Top 5 Best Smartphones under Rs. 10,000 to Buy Right Now (2013)

A non-biased list of top 5 best budget smartphones under Rs. 10,000 to buy right now in India.
In the past couple of years Indian smartphone market has emerged a lot, and nowadays all the leading mobile making companies have started to offer utmost priority to this market in order to make most out of it. In hope of enhancing the sales and revenues most of the large players are competing with each other to gain the maximum market share.

In 2013, we have seen the mega launch event of a few high-quality smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 925, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One and many more. But Indians still prefer to use mid-level budget phones that come within the affordable price range, and to make use of that leading mobile companies have started to offer good quality phones in modest price range.

Today I’m especially going to write about the current top five smartphones under Rs. 10,000 that one can buy right now. I’m sure you are going to love this post, and I hope this post will help many of you to choose the best possible device at this price. I have researched well in the process of compelling this list, and also have taken opinions from around 1,000 different people.

Apple iPhone 5S Specifications and More

Apple recently launches iPhone 5S, the world's first 64-bit processor enabled smartphone
Apple is well-known with its devices and innovations in the sphere of technology. Sometimes some of us think over the first letter “i” before the names of hand-held computers that Apple offers us: iPhone, iPod, iOS. What does it mean? We discover that it means innovation, inspiration, intelligence and, in some way, expresses the motto of the campaign. That is truth, because suit the devices very well but there are facts that may change our impression about the innovations. Let me speak about iPhone 5S in more details.

Gossip about the iPhone 5S was appeared practically after the announcement of the iPhone 5, but they were not confirmed, and of course none of us is expected the launch of iPhone 5S.

Sony Xperia M Dual Full Specifications and Price

Sony Xperia M Dual smartphone is now listed online for pre-order.
As we all know few months back Sony had unveiled two entry level smartphones, Xperia M and Xperia M Dual, especially for the mid-level smartphone loving people. At the time of launch the company assured that these two phones would be shipped into Indian market at 3rd quarter of current fiscal year. It seems that the company is keeping its given promise and the much-awaited Xperia M series phones are now listed online for pre-order for the Indian users.

Today we will talk about the Sony Xperia M Dual which is surely one of the best available entry level smartphones of the world. It is strategically priced under Rs. 15,000 mark, and it might provide it an upper edge over its nearest rivals in the Indian smartphone market.

Samsung Galaxy Trend Key Specifications and Price

Samsung launched budget Android phone Galaxy Trend in India.
It seems like a certain reign of budget Android phones are going on, and the latest addition to the list of affordable smartphones is the Samsung Galaxy Trend. The South Korean electronics giant has released this new mid-range Android phone in the Indian market by officially listing it on the Samsung's India online store with a price tag of Rs. 8,700.

At the time of writing this post, the page is showcasing a 'Notify Me' option for the users, which means the company hasn’t provided any details whatsoever on the expected availability time of this device.

The leading online retailer of India Flipkart is offering the Galaxy Trend on a special rate (Check it from Here). Their listing is displaying that it’ll take maximum 3 business days to be delivered to the consumers. 

China’s Smartphone Shipments Likely to Cross 450 million in 2014

China's total smartphone shipments are expected to cross 450 million in 2014
We already know that China is the largest communist country of the world, and it has more English-speaking persons than the United States of America. This country has been showing tremendous growth for the last decade and that too in almost every field and with a continuous acceleration rate.

China is already enjoying the largest smartphone market of the world, and as per a latest report, it is very much likely to ship in more than 450 million smartphone devices in the year of 2014. It is almost a quarter more than this year’s total smartphone shipments. The report was prepared by the well-established research firm IDC.

IDC mentioned in the report that the shipments will take momentum as a good result of Chinese government's issuance of 4G licenses and it is quite likely that China Mobile Ltd would start retailing the almighty iPhones by that time. Eventually the China Mobile Ltd is currently the biggest wireless operator of the world.

