• 40+ Best Smartphones of 2016 in India: Budget to Expensive

    We have listed all  best Android Smartphones from different category i.e Budget ,mid-range, high end and expensive phone of 2016. In this festive season you have lot of choice in Smartphones section. Enjoy the subtle new features with each release as smartphones launches reach a crescendo this festive season. Look at the best new phones that you must see before you upgrade to new Android phone Smartphones. People are mostly looking for budget Smartphones as every new technology is evovling in Smartphones market. In this article basically we providing a Smartphones buying advice by clubbing all good phones of 2016. 

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    Best Budget Smartphones 2016

    Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Q385  -Best smartphones

    Price: INR 4,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.50-inch display
    • 1.3GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 SoC with Mali-400 MP GPU
    • 8Mp rear and 5 Mp Front camera, RAM 1GB
    • 8Gb Storage, 25000mAh battery, Android 5.1

    Pros: Design, Display size, Average Battery, Price

    Cons: Below average camera and Performance

    Micromas has created a good name in Smartphones world. Now Micromax has built this device to offer a rich multimedia experience for people with tight budget. This phone offers a big 5.5-inch IPS HD display with on-screen navigation buttons. The whole body of the phone is completely made up of plastic and with nice design and can be considered if you have very low budget. Under the sub-5k, the smartphone comes with nice design and can be considered if you have very low budget. But if you can add few bucks in your budget then you can consider phones like Redmi 2 which is much better in performance and camera.

    Lava Iris Atom 3  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 4,899

    Key Specs:

    • 5-inch FWVGA display (480 x 854 pixel)
    • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
    • 512 MB RAM, 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 32GB)
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop
    • 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera, 2000 mAh battery

    Pros: Build quality, looks, price

    Cons: Camera, battery, Performance

    Lava Iris Atom 3 is fall under low-budget smartphones category  packed with a 5-inch screen. The body is made out of durable plastic wrapped with a metallic silver finished frame, that enhances its look. This phone can host two SIMs, and one microSD card up to 32 GB. This combines mediocre hardware, yet could be useful for first-time smartphone buyers. Lava Iris Atom 3 comes at a low-budget price point and combines mediocre hardware. This can be useful for people moving from feature phone to smartphone and don’t want to spend much.


    Zen Cinemax 3  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 5,299

    Key Specs:

    • Display: 5.50-inch, 480×854 pixels, Processor: 1.3GHz, Rear Camera
    • 5-megapixel and Front Camera 3.2-megapixel, RAM: 2GB,
    • Android 5.1 and Storage 16GB, Battery capacity: 2900mAh

    Pros: 5.50-inch Display, 16GB Internal memory, Good battery life, Dual SIM, USB OTG

    Cons: Low camera quality, No GPS, No 4G connectivity

    The Zen Cinemax 3 is the powerful devices to consider at the price of 5k. It is packed with 1.3GHz quad-core and it comes with 2 GB of RAM that gives you enough power to run various apps. It has only 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB which seems low at this point of time when even 64 GB space in not enough for few users. Overall it is a good package for consumers moving from feature to smartphone.


    Coolpad Note 3 Lite -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 6,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.0 inch HD screen, 3GB RAM, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
    • Processor, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 64GB)
    • 4G LTE, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera

    Pros: Quick fingerprint scanner, good performance

    Cons: Slight delay in opening some apps

    The 5 inch HD IPS panel of Coolpad Note 3 Lite offers good colors, contrast ratios. The In-Plane Switching technology delivers good color reproduction and wide viewing angles. The CoolPad Note 3 Lite runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 with Coolpad UI 6.0. The packs with a good display, good performance, and a brilliant fingerprint sensor and is an excellent choice for users who are on a tight budget.

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 6,999

    Key Specs:

    • 4.70-inch display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
    • 8 Mp Rear and 2 Mp Front Camera, 2GB RAM
    • Android 4.4, 16 GB internal Storage, 2200mAh Battery Capacity.

