There's a saying that perfectly syncs with our story," We more often regret those things which we do not do than those which we do". Hell, we often tend to commit mistakes while choosing a perfect handset. And that's the truth.
So what's the right strategy when getting a new phone? It's really hard to rely on advertisements these days. Smartphones are personal, and thus if you choose a wrong device then logically you yourself should be blamed.
Generally, Indian consumers are price conscious when selecting a new handset. Yes, affordability is a big factor, but it is wrong to say that Indian users consume low-quality products. Domestic brands like Micromax and Spice have started delivering damn great devices.
Take for instance, Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X is made of aluminum, and it is priced really affordable. Other than Spice Mobility, Micromax has come with a new phone that comes with 3000mAh battery fitted inside. Priced at Rs.7,999, the Canvas Juice A77 offers a long lasting battery life. So yes, even low priced handsets aren't bad at all.
Today, GizBot handpicked best new handsets featuring dual SIM connectivity under Rs.12,000. Take a look!
Asking price – Rs. 10,990
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
Samsung needed an effective handset priced under Rs.12,000 that could attract consumers attention. With the Galaxy S Duos 2, Samsung has tried to provide an experience that you always expect from a well-known brand. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a 4-inch display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
The handset also features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable storage supported). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. There's a 5MP rear-facing camera on the back. The makers have added a 1,500mAh battery inside. The handset also features dual SIM functionality.
Moreover, the Galaxy S Duos 2 supports the following regional languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Marathi and Gujarati. The handset is now available in two colors. Go for it!
Asking price – Rs.7,999
Micromax Canvas Juice A77
Micromax's Canvas Juice A77 is worth every penny. Priced at Rs.7,999, the Canvas Juice A77 comes with a 3,000mAh battery. Isn't it crazy? On the downside the specifications are so predictable. The phone features a 5-inch display having a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The makers have added a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. Other connectivity features include: 2G EDGE, 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0.
Asking price – Rs.10,990
Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus
After the success of Titanium S5, Karbonn unleashes another mid-rane smartphone in the Indian market. The device comes with a 5-inch qHD OneCell IPS display having a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also add a VGA quality front facing camera. The makers have added an1800mAh battery fitted inside. Moreover, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, A-GPS, 2G ,EDGE, Bluetooth and lastly dual SIM functionality.
Asking price – Rs. 6,499
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X
Are you fed up with cheap plasticy phones? Worry not, as Spice Smart Flio Mettle 5X is an affordable Android powered smartphone made of aluminum. This dual SIM phone features a 5-inch display having a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt-memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. There's an 8MP rear-megapixel camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The makers have added an 1800mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options are standard. However, the phone does not feature 3G connection.
Asking price – Rs.5999
The Xolo A500L is a low-end handset targeted young youth. The phone comes with a 4-inch display having a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT 6572 processor with a Mali 400 MP GPU coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory ( expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera.
The device measures 11.9mm in term of thickness and offers 3G connectivity. The Dual SIM phone comes with an array number of connectivity options: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 2G (EDGE), A-GPS, and FM Radio. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery fitted inside.