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    The Complete Smartphone Buyer's Guide

    If going for an Android smartphone and have some time to spare, go through #16.

    IMPORTANT:
    • Mobiles are sorted in alphabetical order.
    • For mobiles powered by Android OS from Indian brands check #12 & #13.
    • For Non-Android mobiles (Firefox OS & Windows Phone) from Indian brands check #14.
    • For chipset and processor info check post #15.
    • Click on the mobile name to know the latest online prices.
    • The latest operating system available officially (pre-installed or update) is mentioned.
    • Mobiles with ancient hardware or legacy OS will be removed.
    • CDMA mobiles are not included in the guide.


    If you find error of any kind, PM me or post in the thread. Will be taken care of ASAP.

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    My smartphone picks:


    Android from International brands:

    Price Range Performance Camera Phablet My Pick
    Under 5k Panasonic T31 -- -- Panasonic T31
    From 5-10k Asus Zenfone 5 Asus Zenfone 5 Asus Zenfone 5 Asus Zenfone 5
    From 10k to 15k Mi-3 Mi-3 Mi-3 Motorola Moto G
    From 15k to 20k Sony Xperia ZR Sony Xperia ZR Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Sony Xperia ZR
    From 20k to 25k Motorola Moto X Gionee Elife E7 Lenovo Vibe Z Motorola Moto X
    From 25k to 30k Google Nexus 5 LG G2 LG G2 LG G2
    From 30k to 35k HTC One E8 LG G Pro 2 LG G Pro 2 HTC One E8
    From 35k to 40k Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3


    Android from Indian brands:

    Price Range My Pick
    Under 5k Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus
    From 5k to 10k Karbonn Titanium S19
    From 10k to 15k Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus

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    FROM 2-5K:


    Feature Phone:
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Input Type Camera Dual Sim Connectivity
    Nokia 220 -- 2.4" 240X320 Keypad 2MP YES NO
    Nokia 225 -- 2.8" 240X320 Keypad 2MP YES NO
    Nokia Asha 230 Asha software platform 1.4 2.8" 240X320 Touchscreen 1.3MP YES NO
    Nokia 301 -- 2.4" 240X320 Keypad 3MP YES 3G, WiFi
    Nokia Asha 500 Asha software platform 1.4 2.8" 240X400 Touchscreen 2MP YES WiFi
    Nokia Asha 502 Asha software platform 1.4 3.0" 240X320 Touchscreen 5MP (flash) YES WiFi


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND
    Huawei Ascend Y320 Android 4.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 2MP YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB
    Lenovo A369i Android 4.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 2MP YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB
    Panasonic T31 Android 4.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB

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    Price Range: 5-10K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Asus Zenfone 4 Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP YES Atom Z2520 (dualcore Saltwell @ 1.6Ghz + SGX 544 MP2) 1GB/8GB 1750 mAh
    Asus Zenfone 5 (8GB) Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES Atom Z2520 (dualcore Saltwell @ 1.6Ghz + SGX 544 MP2) 2GB/8GB 2110 mAh
    Gionee Pioneer P2S Android 4.2 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1600 mAh
    Gionee Pioneer P3 Android 4.2 4.3" 480X800 (217ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1700 mAh
    Gionee Pioneer P4 Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    Gionee Dream M2 Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash, 720p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 4200 mAh
    HTC Desire 210 Android 4.2 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (720p) YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1300 mAh
    HTC Desire 310 Android 4.2 4.5" 480X854 (208ppi) 5MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Huawei Ascend Y511 Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 3MP (720p) NO Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1730 mAh
    Huawei Ascend Y600 Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 2100 mAh
    iBerry Auxus Linea L1 Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Lenovo A526 Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Lenovo A680 Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Motorola Moto E Android 4.4 4.3" 540X960 (256ppi) 5MP YES Snapdragon 200 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Oppo Joy Android 4.2 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (flash) YES Mediatek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1700 mAh
    Oppo Neo Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X800 (207ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Panasonic Eluga A Android 4.3 5.0" IPS LCD 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Panasonic T41 Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1650 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (flash) YES Spreadtrum SC7715 (singlecore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1500 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus Android 4.4 4.3" 480X800 (217ppi) 3MP (flash) YES Spreadtrum SC7715 (singlecore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1800 mAh
    Sony Xperia E1 Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (480p) NO Snapdragon 200 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 512MB/4GB 1750 mAh
    Sony Xperia E1 Dual Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (480p) YES Snapdragon 200 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 512MB/4GB 1750 mAh
    Sony Xperia M Android 4.3 4.0" 480X854 (245ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) NO Snapdragon S4 Plus (dualcore Krait @ 1Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/4GB 1750 mAh


    Smartphone Type: AOSP based
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    Nokia X Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (420p, fixed focus) Snapdragon S4 Play (dualcore Cortex A5 @ 1Ghz + Adreno 203) 512MB/4GB
    Nokia X+ Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (420p, fixed focus) Snapdragon S4 Play (dualcore Cortex A5 @ 1Ghz + Adreno 203) 768MB/4GB
    Nokia XL Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 5.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (187ppi) 5MP (420p, fixed focus) Snapdragon S4 Play (dualcore Cortex A5 @ 1Ghz + Adreno 203) 768MB/4GB


