Updated: 1 November 2013.
It is strange, but this budget range have only 2 mobiles which are worth considering.
1. Google Nexus 4.
2. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
Best in class speed, best in class performance, fastest android update.. that’s Google Nexus 4 for your. Nexus 4 by LG has very good specifications but that is not what makes it an amazing mobile to buy. The best part is overall UI is all plain vanilla android. The way it should be. Screen is crystal clear, design is really good. There are couple of downsides to this mobile though. One is, there is no FM radio in this mobile. For music buff like me, it is important thing. And the other downside is there is only 16GB memory and no way to increase that. Also, Google Nexus 5 will be available in market in few days @28k. So, it’s close call.
Not a fan of huge screen? want a pocketable mobile without compromising on specifications? Samsung Galaxy S4 mini got you covered. This mobile packs enough punch in small footprint so as to satiate the most demanding of user. Don’t get fooled by flipkart reviews. The reviews are from the time it was priced at exorbident 30k+. For 22k, this mobile is the best money can buy. Oh, and that network problem everyone was writing about, it has been solved in latest firmware update. This firmware update started rolling in last week of october. So, now don’t worry and go for mini.
There is Samsung Galaxy S3 available in this price range. But it looks dated against S4 mini and Nexus 4.
You can also Consider:
HTC One X, the flagship mobile of HTC from last year is still good value for money at 28k. There is LG Optimus G E975 which is clone of Nexus 4. Optimus G has addressed both downsides of Nexus. Optimus G has FM radio and have 32 GB internal memory. It is available for @28.5k. There is also Apple iPhone 4 8GB which costs around 25k, but please don’t. If you must buy iPhone, go for iPhone 4S for 30k. There is also Nokia Lumia 925.
Want a pocketable mobile, go for Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Want bigger screen size, go for Nexus 4.
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