When it comes to choosing a smartphone, many people prefer to opt for the mid-range ones that sport the right amount of features for them to use. But with the competition in the mid-range space heating up, companies are rolling out more and more features, so much so that there are some powerful devices available for what still remains a modest price range.
The typical price range in which most phones get sold lies between Rs 15000 and Rs 25000. If you’re planning to pick up a mobile in this range, here are five phones that you shouldn’t miss.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand, released in January 2013, combines various features of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S3. It is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and has a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB RAM.
Its 5” LCD screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 (WVGA) pixels, and the device is extremely slim and handy. Its Multi Window feature ensures that users can run multiple apps at once. It also has an 8MP camera with LED flash in the rear, as well as a 2MP front camera.
The Galaxy Grand costs about Rs. 21000, and its well-designed interface and long battery life make it one of the best phones available within this price range.
2. Nokia Lumia 800
The Nokia Lumia 800, priced just short of Rs. 19000, comes highly recommended for its beautiful interface, high quality camera, and stunning AMOLED screen. Among the first phones to run the Windows 7 OS, the phone features a fluid and dynamic UI which makes using the phone extremely intuitive and easy.
It also comes with a 3.7 inch screen, 1.4 GHz processor, a 1450 mAh Lithium-ion battery, 512MB of RAM, and internal storage of 16GB. This Nokia model features a superb 8MP camera that packs in features like Carl Zeiss Optics, 3x Digital Zoom, Autofocus, geo-tagging, and Dual LED Flash.
Some of the other features of the Lumia 800 include micro USB v2 connectivity, a music player, and video player, FM, and A-GPS navigation technology. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WAP (v2), 3G, EDGE, and GPRS are some of the networking and internet connectivity options provided in this model and the display quality is enhanced by ClearBlack technology. The Adreno 205 GPU present in the Lumia 800 makes gaming on this phone a fun experience.
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 800 promises to be a great phone to buy if you’re looking at the mid-range price market.
3. Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070, launched in April 2012, caters to the upper mid range price bracket. It costs about Rs. 16000, and comes with a 4” AMOLED screen that has a 480 x 800p image resolution.
The phone runs on a Cortex-A9 1GHz dual-core processor and has 768MB RAM. Users have an option to choose between 8GB or 16GB storage capacity, both of which can be later extended to 32GB.
The S Advance comes with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera that enables video calls. This phone is sleek and perfect for those who don’t want to spend a lot on a smartphone, but also want to stay connected through the latest apps and technology.
4. HTC Sensation
The HTC Sensation lives up to its name and presents an array of impressive features. Driven by the Gingerbread (2.3.3) version of Android, it comes with a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, and the Adreno 220 GPU, all of which give the phone its excellent multitasking capabilities.
This model will also give you some additional features that are unique to HTC phones, such as the active lock screen and instant camera capture features. HTC Sensation is priced between Rs. 22000 and Rs. 24000, and for that price, it is definitely a worthy buy.
5. Sony Xperia P
The Sony Xperia P, which runs on Gingerbread (Android v2.3), is one among the impressive mid-range smartphones available in the market. It runs on a 1GHz U8500 dual-core processor and comes with a 4 inch TFT capacitive display with a resolution of 960×540.
The display quality is enhanced by the Mobile Bravia engine that the phone runs on. This model also features the WhiteMagic Technology, which removes the effect of sunlight glare and conserves battery power when the phone is not in use. The Xperia P is priced around Rs. 20900.
The mid-range smartphones listed above are well-designed, packed with fantastic features, and come with good processing power. You can choose a phone based on the features that matter to you and the ones that don’t, and bask in the happiness of knowing that you’ve made the right choice!