    Smartphone Type: Windows Phone & Firefox OS
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND
    Nokia Lumia 525 Windows Phone 8 GDR3 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (720p, 1/4" sensor) NO Snapdragon S4 Plus (dualcore Krait @ 1Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB
    Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone 8.1 4.0" 480X854 (245ppi) 5MP (480p, 1/4" sensor) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 512MB/4GB
    Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone 8.1 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (1/4" sensor, 720p) NO Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 512MB/8GB
    Nokia Lumia 630 (dual sim) Windows Phone 8.1 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (1/4" sensor, 720p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 512MB/8GB
    ZTE Open C Firefox OS 1.3 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP NO Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 512MB/4GB


    Feature Phone:
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Input Type Camera Dual Sim Connectivity
    Nokia Asha 503 Asha software platform 1.4 3.0" 240X320 Touchscreen 5MP (flash) YES 3G, WiFi


    *NOTE: AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based smartphones are based on the Android source code but doesn't have access to any of Google applications and services (Play Store, Calender, Maps, Sync, etc) and is incompatible with many apps.

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    Price Range: 10-15K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Asus Zenfone 5 (16GB) Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES Atom Z2520 (dualcore Saltwell @ 1.6Ghz + SGX 544 MP2) 2GB/16GB 2110 mAh
    Gionee CTRL V5 Android 4.4 4.7" 540X960 (234ppi) 8MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    HP Slate 6 Voice Tab Android 4.2 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 5MP YES Marvell PXA1088 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + GC1000) 1GB/16GB 3000 mAh
    HTC Desire 516 Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 540X960 (220ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 1950 mAh
    Huawei Ascend G730 Android 4.2 5.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (200ppi) 5MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2300 mAh
    Huawei Honor 3C Android 4.4 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 2GB/8GB 2300 mAh
    Huawei Ascend G6 Android 4.3 4.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (245ppi) 5MP NO Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 Android 4.4 5.5" 720X1280 (267ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 3200 mAh
    Lenovo A859 Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 2250 mAh
    Lenovo S660 Android 4.2 4.7" IPS LCD 540X960 (234ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 3000 mAh
    Lenovo S850 Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/16GB 2000 mAh
    LG L70 Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 400X800 (199ppi) 8MP (flash, 720p) YES Snapdragon 200 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 2100 mAh
    LG L80 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (187ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 2540 mAh
    Motorola Moto G (16GB) Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 720X1280 (326ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/16GB (no microSD) 2070 mAh
    Panasonic P41 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 540X960 (220ppi) 8MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    Panasonic P61 Android 4.4 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 8MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/16GB 2800 mAh
    Philips S388 Android 4.2 4.5" 540X960 (245ppi) 8MP (flash) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1700 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Android 4.4 4.5" 480X800 (207ppi) 5MP (flash, 480p) YES 1.2Ghz quadcore 768MB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Android 4.2 5.0" 480X800 (186ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/16GB 2100 mAh
    Sony Xperia M Dual Android 4.3 4.0" 480X854 (245ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) YES Snapdragon S4 Plus (dualcore Krait @ 1Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/4GB 1750 mAh
    Mi-3 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 3050 mAh


    Smartphone Type: Blackberry
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    Blackberry Q5 BlackBerry OS 10.2 3.1" IPS LCD 720X720 (328ppi) 5MP (1080p) Snapdragon 400 (dualcore Krait 200 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 2GB/8GB
    BlackBerry Z3 BlackBerry OS 10.2 5.0" 540X960 (220ppi) 5MP (1080p) Snapdragon 400 (dualcore Krait 200 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1.5GB/8GB

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    Price Range: 15-20K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6592T (octacore Cortex A7 @ 2Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 2500 mAh
    Asus Zenfone 6 Android 4.4 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES Atom Z2520 (dualcore Saltwell @ 1.6Ghz + SGX 544 MP2) 2GB/16GB 3300 mAh
    Gionee Elife E7 mini Android 4.4 4.7" IPS LCD 720X1280 (312ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6588 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/16GB (no microSD) 2200 mAh
    Gionee Elife S5.5 Android 4.4 5.0" S-AMOLED 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO MediaTek MT6592T (octacore Cortex A7 @ 2Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 2300 mAh
    HTC Desire 616 Android 4.2 5.0" 720X1280 (312ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6592M (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Huawei Honor 3X Android 4.2 5.5" 720X1280 (267ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 3000 mAh
    Lenovo S930 Android 4.2 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 3000 mAh
    Lenovo S860 Android 4.4 5.3" IPS LCD 720X1280 (280ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 2GB/16GB 4000 mAh
    LG F70 (4G) Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 480X800 (207ppi) 5MP (1080p) NO Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/4GB 2440 mAh
    LG L90 Android 4.4 4.7" IPS LCD 540X960 (234ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB 2540 mAh
    Oppo Yoyo Android 4.2 4.7" IPS LCD 540X960 (234ppi) 5MP YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Oppo Find 5 Mini Android 4.2 4.7" IPS LCD 540X960 (234ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Panasonic P81 Android 4.2 5.5" 720X1280 (267ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 2500 mAh
    Panasonic Eluga U Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 2GB/16GB 2500 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Android 4.4 5.3" 720X1280 (280ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1.5GB/8GB 2600 mAh
    Sony Xperia M2 Android 4.4 4.8" 540X960 (229ppi) 8MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB 2300 mAh
    Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.4 4.6" 778X1280 (323ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO Snapdragon S4 Pro (quadcore Krait 200 @ 1.5Ghz + Adreno 320) 2GB/8GB 2300 mAh


