5 best, affordable dual-core handsets

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 - 8:15am IST | Agency: dna
Budget Androids are no longer given the step-brotherly treatment. Most of the newer phones in the Rs10,000 to Rs16,000 range have features that can rival high-end offerings.

Budget Androids are no longer given the step-brotherly treatment. Most of the newer phones in the Rs10,000 to Rs16,000 range have features that can rival high-end offerings. The best part is all of them are dual-core as well.

Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110 – Rs10,500
The Canvas 2 is the successor to the A100 and this time, Micromax raises the bar by offering a bigger screen for the same price. The handset is built well and feels sturdy and the camera is among the highest you’ll find in this price bracket.
Specs:
Screen : 5-inch, 854 x 480 resolution
Dual SIM : Yes (GSM + GSM)
OS : Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU : 1GHz dual-core
Camera :  8MP, dual LED flash
Storage : 4GB onboard, up to 32GB expandable

iBall Andi 4.5h – Rs12,500
iBall’s latest entrant matches the A110 in terms of specifications, but what it loses in screen size, it more than makes up for with a higher resolution IPS display. This makes text and image viewing a lot better compared to the competition.
Specs:
Screen : 4.5-inch, 960 x 540 resolution
Dual SIM : Yes (GSM + GSM)
OS : Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU : 1GHz dual-core
Camera : 8MP, LED flash
Storage : 4GB onboard, up to 32GB expandable

Karbonn A21 – Rs9,900
Karbonn has a neat little number just under the 10K mark. The A21 has a powerful CPU capable of good multi-tasking as well as good multimedia features. The 5MP shooter is also very good when it comes to macro shots.
Specs:
Screen :  4.5-inch, 800 x 480 resolution
Dual SIM : Yes (GSM + GSM)
OS : Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU : 1.2 GHz dual-core
Camera : 5MP, LED flash
Storage : 4GB onboard, up to 32GB expandable

Wickedleak Wammy Sensation – Rs16,000
Packing in some wicked specs (pun intended), the Wammy Sensation is armed with a lot or firepower for the retail price. For starters, you get a high-res HD display which is usually unheard of in this price segment. Not only that, the phone is also armed with a whopping 12MP camera, which is another first for this price segment.
Specs:
Screen :  4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution
Dual SIM : Yes         OS : Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU : 1.2 GHz dual-core    Camera : 12MP, LED flash
Storage : 4GB onboard, up to 32GB expandable

XOLO A800 – Rs12,000
The XOLO A800 is not to be mistaken with the Lava XOLO X900. The A800 is a budget droid powered by 1GHz CPU from ARM and packs in ICS, a decent screen and an 8MP shooter.
Specs:
Screen :  4.5-inch, 540 x 960 resolution
Dual SIM : Yes (GSM + GSM)
OS : Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU : 1 GHz dual-core
Camera : 8MP, LED flash
Storage : 4GB onboard, up to 32GB expandable




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