Samsung Galaxy S5 is a terrific smartphone with premium specifications. As of now, it is a powerful smartphone, relatively high-end device by today's standards.
When Chinese handset makers are selling awesome smartphones, and wonderful devices are cheaper and more accessible than ever before, would buying a Samsung Galaxy S5 or iPhone 6 this year truly be the best choice?
But why buy a flagship console at Rs. 50,000? For such a high price, you're getting a designer phone, with premium hardware internals. Fortunately, a couple of smartphones have received an unofficial price cut. These tempting smartphones are now cheaper than before, thanks to new pricing.
There are a number of terrific smartphones available in the market today and most will entice buyers. So, choose wisely from our list of 10 insanely powerful smartphones.
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BlackBerry's flagship smartphone of 2014, the Passport, is now available for as low as Rs. 41,990, much lower than its launch price of Rs 50,000.
The BlackBerry Passport is a different kind of device that is actually the exact same size as an actual international passport. It features an oddly shaped 4.5-inch, 1440x1440 resolution, perfectly square display, full QWERTY keyboard Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage space, 13 megapixel camera, BlackBerry OS 10.3 with Android app support and Amazon Appstore pre-installed.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 is available online at an average price of Rs 31,900.
The Galaxy S5 smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, and features a 16MP rear camera. It is powered by Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360 coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS with the layer of the upgraded version of the TouchWiz UI including a new notification bar.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Consumers in India looking for Samsung's shiny metal-banded Galaxy Alpha can pick the device for as low as Rs. 26,990 on Snapdeal. The price cut came, just four months after it was launched in India. However, the smartphone is still listed at Rs 38,990 on official Samsung India website.
Featuring a 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, the device also packs onboard a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED display, 12-megapixel primary camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter. The device also includes an Ultra Power Saving Mode. Other features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and a 1,860mAh battery pack inside. Unlike the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha doesn't include a microSD card support
HTC One M8 Eye
HTC released the One M8 Eye last year at Rs 38,990, but the smartphone is now priced at Rs.35, 800. It can be purchased online for approximately Rs 35,800 or even less.
HTC One M8 Eye is cosmetically similar to the One (M8), which went on sale in India earlier last year. It comes with a 5-inch FHD screen, a Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 with Sense 6.0, 16GB of storage space, a microSD card slot ( up to 128GB) and a 2600mAh battery fitted inside. However, the only hardware difference is the UltraPixel camera has been replaced by a 13-megapixel camera, while the depth-of-field sensor and the 5-megapixel front camera remain unchanged.
LG's updated flagship smartphone was launched at a starting price of Rs 47,990. The phone is now available for as low as Rs 34,000 online.
LG's latest flagship, boasts a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440-pixels resolution. That means 538 pixels per inch. The LG G2 used a 5.2-inch Full HD display. The phone features a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage with microSD card support, up to 128GB. The makers have added a removable 3,000mAh battery, while the new handset utilizes a 1 watt speaker fitted inside.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia Z Ultra was initially offered for Rs. 42,000, but now the phone's price has been dropped to only Rs. 18, 499.
As a reminder, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra sports a 6.4-inch Full HD display. Other key specs are outdated in respect of this year's flagship devices. There's a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot. It also features an 8MP rear-facing camera (minus LED Flash), Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.4, and a 3,050mAh battery. The handset is water proof and dust resistant as well.
Nokia Lumia 1320
When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia 1320, it was selling for around Rs. 23,000. Now the large screen smartphone is available for purchase at an asking price of Rs. 13,000.The large screen handset comes with a 6-inch HD LCD IPS Super sensitive display (Clear Black) having a resolution of 720p HD. It is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 3400 mAh integrated battery, and runs on Windows Phone 8.1.
YotaPhone was launched in India in October last year with a price tag of Rs 23,499, and soon it received a price slash to Rs. 17,999 in November 2014. Now after the second price cut, the smartphone is available on FlipKart for Rs 12,999.
The specialty in this smartphone is it's dual-screen. YotaPhone has e-ink screen on the rear side and also has a main display. Last month, Yota Devices launched it's 2nd generation YotaPhone 2 in over 20 countries in Europe, the CIS and Middle East. It is expected that this smartphone will be launched in Taiwan, China and other Asian markets in Q1 2015 but there's no news on launch in India till now.
Nokia Lumia 630
The Nokia Lumia 630, which was originally, announced at Microsoft's Build conference, sports a 4.5-inch display ( 854 x 480), a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera , and an 1830mAh battery fitted inside. The phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Sony Xperia Z2
The Xperia Z2 was unveiled in India at a price of Rs. 49,990. The superior quality camera phone is now available for as low as Rs. 34,990.
The premium handset features a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB RAM, and Android 4.4 (KitKat) layered with a proprietary skin.
It has got a 20.7MP camera with Exmor R for Mobile sensor, similar to what its predecessor offered. Other key features of the smartphone include 16GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB, 3,200mAh battery and stereo speakers.