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Top 12 smartphones in India

Last updated on: July 26, 2013 13:16 IST

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Selecting a smartphone can be very confusing. Today, you don’t buy a smartphone only because it has the best specifications or the best design and build quality. Rather, you choose one also based on the operating system.

Here’s a list of 12 best smartphones available in the market to help you narrow down on your choice.

Source: Business Insider

Note: Price range is the lowest and the highest you would pay at different retailers for buying the phone.

BlackBerry Q10

Rank: 12

Price range (Black colour): Rs 40,521 to Rs 44,900

The only phone in the list with a keypad. It comes with 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Due to the small display, which is a touchscreen, the battery manages a talk time of 13 hours.

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Photographs: Courtesy, BlackBerry

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iPhone 4S

Rank: 11

Price range (White, 16GB): Rs 28,499 to Rs 38,199

The first retina display iPhone comes with 1 GHz dual core processor. The 3.5-inch display manages a resolution of 960 x 640. It's a great smartphone to use Apple's ecosystem and collection of apps.

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Image: A customer shows off her new iPhone 4S as she leaves an Apple Store in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Samsung Galaxy S III

Rank: 10

Price range (White, 16GB): Rs 26,940 to Rs 27,500

The phone with 1.4 GHz quad core processor is one of the best selling phones of all time and it helped Samsung to establish itself among the top phone maker globally.

The phone still scores among the preferred buy with its 1 GB RAM, super AMOLED display and a decent battery back up.

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Image: A woman presents the Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone during its product launch in Jakarta.
Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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The BlackBerry Z10

Rank: 9

Price (Black): Rs 30,544 - Rs 42,490

This is BlackBerry’s flagship product and the company hoped to make a comeback with it. The specs are similar to BlackBerry Q10.  The Z10 has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM.

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Image: A woman presents the Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone during its product launch in Jakarta.
Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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Nokia Lumia 920

Rank: 8

Price range (White colour): Rs 29,256 - Rs 32,959

Nokia’s flagship device may not sound powerful with 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM, but it does everything that you would expect from the phones in its league. It has one of the best camera that takes good photographs in low light conditions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II

Rank: 7

Price range: Rs 27,500 (in exchange offer) to Rs 36,645 (with the offer)

This device gave Samsung the boost it needed to popularise the phablets. Following the success of the large display (5.55-inch) in this phone, Samsung went ahead to launch Galaxy Mega with a 6.3-inch screen.

If you compare to the flagship products of other companies, Note II is still a powerful phone going by the specs. It has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. You are bound to love the S Pen that comes with the phone.

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Image: A model poses with the new Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet device during Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

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LG Optimus G Pro

Rank: 6

Price range (Black colour): Rs 38,899 - Rs 38,990

The 5.5-inch display of this phone is crisp with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. LG’s flagship device is a powerhouse with 1.7 GHz quad core processor and 2 GB RAM and slightly bigger battery than Samsung Galaxy Note II.

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HTC Windows Phone 8x

Rank: 5

Price range (Blue colour): Rs 22,576 - Rs 34,559

HTC phones are much better designed than most of its competitors and same holds true for this phone. HTC 8x combines gorgeous looks with a great performance.

It comes with a 4.3-inch HD display with 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor and one 1GB RAM.

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Photographs: Courtesy, HTC

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Rank: 4

Price range: Rs 36,254 - Rs 39,500

It was one of the most-awaited phones of this year and it did disappoint some people who called it 'gimmicky'. The phone, however, is the most advanced phone in the market and the only one with an Octa core processor.

It also has one of the best primary camera with a resolution of 13MP. The phone also comes with few sensors that are not yet found in competing devices. These include RGB light sensor (for Adapt Display) and temperature and humidity sensor (for weather).

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Google Nexus 4

Rank: 3

Price range (Black, 16GB): Rs 25,349 - Rs 25,990

If you are looking for pure Android experience minus the gimmicks, this has to be the phone. Comes loaded with 1.5 GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM and 4.7 HD display. It competes with the flagship products of all phone majors and offers great value for money.

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HTC One

Rank: 2

Price range (Sliver, 32GB): Rs41,299 - 42999

It’s probably the best-looking phone in the market. It flaunts a stunning metal design, powerful quad-core processor, and a beautiful 4.7-inch 1,080p screen.

It has an HTC UltraPixel Primary Camera that takes the best video and photos compared to other devices. It also takes the best pictures in low-light conditions.

The 2,300 mAh battery gives you a talk time of 18 hours on 3G network and 27 hours on 2G.

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iPhone 5

Rank: 1

Price range (Black, 16GB): Rs 42,513 - Rs 45,500

Yes, it is a 1.3 GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Yes, it is probably the smoothest and most intuitive phone you will lay your hands on. It does have the retina display that makes its screen as one of the best. And once you have it, you will love the simplicity of its design. But these are not the only reasons to buy Apple’s flagship device.

You also buy this phone because it has the largest and the best apps compared to any other ecosystem. Apple is also known for the timely software updates that allow users to access newer new features.


Photographs: Courtesy, Apple

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