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Android phones with powerful camera in demand: The Mobile Indian survey

Of the 25 most viewed handsets in India, 14 come with rear camera of 8 megapixels or more resolution. Interestingly all these phones were based on Android operating system.

Of late, smartphones are increasingly being used as default camera, replacing the traditional digital cameras. In the last18 months, we have rarely come across a decent smartphone or feature phone that doesn’t have a camera. Digital camera manufacturers have also said it on record that their businesses have taken a hit because of the rise of phones with camera capabilities.

This is also reflected in ‘The Handset Hotlist Survey’ of July, which was conducted by The Mobile Indian.

As per the survey, which is based on a study of online preferences of over one million people who visited the website (www.themobileindian.com) in July this year, out of 25 most searched mobile phones on The Mobile Indian, 14 have 8 megapixel or more resolution, and are based on Android operating system.

Handset Hotlist Survey

As per the Handset Hotlist survey, Micromax Canvas 4 is the most searched smartphone in the country. The phone was launched in July and comes with an interesting unlock gesture – you have to blow at the phone or shake it to unlock it.

Also, after a long time Nokia launched a new phone under Asha series – Nokia Asha 501. This phone also made it to the list and bagged the second slot in the handset hotlist.

Commenting on the survey, a spokesperson of The Mobile Indian said, “Many people love to capture things as they happen and then upload to popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Nothing can better that than a mobile phone to accomplish it.”

The spokesperson further added, “Since Android based handset are available in different price brackets and have plenty of choices options it is no surprise that it grabs the maximum attention from consumers.”

Of the 25 most searched handsets, eight were from Micromax, seven were from Samsung, two each from Nokia and Xolo, and one each from LG, Karbonn, Apple, Sony, Intex and iBerry.

As compared to last month three handsets from Micomax Canvas 2, Canvas 3D and Canvas HD lost 7, 13 and 16 positions respectively and one handset from Samsung, the Galaxy Grand, lost 16 positions. Also, in this month’s handset hotlist 10 new handsets made it to the list out of which two were from Micromax and Samsung and there were one each from Nokia Intex, Xolo, Sony, iBerry and LG.

As far as Relative Score is concerned, there was close competition this month from position number 6 to 17 for grabbing consumer interest. So much so that slot number from 7 to 10 and slot number 11 to15 had 20 and 19 relative scores, respectively.


Top 25 Handset Hotlist for August-2013
Rank July Last June Change Model Relative Score Price (in Rs.) OS Camera (in MP)
1 na new Micromax Canvas 4 100 17,500 Android v4.2.1 13
2 na new Nokia Asha 501 41 4,999 Asha OS 3.2
3 2 -1 Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 38 21,000 Android v4.2.2 8
4 1 -3 Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 32 28,000 Android v4.2.2 8
5 10 5 Karbonn Titanium S5 23 10,000 Android v4.1 8
6 3 -3 Nokia Lumia 520 21 8,999 Windows Phone 8 5
7 5 -2 Micromax A88 Canvas Music 20 8,500 Android v4.1.1 5
8 4 -4 Samsung Galaxy S Duos 20 9,300 Android v4.0 5
9 15 6 Micromax Canvas Viva A72 20 6,400 Android v2.3.6 3
10 6 -4 Samsung Galaxy Young 20 7,400 Android v4.1 3
11 13 2 Xolo Q1000 19 14,000 Android v4.2 8
12 na new Micromax A92 Canvas Lite 19 7,800 Android v4.1.2 5
13 na new Samsung Galaxy Core 19 12,900 Android v4.1 5
14 na new Intex Aqua i5 19 11,000 Android v4.2 12
15 na new Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 19 26,000 Android v4.2.2 8
16 na new Xolo Play T1000 18 13,999 Android v4.1.1 8
17 12 -5 Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 18 9,949 Android v4.1.2 8
18 19 1 Apple iPhone 5 16 43,000 iOS 6 8
19 na new Sony Xperia E Dual 15 9,000 Android v4 3.2
20 na new iberry Auxus Nuclea N1 15 15,990 Android v4.2 13
21 14 -7 Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus 14 10,000 Android v4.2.1 8
22 na new LG Google Nexus 4 14 24,499 Android v4.2 8
23 7 -16 Micromax Canvas 3D A115 14 9,499 Android v4.1.2 5
24 11 -13 Micromax Canvas HD A116 12 13,000 Android v4.1.2 8
25 9 -16 Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 12 17,990 Android v4.1 8

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