For some, the Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5S- truly deserves in the category of most talked about flagship handsets.
Beyond the Galaxy Note 3; the HTC One, there must be handsets which may not necessarily boasts of latest hardware, but deserves to be in the top league.In this edition, we're talking about top mid-range handsets available in the Indian market.
A mid-range handset need not necessarily to be the best, but will surely have better specs compared to an entry-level phone.
GizBot handpicked five such brilliant mid-range handsets (Nokia Lumia 1320; Samsung Galaxy Grand 2; Sony Xperia C; Lenovo Vibe X; LG Nexus 4) apt of those who seeks to have decent hardware without spending much. Take a look!
Nokia Lumia 1320
Always wanted to have a huge Windows Phone 8 phone? Worry not? The Nokia Lumia 1320 is finally here in India with a large 6-inch HD display. Shockingly, the phone is available for Rs. 23,999 in the market. The large screen handset comes with a 6-inch HD LCD IPS Super sensitive display (Clear Black) having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 245 ppi.
The phablet is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The phone also packs a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and 0.3MP front-facing camera.
The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD format.
Other connectivity options include: 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, USB 2.0 and a micro SIM card slot. The device measures 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79 mm and weighs 220 grams. The makers have added a 3400 mAh integrated battery fitted inside. Nokia Lumia 1320 is so far the best WP8 handset you can buy under Rs. 25,000.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Try something different this Valentine's day. Gift your beloved one the brand new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. You're crazy? Why not, after all the Grand 2 has premium build quality, and features to die for. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 features a 5.2-inch 16:9 TFT display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
This very beast incorporates a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash, whereas a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera records video in HD. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of box with Samsung's own customized UI. You also get free bundled apps: ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album).
The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside gives up to 17 hours of talk time and 10 hours of non-stop music play. Other highlighted connectivity features include: Dual SIM, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and USB 2.0.
Sony Xperia C
The Sony Xperia C is one of the finest Android powered mid-range phones available in India right now. This handsome handset falls between the Xperia Z and the Xperia SP. Most importantly, Sony Xperia C supports dual SIM connectivity, an important feature for mass Indian consumers. Talking about its specs sheet, the Sony Xperia C comes with a 5-inch capacitive touch screen (qHD) display having a resolution of 960 x 540.
The phablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable). Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash. Also add a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Xperia C comes with hell lot of connectivity options, notably, Dual SIM, 3HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, among others. The makers have added a monster 2,390mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside. The Xperia C is indeed a well made phone, thanks to the inclusion of long lasting battery life, and a fantastic rear-facing camera.
Lenovo Vibe X
It is hard to find a premium phone having a 5-inch FHD display and excellent battery life. Nevertheless, there is a brand called Lenovo, which recently launched its flagship handset, the Vibe X. The handset looks magnificent, and at the same time offers a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display. Under the hood, you will find a Mediatek MT6589T Quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked to 1.5 GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics and 2 GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS comes out of the box with customized UI. It has a 13 MP rear facing camera, and a front facing 5 MP wide angle lens front facing shooter. Other, connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and 3G support. The makers have added a 2,000mAh battery.
Not many of you would like to buy last year's Google Nexus 4. However, if we ask you to reconsider your choice, you might agree with us. OK. LG made Nexus 4 was originally launched last year, but the able device comes directly under Google's Nexus line up. The phone is powered by latest Android 4.4 Kitkat, despite being an old device. Though, the Nexus 4 specs have started to appear old in comparison to latest Android handsets; still the meat smells good. Go for it!