Top 10 cheapest Android phone below Rs 15,000 for May 2013

Top 10s Natasha Garyali 12:30, 14 May 2013

Looking for a stylish and solid performer? KYMI nets in top 10 Android smartphones below Rs 15,000 that fit the bill

We understand that with new Android phones constantly bombarding the market, it can be quite a challenge to pick the one that brings in all the desired functionalities without stretching your wallet too much. Keeping this mind, we bring you the latest and the best quad-core, and a few dual-core Android smartphones below Rs 15,000 for May 2013.

1. Salora PowerMaxx Z

The latest offering from Salora boast of a 3200 mAH battery, which is higher than most of the phones available in similar price bracket, and at times even higher. The battery promises 430 hours of standby time and 22 hours of 3G talktime, along with 42 hours of music and 10 hours of video playback which is quite outstanding. Made of aluminum using a special fiber drawing technology, the device looks every bit premium.

The device is fueled by a Cortex-A9 1GHz Dual core processor and Android 4.0.4 OS (upgradable to Jelly Bean 4.1 soon) and features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels and 'Zero Air Gap' technology. The device also houses a 'dual mic design' which brings noise cancelation and contains 4GB internal memory and 512RAM with external memory support upto 32GB via Micro SD card. On the camera front we have a 8-mega pixel auto focus rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera The camera also stores useful features like optical image stabilization, panorama view, smile detection and more goodies under its belt.

Price: Rs 15,000

2.Celkon A119Q Signature HD

Celkon recently launched a more powerful variant of its A119 Signature HD phablet. Dubbed A119'Q' Signature HD, the device boasts of impressive spec list like its siblings, with the exception of the processor. The A119'Q' Signature HD is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The device runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and sports a 5-inch IPS touchscreen with 720X1280 pixels resolution. It also flaunts a 12-megapixel auto-focus rear camera along with a 3-megapixel front camera which is really impressive for a device priced at Rs 12,499. Connectivity options are also plenty - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPRS. Other goodies include 2,100mAh battery which offers talkative upto 5-6 hours and 140 hours of standby time, 4GB of internal storage with 32GB support via microSD card slot and 1GB RAM.

Price: Rs 12,499

3.Micromax Canvas Doodle A111

The dual-SIM Canvas Doodle A111 features a 5.3-inch capacitive display. The device packs in a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (out of the box) and 512MB RAM under the hood. It is also fitted with a 8-megapixel rear camera and a VGA camera to initiate video calling and chatting. On the storage front we have a 1.22GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card and a decent 2,100mAH battery life. The device comes bundled with a stylus.

Price: Rs 12,999

4. Gionee GPad-G2

Another interesting Android phablet on the horizon comes from the Gionee stable. The 5.3-inch phablet called GPad-G2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, PowerVR Series5XT GPU and 1GB RAM. It also bears a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash along with a 2-megapixel camera on the front.

The battery backup for the device stands at 3,000mAH with storage resting at 4GB internal memory with 32GB support using a microSD card slot. Consumers will also love the addition of a in-built DTS audio system and pre-loaded apps like Facebook, NQ Security, Twitter and YouTube among others.

Price: Rs 13,990

5. Zen Ultrafone 701HD phablet

The Android, dual-SIM flagship smartphone from Indian mobile vendor Zen also brings in the raw quad-core power in form of Ultrafone 701HD. The 5-inch HD IPS display equipped phablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589 processor. It is backed up by a 1GB RAM and a 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 32GB using a Micro SD card assuring plenty of storage space.

The device also flaunts impressive capabilities thanks to its 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera. Capable of shooting HD videos at 720p, the device also features a burst mode which allows up to 99 shots on one click. Connectivity is taken care by 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/A-GPS. In addition the device comes pre-loaded with a slew of apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, GTalk, Twitter, Skype, Saavn, Zen Mini Store and more.

Price: Rs 11,999

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