Just earlier this week, Motorola re-entered the Indian handset market with its Moto G Android smartphone which comes with a 4.5 inch display. The phone went out of stock within hours of its launch. This has re-ignited the debate of best Android handsets in the Rs 10,000-20,000 segment.
So here we have listed five Android smartphones that are considered best as of now in the price bracket mentioned above.
Motorola Moto G comes packed with ample features and that too at a fantastic price point. It comes in 8 GB and 16 GB storage option but there is no memory card slot. The 8 GB version costs Rs 12,499 while the latter is priced at Rs 13,999.
The Moto G flaunts a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display offering great viewing angles and supports 1280×720 pixel resolution. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection also. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. At the rear, it has a 5 megapixel camera, capable of recording HD videos. There is an LED flash in the back panel as well while in the front, the handset has a modest 1.3 megapixel camera.
Other important features of Moto G include dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, and non-removable 2070 mAh battery. The Moto G is expected to get Android 4.4 KitKat update in the coming week.
Micromax introduced the Canvas Turbo A250 smartphone with fanfare by roping a Hollywood star as a brand ambassador. The Canvas Turbo A250 is powered by a quad core 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589T mobile processor which is paired with 2 GB RAM. Micromax has used 5 inch IPS LCD display with full 1080p HD native resolution in the phone which is quite a feat for a mid-tier device.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 features a 13 megapixel rear camera which is assisted by an LED flash at the back. The phone has a 5 megapixel wide-angle camera in the front for video calls too. Apart from its 16 GB on-board storage, the phone comes with 32 GB micro SD card slot as well.
Canvas Turbo runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update. For music enthusiasts, there is a stereo FM radio in the phone which has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with APS support, accelerometer, compass, and a non-removable 2000 mAh battery as well.
LG has introduced G Pro variant, dubbed as G Pro Lite Dual, in India which is now avaialble for around Rs 18,000. The G Pro Lite Dual offers a 5.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution.
This dual SIM has a dual core 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 mobile processor, PowerVR SGX531 graphics chip, and 1 GB RAM. This smartphone comes loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update that runs nicely on the large screen. Apart from 8 GB on-board storage, it has a memory card slot for up to a 32 GB micro SD card. At the back, the phone has an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and capability to record 720p HD videos. In low light, you can use its LED flash light for illumination. In the front lies a 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls.
Besides, the LG G Pro Lite Dual has dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support. This freshly launched smartphone comes packed with a 3140 mAh battery.
The 9.9 mm thin Karbonn Titanium X features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with full HD (1080p) resolution. It has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The Titanium X has 16 GB on-board storage apart from a 32 GB micro SD slot. Karbonn has promised to push Android 4.4 KitKat in February 2014 for this device. This happens to be one unique smartphone with Flash for front facing 5 megapixel camera.
At the back, the phone sports a 13 megapixel camera that claims to be capable of recording HD quality videos. It though only has a single SIM that supports 3G network. The Titanium X touts a 2300 mAh battery.
This was Intex’s first smartphone with an octa core processor. Its 6-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display comes with One Glass Solution and 720p solution. This smartphone is powered by the True Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 mobile chipset and 2 GB RAM. This powerful hardware enables the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean run smoothly on this phablet. Intex has provided 16 GB internal storage and a 32 GB MicroSD card int he Aqua Octa.
At the back, the phone has a 13 megapixel camera and an LED flash that can record full HD videos. In the front lies a 5 megapixel camera for video calls. The phone has several pre-integrated apps like Auto Call recorder, Matrabhasha, Intex Cloud, Intex Play and NQ Vault. Intex Aqua Octa comes with a modest 2300 mAh battery.