Prices of Android devices continue to slip every week. Reason is simple, every month, new devices are launched and older version gets retired quickly. However, there are some devices which are barely few months old and soon are replaced by powerful devices.
Here is a list of five fantastic Android devices that one must consider as a primary or decent secondary device.
Google Nexus 7 (16 GB)
Launch Price: Rs 15,999
Deal Price: Rs 11,999
Google and Asus teamed up to bring this Nexus 7 with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 7-inch display. Though the tablet took months to be officially made available in India, it was bit overpriced as well. This Asus-Google Nexus 7 tablet features a 7-inch IPS LCD display 1280×800 pixel resolution and the screen is construct using Corning Gorilla Glass method.
It packs the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage. Unfortunately there is no memory card slot. There is just one 1.2 megapixel camera in the front for video calling. It packs a 4325 mAh battery provide longer run time. Despite of being sold for Rs 15,999 from Google Play Store, one can always grab it for Rs 11,999 from Amazon India website.
Launch Price: Rs 19,999
Deal Price: Rs 12986
Discount Coupon: 5MMOB
Xolo along with Intel had launched the X1000 earlier this year for Rs 19,999. The Xolo X1000 features a 4.7-inch SHARP HD 2.5D display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. This smartphone is powered by a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2480 processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip. Xolo X1000 comes packed with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage space.
At its rear, the X1000 has an 8 megapixel camera for recording HD videos and 1.3 megapixel in the front for video calling. The smartphone packs Bluetooth, WiFi and supports 3G networks for faster data connection. By default, it runs Android 4.0 ICS but recently it got the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Xolo has added a 1900 mAh battery to make it run for long time. Launched for about Rs 20,000 four months ago, this smartphone can be purchased for as low as Rs 12 986 from MirchiMart website.
Launch Price Rs 45, 990
Deal Price: Rs 34, 749
In January this year, HTC had introduced its first 5-inch display bearing smartphone – Butterfly. The HTC Butterfly smartphone features a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. HTC had packed a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro mobile processor and 2 GB RAM. The smartphone has only 16 GB on-board storage but one can expand more by adding a 32 GB micro SD card.
By default, the Butterfly runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update and features an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash at the back for better imaging. In the front is a 2 megapixel camera for video call. It offers Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS support, HDMI out and NFC. HTC has packed a non-removable 2020 mAh battery to make it run longer. This smartphone was launched for a hefty price but now can be purchased for Rs. 34,749 at the SnapDeal website.
Launch Price: Rs 13, 499
Deal Price: Rs 8,499
Celkon’s A119 Signature HD is a good performance delivering smartphone with 5-inch display packing 1280×720 pixel resolution natively. This dual-SIM smartphone features a 12 megapixel with LED Flash. In its front lies a 3 megapixel camera for video calling. This smartphone is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz MediaTek processor and has 1 GB RAM to run everything smoothly.
There is only 4 GB on-board storage in the smartphone but one can always add more memory storage by adding up to 32 GB memory card. By default, this smartphone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Celkon has packed a 2100 mAh battery to make it run till about 6 hours for continuous talk time. Celkon had introduced it for Rs 13,500 but one can easily purchase it now for Rs 8499 from Snapdeal website.
Launch Price: Rs 36,157
Deal Price: Rs 20271
The HTC One S flaunts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution support. The display has been built using Corning Gorilla Glass technology for strength. The 7.8 mm slim One S weighs just about 120 grams. Under its slim unibody anodized aluminium chassis rests a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 mobile processor and 1 GB RAM to power the Android 4.0 ICS by default. HTC is expected to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for it in few weeks. Packing an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, One S can be used to record full 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second.
The camera app is tweaked to offer zero shutter lag and it allows click photos while recording a videos. HTC has added a front facing camera for portrait shots and video chats. Though it offers 16 GB of on-board storage, it has no memory expansion slot. HTC has integrated the Beats Audio technology with the music player for best quality output with the Beats by Dre series headphones. You can read our review of HTC One S here. HTC had introduced One S in India for Rs 36,157 and can be purchased for as low as Rs 20,271 from Snapdeal website.