We are already 4 months through 2015 and we have seen quite impressive phones which will suit everyone’s tastes and budgets. Brands like LG, HTC, Sony and Samsung have launched their flagship phones whereas now-popular brands like Asus, Xiaomi and Huawei have launched phones which are value for money. While flagship successors always impress, the mid-range phones too have left us awestruck, let it be with their hardware or their camera. Below are the top phones which you can consider if you are buying a phone now.
Mi 4i (Rs. 12,999)
Xiaomi successfully created a hype around the Mi 4i with their campaign of “i is coming” but, does the product live up to the hype? Well yes, it does! The Mi 4i sports hardware almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy A7 and the HTC Desire 826 and the best part is that it is priced almost 50% lesser. Xiaomi has again redefined the ‘Value-for-money’ term. It is hands-down the best product under 15k.
Lenovo A7000 (Rs. 8,999)
The Lenovo A7000 is a successor to the A6000 which was the cheapest 4G phone in India. Being the first smartphone having Dolby Atmos sound, it also has everything that its predecessor lacked like a bigger battery, 2GB RAM, etc. Lenovo has been taking their smartphone business rather seriously and the A7000 justifies that.
Zenfone 2 4GB ZE551ML Model (Rs. 23,000)
This price range has been ruled by Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and OnePlus One but Asus wants a piece of this pie and they rightly could get it with the new Zenfone 2 4GB RAM variant. Yes, you heard it right! It’s the world’s first phone with 4GB RAM. Although, to be honest, we aren’t sure if a phone really needs so much RAM. In totality, the phone, if not better, is as good as Mi 4 or the OnePlus One in every aspect.
Gionee Elife S7 (Rs. 24,000)
Gionee which is known for launching slim phones has launched their slimmest phone till now. The company did manage to make the Elife S7’s form factor fit into a 5.5mm thin body, while taking care of problems like overheating and ergonomics. The phone looks and feels like a comfortable and slimmer Xperia Z3. It’s definitely the best slim phone in the market without any major compromises.
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Rs. 50,000)
Shortly, after its launch in MWC 2015, Samsung wooed all of the critics with their new flagship model – the Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge. The S6 Edge is different than the S6 because of the slightly curved display on both the front sides, which presents an eye-pleasing design, but ultimately doesn’t offer any practical benefit over the regular S6. Both phones improve upon the plasticky build that previous Samsung flagships were criticized for; by incorporating a metal bezel and a glass back. They’ve got a Quad HD Super AMOLED Panel gives a PPI of 576, which is the best in the market right now. The phones come with an impressive 16MP rear camera which is probably the best camera on an Android smartphone as of writing this. Samsung offers a complete package here — a best in class display, camera and bonus useful features like fingerprint scanner, Ultra-power saving mode and heart rate sensor. Between the two, we would prefer you save your money and pick up the Galaxy S6 over the S6 Edge.
Moto Turbo (Rs. 42,000)
The Moto Turbo is a beast of a phone. It has a one of the biggest battery in the market at the moment, a huge 3900mAh unit to be precise. But the top-of-the-line hardware is also very battery intensive. So although Motorola claims 48 hours in one charge, you can expect a little less if you’re a heavy user of the phone. But even in that case, isn’t it better than all the phones out there that need to be charged twice daily? It’s the best stock Android phone you can get today; and more practically sized than the Nexus 6.
These are the top phones which we think you should consider if you intend to buy a phone today. These phones are not only value for money but are the best in their respective price range.