Indian and Chinese brands are churning out quad core phones like never before, a testimony to that being our list of 15 quad core processor based phones two months back.
Now we bring you a list of 20 handsets with quad core processor in which we have not included products of Chinese players as they are yet to sort out their distribution issues. Also, all the quad core phones included in this list are priced between Rs 15000-Rs 18000.
Lava Iris 458q (Rs 7,999)
Lava Iris 458q is the cheapest quad core smartphone in the market and is selling for Rs 7,999. It comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek processor which is being used on most of the phones in this list and also runs on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly bean operating system. It has a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with FWVGA resolution.
Lava Iris 458q has 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32 GB via a micro SD storage card. It has an 8 megapixel rear auto-focus camera with built-in flash and a front VGA camera for 3G video calling. Iris 458q has a 2,000-mAh battery.
XOLO Q600 (Rs 8,999)
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based Xolo Q600 features a 4.5-inch TFT FWVGA display with a resolution of 480X854 pixels and a pixel density of 217 ppi. The smartphone is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Power VR SGX544 GPU. Internally, Xolo Q600 come packed with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by up to 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The smartphone comes with a 2,000mAh battery which is claimed to deliver up to 13.4 hours of talk time on 2G network and a standby time of 333 hours.
There is a 5 megapixel rear camera that can also record videos at 30 frames per second and a VGA camera in the front for video chat. It is a dual-SIM smartphone with dual standby. Other connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS.
Spice Coolpad Mi-515 (Rs 9,490)
Spice Coolpad Mi 515 is one of the cheapest 5 inch quad core phones. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory (1.79 GB user available), 32 GB expandable storage, 2000 mAh Li-Po battery, and a 1.2 GHz quad core processor.
Besides, Spice Coolpad Mi-515 has a 5 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a VGA front camera. The Spice Coolpad Mi-515 has also ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, G-sensor and accelerometer. The 3G enabled phone has WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 as well. You can read the review of the phone here.
Intex Aqua Wonder Quad Core (RS 8,890)
Intex Aqua Wonder 2 comes with a 4.5 inch IPS panel display with qHD (960 x 540 pixel) resolution and an 8 megapixel rear camera, with features like autofocus and dual LED flash. The phone also has a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling. Intex Aqua Wonder is powered by a 1800 mAh battery and comes with 1.2 Ghz quad core processor coupled with 512MB RAM.
Intex is not the most popular mobile brand out there and therefore this product hadn’t got the same kind of limelight as a Karbonn or Micromax product. Never the less it is the second cheapest quad core phone and gets the same specs as some of the costlier phones.
Xolo Q700 (Rs 9,590)
Xolo Q700 comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.2. It is equipped with a 4.5 inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) IPS display with One Glass Solution (OGS) technology, which promises a better viewing angle, sunlight readability and touch response. Q700 comes with 4 GB of internal storage and 1 GB RAM.
The dual SIM phone has a 5 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera. The rear camera comes with BSI sensor technology, which promises to deliver clear and crisp pictures even in a low light environment. The rear camera can shoot 720p videos. The phone also comes with a 2400 mAh battery, which is quite big for this size of phone.
With Xolo Q700, the company has introduced a new user interface called Xolo Unlimited with three inbuilt apps called Xolo Switch, Xolo Secure and Xolo Power. Xolo Switch allows one to create up to four profiles including Kids Mode with distinctive identities for different Lock screens, applications and wallpapers. It allows users to change profiles with a flick and the ability to use the same application with different identities. For instance, you can have different Facebook or Gmail logins in different profiles without having to log out from one account. The Kids mode looks like an adaptation from Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Xolo Secure, on the other hand, offers enterprise level security to its users with features like complete control by single SMS, remote lock and wipe phone data, cloud backup for SMS and call log, alerts on SIM change and tracking of device location. Xolo Power is a battery backup optimization app.
You can read the review of the here.
Karbonn Titanium S1 (Rs 8,699)
Karbonn Titanium S1 is a dual-SIM phone that comes with a 4.5 Inch qHD multi touch capacitive screen. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and runs on Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) operating system.
Karbonn Titanium S1 has a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash light along with a digital front camera. Further, it is equipped with features like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, G-Sensor, GPS Navigation, etc. It is also come preloaded with various games and applications. The S1 has a battery life of 1600 mAh and it also has 1 GB RAM.
Karbonn Titanium S2 (Rs 9,800)
Karbonn Titanium S2 comes with 5 inch display with FWVGA (854×480) resolution and 1.2 GHz quad core processor coupled with 512 MB and 4 GB inbuilt memory. The Android 4.1 based phone is right now the cheapest 5 inch quad core phone in the market.
Other features of the phone include 8 megapixel camera at the back and 2 megapixel camera in the front, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS access and 2100 mAH battery.
Xolo Q800 (Rs 11,500)
Xolo Q800 is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 4.5 inch IPS panel display with qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution. Xolo Q800 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek chipset and 1 GB RAM as Micromax Canvas HD. The Q800 has 4 GB ROM. It has an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with backside illumination CMOS sensor for better low light photography at the back and a 1.2 megapixel camera in the front.
