Top 10 Android phones under Rs 15,000 – August 2014

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Sub-15k price range has always been the most sensitive segment for the mobile phones. Time and again reports have unveiled it as the most popular price segment.

In this price range (Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 or 10-15k), both international and domestic players are equally active. Thanks to desi companies like Micromax, Lava and Karbonn, which flooded the market with spec-heavy budget mobile phones. To compete with them, the international companies like Sony and Samsung rolled out feature loaded devices which don’t cost a fortune now. If these were not enough, direct entry of Chinese brands (Huawei, Gionee etc) has further complexed the situation.

Chosing a few clear winners is a lot more complex job now, but then, we had to do it. Here’s our handpicked list of best Android phones under Rs 15,000

Top 10 Android mobiles in India under Rs. 15,000

Although bigger mobiles are in high demand, but there are a lot of people not comfortable with huge screens. We will start with a few under 5-inch smartphones, and then proceed to the bigger ones.

1. Sony Xperia M Dual: Rs 10,890

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The Sony Xperia M dual sports a 4.0-inch display that runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device gets power from a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, accompanied by Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The device features 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. Inbuilt storage is 4GB, further expandable up to 32GB. A 1,700mAh battery fuels the device.

2. Samsung Galaxy Core 2: Rs 11,510

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With a display of 4.5-inch, the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is handy enough to fit any pocket. Running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Galaxy Core 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 768MB of RAM. The device packs 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and 0.3-megapixel front camera. The 4GB of inbuilt storage is expandable up to 64GB.

3. Motorola Moto G 16GB: Rs 11,999

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Nothing beats the Motorola Moto G in the below-15k price segment. With a recent price drop of 2K, the deal has become even more lucrative. Beneath the high quality display that runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Moto G packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The 16GB of inbuilt storage is not expandable as the device comes with nano coating to make itself water-repellent. The only downer in the device is not-so-good camera, besides which the device is simply mind blowing for its price.

4. Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro: Rs 14,500

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Configuration-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro is the best Samsung Android mobile phone, even under Rs 20,000. The 4.7-inch display that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and Adreno 203 GPU.  Other features of the Grand Quattro include 5-megapixel main camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, 8GB expandable storage and 2,000mAh battery. The only downer here is a bit outdated OS, but we expect Samsung to release an upgrade soon.

5. Lenovo S650: Rs 10,325

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The Lenovo S650 is another good option if you are seeking a 4.7-inch Android smartphone. It flaunts a 4.7-inch, Super IPS+ LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It comes with Android 4.2 on board and gets power from a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor working in tandem with a 1GB RAM. While the 8MP camera lets you snap your good moments, the 8GB of inbuilt memory (expandable up to 64GB) provides enough space to store them. The front camera at just 0.3-megapixel is a letdown though. You have a 2,000mAh battery to keep the show running.

Best 5-inch Android Mobiles (Phablets) under Rs 15,000

Large screen smartphones are on all rage now-a-days. Below are our favorite Android mobiles which are priced below 15k and flaunt a 5-inch or bigger screen.

6. Xiaomi Mi 3: Rs 13,999

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The phone that sells out in seconds. Xiaomi (pronounced Sha-O-mi ) has redefined the way we used to look at the chinese brands. Affordable price, powerful specs and killer looks, the Mi 3 has is all. The Xiaomi Mi 3 flaunts a 5-inch FHD IPS Retina display that runs MIUI v5 (a customized version of Android 4.3), and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. For photography, it packs a 13-megapixel with dual-LED flash and 2-megapixel front camera for video calling and selfies. Other features include 16GB inbuilt storage, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, 3,050mAh battery etc. The device delivers an excellent value for money. Grab one if you can.

7. Asus Zenfone 5: Rs 12,999

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Asus recently launched the Zenfone series in India, and the Zenfone 5 is considered as the bestselling device of the series. Powered by an Intel Atom Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, the Zenfone 5 flaunts a 5-inch IPS HD display protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. It packs an 8MP camera for photography and a 2MP front camera for video calling. In terms of memory it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM which is expandable upto 64GB. Other features include 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, a 2,110 mAh battery etc.

8. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo: Rs 14,990

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The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is a trimmed down version of the much popular Galaxy Grand. It carries the same design but with a trimmed down 5-megapixel camera, along with a VGA front camera. Other specifications are almost similar with 5-inch non-HD display, 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA and 2100mAh battery.

9. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus: Rs 13,990

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Looking to buy an octa-core smartphone below Rs 15,000, the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus is here. The high octane smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat on its 5-inch FHD display, and equips a 16MP primary camer along with an 8MP front camera. Processor under the hood is a 1.7GHz  MTK6592 octa-core CPU accompanied by 2GB of RAM. Other features of the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus include 3G, 16GB inbuilt storage 2,000mAh battery.

10. Micromax Canvas Turbo A250: Rs 14,299

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The Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 has been praised by reviewers for packing in a great set of specifications at an affordable price. The 5-inch full HD display that runs Android 4.2 derives power from a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Canvas Turbo A250 sports a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP camera at the front. The device is backed by a 2,000mAh battery.

Did we miss a great device in the list? Please feel free to suggest via comments.

399 Responses

  1. Vipin

    Hi,
    i want to buy a smart phone range 12000 to 14000 which 1 is best..
    can u suggest pls..thanks a lot in advance..pls reply me as soon as possible..
    moto g 2nd gen or asus zenphone 500 which one is best?

    Reply
    • HARMON

      I think karbon titanium octane plus in the best evr fastest cheapest with best camera ever

      Reply
  2. gagan nigam

    plz suggest which mobile shud i buy in xperia /samsung in range of 12k~15k……..plzzz rplii

    Reply
  3. gulshan

    i want to purchase best smart phone under 15000 that phone contain best cam ,processor,all best material. please tell me soon as possible.

    Reply
  4. Narendra

    I want to buy a android smartphone upto 15000.pls suggest me.is micromax canvas turbo A250 will be best.

    Reply
  5. prasad

    Which one is the best phone like Nokia, Sony, HTC, samsung
    Please suggest modle number
    My budget is 16000

    Reply
  6. stevan

    huh………….first m tired of reading all comments……now m gonna say thnks to ashwani for such infrmative wrk…i hav been hunting 3 months for gud mobile of range upto 15k

    plz suggest regarding followings

    1 excellent internet serving wit full downloading videos for study purpose

    2 gud frnt n back camera

    3 gud musics…………………mainly focussing on hd video downloading for study

    pplzzz help me out wit these cos dnt hv much infrmation on technical stuff

    chao…n thnks in advance….i will wait for ur reply

    Reply
  7. kanika

    Hi,
    i want to buy a smartphone range 12000 to 14000 which 1 is best..
    can u suggest plz..thanks a lot in advance..pls rply me as soon as possible..

    Reply
  8. Vishal Dogra

    Hello Ashwani sir,

    I want to buy a HTC desire V phone. my budget is 15,000 to 18,000.
    Please suggest is this phone is good enough or any other name which has operating system, android 4.0V

    Reply
  9. Vishal Dogra

    I want to buy a HTC desire V phone. my budget is 15,000 to 18,000.
    Please suggest is this phone is good enough or any other name which has operating system, android 4.0V

    Reply
  10. Vinnie

    Hey buddy,
    I am confused about buying a new phone. I liked HTC Wildfire though but would like your opinion as well…

    Reply
    • paritosh

      Hi Vinnie,

      HTC Wildfire S is better than HTC Wildfire smartphone. It is a update version of HTC Wildfire.

      Thanks
      Paritosh

      Reply
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    Thanks for any other informative site. Where else may just I get that kind of info written in such an ideal way? I’ve a challenge that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been at the look out for such info.

    Reply
  12. Nitin

    Hi Ashwini, I have sorted out the two phones – HTC One V and Sony Xperia U. I bit confused between which one to buy because Xperia U has a Dual core processor but lacks expansion of memory (Only 4Gb inbuilt). I have budget of 16K to 17K but both the phones are slightly above my budget so will there be price drop of these two mobile. Suggest me other choices too around my range.

    Reply
  13. KLNrao

    Dear Mr. Aswin,

    Please suggest me a cell phone with the following requirements under rs.12000.00
    01] Best Screen resolution for gaming.
    02] Adobe flash support for best browsing
    03] os android 2.3
    04] better processor
    05] document view / edit.

    your immideate response is very much required please.

    regards,

    KLNrao.

    Reply
  14. ANKUR SHARMA

    Hi Ashwini,

    M a bit confused between Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510 and HTC WildFire? What’s ur opinion.? Which phone is worth buying?..as far as far i know both r having quite the same price and please sent me your suggestion…

    Reply
  15. Iqubal

    Hi,
    M a bit confused between Samsung galaxy ace plus and motorola defy plus? What’s ur opinion.? Which phone is worth buying?..as far as far i know both r having quite the same price…

    Reply
  16. GAUTAM

    hey,i am thinking of buying a phone ,req are android,suitable for gaming,and i have a [rice range of 10 k,which is the best otion for me,and how is sonyericson w8??

    Reply
  17. Ayesha

    Hi Ashwini,

    I would like to buy a smart phone. This will be my first smart phone.

    At the moment I make about 3 hrs of calls a day, use the camera a lot (I love taking street photographs). I use a lot of google and will use emails (office and personal); I am also bad at charging my phone so don’t want to go for something like samsung S2 which gives about half to one day of battery plus it is expensive.

    After reading reviews here is what I think this might be a good config for a phone:

    Android OS, 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 MP camera, Flash, 2G,3G, 4 GB internal storage which can upgraded upto 32 GB via microSD card slot, S-AMOLED screen.

    My budget is about 15-20K

    Can you please suggest a good phone.

    I am not in any hurry and can even wait a month or so but please recommend something that will last.

    I have seen the Samsung – Wave III and liked it a lot but since the OS is Bada a lot of people say not to go for it.

    Please advise.

    Thanks so much.

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      The cheapest Super AMOLED screen with Android is Samsung Galaxy S plus which comes for around 20.5k. Nice phone, you can go for it

      In case you can go without AMOLED, I suggest LG Optimus 2x.

      Bada is a nice OS but there’s hell scarcity of apps in the store which makes it only for the people who are not fond of tweaking their mobile much. People are right, stay away.

      Reply
      • Ayesha

        Thanks Ashwini. Appreciate your suggestions. The Samsung Galaxy S+ comes without a flash but the Samsung Galaxy R is the same pone with a flash. However I have been reading reviews that it hags. Any thoughts on this phone?

