Your guide to the coolest smartphones to hit the shelves. By Satyaki Sarkar
The Oppo F3 features an outstanding 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, and an 8-megapixel double view wide-angle front camera, besides a 16-megapixel primary camera armed with the all-new Sony IMX398 sensor, a customised 1/2.8 inch sensor, and an extra-wide F1.7 aperture. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and has a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The Oppo F3 has 64GB of storage that is expandable to up to 128GB via a memory card, and is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T6 octa-core SoC processor and 4GB of RAM, along with a 3200mAh non-removable battery.
Price: Rs 19,990
Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega
Unveiled right at the end of May, the Panasonic Eluga I3 is the latest smartphone to be launched by the Japanese electronics firm, and comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phone packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6735 processor, along with 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded to up to 128 GB via a memory card. Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the phone has a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It is available in two colour variants, Champagne Gold and Silver, and runs on an impressive 4000mAh battery.
Price: Rs 11,490
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Living up to its expectations, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in three variants. The lower-end model has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, the mid-level model has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the higher-end one has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and costs Rs 10,999. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, and has a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and is upgradeable to up to 128GB via a memory card. There’s a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF, and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The Redmi 4 has a battery capacity of 4100mAh, and also supports fast charging.
Price: Starting from Rs 6,990
Asus Zenfone Live
This phone boasts of the ‘world’s first live streaming beautification technology’ that allows users to get rid of blemishes and marks while live streaming on social media sites, using its BeautyLive app. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, having a 16GB internal memory that is expandable to up to 128GB via a memory card. In addition to this, it features a 13-megapixel Pixel Master primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 82-degree wide-angle lens, and a soft-light LED flash. On the battery front, the phone packs a 2650mAh battery.
Price: Rs 9,999
Nubia N1 Lite
This phone also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, along with a 3000mAh battery. The phone is powered by a 64-bit 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, and has 2GB of RAM, with a 16GB internal memory capacity that is expandable to up to 32GB via a memory card. The N1 Lite has an 8-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with soft-light flash support.
Price: Rs 6,999