Best Smartphone Deals of March 2013

The smartphone market is brimming with handsets from butt loads of manufacturers in India, and off late Indian companies are enjoying a well deserved limelight in the under Rs. 15,000 budget smartphone market. However, there are many people who are still committed to big brands only, and hence this guide will bring you some smartphones which may be a bit old, but provide excellent value for money thanks to their new and reduced price.

1. Sony Xperia U

The Xperia U is a cute little compact smartphone from Sony. Part of 2012′s wave of cheaper dual core handsets push, the Xperia U carved a special spot in many hearts with it’s nice NXT design, and especially the LED light bar at the bottom. The Xperia U can be purchased for a very tempting Rs. 10,806 only.

Xperia U White @ Rs. 10,806 – eBay

Xperia U Black @ Rs. 11,390 – eBay

Xperia U Black @ Rs. 12,190 – Adexmart

Sony Xperia U Specifications:
  • 1 GHz dual-core NovaThor U8500 Cortex A9
  • ARM Mali-400MP1 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3.5″  FWVGA(854×480) LED
  • 5 MP camera with LED flash capable of 720p video @ 30fps
  • VGA front camera
  • 8 GB (4 GB usable) internal storage
  • 107g weight, 9.9 mm thick
  • 1,320 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

2. Samsung Galaxy S Advance

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance was originally priced around 23k. At that price, the handset made no sense at all. However, with recent price drops we see the S Advance as a brilliant mid-ranger. What more, this smartphone comes with a Super AMOLED display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well.

 

Samsung Galaxy S Advance @ Rs. 13,990 – Surf2Buy

Samsung Galaxy S Advance @ Rs. 14,799 – eBay

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Specifications:
  • 1 GHz dual-core NovaThor U8500 Cortex A9
  • ARM Mali-400MP1 GPU
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4.0″  WVGA(800×480) SuperAMOLED display
  • 5 MP camera with LED flash capable of 720p video @ 30fps
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 8 / 16 GB of internal storage
  • expandable storage via microSD card up to 32 GB
  • 120g weight, 9.7 mm thick
  • 1,500 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

3. Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S is Sony’s 2012 NXT lineup flagship. With a stunning new design and great Timescape UI, the Xperia S was an instant hit even though it packed only a 4.3 inch display and dual core processor compared to competition’s 4.7 inch and quad cores. Also, the 12 MP camera on this smartphone is a performer.

Sony Xperia S White @ Rs. 20,502 – eBay

Sony Xperia S Black @ Rs. 20,999 – eBay

xperia sl Best Smartphone Deals of March 2013

Sony Xperia S Specifications:
  • 4.3″ LED Backlit HD (1280×720) display
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S3 MSM8250
  • Adreno 220 GPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage
  • 12 MP camera with LED flash
  • 1080p video @ 30fps
  • 1.3 MP front cam, 720p @ 30fps
  • 10.6 mm thick, 144 grams weight
  • 1750 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Android 4.0.4 ICS, upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

4. LG Optimus 4X HD

The LG Optimus 4X HD is a decent Tegra 3 equipped performer, and what sweetens the deal is the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update which is beginning it’s roll out. This otherwise flagship smartphone (from 2012) has decent looks, and even performs very well. Best part is the pricing, which is an absolute steal!

LG Optimus 4X HD @ Rs. 25,990 – Adexmart

LG Optimus 4X HD Specifications:
  • nVidia Tegra 3 chipset
  • 1.5 GHz quad core ARM Cortex A9 CPU
  • nVidia GeForce 12 core ULP GPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4.7″ HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display
  • True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 8 MP rear cam, auto focus and LED flash
  • 1080p video recording @ 30 fps
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 16 GB of internal memory (12 GB user accessible)
  • expandable storage upto 32 GB via micro SD card
  • 8.9 mm thick, 133 grams weight
  • 2,150 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

5. Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s outgoing flagship smartphone, making way for the Galaxy S IV which is just under 4 days away from launch. The Galaxy S3 is a stunning piece of hardware (if you can live with a plastic build that is). A powerful quad core Exynos chipset, a brilliant Super AMOLED HD display and a decent 8 MP camera along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, I think all grounds are covered.

Samsung Galaxy S3 @ 28,990 – Snapdeal

Samsung Galaxy S3 @ Rs. 29,200 – Sulekha

Samsung Galaxy S III Best Smartphone Deals of March 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications:
  • Exynos 4412 Quad chipset
  • 1.4 GHz quad core ARM Cortex A9 CPU
  • ARM Mali400 MP4 quad core GPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4.8″ HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display
  • 8 MP rear camera, 1080p video @ 30 fps
  • 1.9 MP front cam, 720p video @ 30 fps
  • 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage
  • expandable storage up to 64 GB via MicroSD card
  • 8.6 mm thick, 133 grams weight
  • 2,100 mAH Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

 


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