This week has been pretty interesting when it comes to low-end smartphones. Yes, it's India who got the first Android One smartphones this week.
However, apart from Spice, Karbonn and Micromax nine other OEMs also have participated on the latest Android One initiative from Google. So you can expect more Android One devices in the Indian market soon, or at least this year.
Anyways, apart from the low-end smartphones, Apple's iPhone 6 which was launched earlier this month has been making a loud noise among the tech webosphere. The record-breaking pre-orders has already proved that.
However, in the Indian market it is the Android which rules and thus domestic manufacturers are quite interestingly bringing in more Android devices than ever.
Further, since Samsung has a large chunk of share on its name in India, competitors like Micromax and Karbonn are following it right 9on its tail.
On the other hand, Celkon and Intex have promisingly made up their minds toward building strong foothold in the low-end segment.
So far there were Android KitKat devices under Rs. 7,000 with decent specs but with the Android One smartphone launch, companies like Celkon, Intex and others are quite threatened. Also with the advent of Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone in India, the competition has become even tougher.
Anyways, today GizBot has come up with a top 5 smartphone under Rs. 8,000 that got launched in India this week. These are the latest handsets in the affordable segment that you can buy in the sub continent right now. Moreover, these include the latest Android One devices as well.
Thus, if you are looking to buy one such smartphone, take a look at the sliders below for specs and pricing of these latest devices:
The Sparkle V Red comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels. It runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS and offers specs that are better than your average budget handset.
The handset is powered by 1GB of RAM, and while there is no mention on the processor, it is likely to be a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core SoC. The Karbonn Sparkle also includes 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 1,700mAh battery.
The Micromax Canvas A1 sports a 4.5-inch display offering an FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
The Canvas A1 also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper to take images and make video calls as well or even take selfies. It houses 4GB of internal storage which can be further enhanced with a microSD card. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots,
The Spice Dream Uno Mi-498 comes with a 4.5-inch display offering an FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and runs on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
It comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper. It houses 4GB of internal storage which can be further enhanced with a microSD card. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The Canvas A1 is fueled by a 1,700mAh battery.
The Andi 4.5M Enigma comes with a 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen IPS display offering a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and churns out the pixel density of 245 ppi. It is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with a 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.
The latest offering from iBall houses 8GB of internal memory, which can be enhanced up to 32GB via microSD card. Camera-wise, the latest device uses 13MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and an 8MP front-facing camera with 88-degree wide angle lens as well.
Connectivity options include: 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB OTG and it is a Dual SIM smartphone. Andi 4.5M Enigma measures 8.77mm thick and weighs 135 grams and is powered by a 1500 mAh battery.
The Karbonn Titanium S10 sports a 5-inch IPS display offering an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
In the imaging aspect, users will see an 8MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing snapper as well. The phablet houses 4GB internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD card. Connectivity options that Karbonn Titanium S10 uses include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and yes, it is a Dual SIM smartphone. The device is powered by 1850 mAh battery.