Most of us these days use our phones to play games on the go. However, we often forget that these days games come with so much heavy graphics that they put really a lot of pressure on processors. Even multitasking wherein if you juggle between a half a dozen applications like an email client, ebook, maps, music or video player etc, the phone with an ordinary processor bound to get slow down.
That’s why it is imperative to buy a phone with a powerful processor. Thankfully, these days there are no dearth of powerful phones even in budget segment. Here we have selected five phones which are available for less than Rs 10,000 but offer powerful octa core processor.
This is the cheapest octa core smartphone in the market now. The 1.4 GHz octa core processor of Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is also backed by 1 GB RAM but it runs on the older Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Thankfully, Micromax has promised to release the Android Lollipop operating system for the phone in future.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 has a 5 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects it from scratches while Oleophobic coating prevents smudges.
For storage there is 8 GB of built in storage and it has an expandable storage slot of 32 GB capacity. The phone has a 13 megapixel auto focus rear camera with Largan 5P lens and a 2 megapixel front camera with OV2680 OminiPixel3-HS. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, with A-GPS.
The Lava Iris X8 has one of the best combination of features in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. To start with it has 5 inch display with high definition resolution and Asahi protective glass. The phone comes pre-installed with Android KitKat operating system but is upgradable to the latest Android Lollipop version.
The Lava Iris X8 also has huge 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal memory as well as an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 32 GB. The dual SIM Iris X8 has an 8 megapixel rear Auto Focus camera with BSI III Sensor while in the front there is a 3 megapixel snapper.
The Iris X8 offers 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, anda 2500 mAh battery that can offer nine hours of 3G talktime.
Read full review of Lava Iris X8 here.
The Yu Yureka Plus is another renowned smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. It comes with 5.5 inch IPS display with full high definition resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 615 octa core processor. It has huge 2 GB DDR3 RAM and runs on Cyanogen OS 12 that is based on Android operating system.
The Yu Yureka Plus has 16 GB of internal memory and and a 32 GB micro SD card slot in the phone. Yureka Plus sports a 13-megapixel rear camera an LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera. This phone offers dual SIM slots with 4G connectivity. It has a 2500mAh battery that claims to offer 8 hours of talktime and 210 hours of standby time.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, with A-GPS.
US based InFocus entered the Indian market earlier this year with a range of smartphones including the InFocus M330 which impressed us a lot during our review.
The InFocus M330 features a 5.5 inch HD IPS display resolution with Gorilla Glass 2 coating. InFocus M330 is powered by Mediatek (MTK MT6592) 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor and 2 GB RAM.
It has 16 GB of internal storage and you can expand it to up to 64 GB via a micro SD card. It runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Infocus M330 is armed with a power packed 3100 mAh Li-Po battery that claims to offer18 hours of talktime and standby time of 550 hrs.
It has a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The camera has Sony Exmor R sensor, Blue Glass Filter and f2.2 aperture. The dual SIM (GSM + GSM) M330 has 3G connectivity apart from Bluetooth, WiFi and FM radio. The handset measures 78.1 X 153.4 X 9.3 mm and weighs 167 grams.
The Lenovo K3 Note is one of the most feature rich smartphones in this segment. Its big 5.5 inch touchscreen has full high definition resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels – the best you can have in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment.
The smartphone is powered by a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 64-bit octa core processor and 2 GB RAM and the latest Android 5.0 operating system. The Lenovo K3 Note has huge 16 GB of internal storage as well as expandable memory of 32 GB.
The Lenovo K3 Note offers a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash light and a 5 megapixel front camera. The front camera comes with three lens element that claims to click distortion free images and there is auto selfie beautification feature as well.
The 8 mm thin Lenovo K3 Note weighs 150 grams with a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery that claims to offers 36 hours of 3G talktime and standby time of 750 hrs.
This dual SIM smartphone offers 4G connectivity, WiFi (b/g/n) with Hotspot feature, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, with A-GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, and micro USB 2.0 port. On the sensors front it has Game Rotation Sensor, Light Sensor, Orientation Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gravitation Sensor, eCompass.
Lenovo K3 note is promoted as the ‘Killer’, the smartphone comes in yellow, black and white colours.