Nowadays Android phones are attracting maximum of the customers in the market, it can be quite a challenge to pick the one that brings in all the desired features without stretching your wallet too much. Keeping this mind, we bring you the latest and the best Android smartphones below Rs 15,000 for this month, that give you a bang for your buck.
1. Micromax A116 Canvas HD
The indigenous manufacturer never ceases to surprise us with its amazing offerings that bundle up powerful specs within a budget price tag. It's latest 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android Jelly Bean powdered A116 Canvas HD is just one such device. This impressive phablet squeezes in a 5-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel camera and a VGA front-facing camera in its beautifully crafted 144x74x10.7 mm body. Priced at Rs 14,499, this is company's first smartphone with a quad-core processor. The phablet also houses 2,100mAh battery, MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB) and dual-SIM capabilities.
2. Karbonn Titanium S5
Another indigenous manufacturer that has continued to surprise us with its strong offerings in the mid-range segment is Karbonn. The latest smartphone from the maker dubbed Karbonn Titanium S5 boasts of some impressive spec list for a Rs 11,990-priced device. First of all the device is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. To top it off it works on the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system along with a 1GB of RAM. And it gets even better. Titanium S5 also sports a impressive 5-inch IPS qHD display along with a equally impressive 8-megapixel auto-focus primary camera with flash light, and a 2-megapixel front camera for video chatting. Successor to the popular Karbonn Titanium S1, the Titanium S5 also offers 4GB internal memory with 32GB external memory support via Micro SD card. On connectivity front, the dual-SIM phone comes with support for 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and houses a 2,000mAh battery for uninterrupted multimedia and talk time.
3. Sony Xperia Sola
Sony's Xperia Sola's unique floating touch technology which has the ability to transform your finger into a cursor, enabling you to scroll, move back and forth and do a lot more without any physical touch to the device - made it a instant hit among Sony fans. Combined with stunning and sleek body and a powerful 1GHz dual core processor, this NFC enabled device also packs in two NFC Xperia SmartTags in the box which can be personalized with up to 10 commands. Additionally the device comes equipped with a 3D surround sound audio technology and a fast capture to snap camera from sleep in over a second with a single key.With access to Sony Entertainment Network and Music Unlimited, the Xperia Sola makes for a perfect choice for those looking for a device that packs in both beauty and brawn. Sony Xperia Sola currently retails for Rs 14490.
4. Byond Phablet PIII
With the growing popularity of phablets, it comes as little surprise that manufacturers are cashing in on the trend. The latest addition to the phablet market is - Byond Phablet P3. A product of Pune-based Byond Tech, Phablet PIII impresses with its 6-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Powered by Android 4.0 ICS, the hybrid also boasts of a 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera for initiating video calling and chatting. The internals looks quite good, with a 1GHz dual-core processor powering up the phablet. Backed by a 2500mAh battery, this dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) equipped device provides a host of connectivity options via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G and Bluetooth 2.0. On the storage front, it houses a 4GB space which can be extended to 32GB via a microSD card. The Byond Phablet PIII retails at Rs. 14,499 and given its impressive list of specs, makes for a enticing pick.
5. Lava XOLO Q800
This recently launched smartphone under the XOLO brand, the Q800 sports a 4.5-inch IPS screen with 960x540 pixel resolution. Drawing power from its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS for a smoother and seamless user experience, XOLO Q800 also demonstrates great camera capabilities thanks to its 8-megapixel rear camera backed by a BSI sensor. This combination promises good pictures even in low light conditions. Other goodies found under the hood include 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 2100 mAh battery life. Available in black, this 3G-enabled phone is priced at Rs 12,500.
6. WickedLeak Wammy Titan 2
WickedLeak marks its presence in the mid-range smartphone segment with Wammy Titan 2. The Titan 2's monstrous 5.3-inch IPS display with 960x540 pixels resolution goes hand in hand with a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Your camera needs are taken care of a 12-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Retailing for Rs 14,000, WickedLeak Wammy Titan 2 best suits the need of phablet lovers on budget.
7. LG Optimus L5 Dual
For the dual-SIM Android phones fans, LG's stylish smartphone in its trendy L-Series category, LG Optimus L5 Dual derives a mention. Powdered up by Android 4.0 ICS and a 800 MHz processor, the smartphone brings on board, a new and improved Optimus 3.0 UI and an Adreno 200 GPU. Priced attractively at Rs 13,199, it flaunts a 4-inch display with a 320 x 480 pixels resolution. Its 5-megapixel camera comes with LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, auto focus, face tracking, image editing, video recording capabilities among others. That's not all it also has several other camera features like continuous shot, panorama and zero shutter lag exposure. The dual-Sim GSM + GSM phone ships with FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity. On the storage side, it packs a 512 MB RAM along with a in-built 3 GB storage which can be further expanded to 32 GB using a Micro SD card.
8. Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500
Spice's Stellar Horizon Mi-500 continues to be a popular choice among consumers, looking for a Android 4.0 ICS powered device that pack in a 5-megapixel primary camera followed by a 0.3-megapixel secondary camera. Priced at Rs 12,499, this dual standby SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone comes fitted with a swanky 5-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 1 GHz dual core processor along with a dedicated 300 MHz GPU, to satisfy all your multimedia cravings. The smartphone also houses GPS/ AGPS, Wi- Fi Tethering and a strong battery backup for uninterrupted talk and play time. In addition the Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500, is country's first 'secure Android' smartphone and brings a bouquet of antivirus and secure solutions like Anti-Theft and Vault- privacy lock among others.
9. Celkon A119 Signature HD
Celkon's tempting offering in the budget-phablet market, Celkon A119 Signature HD further expands the choices for budget consumers. Priced at Rs 13,499, the smartphone brings on board stunning 12-megapixel auto-focus camera at the back and a 3-megapixel front camera. It also sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution along with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Offering support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPRS, the A119 Signature HD features a descent battery back up of 2100mAh promising up to 5 hours of talkative. On the storage front, a 4GB internal storage with a microSD card slot expansion upto 32 GB takes care of all your needs.
10. Sony Xperia E Dual
This latest mid-range smartphone boasts of dual SIM capability and comes fitted with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen. Fueled by a Android 4.0 ICS, (with Android Jelly Bean update soon) and a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, the device is backed by a 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 32 GB via microSD card. The device retails for Rs 10,990 and makes for a great buy for Sony fans looking for Android features and dual-SIM functionalities in one.