GizBot Pick: 5 Desi Full HD Smartphones Priced under Rs 20,000


The year is coming to an end with a bang. Few months from now users were forced to choose expensive Full HD smart phones offered by multinational brands. Early in the year some selected domestic players like Spice Mobility and iBerry made an effort to bring Full HD phones between Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 18,000.

In fact, India's second most popular smart phone vendor Micromax recently started retailing its first ever Full HD smartphone, the Canvas Turbo A250. Priced at Rs. 19,990, the Canvas Turbo A250 is the most expensive Full HD phone offered by a domestic vendor.


GizBot believes that Indian tech vendors should start offering Full HD smart phones under Rs 15,000. Since most of the international players in India are offering FHD smart phones above Rs. 23,000; it's time for domestic players to start offering high-quality display smart phones at an affordable price point.

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2013 has become the year of surprises. While International vendors continue to offer Full HD smartphones at premium, whereas domestic players grabbed the opportunity and therefore started offering a 720p HD phones under Rs. 13,000. Moreover, the big-ticket handsets from Indian vendors now feature a Full HD 1080p resolution.

Although it is impossible to differ between a handset having a Full HD 1080p resolution with a 720p HD display phone. However, packaging matters to consumers, brands and retailers.

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GizBot handpicked top 5 smartphones with a Full HD 1080p resolution under Rs. 20,000. Scroll through the sliders to know more about these Full HD smartphones. Take a look!

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Micromax Canvas Turbo A250

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250

The Canvas Turbo A250 incorporates a 5-inch IPS FHD display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phablet features a 1.5GHz processor powered by MediaTek (MT6589T) coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal mamoet, Unfortunately, you cannot increase the memory through a microSD card slot. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Users will be able to download regular updates via FOTA or over-the-air. The makers have added a 2000mAh Li Ion battery with 7 hours of talk time promised.

There's a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera should be okay. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD format (1920 x 1080). Other connectivity features include: Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GSM, Dual SIM, Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and much more. The Canvas Turbo A250 is now available in two color choices: Pristine White and Midnight Blue.


Intex Aqua i7

Intex Aqua i7

The Aqua i7 has a 5-inch Full HD display having resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. The Corning Gorilla Glass protects the device against any scratches. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of ROM.

Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an app called "Matrabhasha" - it's a multi-lingual application comes pre-loaded on Intex Aqua i7.

Moreover, the handset packs a 13-mega pixel rear facing shooter and a 5-mega pixel camera on the front. The rear facing camera is capable of recoding videos in Full HD format.

The device measures 7.88 mm in terms of thickness and weighs 149 grams. Other connectivity features include: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GSM +WCDMA, 3G, FM Radio and Dual SIM capability. The makers have gone for a 2,000mAh Li Ion battery. The phone also supports microSIM.


Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525

Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525

The Pinnacle FHD Mi- 525 costs reasonable in comparison to the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250. The device packs a 5.0-inch display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a 16.7 M colors and video recording at 1080p (30fps). It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card).

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear facing camera with Auto Focus and dual LED Flash light. Also add a 2MP front facing camera. The makers have added a 2100mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and gesture based features.


Zen Ultraphone 701 FHD

Zen Ultraphone 701 FHD

Domestic tech vendor Zen has come up with a new Full HD smartphone priced at Rs. 17,999.The phablet comes with a 5-inch full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080) protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android Jelly Bean v4.2.ROM stands at 16GB which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

There's a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 2050 mAh battery.

Other connectivity features include: 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and A-GPS and Dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA) support with Dual Standby


Karbonn Titanium S7

Karbonn Titanium S7

Karbonn Titanium S7 recently spotted on Flipkart at a price of Rs. 14,999. The affordable Full HD smartphone will be made available for purchase later this year. Its interesting price point and of course a Full HD 1080p display makes the Titanium S7 in hot demand. Specifications wise, the phone boasts of pretty decent hardware considering its retail price.

The handset has a 5-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Titanium S7 features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. However, there is no update about RAM size. There's a 13MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity options are pretty much standard.


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