Of late, the smartphone market in India has been all about affordable phones. The buzz about these low end smartphones has been such that it hogged the limelight of the mid segment. To spotlight the top five mid range and phones we cherry pick a few options that provide a perfect solution to your mobility needs and serve as an extension to your computer. Read on to know more.
HTC Desire 820
The Korean manufacturer launched this bar phone in most elegant colours with all the important features that one may need. The Desire 820 smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. It comes powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and a quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor based on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. The device is further integrated with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 2,600 mAh battery. HTC Desire 820 runs on Android 4.4.2 OS and is equipped with a single slot for nano SIM. There is also a 13-megapixel rear snapper and 8-megapixel front camera. The device is ideal for sending mails, writing docs, video conferencing and other professional tasks.
Price: Rs 23,150
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
When we talk about smartphones, it is impossible to miss out on Samsung, which rules a major chunk of the smartphone industry all over the world. The device that makes it to the list is, Galaxy S5 Mini that was launched last year post the launch of Galaxy S5. It sports a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and is incorporated with 1.5 GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and 2,100 mAh battery. This dust and water resistant phone is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor based on the Exynos 3 chipset. It runs on Android 4.4.2 and is expected to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. It is a small sized device in the world of massive displays and is compatible with Samsung’s wearable devices. Under the hood there is an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2.1-megapixel selfie camera. If you don’t fancy those big screen devices, then this may be your next phone.
Price: Rs 20,999
Nokia Lumia 1320
The Finnish phone maker that is now in Microsoft’s kitty launched one of its first phablets, Lumia 1320, in early 2014. It has a 6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The device is integrated with decent features like 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable to 64GB), 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA secondary camera. Powering the device is a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and it runs Windows Phone 8 operating system. For connectivity, there are multiple options like Wi-Fi, GPRS, microUSB, GPS, 3G and Bluetooth. Additionally, there is a 3,400 mAh battery that keeps the device running for days. So, if you go out on frequent business trips and wish for a big screen device, then it is a perfect device to consider.
Price: Rs 17,217
Promoted as one of the sleekest smartphones, the Gionee S5.1 is a beautiful device crammed with decent innards. It brags of its 4.8-inch HD AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS coupled with Amigo UI. It comes powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core Cortex-A7 processor based on MediaTek chipset and further houses 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. On the camera front, the device has 8-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. For connectivity, there are options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and microUSB. Ticking the device is a 2,050 mAh battery that goes on for a decent time period. What makes this device stand of the crowd is its glossy and sleek built. A total eye-catcher!
Price: Rs 18,860
Lenovo Vibe X2
Lenovo has come across as a trusted Chinese brand in India after years of experience. It started coming out with its own smartphones a few years back and has been successful in creating a niche for its devices. The latest from the house of Lenovo is Vibe X2 which targets the youth segment with its trendy looks and great features. Vibe X2 flaunts a 5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes in three coloured layers. The device is powered by a 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and run on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The smartphone also features a 13.0-megapixel primary camera and a 5.0-megapixel secorndary one. On the storage front the deivce offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which cannot be expanded further. The device consists of a 2,300 mAh battery and offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and MicroUSB as connectivity options.
Price: Rs 19,999