    Pros: Smooth performance, good rear cameras, 4G compatibility,cOTG cable support

    Cons: Plastic construction, front camera, still operating on AndroidcKitKat.

    The Redmi 2 Prime smartphone is an advanced version of Xiaomi’s existing Redmi 2. The way phone is designed, you hardly find any differences in comparison to it’s predecessor – Xiomi Redmi 2. The Redmi 2 Prime runs smoothly and has a good rear camera. Few things not going in its favor are its plastic build, an average front camera, and an older Android KitKat OS but all these things are compensated by its low price.

    Meizu M2 -Best smartphones

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    Price: INR 6,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5-inch IPS HD display, Asahi Dragontrail protective glass
    • Mediatek ARM Cortex-A53 1.3GHz processor, Mali T720 GPU
    • 2GB RAM, 13 MP Rear Camera, 16GB Internal Storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
    • Flyme 4.5 OS

    Pros: Price, decent battery, good performance

    Cons: Average sound, no app draw

    Encased in polycarbonate unibody construction, the smartphone not only looks good but is sturdy as well. The performance of Meizu M2 Note is seamless and is a decent choice in the affordable category. Considering the price, it is easy to overlook the flaws making it a worth buy if you are tight on a budget.

    Acer Liquid Z530 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 6,999

    Key Specs:

    • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM,
    • 5-inch HD (1280x720p) screen, Android 5.1
    • 8 Megapixel Rear and 8 Front Camera

    Pros: Build quality, nifty UI, performance, front camera

    Cons: Speakers

    Acer Liquid Z530 features a plane design with round speaker gaze at the front and the rear cover gets brushed metallic finish. It is a low-budget smartphone packed with a powerful combination of hardware. With a good build quality, this is the right choice for people looking for a smartphone under the budget.

    TCL 560 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 7,499

    Key Specs:

    • Display 5.50-inch (Resolution 720×1280 pixels), Processor 1.1GHz,
    • Rear Camera 8-megapixel and Front Camera 5-megapixel
    • RAM 2GB, OS Android 6.0, Storage 16GB, Battery capacity 2500mAh

    Pros: Build quality, camera, Screen brightness

    Cons: Lag in the iris, Average battery

    TCL entered in the smartphone category with its 560 model featuring Irish technology for security. In terms of hardware combination, it’s a decent device that runs without any performance lag. However, we notice a slow response from Irish, eye scanner. Overall it is a good phone with decent performance and camera.


    Zopo Color E (ZP 350) -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 7,899

    Key Specs:

    1.0GHz, Media Tek MT6735P Quad -core CPU, 1 GB RAM 8 GB ROM

    5.-inch HD (1280x720p) screen, Android 5.1

    8 Megapixel Rear and 2 Front Camera

    Pros: Build quality, battery backup

    Cons: Average camera, and speakers

    Zopo Color E is built with durable plastic with curved edges warped with silver coated rim across the side panels. There was no performance lag seen while playing some graphic intensive games such as Asphalt 8, Fifa, etc. The only downside is camera and speaker that could be better.

    Lenovo Vibe P1m -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 7,999

    Key Specs:

    • 12.7cm (5”) (1280 x 720) HD IPS display, MediaTek 1.0 GHz processor
    • Android 5.1, Lollipop, 4000 mAh battery
    • 2 GB RAM memory, 16 GB ROM storage, 148 g
    • 5 MP front camera and 8 MP rear camera, Dimension: 71.8 x 9.3-9.5 x 141 mm

    Pros: Battery life, splash, and dustproof coating, good display

    Cons: Camera

    Vibe P1M has a 5” screen along with a metallic frame and a classy matte finish back. The IPS LCD screen with pixel density of 294 ppi delivers good color reproduction. Browsing the web, watching videos, playing games all look beautiful on the device. The Lenovo Vibe P1M is another inclusion to Lenovo’s budget smartphone category with the right mix of features, the only let down being the cameras.