      • manjeet

        same question as above,best android phone within the range of 10 k

  18. TIKU

    Hai Is Sony ericson live a nice phone……. (gaming, battery, camera, internet…)
    plzzzz reply… :)

    Reply
  19. TIKU

    Hey!… What about nokia lumia 800 and 710…….
    are windows phones nice???
    Will they offer good performance for (games, internet, messaging, camera battery etc…. etc…)
    thanku… :)
    Waiting for ur reply…. :) :-)

    Reply
  20. ravinder kumar

    dear i m looking for phone with anroid os 3G with video calling please help me mail me ur suggetion a soon as possible im waiting for u r response

    Reply
  21. anuj

    go for se xperia neo v………it costs around 16-17 k but in a week or two…..its price may come down……

    Reply
  22. swati

    I have a budget around 15k and want a smartphone with good camera quality and long battery life. I dont want to go for blackberry.
    suggest me .

    Reply
  23. Kanika

    Hi Ashwini

    I am planning to buy the HTC Sensation, I have a budget of around 30K…Just wanted to know your reviews about this Android phone..

    Thanks

    Kanika

    Reply
  24. gautam

    hi ashwin
    luking for a smartphone upto rs 10000-13000 with all multimedia features …
    thanks

    Reply
  25. karthik

    Hi guys,
    I want to buy SE Live with walkman. I fell in love with this phone looking at its impressive specs and looks and for a very competitive price tag. I want to know if there is any other phone which is better than this in max 15k range.

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      no phone in 15k range is better that SE live. however you can look for SE Ray or Neo v if you can increase your budget a bit

      Reply
  26. Abhijeet

    ashwini I forget to add two requiremnts
    that internal memory should be sufficient
    and mobile should support “wi-fi” facility

    plzz reply as early as possible bcoz I m in very hurry to buy mobile.

    Reply
  27. Abhijeet

    hi Ashwini
    I want 2 buy new ANDROID mobile in the range of 13000-15000/-. My requirements are followoing:.

    1)processor must be around 1GHZ so i can get good speed and hence I can play HD games faster.
    2)inbuilt memory must be enough 2 install as many apps as possible and if it gets full then there should be option to install apps in external memory(memory card)
    3)high quality camera with flash
    4)as I m goin 2 use 3G so I want best video streaming results
    5)Battery should not be heated up very early….this is high priority requiremnt.
    6) sound ability should be best.
    Ashwini my decision is 100% depends on u…so whatever u will recommend 2 me, I will buy that mobile without any regrets..thnx in advance

    Reply
    • karthik

      Go through Sony ericsson live with walkman. It has good looks and specs that no other phone in its range can have. I am going to buy this phone next month..

      Reply
  28. saba

    hi ashwini
    i want 2 buy new mob within 12000/13000 range.i do believe nokia .so plz suggest me gud1.i wantd 2 buy nokia c6 but heard its stop manufacturing,n other prob.i want a mobile lyk a c6 in nokia…so plz suggest me gud1.apart 4m nokia if its gud dn sugest me.
    thanx u
    tc

    Reply
  29. killer

    i want to purchase a mobile in range of 10000 but mainly of samsung suggest me urgently before 12 feb i have to gift to my friend smartphone

    Reply
  30. Sumit

    If Smartphone means just browsing then every phone is a smartphone, phones with internet browsing also do come within 3K INR.
    All the Samsung galaxy series phones priced above or below 15K INR do have everything in common apart from memory and processor.
    The most ridiculous part is that they do not have smart WiFi and Bluetooth features.
    Certainly the NFC type features are missing.
    Just with a big screen if its costs more then why not opt for a Nokia Lumia. It is even smarter, faster and also priced lower than the galaxy devices.

    Reply
  31. apoorva

    i want to buy a smart phone costing between 15-20 k.
    preferences- web surfing and down loading articles,
    songs ,
    good look
    android
    my choice- samasung galaxy s2 but it is of 28 k.

    please suggest.

    Reply
  32. bhavani

    hi ashwini,
    i want to buy andriod smart phone my budjet upto 12000/- . so which wll be the best and
    is sonyericssion vivaz is gud pls reply fast

    Reply
  33. Sunil

    I would like a purchase a phone in the range 8-12 k, and it should be antroid, 5 mp and 3G , please suggest any

    Reply
  34. Gautam

    Folks, I don’t see any other phone except Moto Defy in this price range (10-15k)

    I own the Motorola defy, absolutely stunning. never had any regrets since its purchase (3 months). Its a beauty and the beast…
    Screen ->
    Defy’s 3.7″ (854×840, 16:9, 264ppi) screen is a pleasure to read text, watch movie, navigate.
    However a bigger screen is always welcome, like 4″

    CPU/GPU ->
    Defy’s 800Mhz can be overclocked to 1GHz+,
    I believe it will have a 15-20% performance increase, which can come closer to Galaxy S’s 1GHz humming bird.
    After killing un-necessary tasks & processes, I have never felt a lag in any graphics yet.

    defy is waterproof is a big plus!
    Ringtone volume is loud and has bass & quality

    The only 2 -ves about defy are:
    1. Some space should have been provided below the touch-sensitive buttons,
    as they get often pressed(lower left corner) accidentally while operating defy with one hand
    2. battery backup is not much

    I would definately go for defy, for screen and x-proofs
    [ Ace < defy < Galaxy S < iPhone4 < Galaxy S2]

    Reply
  35. Krishna

    Hi Ashwini,

    Do you have any idea about Motorola Defy. I heard its gud one and comes in Rs 13000/- on Ebay. Any review on this will be greatly appretiated.

    Thanks
    Krishna

    Reply
  36. Shahazadh

    Does Galaxy Ace S5830 come with a front camera .I dont think so .It was never mentioned in the specifications that it has a front camera

    Reply
  37. samor

    guys make sure u chek out spice mi 410 before buyin anythin!!!!!!
    i felt tat mor freeaky nd superb compared to ace&wildfire s!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  38. bnd

    galaxy ace has front camera please see the video

    they have shown dissembling of phone in that shown front camera
    Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace reparatie handleiding

    link is

    Reply
  39. subith

    pls help me to choose a good android mob,my req r min 5mp camera with flash,voip support ,good clarity in internet calls,adobe reader,good clarity display with good battery back up,good in texting,expandable memory,,good in social network

    Reply
  40. Aditya

    y all othr android fones r not mentioned here? i thnk those are better thn all these fones…. like motorola defy, htc chacha, etc….. except galaxy ace

    Reply
  41. adi

    hey,
    buddy…..
    i want a good lookin phone…. doesn’t matters if it’s an android or not….. my rquirments are * a large screen* and it should be below 15000….. in delhi plzz… help m out :):)

    Reply
  42. Ansari

    Hi Ashwin,
    Pls give me ur comments on Huwaei Ideos X5.
    The feature set looks v prospective

    Reply
  43. amit vardhan

    hi ashwin
    i m lookinf for a mobile and it should be
    stylish, fast ,good screen visualisation, above 5mp camera
    as i dnt use internet much and i m not a game freak.
    budget is below 20k. suggest me .

    Reply
  44. Abhijeet

    Dear Friend,
    Can u suggest a mobile phone which runs Java Applet?
    Preferably with a larger screen.
    Have a Great Season!

    Reply
  45. Nihar

    hey ashwini i want to buy an adroid phone either in samsung or htc only and my budget is 20k-25k can u suggest sum good phones…ty in advance…

    Reply
  46. anuvind

    i need an android phone around 12000 with best performance and more specifiation mainly netbrowsing and pic quality also cam

    Reply
  47. aman

    hi ashwini bro.. I have never used android phones… I am planning to buy a new android phone between the price range of 12-14k. So which one should i buy…? Plz reply dude… Asap

    Reply
  48. gibin

    Hi,
    I am looking for a good smartphone with qwerty keyboard. My budget is 15k. Now I am using Nokia 3500 and really i like nokia phones for their battery life and other features. Can u pls suggest a smart phone with good quality for this budget? My top needs are net surfing and music. Is symbian os is better than android?
    Thanks in advance..:-)

    Reply
  49. PARAS

    hey ASHWIN……….u doin gr8 work man!!! actually i hav a budget of 10000-11000 and i need a android phone,i was thinkin of
    sony ericsson w8
    samsung fit
    samsung pop
    lg optimus p500…….or u can suggest me any other phone…..reply asap…thanx in advance ;-)

    Reply
  50. yogi

    please suggest me best model for my basic requirement
    tech specs:
    GSM , Android 2.2or 2.3, 3G hsdpa 7.2or more,Primary Camera 3megapixel or more , Secondary camera if available ,capacitive touch screen ,3 to 4 inch display , Wi-Fi,Bluetooth,CPU 600 or more,Good battery backup,memory expandable upto 8 GB or more

    price :below 15000/- rupees
    reply me at yogesh10487@gmail.com

    Reply
  51. yogi

    hi ashwini
    please suggest me best model for my basic requirement
    tech specs:
    GSM , Android 2.2or 2.3, 3G hsdpa 7.2or more,Primary Camera 3megapixel or more , Secondary camera if available ,capacitive touch screen ,3 to 4 inch display , Wi-Fi,Bluetooth,CPU 600 or more,Good battery backup,memory expandable upto 8 GB or more

    price :below 15000/- rupees

    Reply
  52. Deep

    Hi Ashwini
    I really liked this forum… Totally apt for aam admi
    I’m planning to buy a new phone and confused between Defy or Ace? kindly suggest whose battery back up is better and camera quality… I’m going to buy it today… Kindly reply asap.

    Reply
  53. Aarti

    Hi Ashwini!!!

    I was just reading your above suggestion & quite impress.

    Could you please suggest me for a smart mobile phone within range of 10 to 15.

    The features I’m looking for are:-
    1. Good Looking
    2. High resolution camera with flash
    3. Support many of the files
    4. Good battery back up
    5. Suppport to access internet properly.

    I wana know which phone you will purchase for yourself, I think that could be the best for me also. Try to reply me today only as I wanted to purchase a new phone for me at the earliest.

    Best Regards
    Aarti

    Reply
  54. c.k. singh

    hi, Ashwini i want to buy a anroid smartphone in range of 10k-11k
    With
    3G
    led flash.

    Reply
  55. jagdeep

    does samsung galaxy fit s5670 has front camera??which is bttr frm the 2—- galaxy fit ot ace…..plz let me no,,,,thnx in advancee

    Reply
  56. chandan singh

    hi, i want to buy a anroid smartphone in range of 10k-15k
    With
    3G
    led flash
    dual sim and good battery life.

    Reply
  57. Richa

    Hi Ashwini .

    I am looking for a phone in the range of 15k-20k
    i want following features in my mobile phone.