    Smartphone Type: Windows Phone/Blackberry
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    Nokia Lumia 1320 Windows Phone 8.1 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 8MP (1/4" sensor, 1080p) Snapdragon 400 (dualcore Krait 300 @ 1.7Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB

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    Price Range: 20-25K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera 4G/Dual Sim Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Gionee Elife E7 (16GB) Android 4.2 5.5" 1920X1080 (401ppi) 16MP (1080p) NO/NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 2500 mAh
    HTC Desire 816 Dual Android 4.4 5.5" S-LCD2 720X1280 (267ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO/YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.6Ghz + Adreno 305) 1.5GB/8GB 2600 mAh
    Lenovo Vibe Z Android 4.4 5.5" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (401ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES/NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 3000 mAh
    Motorola Moto X Android 4.4 4.7" AMOLED 720X1280 (312ppi) 10MP (1080p) YES/NO Snapdragon S4 Pro (dualcore Krait 300 @ 1.7Ghz + Adreno 320) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 2200 mAh
    Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Android 4.4 6.0" 720X1280 (245ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO/NO Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB 3000 mAh
    Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Android 4.4 6.0" 720X1280 (245ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO/YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB 3000 mAh


    Smartphone Type: Windows Phone
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 GDR3 4.5" AMOLED 768X1280 (332ppi) 8MP (OIS, 1/3'' sensor) Snapdragon S4 Plus (dualcore Krait @ 1.5Ghz + Adreno 225) 1GB/16GB (no microSD)

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    Price Range: 25-30K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera 4G Ready Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Gionee Elife E7 (32GB) Android 4.2 5.5" 1920X1080 (401ppi) 16MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 3GB/32GB (no microSD) 2500 mAh
    Google Nexus 5 (16GB) Android 4.4 5.0" IPS+ LCD 1920X1080 (445ppi) 8MP (OIS, 1080p) YES Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 2300 mAh
    LG G2 (16GB) Android 4.4 5.2" HD IPS+ LCD 1920X1080 (424ppi) 13MP (OIS, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 3000 mAh
    Oppo N1 Mini Android 4.3 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 13MP (1/3.2" sensor, 1080p) YES Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.6Ghz + Adreno 305) 2GB/16GB (no microSD) 2140 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Android 4.4 4.8" S-AMOLED 720X1280 (306ppi) 20.7MP (OIS, 1/2.3" sensor, Xenon flash) NO Exynos 5 Hexa (dualcore Cortex A15 @ 1.7Ghz + quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-T624) 2GB/8GB 2430 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Android 4.4 5.5" S-AMOLED 720X1280 (342ppi) 8MP (1080p) NO Exynos 5 Hexa (dualcore Cortex A15 @ 1.7Ghz + quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-T624) 2GB/16GB 3100 mAh
    Sony Xperia T3 Android 4.4 5.3" 720X1280 (280ppi) 8MP (1/2.3'' sensor, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Adreno 305) 1GB/8GB 2500 mAh
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Android 4.4 4.3" 720X1280 (342ppi) 20.7MP (1/2.3'' sensor, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 2300 mAh
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.4 6.4" 1920X1080 (344ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 3050 mAh


    Smartphone Type: Blackberry
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry OS 10.2 5.0" S-AMOLED 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (1080p) Snapdragon S4 Pro (dualcore Krait 200 @ 1.7Ghz + Adreno 320 2GB/16GB

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    Price Range: 30-35K


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera 4G Ready Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Google Nexus 5 (32GB) Android 4.4 5.0" IPS+ LCD 1920X1080 (441ppi) 8MP (OIS, 1080p) YES Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/32GB (no microSD) 2300 mAh
    HTC One (E8, 2014) Android 4.4 5.0" S-LCD3 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 2600 mAh
    LG G2 (32GB) Android 4.4 5.2" HD IPS+ LCD 1920X1080 (424ppi) 13MP (OIS, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/32GB (no microSD) 3000 mAh
    LG G Pro 2 Android 4.4 5.9" True IPS+ LCD 1920X1080 (373ppi) 13MP (1080p) YES Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 3GB/16GB 3200 mAh
    Oppo Find 7a Android 4.3 5.5" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (401ppi) 13MP (2160p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 2800 mAh
    Sony Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 5.0" 1920X1080 (441ppi) 20.7MP (1/2.3'' sensor, 1080p) NO Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 3000 mAh

