If you are looking to pick up some new smartphones ahead of Diwali, here are a few suggestions.
The first week of November witnessed some new smartphone releases that are worth a look, especially if you are low on budget. It would be an understatement to call these phones budget phones, as they pack some high-end specs that only seen in flagship devices. Nevertheless, these phones can be your latest upgrades this Diwali.
Samsung Galaxy On7
Samsung joined the budget bandwagon with its Galaxy On7 smartphone. The handset boasts a 5.5-inch HD screen, 13MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP front snapper and a 3,000mAh battery. The 4G LTE smartphone also packs dual SIM slots and is powered by a 1.2GHz Exynos 3475 quad-core processor backed by 1.5GB RAM.
The Galaxy On7 offers 8GB onboard memory with option to expand up to 128GB and additional features such as Ultra Data Saving and Ultra Power Saving modes. Available in gold and black, the Galaxy On7 sells for Rs 10,990 exclusively on Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy On5
To accompany the premium budget device, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy On5 to attract low-budget shoppers. The Galaxy On5 features identical specifications as the On7 with selective changes. The handset boasts a 5-inch HD display, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front snapper and a 2,600mAh battery. The remaining features, including the processor, RAM and storage, are the same as the Galaxy On7.
Available in gold and black, the Galaxy On5 is available on Flipkart for Rs 8,990.
Micromax Canvas 5
Micromax upped the ante on its premium budget device range by launching Canvas 5. The handset offers some impressive specs to fend off rivals in its range. Powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, the Canvas 5 features 3GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, dual SIM slots, metal body and 4G LTE support.
The handset sports a 5.2-inch Full HD screen with 2.5D curved touch screen and 423ppi. It also has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash, PDAF and a 5MP front snapper for selfies.
With these premium specs, the handset is retailing just for Rs 11,999.
Gionee S Plus
Gionee wants to make its presence felt in the budget smartphone space, so it launched the all-new S Plus. The handset features a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED screen, 13MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front snapper. Gionee S Plus is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. Under the hood, there is a 3,150mAh battery with fast charging tech.
Other notable features include dual SIM slots, 4G LTE support, USB Type-C port and Android 5.1 Lollipop based Amigo 3.1 UI.
Available in Dark Blue, Gold and White hues, Gionee S Plus costs Rs 16,999.
InFocus has a pretty decent brand image in the budget smartphone market. The latest model, M535, strengthens its position with challenging specs and price. InFocus M535 sports a 5.5-inch HD screen, premium metal body, a 13MP main camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and an impressive 8MP front snapper. It is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and a 2,600mAh battery.
The handset offers 16GB onboard storage with up to 64GB additional support, 4G LTE bandwidths, dual SIM slots and Android 5.1 Lollipop based InLife UI 2.0.
Available in gold and silver, InFocus M535 sells for Rs 9,999.