Recently many multinational brands have launched mid-range smart phones at affordable prices. And while these are already affordable, here are few deals that make these phones even cheaper.
Sony Xperia Sp
Discounted Price: Rs 22,782
Regular Price: Rs 24,500
New Xperia NXT series design bearing Xperia SP features a 4.6 inch touchscreen display with 720p HD natively resolution. The display is powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and is protected by Gorilla glass.
Though it is 9.98 mm thick, the Xperia SP is bit heavy at 155 grams. Inside the chassis, the Xperia SP houses a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 mobile processor paired with 1 GB RAM to make the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update wrapped in Timescape user interface faster.
Sony Xperia SP features an 8 GB on-board storage and a memory card slot for up to 32 GB micro SD card. Sony has packed a dual-band WiFi along with WiFi Direct for faster data connectivity. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS as well as GLONASS support for more accurate location service.
Sony Xperia SP supports TV audio-video out through the Mobile High-definition Link connectors. From India perspective there is a Stereo FM with RDS (radio digital service). The smartphone also has an active noise cancellation function with dedicated mic for better call quality.
Sony has fitted an 8 megapixel camera at its back with LED Flash and autofocus capability. This camera is capable of recording full HD video along with other fancy camera features. There is a front facing VGA camera for standard quality video chat. Sony has packed a 2370 mAh battery to make the phone run longer.
Sony Xperia SP comes pre-loaded with Sony Music and Sony LIV apps for streaming multimedia. Apart from that, this smartphone also features the full wireless support for the PlayStation DualShock 3 game controller.
Though it comes with dual core processor, the phone is faster than others with quad core processors; even it terms of features it is top notch.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
Discounted price: Rs 15,742
Regular Price: 16,499
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Quattro, also known as Galaxy Win, is a dual SIM device with quad core processor. It was announced a just few days back for Rs 17,290 but is now widely available for Rs 16,499. Now, Infibeam is offering the phone for Rs 15742 only.
The Grand Duos Quattro has a 4.7 inch display with 800×480 pixel resolution. It is powered with the Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 chipset that has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 processor and Adreno 203 GPU.
It runs on Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and features list of interesting features found on other Galaxy series devices. For imagery the Galaxy Grand Quattro has a 5 megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3 megapixel in the front. Along with that the device offers 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS for connectivity.
The phone is not supposed to be as fast as other quad core phones from Samsung or other MNC brands, however a Samsung quad core phone at this price is simply a good deal.
LG Nexus 4
Discounted Price: Rs 24,990
Regular Price: Rs 25,990
LG Nexus 4 was launched in India for Rs 25,999 but now Shopclues is selling it for Rs 24,990.
LG Google Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus panel display and houses a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro mobile processor which is paired with the Adreno 320 graphics chip.
The version of Nexus 4, which is available in India, has 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 update.
The Nexus 4’s display has been constructed using the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology for strength and resistance from scratches. The slightly curved display panel of LG Nexus 4 has been constructed using Zerogap Touch technology that ensures better touch response.
Nexus 4 has an 8 megapixel camera that is capable of recording full HD 1080p videos. In its front lies a 1.3 megapixel camera which is capable of capturing 720p HD videos.
Google Nexus 4 will also feature Android Beam which works on Near Field Communication technology and helps in sharing images, videos, contacts, apps and other content with a gentle tap over another NFC enabled device.
Discounted Price: 19,490
Regular Price: Rs 24,500
The Lenovo K860 has a 1.4 GHz quad core processor (Samsung Exynos) featuring a 5 inch IPS display with 720×1280 pixels resolution. Its screen has claimed to have 178 degree viewing angles. Besides, it has an 8 megapixel rear camera, 8 GB onboard storage and is priced at Rs 28,499.
Besides, it has 1 GB RAM, 2250 mAh Li-ion battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB etc.
Maniacstore is offering the phone for Rs 19,490 only which makes it the best deal here.
Discounted Price: Rs 22,390
Regular Price: 25,990
Panasonic P51 marks the re-entry of Panasonic in Indian mobile market. The smartphone is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 5 inch HD display (1280x720p) covered with scratch resistant Dragon tail glass. The handset has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of inbuilt memory.
Panasonic is giving magnetic flip cover with the phone and a stylus. The P51 also comes with note taking apps that take advantage of the stylus. Other features of the phone include an 8 megapixel rear auto focus camera with Flash, a 1.3 megapixel front camera with 720p video recording and a large 2500 mAH battery.
Panasonic has tied up with Jaina group, which also owns the Karbonn Mobile brand in India, for marketing, sales and service. This should enable them to have a large network of sales and service centres right from day one.
While the phone has its numerous plus points like latest operating system, large battery, and overall good specifications along with a large sales, service and distribution network, it seems a bit overpriced as many Indian brands have launched handsets with likewise features at a much lower price.