The mobile device industry is dynamic and highly;y evolving in India. Today, some Indian manufacturers are becoming stiff lending a still rivalry to global market leaders such as Samsung and Nokia. Indian phone makers such as Micromax, Lava and Karbonn are growing fast and adapting to consumer needs and consequently seeing increasing success in the market. Despite the fact that their phones are made in China, these Indian companies have established strong brand identities. Below are five of the best phones to come from Indian brands in 2013.
Micromax Canvas Turbo A250
This Indian company has released the Canvas Turbo in an attempt to improve on the drawbacks of the Canvas 4. Micromax is now the second largest player in the Indian market and has captured a 17.7% slice of market share in 2013. In an effort to capture that market share the phone maker embarked on a large scale marketing campaign in 2013 - including hiring Wolverine star Hugh Jackman as the brand lead-endorser for their Canvas range. The Micromax Canvas Turbo boasts features such as 5-inch full-HD display, 2 GB RAM, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, 13-megapxiel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and 16GB internal memory.
Xolo Opus Q1000
This phone is one of the few smartphones to feature Broadcom’s BCM23550 quad-core HSPA+ processor clocked at 1.2GHz and is coupled with 1GB RAM. It is the latest entrant in the Indian budget smartphone segment and is excellent design value for money. It is a dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone and operates on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Xolo Opus Q1000 features include a 5-inch IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB on-board storage and is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
Xolo Play Tegra T1000
Xolo has been looking beyond the established MediaTek chipset whilst other Indian smartphone makers have not. The Play Tegra T1000 is a prime example of this and is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 with 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.1.1 and has an Nvidia TegraZone for gaming. The Xolo Play has seen attraction from the gaming market and the device is focussed on all-round entertainment with a full HD display panel and quad-core processor. The Xolo Play Tegra T1000 features include 4.7-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB onboard storage and expandable up to 32GB via microSD.
Micromax Canvas HD A116
Micromax has become a strong, popular and reputable brand in India, providing quality handsets and a wide range of products at an accessible range of prices. This phone is a good example of their product range with 8 mega-pixel camera, high speed 1.5 GHz quad core processor, 4.1.2 Jelly Bean android OS and HD Playback, generous 12.7cm screen size, longer length 2000mAh battery life, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and True Colour 16.7Mm.These features have made it a popular choice with users in 2013.
Karbonn S5 Titanium
With a 5 inch capacitive touch screen at a qHD display at a 540 x 960 pixel resolution, IPS display for better viewing and pinch zoom for easy of function, the Titanium S5 has proven itself popular and to have excellent usability in 2013. It features an 8 mega-pixel camera, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor with 1 GB RAM, 2mega-pixel front camera, 2000 mAh battery , 4 GB internal memory, 1.4 GB internal accessible storage and can extend up to 32 GB via Micro SD card. Additionally, it has excellent connectivity features –3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality to connect with other phones and your computer should you require.
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