In our monthly series on consumer products, we touch base with the latest cellphones to hit the Indian market. Compiled by Anirudh Vohra
Below Rs 10,000
Motorola’s Moto E is a dual-SIM smartphone and is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with a 5 MP auto-focus rear camera. It has features like 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor supported by 1 GB of RAM and 4.3-inch QHD IPS touchscreen display. Moto E is 3G-enabled, supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and has a 1,980 mAh battery. In all, the Moto E is a value-for-money product.
All yours for: Rs 6,999
Karbonn A91 is a smartphone powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 3.2 MP camera. Other features include a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 256 MB RAM, 3.9-inch touchscreen display, dual SIM, 3.2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio and 500 mAh battery.
All yours for: Rs 3,549
Asus ZenFone 5
ZenFone 5’s Intel Atom processor can easily handle multiple tasks and deliver an immersive gaming experience. ZenFone’s PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU packs a serious punch both in games and during general use. The phone has a 2 GHz Intel Z2580 CPU with 1 GB RAM and a 5-inch 720 p IPS display. It supports dual micro SIMs. The all-new Asus Zen UI is butter-smooth—high-definition films are stutter-free and games are incredibly smooth and immersive—delivering an uncompromising mobile experience. Apps open quickly and you can effortlessly browse heavy Web pages without compromising on battery life. It comes equipped with an 8 MP Asus PixelMaster camera and a 2 MP front camera.
All yours for: Rs 9,999
The new entry in the Canvas series by Micromax is the Beat A114R, a smartphone powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone has an 8 MP auto-focus camera with 720p video recording. It comes loaded with a 1.2 GHz BCM 23550 quad-core processor that runs with 1 GB RAM. The 5-inch QHD IPS touchscreen display is clearer than several other phones in the same price category. Micromax Beat is dual-SIM and has a 2 MP front camera.
All yours for: Rs 8,999
Xolo has introduced its new smartphone, Xolo Q700S, which is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has an 8 MP auto-focus camera. It contains a 1.3-GHz MTK6582M quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and a VGA front-facing camera. The phone, like all others in the segment, has 3G, Wi-Fi and FM