Each year, smartphones topped the list of hottest gift ideas, so which device are you planning to purchase in the coming days? With festive season approaching fast, the tech vendors have already started to offer handset at discount.
Canada-based BlackBerry has drastically reduced retail price of flagship BlackBerry Z10. Now, the tech vendor is selling the smartphone for Rs 29,990. Originally, the BlackBerry Z10 was launched at Rs. 43,490. Most likely, we'll see more vendors to come up with same strategy adopted by BlackBerry, to improve their market share.
In an effort to spur struggling sales, BlackBerry was forced to reduce the price of BlackBerry Z10. The strategy is largely aimed at small and medium sized- enterprises (SME) segment. Even if the BlackBerry Z10 is now available for Rs 29,990 in India, the struggle for BlackBerry has not ended. The BlackBerry 10 OS powered handset has to face tough competition from Android as a well as from Windows Phone 8 brigade, under Rs. 30,000 price segment.
BlackBerry Z10 - Highlighted specifications
The BlackBerry Z10 packs a BlackBerry Z10 comes with a 4.2-inch display having a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (supports expandable memory). There's an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Other connectivity options include: HDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and a removable 1,800mAh Li Ion battery.
We have come up with a list of top 5 smartphones priced under Rs. 30,000. Take a look!
LG Nexus 4
Asking price - Rs 26,090
Nexus 4 is a popular choice for hard core Android fanboys. The device perfectly blends with Android operating system. The LG Google Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch IPS display having resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 318ppi. The phone is powered by a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (quad-core) coupled by 2 GB RAM and 16GB of ROM (non-expandable). The device supports Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile OS. There's an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED flash and a 1.3-mega pixel front facing camera for video call. The makers have added a 2,100mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and wireless charging. Asking price - Rs. 26,090
Samsung Galaxy S3
Asking price - Rs 26,750
One of the most poised Android powered smartphone is still very much relevant in today's time. The best selling Galaxy S3 is now priced at Rs. 26,750. The handset flaunts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Exynos (quad-core) processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB of ROM. There's an 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus and LED flash and a 1.9MP front camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 2,100 mAh battery. Other highlighted connectivity include: NFC, DLNA Connectivity, 3G, Wi-Fi, HDMI, amongst others. Asking price - Rs. 26,750
Sony Xperia ZR
Asking price - Rs. 26,815
The Xperia ZR comes with a 4.6 inch super-sharp HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro chipset, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and hence, packs features including Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, Miracast, Day Dream and more. Moreover, the Xperia ZR has a 13MP Exmor RS camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling. It comes with 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot additional and 2GB RAM. Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and NFC connectivity features and is powered by 2300mAh battery. This is the finest middle ranged waterproof phone available in the Indian market. Asking price- Rs. 26,815
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Asking price - Rs. 28,799
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a dedicated camera phone powered by Android operating system. The detailed specifications are here: a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED display having 540 x 960 pixels at 256 ppi pixel density. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is powered by a 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual core processor coupled with 1.5 GB RAM. The makers have added a 2,330 mAh Li Ion battery inside. The biggest highlight of the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a 16 MP rear camera sensor at the rear back. It has the best imaging functions, you can imagine: Autofocus, LED Flash light, 10x optical Digital Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and more. Full HD videos can be recorded at @30fps. There's a 1.9MP front facing camera. The ROM stands at 8GB, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via micro SD card. Asking price - Rs. 28,799
Nokia Lumia 925
Asking price - Rs. 28,999
The Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display having a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, Qi wireless charging (optional), NFC, 8.7-mega pixel rear facing camera with dual LED flashlight, A-GPS, a 2,000mAh Li Ion battery, and weighs 139grams. The device is powered by Windows Phone 8. Asking price - Rs 28,999