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Shopping Guide:Top 5 smartphones between Rs.20000 to Rs.25000

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This week we are going to reveal our top 5 smartphones priced between Rs.20000 to Rs.25000. We have already reviewed our top 5 smartphones under Rs,15000 segment and Under Rs.20000,you can read them here:

Under the price segment of Rs.20000 to 25000, we wish to have at lease a HD screen with a Pixel density of around 300, Quad Core processor(Snapdragon is preferred), 1/2 GB of RAM,a decent camera and a durable battery. Let’s check my top 5 mid-range smart phones priced less than 25K that is now available in Nepalese market. (DATED-JUNE 29,2014)

1.Colors K2 FULL HD

Colors K2 was priced at Rs.38000 at its launch in October 2013 but the price has now heavily reduced and is now available for a price of Rs.23500.It has a beautiful uni-body design.It sports a 5 inch Full HD screen with OGS technology. We have a MediaTek processor running at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. This handset runs on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with 32 GB of internal storage. There is no memory card slot for this device. There is a rear camera of 13 megapixel resolution and a front camera of 5 megapixel resolution.The battery is of 2000 mAh. Check our full review HERE

Colors k2
COLORS K2 FULL HD
  • SIM:  Single (3G); 
  • DISPLAY: 5  inches, IPS panel, 1980 * 1280   pixels (441 ppi pixel density)
  • MEMORY:32 GB internal memory;  No micro SD 
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • PROCESSOR:  1.5 GHz Quad Core (MediaTek MT6589T)
  • GPU: PowerVR Series 5XT
  • Camera: Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash; 1080 P Video Recording
  • Secondary: 5 MP
  • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
  • Market price: NRP 23500

For:

  • Unibody Design
  • Great Specs for a price (It was priced at Rs.38000 during its launch)

Against:

  • Average Battery Life
  • High Costumed Interface

2.Motorola Moto G 

In a price sensitive market like Nepal, the MotoG appears to be quite the deal. The Moto G has a 4.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display at 329 ppi with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Moto G is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Adreno 305 GPU. Most mid-range smartphones in Nepal by Karbonn, Micromax, Colors etc. are using a Mediatek chipset and not a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU. The Snapdragon processor of Moto G is much better than the MediaTek processor used on those devices. The 2070 mAh lithium-ion battery offers great battery life too. So, the Motorola Moto G would be one of the best buy for users wanting to buy a smartphone under 25K. Check our full review HERE

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MOTOROLA MOTO G
  • SIM: Dual SIM (2G+3G);  Dual Standby
  • DISPLAY: 4.5  inches IPS LCD capacitive , 1280×720 pixels ( 320 ppi pixel density)
  • MEMORY: 8/16 GB internal memory; No micro SD slot
  • RAM: 1GB
  • PROCESSOR:  1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 Snapdragon 400
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: Primary: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash; Secondary: 1.3 MP
  • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.3 upgradable to Kitkat 4.4.2
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery
  • Market Price: 25000/-

For:

  • Excellent pricing
  • Runs Android 4.4.2, the most recent version
  • Decent specs for the price

Against:

  • Non-expandable storage
  • No Full HD Video recording

3.Huawei Honor 3c

Huawei Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (also has its subsidiary office in Nepal) along with it’s local distributor Call Mobility Pvt. Ltd has finally announced Huawei Honor 3c for a price of Rs.23999 ($235). Honor 3C is one of the most anticipated mid range smartphone of 2014. This mid range smartphone promises good specs in its price segment

Honor 3c offers a 5 ″(720 x 1280 pixels ~294 ppi pixel density)  IPS LCD display and runs on a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek  processor with 2 GB of RAM. On-board you get 8 GB of storage but you can expand it further with microSD card expandable up to 32 GB.

For taking pictures it comes with a 8 MP Sony BSI camera with assisted LED flash at the back and a front facing 5 MP camera for selfies. Juicing up the device is a  2,300 mAh battery. It currently runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI on top of it. There is no official words for Kitkat 4.4 upgrade. Check our hands on review HERE

Huawei honor 3c
HUAWEI HONOR 3C
  • SIM:  Dual (micro SIM); 3G enabled
  • DISPLAY: 5’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 1280 *720 pixels; 294 ppi
  • MEMORY: 8 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • PROCESSOR: Quad-core 1.3 GHz (MT6582 chipset)
  • Primary Camera: 8 MP Autofocus camera with BSI (SONY sensor), single LED flashlight
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
  • OS: Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI 2.0
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery (user replaceable)
  • Market Price: 24000/-

For:

  • Decent specs for a sub 25K smartphone
  • Very good  HD Screen
  • 2 GB of RAM

Against:

  • MediaTek Processor is not reliable as the Snapdragon one
  • Emotion UI

4. Touchkon M602

Following the success of its preceding  smartphones, 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 M602 a couple of months ago at ICT electronics and Branding Expo. Touchkon has been successful in imitating the Huawei P6 design. Thankfully, with the M602, things have changed for the better. The front is dominated by the 5-inch 1280x720p display and with IPS panel and OGS technology; display is vibrant and not overly saturated. The aluminum back is classy and feels premium.The quad-core Mediatek chipset and Android v4.2 Jelly Bean together make it a decent Android smartphone with smooth performance. But with the price tag of Rs.25000, we expect it to have a Snapdragon processor.

The 13MP camera does not automatically put this camera at par with the S4 or the Sony Xperia Z. The images looked good on the phone, nothing spectacular. The 8MP front facing camera however, does a decent job.For more Click HERE

TOUCHKON M602
TOUCHKON M602
  • SIM:  Dual (micro SIM); 3G enabled
  • DISPLAY: 5’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 1280 *720 pixels; 294 ppi;OGS technology
  • MEMORY: 8 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • PROCESSOR: Quad Core 1.2 GHz (MT6589) 
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP Autofocus camera , single LED flashlight,1080P video recording
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP
  • OS: Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (user replaceable)
  • Market Price: 25000/-

For:

  • HD Screen
  • Great camera

Against:

  • MediaTek Processor 
  • User interface looks like Samsung’s touch wiz

5. Sony xperia C

For a user who needs a premium looking smartphone to flaunt, at best price possible, this is the phone.It comes with a 5 inch display which is only qHD. Though many Indian handsets are offering you 720p, but the screen is not that bad. The low point  of Sony Xperia C is that it sports a MediaTek processor for the first time. It has a 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. It features a 8MP shooter which is great  for those who are not avid photographers, but love to click few pics on the go.The 2390 mAh battery of the Xperia C is great and probably the best seen in a midrange phone.

Sony Xperia C
Sony Xperia C
  • SIM:  Dual (micro SIM); 3G enabled
  • DISPLAY: 5’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen;  540 x 960 pixels; 220 ppi
  • MEMORY: 4 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • PROCESSOR: Quad Core 1.2 GHz (MT6589) 
  • Primary Camera: 8 MP Autofocus camera , single LED flashlight,1080P video recording
  • Secondary Camera: VGA 
  • OS: Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2390 mAh battery (user replaceable)
  • Market Price: 24900/-

For:

  • Sony 8 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Great Battery Life

Against:

  • Only 4 GB of internal memory
  • Display resolution of is just 540 x 960 pixels