Affordable Quad-Core smartphones in India

Smartphone processors' race has climaxed with invent of octa core processors,but not everybody can afford them.

Written by Muhammad Zulqarnain Zulfi | New Delhi | Published:May 28, 2013 8:50 pm

The smartphone processors’ race has climaxed with the introduction of octa core processors,but not everybody can afford them. However,if you are willing to downgrade your demands then there are many affordable Quad Core phones available in the market – prices start from Rs 9,500 going up to Rs 41,000. The loss in terms of performance may be in the range of 10-20%. If you can live with that,then go ahead and check out our top 5 most affordable smartphones with Quad-Core processors.

1. Samsung Galaxy Win

Price: Rs 17,900

Samsung’s entry level quad core smartphone,Galaxy Win Duos is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and features a quad core 1.2GHz 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 mobile processor,8 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM.

The phone is based on Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 chipset with Adreno 203 GPU,which is slower than Mediatek chipset used in most phones. It has a 4.7 inch display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution and has a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front and 5 megapixel camera at the back. It has a 2000 mAh battery to make it run longer.

2. Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi 535

Price: Rs 14,490

The Android Smartphone,Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro comes with a 5.3 inch display with qHD resolution of 960*540 pixels. The dual SIM handset is powered by 1.2GHz quad core Mediatek processor,1GB RAM and 16 GB built in memory which can be further expanded to 32GB via microSD card. The Smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Besides,it is equipped with a new improved wide angle 5MP front camera as well as 8MP autofocus rear camera with dual-LED flash. It is enabled with connectivity features 3G,Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.0 and a micro USB port. Packed with Li-Polymer battery with 2550mAh,it claims four hours of talk time.

3. Gionee Gpad 2

Price: Rs 13,999

The Gionee Gpad features a 5.3-inch IPS display and comes with 960*540 pixel resolution. Powered by Mediatek quad core processor at 1.2GHz,it runs on Google Android Jelly Bean operating system and features 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 32GB via microSD card slot.

Connectivity wise,Gionee Gpad G2 has dual SIM 3G and 2G connectivity,Wi-Fi,Bluetooth,GPS,microUSB and a 3.5mm jack. There’s an 8MP auto focus camera at its back while a 2MP camera on the front side of the handset.

4. UMI X2

Price: Rs 14000

The Chinese handset vendor UMI’s X2 has a 1.2 GHz MTK MT6589 quad-core processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU,and surprisingly,2 GB RAM which itself will convince you about the multi-tasking capabilities. It has a 5” IPS 5.0 Inch,IPS Retina Screen with HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with 441 PPI. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 2 coating that protects the screen from scratches.

The autofocus 13 MP rear camera with flash and a surprisingly good 3 MP front camera is more than enough to replace your normal camera.  The phone support dual SIM and has a 2500mAh battery,which is highest in the list.

This phone has possibly everything a user can ever wish for,that too at an affordable price tag of 14000. So if you care for specifications rather than brand,get one for yourself.

5. Celkon Signature HD A119Q

Price: Rs 12,499

Celkon Signature HD A119Q features a 5-inch display with 1280*720p resolution. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad core processor and comes with 1GB RAM 4GB of internal storage of which 2.56GB is user accessible. The storage can be further expanded by another 32GB through a microSD card.

Besides,it is equipped with a 12 megapixel camera at the back and a 3 megapixel front facing camera. It includes connectivity features like Wi-Fi,3G,Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS and is powered by 2100mAh battery.

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