Off late, many smartphone makers are on a spree to launch their new handsets in the market. Thus it is quite obvious that you may get confused as which one to buy. As we suggested earlier as well, it is imperative to buy a smartphone with the latest operating system as applications found on Google Play store often do not support older operating systems. Especially, if you are buying a handset from an Indian manufacturer, you should go for the latest operating system as they usually do not update their handsets to the latest OS unlike their MNC counterparts.
Since Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean is the latest version of the Android operating system, here is a list of smartphones with this OS. Also, we have taken into account only those smartphones that are priced less than Rs 15,000.
We had reviewed this phone as well. It comes with Android Jelly Bean operating system, dual SIM, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, 2000 mAh battery, 4 GB internal memory and 32 GB of expandable memory.
It has dual cameras including an 8 megapixel rear unit and a 0.3 megapixel front camera. It has a 4.5 inch screen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution. Besides, it has WiFi, 3G, GPS, Light Sensor, G-Sensor, and Proximity sensor.
It is available for Rs 9,999.
Karbonn Smart Titanium 1
Currently available for pre-booking, this handset is priced at Rs 10,990 and is perhaps the most exciting handset in this list. Armed with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, the Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display with qHD ((960Ã—540) resolution. It has Adreno 203 GPU, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory.
The phone has a 1600mAh battery which is the only potentially disappointing figure in this phone. Since it uses ‘energy efficient’ Qualcomm chipset and also Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which also offers better battery management, the phone could offer decent battery back-up. The Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with flash and also there is a front facing camera. You get connectivity options like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth etc.
iBall Andi 4.5Q
Available for around Rs 11,500, this smartphone comes with Android Jelly Bean operating system, 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 4.5 inch display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 8 megapixels rear camera and a VGA front camera.
Besides, it has 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory slot, 512 MB RAM, and a 2050 mAh battery. Also, this 3G handset has WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.
Intex Aqua Wonder
This is Intex’s first handset with Android Jelly Bean operating system. It is a dual-SIM 3G enabled smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz Dual core processor and 512 MB RAM. The Intex Aqua Wonder comes with a 4.5 inch IPS panel display with qHD (960X540) resolution and a 8 megapixel rear camera with features like Autofocus and Dual LED Flash. The phone also has a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calling. Intex Aqua Wonder gets 1.93 GB internal memory which is expandable upto 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The phone is equipped with light, motion and gravity sensor and offers 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and also has GPS for location based services. The is powered by a 1800 mAH battery with claimed talktime of 3.5 hours and a standby of upto 72 hours.
Do you remember an advertisement of Celina Jaitely in red saree flaunting a mobile phone, then you also remember this brand. To refresh your memory, now Celkon has employed Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador.
Well, Celkon has also launched its Android Jelly Bean based smartphone, called Celkon A225. The Celkon A225, which is priced at Rs 9,299, has the best feature set such as a 4.7-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) IPS display and Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system. The phone sports 4 GB internal memory, 2100 mAh battery, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. The phone also supports up to 32 GB of expandable memory.
Micromax Canvas HD A116
If we have talked about Karbonn Smart Titanium 1, how can we forget about the much talked about Micromax Canvas HD A116 which is expected to be launched around the end of this month for about Rs 15,000.
It comes with 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and 1 GB of RAM. There is 4 GB of internal storage which is expandable to up to 32 through a micro SD card.
Besides, Canvas HD A116 has a huge 5 inch display and it comes with dual cameras as well including an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front unit. Moreover, it has support for 3G, WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth, and GPS/A-GPS. However it has only a 2100 mAh battery.