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    Price Range: 35-40k


    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera 4G Ready Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Oppo Find 7 Android 4.3 5.5" IPS LCD 2560X1440 (534ppi) 13MP (2160p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 3GB/32GB (no microSD) 3000 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4 5.1" S-AMOLED 1920X1080 (432ppi) 16MP (1/2.6'' sensor, 2160p) NO Exynos 5 Octa (quadcore Cortex A15 @ 2.1Ghz + quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-T628 MP6 2GB/16GB 2800 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 5.7" S-AMOLED 1920X1080 (386ppi) 13MP (1080p) NO Exynos 5 Octa (quadcore Cortex A15 @ 1.9Ghz + quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Mali-T628 MP6 3GB/32GB 3200 mAh


    Smartphone Type: Windows Phone
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND
    Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8 GDR3 6.0" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (367ppi) 20MP (OIS, 1/2.5'' sensor) Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.3Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/32GB

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    Smartphone Type: Android
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera 4G Ready Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    HTC One (M8, 2014) Android 4.4 5.0" S-LCD3 1920X1080 (441ppi) dual 4MP (1/3'' sensor, 1080p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 2600 mAh
    LG G3 (16GB) Android 4.4 5.5" HD IPS+ LCD 2560X1440 (534ppi) 13MP (OIS, 1/3" sensor, 2160p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 3000 mAh
    LG G3 (32GB) Android 4.4 5.5" HD IPS+ LCD 2560X1440 (534ppi) 13MP (OIS, 1/3" sensor, 2160p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 3GB/32GB 3000 mAh
    Samsung Galaxy S5 4G Android 4.4 5.1" SAMOLED 1920X1080 (432ppi) 16MP (1/2.6'' sensor, 2160p) YES Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz+ Adreno 330) 2GB/16GB 2800 mAh
    Sony Xperia Z2 Android 4.4 5.2" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (424ppi) 20MP (1/2.3'' sensor, 2160p) NO Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400 @ 2.5Ghz + Adreno 330) 3GB/16GB 3200 mAh

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    Android from Indian Manufacturers:


    Price Range: Below 5k
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND 3G Enabled
    iBall Andi Ripple 3G Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Intex Cloud Y12 Android 4.2 4.0" 480X854 (245ppi) 3MP MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Intex Aqua i3 Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Smart A12 Star Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Opium N7 Android 4.3 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) 1.2Ghz quadcore 512MB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus Android 4.3 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Titanium S99 Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Smart A11 Star Android 4.4 4.3" 480X800 (217ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Karbonn Smart A25+ Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Lava Iris 3G 415 Android 4.2 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Maxx Smarty AXD21 MSD7 Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3.2MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES
    Micromax Bolt Android 4.4 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1800 mAh
    Spice Stellar Mi-445 Android 4.3 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 3MP (flash) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 512MB/4GB YES
    Spice Stellar Stellar 449 3G Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 3MP (flash) quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1Ghz 512MB/4GB YES
    Spice Stellar Stellar Mi-508 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz 512MB/4GB NO
    XOLO A550S IPS Android 4.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB YES


    Price Range: 5-10K
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Celkon Millennium Dazzle Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 18000 mAh
    Celkon Millennium Vogue Android 4.4 4.5" 540X960 (245ppi) 8MP (flash) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Celkon Millennium Power Android 4.4 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 3000 mAh
    Celkon Signature Two Android 4.4 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    iBall Andi Tiger Android 4.2 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1300 mAh
    iBall Andi Glitter Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1450 mAh
    iBall Andi Royale Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (245ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1700 mAh
    iBall Andi Sparkle Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 540X960 (220ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1820 mAh
    iBall Andi Cobalt 2 Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 12MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1750 mAh
    Intex Aqua N15 Android 4.4 4.0" 480X854 (245ppi) 8MP (flash) 1.3Ghz quadcore 1GB/4GB 1850 mAh
    Intex Aqua Style Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1400 mAh
    Intex Aqua Style Pro Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 8MP (flash) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    Intex Aqua Curve Mini Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1500 mAh
    Intex Aqua i14 Android 4.4 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) 1.3Ghz quadcore 1GB/4GB 1850 mAh
    Intex Aqua i5 HD Android 4.2 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 13MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Karbonn Opium N9 Android 4.3 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash) 1.3Ghz quadcore 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium S2 Plus Android 4.4 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 8MP (flash) 1.3Ghz quadcore 512MB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium S19 Android 4.4 5.0" 1280X720 (294ppi) 13MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium S9 Lite Android 4.2 5.5" 540X960 (200ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 2100 mAh
    Lava Iris 406Q Android 4.3 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 1700 mAh
    Lava Iris 450 Color Android 4.2 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 1800 mAh
    Lava Iris X1 Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 8MP (flash) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    Lava Iris 503e Android 4.2 5.0" IPS LCD 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 512MB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Lava Iris 550Q Android 4.2 5.5" IPS LCD 720X1280 (267ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2600 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Fire Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1750 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Engage Android 4.4 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1500 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Unite Android 4.3 4.0" 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Fire 2 Android 4.4 4.5" 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Unite 2 Android 4.4 4.7" IPS LCD 480X800 (198ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Entice Android 4.4 5.0" 480X800 (187ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 512MB/4GB 1900 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Elanza 2 Android 4.3 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 1950 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Power Android 4.2 5.0" 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 4000 mAh
    Micromax Canvas L Android 4.4 5.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (200ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 2350 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 Android 4.2 6.0" IPS LCD 480X854 (163ppi) 5MP (flash, 720p) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400) 1GB/4GB 2500 mAh
    Spice Stellar Mi-520 Android 4.4 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    Spice Stellar Mi-600 Android 4.4 6.0" 540X960 (184ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2500 mAh
    XOLO Q500S IPS Android 4.4 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 512MB/4GB 1500 mAh
    XOLO Q510S Android 4.4 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 1500 mAh
    XOLO Q600S Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (245ppi) 5MP (flash) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    XOLO Q610S Android 4.4 4.5" IPS LCD 480X854 (218ppi) 5MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 1700 mAh
    XOLO Q900S Android 4.3 4.7" IPS LCD 540X960 (234ppi) 5MP (flash) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    XOLO A1000S Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 480X854 (196ppi) 5MP (flash) MediaTek MT6572 (dualcore Cortex A7 @ 1Ghz + Mali-400) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    XOLO Q1011 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/4GB 2250 mAh
    XOLO Opus 2 Android 4.3 5.0" 540X960 (220ppi) 8MP (flash, 720p) Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/4GB 2000 mAh
    XOLO Q2000L Android 4.4 5.5" IPS LCD 540X960 (200ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/8GB 2500 mAh

