4-core powerhouse: Best budget quad-core phones
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Celkon A119Q Signature HD
This Micromax Canvas A116 HD competitor came with a quad-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.2 GHz at a low price. This is a 5-incher running the Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean operating system and is equipped with a 12 megapixel auto focus primary rear camera and 3 megapixel front facing camera.
This dual-SIM IPS display phone has an internal memory of 4 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card. His phone offers fast Internet browsing on a 3G connection and also connects to Internet via Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth sharing.
To add to your comfort the company offers a free flip-case worth Rs 1500 with the phone.
Best price: Rs 10999
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Intex Aqua I-5
Intex launched this new 5-inch phablet in the Indian market, the Aqua I-5 with a display resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The phone runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The 5 incher runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and has 1 GB RAM, 4 GB storage (which can be expanded using a micro SD card) and a 2,000 mAh battery. The phone offers dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, ambient light sensor, motion sensor, G sensor and proximity sensors. It has a 12 megapixel primary rear autofocus camera with BSI Sensor and LED flash.
Best price: Rs 11000
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Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
This is the elder cousin of Micromax’s last years popular A110 Canvas with a quad-core processor under the hood.
This 5-incher runs the Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.1 on an IPS panel with a 480 x 854 pixels display resolution. The A110Q uses the Cortex A-7, which is the most power efficient application processor ARM has ever developed.
The phone has got 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory and 32 GB of expandable memory. There is an auto focus primary camera of 8 megapixel with dual LED flash, auto focus, zoom, HD video recording, and a secondary 2 megapixel camera. This dual-sim phone is supported by a 2000 mAh battery.
Best price: Rs 10500
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Micromax Canvas A111 Doodle
The Canvas Doodle is a 5.3 inches capacitive display screen phone with a Note kind looks and S-pen feature. The phone runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225Q quad-core processor supported by an Adreno 203 graphics processor.
There is a 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory and 32 GB expandable memory. The phone runs the Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean OS. It has an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and zoom and a secondary 0.3 megapixel camera. The dual sim Note device has got a 2100 mAh battery.
Best price: Rs 9599
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Lava Iris 458Q
The new Lava Iris 458Q sports a 4.5-inch FWGA capacitive screen with 480x854p display resolution and runs on the latest Android mobile OS v4.2 Jelly Bean. It packs 512 MB RAM and 4GB in-built memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB through a microSD card.
This Iris 428Q is a 4.5-incher powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. The display resolution is of 480 x 854 pixels. It has a 512 MG of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.
The phone runs the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system and has an 8 megapixel auto focus primary shooter with single LED flash light, zoom, face detection, panorama shot and support for high definition videos.
The phone comes loaded with WeChat app and Opera mini browser.
Best price: Rs 7700
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Intex Aqua Wonder
This is a decent 4.5-incher Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system phone running on the MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor. (Yes, the same that runs the Canvas HD and Canvas 4 smatrtphones). There is a 512 MB RAM along with 1.93 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.
The phone boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and a 2-megapixel front camera. There is an 1800 mAh battery that offers up to 3.5 hours of talk time and about 3 days of standby time.
Best price: Rs 8900
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The Xolo Q800 has got a 4.5 inch qHD resolution capacitive touch display with IPS feature to ensure best view. There is 1.2 GHz quad-core processor under the hood with a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor. It has got 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, 32 GB of expandable memory and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
The phone has got an impressive 8 megapixel primary camera supported by both a BSI sensor and a CMOS sensor for life-like pictures. There is a 1 megapixel secondary camera.
This dual sim phone has got a 2100 mAh battery for support that can offer about 10 hours of talk time on 3G.
Best price: Rs 9500
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Karbonn Titanium S5
This is a dual-SIM Android phone running the 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The phone has got a 5-inch qHD multitouch capacitive touchscreen powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The processor if supported by a 1 GB of RAM. The phone has an 8 megapixel primary rear auto-focus camera with a flash light. There is another 2 megapixel front camera to support video call needs.
The internal memory of the phone is 4 GB, which can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card. The SIM 1 of the phone supports 3G while the SIM 2 supports 2G network. The phone also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi support.
This 5 inch quad-core comes pre-loaded with Games and useful applications. Being Android you have access to thousands of games and utility apps on the Google Play store.
Best price: Rs 10300
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Karbonn Titanium S2
This one is a 5-inch IPS touchpanel display phone with 854 by 480 pixels display resolution, which is nice. The phone runs on a quad-core processor clocked at the speed of 1.2 GHz, and is in fact 0.2 grams lighter than the Canvas 4.
It is a dual sim smartphone with 512 MB RAM, 4GB ROM to support all your fast action. The memory can be expanded to 32 GB by using a micro SDcard.
It also has got an 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera, which is perfect for all types of casual photography.
Best price: Rs 9700
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Karbonn Titanium S1
The S1 Titanium is an 11.4 cm (4.5-inch) display screen phone (4.5 inches) and has a display resolution of 540 by 960 pixels. The display screen is a high quality HD multi touch capacitive screen. The phone is powered with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The phone has s 5 megapixel primary rear camera with auto focus and LED flash light support. There is a digital front camera for video conversations.
The phone runs on a 1600 mAh capacity battery which offers 4 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. It will offer connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and A2DP and its memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.
Best price: Rs 8000
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Spice Coolpad Mi-515
This is a slim and handy 5-inch phone from Spice mobiles with 1.2 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589 ARM-7 processor and a supporting 1 GB RAM. There is a PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics processor in the phone.
It runs the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system and there is a facility to install apps either in phone storage or in external SD card. The internal memory of 4 GB can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD card. There is a primary of camera of 5 megapixel and a VGA secondary camera. The phone has got a battery of 2000 mAh.
Best price: Rs 9500