The mid range smart phone segment is emerging as the hottest segment in the Indian mobile market. Phones in the Mid range segment are now coming with many of the hottest features which were hitherto available only in high end smart phones. More choice obviously adds to the confusion for consumers. Below are top 5 mid range smartphones available in the Indian market:
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro (Price: Rs. 16,299)
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattrois certainly the best mid range smart phone which have hit the market in the recent past. With the Quattro, Samsung wanted to strengthen its position in the mid range segment which was neglected by it for sometime. Quattro sports a high quality 4.7 inch display with a 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The gadget is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor and 1 GB of RAM making it very fast. It runs on the latest Android (4.1.2) Jelly Bean OS and an update to Android 4.2 too is assured as and when it becomes available. Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support and an internal memory of 8 GB are some other key highlights of the phone. A 5 megapixel rear camera which takes average quality pictures and can’t record HD videos is the only disappointment in this otherwise brilliant yet affordable smart phone.
Sony Xperia L (Price: Rs. 16,490)
Sony Xperia Lis one of the best looking mid range smart phones available in the Indian mobile market now. Xperia L stands out in the market with its eye catching and ergonomic design. The phone has a 4.3 inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen with a vivid color display. Xperis L is powered by a 1 GHz Dual Core processor and 1 GB of RAM which give it a decent processing speed. An 8 megapixel snapper mounted on its back takes good quality images and can also record HD quality videos. Availability of NFC makes the Xperia L future ready. There is no Dual SIM support which is slightly disappointing as most mid range smart phones available in the market now are Dual SIM enabled.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (Price: Rs. 18,490)
Samsung Galaxy Grand is a budget version of the more higher priced Samsung’s Galaxy Note Phablet series. Galaxy Grand Duos offers value to every penny you pay for it. It has a gorgeous 5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels which makes watching movies and pictures on it a great experience. The 1.2 GHz dual core processor along with a full GB of RAM makes the phone to work without any lags. It runs on Android 4.1 and hence supports most of the latest apps and games on the Play Store. Its 8 megapixel rear camera is something to talk about. The rear camera snaps high quality images and can also record videos in Full HD quality. Dual SIM support (GSM + GSM) and 8 GB of internal memory are other major draws for younger customers. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duoswill be good choice for people who are looking for a mid range phone with a bigger 5 inch display and who can spend a bit more than the Galaxy Grand Quattro.
Micromax Canvas HD (Price Rs. 13,850)
Micromax Canvas HDis one of the most affordable yet fully loaded phones in the mid range segment now. Canvas HD has a 5 inch HD screen which gives stunning viewing experience for a phone priced so low. A 1 GHz quad core processor and 8 megapixel rear camera put it on par with its more expensive counterparts in the segment. Canvas HD runs on the latest Android 4.1 OS and also has Dual SIM support. Poor build quality and non availability of software (OS) updates for Micromax phones are some minor aspects which go against the Canvas HD.
Nokia Lumia 720 (Price: Rs. 17,880)
Nokia Lumia 720stands out among the mid range smart phone segment due to its Windows Phone OS and unique design. The 4.3 inch display is made using ClearBlack technology which makes it easy to read even under bright lighting conditions. Its 6.7 megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens give perfect shots. Other hardware specifications of the Lumia 720 like a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM make it on par with other phones in the segment. Windows Phone OS is both its strength and weakness. The limited number of apps available for the OS could be a concern for heavy app users.