Quad-core phones have taken off in a big way globally as they offer not only faster processing speed, but more functionality in terms of multitasking as well.
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So if you are one of those who do practically all that there is to do with your phone then the world of quad-core is waiting to welcome you with open arms and help explore all your needs and meet them with greater precision and speed, all the while keeping design and aesthetics in mind.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Rs.50,000)
With a huge 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen as well as a Retina scanner, the phone is a wonder to look at and amazing in terms of display. With a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, as well as an Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM, this phone offers an ultimate combination of power and performance and can be called upon for intensive gaming as well as high end graphics.
While not easy on the pocket, this is one phone that is certain to keep everyone who can get their hands on one extremely satisfied with its amazing features and fantastic display.
Lenovo Vibe Z2 (Rs.32,999)
It has 4G LTE support, which means that connectivity is fastest on it. It is powered by a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and a Snapdragon 801 processor. It also has 3GB RAM, making performance superfast and ensuring no lag while using the phone. With an Adreno 330 GPU, the phone handles graphic intensive games extremely well and comes with many other great features making it a treat to use.
With a great ultra sharp 6-inch display, the Vibe Z2 is an amazing phone for gaming addicts as well as those who are looking to multi task a great deal on their phones.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (Rs.64,700)
Firstly, the screen is more curved than on any other phone and the quad-core Snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM makes performance smooth as butter. The curved side when locked displays various notifications and when unlocked tons of options open up. The 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen is a wonder to look at and the movie viewing experience with the 16:10 aspect ratio is simply stunning.
A great phone overall, this packs in revolutionary technology with amazing performance and design.
Google Nexus 6 64GB (Rs.48,999)
The Nexus line is the flagship line of phones from Google and Nexus 6 is the latest addition to the family. Like all things Google, it comes packed with features and an amazing design.
The Nexus 6 comes with a 5.96-inch AMOLED display that renders crisp images and its latest quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM ensures that performance is nothing short of amazing. The 2.7GHz clock speed is another great addition which means multi tasking is a breeze and the Adreno 405 GPU makes game playing a great experience as well.
The phone comes with a 13MP camera that has an optical image stabiliser and the 2MP front camera makes selfie taking loads of fun.
All in all, this is yet another winner from Google.
HTC One M8 (Rs.39,534)
The HTC One is another great smartphone by the brand and comes with tons of attention to detail. With a metallic finish and a curved design, it is easily one of the best looking smartphones available today.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset and a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 GPU making multi tasking, gaming and general operation of the phone smooth and easy to handle.
The HTC One has a Full HD 5-inch display and the colours and viewing angles are strikingly good. The Dual 4MP UltraPixel rear camera and the 5MP front camera are both fantastic in terms of image quality as well as camera modes available.
HTC has definitely upped its game and is easily among the best manufacturers today, the One M8 is just another testimony to that fact.
LG G3 (32 GB) (Rs.34,999)
The phone comes with a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 and features 3GB RAM, which is great for multitasking and various other performance related actions on the phone. The display is a super sharp 2K display and 5.5-inch True HD screen is truly mind blowing. The 13MP camera that comes with the phone is good for recording 4K videos as well and the 3000 mAh battery is good enough to ensure that the phone can run for ages.
So anyone who thinks LG is a brand of the past needs to think again as the G3 gives it a much needed boost in the markets today.
Sony Xperia Z3 (Rs.40,802)
Sony has always been associated with great features and Z3 is no different. Running on the Android KitKat with the user interface of the Xperia, the phone runs great and looks great as well.
Powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU as well as Adreno 330 graphics this comes supported with 3GB RAM taking performance and speed to a whole new level. The Snapdragon 801 chipset adds to the mix and makes the phone smooth and amazingly fast.
The screen is a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD and also supports multi touch. The camera too is a mind boggling 20.7MP that comes with LED flash and autofocus ensuring that photos are perfect in every way. The front facing 2.2 MP camera too is amazingly good and Sony knows how to get the best out of its hardware.
HTC Butterfly S (Rs.49,900)
With a 5.5-inch Super LCD 3 touchscreen as well as a Full HD screen, this is great to look at and design wise a wonder as well. It also has the HTC Blink Feed and the HTC Sense UI 5.0 which are brand new additions to the model.
The quad-core processor on the phone delivers as much as 1.7 GHz of clock speed and the 2GB RAM is sufficient to ensure that the phone works smoothly and without lag. The Adreno 320 GPU adds to the brilliance of the phone and makes it a great gaming tool as well.
The rear 4MP Ultra Pixel Camera comes with various features and the front 2.1 MP camera is also great for taking selfies and delivers great picture quality.
HTC has made a name for itself in terms of creating phones that are really good in terms of design and the Butterfly S adds to that in terms of performance as well.
Nokia Lumia 1520 (Rs.39,177)
The Lumia 1520 is among the first in the “phablet” category of phones from Nokia. While the phone maker has not been in the news lately, this is a fantastic offering expected to establish Nokia as a force to reckon with in the market.
With an extremely quick and efficient Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset, the phone runs on Windows Phone 8 and offers amazing processing speed. The display is a full HD 6-inch screen and the camera is a fantastic 20MP PureView.
The battery too on the phone is good enough to support its high requirements and can run for more than a day even on heavy usage.
Oppo Find 7 (Rs.37,990)
Following the success of the Oppo N1, the Find 7 is the follow up offering from Oppo and comes with tons of new features that will set the benchmark for smartphones.
The screen is a 5.5-inch QHD Screen which has a resolution of a whopping 2560X1440 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core processor that gives it 2.5GHz clock speed and the Adreno 330 GPU makes it great for gaming as well.
The 13MP back camera and the 5MP camera in the front make for a great overall experience and this sets the Oppo Find apart from many of its competitors.
While it is true that number of cores may not matter in certain instances, the above phones show you that when done right, a quad-core can take so much out of your phone than a dual-core phone can.
Faster processing and more multitasking all make a quad core phone great and if you are one of those who need to manage email, social media, watch movies and listen to music, all at the same time then the above phones are just meant for you.