With more and more Android phones packing in a solid built and stunning performance, it comes as little surprise why they continue to be popular among smartphone lovers looking to get more for less. We rounded-up some exciting Android Jelly Bean devices under the Rs 10,000 category that stand out for this month.
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1. Micromax Canvas Power A96
Micromax continues to broaden its portfolio of budget smartphones in India. The Indian manufacturer recently added – Micromax Canvas Power – a powerful player to its lineup. True to its name, the stylish device brings onboard a large, 4000 mAh battery which promises 450 hours of standby and 5.5 hours of talk time keeping you . connected to your social media needs without any recharge worries.
In addition the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered device houses a 5-inch display with 480×854 pixel resolution, a 1.3 GHz Mediatek quad core processor, and 512 MB RAM. You will find a 4 GB of internal memory, a dual camera set-up – a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera and connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, and a micro USB port.
Priced at Rs 9,900, the device directly competes with Gionee M2 and other players like Lenovo P780, Xolo B700, Salora PowerMaxx Z1 and Sony Xperia C on the battery front.
Price: Rs 9,700 (Flipkart)
2. Gionee M2
Giving head-on competition to the indigenous Micromax Canvas Power smartphone is the Chinese rival Gionee M2. Launched with an equally impressive 4200 mAh battery onboard with 31.5 hours of talk time over 2G network. The device is further powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz, Mali 400MP GPU along with a 1 GB RAM which makes it a more than a decent pick in this category.
The dual-SIM with dual standby device is fitted with a 5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera along with an LED flash ( with burst mode), 2-megapixel camera for video calls, 4 GB of on-board storage with 32 GB Micro SD card slot for further expansion. Other goodies on board include, WiFi, WiFi direct feature, FM Radio, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS support and USB OTG support.
Price: Rs 10,513 (Infibeam)
3. Xolo A500 Club music
Another interesting pick in this category is Xolo’s A500 Club music which promises to brings ‘an unbeatable audio experience’ (atleast on paper). Fitted with dual front speakers on either side of the screen, the Xolo A500 Club features a 4-inch IPS OGS display, 1.3 GHz dual core processor, Mali 400 MP GPU, and 512 MB of RAM. The device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and provides 4 GB of internal memory with 32 GB expandable support. The device also packs in a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a VGA front camera with Smart Selfie feature (automatic face and smile recognition with voice prompt), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro USB 2.0 port.
Price: Rs 6749 (Flipkart)
4. iBall Andi 5k Sparkle
iBall’s newest introduction in the Andi series smartphone – Andi 5k Sparkle features a 5-inch qHD display with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, and a quad-core 1.3 GHz mobile processor with 512 MB RAM for taking care of your multimedia needs. The device also brings onboard an 8-megapixel autofocus camera w/LED Flash and a front facing camera to support video calls as well.
Price: Rs 8699 (Flipkart)
5. Micromax Canvas Elanza
Another interesting Android Jelly Bean offering from the Micromax stable is the Canvas Elanza A93. Priced at Rs 9,400, the dual SIM handset lists a pretty decent spec list which includes a 5-inch QHD display, 1.3 Ghz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. Other additional spec list includes 4 GB internal storage with 32 GB expansion via a micro SD card slot, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera, 1950 mAh battery and Bluetooth, WiFi, micro USB connectivity options.
Price: Rs 8900 (Flipkart)
6. Gionee GPad G3
Gionee products have made inroads into the Indian smartphone market. The China based company has in fact been quite successful in enticing consumers with its products that takes in consideration consumer desires as well as their wallets. Their latest device Gionee GPad G3 is no different.
The Android 4.2.1 powered Dual-SIM (Dual Standby) device boasts of a massive 5.5-inch display with 854 x 480pixel resolution. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor the device includes 512MB of RAM with 4GB of storage and external memory support via a microSD card slot.
The camera needs are taken care of by a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The device also houses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM and an impressive 2250 mAh battery life. Gionee’s GPad G3 rivals Micromax Canvas Doodle A111, Karbonn Titanium S2, and Spice Coolpad Mi-515 smartphone in the market.
Price: Rs 10,385 (Flipkart)
7. Xolo A600
The sub Rs 10,000 smartphone market has witnessed a huge change in terms of the specs and build quality of the devices. One of the indigenous vendors who continue to offer exciting, well specced and affordable devices within this range is Xolo.
Their latest offering known as the Xolo A600 brings onboard the delicious Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS coupled with 1.3GHz dual-core MT 6572W processor with Mali-400 MP GPU. Fitted with a 4.5-inch qHD display with 960x540p (qHD) resolution the device harbors a 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage along with a Micro SD card slot for expansion. This dual-SIM device also houses a 5-megapixel rear camera with a VGA front camera for video calling and chatting and a pretty descent 1900 mAh battery.
Other goodies on board include, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, radio, Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n. Xolo A600 locks horn with Zen Ultrafone 502 qHD, Intex Aqua N2, and Panasonic T31.
Price: Rs7,399 (Flipkart)
8. Intex Aqua i6
We have seen a slew of budget offerings from Intex in its Aqua-series range and with the latest addition the company expands its portfolio further.
The latest addition called the Aqua i6 is touted to be the first smartphone released with 1.3GHz quad-core MT6582 processor in South Asia. The device features a 5-inch FWVGA display, the delicious Android 4.2.2 OS along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. There is scope for further expansion to 32GB using a microSD card slot. Backed by a 1900mAh battery, the dual-SIM device also houses a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.
Aqua i6 is yet another great budget buy for those who want a powerful device which makes juggling between multiple tasks a breeze. The device faces competition from rivals like Karbonn Titanium S2 and Spice Coolpad Mi-515.
Price: 7,885 (Flipkart)
9. Lava Iris 506q
Lava, another indigenous brand has also been slowly and steadily gaining consumer attention in India. The company has rolled out a plethora of devices in the past few months and continues to bombard the market with Android devices targeted towards the budget and mid-level markets. The recent Android 4.2 Jelly Bean offering from the company, dubbed Iris 506q is another interesting device that warrants attention.
The device includes a 5-inch IPS touchscreen with QHD resolution and OGS display technology along with 1.2 GHz quad core processor.The 3G-enabled device also houses a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with a 0.3-megapixel front camera for initiating video calling and chatting. On the storage front it includes expandable memory support upto 32GB with battery resting at a solid 2,000 mAh. Connectivity options includes Bluetooth, WiFi along with support for GPS/A-GPS.
Price: Rs 9,100 (Flipkart)
10. Xolo A500S
Xolo has been working hard to gain a strong foothold in the budget and mid-segment market. After launching the Play T1000 smartphone, the company has now introduced another strong contender in the market. Dubbed Xolo A500S, the dual-SIM smartphone comes equipped with a 4-inch TFT display and is fueled by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 512MB of RAM and Mali-400 MP GPU.
The device offers 4GB of internal memory with 32GB support via MicroSD card slot. On the camera front, the device boasts of a 5-megapixel front camera and a VGA front camera for initiating video calls.
The battery back-up stands at 1,400 mah battery which promises to deliver up to 10 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 8 hours on 3G. Available in black, blue, red and white color variants, the device also houses security app called Xolo Secure app which provides anti-theft solution and defends the phone against data loss and theft.
A great combination of power, style and security, Xolo A500S makes for a great buy specially at price tag of Rs 6,999.
Price: Rs 6,899 (Flipkart)