Besides, the Xolo Q800 has 3G (up to 21 Mbps speed which is again much higher than almost all other phones from Indian brands), WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer. The Xolo smartphone has a 2,100 mAH battery with claimed 16 hours of talk time.
While the phone sounds like the same as Karbonn Titanium S1, it has better camera, battery life and beefed up 3G speeds. Moreover Xolo has traditionally offered better quality than its Indian rivals. However still you have better products with larger display and better camera in the phones like Zopo and Celkon and therefore this phone makes sense only for those looking for a smaller display.
Intex Aqua i5 (Rs 11,690)
This Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based smartphone has a 5 inch IPS display with qHD (540×960) resolution and is powered by a 2000 mAh battery with claimed talktime of up to 5 hours.
Intex Aqua i-5, which is the company’s new flagship product, boasts of a 12 megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor. There is a 2.0 megapixel camera in the front of the phone as well.
The 1.2 GHz quad core processor based phone has 3G video calling, smart screen capture, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0 as well. Flip-mute, pattern lock security, face screen unlock, voice screen unlock and FM radio are some other features of the handset.
Intex Aqua i-5 has 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of inbuilt memory that is expandable upto 32 GB. The phone is available in white and black colours. Though the phone lacks HD display, it is a well-equipped product with better than average camera resolution and also latest Android operating system.
Karbonn Titanium S5 (Rs 10,990)
Karbonn Titanium S5 is a dual-SIM Android Jelly Bean phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. The 5 inch display has 960 x 540 resolution which is not the highest in the segment but decent. The phone has 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera, while a 2 megapixel camera is given on front side for video chat.
The display resolution is not the best in Titanium S5 but is within acceptable limits. Also, Qualcomm chipset used in the phone is also not as fast as the Mediatek chipset common in this range as per the benchmark scores.
You can read the review of the phone here.
Zen Ultrafone 701 HD (Rs 11,990)
Zen Ultrafone 701HD is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which is the latest Android version and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. The handset has a 5 inch IPS capacitive screen and as the name suggest, it comes with high definition (HD) resolution. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 2000 mAh battery, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of on board storage which is expandable to up to 32 GB.
Zen Ultrafone 701HD has WiFi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth, 3G, A-GPS and a micro USB port for connectivity. Besides, the smartphone flaunts an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with BSI Sensor and LED flash while a 3.2 megapixel camera is in the front.
While Zen is a lesser known brand, the phone itself is one of the best equipped handsets out there with latest Android version and camera specs are also better than the rest. You can read the review of the phone here.
Swingtel TigerPad (Rs 11,900)
Swingtel, a Mumbai based mobile and tablet brand, has launched this 4.7 inch display totting Tigertab for Rs 11,900. The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz Mediatek quad core processor (CPU) which is the most common to low cost quad core phones available in India. TigerTab has 1 GB RAM and 4 GB Internal memory.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based dual SIM phone has a 4.7-inch display with modest 800x480p screen resolution. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.9 megapixel front camera and a 2,050 mAh battery. For connectivity it has 3G WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and USB.
Swingtel Tigertab comes in a red metallic finish and comes with two extra covers in grey and white. The phone is already available across several online retail sites.
However the pricing of the phone is on the higher side, given that it gets slightly small display, lower resolution display and camera compared to most phones in this price range. You can even buy Micromax Canvas HD A116 for about Rs 700 extra.
Micromax Canvas Doddle (Rs 12,050)
Micromax Canvas Doddle A111 has a 5.3 Inch display with 480 x 854 resolution and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon Play chipset based quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It has 512 MB and inbuilt memory is 1.22 GB.
The phone gets 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera. The Doodle A111 comes with a stylus and flip cover and is powered by a 2100 mAH battery with claimed 6.5 hours talk time.
Micromax Canvas 2 Plus A110Q (Rs 12,100)
The Canvas Plus A110Q comes with a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and 480 x 852 pixel resolution. It has Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system and is powered by a Mediatek 6589 quad core processor running at 1.2 GHz. There is 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage in the phone out of which 1.93 MB is available for users to store their contents. The device also comes with an expandable storage capacity of up to 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Canvas Plus sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The video capture resolution supported by the device is expected to be similar to that of Canvas 2 which has ability to capture 720p (HD) resolution based videos.
The Micromax Canvas 2 Plus A110Q also sports a 2000 mAh battery pack that can power this device for a good one day. The Canvas 2 plus also comes with 3G connectivity along with wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth, WiFi and micro USB port for wired connectivity.
Celkon Signature HD A119Q (Rs 12,499)
Celkon 119Q Signature HD is based on latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and runs on MTK 6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM (2.56 GB user usable memory).
Signature HD has a 5 inch IPS display with 1280x720p resolution, a 12 megapixel camera at the back and a 3 megapixel front facing camera.
Other regular bells and whistles of Android phone in this range are all present in the smartphone like sensors, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and GPS. Along with Celkon 119Q Signature HD company is also offering a free flip cover. The phone will compete with Micromax Canvas HD A116 and beats it in terms of price, camera resolution and Android version, rest of the specification are same.
