Top 10 Mobile Phones [High End] in India – 2013, April

All the premium smartphone manufacturers have recently launched their flagship models for 2013 with bunch of new features and hardware upgrades. Looks like this 2013 is the golden year of mobile phones – reaching the best they can and mobile phones have become the most desirable gadget these days. People now care about their phones more than their laptops or TVs and smartphone brands like Samsung, Sony are concentrating on their Mobile Phones department more than their other product’s R&D. Here is a list of the best of the best smartphones around the world and available in India.

 

List I.  Price range: Rs. 22,000 – 30,000 (410 USD – 560 USD)

 

5. Sony Xperia SP

Price: 24,000 Rs ~ 445 USD

KEY FEATURES

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

•             4.6 inches TFT display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 319 ppi, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

•             Android  v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

•             42 MBPS HSDPA, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

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

•             2370 mAh battery

 

4. Samsung Galaxy S3

Price: 27,300 Rs ~ 515 USD

KEY FEATURES

•             1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor with Exynos 4412 Quad Chipset & Mali-400MP GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage

•             4.8 inches colorful Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 306 ppi

•             Android  v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

•             21 MBPS HSDPA

•             8 MP AF primary camera with Full HD recording & LED flash, 1.9 MP front camera with HD recording

•             2100 mAh battery

 

3. LG Optimus 4X HD

Price: 27,000 Rs ~ 505 USD

KEY FEATURES

•             1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor with Nvidia Tegra 3 Chipset & ULP GeForce GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage

•             4.7 inches bright IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 312 ppi

•             Android  v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

•             21 MBPS HSDPA

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

•             2150 mAh battery

 

2. HTC One X+

Price: 29,500 Rs ~ 550 USD

KEY FEATURES

•             1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor with NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 Chipset & ULP GeForce 2 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage

•             4.7 inches Super LCD 2 display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 312 ppi

•             Android  v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

•             21 MBPS HSDPA

•             8 MP AF primary camera with Full HD recording & LED flash, 1.6 MP front camera with HD recording

•             2100 mAh battery

 

1. LG Optimus G

Price: 30,000 Rs ~ 560 USD

KEY FEATURES

•             1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM9615 Chipset & Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage

•             4.7 inches True-HD IPS LCD display with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 318 ppi

•             Android  v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

•             42 MBPS HSDPA

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

•             2100 mAh battery

 

List II. Price range Rs. 30,000 + (560 USD +)

[As there are so many phones in this category at this moment, I have decided to make this list larger.]

 

10. HTC 8X Accord

Price: 33,000 INR ~ 610 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage
  • 4.3 inches  Super LCD 2  display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 16M colors, Gorilla glass 2
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 2.1 MP front camera, LED flash
  • 1800 mAh battery

 

9. BlackBerry Z10

Price: 42,500 INR ~ 780 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset, Adreno 225 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage
  • 4.2 inches TFT display with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution @356 ppi pixel density
  • New BlackBerry 10 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 2 MP front camera with HD recording
  • 1800 mAh  battery

 

8. Sony XPeria ZL

Price: 35,500 ~ 645 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 pro chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM
  • 5.0 inches TFT display with amazing 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution @ 441 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with graphics intensive TimeScape UI
  • 13.1 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 2.0MP front camera with HD recording
  • 2330 Mah battery

 

7. Nokia Lumia 920

Price: 36,500 INR ~ 660 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor & Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage
  • 4.5 inches IPS PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 332 ppi pixel density
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 1.3 front camera, Carl Zeiss optics
  • 2000 mAh battery

 

6. HTC Butterfly

Price: 42,000 INR ~ 765 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage
  • 5.0 inches Super LCD3 display with amazing 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution @ 441 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS with beautiful HTC Sense UI 4+
  • 8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 2.1 MP front camera with Full HD recording
  • Beats Audio sound enhancement
  • 2020 mAh battery [built-in]

 

5. Sony Xperia Z

Price: 37,500 INR ~ 680 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor & Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 pro chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM
  • 5.0 inches TFT display with amazing 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution @ 441 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with graphics intensive TimeScape UI
  • 13.1 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 2.2 MP front camera with Full HD recording as well
  • Dust and water resistant (IP 57 certified)
  • 2330 mAh battery

 

4. Apple iPhone 5

Price: 44,500 INR ~ 810 USD [16GB], 51,500 INR ~ 935 USD [32GB]

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.3 GHz Dual-core  processor & Apple A6 chipset, Integrated triple-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, 1 GB of  RAM @ 1066 MHz
  • 4.0 inches  IPS LCD display with 640 x 1136 pixels resolution @326 ppi pixels density
  • iOS 6 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording  & 1.2 MP front camera with HD recording
  • 1440 mAh battery
 click here to read the full review.

 

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Price: 36,000 INR ~ 660 USD

KEY FEATURE

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor & Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, Mali-400MP GPU, 2GB of RAM
  •  5.5 inches  Super AMOLED  display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 267 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS with brilliant TouchWiz UX UI
  • 8 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 1.9 MP front camera with HD recording
  • S-Pen stylus with innovative features
  • Huge 3100 mAh battery

click here to read the full review.

 

2. HTC One

Price: 42,500 INR ~ 770 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.7 GHz quad-core Krait 300 processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage
  • 4.7 inches  Super LCD3 display with 1080 X 1920 pixels resolution @ 469 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS [upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)] with HTC Sense UI v5
  • 13 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 2 MP front camera with Full HD recording
  • Huge 2600 mAh battery

 

1. Samsung Galaxy S4

Price: 40,000 INR ~ 730 USD

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 &  1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processors with Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage
  • 4.99 inches  Super AMOLED  display with 1080 X 1920 pixels resolution @ 441 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with innovative TouchWiz UI
  • 13 MP AF camera with Full HD recording, 2 MP front camera with Full HD recording
  • Huge 2600 mAh battery
  • Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer
  • RGB light sensor, IR blaster for TV remote function
  • Quick glance, group play, air view, air gesture, smart scroll, smart stay, smart rotate, smart pause, S-translator, adapt display, optical reader, S-health, dual shot, dual video call, share screen, cinema shot, drama shot, gloves friendly display & more features. click here to know more about these features.

 

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