    Karbonn Quattro L50 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 7,990

    Key Specs:

    • 5-inch screen (720x1280p), 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16
    • GB ROM, 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera, Android 5.1, 4G/LTE support
    • 2600 mAh battery

    Pros: Looks good, display, battery life, rear camera

    Cons: Screen is magnet to smudges, front camera

    Karbonn Mobiles comes with a new user interface in its new offering Quattro L50. With Quattro’s Kandy UI, users can also customize the entire look and feel of the device. Quattro L50 looks cool and performs well but the screen works like a magnet to fingerprints and the front camera is also disappointing. It’s priced well and the features are also decent, but performance is a little disappointing.

    Swipe Elite Note -Best smartphones


    Price: INR  7,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.50-inch display, 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek processor
    • 13Mp rear and 5 MP Front camera, RAM 3GB, 16Gb Storage
    • Android 5.0 Lollipop, 3000mAh battery, IR blaster

    Pros: Decent Camera, IR Blaster for universal remote, Good battery

    Cons: Lag in case of intense multi-tasking and Gaming

    The Elite Note has a compact design with curves around the edges which gives it a better appearance. This all-newcomer of Swipe comes with a vibrant 5.5-inch HD display with Vi-DI technology but it appears a little bit over glossy. Swipe Elite sounds really great on specs at this price point and offers decent performance. But if you thinking about playing heavy games then it is not meant for you.

    Kult 10 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 7,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5” HD display, 1.3Ghz Processo, 3GB RAM, 16 GB In-built memory
    • 13MP Rear Camera, 4G, Dual SIM, 2350mAH Battery

    Pros: Build quality, 3GB RAM

    Cons: Average camera Performance

    The 10 (Ten) by Kult smartphone has simple, minimalistic design. It has a 5 inch HD display protected by a fully laminated touch panel made using Asahi’s Dragontrail glass and the back has sandstone finish like in OnePlus phones.It is the cheapest smartphone with 3GB RAM. It is a good option considering the features in this segment. Apart from this, you get a 4G connectivity, 5” display from a new telecom brand looking to make a name for itself among the smartphone crowded space. Kult 10 is a good choice at this price. Go for it if you are more comfortable with a slightly smaller screen.

    Meizu M2 Note -Best smartphones

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    Price: INR 9,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-inch IPS LCD Screen (1920 x 1080), 1.3GHz Octa-core MTK MT6753 processor
    • Mali T720 GPU • 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage
    • 3100mAH Battery, 13 MP camera Rear Camera • 5MP Front, Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth, Flyme OS

    Pros: Sturdy construction, good sound quality

    Cons: Heating issues

    Encased in polycarbonate unibody construction, the M2 Note smartphone carries the same design and looks as Meizu M2. The main difference being an extra 0.5 inches of screen and arrangement of physical buttons. The performance of Meizu M2 Note is seamless and is a decent choice in the affordable category. However, if you can spend extra 1000 bucks, we would recommend you have a look at Le 1S smartphone that offers impressive specifications and great design in an affordable package.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 9,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5 inch HD Display, 1.4GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
    • Front Camera 5-MP front and 16 MP rear camera, Android 5.1
    • Battery: 4050mAh, Fingerprint sensor

    Pros: Great looks and build quality, Vivid display, Very good battery life

    Cons: No screen protection

    Redmi note 3 comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage along with fingerprint sensor, making it a great choice at this price. The body has a smooth matte finish that doesn’t attract fingerprints. You can easily clean dust and grime come off on the body with a simple wipe. Beside specs you also get a metal body, a good camera, and very good battery life.

