In India, sub-Rs 20,000 smartphones command a massive 83% market share; out of which Rs 11,000 to Rs 20,000 range is nascent, at 13% share (as per June, 2016 report).
However, the analysis by telecom experts predict a substantial increase in the market share of Rs 11,000 to Rs 20,000 budget smartphones, as the youth are now more inclined towards games and videos, and this range of smartphones can give optimal experience for both.
However, pretty interesting things have happened in the last few years, in the world of smartphones and technology; and the ‘Selfie Phenomenon’ is one of them. In 2014, The Verge asked why companies are right now focussing more on the front camera, compared to rear camera, and the answer was found pretty soon, when selfies actually became a global, Universal trend.
If you are a selfie lover, but have a budget of Rs 20,000 to buy a smartphone, then which one will you choose? Vivo, Oppo and Gionee, all three have recently launched selfie-focussed, and selfie-centric phones in the market, and interestingly, all three of them are sub-Rs 20,000 range.
Based on your need and requirements, we will help you to make the right decision here:
Vivo V5s @ Rs 18,990
At the fag end of April, Vivo, the official sponsors of IPL 2017, launched their next-generation of Vivo V5 series, called Vivo V5s, for those who are selfie-obsessed, and wish to click more and more selfies with their smartphones.
In terms of selfies, there are two high-points: 20 mega-pixel front camera, which is no doubt top rated and of high quality, as we experienced it first hand.
The other is the special ‘Moonlight glow’, which compliments the front camera, and gives that extra push for that awesome selfie. As per Vivo, the moonlight glow gives the selfie a ‘natural, vivid’ glow, which is hard to find in other smartphones.
The front camera also has an additional capability: the feature to take wide-arc group selfies, which is a value-add on.
Some other prominent features include:
- AK4376 Hi-Fi Audio chip on board for audio enhancements
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 2.5D curved glass design
- 64GB internal storage, up to 256GB storage expansion
- 3000mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor (hailed as world’s fastest)
- Hybrid dual-SIM slots
Overall, a solid investment for the selfie-lover.
Oppo F3 @ Rs 19,990
The best part about Oppo F3 smartphone is its dual selfie-feature. It has two sensors: 16 megapixel camera with 76.4-degree wide angle lens, meant for selfies , and 8 megapixel camera with 120-degree wide angle lens for group selfies with friends.
Smart Facial Recognition feature is a proprietary feature of Oppo, which automatically suggests which lens should be used for a particular selfie. However, you cannot change the options.
Some other features of Oppo F3 includes:
- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T6 octa-core SoC
- Mali-T860 GPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 3200mAh battery
- 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display
- 2.5D curved glass design
- Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- 64GB internal storage
A pretty solid punch, no doubt, for the hard core selfie lover.
Gionee A1 @ Rs 19,999
The best part about Gionee A1, which was launched in late March, is the OS. This is the only phone which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The front camera is 16 megapixel and comes with a selfie flash, that according to Gionee, will spread out the light equally, and softly, thereby making the best selfies. The camera has an inbuilt software which gives a natural glow and rosiness to the selfies, without any edits.
Some other important features include:
- 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB built-in storage
- Memory expandable upto 256GB with microSD card
- Dual-SIM slots
- Fingerprint sensor
- MicroUSB port
- 4G VoLTE support.
Gionee has done a good work here, of creating a selfie phone, with some cool features.
Which smartphone will you choose among three? Do let us know by commenting right here!