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Top 5 smartphones under Rs 10,000

Last updated on: January 27, 2013 13:05 IST

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Rahul Gupta

Got to buy the best Android smartphone under Rs 10,000? Then look no further.

The sub Rs 10,000 category of Android smartphones is today the most popular and the most active because users following this category often get newer and newer devices, and options are also in plenty. So if you are also looking for a sub Rs 10,000 Android smartphone then out of the many Android devices available in the market today there are some that have caught our attention as they offer superb value for money and great features too.

These devices are good enough for handling most tasks, and at the same time they won't get outdated soon. So here is our top five Android smartphones list for under Rs 10,000.



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Sony Xperia Tipo (Price Rs 8,800)

Sony's cheaper Android smartphone, the Xperia Tipo, despite being the cheapest, offers some good hardware specifications and comes with a design that is good looking as well as functional too.

The display of the device, at 3.2 inches, comes with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, which is not at all bad and does justice to most functions of the device. The colour reproduction of the display is good, but the brightness levels seem a little low for legibility in sunlight.

The low cost of the device comes with a few exclusions and a mobile Bravia engine is one of them.

Xperia Tipo is powered by an 800 MHz single core Qualcomm MSM7225AA processor featuring an Adreno 200 GPU for superior graphics. Coupled with 512 MB RAM the device gives out decent all round performance but limitations of the CPU will definitely come with highly processor intensive applications and games.

The device, with its timescape user interface, is quite fast and never lacks in anything from app execution to performance. To top it up the device comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system for better app compatibility.

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Image: Sony Xperia Tipo


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Samsung Galaxy Chat GT B5330 (Price Rs 7,800)

The Samsung Galaxy Chat GT B5330 is an upgrade to the older Galaxy Y Pro, with a much improved user interface along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system as well.

Galaxy Chat comes with a bigger 3-inch TFT LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution. Featuring capacitive touch the Galaxy Chat fully supports multi touch and swipe functionality. Along with that, for better texting and messaging the Galaxy Chat features a full Qwerty keypad and feather touch action keys as well.

Galaxy Chat has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a TouchWiz UI layered on top of it. Samsung's own ChatON instant messaging application is pre-loaded on this handset.

Galaxy Chat comes with a 2 megapixel camera at the back for capturing photos and VGA resolution videos. It offers 4 GB onboard storage and the capability to expand storage to up to 32 GB with a micro SD card.

Other features of this handset include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi support, and a micro USB 2.0 port.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Chat GT B5330


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Micromax Canvas 2 A110 (Price Rs 9,990)

Micromax Superfone Canvas A110, which is a successor of Canvas A100, has come out to be a better, faster and more popular big screen Android smartphone for the masses. The phone is an improvement over the older Canvas in mainly three areas, including display, camera and processor.

Micromax Canvas is for big screen aspirants and the phone comes with a 5-inch display featuring 800 x 480 pixel resolution and built using the In Plane Switching fabrication process that offers better viewing angles and a much higher contrast ratio as compared to older LCD displays.

The Canvas A110 comes with a faster dual core processor running at 1 GHz, coupled with 512 MB of RAM for better operation speeds.

The Micromax Superfone Canvas A110 flaunts an 8 megapixel rear camera with dual flash, along with a front facing camera for video conferencing.

The rest of the specifications of the Superfone Canvas A110 include a 2000 mAh battery, 3G, dual SIM connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android 4.0.4, gravity and proximity sensors and 32 GB expandable memory.

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Image: Micromax Canvas 2 A110


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Spice Mi 425 (Price Rs 7,500)

The Spice Mi 425 is yet another decent Android offering coming from an Indian device manufacturer. It has been launched in the Indian market very recently. Spice Mi 425 is good in terms of value for money and has a decent set of features as well. The display is a big 4.1 inch LCD with a capacitive touchscreen and high display resolution as well.

This is the only low cost or budget phone to come with the promise of being upgraded to Android ICS in the coming days.

It runs a speedy 1 GHz Scorpion processor, like the ones found on various Qualcomm chipsets, but when it is considered with the actual performance of the phone and the price, it gives total value for the money spent.

The phone looks sturdy, but the 5 megapixel back facing camera is something to cheer about.

For connectivity and data transfer there is 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, but that's not all as the Spice Mi 425 is also a dual SIM GSM smartphone. The phone comes pre-installed with several useful apps including Nimbuzz and Facebook.

Overall, the device looks good and surely with the kind of specifications it has, anyone would love to give it a try before buying a phone.

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Image: Spice Mi 425


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Karbonn A21 (Price Rs 6,000)

Karbonn, with the launch of many Android and other phones, is getting quite popular, and many new users have also started looking at it as a viable option with Android.

The Karbonn A21 comes with a 4.5-inch LCD display and 1.2 GHz dual core processor from Qualcomm. The phone offers dual SIM (GSM+GSM) connectivity while featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The RAM is 512 MB, which offers speedy app execution and performance.

Along with that there is a 32 GB expandable memory option along with 4 GB of onboard storage.

The Karbonn A21 gets a 5 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel front camera, and also features sensors like an accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass and 3D G-Sensor apart from 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The phone gets an 1800 mAh battery with claimed talk-time of 5 hours, making it absolute fun for the price.

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