    LEECO LE 1S ECO X509 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 9999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) in-cell display, 1.8GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Helio X10 processor
    • PowerVR G6200 GPU, 3 GB RAM
    • 32 GB ROM, Android Lollipop based EUI 5.5, 13 MP rear camera with LED flash
    • 5 MP front-facing camera, 3000 mAh battery

    Pros: Premium looks, performance, display and speaker

    Cons: Non-expandable storage

    Le 1S is a stylish and sleek option available in the budget range. All the Le TV devices come with a complete content Ecosystem that can be accessed using built-in apps, Le Live, Levidi, Lemusic and LeDrive. This not only looks premium also delivers top notch performance at the attractive price tag, making its perfect choice in this price bracket.

    ASUS ZENFONE MAX ZC550KL -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 9,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-Inch (720 x 1280p) screen, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
    • Android v5.0 (Lollipop), ZenUI, 1.2GHz Quad -core CPU
    • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB memory (expandable to 64 GB), 5000 mAH battery

    Pros: Massive battery, primary camera, build quality

    Cons: Display resolution is low

    Max also looks similar to most of the previous ZenFone devices from Asus. The back has a durable plastic cover with fox leather finish. The camera OS has various modes and options to customize your photography experience with it. With good performance and massive 5000 mAh battery Asus ZenFone Max is a good device to consider at this price, but has only 720p screen. If you are looking for a higher battery backup device, then you can consider this, but if you can compromise on it then LeEco 1S is another option available at the same price range with a 1080p screen, 3 GB RAM, and Helio processor.

    Lava Pixel V2 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 9,999

    Key Specs:

    • Android 5.1 OS, 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, 5 inches (1280x720P) screen
    • 4G support, 16 GB ROM
    • 8 MP front and 13 MP rear camera, 2500 mAh battery

    Pros: Design, camera, decent performance

    Cons: Low light images

    Lava’s Pixel V2 has a 5-inch touchscreen with 720p resolution and Asahi Dragontail Glass. It has two SIM slots and offers 4G connectivity. The back panel is removable and provides space for two SIM slots and microSD storage. Its battery is non-removable. Lava Pixel V2 gives decent smartphone and has nice cameras with flash at both ends. It’s a tad expensive, so go for it if you’re crazy about selfies.

    Le 1S -Best smartphones


    Price: 10,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) in-cell display, 2.2GHz Octa-Core
    • Mediatek, Helio X10 processor, PowerVR G6200 GPU, 3 GB RAM
    • 32 GB ROM, Android Lollipop based EUI 5.5
    • 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front facing camera, 3000 mAh battery

    Pros: Premium looks, performance, display and speaker

    Cons: Non-expandable storage, average camera quality

    Le 1S is the sleek smartphone comes with black glass surrounding the screen and extending all the way to the two sides. It is a stylish and sleek option available in the budget range. This not only looks premium also delivers top notch performance at the attractive price tag, making its perfect choice in this price bracket.

    Acer Liquid Z630s -Best smartphones

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    Price: INR 10,999

    Key Specs:

    • 1.30 GHz MediaTek MT6753 Octacore CPU, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM
    • 5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
    • Android 5.1, 8 Megapixel Rear and Front Camera

    Pros: Build quality, battery backup, nifty UI, performance

    Cons: Average video quality with rear camera

    Acer Liquid Z630s is built with durable plastic having a plain design in front with round speaker gaze. The Liquid Z630s is also equipped with AcerEXTEND which connects wirelessly to a compatible laptop or PC and lets you view the phone’s home screen in a phone-shaped emulator box on the computer. Acer Liquid Z630s did well by combining good hardware in a quite good build shell. With a decent camera and good battery backup, this smartphone is a decent choice at the 10k price point.

    InFocus M680 -Best smartphones

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    Price: INR 10,999

    Key Specs:

    • 1.5 GHz, Octa core, processor, 2 GB RAM, Android 5.1
    • (upgradeable to Android M), 5.5-inch FHD display with 401 PPI
    • 16 GB ROM, upgradeable up to 64 GB, 13 MP front and rear camera, 2600 mAh battery

    Pros: Bright display produces rich colors, slim profile, build quality, front and rear camera

    Cons: Average sound

    At this price point, the slim profile InFocus M680 is one of the leading choices with the great display, good both front and rear cameras, but it lacks only at the battery life. Lenovo K-3 Note (at a slightly higher price) and Moto G3 (water resistant) are the strong contenders against it, but if you need performance in a sleek and beautiful device then this is the right bet.

