After covering the best handsets under Rs 6,000, we thought it is apt to turn our attention to the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. While considering devices, we have ruled out phones priced less than Rs 6,000 for obvious reasons.
This is undoubtedly one of the best phones in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. It offers 10 finger touch input supporting 5 inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove touch input, and high definition resolution. With 2 GB RAM, 8 GB in-built storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, and 1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, this smartphone looks awesome on paper.
The Asus Zenfone 5 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system but is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat version. Its 2100 mAh battery claims to offer 18 hours of 3G talktime. Besides, it has 8 megapixel rear camera with flash light, 2 megapixel front camera, WiFi, GPS. Bluetooth, and dual SIM.
Motorola Moto G (1st gen)
It needs no introduction. The Motorola Moto G was one of the best selling handsets this year. Recently, after the introduction of a upgraded version of Moto G, Motorola has slashed its price to Rs 9,999.
Moto G flaunts a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280×720 pixels per inch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset with Adreno 305 GPU graphics and Android KitKat operating system. The dual SIM handset offers 3G connectivity, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) Bluetooth 4.0, USB Host, micro USB 2.0 and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. Motorola has packed a 2070 mAh non-removable battery.
Besides, it has 16 GB internal storage, 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. There is no micro SD card slot though.
Once it was the flagship smartphone of Micromax with a price tag of Rs 19,000 but now it is available for just Rs 9,999. With a 5 inch full HD display, 2 GB RAM, 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera, the Micromax Canvas Turbo is definitely an irresistible smartphone at this price.
It has a 1.5 GHz quad core processor, dual SIM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery. There is however no expandable storage option in this phone and it is based on the older Android Jelly Bean operating system.
You can read our review of Micromax Canvas Turbo here.
The Celkon Ultra Q500 is available exclusively from Snapdeal website for Rs 9,999. The Ultra Q500 features a 5-inch IPS display with 720p (HD) resolution and One Glass Solution technology. Celkon has housed a quad-core 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex-A7 based mobile chipset paired with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage. Its memory card slot allows adding up to a 32 GB microSD card.
The Ultra Q500 features an 8 megapixel camera with Auto-focus and LED flash at the back for imaging. In the front is a 2 megapixel camera for video calls and self portraits. The smartphone supports 3G network enabled SIM card in one of the slots. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Celkon has packed 2500 mAh battery inside the Ultra Q500.
For the fifth position, there is Karbonn Titanium Octane that looks a bit promising with dual SIM, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 5 inch HD display, 16 GB ROM, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 1.7 GHz octa core processor, and 1 GB RAM.
This Android 4.4 based smartphone has a 2000 mAh battery, 3G connectivity, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
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