Top 10 Mid-range SmartPhones in India (10K-22K) – February, 2013

This is a list of the best mobile phones (both Android & Windows Phones) available in India in the mid-range category i.e. in Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 22,000 price bracket. I have also divided this list into two to make this ranking more meaningful.

 

List I. Price range: Rs. 10,000 – 16,000 (185 USD – 300 USD)

 

5. Sony Xperia Sola

Price: Rs. 14,300 ~ 265 USD

Key Features

•             1 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor with NovaThor U8500 Chipset & Mali-400 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage

•             3.7 inches LCD display with 480 X 854 pixels resolution @ 265 ppi with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine

•             Android  v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS upgradable to v4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich)

•             14.4 MBPS HSDPA

•             5 MP AF primary camera with HD recording & LED flash, no front camera

•             1320 mAh battery (built-in, non-removable)

 

4. Samsung Galaxy S Advance

Price: Rs. 14,300 ~ 265 USD

 

Key features

•             1 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor with NovaThor U8500 Chipset & Mali-400 GPU, 768 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage

•             4 inches colorful Super AMOLED display with 480 X 800 pixels resolution @ 233 ppi

•             Android  v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) OS upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

•             14.4 MBPS HSDPA, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

•             5 MP AF primary camera with HD recording & LED flash, 1.3 MP front camera

•             1500 mAh battery

 

3. Nokia Lumia 620

Price: Rs. 14,600 ~ 270 USD

 

Key Features

•            1 GHz dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage

•             3.8 inches ClearBlack display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution @ 246 ppi pixel density

•             Windows Phone 8 OS

•             21 MBPS HSDPA, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

•             5 MP AF primary camera with HD recording & LED flash, VGA front camera

•             1300 mAh battery

 

2. Karbonn Titanium S5

Price: Rs. 12,000 ~ 222 USD

Key features

•            1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•             5 inches  IPS  display with 540 X 960 pixels resolution

•             Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

•             8 MP AF primary camera with FHD recording & LED flash, 2 MP front camera with VGA recording

•             2000 mAh battery

•             Dual SIM support

 

1. Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Price: Rs. 14,500 ~ 270 USD

 

Key Features

•            1.2 GHz quad-core processor & Mediatek MT6589 chipset, PowerVR Series5XT GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•             5.0 inches  IPS  display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 294 ppi pixel density

•             Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

•             8 MP AF primary camera with FHD recording & LED flash, VGA front camera

•             2100 mAh battery

 

List II. Price range: Rs. 16,000 – 22,000 (300 USD – 410 USD)

 

5. HTC Desire SV

Price: Rs. 21,000 ~ 390 USD

Key features

•           1 GHz  dual core Cortex-A5 processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 chipset, Adreno 203 GPU, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•            4.3 inches Super LCD 2 display with 480 X 800 pixels resolution @217 ppi pixel density

•           Android  v4.0.4 (Ice-cream Sandwich) OS

•            8 MP AF camera with VGA recording, no front facing camera

•            1620 mAh  battey

•            Dual SIM support

 

4. HTC 8S

Price: Rs. 19,000 ~ 350 USD

 

Key features

•            1 GHz dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•             4 inches S-LCD display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution @ 233 ppi pixel density

•             Windows Phone 8 OS

•             5 MP AF primary camera with HD recording & LED flash, no front camera

•             1700 mAh battery (built in & non removable)

 

3. Sony Xperia P

Price: Rs. 20,500 ~ 380 USD

 

Key features

•            1 GHz  dual core Cortex-A9 processor & NovaThor U8500 chipset, Mali-400 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage

•            4 inches LCD display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution @275 ppi pixel density [Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine]

•           Android  v2.3 (gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) OS

•            8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, VGA front facing camera

•            1305 mAh battery [built in, non removable]

 

2. LG Optimus L9

Price: Rs. 17,000 ~ 315 USD

 

Key features

•            1 GHz  dual core Cortex-A9 processor & TI OMAP 4430 chipset, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•            4.7 inches IPS LCD display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution @234 ppi pixel density

•           Android  v4.0.4 (Ice-cream Sandwich) OS with highly customizable user interface

•            5 MP AF camera with FHD recording, VGA front facing camera

•            Huge 2150 mAh SiO+ battey

•            Handy Quick Memo & Quick Translator features

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Price: Rs. 20,800 ~ 385 USD

 

 

Key features

•            1.2 GHz Dual-core processor, Broadcom VideoCore IV HW GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage

•             Huge 5.0 inches TFT display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution @187 ppi pixel density

•             Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with brilliant TouchWiz Nature UX UI

•             8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 2 MP front camera

•             2100 mAh  battery

•             Dual SIM support with ‘Smart Dual SIM’ functionality

•             Multi window true multi-tasking

 

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