Android 4.4 KitKat to be Available from October: Nestle

Nestle has revealed that the Google Android 4.4 KitKat will be available from October
Few days back the search engine major Google announced that new the upcoming Android 4.4 version will be called KitKat, and the latest update is that it will be available from this October itself. Nestle recently revealed that the first ever update about the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat while replying to a question asked by a user on Facebook.

However, we should not treat that as an official confirmation about the release of the Android 4.4 KitKat. But the official Facebook page of German Nestle has provided us with a hint that the upcoming mobile OS is coming next month only.

As we all know the search engine giant has a tendency of naming the each version of Android mobile operating systems after desserts. But earlier this month for the first time ever Google has associated its most popular mobile OS platform with a candy brand i.e. KitKat.

Flipkart’s Official Android App is now launched

Flipkart recently launched its official Android App
This is a quick post to inform you all that the leading online retailer company Flipkart has recently launched an official Android app to make it easy for the users to access the site on their desired smartphones.

The users will be able to browse and purchase from Flipkart’s product catalogue from their own smartphones while using this new Android app. This app allows user to easily navigate through Flipkart's various product departments, which includes the trending products related to fashion, books, electronics and accessories, beauty and personal care, entertainment and toys and baby care.

That’s not all; the new app will also help the users to search for their desired products, brands, categories with the help of text based keywords and barcodes. Flipkart has even added voice search option in its Android app, which was unveiled just a few days back on the original website of the famous online retailer. Currently the voice search option has been offered to a few select users only.

Micromax Canvas Tab P650 Key Specifications and Price

Micromax launches its first ever Canvas tablet, named the Canvas Tab P650
Micromax has already introduced super successful Canvas series of smartphone in the Indian market, and now the company is expanding its range by launching its first ever tablet under the Canvas brand. It is great news indeed for all the gadget loving people of the country, and it seems this new tablet will add special spark to this base.

The new Micromax Canvas Tab P650 tablet sports an 8-inch display, and the screen can easily offer resolutions of 1024*768 pixels. It is quite similar the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (311) and Apple iPad mini in terms of screen size. It has been priced at Rs. 16,500, and currently it is available in various retail stores across the nation.

The Canvas Tab P650 features an aluminium body and an IPS display too. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of internal storage, and luckily the storage can be expanded up to 32GB with the support of a microSD card. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, and the best part is it can be upgraded to the future versions of Android OS.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Key Specifications and Price in India

Samsung launched its first wearable gadget, the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, in India.
The era of wearable computing has began, and the electronics giant Samsung has just launched its first ever wearable tech gadget, the highly anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch in India. It is priced at Rs. 22,990, and expected to hit the retail stores on September 25.

As we all know that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin along with the Galaxy Note III. The Galaxy Gear sports a 1.63-inch (4.14 cm) OLED display which can produce crystal clear view for the users. It also includes S Voice, and is fully compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The company has confirmed that soon the gadget will become compatible with other top rated Galaxy series phones such as Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II.

Earlier Samsung introduced a pre-order facility for both the device in its official website, and for that many were expecting that the company would offer a bundled package of both devices with a special reduced price. However, no such thing will be happening during the launch.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Key Specifications and Price in India

Samsung finally introduced its Galaxy Note 3 in India
The South Korean Electronics giant Samsung has finally introduced its Galaxy Note III in the emerging Indian smartphone market. The device is having a price tag of Rs. 49,900, and as per news it will start retailing by September 25 only.

The company has developed this device while considering the Indian soil surely as one of the most prime markets. As a good result of that the Galaxy Note 3 is already pre-loaded with support for as much as 11 regional Indian languages. If you are a Vodafone customer then you’ll offered 2GB free internet usage per month for two months with purchase of the upcoming device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note III was unveiled on the eve of IFA 2013 in Berlin, and since then all the Indian smartphone lovers were eagerly waiting for its mega launch in the country. It is expected that this phablet will do solid business, and will leave an especial mark for itself.