Micromax Canvas HD A116 (Rs 13,399)
The Micromax Canvas HD has a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and 1 GB RAM. There is 4 GB of internal storage in the phone which can be expanded to up to 32 through a micro SD card.
Besides the 5 inch display with HD resolution, Micromax Canvas HD has dual camera including an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front unit. Moreover, it supports 3G, WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth, and GPS/A-GPS. Further is a 2000 mAh battery.
Micromax looks like over-priced given that there are phones with better specification at much lesser price from companies that are similar in size like the Celkon and Karbonn. However being the pioneers of this segment in India Micromax Canvas HD is the most popular quad core phone till now. You can read the review of the phone here.
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 (Rs 13,299)
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro comes with a 5.3 inch display with qHD (960 x 540) resolution. The dual SIM handset has a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek processor, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB built in memory, which can be expanded further to 32 GB through a micro SD card. The smartphone has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system for maximum application compatibility.
It comes with a new improved wide angle 5 megapixel front camera, making it the best front camera among low cost smartphones as of now. Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 also boasts an 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-LED flash.
The Android smartphone has 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro USB port for connectivity. It has also a Li-Polymer battery with 2550 mAh rating that claims to provide over four hours of talk time. Another unique thing in this phone is that both the SIM cards will support 3G connectivity which is not the case with most dual SIM phones.
This phone has its share of good things like the front camera, large display, latest Android version. It does however provides only 4 hours of battery backup. We have used Pinnacle (the dual core version) and that is impressive with its display and battery life and therefore we inclined to believe that this phone too will not disappoint.
Videocon A55HD (Rs 13,490)
The Videocon A55HD has a 5 inch 1280 x 720 pixel display, and is based on OGS (One Glass Solution) which promises a wider viewing angle and visibility in bright sunlight.
The phone has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB inbuilt memory. It seems Videocon has used the latest Mediatek MT6589T chipset in the phone, which supports up to 42 Mbps speeds on3G.
Videocon A55HD has an 8 megapixel autofocus camera at the back and a 3.2 megapixel unit in front. The phone runs on a 2000 mAh battery. Apart from that the phone supports regular connectivity options like 3G (speeds of up to 42 Mbps). WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/A-GPS are also there in the phone.
Lava Iris 504Q (Rs 13,499)
Android 4.2 based Lava Iris 504q has a large 5 inch HD 720p IPS display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek processor and 1 GB of RAM. It also has 4 GB of internal memory.
The Iris 504q has an 8 megapixel rear camera, which is capable of capturing video in 1080p resolution, and it has a 2 megapixel front camera. Lava has added interesting features in the Iris 504q, like gesture controls for taking pictures or browsing the picture gallery and changing the music or radio station by just hovering a hand over the device.
Iris has also included One Glass Solution (OGS) technology, which promises a better viewing angle, sunlight readability, touch response and up to four custom profiles with distinctive identities for different lock screens.
Lava Iris 504q provides for Over the Air Software upgrades, which has still not been adopted by most Indian makes.
Iris 504q has a 2,000 mAh removable battery and support dual SIM cards and a micro SD card through which memory can be further expanded to 32 GB. Lava Iris 504q also comes pre-loaded with Opera web browser, Hungama Music App and a couple of games from Gameloft. You can read our first look report here.
Xolo Q1000 (Rs 14,990)
Xolo Q1000 is equipped with a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 and is protected by DragonTrail Glass which claims to be six times stronger than conventional glass. DragonTrail Glass is engineered to get a perfect combination of thinness, lightness and scratch-resistance. It is only 70.8 mm wide and 8.8 mm thick, that would make it easy to use even with single hand.
The Xolo Q1000 runs on latest Android Jelly Bean (4.2) and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor which is assisted by 1 GB RAM to let customers run various simultaneous applications smoothly and do more with this device.
The Xolo Q1000 comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera – both come with BSI sensor technology which delivers advanced imaging capabilities. BSI (Back Side Illumination) Sensor enables to click clear and crisp pictures even in low light environment as it increases the amount of light captured by the lens, hence improving low light imaging performance. It has a dedicated camera key for quicker access to the camera.
It comes with a powerful 2100 mAh battery and delivers great music experience for music lovers with music playback time of 21 hours. It has an internal memory of 4 GB and external memory of up to 32 GB. You can read the review of the phone here.
WickedLeak Wammy Passion Z (Rs 14,990)
Wickedleak Wammy Passion Z is the first and only full HD display phone launched by an Indian brand so far. It has Full HD 5inch IPS screen and comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage with an option to add up to 64 GB via a micro SD card.
Apart from a 12 megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor and LED flash, the phone has a 2 megapixel front camera for video chatting. The dual-SIM GSM phone has 2G and 3G in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The handset is powered by a 2500 mAh Li-Po battery, which should provide a good enough backup. The backside illuminated (BSI) sensor should help with better low-light photos, while the F2.2 lens should allow wide-angle photography. At 150 grams, this is surprisingly lightweight.
You can read the review of the phone here.