Samsung Galaxy Gold and five smartphone rivals

Samsung Galaxy Gold will cost you Rs 49,900 on select ecommerce channels. There are five phone models which can compete in the same price range. These include Sony Xperia Z1, Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2, HTC One and Apple iPhone 5.’s Anand B selected these smartphone alternatives based on the price and not on specifications. These prices are very close to the price of Samsung Galaxy Gold. Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, which will be available on 1 November – on Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel — will also be contenders.

Sony Xperia Z1 (Rs 41,500), Nokia Lumia 1020 (Rs 47,222), LG G2 (Rs 37,999), HTC One (Rs 40,622), Apple iPhone 5 – 16GB (Rs 44,999) are the five smartphone rivals which are close to the Samsung Galaxy price range and currently available in the Indian phone market.

The official price of Samsung Galaxy Gold, a premium flip phone with a golden coloured accent, is Rs 51,900, Samsung said on Monday.

Samsung targets customers who are looking for innovation, stylish design and convenience.

Galaxy Gold specifications include 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front camera, 16GB internal memory and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS/AGPS connectivity options.

Galaxy Golden and five rivals

Specifications of Galaxy Gold’s rivals

LG G2 specifications include Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS; 5.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen; Full HD Recording; 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor; 13 MP Primary Camera; Wi-Fi Enabled; 2.1 MP Secondary Camera and 3000 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Z1 specifications include 2 MP Secondary Camera; Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS; 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor; Wi-Fi Enabled; 20.7 MP Primary Camera; 5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen; Full HD Recording; Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB and 3000 mAh battery.

Key specifications of Nokia Lumia 1020 include 41 MP Primary Camera with PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilisation; Windows Phone 8 OS; 2 GB RAM; Carl Zeiss Tessar lens; 1.2 MP Secondary Camera; Wireless Charging; Full HD (1080p) Recording; 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor and 2000 mAh battery.

HTC One specifications include 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Enabled; Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers Teamed with Powerful Amplifiers; Dual Built-in Microphones; Android (Jelly Bean) OS; 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor; HTC UltraPixel Camera with Full HD Video Recording and 2300 mAh battery.

Apple iPhone 5 specifications include Full HD Recording; Wi-Fi Enabled; 8 MP Primary Camera; 1.2 MP Secondary Camera; 4-inch Capacitive Touchscreen; iOS 6; Bluetooth Support and 1440 mAh battery.

Anand B
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