Last year turned out to be a significantly important one for Indian smartphone market.
A lot of things changed in the market, a lot of new devices came to the battleground and several bigger giants saw their revenues shaken by smaller players, which made the Indian dream of these giants a little more tough to achieve.
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But all these things collectively marked the beginning of a revolutionary era for Indian smartphone industry – an era due to which reach of smartphone increased massively, an era that showed the country that smart technology is no longer a luxury of wealthy and can definitely be accessible to middle class people as well, and finally, an era that made high-end devices with premium specs accessible to middle class buyers.
We take a look at 5 such awesome devices, which provide the premium build quality and high-end specs packed together for less than Rs. 30,000 INR for the first time ever.
#1. OnePlus One
At present there can not be a better show stealer than OnePlus One. When you buy this jaw-droppingly awesome smartphone, you get so much for Rs. 21,999 that you can not believe it for a while.
OnePlus One is a premium device from every angle – it is nicely built, it has 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a whooping 3GB of RAM, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and much more than that. But do you know what is the biggest kick in this device?
It is CyanogenMod 11S operating system based on the foundation of Android KitKat.This is what provides a user experience that is so customizable yet so easy to use that you will find it better than stock android in many aspects.The device is available in 16GB and 64GB storage options.
#2. Moto X 2nd Gen – 29,999
Unlike the original Moto X that was not too awesome in any department, the new one launched last year is best in all departments.
The impressive, customizable design of original device has been bundled with superb performance of a quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU, all of which make it a performance powerhouse. The 13MP camera of device is also awesome with 2MP secondary camera.
The user experience of Android 4.4.4 installed in the device is not stock android, but it is too close to stock android that you will not find much difference.
To store the stuff there are options of 16GB and 32GB internal storage. And finally there is a stunning 5.2-inch full HD display to make every detail sharp and clear.
#3. LG G2 (32GB) – 29,000
Like most other Android flagships, LG G2 also comes with a 13MP camera. Plus, the 2.1MP secondary camera is also good enough for selfies and video calling. However, what makes G2 special is its two-axis optical image stabilization technology, which helps it in competing with the image quality of Lumia smartphones.
If you have never been a Lumia user, you would like to know that high-end Lumia smartphones provide awesome quality images even in poor lighting conditions. If you would like to enjoy that kind of photography experience on Android, G2 is your safest bet.
It has also got a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, a 5.2-inch large full HD display and 32GB internal storage.
#4. Nexus 5 (32GB) – 29,500
It comes with a powerful 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset that can easily handle the pressure of your 3D gaming, 2GB of RAM, a crystal clear 5-inch full HD display, 8MP primary camera, 1.3MP secondary camera and 32GB of internal storage.
It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, plus there is a certainty of receiving future updates before other devices. Definitely a device for true performance lovers and Android fans.
It is available in Black, White and Red colors.
It is hard to find anything missing in this smartphone. Although Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is the most expensive device in our list at a price of Rs. 29,999, still it is worth mentioning because it is the most powerful device in almost all aspects in our list.
It has a 6-inch large qHD display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 16MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera.
Plus, it has the most powerful 4000 mAh battery inside. Did you see why I said it is powerful in all aspects? Compare it side by side with all other phones in the list and you will come to know that.
A device with this much at 30k bucks is clearly a steal deal.
As you can see in the list given above, today there are more powerful devices in 25-30k segment than we could think about in 2013. If you want to buy a smartphone in this price segment, this is the best time to get it.
You can choose almost any phone from the list given above without worrying much because all devices are powerful enough and have been concluded on the basis of user as well as expert reviews, so you will not be disappointed with any of these.
Just keep your requirements in mind before choosing one. For example, camera lovers may find their heaven in Lumia 1020 while performance lovers may not get anything better than OnePlusOne.
So just keep your requirements in mind and get one awesome smartphone for yourself!
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