According to the report published in early July 2014 by market research firm IDC, India was the highest growing market in Asia Pacific with a year-on-year smartphone shipment growth of over 186% in 1Q 2014.The vast majority of the country's user base migrated to smartphones from feature phones and as a result Indian smartphone market outshone other emerging markets like China which registered a year-on-year growth of 31% in 1Q 2014.
The brands that stood on the top 5 positions according to the quarterly report generated by IDC suggested Samsung as a top player with 35% share followed by Micromax with 15%, Karbonn with 10% and than Lava and Nokia. The share is vendor-wise.
However, according to the recent report published by CounterPoint technologies, another market research firm, Micromax has emerged as the vest selling smartphone brand in the sub-continent leaving Samsung in the second place and what was even interesting was the fact that it beat Nokia by taking the first position in even in feature phone segment.
Anyways, these were the report generated based on the figures over three months. But, today, GizBot has come up with the best selling handsets that might be of your interest. Moreover, according to popular online retail site Flipkart, there are in fact 'Bestsellers."
Thus, you can check out the pricing and specs of these devices in the sliders below:
The Lumia 520 which runs on Windows Phone 8, packs a 4-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, Windows Phone 8 OS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,430 mAh battery.
Motorola's Moto G is getting rave reviews from consumers and critics alike. The device comes with a 4.5-inch bright LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 HD at 329 pixels. Further, there's a 1.2GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
Google will also offer free 64GB of cloud storage. And that's not all; the Moto G features a 5MP rear-facing camera with HDR and Panoramic support. Also add a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a large 2,070mAh battery fitted inside. Moreover, the phone is water-proof in nature.
Motorola Moto E comes with a 4.3 Inch, 540x960 px display, LCD Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) Dual core 1200 MHz processor 5 MP Primary Camera Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi 4 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 32 GB 1 GB RAM 1980 mAh, Li-Ion battery.
Apple iPhone 5s comes with a 4 Inch IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 640x1136 pixels. It runs on iOS v7.0.1 OS and is powered by a Dual core 1300 MHz processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It uses 8 MP Primary Camera and a 1.2 MP Secondary shooter as well. Other specs include 3G, WiFi 16 GB Internal Memory and packs a 1570 mAh Li-Polymer battery. Moreover, you will also get to see a finger print sensor in the phone.
Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a 4-inch TFT Capactive Touchscreen, Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, 1.2 GHz Dual Core Application Processor with 717 MB RAM and will boast a curved body with dimensions of 63.1x121.5x10.57 mm and a weight of 118 g. Further, the handset will feature a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash and geo tagging facility and will also include a VGA secondary camera.
On the connectivity front, Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 would be running on quad band GSM on both SIMs and also dual band 3G, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wifi, Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB 2.0 and 1500 mAh Li-ion battery and 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card.
Karbonn Smart A50s comes with a 3.5-inch display with 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA quality front-facing shooter, and a 1300mAh battery fitted inside. Connectivity options on the handset are as follows: Wi-Fi, dual-SIM, 2G, FM Radio, Bluetooth, GPS, amongst others. The device runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.
LG-made Nexus 5 is available with 16 GB and 32 GB variants. The device sports a 4.95-inch FHD display with pixel density of 445ppi along with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Powering the handset is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked to 2.3 GHz, Adreno 330 GPU tuned to 450MHz and a 2GB RAM. Most interesting part of the device is that it runs on the latest iteration Android 4.4 KitKat. The Nexus 5 also offers an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization - a feature that's hardly found in 8MP camera. The phone is also loaded with 1.3 megapixel front facing shooter.
Micromax Unite 2 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), which can also be upgraded to later versions of the OS. Imaging aspect is handled by a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing shooter.
Which is pretty decent in this price range. The latest Unite 2 also houses 8GB internal memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Additionally, it is a Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with dual standby mode. It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
Apple's iPhone 4S sports a 3.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen display, iOS 5 (upgradable to iOS 6.1.3, planned upgrade to iOS 7.0) Apple A5 Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, PowerVR SGX543MP2, 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 0.3 MP Secondary Camera, HD Recording, Wi-Fi Enabled, Bluetooth, 8 GB Internal Memory, 512 MB of RAM, Non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery.
The Zenfone 4 features a 4-inches, WVGA 800x480, TFT with Capacitive Multi touch panel. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Zen UI, upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS. Other specs include: Dual SIM with dual standby (micro SIMs), 5MP rear camera with LED flash, front-facing camera, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB via micro SD, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 1600 mAh Lithium Battery.