Top 5 premium budget smartphones launched in November: QiKU Terra, Gionee Marathon M5 and more
Top 5 premium budget smartphones launched in November: QiKU Terra, Gionee Marathon M5 and moreFacebook / Qiku

It has been a busy November for several smartphone manufacturers. While companies like Xiaomi, BlackBerry, Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung and others welcomed refreshed models this month, new companies like QiKU, Obi Worldphone among others took the market by storm. If you are looking a smartphone that gives you more value for your money, here are top 5 recommendations for premium budget devices launched in November 2015.

Qiku Q Terra

QiKU Q Terra was launched in India on 27 November and made quite an impression with its high-end specs and affordable price tag. The handset features a magnesium and aluminium alloy unibody, fingerprint scanner, great camera and massive battery. QiKU Q Terra is available in India for Rs. 21,999 through Gadgets360. But the company said it will send out Q-invites to lower the cost of the handset to Rs. 19,999.

Key specifications

  • Display: 6-inch Full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 386ppi
  • Processor: Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Camera: 13MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP front snapper with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop based Qihoo 360 OS.

Read: QiKU launches high-end Q Terra smartphone in India

Obi Worldphone SF1

Yet another key contender in the budget smartphone space, Obi Worldphone is a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley. The Worldphone SF1 in India brings a new design strategy combined with great specs at affordable price. The handset comes in two variants 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The base model costs Rs. 11,999 while the higher-end model is priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available through Gadgets360 starting 7 December.

Key specifications

  • Display: 5-inch JDI In-cell display with Full HD resolution and 443ppi
  • Processor: 64-bit 1.5Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC
  • RAM: 2GB/ 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB/ 32GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13MP primary shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flash and 5MP front snapper with LED flash
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 5.0 Lollipop based Lifespeed UI.

Read: Obi Worldphone SF1 India price revealed, starts at Rs 11,999

InFocus M808

InFocus joined the premium budget smartphone race with its all-new M808. Available exclusively on Snapdeal, InFocus M808 costs Rs. 12,999. For the price, it offers quite a lot that makes it a prominent player in the competition. It has a metal unibody alongside other notable specs.

Key specifications

  • Display: 5.2 inch Full HD screen with 424ppi
  • Processor:64-bit, octa core 1.3 GHz processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera with 79-degree wide angle lens
  • Battery: 2,450mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Gionee Marathon M5

While most companies went big on other specs, Gionee addressed the most concerning battery problems in smartphones. With the launch of Gionee Marathon M5, the company aims to diminish the battery woes in phones. The handset has a dual battery set up that runs up to 4 days on a single charge. Gionee Marathon M5 is available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 17,999.

Key specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 6,020mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop based Amigo 3.1.

Read: Gionee launches Marathon M5 with 4 days of battery life; price, specs, availability

Micromax Canvas 5

While new companies venturing into India with best possible phones, India-based Micromax upped the ante with its Canvas 5. The handset comes with full metal body, good battery, camera and lot more. At Rs. 11,999, Micromax Canvas 5 is one of the best looking phones in the market.

Key specifications

  • Display: 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS 2.5D display, Gorilla Glass 3, 423ppi
  • Processor: 64-bit class 1.5GHz MediaTek (MTK6753)Octa-core CPU
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13.0-megapixel camera with Samsung 3M2 image sensor, dual-Led flash, 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,900mAh
  • Software:Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Read: Metal-clad Micromax Canvas 5 with Octa-core SoC in India; price, specifications

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