    1) Good camera.
    2)3g
    3) viedio calling
    4) facebook/twitter.
    5)good sound quaility.
    6) front camera for vedio calling.
    7) email /outlook

    Even I am not much sure whether to for anroid phone or symbian

    pls suugest i am planning to buy a phone latest by this november.
    Thanks in advance

    Reply
  58. AKASH

    HI ASHWINI
    I JUST WANT TO ASK U THAT IF SAMSUNG OR LG INTRODUCING ANDROID PHONE IN INDIA

    OF AROUND 10000 TO 12000

    Reply
  59. Divyam

    hey ashvini…. please tell me what extra features are in wildfire s apart from that of wildfire… please tell there price too…

    Reply
  60. Aldo

    Hi! Ashwini I am interested in buying an android phone as it contains a complete package of all the features which most advanced users like me are fascinated with. eg: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wlan, GPS, Bluetooth, etc. and can play most audio formats & video fomats in HD. However, all the brands have a single sim capacity. Is there any company offering all these features with a dual sim android mobile in GSM / CDMA? Will there be any company introducing an android dual sim mobile with such features in future? Currently Samsung’s Galaxy models and Sony Ericssons Xperia are some really good phones, if only they had a dual sim option, it would have been great for people like me using two sims. I am already using a Qwerty phone but now I am really keen on buying an android. Hope you have any suggestions?

    Reply
  61. Sunil

    Hello dear,
    I want to buy a phone in the range of 10K-14K. Kindly advice with secondary camera and best battery backup. Also tell which is better : android or symbion ?

    thanks in advance.

    Reply
  62. amol

    hey man
    i have a budget of 15k n want 2 go in for an android phone …….
    i love the phones with both qwerty n touch bt wll make it with on touch if neccesory
    can u give me a choice..

    Reply
  63. nitin dwivedi

    Hi Aswani…!! first of all congrtzz on getting so much of appreciation on yur posts, and indeed the posts are very nice n precisely informative..i personally really liked them,,

    Dude, i just have one query, am looking out for a phone in price range of 15k, suggest me the best, which includes the :-

    best features
    best battery power
    best User-interface
    best performance
    and in yur personal opinion if u have to buy a mobile within the range specified what you;’ll go with…??

    that’s it for now..hav a lovely life ahead…
    P.S– thanks in advance…..

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Hi Nitin,

      Thanks for your good words… If I was given an option, I will go for Spice MI-410 (rebranded Huawei X6)…. Just for 14k it posses all the features of high end mobiles like 1ghz processor, large screen etc. Look for the reviews of Huawei X6 and you will get a clear picture.

      Nokia C6-01 is another good option if you aren’t mad about Android.

      Best of luck for your next phone buddy :)

      Reply
  64. Hina

    hi!!
    i read ur suggestions. great work!! I m also willing to buy a new phn under 13k. m not mad about android bt i hv heard that nokiia phones do not work that efficiently if one uses wifi……..is that so? i have always had nokia bt ths time i was thinking of galaxy ace……….an nokia c601.
    plz help.
    thanks.

    Reply
    • nitin dwivedi

      Hi Hina..

      Well if you are not mad about Androids, then you can surely go with the Name and that’s Nokia..
      The dependability of the phone over the WI-Fi network totally depends upon the Internet network speed and also upon the number of applications that you are using on your phone, or have been installed on yur phone..

      Nokia is the best brand i have ever used, even my friends finds the same..still yu have ur own opinion , u can choose to go with galaxy ace..

      But one of my friend has recently bought and galaxy ace, and its battery gets down in 6 hours, he has also not installed too many applications also, still it go down soon. .
      In comparision nokia do gives u a upper hand..

      Hope u like my suggestion….
      have a great day ahead.. :) :)

      Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Great thoughts Nitin… I agree…
      Hina you can also look for Samsung Wave 2… its a great phone

      Reply
  65. Krishna

    Hi,Ashwini,

    I have gone through all above comments & post appreciate your work in providing guidance to many people.I am also willing to buy new mobile under 13k having good o.s,internal mem/rom,video,sound,3g,web browsing & video calling support.

    I have 2 mobiles in my mind within this range one is nokia c6-01 and other is samsung ace which is hving good o.s and cpu speed.Can you suggest which one should i go for considering above requirement.

    Also pls suggest i am currently in qatar and will be flying back to india on 30th of this month so buying mobile here will be cheaper or at same cost in india.

    Pls reply soon i need to buy within 2 days.

    regards

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Go for Nokia C6-01 if you are not mad about Android. The Super Amoled screen and 8 Megapixel camera keeps it ahead of Galaxy Ace. However Symbian^3 OS is way behind Android in terms of Apps.

      Both are priced around 13.5k in India, checkout the price in qatar to get the clear figure.

      Hope it helps :-)

      Reply
  66. Anvesh

    Hi Ashwini,
    I am planning to buy an android phone between the price range 10k-15k…already my bro has lg optimus one..so which mobile do u suggest me..
    thank you in advance..

    Reply
  67. Rohan

    hi ashwini,
    brother i m in big trouble,
    i bought a htc wildfire in last month.
    i m a big lover of Gamming, but gamming experience is too poor on htc wildfire.
    the 3d and hd games are running so slower on this.
    is there any solution….?????
    plz sugges. me.
    Thanx.

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Hi Rohan,

      Sell your htc wildfire and get another good gaming phone. I will put an ad on this blog if you wish. probably you will get a good buyer.

      Reply
  68. giriprasad

    i want buy android min 2.1 phone below 11k which is the best and need for best support android app, java ,videocalling ,3g,wifi,i like sony erric xperia x10 mini or sugest me

    Reply
  69. Raja

    Hi Ashwini – I found you helping lot of ppl, so though to take your suggestion. Am looking for a good phone with the following features;

    Good clarity of sound
    Good battery backup
    Min 5mp camera w auto focus + flash
    Android + Good touchscreen
    Price 13 ~ 19k

    Also let me know if it will be wise to wait for the price to come down considering dual core as IN now.

    Reply
  70. Prakash

    Hi Ashwini,
    I am looking for Android 2.2 mobile under Rs. 15,000

    LG Optimus
    Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510
    HTC WildFire

    what wud be best pick ??

    Reply
  71. Keimah

    Hi, Ashwini. I read almost all of the comments and it is very informative and enriching. Keep up the good work and I would frequently visit this page.

    Reply
  72. Arman

    Hey ashwini i want to buy an android phone.. bt i m confused between galaxy ace & sony xperia mini pls help me out…

    Reply
  73. Khyati

    Hi Ashwini. Can you tell me the difference between Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 and Samsung Galaxy Ace in terms of features and anything else of importance that you know ??
    My budget is of about 19-20 k.
    I was thinking of buying blackberry bold 3 earlier.
    But i’ve settled for android phones since everyone says that they’re better than blackberry in many ways.
    Please suggest :)

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 is better than Samsung Galaxy Ace as it posses better cpu (1 Ghz over 800 mhz), larger screen and dual camera. However there is no flash for camera in SL I9003.
      Offcourse in Android vs blackberry, Android is better… You can also go for Samsung Google nexus S which comes for 20k and is even better.

      Reply
  74. Rajesh

    The information provided here is very informative and there is a great knowledge shared in the comment. This is the best page I have seen while searching for the latest android phones. Guys keep up the good work…:)

    Hey Friends,

    Can you suggest me a set in the range of 10-15k. Model detail and a 1/2 line reason will be enough to make a decision on.

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Thanks for your good words Rajesh… :)

      you can consider one from following phones:

      HTC Wildfire S – comes with Android 2.3
      Galaxy Ace – powered by 800 Mhz processor
      Spice MI-410 – My personal favorite, 4.1 inch screen, 1 ghz processor.

      Hope it helps… do let us know, which one you bought

      Reply
      • Rajesh

        Hey Ashwini…. Thanks for your response!
        I went through the details of Galaxy and Spice, finally found Spice MI-410 as a better one (thanks for your valuable suggestion).

        Can you help me little more by providing the price details and the address from where to purchase online (if you can suggest any). I am from Bangalore.
        Many thanks for the help :)

  75. himanti

    hey
    i hv a query….i nd aph wch hs a gud browser is an android and a gud user interface coz otherwise i get bored wd it….my budget is 10000 to 12000 …i hd an eye on both htc wildfire and galaxy fit….bt i m absolutely nt clear wt 2 do

    Reply
  76. wasim

    i m planning for a good android phone for around 15k… could you plz suggest the better phone from HTC wildfire S or Galaxy ACE…
    Requirements:
    Android 2.3 gingerbread…and a good processor…
    Will i be able to get the ACE updated to 2.3 android from the samsung peoples..

    Any better phone from your side…
    Do reply please….

    Reply
  77. kaushangi

    hei , the article seems to be very interesting , now i would request you to suggest me a phone which has QWERTY and is an android phone,

    Reply
  78. wishu

    Hey bro
    need a lil advice on low range android cells
    1 wch 1s d best upto 11k
    2 also tell wch 1 below this range is upgradeable to gingerbread..

    reply via email if pssbl…. :)
    hopin 4 d reply

    Reply
  79. Ayush

    Hey anyone plz help me….I going to buy my 1st android on my b,day….1st of all i m a big gaming freak…..nd then a camera freak can ny1 recommend me a gud phone with superfast processor to run hd games…..my budget is around 16000 rs plz help

    Reply
  80. raju

    Hi Aswin,
    Recently I am bit confused between LG Optimus P500 and Galaxy Fit.I have never used smart phone ever. So it’s my request Kindly suggest me, my Budget is Rs.10k.

    Reply
  81. Ayush

    Hi, Ashwini,Its gr8 to know that u r helping us people out…plz continue this gr8 job
    i want to buy a new smart phone within range of 16000 with following features
    1.Gr8 resolution.something like 480*800 will do… it may even be less
    2.superb camera with flash
    3.fast processor
    4.excellent touchscreen
    5.awesome gaming xperience
    6.secondary camera plz reply soon

    Reply
  82. aman

    hey ashwini what is the expandable memory of htc wildfire and is it good for gaming with a good battery back-up

    Reply
  83. Sandeep

    hai ashwini….
    jus clarify me regarding the problems with a 600mhz processor…….actually i am intersted in wildfire s but it has 600mhz processor….. bt ace has 800mhz processor… which is better…… my budget 15k to 18k

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Soon Android market will be crowded with games and apps which will need powerful processor to run… However if you are not a game addict, you can go for wildfire S.

      Other phones could be Spice MI-410 (Sold as Huawei X6 in other countries) or Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

      Reply
  84. Sandeep

    hai…..
    i wanted to take an android between 15k to 18k….. suggest me the best phone with bigger screen size more than 3.5 inch…. and even processor faster than 600mhz…. so that i can enjoy my gaming….

