When every new global phone manufacturer is entering the Indian market with their Android smartphones, the battle to succeed is getting really stiff. It is equally affecting the quality of phones coming out for the mass users, making most of them either inferior or totally unsatisfactory.
I may not be an expert in this smartphone world, but still I can share my personal experience. Being a geek, I confront many people (most of our friends), who are always asking for a review of a particular model, or directly sharing their budget, and asking the best model to buy.
To help my friends and every Indian fellow citizen, get a better smartphone in a budget price section, I’m writing this guide to the manufacturers. If you’re a newbie in this smartphone powered world, you can know what people usually look in smartphones and the set of specifications which makes them better.
The information I’m going to share now is a kind of research data (I hope so) to manufacturers, and my sole intention is to help them manufacture a way better and cooler smartphone.
My first advice to start is that when everyone tells you how competitive Indian market is, then you need to take it literally.
A Perfect Specsheet for Smartphone in India
To begin with, I’ve developed an Infographic, based on the data I gathered. An online tool Picktochart helped in the development of this Infographic, and I hope you care to share it with the rest of your friends and network members.
Now, for those who love reading the written stuff.
#1 We Like Faster Internet
Thanks to the advertisements by cellular brands in the country, everyone is aware of the data speed standards of 2G, 3G, and the newly introduced (also heavily advertised and anticipated) 4G.
This is one of the important things every Indian consumer is looking for in a smartphone before buying unless a town or city doesn’t have 3G or 4G connectivity standards.
Takeaway – the first thing to look for is the LTE inclusion, or at least offer the 3G standard.
#2 More More (More….) Battery Life
Leaving the Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities aside, along with the few Metro ones, every city or town left still struggles with the continuous power supply. This is a fact, and thus, users are forced to look for better battery life.
This is solely a reason why users still buy a normal phone. Coming back to the modern cities, users are looking for a device with a battery life of at least a day. Most of the users don’t know what’s mAh stands for, but many of them are looking for an at least 2500mAh mark.
Takeaway – If the device manufactured has lower than a 2000mAh mark, then you missed it from a big distance.
#3 We like to Store a lot
Since most of the smartphones are powered by Android OS, having more storage is must, primarily because the OS itself consumes half of the total offered by the manufacturer. With the growing size of apps, and games, 8GB internal storage is a real must.
But, that doesn’t cover everything. If you forget to include a slot for microSD card, no one is going to care for your device.
Takeaway – 8GB internal storage, with the inclusion of microSD card support.
#4 We all love taking Selfies
No one cares to take pictures from the rear camera, anymore, unless you are behind the camera. Everyone has arrived at the front, thanks to the inclusion of Front cameras, which was later coined as ‘Selfie’.
Takeaway – Offering more MP camera at the front, packed with some Beautify app inside, can break the deal.
#5 We like to Game
Thanks to the technical advancement, Single Core processor powered phones are extinct. Though we can still find few Dual Core ones. But, to offer a proper and best possible gaming experience, Four Cores are must be included inside (yeah, quad-core).
More cores help the processor to ease down a bit during the intense game timings, and thus, it helps to offer the users, a way better experience.
Takeaway – Quad-core is becoming a norm, so don’t come up with a lower one.
#6 Dual SIM
Asian markets were first to be flooded with dual SIM card powered phones, and the feature continued to be included in smartphones as well. I’ve personally seen many users returning the phones to the company or never buying one, just because of this feature.
They all like keeping two SIM cards, for at least, which helps them save the monthly bill, and full fill other personal purposes.
Takeaway – Keep the Dual SIM card option intact from day one.
These were the key features, which I found users caring the most. One thing I forget to mention in starting, the research I did is for the 5-7k INR price table, which is the widely popular in our country.
Other features which dominate the buying decision are following,
- 1GB RAM (at least).
- Support for multiple Indian languages (not just Hindi).
- 4.5-5inch HD display screen.
- Slim profile, and if possible, good looking.
- Latest version of Android OS.
- Lesser number of pre-installed (useless) apps.
So, if you make a picture of a perfect smartphone among 5-7k INR price range, which is to be released for Indian consumers, the spec sheet will look like following,
- Quad-Core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Storage
- microSD card support
- 4.5-5inch HD display
- Android OS (at least KitKat)
- 5MP rear camera with Flash (at least)
- Selfie camera
- Dual SIM card support
- 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS (at least 3G)
- Support for the Hindi language (at least)
- 2000+mAh battery
That’s all at the research part.
Best Smartphones under 5-7k INR in India
Now, if you’re a consumer looking for such a perfect smartphone and have the limited budget as pointed in the heading itself, then following smartphones should be your choice.
If you’ve anything to add up, share it in the discussion section, and I’ll be happy to include any worth mentioning point.
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