These days, the incorporation of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the smartphone displays has become a most sought after feature as it makes the screens strong and scratch resistant. Understanding this demand of the consumers, the manufacturers have started implementing this protective coating even in the entry-level offerings. The layer provides enhanced scratch resistance, better retained strength once a scratch happens and reduced scratch visibility. If you want to get grab one such smartphone without facing any budget issues, here we suggest some of the offerings in the entry-level and mid-range market segment with this protective coating on the screen.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S arrives fitted with a 4.7 inch IPS display with Dragontrail glass protection carrying a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The handset employs a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that is supplemented with Adreno 305 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 64 GB via a micro SD card and an 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 1080p video recording accompanied by a 1.6 MP front-facing camera. Other goodies onboard 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 5,999
Asus Zenfone 4
Asus Zenfone 4 comes with a 4 inch display with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is incorporated with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with hyper threading technology that is coupled with 1 GB of RAM. There is a 5 MP sensor at the back with auto focus and FHD 1080p video recording and has a VGA front-facer. Memory capacity stands at 4 GB and it can be expanded by another 64 GB using a micro SD card. Other aspects of the Asus offering are 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,600 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 5,999
The Moto E is one of the best selling smartphones and it is given a 4.3 inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the handset houses a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 400 MHz Adreno 302 graphics engine and 1 GB of RAM. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the device packs a 5 MP rear camera and has 4 GB of internal memory along with expandable memory using a micro SD card. It has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 1,980 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 6,999
Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG
The Zenfone 4 A450CG flaunts a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display that boasts a FWVGA screen resolution of 480×854 pixels and the scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. The raw hardware of the handset includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded up to 64 GB via an external micro SD card. With Android 4.4 KitKat, the Zenfone 4 A450CG features an 8 MP primary snapper, VGA front camera and a 1,750 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 6,999
Nokia Lumia 630
The Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone based on Windows Phone 8.1 platform sports a 4.5 inch display that carries a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels. Powering the device is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor ticking at 1.2 GHz clock speed paired with 512 MB of RAM. On the imaging front, the handset comes with a 5 MP auto focus primary camera without LED flash or front-facer making it similar to the Moto E. Other aspects of the phone include 8 GB of default storage that is expandable up to 128 GB, optional dual SIM facility, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 1,830 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 10,500/ Rs 11,500