    Reply
  85. Abhishek

    Hi,Ashwini, i had a query regarding sony erricson xperia mini..how do u see it in comparasion to samsung galaxy ace..?

    Reply
  86. aakash sandhu

    hey i m very very very!!!!!!! confused between android phones please! i beg everyone tell me which is the best !!! and i have zeroed samsung galaxy pro and ace! please help and my budget is 12 to 13 k…

    Reply
  87. srinivas

    Want to know abt HTC wildfire S, I am planning to buy a Smart phone which has 3G facility. Can I go for HTC or Samsung if my budget is around @ 15k.

    Please suggest me.

    Reply
  88. Apoorva

    Hey thr Ashwini!
    M a gadget freak…nd love to xperiment wd fons…nd m in search ov a new fon…nd wud b happy to hv some help.
    Currently i am using nokia E5 nd i want to go for a touchscreen now…i hv olways used nokia bt i want to hv an android now coz ov the great technology it supports…
    My range is 15000 to 16000 ….m a camera nut so it shud b at least 5m.p …8m.p wud b great.
    With a good battery back up nd nice music quality…
    Looking forward to your reply… :)

    Reply
  89. Mrinal

    Hey Ashwin!
    I’m going 2 colg soon……
    so i m in a lookout 4 a good phone at low rates…..
    My range….10k-14k……
    Options….
    1. HTC Wildfire
    2. Wildfire S
    3. Suggest anythin….
    bcoz if Wildfire S is worth the extra 1 or 2k….
    then i’ll surely take ur word 4 it!
    Awaitin Reply! :)

    Reply
  90. Abhilash

    I am confused with samsung ace ,BB curve and wildfire.
    Since i run my own business it needs for me to access net where ever i am ,need includes word and excel edit and attach to the mail.
    Send quotations etc.
    More battery ( I get too many calls every day)
    Fast internet ( browse all my e mails and other websites which needs my update).
    No interest in games or music through phone i have better devices for that.
    Handy and not too heavy to carry.
    Which has free GPS n navigator.
    Budget dun wanna invest more as most of the time i will be in office and i have a laptop and a comp rarely when i am out of office i need this.

    Reply
  91. ashwani

    Is samsung galaxy Ace not capable of runninng videos on youtube or on facebook, as it is written above that it lacks support for Adobe Flash in the web browser which is a key selling point of Android 2.2…. please tell me.. it will be a great help.. thanks in advance….

    Reply
  92. Suendra Jami

    Hi,

    I need a Mobile features with Android and front camera.

    Regards
    Surendra Jami

    Reply
  93. Krunal

    hi, i want to buy a anroid smartphone in range of 10k-15k
    With
    3G
    Wifi
    Front camera
    Flash player on browsing
    Big res. Screen (400_800)
    Fast processing
    Wmv player
    Is there any phone or i have to pay more for it.

    Reply
  94. CA KETKI

    hey i want to purchase cell in the range of 10-13K With the following features:
    – touchscreen
    -android
    -classy look.
    -with new colour options apart from black & white
    -5 mp cam
    – good battery life & memory

    please help.

    Reply
  95. Subir

    Hi Ashwini,

    Quite amazed about ur tech acumen..

    Do a favour plz. Select a mobile with a budget around Rs.13,000.

    My minimum requirements (in order of priority) are

    android 2.2 (at least),

    fast net surfing, like share trading

    Resolutn min 320X480

    Nice display of movie (preferably HD)

    Play a good no. of games (If HD then better, but not a must)

    Good sound quality

    Good camera quality

    Itz urgent…

    Plz help….Thanx in anticipation.

    Pal

    Reply
    —————————

    Hi Ashwini!

    Thanx really for giving my query d priority i was xpecting for…

    In reply to the said mobile u recommended for Spice Mi410. Saw the preview. Looks xcellent

    but not available in my locality. Besides, Mi410 is also not time tested. So can u please do me

    a favour by putting the following phones in order of their performance.

    LG Optimas one P 500

    Galaxy Ace

    Galaxy I9003

    HTC Wildfire S

    Spice Mi410

    Any others, if u think so…

    My priorities have also been put in order…

    I can spend a few

    bucks more than my earlier budget of Rs.13000/-

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Galaxy I9003 is another phone with similar specs but it will cost you around 5K more than the spice mi 410…. better wait for some good reviews and then decide…

      Galaxy Ace is a good phone but lacks front camera…. rest of the phones you mentioned have 600 mhz processor which may ruin the enjoyment of Android

      Reply
  96. Pradeep

    Hi everybody 10 days a go i purchased galaxy ace i want to sell it if anybody interested can call me (9873540804) Price – 13500. all most new condition. with all accessories.

    Reply
  97. Subir

    Hi Ashwini,

    Quite amazed about ur tech acumen..

    Do a favour plz. Select a mobile with a budget around Rs.13,000.

    My minimum requirements (in order of priority) are

    android 2.2 (at least),

    fast net surfing, like share trading

    Resolutn min 320X480

    Nice display of movie (preferably HD)

    Play a good no. of games (If HD then better, but not a must)

    Good sound quality

    Good camera quality

    Itz urgent…

    Plz help….Thanx in anticipation.

    Pal

    Reply
  98. navneet

    hi ashwini,i want to buy a phone around 9k,please suggest me the best one,and also which is best among these,nokia c5-03,samsung galaxy 551,or galaxy mini?

    Reply
  99. kunal

    hi
    i want to buy android phone that should be up gradable and i suffers a lot and 5 mp camera and good processor and 15k within

    Reply
  100. vijay

    hi ashwin i am planning to buy spice android mi-310….please provide your valuable suggestion

    Reply
  101. arnav

    should i buy phone from indiatimes.com, dey are selling blackberry storm for half price only.

    Reply
  102. Narendran

    Looking for an Android phone in the range of 20k to 25k.. Suggestions pls

    Reply
  103. Master

    wat about videocon zeus………
    plzzz any one tell i m planning to buy it as my first android……..

    Reply
    • paritosh

      Hi Master
      videocon zeus is a good android mobile phone but it supports android V1.6. Upgradeable to OS V2.1 Eclair.
      Thanks

      Reply
  104. Franklin

    Lg optimus is awesome, it will going to update Android gingerbread 2.3

    Reply
  105. sammy

    Ashwin,

    I would like to buy a mobile phone which has video calling and equipped with android.My budget is 14000 to 16000 rs.Can u please suggest me which one is best in market right now with these features?Can u please suggest me a phone in sony,htc and samsung.

    Reply
  106. nainsee

    can any1 plz clear dis
    query?
    I hav read at many
    places dat 3.5mp cam
    of xcd35 is better den
    5mp of galaxy phones.
    Is is true?
    Or its jst due to gud
    screen resolution of
    xcd35.

    Reply
    • paritosh

      hii nainsee
      As per your query 5 mp of galaxy phones is better than 3.5 mp cam of xcd 35.
      you just visit our another site http://androidmobiles.in/ and find the difference between these phones.

      Thanks

      Reply
  107. sourabh

    My requirements with the phone are
    1)very good display clarity to watch videos
    2) good sound clarity
    3)decent camera
    4) front camera preferred
    5)should look good too

    i also came across HTC nexus one on few websites. is this a good buy??

    Reply
    • paritosh

      hi Sourabh
      i think you go for HTC Wildfire S ya Samsung Galaxy S II I9100.

      Reply
  108. John

    hey Ashwini,
    please tell me in 12k-18k segment the best mobile, which includes
    -5MP with flash
    -Android
    -play all video files including Youtube streaming
    -Qwerty (optional)

    Reply
  109. nainsee

    hi ashwini
    please suggest me an android phone my budget iz 11k. It wud my first android.
    I lukd for and short listd galaxy fit, galaxy 551 and optimus one. Do u have any othr betr option. M nt a gaming freak. Wants nice camera n gud internet browzing. A doc viewer wud b a gr8 help bt if nt wud work…plz help.
    Regards.

    Reply
  110. Akash

    can i watch live tv on optimus one ?
    pls pls pls reply its urgent
    thanks in advance.

    Reply
  111. Pradeep

    issue, when i purchased galaxy ace the sales suggested me SMART FLASH PLAYER to be downloaded from android market i did the same but didn’t work. its becz i want to run the TV on it, can anyone help.

    Reply
  112. Pradeep

    hi varun i am using awesome galaxy ace the difference is their resolution which effects the clearity of the phone whether its 5 m.pixels or 2 m. pixels. Fit doesn’t have the good resolution. in the mid range optimus one is the best.

    Reply
  113. Akash

    optimus one do not support flash so is there any alternet way to avoid it?
    is lg mobile service is ok or not ?
    is optimus one maintanace free or not ?

    Reply
  114. Akash

    hey i wann buy a mobile under 10,000RS
    requrements:
    1 good performance

    2 battery life

    3 under budget
    what should i buy samsung galaxy fit OR lg optimus one
    plese reply(i like optimus one but lg is not famouse about mobiles in india what would you say?)

    Reply
    • anil

      for4 gaming and other visual exp………optimus………it has higher ram and better screen resolution
      battery life………again optimus
      price………..again optimus

      but
      camera……..fit kicks ass
      screen size………fit. > optimus

      Reply
  115. Varun

    @Ashwini Please suggest me Galaxy ace or Galaxy Fit? Which one is worth buying as per money and features. Please suggest me. Also tell me the main differences. Please help me out.

    Reply
  116. Varun

    @Ashwin Please suggest me Galaxy ace or Galaxy Fit? Which one is worth buying as per money and features. Please suggest me. Also tell me the main differences. Please help me out.

    Reply
  117. Pradeep

    HI i am pradeep i purchased galaxy ace couple of days back its battery is not performing well i have charge is thrice a day what should i do.

    people say new mobile should be charged for atleast 8 hrs switching off. does is work???????

    Reply
    • anil

      few suggesns

      1. decrease the brightness………it drains a lot of battery power
      2. make sure wi fif and bluetooth are switched off when not required
      3. make sure u complete ur battery cycles….that is almost complete charging and discharging..

      hope it helps

      Reply
  118. taufiq

    hi ashwini

    thr are these offers on blackberry on various well-established websites with discounts of more than 50%…blackberry storm 9530 is available for 11k and blackberry bold 9000 is available for 13k..wud it make sense to buy any of them…if yes which one is a better phone…i m open to spend upto 15k??

    Reply
    • taufiq

      just one more thing…does it makes sense to go for blackberry bold 9000(available for 13k on various websites) which is now an old phone or is going for curve 3g which is relatively a new phone makes more sense??

