The world's third largest handset market, India, is very much price-conscious when it comes to selecting a mobile phone.
Every third person in an Indian city is a youth. According to a report, India is all set to become the youngest country by 2012.
According to IDC, the India's smartphone market grew by 229% year-on-year (YoY) to 12.8 million smartphones in Q3 of 2013, compared to 3.8 million units in year-ago period. The demand for affordable handsets in India will increase exponentially in the coming years.
Since we are living in a connected world, it is even more important to have a mobile device with internet connectivity, other than just calling facility. Of course not everyone can buy devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or iPhone 5S for that matter. What is the solution? May be you have to sacrifice here and there, but at the end you can get a decent phone with large display, fast processor, latest Android OS and long lasting battery life. Yes, it's all possible.
In our story, we take a look at some of the best looking 5-inch phablets priced under Rs. 15,000. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
It is hard to imagine a Full HD display phone under Rs. 15,000. If you are looking forward to buy top class handset with decent internal specs, the Celkon S1 could be an option. It features a 5-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1920x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.5GHz quad-core (most likely MediaTek), backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The device comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a dual LED Flash, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The device measures 6.5mm in terms of thickness and weighs 137 grams. The makers have added a 2,300mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options include: 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, a 3.55mm headphone jack, Bluetooth and FM Radio, amongst others. Priced at Rs. 13,999, the Celkon S1 is not a bad choice considering it has a 5-inch FHD display and fast processor.
Karbonn Titanium S7
The Karbonn Titanium S7 is yet another Full HD handset priced under Rs. 15,000. The 5-inch Full HD display ducked phone offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered handset incorporates a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, up to 32GB of internal storage via a microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash , 2MP front camera, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM , Micro USB, Bluetooth and FM Radio. The Titanium S7 can be yours for Rs. 14,999.
Of late, premium handset brand, Xolo, has become choice of millions. For instance, the Xolo Q1000S, is worth checking out under Rs. 15,000 price tag. The handset has a large 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The makers have added a 2500mAh battery fitted inside. There is a 13MP rear-facing shooter with BSI sensor 2, accompanied by an LED Flash. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered handset also houses a 5MP front-facing camera. Other connectivity options are pretty much standard. The Xolo Q1000S is now available for Rs. 14,528
Gionee GPad G3
The Gionee GPad G3 is exceptionally brilliant Android-powered dual SIM phone under Rs. 10,000. Yes, it is priced around Rs. 9,299. The package includes a 5.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 ) display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory ( expandable), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a VGA quality front-facing camera, 3G connectivity, and a large 2250mAh battery. Go for it!
Intex Aqua Curve
Intex's latest mid-range phone, the Aqua Curve, has a 5-inch qHD curve display. The handset runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, and sports a 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) curve based display. Under the hood, you will notice a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be expandable via a microSD card slot. The device features an 8MP rear-facing camera with an LED Flash, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The phone comes fitted with a 2,000mAh battery. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, FM Radio and A-GPS. The phone will cost you just under Rs. 12,000