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From China with love: Top 10 smartpones and tabs in India

July 14, 2014 15:06 IST

From China with love: Top 10 smartpones and tabs in India

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Shruti Puri

These Chinese devices are flooding the Indian markets with latest innovations and designs not to mention very affordable rates. Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, LG and all Indian brands beware!

Chinese companies have really improved their products and some of the latest smartphones and tablets from Chinese manufacturers confirm the same. In fact, these smartphones combine innovation and quality bringing in a new wave in the smartphone and tablet market.

These Chinese brands have made the competition even fiercer and are proving to be the major upcoming rivals to established leaders like Samsung, Apple, LG and Sony.

Some of these brands have already left a lasting impression on the Indian buyers who are now slowly shifting towards these new promising brands.

Let's look at few handsets from Chinese manufacturers which have completely changed the perspective of Indians buyers towards Chinese devices.

1. Gionee Elife E7 (Rs 26,999)

This handset holds a strong profile and a solid feature set.

Overall, the build is solid and gives you a perfect grip. The 5.5-inch screen size offers 1080 pixel resolution along with Android-based UI, named Amigo.

Its memory and processor specs totally match its price and you will feel that there is nothing that this mobile lacks. The company ships this handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB RAM, which means you can easily go for high-end games, applications and multitasking.

Further, this phone comes in two variants -- one with 16GB internal memory and other with 32GB. This phone will also serve you well if you are a dedicated shutterbug because the company equips it with a 16MP primary camera.

What further gives it an edge over other mobiles is its 8MP front-facing camera, which allows you to go for excellent video calling and selfies.

This phone totally aims to offer you with unique and advanced specs and that too at very realistic price.

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Image: Gionee Elife E7
Photographs: gionee.co.in

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2. Lenovo Vibe X (Rs 19,999)

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This handset has marked its place in the market because of its crystal clear and sharp display. Its 5-inch screen offers a pixel density of 440ppi (pixels per inch). Such high pixel density allows you to enjoy your videos the way they were meant to be watched.

The Lenovo Vibe X also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Even the hardware specifications are very strong for this mobile.

It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and packs inside a quad-core MediaTek MTK 6589T processor thats is clocked at 1.5GHz and is coupled with 2GB of RAM.

Its 13MP primary camera and 5MP front camera are some of the other specs that fetched this handset so much fame and name. Just one glance at its body and design and surely you will want to hold it in your hands!

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Image: Lenovo Vibe X
Photographs: lenovo.com

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3. Gionee Elife E6 (Rs 22,999)

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This is one of the best models by Gionee, which is both feature and design oriented. You may find the body to be made of plastic, but somehow the company has managed to provide it a premium look.

Further, this handset is very light and slim, that is, only 7.9mm in thickness, which means your wrists won't hurt even if you work on it for long continuous hours.

Its 5-inch display with OGS technology offers a crisp on-screen view so that you don't feel any stress or strain while working on it. The company packs it with customised Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS based Amigo platform along with a solid Mediatek MTK6589T SoC that runs at 1.5GHz and is coupled to 2GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, there is no microSD card slot for memory expansion, but its built-in 32GB storage capacity will keep you happy and satisfied. If you are a budding photographer then its 13MP snapper will surely appeal you with its features and functionalities.

Also, you can go for clear video calling and selfies with its 5MP front facing camera. This handset scores good points and can be one of your choices if you are planing to buy a high-end mobile.

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Image: Gionee Elife E6
Photographs: gioni.co.in

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4. Gionee Elife S5.5 (Rs 22,999)

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This handset is going to blow your mind just at the first glance. It is stunning, amazing and is world's slimmest handset! Yes, you heard it right!

It is the world's slimmest mobile till yet with just 5.5mm of thickness.

Further, the back panel is too glossy and reflective but you need not worry, it keeps the smudges far apart from it.

Overall, the body fits in hand perfectly and with its crystal clear display and awesome sound quality, it becomes you very own mini-home theatre. The company packed this handset with MediaTek's octa-core SoC which runs at 1.7GHz speed and is coupled to a 2GB RAM.

It runs of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based Amigo 2.0 platform.

A quad-core processor and a significant amount of RAM allow you to have seamless experience with this handset and its 13MP primary camera fetches you amazing and life-stunning shots. The company is very positive to receive a grand success through this model.

