Planning to buy a smartphone in the next 2 months? You might be in luck because we got just the list you are looking for. Conventional wisdom says that the longer you wait, the better you get. But that day might never come. So if you are in a rush and don’t want to make your smartphone purchase and impulse buy, but a well thought out decision then this list will help.
This is the list of Top 10 hottest smartphones in the Indian market. These are also the best smartphones that you will find in the current Indian mobile market priced between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000.
This list of best phones between Rs. 30k and Rs. 40k includes great phones from all popular manufacturers in no particular order.
1. Apple iPhone 5S 16 GB
iPhone 5S, Apple’s last year’s flagship phone is now available at a discounted price close to Rs. 39,500. The presence of an impressive camera, gorgeous looks and Apple logo make it worth the asking price. It runs on Apple iOS 8 and the specifications include 8MP iSight camera with full HD video recording, true tone dual LED flash, 4 inch retina display and 16 GB internal memory.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Galaxy Note 3 is the flagship phablet model of Samsung Mobiles for the year 2013. It became the first ever Samsung Galaxy device to ditch the cheap plastic looks for a leather finish. Coming back to the main points, it features a huge 3200 mAh battery providing excellent battery backup. The Note 3 also boasts a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED full HD display. It features a 13MP camera along with 3GB RAM making it a beast of a smartphone. It is currently listed for Rs. 37,549 on flipkart.
3. Nokia Lumia 1520
The Lumia 1520 is the first phablet device from Nokia. It features a full HD 6 inch display along with a 20MP PureView camera. The interesting part about this phone is that unlike its predecessors, it is based on a fast quad-core chipset- The Snapdragon 800. It runs on Windows Phone 8 but can be upgraded to WP 8.1. It is powered by a 3400 mAh battery to keep it running for more a day of heavy usage.
You should buy it if you are a Nokia fan and want a very good camera phone.
4. HTC One M8
I’ve always loved HTC devices for their looks and elegance which is one explanation to why you would find 3 HTC phones in this list. The All New HTC One (M8) features a 4MP Ultra Pixel camera just like its predeccor, the HTC One (M7). It also sports a 5 inch Super LCD3 full HD display and comes with 16/32 GB storage options along with support for micro SD cards up to 128 GB.
On the processing side of things, it runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 801 complimented by 2 GB of RAM for super smooth multi-tasking. It runs on Android KitKat at the moment but will receive the Android v5.0 Lollipop update very soon.
5. LG G3 (32 GB)
You might have a low opinion about LG Mobiles but let me tell you one thing. I’ve been using an Flagship device for the past 1 year and trust me when I say that it is way better than most of its cheap looking competitors. The LG G3 was one of the first phones in the world to feature a super sharp 2K display (1440×2560 pixels). It is now priced at Rs. 39,999 on Flipkart.
Its 5.5 inch True HD-IPS display will take your movie watching and web browsing experience to a whole new level. It runs on a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 chipset and also has 3 GB RAM for superior multi-tasking. Its 13 MP camera can record 4K videos too and also features optical image stabilization along with laser autofocus. Its 3000 mAh battery packs enough juice to make it last for more than 2 days of light usage.
6. Samsung Galaxy S5
The Galaxy S5 was among one of the most hyped phones of 2014 and was launched among much fanfare in April 2014. The main USP of the S5 is its 16MP ISOCELL camera sporting phase detection auto focus, and a finger print scanner at the back. It sports a 5.1 inch full HD Super AMOLED display and is also IP67 certified for rough usage. It is powered by Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset and boasts 2GB RAM for fluid multi-tasking.
Its Ultra Power Saving mode can make its 2800 mAh battery last for at least 2 days on moderate usage.
7. HTC One M8 Eye
HTC One M8 Eye is similar to the HTC One M8 in most aspects except a few like presence of 13 MP rear camera instead of 4MP ultra-pixel camera, and lack of support for NFC and 4G LTE for India to name a few. Its key hardware remains the same including a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM including support for up to 128 microSD card, 5 MP FF front cam, and a non-removable Li-ion 2600 mAh battery.
8. Sony Xperia Z3
The Xperia Z2 is one of the most beautiful phones that Sony has made. It is IP58 certified dust proof and water resistant. It features a 20.7 MP camera and runs on Android KitKat at the moment, but is upgradable to Android v5.0 Lollipop. Its 3100 mAh battery is capable enough to power its 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip for more than a day of moderate usage. Like other flagship models of other manufacturers, the Z3 also feature 3GB RAM for great multi-tasking.
9. Nokia Lumia 930
Lumia 930 is for those who want good performance, refreshing UI, and a great camera phone. The Lumia 930 features a 20 MP camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and OIS along with dual-LED flash at the rear and a 1.2 MP camera at the front. The phone runs on Snapdragon 800 chip complemented with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM and sports an AMOLED 5″ FHD display. It currently runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and is slated to receive to be upgraded to Windows 10.
10. Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen.)
Motorola Moto X 2nd gen. is the best and the greatest camera phone that Motorola has produced till date. It features an AMOLED 5.2″ FHD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, 16/32 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP AF cam with dual-LED flash, 2MP front, Snapdragon 801 chip, and runs on a 2300 mAh battery. It is also water resistant meaning that you can use it in rain without any worries.
This list is a bouquet. All the three dominant operating systems – Android, iOS, Windows are covered. Also covered are the top manufacturers – Samsung, HTC, Nokia, LG and Apple. Picking a smartphone should be easy now.
My favorites from the list : Sony Xperia Z3, Moto X 2nd Gen., Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and iPhone 5. Other phones in this list are good too but I like these phones more.
This completes my list of Top 10 Hottest Smartphones between Rs. 30000 and Rs. 40000 in India. If you would like to add any other phone to this list then please let me know about it via the comments.