      Reply
  119. Namrata

    Hi,

    I want to buy a phone in the range 10-13k
    Please suggest some good phones with following features
    1. Touchscreen with slider querty keypad
    2. good battery backup and talk time
    3. wi-fi
    4. document viewer

    Reply
  120. Mads

    Hi Ashwini, just visited ur site its a great one! congrats!

    Am a network engineer, so needed a phone with android os which can play my networking videos and also read my .chm, .pdf and .doc files.. my budget is 15K which phone do you prefer… pls reply .. thanks :)

    Reply
  121. abhinab

    i want to buy a touch screen phone wihtin 15k range,,,,,,,i want to go with android,,,,,pls suggest me a phone which comprises all the latest features,,,,,,

    Reply
  122. abhinab

    i want to buy a touch screen phone within 15k range,,,,,pls suggest me a phone which comproses almost all the latest features,,,,,,i want to go with android,,,,

    Reply
    • anil

      samsung galaxy ace will fulfil most of ur requirements

      it is naive to expect all d features for jus 15k

      what u miss in ace(at least the main ones)
      1. no front cam……so no video calling
      2. ram is a bit less……..
      3. no hd video recording

      Reply
  123. sachin

    hi ashvani,
    i want to buy an android phone within range of 10k-13k
    pls tell me which one is best for me
    wht about galaxy pro,dell and lg otimus

    Reply
  124. Kartik

    Hi Ashwini
    I wanted to know which operating system is faster – Blackberry or Android 2.3?

    Reply
  125. Gaurav

    Don’t hesitate in buying a spice product as i did in the beginning(cos i know now that its a trustable brand,as i am a bit experienced now). Best deal will be from spice hotspot.
    For any other query,mail me directly at gauravsgahlyan@gmail.com

    Reply
  126. Preeta

    Hi Ashwini
    I am planing to buy an android phone within the next few days. I had kept my budget as Rs 15,000 and so was recommended the Samsung Galaxy Ace (Rs 15,200), but then also came across the the Samsung galaxy fit (Rs. 10,600). The price difference is almost 5 thousand and I was wondering if the Ace is actually worth that much more… What is your opinion in this regard? What edge does it have over the Fit? And also, should I consider the HTC Wildfire?

    Reply
    • anil

      wildfire….no (OUTDATED)

      FIT VS ACE

      camera has flash……..better pics
      bigger and btter resolution screen……….gaming and etc
      faster processor……the greatest advantage…….really helps multitasking…….less hanging
      better build quality

      Reply
  127. neha

    hey guys help me decide between samsung galaxy fit and samsung galaxy 551… please. i m confused betwwen these two phones

    Reply
    • anil

      FIT

      no doubts
      i used to believe physical keypads are easier to type on
      initially yes,but once u get used to the awesome capacitative touch u will never use it(speaking from experience)

      othe factors

      bigger screen
      better cam
      newer android version
      and less chances of spoiling due to no slider mechanism
      lighter to carry
      i can go on n on

      Reply
  128. neha

    hey guys help me decide between samsung galaxy fit and samsunxy 551g gala

    Reply
    • paritosh

      Dear Neha,
      If you Compare about samsung galaxy fit and samsunxy 551. you can found that samsung galaxy fit is better than 551. so i think that you go for Fit. thanks

      Reply
      • anil

        bcoz
        it has older version of android so :(
        and camera is not as good as 5 mp shud be
        and of course
        it will be harder to get service for htc !!

  129. Dj

    hey could you please tell me which is among best to buy in range of 15 k…m confused between samsung galaxy fit and htc wild fire.

    Reply
  130. ankush gupta

    hay , please let me know if you have any information about “google nexus s” is available with “super amoled” screen in india or not?? (i have seen with “super lcd” in general stores)

    Reply
  131. Hitesh

    Hi Ashwini,
    I want to buy an android 2.2 phone with good resolution, fast browser, good email options.
    My budget is around 12K – 15K.
    My primary requirement is Browsing, Email, word, excel files read, Edit & create, read pdf files, Watching Videos, Listening Music (3.5 MM audio jack is must). I am not that keen on gaming…
    I am confused between LG optimus One, Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Wildfire & Dell XCD35.
    I would like to know 2 things,
    1. How much difference does it make between 600 Mhz processor & 800 Mhz processor.
    2. Samsung Galaxy Ace has Swype for quicktype, LG Optimus doesn’t have it, how does it make a difference
    3. Samsung phone have a problem for closing application, As i have read on the web. Because of which it hangs sometimes.

    I know every phone has its own pros & cons,
    But which cons we can ignore is the biggest question.
    So Pleasssssssssse help me on this & suggest the best option…….

    Reply
    • Gaurav

      second point can be missed out surely,as swype as well as a whole bunch of keyboard replacements are available for free in android market…
      so,4get dat(atleast)

      Reply
      • Hitesh

        Thnx Gaurav,
        But what about 1st & 3rd point.
        processor speed – does it really make a difference
        & phone hang problem in Samsung phones
        According to you which one is the best 2.2 android phone around 15K
        Plz suggest.
        Thnx again.

      • Gaurav

        Hitesh,I am currently using spice mi 310(processor speed 600 mhz) and before it,i was using aircel ideos(processor speed 528 mhz). And the difference of just 72 mhz was more than noticeable.On my mi 310,games are much more smoother than ideos.So you can think what the difference of 200 mhz can do.
        Secondly,i would recommend you to buy spice mi 410 (1 ghz qualcomm processor,4.1 inch capacitive screen,480*800 res,bluetooth 3.0).

  132. ankush gupta

    neetesh ,

    if dont wana stick to android you can go for “NOKIA X7″
    otherwise samsung “i9003″ is the best option for you.
    advantages of nokia x7 is it has amoled screen with is smoother in touch, 8mega pixel camera, hd video recording and awesome looks !!

    Reply
  133. ankush gupta

    Saikrishna
    theres no “ANDROID” phone available yet in india in range of 15k with front cam .. either go up to 19k or forget about the front cam or forget android
    :(

    Reply
  134. ankush gupta

    my second priority is “SAMSUNG I9000 ” ..it has all the features i need , but it doesnt feel that great in hand… :((
    (super amoled much smoother than super lcd in touch)

    Reply
  135. ankush gupta

    hey ashwin,
    i have searched all the stores but “GOOGLE NEXUS S” is not available with SUPER “amoled” screen in india.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ITS AVAILABLE AT ANY PLACE IN INDIA OR if it WILL LAUNCH IN FUTURE . otherwise I WILL GO FOR SOME OTHER PHONE.
    sorry for disturbing you again.

    Reply
  136. ankush gupta

    HAY ASHWIN ,

    i have searched all the stores but “GOOGLE NEXUS S” is not available with SUPER “amoled” screen in india!
    ..PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ITS AVAILABLE AT ANY PLACE IN INDIA OR WILL NOT LAUNCH IN FUTURE .. otherwise I WILL GO FOR SOME OTHER PHONE.

    sorry for disturbing you again.

    Reply
  137. Saikrishna

    Helo friends, my budget is 15000 rupees and i want an ANDROID mobile with front cam in it..any1 sugest me a mobile plz plz plz!!!

    Reply
  138. Neetesh

    hi ashwini,
    am new to this site n i hv planz of galaxy ace , motorola defy , n the new one which i saw in the links Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 ……. not sure which one to buy n am looking for a phone out of these three for a gud battery back up , hd video recording , gud camera n a gud processor….
    i will be reading pdf files as welll….. a lil bit of gaming …….

    Plz suggest which one willl be better …. my budget can extend upto 20k…..

    Reply
  139. Sujay

    Hey..Ashwin

    I need an android phone wid these featueres in particular :- 1)Wi-Fi
    2)Video Streaming
    3)camera of min 3.2 megapixel
    4)n a fone sitable for gaming n
    social networking

    N can u plz explain me da use of adobe flash missing in da browser of galaxy ace n can we get it in da browsers like opera if we install it?

    Plzz…help me..!

    Reply
  140. arif

    hey ashwin, m planin 2 buy wave 2 as it has high end features at arnd 16k..do u thnk bada and andriod gna mak diffrence…
    if i go 4 andriod wat do u suggst amng galaxy fit,551 OR OPTIMUS 1.. I NEED high end gaming and a descent camera..
    plz suggest….thnk u

    Reply
  141. ankush gupta

    OKAYY thankss a lot for ur reply !!
    will buy NEXUS S tomorrw evening..
    till then let me know if u have some other better idea !!

    TANQ ONCE AGN

    Reply
  142. bittu

    i bought nokia c6 today but i did’nt liked it. i took this mobile for the camera, my budget is 15 k can u plz suggest me a good one so that i can exchange this mobile
    im a cam freak, and i want the qwerty key pad or qwerty slide out or

    Reply
  143. Salim Ahmed

    HELLO Ashwini… what is required for a browser to support file sharing site like RAPISHARE, MEGAUPLOAD, hotfile etc which has time count……………… is it adobe FLASH/ FLASH LITE or JAVA enabled?. thnx

    Reply
  144. Mad Duck

    awesome post…..
    1question though…..from where have you got the price of these phones, ‘coz in another site I read Smsng Ace to be costing about 19k

    Reply
      • Tushar

        Hi Ashwin,

        Amazing job buddy…..you are techincally sound and updated in this domain….

        I am looking out for a good office phone with budget around 15k. I did look at a few on GSMARENA but a but confused..here is what I want

        1) Android / windows OS
        2) around 3.5″ screen with good resolution
        3) min 5 megpixel camera (should take good pics) + recording
        4) decent internal memory
        5) good music player

        I looked at nokia C7 and samsung (ACE and Wave II). among this which one is good. Also are there othet options….

        Thanks in advance for you inputs

        Tushar

      • gaurav

        hi ashwini,

        first of all thanks for ur efforts. it’s very relief to know that someone is out there to give you unbiased advice ;)

        I want to but 1 mobile ph. my req is
        1. for a long period of 4,5 yeras
        2. good music
        3. good battery
        4. easy to operate, no latency in response
        5. also support other basic smartphone facility

        My budget is 10-15k

        Can u plz suggest me which 1 i good. samsung ace,sony walkman or motorola defy

  145. ankush gupta

    PLEEEEEEAAAAASSEEEEEE …. CHOOOOSEE ONE OF THEM ..I HAVE TO BUY IN 3 DAYS FINALLY ..!!!

    1) HTC DESIRE S (2.3) …..price=23300

    2) GOOGLE NEXUS S (2.3) ….. price=25900

    pleaseee choose one ..n will buy it !! thank youu !!!

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Nexus S has a Super Amoled screen which is far better than LCD…. but Desire S has HD video recording.
      So if you are not a video recording freak…. go for Nexus S

      Reply
  146. shubham

    hey ashwin……….
    Which one is better BB tourch, or iphone 4,nokia e7 ?
    And at wat min. price they are available in delhi……..?

