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Top 5 budget smartphones you can gift on this Valentine’s Day

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : February 13, 2017 6:12 pm

In order to make your Valentine’s Day memorable for your loved ones, we present you the top 5 smartphones which you can gift
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Valentine's day is tomorrow and a lot of you would be thinking to gift a smartphone to your special one, but sometimes, it can be a costlier affair. Don’t worry we have got your back and to make this Valentine’s Day memorable, we present you the top 5 smartphones which will not be heavy to your pockets.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

The latest device smartphone from Xiaomi is probably one of the best smartphones we have seen till now when we consider 'Value for Money' proposition. The device scores high marks in the design department and packs the latest hardware, making it a one-stop for all your needs. To start with, the device comes with metal unibody design which gives a sturdy look. It is basically Mi Max in smaller chassis, which itself is a premium-looking smartphone. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display, which gave some decent performance in our testing period. For hardware, it is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU, which is enough to handle most of the tasks including high-end games, streaming, multitasking without breaking a sweat.

 

The phone come in different configurations starting with 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage for Rs 9,999, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage  for Rs 12,999. The smartphone offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera.

 

On the battery front, the device comes with 4100mAh battery, which gives a decent output all thanks to the Snapdragon 625 processor which is battery efficient. It comes Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-loaded and support connectivity options like 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. So if planning to buy a new smartphone for the One, then you should consider this one.

 

Lenovo Z2 Plus

 

Lenovo Z2 Plus

 

If your better half is a geek and you are looking to give a gift that he/she will remember for a lifetime, then this device is just perfect. The Lenovo Z2 Plus is probably the cheapest smartphone that comes with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 chipset. What makes it stand out further is its sleek design coupled with a glass body on the front and back panel, riding high on style quotient.

 

The device is compact enough with a 5.0-inch Full HD IPS LCD display and packs some insane internals.  The phone comes in two variants—3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage for Rs 14,999; 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage for Rs 17,999—meaning that it will burn a deep hole in your pocket. Coming to the camera department, the Z2 Plus features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash, while on the front there is an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

 

The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 3,500mAh battery, which is enough to last for a full day. There is also a fingerprint scanner at the front just below the display with a lot of functions assigned to it. For connectivity, the device comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and USB Type-C v2.0 for charging and data syncing.

 

Huawei Honor 6X

 

Honor 6X

 

If you’re loved ones have a thing for photography, then Huawei Honor 6X is the perfect gift for them. The USP of the device is the rear-mounted dual-camera setup which features a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel shooter. Through this phone, you get to take all those beautiful photos with bokeh effect. It is able to capture pretty good photos in both low light and broad light conditions, making one of the best camera smartphones under Rs 15,000.  Coming to the design, the phone features a metal unibody and houses a 5.5-inch Full HD display.

 

On the inside, the device is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. The Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.1 on top and is juiced up by 3340mAh battery.

 

On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Compass etc. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 12,999 for 3GB variant and Rs 15,999 for 4GB variant, Honor 6X is the phone to gift on Valentine’s Day.

 

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Oppo F1s

 

Oppo F1s

 

Does your little bundle of joy loves to click selfie? If yes, then Oppo has a good deal for you. The company has recently announced its new Rose Gold Edition of its selfie-centric smartphone, the F1s. The major highlight of the smartphone is the 16-megapixel front-facing camera, which comes with the 5P lens, and f/2.0 aperture. The device uses Beauty 4.0 with seven beautify levels, two skin modes and updated algorithms. On the back, there is a 13-megapixel shooter as well.

 

The updated version comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, meaning one can store thousands of selfies and photos. As far as other specifications are concerned, the Oppo F1s features a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6750) processor, along with Mali T860 GPU. It can hold up to 128GB expandable storage via microSD card.

 

The smartphone get its juice from a 3075 mAh non-removable battery and also houses a fingerprint scanner that claims to unlock the phone in just 0.22 sec and it can be used to unlock the apps as well. All this for Rs 18,990, makes it a pretty selfie(ish) gift for the special one.

 

Coolpad Note 5

 

Coolpad Note 5

 

Coolpad Note 5 is among the top smartphones available in the market within sub Rs 12,000. The smartphone comes with a stylish design coupled with some interesting internal and not to forget a long-lasting battery backup, making it a great deal. The device comes with 5.5-inch full HD display, which performed well during our testing period and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor along with Adreno 405 GPU, which can handle most of the task you throw at it comfortably.

 

The phone is backed by a 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s Cool UI 8.0 running on top of it. What makes it stand out of the crowd is the fact that it features dual-system (dual space feature) feature, which allows users to have two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, BBM, and other social media applications on a single smartphone with a BiLogin feature.

 

Other specs include, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front shooter with front flash, 4010mAh battery and the device supports 4G network with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, Geomagnetic Sensor Proximity Sensor, and Light Sensor. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 10,999, the device is a good deal if your better half wants a smartphone with some decent specs, good display and a good battery backup.


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