Shopping Guide: Top 5 smartphones Between Rs.15000 to Rs.20000

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    In this week’s Shopping Guide we are going to reveal our top 5 smartphones priced between Rs.15000 to Rs.20000.We have already reviewed our top 5 smartphones under Rs,15000 segment,you can read them HERE.Under the price segment of Rs.15000 to 20000,we wish to have at lease a qHD screen, Quad Core processor, 1 GB of RAM,a decent camera and a durable battery. let’s check my top 5 mid-range smart phones available in Nepalese market. (DATED-JUNE 22,2014)

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    1.Colors K1 Amoled

    Colors K1 was priced at Rs.32000 at its launch in October 2013 but the price has now heavily reduced and is now available for a price of Rs.19000.It has a beautiful unibody design.It sports a 4.8 inch HD screen with OGS technology.We have a MediaTek processor running at 1.5 GHz and a gig of RAM.This handset runs on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with 16GB of internal storage.There is no memory card slot for this device. There is rear camera of 8 megapixel resolution and a front camera of 5 megapixel resolution.The battery is of 2000 mAh.

    • SIM: micro SIM (3G)
    • DISPLAY: 4.8  inches, IPS panel, 1280 * 720   pixels (309 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY:16 GB internal memory;  No micro SD 
    • RAM: 1GB RAM
    • PROCESSOR:  1.5 GHz Quad Core (MediaTek MT6589T)
    • GPU: PowerVR SgX544
    • Camera: Primary: 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash; 720P Video Recording
    • Secondary: 5 MP
    • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
    • Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
    • Market price: NRP 19000

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    For:

    1. Unibody Design

    2.Great Specs for a price (It was priced at Rs.32000 during its launch)

    Against:

    1. Average Battery Life

    2. High Costumed Interface

    2. Nokia Lumia 630

    Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the most affordable smartphones around right now, putting it neck and neck with the Android-powered smartphones. The Lumia 630 runs Windows Phone 8.1, which is the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS. It brings with it a host of features that have so far been missing. It offers a 4.5-inch 16M colour ClearBlack display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is supported by 512MB of RAM. It also carries Adreno 305 graphics processor for game support and good visual experience. Despite not having a 1GB of RAM, you don’t see lags while multitasking as the Windows OS consumes less amount of RAM unlike Android OS.
    The Lumia 630 comes with a 5MP primary camera, however it misses the front camera and the LED flash. It is packed with 8GB of internal storage memory which is expandable upto 128 GB via the microSD card slot.

    • SIM: Dual-SIM; 3G enabled
    • DISPLAY: 4.5  inches ,IPS panel, 480 x 854  pixels (218 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY:8 GB internal memory;  micro SD up to 32 GB
    • RAM: 512 MB RAM
    • PROCESSOR: Quad Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7  Snapdragon 400 Processor
    • GPU: Adreno 305
    • Primary Camera: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash:NO, 720p Video Recording
    • Secondary Camera: No
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
    • Battery: Li-Ion 1830 mAh battery
    • Market price:17500/-
    NOKIA LUMIA 630
    NOKIA LUMIA 630

    For:

    • Mid range Windows smartphone
    • Latest OS
    • Snapdragon Processor

    Against:

    • No front camera and LED flash
    • Average RAM

    3. Karbonn Titanium S5 plus

    For a budget of around Rs. 16,500, the Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus is more than a decent option if you are looking for good performance and sexy looks. The device performs very well bearing in mind the segment it falls in.The improved and upgraded version of Titanium S5 features a 5 inch qHD screen with Quad core processor,1 GB RAM,not so great 8 MP camera and a 1800 mAh battery.If you want to learn more about Titanium S5 plus, check on review HERE.

    • SIM: Dual SIM (2G+3G);  Dual Standby
    • DISPLAY: 5  inches, IPS panel, 540 x 960   pixels (220 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY:4 GB internal memory;  micro SD up to 32 GB
    • RAM: 1GB RAM
    • PROCESSOR:  1.3 GHz Quad Core (MediaTek MT6582)
    • GPU: Mali 400MP2
    • Camera: Primary: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash; 1080P Video Recording
    • Secondary: VGA
    • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2
    • Battery: Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
    • Market price: NRP 14500
    KARBONN TITANIUM S5 PLUS
    KARBONN TITANIUM S5 PLUS

    For:

    1. Vivid and Bright screen

    2. Best design seen on a budget smartphone

    Against:

    1. Mediocre Camera performance

    2. Overheating issues while playing High End games

    4. TOUCHKON M504 

    Touchkon has been able to establish itself in the Nepalese smartphone space as a player that offers one of the  best value for its customers’ money Touchkon introduced the M504 a couple of months ago and this smartphone offers a 4.5 inch screen with a relatively low resolution of 480 * 854 pixels. This phone is powered by a Quad Core processor and a 1 GB of RAM like any other smartphones in this price segment,but what you get here is a better 13 MP shooter on the rear and 2MP on the front.The 13MP camera does not automatically put this camera at par with the S4 or the iphone 5s–the images looked good on the phone, nothing spectacular.

    • SIM: Dual SIM (2G+3G);  Dual Standby
    • DISPLAY: 4.5  inches, IPS panel, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY:4 GB internal memory;  micro SD up to 32 GB
    • RAM: 1 GB RAM
    • PROCESSOR: 1.3 GHz Quad Core (MediaTek MT6582)
    • GPU: Mali 400MP2
    • Camera: Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash;Full HD Video recording
    • Secondary: 2MP
    • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
    • Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
    • Market price:16400/-
    TOUCHKON M504
    TOUCHKON M504

    For:

    1. Very Good camera

    2.Decent Battery Life

    Against:

    1. Screen is over saturated and no so bright and vivid.

    2. Overheating issues.

     

    5. Sony Xperia M

    An iPhone-sized screen Xperia M sports a 4 inch TFT screen with reliable dual core processor from Snapdragon and a powerful Adreno 305 GPU. Despite many smartphones coming with Quad Core processor,the Dual core of Xperia M does a decent job. The 5 MP rear camera,with dedicated buttons is good,but nothing spectacular.It currently runs on Android 4.3 JellyBeans and you wont get a Kitkat update for this device. The 1750 mAh battery works for a day on normal usage.

    • SIM: micro-SIM; 3G enabled
    • DISPLAY: 4  inches ,TFT panel, 480 x 854  pixels (245 ppi pixel density)
    • MEMORY:4 GB internal memory;  micro SD up to 32 GB
    • RAM: 1 GB RAM
    • PROCESSOR:  1 GHz Dual Core Krait (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227)
    • GPU: Adreno 305
    • PrimaryCamera: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash,720p Video Recording
    • Secondary Camera: VGA
    • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (upgradable upto 4.3)
    • Battery: Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery
    • Market price:18000/-(for Single SIM)
    Sony Xperia M
    SONY XPERIA M

    For:

    • Affordable & lightweight
    • Reliable performance
    • Loud speaker

    Against:

    • Mediocre camera
    • Very low internal storage

    MORE OPTIONS:

    I. Xolo Q 700

    II. BQ S60

    III. Colors Xfactor HD

    IV.Nokia Lumia 525

    V. Micromax Canvas Beats