    Reply
  147. arrush

    if any other better option is available in the same price range please suggedst i want a phone with resolution n better features overall

    Reply
  148. arrush

    hi ashwini i m planning 2 buy a phone would you pls suggest me which one 2 buy i m confused in galaxy ace or wave s 8500

    Reply
  149. ankush gupta

    HAY PLEASE JUST TELL WHICH ONE WILL BE BETTER AS PER MY REQUIREMENTS-

    1-Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

    2-Samsung Galaxy S2 mini (not yett launched but i can wait)

    Reply
  150. ankush gupta

    PLEASE SUGGEST ME ANY CELL PHONE AVAILABLE IN INDIA.
    I actually dont know much about cell phones so i m searching it on internet. your article was helpful but still i really need ur help. SO please consider it if u can find sumtime .
    THANKS

    Reply
  151. ankush gupta

    hi ashwin,

    MY RANGE – (15-30 thousand)

    REQUIREMENT – adobe flash 10.1 , atleast “256 MB internal memory” and “650MHz processor”

    NOTE: It is difficult for me to carry A BIG (large in size) .PHONE.

    Reply
  152. nitin

    Hi Ashwin,
    Great article, you rock. I have a bizarre requirements of a phone.
    My laptop gets hot, so I m planning to download torrents all night(unlimited plans) through mobile.

    So should I go for Samsung Galaxy with physical keyboard, or samsung ace with swype. All I want is better speed from wifi, and faster surfing. Some Gaming and camera will be good.

    Also is it possible to connect external hard disk to mobile else I will have to remove memory card every day or is there any alternative.

    My budget is max:14K.

    Reply
  153. Tushar

    Hi Ashwin,

    Amazing job buddy…..you are techincally sound and updated in this domain….

    I am looking out for a good office phone with budget around 15k. I did look at a few on GSMARENA but a but confused..here is what I want

    1) Android / windows OS
    2) around 3.5″ screen with good resolution
    3) min 5 megpixel camera (should take good pics) + recording
    4) decent internal memory
    5) good music player

    I looked at nokia C7 and samsung (ACE and Wave II). among this which one is good. Also are there othet options….

    Thanks in advance for you inputs

    Tushar

    Reply
  154. shub

    hey i wanted to buy a smart phone of around 15k. and i’ve been stuck to htc wildfire.now its in news dat wildfire s is also rdy to launch. so suggest me what shuld i do..??
    shuld i wait for it or shuld i go wid wildfire or shuld i luk for some other…

    Reply
  155. Motu

    I had a small query hope u can sort it out … I am interested in buying acer liquid e .. I am done on its looks and features except android 2.1 .. But when i looked into market the guy there told me that one of his customers has upgraded it to 2.3 android … so i just wanted ur opinion on this whether it is upgradable or not ??.. I am getting it for rs – nearly 14000-14500 … I need ur opinion whether u suggest me this phone or not .. everyone says samsung , but i dont know why i hate samsung just coz of its plastics .. pls help me out .. also suggest someother options in the segment …

    Reply
  156. Salim Ahmed

    HELLO Ashwini, i must thank u for such a gr8 site. i’v been into LOT of consfusion of buying a god damn smartphone near 18k……….

    My requirements are – have flash(or flash lite) and i’m a heavy internet user which will allow me to download files from sites like rapidshare, hotfile, etc. AND

    install torrent downloader etc, other apps, and play full screen avi (xvid,divx).

    PLEASE help me out. my first choice was

    1) samsung wave 2 but its bada and donot hav good app store

    2) any android phone but divx,xvid support and flash player togeather… i like lg p500 a lot but it has no flash…………………….PLEASE HELP ME OUT!

    Reply
  157. KSHITIJ

    thanks for suggestion Ashwin,
    i bought samsung galaxy sl i9003 today, its a very nice phone…

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Congrats for your new phone kshitij…. we will soon launch a android mobiles based users review website.. I will then request you to write your experience about it.

      Congrats again :-)

      Reply
  158. kasperrmat

    Hi Ashwini,

    It is a great informative site for people like me with little Gk about latest mobiles in market.

    Actually i am-looking for a allrounder phone.Both for my profession like push mail,document editor etc+latest 3g etc…so i short listed Nokia e5(thought typing on touch scren is not easy as qwerty).

    But i am in confusion…please dispell the cloud…

    1)is symbian relavent in todays andriod market…

    2)Is typing on touch screen is comfortable as qwerty.

    3)what are the alternatives with e5 features under 12000.

    Thanks,
    kasperr.

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Hi Arjun… If you don’t want use much apps then you really don’t need Android. Coz when you buy an Android phone, you have o compromize on other fronts.,
      Forget about Nokia C6, its an obsolete phone.
      Out of rest two, I recommend Nokia C7 as it seems a complete phone with a 8 MP camera and super Amoled screen. However screen resolution is lower than Wave 2. But that hardle matters.

      Sorry for skipping. It happens as I get hundreds of questions daily. :-)

      Reply
  159. KSHITIJ

    Hi Ashwin,
    i want to buy an andoid phone with good camera and good gaming quality and nice screen size and resolution below 22k.
    suggest me a phone which will be best for me.

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Fro 22K you have a ton of options….
      Best according to your need could be:
      Motorola Milestone
      Samsung Galaxy SL I9003
      HTC Desire S (Android 2.3)

      Sorry for the late reply :-)

      Reply
      • sid

        Hi i wanted to buy a phone under 10000 , pls help me it would be a great help.Thank you

  160. mazhar

    Hi Ashwini

    I need your help in choosing a cell phone. I am looking at buying a 3G
    cell phone and have a budget of around Rs.15,000. I am very confused
    whether to go for an android based phone or a blackberry.

    My primary usage would be emails and other business stuff. I play games and listen to music only ocassionally; so a cell
    with decent music and games would do. Though I like to use a wide
    variety of apps.WiFi is also essential but I guess all phone in this
    range come with WiFi.
    A good camera would be great as I intend to use it for
    video recording.
    Fast processing, good battery backup and good memory size are
    something that I certainly want in my cell phone.

    I have shortlisted Blackberry Curve 3G, Samsung Ace and HTC Wildfire,
    however, I am open to other suggestion as well.
    Do tell about pros and cons of these phones.

    Looking forward to your reply. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Mazhar you have choosen the right phones as per you needs.

      First of all remove the HTC wildfire from you list as its an old and low powered device.

      Out of rest two, Samsung Galaxy Ace seems to take more weightage than Blackberry 9300 3G. It gives you a larger screen, better camera, flexibility of Android etc. The only thing you will loose with Ace is the Alerts for mail. I have heard of some Blackberry messenger kind of applications are to be launched for Android.

      I suggest Ace.

      Reply
  161. arjun

    hey ashwini
    i want to buy mobile upto 15k…i dont need much of apps bu a good mobile…confused over
    nokia c7 or c6 or wave 2 or samsung ace…m really urgently in need of one

    Reply
  162. rahul gil

    Hi Ashwini,
    I want to buy an android mobile in price range of 10-15K with following priority order –
    1. Touchscreen with slider querty keypad
    2. good battery backup and talk time
    3. high resolution and good sound
    4. dual camera, wi-fi, internal memory (>300 mb)

    What abt samsung transform? is it a good one?

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Is Samsung Transform available in India? I don’t think so…
      Right now there is no android phone in India in this budget which serves all you requirement. You can go for Samsung Galaxy Ace which can somehow satisfy you.
      Or if you can increase your budget, go for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

      Reply
  163. DECENT

    Hi All,

    I want to buy a phone in range 13K – 18K and the phone should have front camera.

    Please give your feedback.

    Reply
  164. Sooraj

    hey ashwini,
    You mentioned here that the optimus one doesnt have swype..can’t we simply install it from the android market? I’m planning on buying the O1, but i need swype. Could you verify? Thanks :)

    Reply
  165. tushar

    hi ashwin, is lg optimus one better than galaxy fit for video streaming and internet surfing.

    Reply
  166. micheal sandee

    hai aswini . iam new dude
    to this site. . now iam
    using mini pro update with
    2.1also . but iam not
    satisfy of this small screen.
    i want big screen. pls
    sujjest me by the
    following.
    1. big screen.
    2. browser have to fast
    3.android 2.2 or 2.3
    4.inbuilt memory
    5.5m.p
    6.12000-16000
    pls reply m

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Samsung Galaxy Ace seems to be fine for you. The only thing it does not have is a good inbuilt memory.
      From Android 2.2 you can install apps directly on memory card, so you might not need a good inbuilt memory.
      You can also consider Samsung Galaxy I9003 as it comes with 4 to 16 GB inbuilt memory, but you won’t get flash for camera in it.

      Reply
    • Ashwini

      Go for Android… Symbian is a sinking ship….

      When Nokia itself is adapting Windows 7, what is the reliability that they will support Symbian^3 for long.

      Just a request, ask questions thru comments only. it helps others as well :-)

      Reply
      • micheal sandee

        aswini now iam with mini pro . can i continue wid pro are any new models

  167. Jayant

    Hi ashwini….4rm months i’ve been googling for a gud and budget android phone..n found that the optimus one is a good one!! but i wanted make sure that is this phone upgradable to andriod 2.2(gingerbread)…….i found in many sites n they r sayin that an 2.3 upgrade will be available in may 2011…
    PLZ RPLY SOON…..!!!

    Reply
  168. anupam

    hiii….ashwini i want to buy a good smartphone in the price range of rs15000 and i need android os with a secondary camera for video calling and capacitive touchscreen with slide out qwerty keypad if possible…..please reply soon…….

    Reply
  169. lokesh

    hey i heard of htc wildfire s.
    it got new processor about 600Mhz and 320×480 resolution.
    i just want to when will it available and how much it cost?
    plz reply soon

    Reply
  170. dp

    how can i read and write hindi on my lg p500 . also tel me how can i use my p500 camera as a web cam

    Reply
  171. salim

    hi ashwini, i hav a budget of 10k to 13 k and i really like HTC wildfire, but recently a friend of mine brought HTC wildfire n he is facing a problem that while browsing android market the phone could not recieve calls n if sum1 calls at that time , it says that the cell is switched off. I want to Know that wether the same problem is there in Samsung Galaxy series?
    also please tell me which one is better Samsung Galaxy fit or HTC wildfire considering 2.5 k difference in price?

    Reply
      • sahib kochhar

        hi ashwini can u tell me howz xperia x10 over neo and other smartfones in this range

      • sahib kochhar

        hey ashwin can u tell me howz xperia x 10 over galaxy ace plzzzzz it is very imp. i have to choice between both till thursday

  172. satyam

    is there any android mobile with all the above features nd it is dual sim also?????????

