Top 10 Mid-range Phones of 2013 [August] in India [Android & Windows]

Confused about the right phone to choose from so many options? Here is a list of the top 10 mid-range SmartPhones of 2013 (till August) in India – both Android & Windows Phones along with a (new) “Value for Money” rating, so that you can make the right decision. I have considered not only the hardware specs, but also the software features, camera, display and overall look & feel of the devices. Hope you will find this very helpful!

 

List I.  Price range: Rs. 10,000 – 16,000 (165 USD – 265 USD)

 

5. Nokia Lumia 620

Price: 12,500 Rs ~ 210 USD [Value for money rating:  9/10]

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

 

4. Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Price: Rs. 12,900 ~ 215 USD [Value for money rating:  9/10]

Key Features

•            1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 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

[For full review: click here]

 

3. XOLO Play

Price: 15,000 Rs ~ 250 USD [Value for money rating:  9.5/10]

Key Features

•            1.5 GHz quad-core processor with a 5th battery-saver core & NVIDIA Tegra  3 chipset, 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•            4.7-inch IPS OGS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 312 ppi pixel density, NVIDIA PRISM Display Technology

•             Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

•             8 MP AF primary camera with Full HD recording & LED flash, 2  front camera

•             2000 mAh battery

 

2. Sony Xperia M

Price: 12,900 Rs ~ 215 USD [Value for money rating:  9.5/10]

Key features

•            1 GHz  dual core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8627 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage

•            4 inches TFT LCD display with 854×480 pixels resolution @245 ppi pixel density, scratch resistant coating

•           Android  v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with beautiful sophisticated user interface featuring premium features from the flagship Xperia Z

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

•            1750 battey

•            One-touch Functions with NFC

 

1.  LG Optimus L9

Price: 16,300 Rs ~ 270 USD [Value for money rating:  9/10]

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, upgradeable to Android 4.1.2

•            5 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, VGA front facing camera

•            Huge 2150 mAh SiO+ battey

•            Handy Quick Memo & Quick Translator features

[For full review: click here]

 

List II.  Price range: Rs. 16,000 – 22,000 (265 USD – 365 USD)

 

5. Micromax Canvas 4

Price: 17,500 Rs ~ 290 USD [Value for money rating: 8/10]

Key features

  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor & MediaTek MT6589 chipset, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage
  • Huge 5 inches IPS LCD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution @294 ppi pixel density
  • Android  v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 13 MP AF camera with full HD recording, 5MP front camera.
  • 2000 mAh battery
[For full review: click here]

 

4. Nokia Lumia 820

Price: 19,500 Rs ~ 325 USD  [Value for money rating:  9/10]

Key features

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM
  • 4.3 inches AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution @ 217 ppi pixel density
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, VGA front camera, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash
  • 1650 mAh battery

 

 3. Sony Xperia L

Price: 17,000 Rs ~ 280 USD [Value for money rating:  9/10]

Key features

•            1 GHz  dual core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8627 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage

•            4.3 inches TFT LCD display with 854×480 pixels resolution @228 ppi pixel density, scratch resistant coating

•           Android  v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with beautiful sophisticated user interface featuring premium features from the flagship Xperia Z

•            8 MP AF camera with HD recording, LED flash & VGA front facing camera

•            1750 battey

•            One-touch Functions with NFC

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Price: 18500 Rs ~ 305 USD [Value for money rating:  8.5/10]

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

[For full review: click here]

 

1. Sony Xperia SP

Price: 21500 Rs ~  355 USD [Value for money rating:  9.5/10]

 

Key features

•            1.7 GHz  dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm MSM8960T Snapdragon chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage

•           4.6 inches TFT LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution @319 ppi pixel density [Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2]

•           Android  v4.1 [Jelly Bean] with almost the same UI as the flagship Xperia Z

•           8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, VGA front facing camera

•            2370 mAh battery [built in, non-removable]

 

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