Spice Mi 425 (Price Rs 9,400)
The Spice Mi 425 is yet another decent Android smartphone which was launched in the Indian market very recently.
The Spice Mi 425 comes with a big 4.1 inch LCD display with a capacitive touch and 480 x 800 pixels resolution. This is the only low cost or budget phone to have come with a promise of being upgraded to Android ICS in the coming days.
It runs on a speedy 1 GHz Scorpion processor, the ones found on various Qualcomm chipsets. The phone looks sturdy. The 5 megapixel back facing camera is also something to cheer about.
Overall, the device looks good and considering its features, it indeed is a device to be considered.
Karbonn A9 (Price Rs 9,200)
The Karbonn A9 is yet another sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone that comes in as a value offering from one of our on homegrown mobile phone brands. The Karbonn A9 offers a speedy 1 GHz processor and a bigger 3.8 inch display for the price of Rs 9,200.
The phone is a dual SIM, 3G capable phone that offers great utility and functionality. There is a 5 megapixel auto focus camera that is capable of recording high definition 720p videos along with taking panoramic shots.
Karbonn A9 is perhaps the first budget phone to have the ability to take panoramic images.
Also for entertainment on the go, this device comes with stereo FM radio and music player. The A9 comes with 1 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB through micro SD card. Although the display size a little bit smaller than that of the Spice Mi-425, A9 has the same 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
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