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    Android from Indian Manufacturers:


    Price Range: 10-15K
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Alpha Feather Android 4.4 5.0" 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) 1.3Ghz quadcore (Cortex A7) 2GB/4GB 2500 mAh
    Celkon Millennium Elite Android 4.4 4.7" IPS LCD 720X1280 (312ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/16GB 1800 mAh
    iBall Andi 5K Panther Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 540X960 (220ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592M (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 1900 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium Hexa Android 4.4 5.5" 1920X1080 (401ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6591 (hexacore Cortex A7 @ 1.5Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 2050 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium Octane Android 4.4 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/16GB 2000 mAh
    Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus Android 4.4 5.0" 1920X1080 (441ppi) 16MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 2000 mAh
    Lava Iris 504Q+ Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 10MP (EXMOR R sensor, 1080p) MediaTek MT6582 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.3Ghz + Mali-400 MP2) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    Lava Magnum Android 4.4 6.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (245ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) Broadcom BCM23550 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + VideoCore 4) 1GB/8GB 2800 mAh
    Micromax Canvas HD Plus Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash) MediaTek MT6591 (hexacore Cortex A7 @ 1.5Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo Android 4.4 4.7" IPS LCD 720X1280 (312ppi) 8MP (1080p) MediaTek MT6592M (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 2000 mAh
    Obi Octopus S520 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 1800 mAh
    Spice Stellar Mi-526 Android 4.4 5.0" 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6591 (hexacore Cortex A7 @ 1.5Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 1GB/8GB 2500 mAh
    XOLO Play 6X-1000 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 720p) MediaTek MT6591 (hexacore Cortex A7 @ 1.5Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/8GB 2100 mAh
    XOLO Play 8X-1000 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash, 1020p) MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.4Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/16GB 1920 mAh


    Price Range: Above 15k
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Micromax Canvas Knight Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (441ppi) 16MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592 (octacore Cortex A7 @ 1.7Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/32GB (no microSD) 2350 mAh
    Micromax Canvas Gold Android 4.4 5.5" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (401ppi) 16MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592T (octacore Cortex A7 @ 2Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/32GB (no microSD) 2350 mAh
    XOLO Play 8X-1200 Android 4.4 5.0" IPS LCD 1920X1080 (441ppi) 13MP (flash, 1080p) MediaTek MT6592T (octacore Cortex A7 @ 2Ghz + Mali-450 MP4) 2GB/32GB (no microSD) 2300 mAh

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    Non-Android from Indian manufacturers:


    Price Range: 5-10K
    Mobile Operating System Display Resolution Camera Chipset Ram/NAND Battery
    Micromax Canvas Win W092 Windows Phone 8.1 4.0" IPS LCD 480X800 (233ppi) 5MP (flash) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/8GB
    Micromax Canvas Win W121 Windows Phone 8.1 5.0" IPS LCD 720X1280 (294ppi) 8MP (flash) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/8GB
    XOLO Win Q900S Windows Phone 8.1 4.7" IPS LCD 720X1280 (312ppi) 8MP (flash, 1080p) YES Snapdragon 200 (quadcore Cortex A7 @ 1.2Ghz + Adreno 302) 1GB/8GB

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    Processor performance reference chart:

    Tier Chipset (Core)
    1 MediaTek MT6572 (2 X Cortex A7)
    Snapdragon 200 (2 X Cortex A7)
    2 Broadcom BCM23550 (4 X Cortex A7)
    Marvell PXA1088 (4 X Cortex A7)
    Snapdragon 200 (4 X Cortex A7)
    3 Atom Z2520 (2 X Saltwell)
    Exynos 5 Hexa (2 X Cortex A15 + 4 X Cortex A7)
    MediaTek MT6582/6588 (4 X Cortex A7)
    Snapdragon 400 (4 X Cortex A7)
    Snapdragon 400 (2 X Krait 200)
    Snapdragon S4 Pro (2 X Krait 200)
    4 Exynos 5 Octa (4X Cortex A15 + 4 X Cortex A7)
    MediaTek MT6592 (8 X Cortex A7)
    Snapdragon S4 Pro (4 X Krait 200)
    Snapdragon S4 Pro (2 X Krait 300)
    Snapdragon 400 (2 X Krait 300)
    5 Snapdragon 800 (4 X Krait 400)
    Snapdragon 801 (4 X Krait 400)


