Each day, new and more advanced phones are being produced with many new features and insane capabilities. Today's smartphones are much more than standard feature phones -- they are powerful, and over the next 5 years they'll get far more advanced. Most smart phones have a processor under the hood. To get a smooth experience on a cell phone, you have to rely on a powerful CPU.
Well, the CPU is often considered as the brain inside your smartphone. It's basically responsible for running applications. These days most smart phones use quad-core CPUs: they can simultaneously work up to four tasks at the same time. Smart phones with quad-core processors have the ability to execute work faster than single and dual-core phones.
There is a myth that smart phones with quad-core processors cost more. But the falling cost of components means that affordable quad-core phones are not a distant dream any more.
Xolo Q1200, for instance, is a new quad-core phone in town. It will cost you Rs. 12,899. Similarly, Lava Iris X1 also won't burn a hole in your pocket. The mid-range quad-core phone is decent enough for daily needs and will cost Rs. 8,000. If you are moving from your old BlackBerry to an Android-powered device, make sure to check out the Motorola Moto G. The Moto G has been a phenomenal success in India, and is often considered as the highest selling smartphone in Motorola's history. Priced at Rs. 12,499, the budget friendly Moto G is an attractive and stylish phone.
Thus looking at the popularity of quad-core phones in India, GizBot has come up with the top 5 most attractive mid-range quad-core smartphones you can buy in India right now. Happy weekend!
The Xolo Q1200 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is also powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), (upgradable to Android v4.4 KitKat). There is an 8MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash and Sony Exmor R sensor along with a 2MP front-facing shooter. Native storage is seated at 8GB and it is expandable via MicroSD card. Connectivity options include G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG. The Xolo Q1200 comes powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 12,899
Nokia Lumia 630 (Single SIM/Dual SIM)
The Lumia 630 has got the same 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, you'll get to see a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of native storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. On the camera front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera without an LED Flash. Unfortunately, the makers have not added a front-facing camera. The phone's rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in 720p HD format. With Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia 630 has got a lot of feature enhancements such as a notification center, more personalization options and much improved key-board experience. The phone is equipped with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HERE Maps and a large 1,830mAh battery fitted inside.
Asking price - Rs. 10, 500 onwards
Motorola Moto G
The Motorola Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch bright and vivid LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 HD display at 329 pixels. The device has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB of internal storage. On the camera front, Motorola Moto G will come with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with HDR and panoramic support. There's a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2,070mAh battery fitted inside.
Asking price - Rs.12,499 onwards
Micromax Unite 2 A106
The Unite 2 A106 comes with a 4.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), which can also be upgraded to later versions of the OS. Imaging aspect is handled by a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing shooter. The latest Unite 2 houses 4GB internal memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Additionally, it is a Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with dual standby mode. It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 6,999
Lava Iris X1
The Iris X1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS (854 x 480 pixels) display. On the performance aspect, it is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM23550 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. Iris X1 sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.4 µm pixel BSI+ sensor. The rear Camera supports full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, comes with Auto focus, touch to focus functionality and HDR mode that automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos to select the best possible shot. It also includes a 2.0-MP front-facing camera for video calling.
The device comes with 4GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via micro-SD card. On connectivity front, the dual SIM Iris X1 comes with 3G connectivity apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 BLE (Bluetooth low energy), micro-USB and EDGE. The phone packs a long-lasting 1800 mAh battery providing ample back up for multimedia payback, talk-time and stand-by.
Asking price - Rs. 7,999