The Year 2015 is coming to a close. It was an exciting year in the world of smartphone, although not as buzzy or full of breakthroughs as the 2012 or the 2013. But nevertheless we had some cool phones this year.
The good bit is that now in December all these cool phones are still out in the market. They can be bought, and that, combined with some of the recent launches we have seen in the market, means there are plenty of good options for consumers. If you are looking to buy a smartphone this month, here is what we suggest depending on your budget.
Best phone for Rs.5,000: Xiaomi RedMi 2
In the last couple of months we had suggested the Yu Yunique as the phone to buy in this price bracket. But last month, Yu increased the price of the Yunique. So, now we go to the Xiaomi’s RedMi 2. Originally, sold for around Rs.7,000 the RedMi is now available for little less than Rs.6,000. Granted this is somewhat above our Rs.5,000 ceiling the fact that no other good options are available in this price bracket, it is worth spending a little extra to buy the RedMi 2.
Best phone for Rs.10,000: Lenovo K3 Note
There are a lot of good options in this price range. But the best, although by a small margin, is the Lenovo K3. The phone has powerful hardware and a good price of Rs.9,999. The highlight of the device is its screen, fairly decent performance and a camera, which has some white balance issues in low light, but otherwise is a capable performer.
Best phone for Rs.15,000: Moto X (2nd gen)
Once sold for a price of nearly Rs.30,000, the Motorola Moto X (2nd gen) is now available for Rs.14,999. And at this price it is a fantastic phone. Though old, the Motorola Moto X is a very capable phone. The hardware inside it, particularly the Snapdragon 801, is very powerful and its 2GB RAM makes it a phone that would deal with multi-tasking with ease. The device also has an AMOLED screen, which shows punchy colours, although brightness is on the lower side. But the best feature of the Moto X (2nd gen) is its software. It runs an almost unmodified version of Android Lollipop, which is fast, functional and easy to use.
Best phone for Rs.25,000: Nexus 5X
The Nexus 5X was launched for a price of around Rs.32,000. But in a month after its launch, the phone is now selling for a price of around Rs.23,000. This is a fantastic price for this phone. If you are going to spend Rs.25,000 on your phone, do it on this one. Fast, functional and with a great camera, the Nexus 5X is one of the best Android phones ever made.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Now selling for a price of around Rs.36,000, the Galaxy S6 is a wonderful phone. It has a very good camera and a gorgeous screen. It has a fantastic design that oozes style.
Huawei Nexus 6P: This is the best Android phone that you can buy right now. Period. It has everything that you need in a smartphone. Well, almost everything. Sold at a price of Rs.39,999 — there is also a discount available — the Nexus 6P is total paisa wasool phone.
iPhone 6: This is another phone that has received a price cut of late. Now sold for a price of around Rs.40,000 the iPhone 6 is a perfectly valid — and fairly great — option if you are looking buy an iPhone and enter the world of iOS. Though that said, iOS may not always turn out to be the better operating system when compared to Android.