    GPU performance reference chart:

    Tier GPU (Chipset)
    1 ARM Mali-400 (MediaTek MT6572)
    Vivante GC1000 (Marvell PXA1088)
    2 ARM Mali-400 MP2 (MediaTek MT6582)
    Broadcom VideoCore IV (Broadcom BCM21664/BCM23550)
    Qualcomm Adreno 302 (Snapdragon 200)
    3 ARM Mali-T625 (Exynos 5 Hexa)
    ARM Mali-450 MP2 (MediaTek MT6588)
    PowerVR SGX544 MP2(Atom Z5250)
    Qualcomm Adreno 305 (Snapdragon S4 Pro / 400)
    4 ARM Mali-450 MP4 (Mediatek MT6592)
    Qualcomm Adreno 320 (Snapdragon S4 Pro / 600)
    5 ARM Mali-T628 MP6 (Exynos 5 Octa)
    Qualcomm Adreno 330 (Snapdragon 800)
    6 Qualcomm Adreno 330 (801)

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    Basics of smartphone purchase: Don't get fooled twice

    From a techie's point of view, a smartphone can be broken down into the following parts: chipset, memory (both ram & rom), display, operating system and lastly battery. Things like camera, connectivity or thickness boils down to customer preference and is left out.


    Chipset: Just like PC, a smartphone too has a CPU, GPU, memory but unlike the huge bundle of parts in PC it is all cramped down into a chip (SOC or system on a chip) not larger than a Re.1 coin. Chipset or processor is generally used interchangeably in mobiles. [ANANDTECH] State of the Part: SoC Manufacturers explains many of the things that i included in this post. Don't miss the comments as it offer some delightful insight the article missed.

    General rule is to go for the fastest h/w possible but then this is no Intel/AMD stuff and there is no Core i3/i5/i7 to differentiate performance. Instead the only way to tell performance without checking benchmark is to look for application cores (or CPU). You'll rarely find these info in spec list of shopping sites and most of the time is full of error or completely messed up so stick to this guide to better differentiate the chipsets.

    Application Cores: Think of these as the cores in your computer processor. The number can go as high as 8 and has their own naming scheme like Cortex & Krait series from ARM (Krait is a highly modified ARM core designed by Qualcomm) and Atom chipsets from Intel (they have different names for each gen of cores so will call them Atom for now). ARM has Cortex A7 & A15. Qualcomm has Krait 400. Intel has Atom chipsets with their own custom cores (not based on ARM, will discuss this soon). Performance wise: Cortex A7 < Atom < Cortex A15 < Krait 400. There are a few chipsets based around old/legacy cores like Cortex A5/A9 & Krait 200/300 but those are no longer in production and mobiles based around those are either EOL or discontinued.

    NOTE: Mobiles powered by Krait 200/300 chipset are still an excellent choice as they cost below 20k but offers 2 times the performance of Cortex A7 powered mobiles.

    Architecture: This may seem irrelevant but just for the sake adding it anyway. Currently in the mobile space there is 2 architecture being used: ARMv7 (as one can expect from ARM itself) and X86-64 (from Intel). All the mobiles added in the guide has ARMv7 with only the Atom being powered by x86-64. This is important because all apps (for now only valid for Android mobiles) are designed for ARMv7 but not for x86-64. If you are an app addict, you may want to have a mobile powered by ARM based chipset.

    Graphics processor: There isn't much to talk about mobile GPUs as unlike PC, GPU is integrated directly into the chipset so it boils down to which chipset is powering the mobile. Also unlike PC, where highend processor may get paired up with crappy GPU, mobile chipsets is usually properly balanced.

    DO go for these processor according to price range:
    Under 10k: Intel Atom or Snapdragon 200/Mediatek 6582 (quadcore Cortex A7).
    10-20k: Intel Atom or Snapdragon 400/Mediatek 6592 (octacore Cortex A7).
    20-30k: Snapdragon 800 (quadcore Krait 400)
    30-40k: Snapdragon 800/801 (quadcore Krait 400)
    40k+: Snapdragon 801 (quadcore Krait 400)

    DON'T:
    Snapdragon 200/Mediatek 6572 (dualcore Cortex A7): more and more mobiles under 10k now ship with quadcore processors then why settle for dualcore.
    Snapdragon 400 (quadcore Cortex A7): above 20k you can easily find a mobile with Snapdragon 800 which is 2-3 times faster than Snapdragon 400.
    Mediatek 6592 (octacore Cortex A7): excellent choice under 20k but falls face first Snapdragon 800 in the 20k+ section.
    Clockspeed: if the processing core is weak, clockspeed won't save the day. 2Ghz quadcore Cortex A7 will get manhandled by 1.7Ghz dualcore Krait 300.
    Core count: more is better but only if they can perform. Octacore Cortex A7 is any day regardless of clockspeed slow than quadcore Krait 400.

