The year is about to close and we see that smartphones market has grown by 13.0% since last year.Also , it is interesting to notice that there has been a tremendous growth rate in Smartphones users in China this year.Another interesting thing that happened is that Samsung although rules the top selling phones chart,it seems to be now , focusing on manufacturing low cost smart phones.As expected , the android still remains defacto OS for smartphones with 82.8% of market share.
1 Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone was launched in March 2015. The smartphone has a sturdy and attractive metal body. It sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution of 577 pixels per inch. It is available in white, black, blue and gold colours.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s typical Touchwiz interface, and is powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor coupled with Mali-T760MP8 GPU. The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of storage, which is non-expandable.
On the camera front, the Galaxy S6 sports a 16-MP rear camera which is loaded with a number of features such as slow motion, fast motion, virtual shot, OIS, ƒ/1.9, low-light video, auto real-time HDR, high clear zoom, IR detect white balance, pro mode and selective focus. At the same time, it flaunts a 5-MP front camera for selfies.
In terms of connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi, 4G, GPS, NFC, 620Mbps, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot Bluetooth 4.1 LE, A2DP, IR remote, GLONASS and USB 2.0. Apart these, it has Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Fingerprint and Compass.
It is backed by a 2550mAh non removable battery. Moreover, the handset measures 143.40 x 70.50 x 6.80 and weighs 138.00 grams.
2 Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPhone 6 Plus smartphone was launched in September 2014 and the current price of the smartphone in the country is Rs. 48,000. The handset is available in gold, silver and Space gray colour variants.
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Full HD screen resolution. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus runs on iOS 8.0 operating system and is powered by an Apple A8 64-bit processor aided by 1 GB RAM. Additionally, it packs 16 GB of internal storage which is non-expandable.
The camera section of the device comes with an 8-megapixel iSight rear camera along with a 1.2-megapixel front camera for selfie. Moreover, an important aspect of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is that still photos can be taken while recording videos.
On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and microUSB 2.0 port. The smartphone is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery which delivers up to 24 hours of talk-time. The device measures 158.10 x 77.80 x 7.10 and weighs 172 grams. On the plus side, the handset has a fingerprint sensor for security.
3 Huawei Ascend Mate 7
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 smartphone was released in October 2014. The handset is available in Obsidian black, Amber gold and Moonlight silver colour variants.
The smartphone features a 6-inch IPS multi-touch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0 protection. The device runs on Android v4.4 KitKat OS with EMUI 3.0 on the top and is powered by a super eight-core Kirin 925 SoC chipset, with intelligent switching which is ideal for the most important things such as, multi-tasking, 3D games or videos for longer.In addition, it has 2 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the smartphone comes with a 13-MP autofocus rear camera that supports several features such as panorama, LED flash, HDR, face detection and geo-tagging. While its 5-MP front camera is great for enhanced video calling. On the connectivity front, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 includes 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM, GPS/AGPS, USB Host, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and EDR, Wi-Fi Direct and USB OTG. Furthermore, it includes fingerprint, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is backed by a mighty 4100mAh lithium polymer battery with ultra power saving mode. The handset measures 157.00 x 81.00 x 7.90 and weighs 185.00 grams.
4 Xiaomi Redmi 2A
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A smartphone was launched in March 2015.
The smartphone comes with a 4.7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 312 pixels per inch. The device runs on Android v5.0 Lollipop OS, and is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore L1860C processor with Mali-T628 MP2 GPU. Additionally, it has 1GB of RAM together with 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card.
On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi 2A sports a 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front camera for selfies. While, in terms of connectivity, the device includes 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, A-GPS, GLONASS and micro USB v2.0. Moreover, it includes Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Ambient light sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is fuelled by Li-Ion 2200mAh battery and the dimension of the handset is 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and its Weight is132 grams.
5 Lenovo A6000
The Lenovo A6000 smartphone was released in January 2015. The latest price of Lenovo A6000 in India is Rs. 6,397. The dual SIM based smartphone is available in White, Black and Red colours across various online stores in the country.
The Lenovo A6000 comes with a 5-inch IPS capacitive HD screen display. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box and is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor aided by1GB of RAM. Besides, it has an 8 GB of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
The camera section of the device comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera coupled with autofocus, touch focus, high definition recording and LED flash. While, its 2-megapixel front camera captures excellent selfies.
Furthermore, connectivity options of the device include 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and microUSB 2.0 port. The Lenovo A6000 is backed up by a Li-Ion 2300mAh battery which delivers up to 22 hours of talk time on 2G and 13 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 11 days of standby time on both. The handset measures 141.00 x 70.00 x 8.20 mm and weighs 128.00 grams.