Top 10 Smartphones Between Rs. 25,000 – Rs 50,000 You Can’t Afford To Miss In 2014

In continuation of our previous post on the Top 10 Smartphones in the Rs. 20,000 segment, we now present to you a comprehensive compilation of the Top 10 Smartphones available in India up to Rs. 50,000.

10. Huawei Ascend P6:


The Huawei Ascend P6’s claim to fame is that with a depth of 6.18 mm, it is supposedly the thinnest Smartphone out there in the market, combine that with a 4.7 inch screen and you have a phone that will fit perfectly in your hands. The 4.7 inch LCD screen of the Ascend P6 has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This phone has a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor from Huawei itself and 2 GB of RAM. The stock OS that you’ll get is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean but it is upgradable to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Its primary camera sports an 8 Megapixel resolution while its secondary front facing camera has a 5 Megapixel resolution. Its on-board memory capacity stands at 8GB and can be expanded up to 32 GB. The Huawei Ascend P6 is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. Available from a starting price of Rs. 25,199, the Huawei Ascend P6 makes for a pretty good deal in this segment but loses out due to the brand’s lack of popularity and the absence of the ‘wow factor’ in the product.

9. Lenovo K900:


The Lenovo K900 is a 5.5 inch phablet with technical specifications that can send shivers down the spines of other established players in this segment. It has a 1920×1080 pixel resolution. It has got a Dual Core 2.0 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor along with 2 GB of RAM. It also has a dedicated Intel GMA graphics chipset clocking in at 533 MHz. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as its stock OS. The Lenovo K900 has a primary camera with a resolution of 13 Megapixels and its secondary camera has a resolution of 2 Megapixels. It has a 16 or 32 GB built-in memory capacity depending on the variant. This phablet is powered by a 2500 mAh battery.  With prices starting from Rs. 24,285, the Lenovo K900 definitely deserves more than just a second glance.

8. Gionee Elife E7:



If you though that the Lenovo K900 was impressive, then the Gionee Elife E7 will just take the game forward because this new entrant can give the biggies a run for their money. This Smartphone also has a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Under the hood, there’s a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm 800 SoC processor that is backed by a 2 or 3 GB RAM (depending upon the variant you choose). It comes preloaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. For the shutterbugs, the Gionee Elife E7 has a 16 Megapixel primary camera and an 8 Megapixel secondary camera. You can choose between the 16 and 32 GB variant. The E7 is powered by a 2500 mAh battery. While prices for this highly capable Smartphone start at Rs. 26,199 which is well justified for the kind of specifications on offer, Gionee need to establish their foothold in the Indian Smartphone market and perhaps prove a point or two with regards to customer satisfaction, post-sales back-up and a widespread dealer network. Only then will the Elife E7 be a total head turner.

7. Sony Xperia Z Ultra:


The Sony Xperia Z shouldn’t actually be classified as a Smartphone because of its sheer size. With a screen measuring in at 6.4 inches, this device is just 0.6 inches from being counted among the ranks of regular Tablets in the market. Dimension talk aside, this is a very capable device with its 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.  Its 6.4 inch screen boasts of 1920×800 pixels along with Sony’s class leading TRILUMINOUS display. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with Android 4.1 as its stock OS version.

This device is water resistant as well. There is an 8 Megapixel primary camera and a 2 Megapixel secondary camera. Surprisingly, the primary camera doesn’t have a flash support. There’s 16 GB of on-board storage capacity that can also be expanded all the way up to 64 GB. The Xperia Z Ultra is powered by a strong 3050 mAh battery that boasts of a good back up. This product has seen a recent price revision and is now available for Rs. 35,999 that makes it a decent option if a large screen and sleek looks are on your priority list.

6. Nokia Lumia 1020:


 The Nokia Lumia 1020 is perhaps the best bet in case you’re looking for a Smartphone that clicks great pictures. This phone has a 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280×768 pixels. It has a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm along with 2 GB of RAM. It comes with Windows Phone 8 OS. It’s primary camera that also turns out to be the major talking point with respect to this phone is a huge 41 Megapixel beast that boasts of Pure View technology, Carl Zeiss Tessar optics and a Xenon flash. The camera offers you a lot of control and adjustments. Its secondary camera has a resolution of 1.2 Megapixels. This smartphone has a 32 GB on-board memory capacity and is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. The Nokia Lumia 1020 retails from a starting price point of Rs. 43,149.