    NOTE: Don't confuse between Snapdragon 400 & Krait 400. The former is a chipset based on Cortex A7 cores whereas the latter is the cores powering the Snapdragon 800 chipset. Snapdragon 801 brings small performance boost to CPU, GPU & memory.


    Memory: By memory we have ram & NAND (internal memory). Nowadays most mobiles come equipped with at least 1GB of ram even in under 10k and this should be the bare minimum irrespective of OS. Android 4.4 Kitkat has a smaller memory footprint but most manufacturers prefer to add a ton of bloatwares which hog up the available ram and makes mobile slow. Add to that with more and more mobile going for HD display even in budget section which requires more buffer space. Even with Windows Phone 1GB ram should be as low as one should go to be safe that upcoming features will be usable and games are supported as unlike Android, Windows Phone check memory requirement per game. If the mobile ships with 2GB ram under 20k, its a bonus.

    A recent trend is to launch mobiles without memory card. If you are going for such a smartphone check:
    1) If USB-OTG (USB on the go) is supported. You can always copy content of NAND to PC or laptop but for those unknown times a OTG pendrive may come in handy provided your mobile support it.
    2) User accessible space is sufficient. Eg: a 16GB NAND will have around 14GB usable out of which 2GB will be taken up by OS and another 2-3GB by the bloatwares. You get barely 10GB out of it.
    3) Some NAND are partitioned for user space and application space i.e. 2-3GB is reserved for apps and rest for user to store their songs, videos, etc.

    DO go for these ram capacity:
    1GB: is you budget too low to get 1GB ram ? save more and but a mobile with minimum 1GB ram.
    2GB: only available in a handful of mobiles under 20k but this is becoming a standard with high resolution displays.
    3GB: exclusive mostly to the highend or extreme highend, 3GB ram makes sense for mobiles packing FHD display.

    DON'T:
    512MB: get ready to feel handicapped.
    1GB above 20k: chances are the processor is a crappy Snapdragon 400 and packs low resolution display. AVOID.


    Display: There isn't much to talk about display size as it completely depends on buyers preference. For most a 4.5-5.0" suites best as it allows one hand operation yet big enough to browse desktop based websites. As for resolution, in lowend section WVGA/FWVGA is the only available resolution with rarely OEM going for qHD or HD. Above 10k, unless going for a 4.0" screen, avoid WVGA at all cost. More and more manufacturers are switching to HD even under 15k and that is what one should get. Also keep a check in ppi (pixel per inch) as it too contributes to sharpness with higher the better but falling below 250 and the screen may loose clarity and sharpness. Finally for the highend section you have Full HD with a few available for as low as 20k price range. Go for these provided the processor is powerful enough (Snapdragon 800 or equivalent) and has 2GB or more ram.

    Also not to miss is the display type with TFT being the used mostly but also IPS. Rarely and mostly in the highend section AMOLED display are also available. IPS gives better viewing angle and more life like picture whereas AMOLED has better contrast and may suite those who want to use the mobile for watching videos.

    DO go for these resolution depending on screen size:
    720X1280: for 4.5" to 5.5".
    1080X1920: for 5.0" and above.
    check for IPS or AMOLED display whenever possible.

    DON'T:
    480X800/480X854 on 4.5" or bigger screen: ppi goes so low you'll even text is mostly unreadable.
    480X800/480X854 above 10k: you'll likely find more mobiles with qHD (540X960) and HD (720X1280) in this price range.
    2560X1440: this is absolute overkill. moreover to drive this much of pixel you'll need a strong battery which won't be there. you know the outcome.


    Operating System: Not going to say which OS is better but rather stick to the latest version, more importantly in Android. In case of Windows Phone one gets the official update in a timely manner even for low end or discontinued mobiles but for Android, getting a timely update on a midrange mobile feels more like a dream. For now stick to mobiles which ship Android Kitkat out of the box or update is available instead of getting one powered by older Jellybean OS and hoping the manufacturer will release Kitkat update soon enough as this has never ever worked (read NEVER).

    Another point is to check for custom rom support as most mobiles don't receive more than 2 OS updates (from 4.2 to 4.3 and finally 4.4) in best case scenario so those looking for long time support, may well be interested in checking if stable custom rom is available and more importantly if the community (XDA is the go to place) is active or not so future release of Android can be tried safely. That said, mobiles with Qualcomm processor have higher chance of getting custom rom than the ones powered by Mediatek or Exynos.

    DO go for these OS:
    Android 4.4: out of the box or update has arrived.

    DON'T:
    Android 4.3 or below: even if the phone manufacturer said they'll seed update soon, its best to ignore that as previously such promises were not kept.


    Battery: If you are buying an Android smartphone, make sure the battery is sufficient capacity. There is no proper guideline for battery capacity but for 4.5" or bigger display a 2000mah battery should be the bare minimum even if it means sacrificing thickness or world's slimmest mobile. For phablets with Snapdragon 800/801, even 3000mah may fall short.