    Best Mid-range smartphones 2016

    Lenovo Vibe K4 Note


    • 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
    • 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
    • 13 rear adn 5 Front camera

    Lenovo’s Vibe K4 Note is also a good option in the budget smartphone segment.  There is 16GB of RAM which can be further extended using a microSD card. Lenovo has also improved on the UI and the phone is able to provide a decent battery life as well. The phone also offers a decent camera and commendable battery.

    Micromax YU Yunicorn -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 12,550

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5 inches IPS LCD 1080 x 1920 pixels, Resolution (~401ppi),
    • CAMERA rear 13 MP, Front camera 5 MP, Android OS v5.1.1 OS
    • Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
    • 4 GB RAM, Internal 32 GB, microSD up to 256 GB, 4000 mAh battery

    Pros: Very good build quality and aesthetics, Great battery life and Useful software services

    Cons: Underwhelming camera performance, No FM radio

    The metal unibody is well crafted and the lightly brushed look for the back is a good aesthetic touch. It’s not very slim at 8.5mm. The 5.5-inch full-HD display has a dense enough pixel count for sharp pictures and text. Camera is an average but the software is really interesting with some additional useful software services. Overall the performance and specs of this phone are good at this price point and one can consider this phone for getting a balanced smartphone experience.

    LEECO LE 2 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 11999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-inch screen with 403 PPI and 1920x1080p resolution
    • 16 MP rear camera with dual-tone flash and 8 MP front camera, 1.8 GHz
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa Core CPU, 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM 32 GB ROM
    • Fingerprint identification, Infra-red remote control

    Pros: Build quality, camera, performance, decent battery

    Cons: No 3.5mm jack, no expandable storage

    The Phone looks premium and feels great as it has curves at both sides. At the price of 12k, this is one of the perfect devices having the balanced configuration, and offer decent performance without any lag or glitches. However, you may miss the expandable storage and 3.5mm jack.

    Huawei Honor 5X -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 12,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5 inches Full HD screen, 2GB RAM
    • Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex- A53, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    • 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 128GB)
    • 4G LTE, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front- facing camera,
    • Fingerprint sensor, 3000 mAh battery

    Pros: Decent design and build, Great display, Reliable performance, Excellent fingerprint sensor

    Cons: Rear metal body prone to scratches

    The Honor 5X is a good mid-range smartphone packed with all features that you will expect from any smartphone. It’s built well, has all the right connectivity options, and has a decent camera too. Additionally, it has a good screen and useful fingerprint sensor that does a lot more than most competitors offerings.

    Vivo Y27L


    Price: INR 12,999

    Key Specs:

    • 64-bit snapdragon1.2 GHz Quad core processor, Adreno 306
    • Android 4.4.4 based, 4.1 -inch HD IPS, 1GB RAM
    • 8 MP rear and 5MP front camera, 2260 mAh battery

    Pros: Good camera, attractive UI, lightweight and sleek

    Cons: Lags while multitasking

    Vivo Y27L smartphone comes with a good camera and bright display though there is no issue while using the device, yet performance lag can be seen easily while switching between apps or games. The mid-range smartphone could be a good bet if you are looking for a device sleek and compact device, else spend a little more and buy other available options such as Asus Selfie for the better camera and overall performance.

    Lenovo Zuk Z1  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR  13,499

    Key specs:

    • 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
    • Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
    • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
    • Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
    • 64 GB, 3 GB RAM
    • 13 MP rear and 8 front camera

    Pros: 64 GB Storage, Good Performance

    Cons: None

    If you are looking for a well-balanced smartphone then Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 can be your choices.  The good thing is that it offers onboard 64 Gb at this price. Also, the Lenovo and Cyanogen are able to get a very good performance out of the old chipset. The Cyanogen OS provides a clean interface and you can customize it to your heart’s content. It also offers an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) enabled 13MP camera.