BBM for Android is likely to Launch on September 20

BBM app for Android is launching on Spetember 20
If you are an Android user and also willing to explore the popular BBM messaging service in your own smartphone, then it seems like your long wait period is going to be over very soon.

According to recent tweet by the Nigeria unit of Samsung Mobiles, the much-awaited BBM app for Android devices would be available from September 20 onwards. This is indeed very good news for all the Android lovers and it is also giving hints towards the alliance of Samsung with the BlackBerry.

However, the tweet has mentioned that for the first three month period the BBM app will solely available to Samsung smartphones only. But it is not clear yet if the agreement is exclusive for Nigerian unit only or it is a global agreement.

Google Buys Bump, Renowned Smartphone Data Sharing App

Google has recently acquired Bump, which is a smartphone app that helps to share files between tow devices.
It seems like the season of acquiring has come back once again, and it’s the mighty Google Inc. itself in action. The search engine major has recently acquired Bump, the sole developer of a very popular smartphone application which allows users to easily share necessary files data just by bumping the devices together.

However, the financial terms and conditions are yet to be announced by both the entities. We’ll have to follow the aftermath events in order to get a proper view of the entire deal. Bump has already published a post at their official blog to acknowledge the acquisition.

Mr. David Lieb, the CEO at Bump, wrote the said post on behalf of his company. He proudly announced that his company’s apps will keep providing utmost utilities to the users. It has to be added here that few months back the company has included a useful photo sharing app named Flock too in its offerings.

Nokia Shuts Down its Digital Music Store in India

Nokia has shut down the web version of its digital music store in India.
Is Nokia going through the process of cleaning out the non performing assets in order to boost up the profit numbers? Well, it certainly looks like so. Recently the Indian extension of the Finland based company; the Nokia India has shut down the web version of its digital music store.

It has to be mentioned here that the Nokia Music Store had been running for over 4 years in the country. The Nokia lovers are very much disappointed with this news, and this might be their 2nd consecutive shock after the Microsoft’s Nokia buy-out.

The company has added a note on the dedicate website to acknowledge this matter. The note stated, "This Nokia music site is no longer available. You will not be able to download music from Nokia Music through your web browser, Nokia music player or Aditi. To download new music from Nokia Music and listen to Mix Radio you will need to have an active Nokia Music Unlimited subscription."

IRCTC Enhances e-Ticketing System with Windows Phone App

RCTC added a new Windows phone app in its existing portal of e-ticketing system
It seems like the era of digitization has been accelerating in full force, and our own country is trying its level best to adapt with it. The recent buzz is that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) finally added the much-awaited e-ticketing system with a Windows mobile phone app in its existing portal.

Eventually the IRCTC launched a useful application that is specifically designed for Windows Phone along with the other Windows 8 devices. Basically this new app will facilitate the coveted users with a new channel of booking e-tickets from now on.

The IT major Microsoft helped the IRCTC to develop this application, and it seriously looks like their collaboration has come exactly at the right period of time. It will surely boost up the overall access to its current e-ticket portal, and users are likely to use this for their daily activities related to the ticket booking matters.

BlackBerry 9720 Key Specifications and Price

BlackBerry launched new affordable smartphone named BlackBerry 9720.
Canada based global smartphone making company BlackBerry has introduced yet another device named the BlackBerry 9720 in Indian market with a price tag of Rs. 15,999. It will be running on the BlackBerry 7.1 Operating System instead of the newly-launched revamped BlackBerry 10 mobile OS platform.

Last month the company unveiled this new smartphone while promising that it will hit the highly potential markets like Latin America and Asia in upcoming weeks. Expectations are quite high this time with this device, and the makers are hoping to accelerate their ongoing comeback process with this launch.

The BlackBerry 9720 measures 12mm in thickness and weighs only 120 grams just like the other similar devices of company’s Curve series phones. It sports a QWERTY keyboard along with a 2.8-inch touchscreen display screen (TFT LCD). The screen offers resolution support of 360*480 pixels with a fairly modest pixel density of 214 ppi. It is having an 806MHz Tavor MG1 processor while featuring RAM capacity of 512MB.

