the back capable of HD video recording and also a 2 MP front facing camera for HD video calling over the internet or 3G. It runs Android 4.2 JellyBean out of the box and has 4 GB of internal memory with an expansion slot capable of up to 32 GB. The price at which this phone is available, you got to admit that this is a great steal.

Price: 10000 Rupees

2. Nokia Lumia 520:

Nokia Lumia 520

If you are a beginner in the Smartphone category then the Nokia Lumia 520 is the best phone for you. If you want the experience of a Smartphone minus the hassles and complexity of an Android, then the Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia 520 is your best bet. It is the largest selling Windows phone all over the world. It is not as heavily loaded as some Androids, but it does not even need to be. Windows Phone 8 is a very light and zippy OS that works as smooth as butter even on low specs, hence the specs of Lumia 520, the 1 GHz Dual Core processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB RAM is enough and perfect to run a phone. Also it has a 4” screen with WXVGA resolution of 800×480 with the super sensitive touch feature where you can use this phone even with gloves on. Add to it the 5 MP camera capable of good quality images in well lit areas because of the absence of a flash and the capability of 480p videos is a great plus point. So for a budget Smartphone, this is actually the best option available.

Price: 8000 Rupees

3. Xolo Q800:

Xolo Q800

This is almost the same phone like the Xolo Q700 barring a few changes. This is also having a 4.5” IPS LCD screen with qHD resolution display. It does not have the One Glass Solution technology on this one. Its PowerVR SGX544 GPU is also clocked higher than the Q700. Though it has the same 1.2 GHz Quad core processor which is not bad by any standard, this phone does have a better camera which is a 8 MP Autofocus camera with an LED flash and a BSI sensor for better low light images. The rest of the features are almost the same like WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, etc. but one let down here is the presence of a smaller 2100 mAh battery which is still not bad. Also with Android 4.2 JellyBean runs out of the box, this is another great phone in the sub-10k category.

Price: 9600 Rupees

4. Xolo Q700:

Xolo Q700

If someone told you that you can get a Quad Core Android phone at less than 10000 price point, what would your first reaction be? Surprise? Excitement? Maybe even doubt your own eyes? But no, it is the truth, the Xolo Q700 does come with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor coupled with the PowerVR SGX544 GPU and take this, 1 GB of RAM. And if that is not all, it also has a 4.5” IPS LCD screen with qHD display at 540×960 pixels at 245 ppi which is more pixel density than many of the mid-range devices as well. Add to that Android 4.2 JellyBean running on it with Google Play App Store with which you can download as many applications as you want. It has 4 GB of internal storage available which is expandable to 32 GB. A 5 MP rear camera with LED flash capable of good quality images and videos and also a VGA front camera. But what wins the show is the 2400 mAh battery in it which is way more than what you get in a 20000 phones as well. Though you have to compromise on the extra weight of the phone owing to the battery, but that is not an issue.

Price: 8000 Rupees

5. Sony Xperia E Dual:

Sony Xperia E Dual

This phone is best suited to you if you want a chic phone that is small, cute and yet functional. The Xperia E has dual SIM capabilities and runs Android is more than enough to actually describe it. It has a small 3.5” display with 320×480 pixel resolution and a single core processor which can never shine out among the heavyweights in the list above. The only reason the phone makes in the list is that in spite of all, it still has Android running on it, a 1530 mAh battery, 2 GB of user available storage space with a 32 GB expansion slot available. The problem with other phones is the after sales service in which they lack where Sony scores over the others. You might be well versed with this phone rather than the others which you might have to throw away if they stop working.

Price: 8500 Rupees

We checked out the best budget phones under the price tag of 10000 rupees. These phones are not the powerhouses, but they solve the purpose with a certain ease and you sure won’t be missing out on much at all. So you need to decide a to which phone suits your needs the best when you go out to buy a phone. We know that when you are spending your hard earned money, you do what the best quality products and the phones that we have mentioned above are the ones that will suit you the most. so if you want an Android, you got options available but if you are looking for a phone without the hassles on an Android, shut your eyes and buy the Nokia Lumia 520.