    Moto G4 Plus  -Best smartphones


    • 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
    • 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
    • Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity

    Pros: Fingerprint, camera, Gorilla glass 3

    Cons:  Costly

    Moto’s G4 Plus is no doubt a good phone but not as powerful as the Redmi Note 3 or the LeEco Le 2, it still performs quite well.  Still Moto G4 Plus is very durable  Smartphone and has a well optimised UI. The G4 Plus is running on the latest Android OS with very little changes made to it.  Moreover, the 16MP laser assisted rear camera on the G4 Plus is able to produce really good looking images and is really fast to focus.

    Zopo Speed 7 Plus  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 14,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.0-inch (1080 x 1920p) 441ppi display, 1.3 GHz Octa-core processor
    • 3 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB)
    • 13.2 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera, 2500 mAh battery
    • Z-UI based Android 5.1 Lollipop

    Pros: Bright and large display, battery life, performance, camera

    Cons: Build quality

    Zopo Speed 7 Plus has solid built quality and bright IPS display that produces vivid colors and battery last for about a day. The front and rear shooters are perfect for almost every moment. It runs smoothly without any performance lag.

    Oppo R7 lite -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 17,990

    Key Specs:

    • 5-inch AMOLED display (720 x 1280 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop), 1.5 GHz Quad-core CPU, Adreno 405 GPU
    • 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB
    • 13 MP rear and 8 MP front camera, non-removable Li-Po
    • 2320 mAh battery

    Pros: Bright display, slim profile, great design, stunning camera

    Cons: Low resolution 720p

    R7 Lite is a beautiful smartphone encased in a metallic back shell. The front is entirely covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects it from scratches and smudges. At the rear, the aluminum panel feels solid and provides good grip. Oppo R7 Lite not only feels premium but also offers seamless performance. It has a bright display but with lesser resolution as compared to Moto X play and Xiaomi Mi 4.

    CREO MARK 1 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 19,999

    Key Specs:

    • 5.50-inches (1440×2560 pixels) screen, Gorilla Glass 3 on Both sides
    • 21 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, Android L 5.1.1,
    • Customized UI Fuel OS, 1.9GHz octa-core CPU, PowerVR G6200 GPU
    • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB memory (expandable to 128 GB), 3100 mAh battery

    Pros: Build quality, unique features, good camera, monthly updates

    Cons: Camera UI, a bit lag when playing high graphic intensive games.

    The first attempt of Creo Mark 1 smartphone is really different than other available smartphones, however, full glass body attracts a lot of smudges. Overall it runs smoothly, has good cameras at front and back, and combines some unique features. This could gain attention for its unique features such as Sense, Echo, and Retriever.

    Best High-end Smartphones 2015

    Vivo V3Max


    Price: INR 23,980

    Key Specs:

    • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, 4 GB RAM
    • 32 GB internal storage expandable to 128 GB
    • 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, 13 MP rear camera with flash, and 8 MP front camera
    • Fingerprint sensor and Quick charge, Android 5.1

    Pros: Beautiful design, fast charging, quick fingerprint scanner, solid build quality, good speaker

    Cons: Price is a tad high

    Vivo V3Max has an aluminum alloy back cover with a zircon sand coating which is anodized to create an elegant shimmering effect with a smooth tactile finish. The Vivo V3Max is no doubt providing you excellent hardware and performance but still you can consider some other phablet options available under 25000 price range.

    Micromax YU Yutopia  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 24,990

    Key Specs:

    • 5.2” Sharp WQHD IPS display, 4GB RAM
    •  Snapdragon 810 Processor, 21 MP Camera
    • 5 MP front camera, 3000mAH battery

    Pros: 2k screen, 4 GB RAM, quick charge, great display

    Cons: Protruding camera, gets heated while playing high-end games.

