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Five dual-core Android smartphones under Rs 25,000

Last updated on: March 28, 2012 19:10 IST

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Sameer Mitha, ThinkDigit.com

If you thought a dual-core Android powered smartphone was out of your reach, think again!

Dual-core smartphones were considered a luxury premium product when they were introduced about a year ago. They were highly priced, packed a punch under the hood and finally we started seeing alternatives to a little device called the iPhone.

Now, one year later, dual-core Android phones have been available in India for quite some time. The Google Play Store is also filled with apps that take advantage of the powerful hardware under the hood of these devices.

With quad-core phones just around the corner we thought we'd take a look at some of the dual-core phones out there for you that have seen a slight dip in prices -- allowing us to bring you a list of the five best dual-core Android smartphones under Rs 25,000.

Will you pick up one of these as your next smartphone?




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1. Motorola Atrix 2

  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Display: 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera: 8MP AF Camera with an LED flash and a front facing camera
  • Battery: 1,785 mAh
  • OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Storage: 8GB Internal Storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Price: Rs 22,990

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Verdict

At its price point, the Motorola Atrix 2 is a fantastic product. It has a brilliant display. The MotoBlur UI skin over Android is fun to use with 5 customisable screens.

The device also has a micro-HDMI connector so you can playback content on your HDTV. Did we mention the phone is built like a rock?

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2. HTC Sensation

  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz Scorpion
  • RAM: 768MB RAM
  • Display: 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera: 8MP AF camera with dual LED flash, 1080p Video recording and a front facing VGA camera
  • Battery: 1,520 mAh
  • OS: Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread upgradable to ICS
  • Storage: 1GB Internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Price: Rs 24,000

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At Rs 24,000, the Sensation is one of the best smartphones from the HTC lineup. We really like the high-resolution display that is quite a bit better than what the competition has to offer at this price point.

If you are looking for an overall value for money product that isn't the Samsung Galaxy S II, you can definitely take a look at the HTC Sensation.

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3. Samsung Galaxy R

  • Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • Display: 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera: 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, 720p HD recording and a 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • OS: Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • Storage: 8GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Price: Rs 21,170

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The only drawback to the Samsung Galaxy R is that it doesn't feature a Super AMOLED Display. The 5MP camera is a great performer, the gorilla glass makes sure that your screen is safe and the battery life of the device is long enough to survive a hectic day.

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4. LG Optimus 2X

  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 512MB RAM
  • Display: 4.0-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus camera with an LED flash, 1080p HD video recording and a 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo, upgradable to 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Storage: 8 GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Price: Rs 19,990

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The Optimus 2X with the 1GHz dual-core processor offers a definite performance improvement over the smartphones powered by 1GHz single core phones. The extra power under the hood does make it a snappier device.

For a price of around Rs 20k, this is definitely a steal. Along with the extra power, you will get a very capable phone, excellent display, a good camera, HDMI video out capability and 8GB built-in storage.

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5. Micromax Superfone A85

  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 512MB RAM
  • Display: 3.8-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera: 5MP autofocus camera and a VGA front facing camera
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Storage: 8 GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Price: Rs 15,200

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Probably the only smartphone on our list to boast of gesture controls, the Micromax A85 Superfone is also the cheapest dual-core smartphone available in the market. Its battery life may be shorter than the competition and considering the price point of Rs 15,200 it does skim off on some features such as the camera and the build.

The bright side is that you get a Tegra 2 powered Android smartphone under 20k.

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