[Giveaway] Win 1 of 5 Blog Engage Standard Accounts for Free

Participate in our new Giveaway to Win 1 out of 5 Blog Engage Standard Accounts
Today I have a great news for you all, as I’m going to introduce the first ever giveaway to this blog. Honestly I’m feeling very happy, and I hope you all will participate in it in huge numbers to make this contest a super successful one.

Firstly I wanna inform you all that this giveaway is basically the brainchild of Brian Belfitt, who is the proud owner of Blog Engage.

As a blogger we all know the supreme importance of blogging communities in order to make a blog huge and earn a living with it or get reputation from it. Blog Engage is no doubt one of the best blogging communities, and it has been drawing ample amount of interests from well-known bloggers across the world for many years.

It is a PR4 directory and you can connect with several others like-minded bloggers, internet marketers or entrepreneurs. You can easily submit and promote your own posts there, comment and vote on each other’s blogs to make it more popular. Hence the name Blog Engage is fully justified, and it is one of the fastest growing communities’ specific to the entire blogosphere.

Lenovo Vibe X Android Smartphone Key Specifications

Lenovo launches its flagship smartphone, the Vibe X, at IFA in Berlin.
Well-known electronics company Lenovo has unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone, the Vibe X, at the highly prestigious IFA event which is currently happening in Berlin.

The Vibe X is featuring an advanced mold, laser-engraved 3D tactile finish, and a premium polycarbonate body. It also has an ultra thin frame measuring only 6.9mm, which makes it one of the stand-out devices of its segment for sure. The other highlighting factor of this device is it weighs only 121 grams.

This newly-launched smartphone sports a 5-inch full HD display screen (20/ 20 vision), which can easily boast resolution support of 1080x1920 pixels and 440ppi pixel density. It is having the advanced Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen which makes it fully scratch resistant. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek (MTK 6589T) processor while including 2GB of RAM.

The Vibe X is running on popular Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and it supports as much as 16GB of internal storage. It offers two stand-out cameras including a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear shooter features the advanced back-illuminated sensor to produce best quality sharper images and an LED flash, while the front camera comes with a wide-angle 84 degree lens. The phone is having a 2,000mAh battery, which can deliver fair amount of stand-by time as per company’s official claim.

Lava Xolo Tab (QC800) Key Specifications and Price in India

Xolo has recently launched its first ever tablet, the Xolo Tab in India
Xolo has finally raised the curtain over its first ever tablet named Xolo Tab. Earlier this tablet was listed on a leading online retailer’s website with a price tag of Rs. 13,499. The company has decided to try its luck in the emerging tablet market of India.

The Xolo Tab QC800 eventually sports an 8-inch IPS display screen, which supports resolutions of 1280*768 pixels. The screen can offer a pixel density of 160ppi, and its overall layout is simply one of the best in the market for sure. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225Q processor while including Adreno 203 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It features the much needed SIM support, which means it has the voice-calling facility.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Phablet Key Specs and Expected Price

Samsung launched Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
Korean Electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy Note III phablet on the eve of IFA 2013 in Berlin. It is one of the much-awaited devices of current times, and it is expected to draw supreme attentions of the gadget lovers in the coming days.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display (full-HD), and it is best-suited for any high quality videos or games. It is both slimmer and lighter than its predecessor Samsung Galaxy Note II, and the device is weighing only 168 grams. It is having two different variants just like the current flagship device of the company, Galaxy S4.

The 3G variant of this phablet will be powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor, while the LTE version will be powered by 2.3GHz quad-core processor. It features 3GB of RAM and as per early rumors it will be available in 32GB and 64GB variants.

HTC Butterfly S Key Specifications and Price in India

HTC Butterfly S is finally introduced in India.
Finally the long waiting is over, as the much-awaited HTC Butterfly S has started its journey in India with a price tag of Rs. 52,428. India’s one of the leading online retailers Saholic has already listed this smartphone for pre-orders. According to the listing the delivery will kick off from September 11.