    The smartphone features a rectangular unibody metallic design and has a thickness of 7.2mm that fits in the hand nicely. Competing at a price of 24k, the Yu Yutopia is pretty impressive and comes as a complete package with great display, great performance, great camera and great battery life.

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    Key Specs:

    Price: INR 24,999

    Key Specs:

    • Display 5.50-inch and 1080×1920 pixels, Processor 1.6GHz, Rear
    • Camera 13-megapixel and Front Camera 4-megapixel
    • RAM 4GB, OS Android 6.0.1, Storage 64GB
    • Battery capacity 3000mAh

    Pros: Bold, unique look, Good performance and Free cloud storage and services

    Cons: Disappointing camera and battery.

    The phone looks cools and has a sturdy body with slim profile. It has vibrant display but the bezel at the bottom is much large, it could be little small. Overall it runs smoothly without any lag in the performance whether you play games or do other activities, but the camera, as well as battery, could be better.




    Price: INR 26,999

    Key Specs:

    • 6.0” AMOLED Display, Gorilla Glass 3, 5020mAh Li-Ion
    • 64GB expandable up to 256 GB, Fingerprint Scanner, Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
    • Media-Tek Octa-core Cortex-A53 1.3Ghz
    • Mali-T720MP3 GPU, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front

    Pros: AMOLED Display, Gorilla Glass 3,5020mAh Li-Ion, expandable Sd-card, 64GB storage

    Cons: Bulky because of big battery

    The Gionee M5 Plus display is also big with a 6.0 full HD AMOLED display which is very sharp and vibrant with deep blacks.The phone is a little bit hefty and big for people with small hands. Moreover, the Android Nougat is about to come but the phone still runs on Android 5.1. Grab it if you need a great battery life.

    ONEPLUS 3  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 27,999

    Key Specs:

    • Gorilla Glass 4, 5.5-inch AMOLED Full-HD Display, 16MP primary camera (PDAF), and 8MP front facing camera
    • OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS, 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz Kryo
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, RAM, 64GB internal memory
    • Dual nano-SIM dual-standby (4G+4G) with NFC enabled and reversible type-C connector, 3,000 mAh battery

    Pros: Premium design, 6GB RAM, mute button, fast charging, AMOLED display, front camera

    Cons: No micro-SD slot

    The body of the phone is carved out from a single piece of aluminum that means it has a uni-body design. If you want a phone that is future ready then OnePlus 3 would be your choice as it comes with 6 GB RAM. The display of OnePlus 3 is 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080×1920 (Full HD) resolution with pixel density of 401ppi. One Plus 3 is a perfect device combining powerful hardware at very right price point and it might be one of best choices for a smartphones to buy around 27K.

    Asus Zenfone 3 -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 27,999

    Key Specs:

    • Display 5.50-inch (Resolution 1080×1920 pixels), Processor 2GHz,
    • Rear Camera 16-megapixel and Front Camera 8-megapixel
    • RAM 4GB, OS Android 6.0, Storage 64GB, Battery capacity 3000mAh

    Pros: Great design and build quality, Good screen, 4K video recording support and Fast fingerprint scanner, performance

    Cons: Glass is prone to fingerprints

    Asus has used 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass both on the front and rear, which makes the device look elegant. The glass on the front and rear are held by a metal frame which feels sturdy. The glass makes it beautiful, but at the same it the front works like a magnet to fingerprints. Overall, it is a great device with good camera and battery that can last for more than two days, making it a good companion without thinking of battery backup.

    Zopo Speed 8  -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 29,999

    Key Specs:

    • Display 5.50-inch, 1080×1920 pixels, Processor MediaTek Helio
    • X20 MT6797, 4 GB RAM, OS Android 6.0, 32 GB internal memory
    • 21 MP Rear & 8 MP Front Camera, 3600 mAh Battery

    Pros: Deca-Core CPU, Good battery life, good build quality, Fingerprint scanner for additional security

    Cons: Only 32 GB internal and no micro SD card slot

    Zopo Speed 8 is packed with the powerful combination of hardware, to compete with most of its rivals. The screen produces rich colors meaning you can enjoy videos and games. It runs smoothly without any performance lag. But the bigger downside is – it has only 32 GB of internal storage as well as no microSD slot to upgrade to memory.