    MISC: Just a few irrelevant kind of points that i want to throw in.
    1) 4G is beginning to take shape here but only 2300Mhz band is available which is requires TDD-LTE. Some 4G mobiles only supports FDD-LTE and won't work here even if it is 4G ready.
    2) Megapixel of a camera doesn't say anything about image quality. Best is to check image samples from reviews.



    Important Tips:
    1) ARMv8 is around the corner but only for midrange chipset (Snapdragon 410/Mediatek 67xx series) with a big performance jump over quadcore Cortex A7 based chipsets which it'll replace.
    2) Snapdragon 805 (Krait 450, Adreno 420, ARMv7) based mobiles will be launched this fall. Brings massive GPU boost. Should appear at
    3) Avoid Cortex A5 based processors at all cost.

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    Nice compilation, Sam. Looks like the TDF is going to see some changes in coming months.
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    Wonderful work buddy.Keep it up
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    You saved me the trouble to make a thread for the best Android around Rs. 14k.
    I have a shortlist now!

    An effort like this can't be awarded with a "thank".

    But thanks anyway...!! Thanks for this new year gift...
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    thanks everyone. will update it whenever necessary but the last part (25K & higher priced mobile) will take a week. college starts from tomorrow & hence less free time.

    Quote Originally Posted by vineet369 View Post
    You saved me the trouble to make a thread for the best Android around Rs. 14k.
    I have a shortlist now!

    An effort like this can't be awarded with a "thank".

    But thanks anyway...!! Thanks for this new year gift...
    but you already own one. New mobile for whom?

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    Nice compilation SAM good work

    just found 2 corrections under 15-20k section
    1. Defy+ screen resolution is 480X854 and not 480x584 as written there.
    2. u have named both sections as android smartphone, one should be non-android
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    Great work Sam. Some points-

    1) In 15-20K section, you've written Non-Andriod section as "Andriod"

    2) What about adding a column for internal memory, especially in sub 20k section as they do matter.

    3) In second line from top- spelling of PRICELIST.

    4) One more suggestion of picking 1 or 2 better phones as suggestions in each section. You can take members help who own them.

    5) A section of info about mobile processors, chipsets, and graphics would help users a lot.!
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    but you already own one. New mobile for whom?
    That one is for a friend/colleague, who maybe secretly hate his Symbian whenever he see my Android!!

    (no offence to Symbian users...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    thanks everyone. will update it whenever necessary but the last part (25K & higher priced mobile) will take a week. college starts from tomorrow & hence less free time.
    It's sad that you won't be able to post regular here, specially since I have just started to get my hands dirty with rooting and all...
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    Awesome sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by sujoyp View Post
    Nice compilation SAM good work

    just found 2 corrections under 15-20k section
    1. Defy+ screen resolution is 480X854 and not 480x584 as written there.
    2. u have named both sections as android smartphone, one should be non-android
    thanks for pointing the errors. corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by dashing.sujay View Post
    Great work Sam. Some points-

    1) In 15-20K section, you've written Non-Andriod section as "Andriod"

    2) What about adding a column for internal memory, especially in sub 20k section as they do matter.

    3) In second line from top- spelling of PRICELIST.

    4) One more suggestion of picking 1 or 2 better phones as suggestions in each section. You can take members help who own them.

    5) A section of info about mobile processors, chipsets, and graphics would help users a lot.!
    1. corrected.
    2. its there for Android mobiles in sub 20k. for the non-Android mobiles, this doesn't really matter i think. i'll check into this.
    3. thanks. was a typo.
    4. initially i too thought same. but some may ask why i gave preference to one & ignore the other. so i gave a note at the end of each section which describes in simple language what you need to look at when buying a mobile within that budget.
    5. yes. that is a nice idea. will surely do some research & add it in coming days. thanks for the tip

    Quote Originally Posted by vineet369 View Post
    That one is for a friend/colleague, who maybe secretly hate his Symbian whenever he see my Android!!
    this is specially true for the old Symbian S60s. those can't be compared to Androids at all. even the dumb OS, BADA (no offence to Samsung Wave owners but BADA 1.* is crap) outmatch & outclasses them in looks & usability. Symbian Anna & then Belle has reduced the gap but still lot has to be done.

    Quote Originally Posted by vineet369 View Post
    It's sad that you won't be able to post regular here, specially since I have just started to get my hands dirty with rooting and all...
    Already read completely your "O1 Review" thread and reached Page 7 of "The Optimus One Thread"...
    i will post regularly (but lately). rooting & installing custom rom is fun & easy. just read the important guidelines given in their respective thread. try something random & you may make the mobile unresponsive or at most need to reinstall the rom again.

    Quote Originally Posted by krishnandu.sarkar View Post
    Awesome sam

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    Hey, I know this is asking a lot from you but cant we get the Quadrant scores of the Android Phones with Stock and Custom ROM from some website ?
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    not possible. every mobile have many roms. some have rom in hundreds. then add overclock & you are looking at around 100 different configurations per mobile. also quadrant will always be high for custom rom even for slower mobiles. have seen Galaxy5 score around 1.5k in quadrant. outmatching almost all highend mobiles with stock rom.

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    ^What is quadrant?
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