    Reply
  173. satyam

    ashwini suggest me that phone on which messages could also be saved on memory card

    Reply
  174. satyam

    hi ashwin? my budget is 15-20,000. can u plz suggest me the best android mobile with features of best sound, gaming, camera with flash nd internet

    Reply
  175. mel

    hey…. im impressed with samsung galaxy ace… i have my own concerns…
    1) is 320 x 480 pixels good gaming xperience?
    2) internal memory is 158 MB!!! and ive read 2GB is included..!!! tats like so less memory!!! i want atleast 8GB!! and i bet it would cost me more… so i wanted 2 knw hw much MORE it wud cost me??
    3) will it be upgraded to Android OS v2.3 soon??
    4) ive herd the battery life is low… i mean i use cell 25 hrs per day!!! tat is surely a drawback 4 me.
    5) ive herd of many application errors… does it quite often happen?
    6) ace / wave II ????!?!?
    7) completely out of nowhere, which phone do u use?

    P.S ty 4 d post + ur replies on others queries!!…
    i badly need a good cell phone… d present one (sony w380i) sucks!!… and till nw ive saved 8K 4 my cell… so please suggest me sth good…

    Reply
  176. RP

    Hi Ashwin,
    I have tried both iPhone and Samsung Galaxy GT- I5503 . There is much difference how the touch respond for a iPhone and in Samsung Galaxy Android 2.1 . iPhone response to touch is phenomenal. It knows where to stop and smart enough as to what i am exactly searching for.

    Truly – I don’t have the budget for iPhone . But can a Android phone with 15K range give me better experience related to :
    a) smart search
    b) touch response & ease of use from touch screen perspective
    c) future Android updates
    d) Better battery life

    I liked the HTC Wildfire [13K] and Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 [15K] . Which one to go for ? Or any other suggestions ?

    Thx,
    RP

    Reply
  177. pooh

    i want good resolation , good procrssor and good UI, battery backup and camra responce. my budget is 10k to 12k

    Reply
  178. pooh

    dear
    ashwin im too much cofused about optimus one , galaxy fit and geo ! pls help me

    Reply
  179. Jagz

    hey nice work dude! :)
    m confused weather to buy the ace or x8 or wildfire..the problem is all the htc users i know are against htc..and last i had a sony slider fone which hardly last a year..and wid samsung i dun have any experience..which one of them is having a good touch plus long touch life as i use my cell for long tym…so m confused which one to buy and i m nt a big LG fone either..! so if could help me it would b great!!
    reply appreciated! :)
    thnx!

    Reply
    • chetan

      Hi Jagz,

      Me too had the exact same query as u. And with a budget of juzz close to 15k, i researched a lot including this webpage too. And wat i hav found out is tat if awesome looks matter , then its always galaxy ace or Htc wildfire, better too would be galaxy ace, coz its way more comfortable wen handheld. as for android 2.2, both can be update to 2.3 in future. If u r thinkin of better touch , then Htc wildfire is a better bet then galaxy ace.
      But none the less, I would go for galaxy ace coz of its shear looks and also the numerous applications and a good touch which is comfortable enough if not as good as htc with the same price range.

      Reply
  180. Arjun

    Hi,

    I am very much confused between Samsung Galaxy Fit and LG Optimus One P500,, plz help me out..!

    Reply
  181. Tejas

    Hi Ashwini,
    Which mobile is perfect for me ?
    My Budget is around 12000 -13000………..I want an Android !
    Please reply soon…Thanks !

    Reply
  182. sudha

    Is Xperia x10 mini pro a good mobile? m planning to get one. d android version is old. can it be upgraded?

    Reply
  183. karthik

    right now i have a Galaxy pop !! do you think its good phone for the price ??? and is it upgradable to 2.3 Android(gingerbread)

    Reply
  184. Rohit Mehta

    Hey Ashwini,

    Hi. My budget is abt 10-15k. M confused between optimus p500, ace, wildfire and Dell XCD35. Which one will u suggest. I will take it blindfoldedly :D

    Reply
    • paritosh

      Hi Rohit,

      I will suggest you to take one between Optimus one or Samsung Galaxy ace.

      Optimus one is now coming for around 9.5k and its a good value for money. Galaxy Ace has a better specs like 3.5 inch screen and 5 Mega pixel camera, but a price of 15k seems bit costly.

      Reply
    • Rohit Mehta

      Hi Guys, Thanks for your replies… How about wildefire or dell xcd35?? I am a Interface Designer and would be using phone alot for browsing and application testing purposes. can you help from that perspective also? Colors need to be brilliant.

      Reply
  185. vrad

    i wanted a mobile that could last me atleast 3 years,i prefer nokia and like the e75, i have a budget of 15,000 and have no problems with touchscreen but they have a tendency to go bad after a fall, i prefer nokia because it lasted me long…please advice

    Reply
  186. Madhav

    Hi ! Can HTC Wildfire be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo ? I heard about Optimus one Android 2.3 will be launched till next year. Is it true. If yes then how much will it cost. Which is better Galaxy Ace or HTC Wildfire ?

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Yes… HTC wildfire has got the Android 2.2 update…

      There is a lot to happen till Jan 2012, just keep tracking.

      Reply
  187. kartik

    hi ashwin plz suggest me for the best among these-htc wildfire,samsung galaxy ace,dell xcd 35 keeping these features in mind.
    1.better looks
    2.battery backup
    3.net facility
    4.camera

    Reply
  188. Madhur

    Hi ! Can HTC Wildfire be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo ? If yes then how do i get Android 2.2 ? Also what would be better HTC Wildfire or Samsung Galaxy Ace ? I have enough left time to buy a new phone. Till January 2012.Should I wait for the prices of these phones to come down or should i go for a new phone to be launched.My budget is up to 15000.

    Reply
  189. rome

    hi ashwin ,

    do reply my previous query

    also pls reply

    which is good htc or dell

    am vry confused for what to buy

    pls help me out

    thank you

    Reply
  190. jilesh

    Hi ,
    Can u suggest a android phone where applications are directly loaded on the sd card instead of the phone memory and which is a better phone wildfire ,dell xcd 35 or Samsung ace

    Reply
  191. rome

    hi
    u helped me a lot

    also have one more doubt is hcl’s new android tablet at 15k is better or should i go with dell xcd35

    pls reply

    Reply
    • rome

      do reply my previous query

      also pls reply

      which is good htc or dell

      am vry confused for what to buy

      pls help me out

      thank you

      Reply
  192. Amit

    Hi ashwini.. Plz tel me wch is bettr galaxy fit or optimus one.. I want fr internet n gaming n hws da headphone quality of both? thnx in advance :-)

    Reply
  193. rome

    thanks a lot

    i am a bit afraid of booking through internet

    but if i could find a store with ace in my range will buy it
    or
    else will give second preference to dell xcd35

    thanks a lot for your help

    will inform you after i get the phone today

    thanx again

    Reply
  194. rome

    thanx a lot

    actually i have a budget of 14k and ace is around 15.5k
    so i was hoping ny1 frm dis 2

    dell xcd35
    or
    lg optimus 1

    which would be better

    pls reply keeping gaming in mind and also looks

    do reply

    Reply
  195. Anirban

    Hi Ashwini,

    Could you suggest me a good android phone, withing rs. 16000/- range on folloing points. I am looking for

    1. Document Editor
    2. push Mail
    3. Touch Screen
    4. Social Networking
    5. 3G

    Thanks
    Anirban

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Samsung Galaxy Ace…. You can go for Motorola Defy too but you will have to buy an application for document editing.

      Reply
      • Anirban

        Thanx Aswini, but again disturbing you with another query… I know that Ace don’t have flash support in browser, but can u please tell me whether it has flash lite support or not? and is this handset has push mail?

      • Ashwini

        No Idea about Flash lite… Push mail is supported but it won’t give you blackberry kinda alert.

      • Anirban

        ohh… ok. gr8. thanx for your prompt reply… will go to buy the handset on friday morning.. so lets see. in between if any good handset you get in this range, please inform me… actually I need flash lite. thats bit important. so if possible, please help me regarding this. what about HTC Wildfire? is it comparebale with samsung galaxy ace? or if u get some time, please suggest me somthing good…

      • Aarti

        Hi Ashwini!!!

        I was just reading your above suggestion & quite impress.

        Could you please suggest me for a smart mobile phone within range of 10 to 15.

        The features I’m looking are:-
        1. Good Looking
        2. High resolution camera with flash
        3. Support many of the files
        4. Good battery back up
        5. Suppport to access internet properly.

        I wana know which phone you will purchase for you, I think that could be the best for me also. :-)

        Best Regards
        Aarti

  196. rome

    hi ashwin ,

    can you pls help me

    which is a better option for
    1) gaming
    2) using 3g
    3) doc reader

    samsung galaxy ace
    or
    dell xcd35
    or
    sony xperia mini

    hav a budget of 14k

    pls reply soon

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Forget Xperia Mini… It outdated. Out of the former two, Galaxy Ace seems to be better:
      – 800 MHz ARM 11 processor is optimal for gaming
      – 5 MegaPixel Camera with flash
      – Comes with document editor
      – Came with stock Android 2.2, hence chances of getting Android 2.3 is more than that of Dell XCD35

      Reply
  197. ishaan

    and i cant wait for the april section.
    i think it’ll make a big impact on my decision

    Reply
    • ishaan

      im so sorry for asking so many questions, but do both the phones open office docs?

      Reply
  198. ishaan

    hi. me again
    i have the option of also a motorola defy.
    would you suggest that or the ace?

    Reply
  199. akshay08

    hi ashwini…
    my budget is arnd 14 k and i wanted an android with secondary camera for video calling…
    so i thought of buying samsung ace but it doesnt has s.camera..
    so i am thinking to beuy wave II s 8530…
    tell me which is better.. galaxy ace or wave II..??
    what are the cons of wave II???..
    expecting an early reply
    thanku..

    Reply
  200. ankita

    hey..plz help….which is best among….htc wildfire….samsung galaxy ace….lg optimus one….i have a budget of 15k…

    Reply
  201. Shashank

    Hi guys ,
    i want to buy a phone with 2.2 android which can b updated to 2.3 n it must have 1ghz processor hd video recording n dual cameras n screen larger than 4”…..now i m confused between samsung galaxy s and lg optimus 2x ( hope to expect lg optimus 3d also) n also HTC if any model suits my requirements….
    Any suggestions would be really cool
    Thanks

    Reply
  202. mukesh

    hi ashwini……. i am planning to buy a android based phone …my budget is 10,000 around….sud i go for optimus one or wait for samsung gio…..plz compare with RAM,CPU,FEAURES etc

    Reply
  203. kiran

    Hi Ashwin

    Planning to buy a 3G phone in the budget of 10 to 13k. Plz suggest me a nice one. In samsung wave II and Galaxy Ace which one you will suggest. Tks

    Reply
  204. Yousuf

    Hi Ashwini,

    Thanks for replying. Could you suggest me a good android phone, withing rs. 15000 range on folloing points. I am looking for a big screen for the movie and reading documents kind of stuff.