    Asus Zenfone Zoom -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 35,465

    Key Specs:

    • 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 128 GB ROM
    • microSD (up to 64 GB), 4GB RAM
    • 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom
    • OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • 5 MP front camera, Android 5.0, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel CPU
    • 3000mAh Li-Po battery

    Pros: Quad HD+ Display, fast performance, great design, long battery life

    Cons: Older Android 5.0

    Asus Zenfone Zoom is a real pleasure for people looking a device that can suffice their shooting needs, without compromising on performance. It doesn’t only look rich also having the 3X optical zoom capability, huge 128 GB storage capacity, 4 GM RAM and Intel Atom processor, this smartphone can easily handle heavy apps and games.

    HTC ONE M -Best smartphones


    Price: INR 35,465

    Key Specs:

    • 5.2 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565ppi), Android v5.0.2 OS
    • Octa-core 2.2 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Internal storage 32 GB
    • Expandable up to 2TB, Rear Camera 20 MP, Front camera 4 MP
    • Dual SIM, No removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery

    Pros: Fast and smooth performance, good screen, and audio, good camera

    Cons: Frequent heating on gaming and a little expensive.

    HTC One ME has a 5.2-inch IPS display panel with the screen resolution of 1440x2560p i.e 2K or QHD. The fingerprint scanner is also pretty fast and sensitive and unlocks the handset within seconds. The BoomSound speakers with Dolby Audio and the QHD screen did make for a great combination for multimedia consumption. he phone performed well but there is some heating issue while playing games and also the price is very high for the hardware specs it provides.

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Dual Sim -Best smartphones

    Key Specs:

    • Dual Sim, NaNo-SIM, GSM
    • 12.0 Megapixels Camera with Flash
    • Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
    • 5.5 Inch Display,2560 x 1440 pixels
    • 32 GB Internal Memory
    • 4 GB RAM

    One og the best Android phone in the market is S7 edge form Samsung with almost all features you need in your daily life. The camera, display and battery al are awesome.

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    LG G5 – Best smartphones


    Price: INR 54,000

    • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 5.30 inches FHD (1440×2560 pixels)
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 16MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 2.15GHz quad-core, RAM: 4GB
    • 32GB, Micro USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack, Battery: 2800mAh

    Pros: Good screen, Excellent cameras and performance and Modular design

    Cons: Average battery

    The LG G5 has a metal body, with a separate frame and rear shell. It has dual-camera lenses which let you capture wider images than single lens as well detailed pics with natural colors in both day and night light conditions. The fingerprint sensor works smoothly and the latest USB Type-C lets you charge the device quickly. Overall it is a grat bet to spend 40k, just the battery could be better.

    BLACKBERRY PRIV – Best smartphones


    Price: INR 62,500

    Key Specs:

    • 5.4-inch dual-curve OLED display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~540 ppi pixel density)
    • Snapdragon 808 Processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB RAM
    • 32 GB Internal Storage, 18MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Weight: 192 grams

    Pros: Multitasking, good display, offers best of both BlackBerry and Android Ecosystem, nicely grips in hand

    Cons: Gets heated, comes at a premium Price

    The ultra-thin Blackberry Priv Smartphone includes a dual-curved screen, touch and physical keyboards, 18 MP camera, with tools that allow users to manage and control their privacy. Blackberry has packed a whole lot of good ideas, bunch of productivity tricks but will not be enough to win over the likes of Apple and Samsung smartphones. The smartphone will be cheered by fans of Blackberry who want to have a Blackberry device coupled with Google’s services.






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