4G smartphones market flood with cost effective phones

Indian 4G smartphones market is flooded with cost effective phones to offer better mobile broadband experience to customers.

Both YUREKA and the Redmi Note 4G are standing out in the rapidly growing 4G LTE smartphone market.

Several phone makers are launching cost effective phones before the anticipated expansion of 4G networks by Bharti Airtel and the likely launch by Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi Note 4G smartphone. The device is priced at Rs 9,999.

4G enabled smartphones allows users to stream data on their device faster than a 3G enabled device.

Earlier, the 4G connectivity was limited to high-end smartphones , but now users can get 4G connectivity on mid-range smartphones as well.

Vendors such as Micromax, Nokia have also launched their 4G enabled smartphones at low price.

Micromax YUREKA was launched at a price of Rs 8,999 while the Nokia Lumia 638 was launched at a price of Rs 8,299.

XOLO LT900 and Gionee Pioneer P5L also fall into the same price bracket and offer 4G connectivity. Both these phone are launched at a price of Rs 10,000.

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Here’s a comparison of these 4G enabled smartphones:

Both Redmi Note 4G and YUREKA sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with 720 pixel resolution while the Nokia Lumia 638 has a 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen.

The Pioneer P5L sports a 4.7 inch display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution and the XOLO LT900 has a 4.3 inch 720p IPS display.

The Redmi Note 4G is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 2GB RAM. Micromax YUREKA on the other hand has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

The XOLO LT9000 is powered by 1.5 GHz Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual-coreprocessor with 1GB RAM and the Pioneer P5L runs on a 1.3GHz  quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM.

Nokia Lumia 638 is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

The internal storage capacity of Redmi Note 4G and Lumia 638 is 8GB while YUREKA offers 16GB of internal storage. But when it comes to external storage Lumia 638 offers 128GB while both Redmi Note and YUREKA offers 32GB of external memory via microSD card.

Gionee Pioneer P5L has internal storage of 8GB and external storage of 128GB, while the XOLO LT900 has an internal storage of 8GB and external storage of 32GB.

Both Redmi Note 4G and YUREKA boasts a 13MP rear camera with LED flash while the Lumia 638 has a 5MP rear camera.

The XOLO LT900 sports a 8MP rear camera with a 1MP front camera and the Pioneer P5L has a 5MP rear camera with a 2MP front facing camera.

Redmi Note 4G and YUREKA also have a 5MP front facing camera whereas the Lumia 638 does not have any secondary camera.

The Nokia Lumia 638 runs on Windows 8.1 OS while both Redmi Note and YUREKA run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

XOLO LT900 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the Pioneer P5L runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

On the connectivity front Redmi Note has 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, whereas the Lumia 638 comes with Cat 4 LTE/4G support for bands 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, and 41, 3G. WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, micro-USB and GPS.

The Micromax YUREKA also packs 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0,  and GPS support.

The XOLO LT900 and Gionee Pioneer P5L also feature the similar connectivity options.

The Redmi Note 4G is fuelled by a 3100mAh battery while the YUREKA is juiced by a 2500mAh battery and the Lumia 638 has a 1830mAh battery.

The XOLO LT900 has a 1810 mAh battery while the Gionee Pioneer P5L is backed by a 1800mAh battery.

All these 4G enabled smartphones have all the essential features of a smartphone and can give tough competition to any other high end smartphone available in the market.

Among these phones, The Micromax YUREKA and the Redmi Note 4G comes out as the best value for money, as they offer all high end features and are very cost effective.

Vishal Kawadkar


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