Top 5 smartphones below Rs 10,000: Feb 2013

The low cost smartphone option is very limited if you intend to buy anything other than Android, but we have tried to give the widest choice here in terms of best Smartphone.

The low cost smartphone market is full of Android phones, but if you look beyond Android and Indian brands you will find that there is very little in terms of options. We have tried to tell you the best phones that you can buy for less than Rs 10,000 from all the possible smartphone platforms.

However, in this story for the first time we have not taken MNC brands like Samsung, LG and Sony, as Indian brands are coming of age and bringing products that are not just feature rich (in fact they are so feature rich that MNC brand products look outdated,) but also offer good quality in terms of both build and performance.

Micromax Canvas 2 A110 (Price Rs 9,990)

Micromax Canvas 2 is the most popular phone from Micromax and has sold more than 3 lakh units ever since its launch around three months ago. And there are plenty of reasons why it's so popular. Micromax Canvas 2 comes with a 5 inch display featuring 854 x 480 pixel resolution and built using the In Plane Switching fabrication process that offers better viewing angles and a much higher contrast ratio as compared to older LCD displays. The Canvas A110 comes with a faster dual core processor running at 1 GHz, coupled with 512 MB of RAM for high operation speed.

The Superfone A110 flaunts an 8 megapixel rear camera with dual flash, along with a front facing camera for video conferencing. The rest of the specifications of the phone include a 2000 mAh battery, 3G, dual SIM connectivity, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 4.0.4, gravity and proximity sensors, and 32 GB expandable memory.

So strong is the demand that some retailers have managed to sell the phone at its MRP, which is close to Rs 12,000. However, some people have put off their purchase in anticipation of Micromax Canvas HD A116, which will come with a quad core processor and HD display, but will be costlier. You can read a comparison of the two phones here.

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