Top Phones To Buy This February 2017

With smartphones flooding the market, it has become a tough task to decide which one to buy. When you plan to buy a smartphone you need to look for a phone which has the features you want, preferably of the brand you like, and it also has to be within your budget. Taking all this into consideration makes for a tough shopping decision, so here is an article to simplify it for you and suggest which smartphones you should opt for within your budget and why:

1) Under Rs. 7000:
As Digital and Cashless India progresses along with 4G internet speed cheaply available, many budget smartphones are launched which support this network. Under Rs 7000, there are various well-known brands selling smartphones such as Lyf, Xolo, Karbonn, iBall, Swipe, etc. On comparing Coolpad Mega 3, Intex Cloud S9, Micromax Canvas Mega 4G and Xpress 4G (i.e. the best models from the top brands in this price range), Intex Cloud S9 is the best choice for a budget smartphone since it is loaded with great features which includes a fingerprint scanner, 4G enabled dual SIM and a great battery capacity. You can buy this product on Amazon.

Intex Cloud S9:
i) Priced at Rs. 6,499
ii) Display Size: 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p Touchscreen (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: Cortex A53, Quad core, 1.3 GHz
v) RAM: 2GB
vi) Internal Storage: 16 GB
vii) MicroSD support: Yes, up to 32GB
viii) Primary camera: 8MP, Dual LED Flash
ix) Front Camera: 5MP
x) Battery: 3650mAh
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Dual Micro SIM
xiii) Color: Grey or Blue




2) Rs. 7000 – Rs. 13000:
The recently released Redmi Note 4 has topped our list in this price range. Though it forces you to choose between a second SIM and a microSD card with its hybrid SIM slot, it is still the top selling phone when compared to Lenovo K6 Power, Moto G4 and G Play, and also its own prior models of Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S Prime due to its premium features for a budget price. You can buy it at the next flash sale on Flipkart on 30th January at 12 noon and on MI India site on 3rd February at 12 noon.

Redmi Note 4:
i) Priced at Rs. 9,999 to Rs. 12,999
ii) Display Size: 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Quad Core, 2 GHz
v) RAM: 4GB
vi) Internal Storage: 64 GB
vii) MicroSD support: Yes, upto 128GB
viii) Primary Camera: 13MP, Dual LED Flash
ix) Front Camera: 5MP
x) Battery: 4100mAh
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Dual SIM (Second SIM Hybrid Slot)
xiii) Color: Black, Dark Grey or Gold

3) Rs. 13000 – Rs. 18000:
Within mid-range smartphones, Motorola’s most recent release, the Moto M 64GB has taken the best phone title amongst smartphones ranging up to Rs. 18000. When the specifications of the Moto M 64GB were put up against Vivo V5, Oppo F1S, Xiaomi Mi Max 32GB variant and Motorola’s own best seller, Moto G4 Plus, it is known to give more flexibility in terms of internal and expandable storage via microSD card up to 128GB while still having overall good specifications similar to its competing models. The Moto M is available exclusively on Flipkart.

Motorola M 64GB:
i) Priced at Rs. 17,999
ii) Display Size: 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: MTK Helio P15, Octa Core, 2.2 GHz
v) RAM: 4GB
vi) Internal Storage: 64 GB
vii) MicroSD support: Yes, upto 128GB
viii) Primary Camera: 16MP, Dual Flash
ix) Front Camera: 8MP
x) Battery: 3050mAh, TurboCharge
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Dual Nano SIM (Second SIM Hybrid Slot)
xiii) Color: Silver and Gold

4) Rs. 18000 – Rs. 24000:
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 128GB was launched in May 2016 as a successor to its 32GB variant. When compared to more recent smartphones like Samsung Galaxy A8, Gionee M5 Marathon Plus and Oppo F1 Plus, it still stands out as the biggest phone in terms of its high-end specifications and screen size towering at 6.44 inches, all packed within Rs. 20000 smartphone. You can buy the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 128GB variant on Amazon and MI India site.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime:
i) Priced at Rs. 19,999
ii) Display Size: 6.44 inches
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: MTK Helio P15, Octa Core, 2.2 GHz
v) RAM: 4GB
vi) Internal Storage: 128 GB
vii) MicroSD support: Yes, upto 256GB
viii) Primary Camera: 16MP, Dual LED Flash
ix) Front Camera: 5MP
x) Battery: 4850 mAh
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Dual SIM- Nano and Micro SIM (Second SIM Hybrid Slot)
xiii) Color: Gray, Silver and Gold




5) Rs. 24000 – Rs. 27000:
The Huawei Honor 8 won by a narrow margin when compared to HTC One Me, OnePlus 3, Sony Xperia XA Ultra and also the Moto Z Play 32GB which was released on the same week as the Honor 8. Its dual 12MP primary camera and presence of NFC features are the two main reasons the Honor 8 is the honorable top smartphone of our list in this price range. OnePlus 3 has the most RAM (6GB), however it’s comparatively out-dated and it’s best to invest Rs. 2000 more and go for its successor, the OnePlus 3T, which offers better specifications, in case you are fixated on buying a OnePlus smartphone. You can buy the Huawei Honor 8 on Tata Cliq, Amazon, HiHonor Site or Croma.

Huawei Honor 8:
i) Priced at Rs. 26,990
ii) Display Size: 5.2 inch
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 950, Quad Core (2.3 GHz, Cortex A72) + Quad Core (1.8 GHz, Cortex A53)
v) RAM: 4GB
vi) Internal Storage: 32GB
vii) MicroSD support: Yes, upto 128GB
viii) Rear camera: Dual 12MP, Dual LED Flash
ix) Front Camera: 8MP
x) Battery: 3000mAh
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Single Nano SIM
xiii) Color: Pearl White, Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold

6) Rs. 27000 – Rs. 34000:

After the fan favourite smartphone OnePlus 3 got an upgrade last year, the OnePlus 3T is currently the dominating phone in this price range. In comparison to the specifications of Samsung Galaxy A7 and even the newly launched Vivo V5 Plus, the OnePlus 3T holds the top position for a better processor and the fastest RAM. Even though it does not allow for an expandable storage nor does it have a flash support for its primary camera, it makes up for this with a massive internal storage of 64GB and great high speed camera quality. OnePlus 3T is available exclusively on Amazon.

OnePlus 3T:
i) Priced at Rs. 29,999
ii) Display Size: 5.5 inch (13.97 cm)
iii) Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080p (Full HD Display)
iv) Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Quad Core, 2.35 GHz
v) RAM: 6GB
vi) Internal Storage: 64GB
vii) MicroSD support: No
viii) Rear camera: 16MP
ix) Front Camera: 16MP
x) Battery: 3400mAh
xi) Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
xii) 4G Enabled Dual Nano SIM
xiii) Color: Gunmetal and Soft Gold

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