by Purav Thakkar, CEO of Innvonix Technologies | World Executives Digest |
It always feels good to have more at less price. Are you looking for the best smartphones? Here’s a list of what we think are the best mobile phones in India for 2017 based on their specs. These are the best phones available in the market right now, including Android and Windows Phone handsets and should give you great value for money. All these phones are 4G compatible, so you can consider this list including the best 4G phones. These phones offer features like 4GB RAM, excellent camera and processor, long battery life and latest OS version. So let’s start with the first one on our list:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi had quite a hit on its hands last year with the Redmi Note 3. It was a phone that got almost everything right, that too at quite a bargain. To be on top of our list this year was quite a challenge. The Chinese company didn’t experiment much on the winning formula with the incrementally-updated Redmi Note 4. Switching between apps or launching apps won’t take forever with the Redmi Note 4, thanks to the octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor but that is a lower benchmark score to Snapdragon 650 on Redmi Note 3.
There is no heating issue and the battery life is amazing but lacks fast charging support, the device takes more than 2 hours and 30 minutes to charge completely. The camera performed decently with many modes available, also equipped with slow motion video recorder. The metallic finish is as good as its predecessors. The IR blaster is the big plus. You can control your appliances using the phone and the accompanying Mi Remote app.
But with the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant costing Rs. 12,999, the Redmi Note 4 earns our pick as one of the best phones for under Rs. 15,000 – as long as you can manage to buy one.
Moto G5 Plus
Launched in March 2017, Moto G5 Plus Smartphone, was quick in becoming the talk of the town.
It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display. The Moto G5 Plus runs Android 7.0 OS and is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Boasting of performance and power, this Dual SIM Smartphone comes with connectivity options like GPS, HotSpot,Wifi,Bluetooth.
The 12 MP rear camera comes with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom and Video Recording. The 5 MP front camera gives decent results for selfies.
What separates Moto G5 Plus is that it comes with water-repellent coating. The finger print sensor saves time from password hassles. And for all those travelling lot, Moto G5 Plus comes with a Turbo Power charger that charges up to 6 hours of battery in just about 15 mins, so you can always be on a move. So what are you waiting for?
Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo has been releasing showstopper handsets in this budget. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor making it unique in our list. The Pro-fitness sensors and Professional sensors will give you access to hundreds of health apps. The 5-inchmobile comes with fingerprint sensor below the screen in the front.
Lastly, the large 3500mAh battery it managed to pack into this phone keeps it running for an entire day, and the U touch button allows you to handle this phone in one hand easily and can be customized to launch your favourite apps.
Samsung Galaxy J7
The Samsung Galaxy J7 is powered by the latest1.6 (Exynos 7870) Octa Core Processor by Samsung making it less prone to heating and a great plus for performance. The smartphone is equipped with a great quality 13 MP rear camera which performs much better compared to lot of other 13 MP camera mobiles.
The build quality is good and touch is smooth and responsive.The front flash makes it unique in our list. Samsung J7 has a cool battery life with Super Amoled HD screen getting power from a massive 3300 mAH battery. It is one of the best Samsung smartphones if you are willing to shell out a little extra money and want a branded Quality mobile below 15K.
Honor 6X Dual Camera
What makes Huawei Honor 6x distinct is its dual camera in rear. The 12MP and 2MP duo work together to create sharpness and deeper background blur. The fun doesn’t end here as the front camera comes with a 8 MP selfie camera. Huawei Honor 6X has a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device for quick unlocking. The smartphone comes with great battery life with it 3450 mAH capacity battery.
Huawei Honor 6X is powered by the new Kirin 655 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.1 Ghz. It is quite fast and has comparable performance to Snapdragon 625 used in Redmi Note 4.
It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant priced at Rs. 12999 and the 4 GB Ram / 64 GB storage version is priced at Rs 15999. The mobile runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Huawei EMUI 4.1. The in-hand feel is almost comparative, but it’s slightly better on Xiaomi Redmi note 4. There has been a lot of comparisons between Honor 6x and Red Mi note 4. Both have their own strength areas and you can go with the one which best suits your need.
Mr. Purav Thakkar is a CEO of one of the fastest growing Offshore Web & Mobile Application Development Company, Innvonix Technologies and well-known blog writer for the mobility solution. He also shares his knowledge about upcoming mobile technologies periodically.