5. Sony Xperia Z1:


Sony’s flagship Smartphone, the Xperia Z1 is a premium Smartphone by all means. Its 5 inch screen has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and also has Sony’s TRILUMINOUS display technology. It has a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor, 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Xperia Z1 comes with Android 4.2. Its primary camera has a mammoth 20.7 Megapixel resolution while the secondary camera comes with a 2 Megapixel resolution.  It has 16 GB of built in storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB. This Sony is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The Sony Xperia Z1 is a dust and water proof Smartphone. It also allows its users to click under-water photos. The prices for the Xperia Z1 range from Rs. 36,799 onwards.


4. Google Nexus 5:


The Google Nexus 5 has already won itself tons of accolades in the past year. It has been a highly acclaimed and recommended Smartphone by a lot of experts. This device has a 4.95 inch screen boasting a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It has a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. Being a ‘Nexus’ device this Smartphone comes with Android 4.4 KitKat straight out-of-the box and will also be the first in line to receive all the Android software updates. The Nexus 5’s primary camera bears a resolution of 8 Megapixels and its secondary camera has a disappointingly low 1.3 Megapixel resolution. The Nexus 5 is powered by a 2300 mAh battery. This Smartphone is available in 16 and 32 GB options (memory capacity can’t be expanded any further) with prices for the 16 GB version starting off at Rs. 29,850 and going up to Rs.33,250 for the 32 GB version.

3. LG G2:


LG’s flagship offering in the Smartphone market – the G2 is a device that is equipped to the gills. It comes with a lot of distinct and special features that set it apart from the crowd. Its 5.2 inch almost bezel-less display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The G2 has a 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. It ships in with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Its primary camera has a 13 Megapixel resolution and the secondary camera has a 2.1 Megapixel resolution. It’s got a 3000 mAh battery. Even the LG G2 is available in two memory capacity options i.e. 16 and 32 GB. Prices for the 16 GB version start at Rs. 35,399 and go up to Rs. 38,599 for the 32 GB version.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3:


Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy Note 3 seeks to take the game forward from where the highly successful Galaxy Note 2 ended. Its 5.7 Super AMOLED screen has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It has an Octa Core processor (1.9 Ghz Quad Core + 1.3 Ghz Quad Core) with 3 GB of RAM. The Note 3 ships in with Android 4.3. The primary camera of the Note 3 boasts of a 13 Megapixel resolution while the secondary unit is a 2 Megapixel assembly. It is powered by a 3200 mAh battery. The on-board memory capacity stands at 32 GB which is expandable up to 64 GB. The Note 3 also has Samsung’s famous S-Pen that comes with its own set of intuitive features. The Galaxy Note 3 is available from a price of Rs.43,699.

 1. iPhone 5S:

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What do you do when you’re producing a product that virtually has no room for improvement as such? What do you do when the product that you’ve been producing already enjoys a strong and loyal fan following? The answer is – you build the iPhone 5S. Apple hasn’t tried anything adventurous with the iPhone 5S. Instead, it focused on rectifying the shortcomings of the iPhone 5. The 5S has a 4 inch screen with Retina Display technology and a resolution of 1136×640 pixels. There is a 64 bit A7 processor with a M7 co-processor especially dedicated for motion sensing duties, OpenGL ES 3.0 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.

The iPhone 5S ships in with the iOS 7. It has an 8 Megapixel iSight primary camera and a 1.2 Megapixel FaceTime secondary camera. Given our budget constraints, only the 16 GB version will fit in but otherwise the iPhone 5 S is also available in 32 and 64 GB versions. The 16 GB version is available at a starting price of Rs.48,549. the iPhone 5S scores high on design and build quality, fast and seamless performance and on the desirability factor. To sum things up, the saying, ‘’an iPhone is an iPhone after all” comes to mind and that is why the iPhone 5S is the best Smartphone you can buy in the Rs. 50,000 price bracket today.

Note – Prices mentioned here are as seen on flipkart.

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