Why can’t we ever have a smartphone, which will not die down when we need it the most and also not cost us a bomb? This question has plagued consumers for long time now but finally it seems phone makers have found an answer to this nagging issue and the result has come in the form of slew of devices, which have been launched over the past 6-8 months.
If you’re looking for a powerhouse device at a modest budget of under Rs 10,000 then here are some options worth looking at:
Intex Aqua Power
Aqua Power sports a 5-inch HD display, running on Android 4.4 KitKat but company promises to offer Lollipop flavour in the coming months. This dual-SIM phone come packing with a 1.8GHz octa-core CPU and 2GB RAM something that’s become common these days with brands. Storage wise you get 16GB innards, expandable by up to 32GB through microSD slot.
There is 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter, there isn’t much more that you can ask from the phone. It doesn’t catch with its peers on the 4G front, thereby leaving you short with 3G/2G option instead. With a 4,000mAh battery, Aqua Power should justify its name appropriately.
Price: Rs 9,444
Gionee may have the slimmest phone in business but they do offer some relatively cheaper option as well and M2 comes under that bracket. It may not match up to power of others in this segment but still for anyone who wants phone with battery, it’s theirs. M2 packs a 5 inch display, quad-core CPU with 1 GB RAM and offering 4GB expandable storage. It comes fitted with 8 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras but what you’ll find most catching about the phone is its 4200 mAh battery (making it heavier and thicker).
Price: Rs 9100 approx
Lava Iris Fuel 60
The major attraction of this phone is its 4000 mAh Li-polymer battery, which the company claims would offer a long-lasting conversation experience and would take just 3 hours 15 minutes to hit full charge from scratch. The phone is running on Android KitKat 4.4 and powered by 1.3GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage in tow. Fuel 60 is a 5-inch form size phone with Corning Glass 3 protection and offering 1280x720p HD resolution.
Price: Rs 8,888
Micromax Canvas Hue
Canvas Hue is not only Micromax’s first ever phone to sport an AMOLED display but also pack in a big-size battery unit as well. It sports a 5 inch HD display, running Android 4.4 KitKat OS and packs a quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM and offering 8GB storage which is further expandable. You’ve got an 8 MP rear snapper and a 2 MP front shooter as well but with 3000 mAh battery, Canvas Hue should maximize on its usage.
Price: Rs 9,499
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
So, with Redmi Note 3G no longer selling in India, Xiaomi had to quickly start selling its 4G variant and for less than Rs 10K you get Android KitKat powered MiUi 5 (MiUi 6 will come soon), quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU and 2 GB RAM. With Note 4G there’s a 13 MP snapper at the back and a 5MP camera on the front. Booting up the Redmi Note 4G is a 3100 mAh battery and we found the phone offering more than day’s life on consistent basis during our test processes.
Price: Rs 9,999