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Top 5 dual SIM smartphones under Rs 20k

March 24, 2014 16:57 IST

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Sandeep Budki

Each one of them offers great value for money because of their hardware, display and performance

With so many lucrative offers from different operators for voice and data plans it makes sense to have smartphones that have dual SIM capabilities so as to enjoy the goodness of both the worlds.

 

Motorola Moto G (16 GB)

The Motorola Moto G, which was launched in India earlier this month for Rs 13,999, comes with replaceable and colourful back panels.

It flaunts a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280x720 pixel resolution which means this display has 326 pixels per-inch pixel density. The display has been constructed using the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which provides some protection against the normal wear and tear.

The Moto G is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, and 1 GB RAM.

Motorla Moto G measures 11.6 mm thick and weighs 143 grams.

Note that the Moto G does not have a memory card slot.

Currently, it has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system but Motorola has assured Android KitKat update for the phone within a week.

At the rear, the Moto G packs 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash along with imaging features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face-detection, panorama and HDR.

The camera can record HDR videos and videos at 720p (HD) quality. In the front, it has a 1.3 megapixel camera for making video calls.


Image: Motorola Moto G
Photographs: motorola.com

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Micromax Canvas Knight

Micromax had recently launched its first octa core processor based smartphone, called as Micromax Canvas Knight, in India for Rs 19,999. The highlight of the phone is its design -- it comes with a glass back panel which makes it truly an eye-candy.

The Micromax Canvas Knight comes with the Mediatek MT6592T True Octa core platform. To assist the processor there is 2 GB RAM and Mali 450 MP GPU in the phone. It is based on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The Micromax Canvas Knight has a 5-inch full HD IPS LCD display.

The Canvas Knight is armed with 32 GB internal storage but it does not have expandable storage facility. Moreover, the phone has 16 megapixel rear camera, an LED flash light, and a 8 megapixel front camera.

To power the device there is a 2350 mAh non-removable battery.

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Image: Micromax Canvas Knight
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Xolo Q1100

Xolo Q1100 Android smartphone is available for Rs 14,999. This Xolo smartphone comes with Snapdragon 400 quad core chipset -- the same processor which is also being used in Motorola Moto G and the popular Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

The Xolo Q1100 has a 5-inch HD IPS display with One Glass Solution (OGS) display technology. It runs on Android v4.3 and is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and Adreno 305 graphics engine with 450 MHz clock speed.

There is 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and 32 GB external memory.

In Xolo Q1100, there is an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with BSI 2 sensor.

A 2 megapixel camera with BSI sensor is in its front.

The rear camera includes various features like scene detection and tuning, high dynamic range (HDR), low light enhancement, face recognition, vertical and horizontal panorama capture and geo-tagging.

Xolo Q1100 has a 2000 mAh battery which claims to provide up to 600 hours and up to 450 hours of standby on 2G and 3G network respectively. The talk time is 24 hours on 2G and 12.5 hours on 3G, claims Xolo.

The phone is available only in black colour.

Notably, Xolo is perhaps the only Indian manufacturer which has so far launched smartphones based on Intel, Snapdragon, Mediatek, and even Nvidia Tegra processors.

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Image: Xolo Q1100
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is available in India for Rs 18,450. The phone has a 5-inch display touchscreen but with 480x800 pixel resolution only.

The handset has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

The Grand Neo comes in 8 GB internal storage versions and has a 64 GB micro SD card slot. The phone has a 5 megapixel auto focus camera and an LED flash at the rear while a VGA camera is in the front.

The 9.6 mm thick smartphone (143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6mm) weighs 163 grams. It has a decent looking 2100 mAh battery which claims to provide 11 hours of 3G talktime.

It has Accelerometer, Compass, and Proximity sensors. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo has Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Kies, and micro USB support. It has also GPS with GLONASS support for navigation.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo
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Lenovo P780

To be honest the Lenovo P780 has something that would definitely attract the average Android buyer without any doubt. The device has an HD IPS display, quad core processor and a 4000 mAh battery pack which is huge in contrast to what most devices offer today.

It is available for Rs 17,700.

The 5-inch display of the Lenovo P780 comes with HD (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution and is scratch resistant due to mineral glass coating on top.

The Lenovo P780 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek MT 6589W processor, the PowerVR Series5XT graphic engine and 1 GB RAM. There is also an 8 megapixel camera capable of recoding HD resolution videos at 30 frames per second but it has only a VGA front camera.

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Image: Lenovo P780
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