Idea Launches Dual SIM Aurus 4 Smartphone At Rs 8,999: 5 Hard Hitting Rivals

By Vivek

India's leading telecom operator Idea Cellular has recently launched their latest handset called the Aurus 4 in the Indian market. The successor of the Aurus 3 that was launched earlier this year is currently riced at Rs. 8,999.

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Moreover, the company has also attached an alluring offer with the device. For Rs 259/Rs. 261, Aurus 4 users can get 250 MB and 1.6 GB of 3G data and Idea TV subscription free for the first 3 months. Idea users interested can purchase the handset from all major mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across India.


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Lets take a look at the specs of the newly launched Aurus 4 :

It comes with a 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen display offering a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Powering the device is a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM, and it runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.

It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter as well.

Connectivity options remain regular with 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps; HSUPA ), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS support. Apart from these, it comes with dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support with dual standby, similar to its predecessor.

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The device houses 4GB of internal storage capacity out of which only 1.4GB is accessible to the user. However, the memory is further expandable up to 32GB with microSD card. The device is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.

The newbie device will surely have to face a bit of a competition in the Indian market from other handsets. Since Micromax, Karbonn, iBal, Intex and othersa rea also playing a huge role in providing an affordable range of handsets to the Indians, the market is quite full of such devices. However, among all, Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Xolo Q700, Sony Xperia E Dual, Micromax Canvas Fun A76 and Karbonn Titanium S2 will affect the sales of Idea Aurus 4.

Take a look at the the specs and price of these rival devices in the slide below.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

The Galaxy S Duos is a dual SIM smartphone with goodness of Android. Specs wise, the handset falls under mid-range price category. The highlighted specifications include: a large 4.0-inch WVGA display, 1GHz Cortex- A5 processor, 4GB internal storage, 5-mega pixel front facing camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, 768MB of RAM, Android 4.0 ICS and A-GPS, Li-Ion, 1500 mAh.
Currently Flipkart is also offering an exchange deal on the handset.

Price without exchange offer: Rs. 9,900
Price with Exchange offer: Rs. 7,400


Price and Specs

Xolo Q700

Xolo Q700 boasts a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 245 ppi pixel density. It is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Xolo Q700 Titanium comes with 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera for video chatting sessions. The Xolo Q700 has 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage support. Connectivity options include Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB. The Xolo Q700 is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery.

Price: Rs. 9,615


Sony Xperia E Dual

Xperia E Dual runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to 4.1 Jelly Bean) and will sport a 3.5 inch scratch-resistant display with 480 x 320 pixels, single core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support up to 32GB, 3.2MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 1,500 mAh battery.

Price: Rs. 8,399


Micromax Canvas Fun A76

Micromax Canvas Fun A76 is a phablet device with a 5-inch FWVGA display having resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card). It sports a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera with LED Flash light. Also add a VGA quality front facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 2000mAh Li Ion battery. Other highlighted connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, 2G, Dual SIM, A-GPS, FM Radio, and Bluetooth, among others.

Price: Rs. 8,299


Karbonn Titanium S2

The S2 Titanium packs a 5 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and 196 ppi pixel density. It is fitted with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The quad core MediaTek chipset integrates a power efficient ARM Cortex A7 processor and PowerVR Series5XT GPU offering a powerful performance at a very competitive price. The S2 Titanium is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It comes with 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera for video chatting sessions. The S2 Titanium have 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage support. Connectivity options include Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB. The S2 Titanium is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery.

Price: Rs. 7,599


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