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Image: Gionee Elife S5.5
Photographs: gioni.co.in

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5. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 (Rs 28,999)

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This tablet is one of the best tablet present today in the market. The specs are strong, the design is trendy and the price is realistic.

Overall, this tablet is best to experience a smooth gaming and net surfing experience.

Its 10.1-inch screen allows you to work on it very comfortably and strain-free and if portability is not your priority, you can safely invest your money here.

The model is available in two memory variants of 16GB and 32GB and both these models support microSD card slot for memory expansion.

With this tablet, you can also go for decent shots and a clear video calling. The company packs this tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software and quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, which further allows you to have a lag-free experience with it.

This tablet has too much to offer at a very genuine price and if you are looking for a device for entertainment, this one will suit you the best.

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Image: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10
Photographs: lenovo.com

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6. Xiaomi Mi3 (Rs 14,999)

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This is one of the best Chinese mobiles among the others, which is soon likely to hit the Indian market. The model has already gone official at the company site and will be available from July 15.

The critics are very much positive that this handset is going to give a very tough competition to Moto G, since it is offering comparable specs at almost the same price.

The company has packed the handset with 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.

Further, its 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera will give a good push to its sales.

This handset maker is often known as the 'Apple of China' and buyers are eagerly waiting for the Xiaomi Mi3 to launch. If you are planning to buy a budget-mobile, just wait for a couple of days. Your patience will be paid off!

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Image: Xiaomi Mi3
Photographs: mi.com/en/mi3

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7. Oppo N1 (Rs 39,999)

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This Chinese handset maker has come up with a unique camera design and has launched the first smartphone with rotating camera.

The N1 camera allows a rotation of 206 degree and at each angle it locks firmly so that you can get the best of the shot. This company totally aims to offer quality and that too within budget.

Another unique feature about this Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS powered smartphone is its O-touch panel, which allows you to scroll, tap and snap photos without blocking your display screen.

Further, its O-Control feature allows you to remotely operate your N1 camera so that you can use it even if you are away from your device.

These features are exciting, thoughtful and unique in the market and this is what happens when Chinese makers take the lead!

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Image: Oppo N1
Photographs: en.oppo.com
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8. ZTE Blade G2

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This handset is another budget-mobile from the Chinese manufacturer which is entertainment-oriented and feature-filled. It features a 4.5-inch screen which is optimum enough to offer a strain-free reading, surfing or watching time.

Its 5MP front camera offers a decent shots and the built-in camera functions help you even better your picture.

The company has provided it with a microSD card slot that allows memory expansion up to 32GB. With this much space you can easily store a huge amount of data.

In addition to these, this handset offers almost all the basic connectivity features so that you are always connected to your circle.

To support all these features, the company packs this handset with a strong 2,000mAh battery that keeps it fit and running throughout the day. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

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Image: ZTE Blade G2
Photographs: ztedevice.in
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9. Lenovo Idea Tab A1000 (Rs 9,499)

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This tab offers great specs at very realistic price. Its 7-inch screen offers an HD display with eye-popping visual clarity.

Further, its front facing Dual Dolby Stereo Speakers makes you enjoy your music like never before and it is the best feature to get at such an affordable price.

With its front camera you can always go for video calling with your near and dear ones but unfortunately, this model does not offer any rear camera.

The company packs this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based tab with 1.2GHz MTK8317 Dual Core Processor, which does not give any lagging problem at all.

You can go for this model if you need a pocket sized tab with a solid feature set and a comforting price tag.

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Image: Lenovo Idea Tab A1000
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10. Huawei Ascend P7 (Rs 28,000 approx.)

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With this model, the Chinese manufacturer aims to enter the high-end market and that too at very competitive price.

Its 5-inch display offers a pixel density of ~445ppi and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and this combination provides you with a sharp on-screen view.

Further, the company ships this mobile with a quad-core processor that provides a clock speed of 1.8GHz.

On top of this, you also get a 2GB RAM in this handset, which means that you can easily go for high-games and applications. Its 13MP rear camera with LED flash holds a good potential to attract the budding photographers and with its 8MP front camera, you can go for excellent video calling and selfies.

Overall, the build is solid, the specs are impressive and the best thing -- you get all these features at quite an affordable price!


Image: Huawei Ascend P7
Photographs: huawei.com
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