Top 10 Octa-Core Phones in India for year 2016

Octa-core processors are increasingly becoming more and more popular with the increasing need for multi-tasking on smartphones and with the issue of lag becoming more and more common, it seems that they are a step into the future.

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Therefore, if you are the one who is tired of slow processors and needs their phone to do many things at once, then these are the handsets you should be looking at as they offer both, great speed and efficiency at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Rs.23,480)

The former flagship from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S4 can still hold its own against any smartphone available in the market today.

Powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 CPU, the phone has fantastic speed and can multitask effortlessly making it a joy to use. The 5 inch Super AMOLED screen adds to the fun as does the 13MP front and 2MP rear camera.

With tons of other features that only Samsung can offer as well as with the guarantee of the fantastic after sales service that the brand has, this is easily one of the best octa-core phones available in the market today.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Rs.36,038)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3Speaking of flagships, the Galaxy Note 3 is another flagship phablet from the Samsung brand. It has a beautiful leather finish and an unbelievable battery life to boot.

Powered by the Exynos 5 Octa processor as well as 3 GB RAM, making everything on your phone a breeze and the 1080p 5.7-inch display is great for viewing media on your phone. The phone has a good 13MP rear camera and again, the Samsung brand does well to assure customers about the quality of the phone and if you have budget, go with Galaxy note 4, that’s more better then note 3, power-packed with lots of features!

Gionee Elife S5.5 (Rs.19,990)

Amongst the lesser heard of brands, Gionee has grown exponentially recently and has been marketing itself extremely well across the board.

The Elife is amongst the best that the brand offers and is regarded as one of the slimmest phones that exist. However, this does not compromise in any way on the performance that the phone offers. With a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, it works superfast in all respects – be it multitasking or gaming and this is supplemented by the 5-inch Super AMOLED screen, which has full HD and giving crackling display. The phone also has the customised Amigo UI, which adds to the brilliance of the phone.

A great proposition in terms of both hardware and software, the Gionee Elife S5.5 is easily one that is a giant killer.

Lenovo Vibe X2 (Rs.19,999)

lenovo vibe X2

A brand which has always been popular for its innovativeness, Lenovo has gone one step further with the Vibe X2. The phone comes with a unique design of “layers” which in reality are covers or cases. Firstly, there is a battery layer which functions exactly like a power bank. Another of these layers is one that has built in JBL speakers and can also act like a stand helping users watch movies in a perfect position.

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The Vibe X2 has a powerful and superfast octa-core processor, which is great for multitasking and supplements the concept extremely well. The phone is rounded off with a 13MP primary and a 5MP secondary camera, which makes it perfect overall and a great proposition for its price.

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Huawei Honor 6 (Rs.17,999)

Huawei Honor 6Not particularly renowned in the smartphone market, Huawei is set to change all of that with the Honor 6. A 1.7 GHz octa-core processor that comes with a 3GB RAM, making its performance amazingly quick. Lags are a thing of the past on this phone.

This is further supplemented by a full HD 5-inch screen that delivers great display. The 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera add to the amazingness of this phone.

Superfast and great value for money, this is a phone that comes packed with features and performance that makes it a natural choice for those looking to do a whole lot with their phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Rs.33,400)

Samsung Galaxy S5The Galaxy series from Samsung has always set the tone for the brand and S5 is one of the major phones in that line up.

It comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a full HD display which makes it great for watching movies or pictures. The phone also has the signature Samsung Touchwiz UI and the fingerprint scanner really sets it apart. Power on the phone comes with the Exynos chipset and the octa-core processor does extremely well to manage and divide the heavy as well as light processes.

This, combined with the 2GB RAM, gives it great speed and performance. The 16MP rear camera makes up the exhaustive list of features that the phone has to offer and is a great buy that comes with Samsung’s credibility.

Alcatel Onetouch Idol X Plus (Rs.13,999)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol X Plus


While many would be surprised to see a brand like Alcatel on this list, the Onetouch Idol X Plus is a very compact and good package for the price that it comes at in its segment.

With an octa-core processor that delivers a mighty 2.0GHz of clock speed, the phone is really fast and performs well even in case of performing many things at the same time. The 13MP camera adds to the overall package and the 5-inch screen provides good viewing angles making this an excellent value for money phone.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (Rs.30,499)

Samsung Galaxy A7


Yet another Samsung phone on this list, the Galaxy A7 comes with great build quality and performance which sets it apart from others.

With a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen, the phone offers a full HD resolution and the multi-touch facility make it great fun to use as well. The processor is the Snapdragon 615 chipset which is paired with an octa-core processor which delivers 1.7 GHz on one set of quads and 1GHz on the other.

This in addition to the Adreno GPU make things work amazingly fast on the phone. With the 13MP camera as a benchmark, the phone also comes loaded with tons of other features as well as a 5MP front camera making it an overall winner.

Micromax Canvas Gold (Rs.15,266)

Micromax Canvas Gold


Micromax has grown by leaps and bounds in the Indian market recently and has been doing amazingly well with its versatile range. The Canvas Gold is another such offering which shows why Micromax has become a force to reckon with in the smartphone segment.

A beautiful 5.5-inch display that comes with full HD resolution, the Canvas Gold is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 which allows it to handle high-end gaming, multi tasking or practically any other task that is given to it. The 16MP auto focus camera at the back and the 5MP front camera add to the versatility of the phone and make this one of the best value buys in the market today.

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 (Rs.14,999)

Micromax Canvas Knight A350


Another great phone that Micromax offers is the Canvas Knight. It comes packed with features and specifications that help it punch well above its weight in the category that it is in.

With a 2GHz octa-core processor that is supported by 2GB of RAM, it is among the most powerful smartphones available today and handles almost anything with much ease. Not only this, the 16MP back camera and 5MP front camera add much to the phone and make it great for taking pictures and the full HD display is great for watching movies as well.

Overall, the phone is complete value for money that can handle multitasking and intensive working with ease.


Octa-cores might be a new thing, but they are certainly gaining popularity. If you too are looking for a phone that does away with lag and allows you to run a hundred things at the same time, then these are the ones you should be looking at.

While an average octa-core processor may not be much of a value addition, the phones here have all been tried and tested and have proved to be great to use and to multitask on.

So if that is what you are looking for then any of this top 10 should be the one for you.