The Nokia Lumia 525 is priced below INR 10,000 mark. Surprisingly, the Lumia 520 was released with the same price tag back then. Nokia is also bundling INR 2,000 worth of games for free with the Lumia 525 which might justify the price difference between the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 525. Someone looking to buy a no-non-sense smartphone should have a serious consideration about the Lumia 525. But if they can increase their budget by around INR 2,500, there is a much better option in the form of Motorola Moto G which has launched in India a couple of days ago. It comes with better screen, dual SIM card slots and Android v4.4 KitKat operating system.
Overall, the G2 is one of the best smartphone efforts from LG. With some of the unique features like double tap on screen to wake/sleep the device, IR blaster that makes your device an universal remote control, power button on the back, it makes the device stand out in the crowd. Currently only the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1 have better cameras than the G2. Moreover, if you can live with overly done UI & plastic build and prefer a phone with powerful processor & great battery life over exceptional build quality and great UI then the LG G2 is the device to for you.
The USP of this tab is the availability of voice calling at this price. If your budget is stretchable by another thousand, you can go for the Micromax Funbook Mini instead. Although, this is only if the screen quality feels like too much of an eyesore to you. The 1.2 GHz dual core does its job well and the battery has enough juice to power the device for a day. If you are on the lookout for a really large screen on a device that would let you make calls, your search ends with the Value Plus.
Sony, in a short time came with a note worthy upgrade. The same premium design is carried forward in this device.
With water resistance Sony has now solved the Achilles heel of electronic gadgets. The 20 MP Shooter is a class apart, and produces one of the best images in its class. One thing where this falls behind is the OIS which helps deliver amazing low light Photography in the 1020 and G2. The Raw power of this device is amazing and the phone is literally lag free, and took all tasks and games we threw at it with ease. Call quality and batttery are decent enough. Display and Software are the two drawbacks this phone has. Poor viewing angles and lack of features as present in competitors is where Sony is lagging behind.
With all the pros and cons, Sony brings more to the table in its price range. It brings good design which many phones in the android market now lack. It has an extraordinary camera and mind blowing lag free performance. For this Diwali the Xperia Z1 might just be the perfect buy for yourself.
The Canon 550D definitely does what it is built for, to take great pictures. The features do not disappoint, and are worth the price tag it carries. Specially for people who are new to DSLR photography, the camera will prove to be a delight, with all its high-end features and easy handling. So, you know we're saying it's worth buying!
The HTC One beats all other phones in our view not because of some synthetic benchmarks or slimness factor but due to the fact that HTC tried to solve real life problems like better imaging in low-light, good voice quality, smooth performance, great screen and an exceptionally well battery life.
Sony Xperia SP is undoubtedly a masterpiece and probably one of the best midrange smartphones out there presently. Sony Xperia SP is a statement of style and processing power.
It is really a split decision as this phone excels at what it does have and well, there is no talking about what it does not have. Lumia 720 can be your best buy if your requirements are limited to a good camera, super long battery life, decent screen and the looks of a flagship.
However, if the inability to play games threatens to spoil the whole smartphone experience for you, you might do better heading over to the Android side of the market.