If you are planning to buy a smartphone this month, here are some of our reviews you can read for options across budgets:
With the onslaught of Chinese smartphone makers, homegrown companies are surely facing the heat. In what is increasingly becoming a business model, many companies are selling smartphones online-only. Micromax’s online-only smartphone arm called YU Televentures has already released the Cyanogen OS sporting YU Yureka in the past, and on May 12, it released another device called the YU Yuphoria. While many had expected a high end device, YU instead released Yuphoria, a budget device with a metallic frame. The Rs 6,999 price point, which has become a standard among budget 4G devices, was also adopted by the YU Yuphoria. Let us see if this phone has what it takes to be first choice for budget phone buyers.
At Rs 6,999, the USP of the Yu brand is the CyanogenMod OS which runs on Android 5.0. Yu Yuphoria has 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage.
In our review we loved the smartphone’s OS, the front camera and the way it looks.
Asus Zenfone 2 One of the most popular phones released last year, Asus Zenfone 2 has top quality specs at mid-range price. It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display and runs on Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core 2.3 GHz processor. It has 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED and 5MP front camera.
HTC One M9+ The design is the best thing about the HTC One M9+. The full-metal body is still the best chassis on any Android phone. It runs on octa-core 2.2 GHz Mediatek MT6795T and comes with 3GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by 1.5GHz Quad-core + 2.1GHz Quad-core Exynos 7420 processors, has 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and no microSD slot.