The Rs 25,000+ segment is undoubtedly the stronghold of MNC brands. Not only they are churning out new mid-range phones, they are also making their former flagship devices available in the segment by reducing their prices by a huge margin.
Take this list of ‘Top 5 phones under Rs 30,000’ for instance. Three of the five phones listed here were launched sometime back at higher prices. They are now ruling the Rs 25,000 – Rs 30,000 price segment despite the fact that several new devices have been launched in the same segment recently.
It was launched in the Indian market in late 2014 at whopping Rs 44,000 for the 32 GB version but is now available for just Rs 29,999 and is the most imposing, most impressive package in this entire list as being a Nexus device it will get the new Android Marshmallow much sooner than others and is certain to get future Android updates as well.
However, the redeeming qualities don’t end here. It has a massive 5.96 inch full HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 493 ppi. The phone runs on stock Android Lollipop, and has the quad-core Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7 GHz, which runs with 3 GB of RAM – enough muscle to run high end games and do multitasking with ease.
However, it has limited storage — this model offers only 32 GB internal memory and doesn’t have an expandable storage slot. Nexus devices are always considered as good camera phones and Nexus 6 was hailed by many for its 13 megapixel rear camera and the 2 megapixel selfie shooter. As for the connectivity, the single-SIM 4G Nexus 6 is armed with GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth, WiFi (dual band, hotspot, direct), NFC, and DLNA. It has also a huge 3220 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 24 hours of talk time or 330 hours of standby.
The Huawei Honor 6 Plus makes it to this list not only for its stellar display and processing ability, but also for its revolutionary dual camera on the rear. The dual camera allows you to fix the focus after the picture has been captured too. It has a 5.5 inch full HD display and runs on Android KitKat (upgradable to Lollipop).
The Honor 6 Plus runs on an octa-core 1.8 GHz processor and 3 GB RAM combination. It has huge internal memory of 32 GB as well as a 128 GB micro SD card slot. As I said earlier, it has two cameras in its back panel of 8 megapixel resolution each. For connectivity, the Honor 6 Plus has 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and DLNA. For power, it relies on a 3600 mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is armed with a 6 inch full HD IPS display. It runs on Android Lollipop, and has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. Its internal memory stands at 16 GB, to which you can add massive 2 TB via a micro SD card. It has a 13 megapixel camera both in its front and back panels.
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA, WiFi and a 2930 mAh battery.
If you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have an iPhone.
And without any iota of doubt we can say that there are many Apple lovers who want to get their hands on an Apple device. While in our previous series we have deliberately discounted the iPhone 4 and 4S for them being too old, we had even choose to ignore iPhone 5C as it is less attractive and has already been discontinued by Apple.
The Apple iPhone 5S though is a different story altogether. Ofcourse on the spec sheet it isn’t good as any Android device in this price segment, but it in real life it performs like any of its competitors here.
The Apple iPhone 5S is armed with a 4 inch IPS display. It is armed with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5S has an 8 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, HDR, video recording at 1080p at 30 fps, and a host of other features. In its front lies a 1.2 megapixel selfie taker. The Apple iPhone 5S is a single SIM phone with 4G, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The handset has a 1560 mAh battery.
The LG G3 too used to be LG’s flagship device but now it is available for just Rs 27,000. Its age doesn’t mean it can’t hold its own. The LG G3 is armed with a 5.5 inch quad HD IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD). InFact even not all new age devices don’t offer that high resolution. The LG G3 runs a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The internal memory however is only 32 GB which is unfortunately though not expandable.
The LG G3 has a 13 megapixel rear camera that has laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation and similar high end features. It offers a 2.1 megapixel selfie shooter too. The LG G3 is a single-SIM phone with 4G, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, DLNA, and HDMI for connectivity. For power there is a 3000 mAh battery in the phone.