Last week, we witnessed the unveiling of many smartphones in India as well as across the world. To provide a better perspective, we have listed top-rated devices for prospective consumers, who are planning to buy a new smartphone.
HTC 10 series:
The Taiwanese smartphone maker launched its flagship HTC 10 and a low-end 10 Lifestyle on April 10.
Both the devices house pretty same hardware, but differ in two key aspects.The former boasts the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (System-on-Chip) backed by sumptuous 4GB RAM, whereas the latter comes with the less superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and features 3GB RAM.
The USP of HTC 10 series is their camera hardware. They boast a 5MP front snapper with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, making HTC 10 series devices the only smartphones in the market to flaunt front camera with "Optical Imaging" technology.
On the back, they come with a 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, second-generation laser autofocus, dual-tone LED, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and auto HDR.
Meizu Pro 6:
Meizu Pro 6 made its debut on April 13. The highlight of the new phone is that it boasts "3D Press" feature similar to the 3D Touch in Apple iPhone 6S series.
For the uninitiated, the 3D Press technology enables the device's screen to intuitively sense the difference in finger pressure to enable new gestures — Peek and Pop. The users can peek in and out of content without losing their place. They just need to press the screen lightly to get a Peek at a photo, email, web page or other content, and if pressed a little harder, they content will Pop open.
Creo Mark 1:
Bengaluru-based Creo unveiled the company's first-ever smartphone dubbed the Mark 1 on April 13.
Creo Mark 1 guaranteed to get a new feature with every monthly update. It runs the Android-based Fuel OS. It offers stock-Android experience and also comes with a handful of nifty features such as Sense search, Echo (inbuilt voice-call recorder), Retriever (anti-theft security mechanism) and an intuitive messaging app with spam filter and quick-reply options, the company in the keynote presentation.
Micromax Canvas 6 and 6 Pro:
Home-bred smartphone maker Micromax unveiled two new phablets -- Canvas 6 and 6 Pro — on April 13.
The 5.5-inch Canvas 6 sports an all-metal body with fingerprint sensor on the back. It houses 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP snapper on the front and a 3000 mAh battery.
On the other, Canvas 6 Pro also features 5.5-inch full HD display, 13MP camera on the back, a 3000mAh cell, but it comes with plastic body and also lacks the fingerprint sensor. In other aspects, such as RAM capacity and processor, it is superior to the Canvas 6.
It comes packed with powerful MediaTek Helio octa-core processor backed by sumptuous 4GB RAM.
LG K10 and K7:
South Korean consumer electronics major LG announced the company's first made-in-India smartphones --- K10 and K7 on April 14.
Among the two, LG K10 is the top-end model. It features a 5.3-inch HD screen with In-Cell display technology and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop backed by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU with 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage and a 2,300mAh battery.
The LG K7 features a smaller 5.0-inch FWVGA screen, a Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 1.5GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, a 2,125mAh battery, and 5MP cameras on both the back and front.
Yu Yureka Note:
Micromax's subsidiary firm Yu launched the company's first 2016 smartphone, the Yureka Note on April 16.
It features a mammoth 6.0-inch full HD display, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, MediaTek octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP snapper and a 4000mAh cell.