This week was one of best ones for the Android fans across the globe, as Google announced a number of Android devices and Android versions. Among all, Android L, Android One Program, smartwatches running on Android Wear, Android TV, Android for car, were few things that made the fans pretty excited.
Of all the announcements, what was more relevant for Indian smartphone lovers was the Android one. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice have already signed up for Android One program. This will definitely change the Indian low-cost Android smartphone scenario.
Apart from Android devices and software versions, India has also recently seen the entry of the Windows Phone device from very own homegrown brand Xolo which is Lava's premium smartphone arm. Moreover, even Micromax has launched its own as well. The best part of these Windows phone devices is that they are both very budget-friendly.
Anyways, today GizBpot has come up with the 5 best smartphones that got launched this week. Although, there are several handsets that got launched this week, we have only taken few best in the line-up.
You can check out the pricing and specs of these devices in the sliders below:
HTC Desire 516
HTC Desire 516 comes with a 5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540-pixels. It features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and either 4GB of internal memory, which can be later expanded via a microSD card slot. On the camera front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. The handset runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The connectivity options on the phone included are 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, Bluetooth, GPS, amongst others.
The BlackBerry Z3 has a 5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. The Z3 comes with 8GB of on-board storage, which can be later expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The Z3 runs on the latest version of BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS. On the camera front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options of the smartphone include 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and more. The makers have added a 2,500mAh battery fitted inside.
The Xolo Q1011comes with a 5-Inch HD IPS with One Glass Solution technology and it offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 294ppi and it is powered by MediaTek 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and Mali 400 - MP2 GPU clocked to 500 MHz. The smartphone also uses 1GB of RAM and as said earlier, it runs Android KitKat v4.4 operating system. Other specs include: 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a front facing 2MP, USB v2.0 High Speed, USB OTG, BT 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and 3G, dual SIM slot, 4GB expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. In terms of form factor, the latest Xolo Q1011 measures 143.6 x 72.2 x 8.3 mm. Xolo has packed in a 2250 mAh battery in the phone.
Xolo Win Q900s
Price: Rs. 11,999
the Xolo Win Q900s comes with a 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) multi-touch IPS OGS display with scratch resistant Dragon Trail Glass. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM 8212) processor and 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU coupled with 1GB RAM and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Other specs include: 8MP camera with PureCel sensor and LED Flash and a 2MP front-facing shooter, 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable via microSD card, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a Dual SIM slot. The Xolo Win Q900s which measures 135.8 x 67.2 x 7.2 mm and weighs 100 grams is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas Duet AE90
Micromax Canvas Duet AE90 comes with a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) touch screen IPS display and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with a 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Recommended: Top 10 Latest Android KitKat Powered Smartphones To Buy Under Rs 8,000 in India You will also get to see a 5MP autofocus camera with LED Flash and 0.3MP front-facing shooter used in the handset. Connectivity options include: 3G (EVDO /HSDPA), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. Obviously, it is a Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) handset. Recommended: Samsung Galaxy Live Smartwatch Now Official: Top 5 Things You Need To Know The internalm storage capacity is seated at 4GB of which 1.82 GB is user accessible. But not to worry, it is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. It is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.