Smartphones that can beat Android One in Rs 6000-7000 price range

Google announced the launch of Android One initiative in India on Monday. But several existing smartphones – in the Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000 range — can beat Android One in terms of specifications and performance.

For Android One devices fans, India is among the countries where these devices are available first. Indonesia, Philippines, etc. will be added later.

The first set of Android One smartphones includes Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V – in the Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000 price range.

These smartphones have similar specifications. The phones are dual SIM and have a 4.5-inch display (845 x 480 pixels). They run on Android 4.4 OS.

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Hardware specifications include a quad core Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD card for expansion up to 32GB and dual cameras.

Each vendor has been paired with one ecommerce website for an exclusive tie-up. Spice will be available on Flipkart, Karbonn will sell on Snapdeal India and Micromax’s will sell exclusively from Amazon India.

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Apart from the Android One devices, there are many smartphones in the market that offer almost same features at affordable prices.

Android One launched in India

Can existing smartphones beat Android One devices

Here is list of smartphones that offer similar or better specifications as Android One devices:

Motorola Moto E

Motorola Moto E is available for Rs 6,999 and offers essential features as:

1.2 GHz, Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor

302 Adreno GPU and 1GB RAM

Android 4.4 KitKat OS

4.3 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

5MP rear camera with panorama shot

4GB internal and 32GB external memory

Dual SIM

3G, WiFi, USB, Bluetooth

1980mAh battery

Noise filtration and Water resistant splash gaurd

Lava Iris 460

The smartphone is selling at a price of Rs 6,549 with specifications such as:

4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display

1.3GHz Dual Core processor

1GB RAM

Android 4.4 KitKat OS

Dual SIM

One Glass Solutions (OGS) 2

5MP rear camera with flash and 0.3MP front camera

8GB internal and 32GB external memory

1650mAh battery

250 hours standby and 6 hours talktime

3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Intex Aqua Syle Pro

The feature rich device is available for Rs 6,410.

4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display

1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Broadcom BCM23550M processor

1GB RAM

Android 4.4 KitKat OS

Dual SIM

8MP rear camera with flash and 2MP front camera

8GB internal and 32GB external memory

1800mAh battery

180 hours standby and 6 hours talktime

3G, Bluetooth, WiFi

Gravity, Light, Proximity sensors

Gionee Pioneer P2S

Users can own this smartphone at a price of Rs 6,499.

4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display

1.3 GHz, Dual Core, Cortex A7

ARM Mali400 MP GPU with 1GB RAM

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Dual SIM

5MP rear camera with flash and 0.3MP front camera

4GB internal and 32GB external memory

1600 mAh battery

346 hours standby and 13 hour talktime

3G, Bluetooth, WiFi

G-Sensor, Proximity, Motion Sensor

XOLO A700S

The smartphone is available for Rs 6,500 and offers quality features.

4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display

1.3 GHz, Dual Core, MTK6572 processor

Mali-400 GPU and 1GB RAM

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Dual SIM

5MP rear camera with flash and 0.3MP front camera

4GB internal and 32GBexternal memory

1800mAh battery

620 hours standby and 22 hours talktime

3G, Bluetooth, WiFi

Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light

Google’s Android One devices are likely to get tough competition from these smartphones that offer similar or better features.

The Android One program is being expanded to other South Asian countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Philippines – devices will be launched in these countries by the end of 2014.

Vishal Kawadkar
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