However, it should be added here that global smartphone making company HTC is yet to announce the official pricing and market availability of this upcoming device. It was officially first unveiled in Taiwan, and earlier it was listed on the official website of HTC.

The HTC Butterfly S sports a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display screen that can produce resolution support of 1080*1920pixels. It has a superb pixel density of 440ppi, and its display is scratch resistant too as it features Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Google Inducts Android 4.4 KitKat with Exciting Nexus 7 Giveaway

The next version of Android will be called as Android 4.4 KitKat.
The tech major Google has finally announced the name of its upcoming Android version along with Nexus 7 giveaway. The new version 4.4 will be called Android 4.4 KitKat, and it is the very first time when the search engine giant has chosen a brand-name candy for its popular mobile OS platform.

The company has also confirmed that the Android OS is currently powering over 1 billion tablets and smartphones worldwide, which has made it most heavily-used mobile OS. Google has a tendency of naming each of the Android versions after a dessert such as Cupcake, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean etc. However, this time it has decided to name the next version of Android after chocolate brand KitKat.

The new Android KitKat is expected to launch this October, and the famous Kit Kat packaging will showcase Android's green robot mascot is eventually breaking a Kit Kat candy bar itself. The best part is those special Android-branded KitKat packaging could easily help you to win a Nexus 7 or Google Play credit only by checking the wrapper. There will be as much as 1000 Nexus 7 tablets, 150,000 Google Play credits ($5 each) and 20,000 coupons for a free 8 ounce bag of Kit Kat Minis, Android Police reported. The contest will kick off on 6th September and stays live till January 31, 2014.

Karbonn A8 Full Specifications and Price in India

Karbonn introduced a new budget Android smartphone Karbonn A8.
Local mobile making company Karbonn has recently launched yet another budgeted smartphone named Karbonn A8 in India. The brand new device has been introduced by one of the leading online retailers Saholic for a price of Rs. 6,189.

However, the company itself has not made the launch official, but many leading tech journals have already spotted the listing.

The Karbonn A8 sports a 4-inch display screen that offers resolution support of 480*800 pixels. It carries 512 MB of RAM while powering by a 1GHz dual-core processor. It also features a 5-megapixel rear shooter with LED flash support. The device is also having a 0.3-megapixel front camera to offer video-calling and self-imaging. It has an internal memory of 4GB which can easily be expanded by up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card.


This smartphone comes up with dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) and dual standby support. It is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and offers almost all the advanced connectivity options such as Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ aGPS etc.


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The Karbonn A8 offers a dedicated FM Radio and a G sensor. The company has been pre-loaded several cool apps in it like Kingsoft Office, Flipboard, Karbonn Live, WhatsApp, Bubble Bash and Assassins Creed. It is backed up by a decent 1500mAh battery which is expected to provide good user experiences.

Key Specs of Karbonn A8

1. 4-inch display screen

2. Resolution support of 480*800 pixels

3. Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

4. 1GHz dual-core processor

5. 512MB of RAM

6. 5-megapixel rear shooter (LED Flash) and 0.3-megapixel front camera

7. Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) with dual standby

8. 4GB internal storage (expandable by up to 32GB)

9. Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ aGPS

10. 1500mAh battery

Price: - Rs. 6,189 (you can buy it from here to avail 10% discount)

Wrap Up

It’s true that Karbonn has managed to earn respect in the Indian smartphone market in last couple of years or so. It has produced several cool smartphones and that too in very affordable prices. We think the Karbonn A8 specs are quite promising and it is expected to fulfill the rising thrust of owning a smartphone of middle class Indians. The Karbonn A8 sports a large screen, a 5-megapixel camera, very strong processor and advanced connectivity mediums like Wi-Fi and 3G.

If you’re looking for a low-budget smartphone with advanced specifications and affordable price then it can be your first choice for sure.

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