There are plenty of Android smartphones irrespective of price range. In the above Rs 30,000 segment too there are many options to choose from. Here are five such devices which are priced above Rs 30,000 and are considered as the best Android smartphones that you can avail now.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has recently been made available in India and is now selling around Rs 51,000. The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to feature water resistance capability and fingerprint sensor. Besides, it also comes with a fingerprint sensor which can be used by interacting with the new TouchWiz user interface.
The 8.1 mm thick and 140 grams weighing Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1920×1080 resolution. This display has been made using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for strength and resistance against usual wear-tear. Samsung has powered it with a quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM. Samsung added the new TouchWiz User Interface over the Android 4.4 KitKat in the Galaxy S5.
At its rear, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel camera that can record full HD videos and even Ultra HD 4k resolution videos. There is an LED flash besides the rear camera as well. The rear camera has a 1/2.6-inch sensor and features face detection, autofocus with quick 0.3 second speed. Samsung has placed a 2 megapixel camera in the front of the phone for HD quality video calls.
The Galaxy S5 supports 4G LTE networks to offer speeds of up to 150 Mbps theoretically and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) support includes the new Download Booster feature for faster downloads at up to 400 Mbps. Samsung has also added the WiFi Direct feature to connect with supporting devices. Bunch of sensors on the smartphone includes Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint and Heart Rate Sensor.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 include Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+, Infrared LED, Near Field Communication and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.
Samsung Galaxy S5 will be offered with 16 GB on-board storage and a memory slot to hold up to 128 GB MicroSD card. Supporting micro USB 3.0, the Galaxy S5 packs a 2800 mAh battery.
HTC One Max
It has all the features you would look for in a high end smartphone including a 5.9 inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The display has been constructed using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology for strength. HTC has placed two stereo speakers in its front with BoomSound.
The One Max is available in 32 GB and 64 GB storage options with a micro SD card slot that can hold up to 64 GB. HTC has powered the One Max with a quad core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 mobile processor with 2 GB RAM. At the back, HTC has used the 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera with ImageSense 2 chipset.
The camera app of the phone comes with HTC Zoe feature that basically captures a short video for the user to choose a best frame from. The camera can record full HD videos and HDR mode as well. The front facing 2.1 megapixel camera too can record full HD video and HDR mode. Other features include stereo FM with RDS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS support and Glonass. HTC has packed a 3300 mAh battery to make this large screen monster run for at least a day.
LG introduced the new G2 smartphone in India with 16 GB on-board storage. LG G2 has a 5.2 inch True HD IPS+ LCD display with 424 pixels per inch density. By default, the display supports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and is made using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology. LG has powered the device with a quad core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset with 2 GB RAM. The memory card slot allows extra storage.
At the rear the smartphone packs a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and in the front is a 2.1 megapixel camera – both support full HD video recording. The smartphone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update and can playback a variety of audio-video file formats. Other features include stereo FM with RDS, dual-band WiFi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS and Glonass support. LG has packed a 3000 mAh battery that is not removable.
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 claims a special place with its water and dust resistance certifications. The smartphone flaunts a 5 inch Triluminos display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) resolution. Xperia Z1 has a quad core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage. One can expand its storage to 64 GB using a micro SD card. Sony Xperia Z1 features Sony’s award-winning G Lens with a 27 mm wide angle and F2.0 aperture.
There is a 1/2.3 inch CMOS Exmor RS image sensor for mobile with 20.7 megapixel resolution and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. It has a 2 megapixel front camera as well. The PlayStation certified Sony Xperia Z1 also comes with DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, micro USB port, Glonass, A-GPS, WiFi, and 3G connectivity options. Sony has packed a 3000 mAh non-removable battery to run the smartphone for about 15 hours.
The Nexus 5 is available through Google Play Store and retail outlets. It has a 4.95 inch True HD IPS+ capacitive display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 445 pixels per inch density. The Nexus 5 is powered by a quad core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset with 2 GB RAM.
By default it runs Android 4.4 KitKat update to deliver the Nexus experience. Nexus 5 has an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash to click high quality images and record full 1080p HD videos. The front facing 1.3 megapixel camera supports video calling. Nexus 5 offers Bluetooth 4.0, dual band WiFi, WiFi Direct and 4G LTE network support for wireless connectivity. Google offers the 32 GB Nexus 5 for less than Rs 32,999. The only issue is that the 2300 mAh battery may not offer great run time.