This week was pretty much occupied with Apple's iPhone, Watch and the gossip revolving around these devices. Moreover, it is still being talked about more voraciously than any other devices that we have seen in the past.
While the gossip about Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch is still making the round in the tech webosphere, in India, yet another most awaited development is taking place in the coming week-- i.e. the unveiling of the first Android One devices. The event is slated for September 15 in Delhi and most probably, Google will be announced few devices with the same new platform.
Moreover, regarding Apple's new iPhones, the company says that it has received a record breaking pre-orders as well. However, the high-end smartphone is yet to hit the Indian stores.
Anyways, today GizBot has come up with a top 5 smartphones that got launched in India this week. These devices comes in different price points and features pretty good specs as well. However, these are not as competitive as the new iPhones and are not any sort of flagship devices as well.
The smartphone line up consists of devices from Indian manufacturers like Micromax, Intex and Celkon and talking about the other brands, they would be LG and Samsung.
You can check out the pricing and specs of these devices in the sliders below:
Intex Aqua 4X
Price: Rs 2,999
The Intex Aqua 4X features a low resolution 4-inch display. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512MB of internal storage space and an additional storage capacity of 256 MB.
The handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In the imaging department, the phone has a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, and a VGA quality shooter for taking selfies.
The makers have added a 1300mAh battery fitted inside, alongside a microSD card for memory expansion. Other connectivity options follow: 3G/2G connectivity, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio, among others.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Price: Rs. 26,499
The newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini comes with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with display resolution of 720 x 1280, with 328ppi. The new handset comes running the brand new Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is powered by a more than decent Cortex-A7 quad core 1.4 GHz processor.
The handset offers 1.5GB of RAM. And while the handset internally offers up to 16GB of storage, it can be further expanded to another 64GB via a microSD slot. The Galaxy S5 Mini sports an 8MP (1/4.0") rear camera with auto focus and LED Flash. Apart from that, on the front, you will also find a 2.1MP FHD snapper for all your selfie and video chatting.
Celkon Millennium Ultra Q500
Price: Rs. 9,999
The Celkon Millennium Ultra Q500 sports a 5-inch IPS OGS display offering an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM23550 processor with VideoCore IV GPU. The device would also offer a smooth multi-tasking function as it uses 2GB of RAM and obviously, it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.
Even the imaging aspect of the handset is pretty decent with the inclusion of 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash and a 2MP front-facing snapper. Internal storage capacity seats at 16GB, but it is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include: 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and it is a Dual SIM smartphone. The device which measures 8mm thick draws its energy from a 2500 mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310
Price: Rs. 12,990
The latest Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 sports a 5-inch IPS display offering an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display churns out the pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by an octa core MediaTek 6592 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz with Mali 450 GPU tuned at 700MHz.
The CPU is complemented by a 2GB RAM and it comes with Android 4.4.2 out of the box. In the imaging aspect, the device uses a combination of 13MP Auto Focus rear camera with LED flash and 5MP fixed focus front facing snapper. Internal storage capacity of the handset seats at 8GB of which 5GB will be available for apps/ storage.
The smartphone also comes with a microSD card slot which can further expand the memory by 32GB. There are light, proximity and accelerometer. Connectivity options include: 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. Withal, it is a dual SIM (micro+micro) handset. The Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 draws its energy from a 2500 mAh battery
LG G3 Beat
Price: Rs. 24,999
The new G3 Beat comes with a 5-inch HD display. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4.4. The phone houses 8GB of internal storage, which can be further enhanced further via microSD card.
On the imaging front, LG has included an 8MP rear camera with laser guided auto-focus support and 1.3MP front camera on the phone. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi, and others and also include features like MiraCast, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and IrRC. Moreover the LG G3 Beat draws its energy from a 2540 mAh battery.