    1. Document Reader e.g PDF, PPT

    2. Social Networking

    3. Vedio

    4. Talk Time

    5. Touch Screen.

    Thanks

    Yousuf

    Reply
  205. Ashwini

    Hi Sri,

    a) Samsung Galaxy Ace could be a good option, You can also consider Motorola Defy (getting Android 2.2 froyo) or Samsung Galaxy SL I9003
    b) In terms of Heigh end android phones (above 20k) HTC phones rules over the Galaxy series, but in case of Mid-range Android phones, Samsung Galaxy Models are better.
    c)Online purchase are good if you buy through big stores like Flipkart etc… No Idea about stores in Chennai… Is there a Tata Croma store in Chennai, they are offering some good deals

    Reply
  206. Sri

    HI Ashwini,
    Am looking for a good android phone,budget is not really a constraint.
    a) Main features that I’m looking at are: Internet usage/ Soical networking, decent camera, good processor, battery back-up, updatable to gingerbread, and of course a good deal..
    b) Pls suggest if HTC models score over Samsung Galaxy Models, and which are the models you suggest..and where can i get best deals on them..
    c) Do you suggest an online purchase or purchase at an outlet, which stores would you suggest in chennai?

    Cheers, Sri

    Reply
  207. Yousuf

    Hi Ashwini,

    Nice to see, you are helping people with your well versed knowledge. I also have a query in this regard.

    I am planning to purchase Dell XCD35, how did you find this phone on the following points.

    1. Document Reader e.g PDF, PPT

    2. Social Networking

    3. Vedio

    4. Talk Time

    5. Touch Screen.

    Thanks

    Yousuf

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Thanks for your great words Yousuf :-)

      All the function you mentioned here work smoothly on Dell XCD35… However, our readers doesn’t give a great review for XCD35… If you compare it with Optimus one, you are paying around 3k extra only for a better screen.

      Choose wisely… 13k matters

      Reply
  208. Nishith

    Hi, I’m on the lookout for a smartphone in the range of 10k-15k.
    1) Which would be the best with a good processor.
    2) also which are the good motorola phones in that range?
    3) Would Motorola milestone be a good choice?

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Hi Nishith,

      1. Samsung Galaxy Ace has a good processor i.e. 800 mhz
      2. Dell XCD35 is a good android smartphone… comes with android 2.2 onboard
      3. Motorola milestone is a good option… already got Android 2.2 upgrade… kinda communicator….

      Reply
      • yogi

        hi, lakshya me too is planning to buy galaxi fit and ya it can be upgraded to 2.3

      • mohit

        hi bro, my budget is 12000.which android phone is best…and i also wanna ask that is there any drawback in samsung pop????
        which is better in pop and fit????
        kindly pls rply….

      • sarthak

        hey u dnt know anything abt phones its dell xcd35 not motorolax35

    • Ashwini Sah

      No, it doesn’t have…. in fact no mid range Android comes with front camera

      Reply
      • Gaurav

        Ashwini,perhaps its the one aspect of froyo,you still don’t abt. Froyo doesn’t support front camera. Search what’s new in gingerbread on google,and you’ll find its only from that onwards,that front camera is being supported by android.

  209. ishaan

    also the graphics are quite important for me.
    i hated the graphics on the galaxy 3, i thought it was very pixelated
    is the galaxy ace clearer?

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Lack of adobe flash does not matter much… According to your requirements, Samsung Galaxy Ace is a good option

      Reply
  210. ishaan

    Hi Ashwini,
    i was thinking about getting the samsung galaxy ace.
    does the fact that it lacks the adobe flash in the web browser make a huge difference?
    im looking to get an android with decent features and a good touch.
    im not too skeptical about the camera.
    im looking forward more to the apps and the gaming bit and also the internet on the phone
    and what about the videocon zeus?
    could you suggest a good buy please?

    Reply
  211. Chickoo

    Hey ashwini,
    y have u put Ace in 5th position when it the best amongst all these 5. is it just becos of the price. I want to handset with decent gamin capabilities. Is 240×320 very bad for good games. I am thinkin of buyin ACE only for its gaming capabilities and for gingerbread support(hopefully it wuld support) otherwise 551 and fit are very very perfect for me.

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      240×320 resolution does not support high end games… for normal gaming they are perfect…
      Additionally Galaxy Ace also has a better processor which would ensure the smooth running of forthcoming Android versions…

      Reply
  212. Chickoo

    Hey Ashwini,
    Im thinkin of buyin Galaxy Ace> 551> fit>gio likely in next 2-3 days. My budget is 13k so i am hoping to get a good deal for ace. Thanks for the re.

    Reply
  213. Asif

    hi ashwin, i m confuse to baying Galaxy Fit S5670 or Optimus P500. I have budget in the range of 10 to 12 K..which one is best? yesterday i visited many mobile shops in pune, i received the lowest quot for optimus 10200/-. please suggest me.

    Reply
    • Smrutiranjan

      Hi Asif,

      Could you please share the shopname where you got the price Quote of 10200 for LG Optimus One.
      Can you please share 2-3 good shops in Pune.

      Thanks in advance.

      Reply
      • Asif

        hi, i purchase optimus one Only @ Rs. 10000 from Telephone Shopee Sadashiv peth Pune.
        also i have received 1 rebook T Shirt.

        Asif
        asifpune@yahoo.co.in
        9527353424

    • Ashwini Sah

      Go for Optimus one… It has a higher resolution and will get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

      Reply
      • kapil

        hi ashwin ,thanx for your valueable information on android phones .I want to purchase p500 optimus one with 2.3 what is yhe approx cost or any sugg.
        kapil

  214. Chickoo

    Is ther any specific period of the month when we can expect the prices to fall, or it just happens randomly And r ther any news samsung androids around the corner.

    Reply
  215. Chickoo

    1.Hey Ashwini, what about Sony Xperia mini. Please let us know about the phones which just missed the bus. I think there is a more choice for androids. Correct me if i am wrong.
    2. What about screen resoltion of Galaxy 551 is it good for gamin.
    3.Regards HTC wildfire-what diffrerence could the weak processor lead to- ?poor gamin ,plase clarify

    Reply
    • Ashwini

      Hi Chickoo….

      1.Xperia Mini runs on Android 2.1 and here we are featuring only Android 2.2 Smartphone. Howerver there is a news in wild of Sony working on Xperia Mini 2. Lets see
      2. Samsung Galaxy 551 has a screen resolution of 240 x 400px and its good for gaming.
      3. Besides poor gaming, weak processor also results into sluggish performance.
      4. Price falls happen randomly. subscribe to our feeds and we will keep you updated.

      Hope it helps :-)

      Reply
  216. Aiman

    Has samsung galaxy SL been launched in India?? If yes, is it available in samsung shops?

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Yes… Samsung Galaxy SL has been launched and available for around 19.5k

      Reply
  217. Kamila

    Can you pls tell me about the price of motorola droid2 global necks many website says that it is of 15k pls. Pls pls give the price soon.

    Reply
    • Ashwini Sah

      Motorola Droid has not been officially launched in India yet…. Its available in US through various careers for a price of $199 with 2 year contracts… If launched, an unlocked version in India will be priced somewhere between 25k-30k

      Reply
  218. Shakti

    Hi Ashwini,

    How much will the Samsung Galaxy SL 19003 cost in India and which store has the best rate in Bangalore?

    Reply
  219. John

    Thank you for the good post.
    I wish to buy one and choice is either “LG Optimus One P500 ” or “Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830″.. I like the look of the Samsung than LG..
    Both of them doesn’t support flash on browser right ? I have budget in the range of 15 to 20 K..which one your prefer ?

    Reply
      • Motu

        I had a small query hope u can sort it out … I am interested in buying acer liquid e .. I am done on its looks and features except android 2.1 .. But when i looked into market the guy there told me that one of his customers has upgraded it to 2.3 android … so i just wanted ur opinion on this whether it is upgradable or not ??.. I am getting it for rs – nearly 14000-14500 … I need ur opinion whether u suggest me this phone or not .. everyone says samsung , but i dont know why i hate samsung just coz of its plastics .. pls help me out .. also suggest someother options in the segment …

      • yogi

        hey ashwini, dude plz quote me the lowest rate that can be given for galaxi fit because i saw here some guys they got lg optimus at 10k.
        thanx in adv.

      • komal sutariya

        hey,hi

        i have decided to go for LG P690, will please tell me…wether is it gud???? reply asap.
        i am wating

      • John

        Thank you for your reply. I have purchased Samsung Galaxy SL 19003 yesterday. And my search for an Android phone was mainly reading different articles of ur website .. I will keep reading your website to know the latest models.

      • ashwini

        Hey John…. Congrats for the new mobile…. glad you liked my articles… we will soon be launching a biweekly newsletter… I will definitely send you an invitation to join so that you can be in touch with us.

        Thanks,
        Ashwini

      • John

        thats a great beginning.. We need some place on internet with good & valuable information for mobile info in India

      • deepak

        i want to buy a new mobile phone.please give me some suggestions.which one is best…….? htc wildfire……..? samsung glaxy ace….? sony erricsson x8……or any other………? in the range of 10-13000…………please rply i m waiting………can any one suggest…….

      • Vatsal Rami

        hey ASHWINI send me also the request plzz…thank you

      • Shakti

        Hi John,

        How much did Samsung Galaxy SL 19003 cost you and where did you get it from?

      • John

        It cost around 19700 .. I purchases directly from Samsung Shop. Because I needed it urgently for a journey.

      • Ashok

        Hi ashwin,
        i wish to buy a smartphone which is best having all features.hv seen lg p500 optimus Nd samsung galaxy ace. there is not much difference in features but pricewise there is difference.lg option also seem to good one but that phone does not hv flash.how much it is going to affect.plz suggest.

      • Ashwini

        Go for Galaxy Ace only if you are a camera freak… else Optimus one is a superb phone.

      • rahul

        Hey dear, Can u please tell me about Motorola defy…is it worth its cost????
        Please reply.

      • niraj khetawat

        i want a good lukin multimedia phn ranging sumwwhere near 12000… i m thinking of sony xperia u… wat do u say??

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