Top 3 Best Windows Phone 8 Under 10,000 – 15,000

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When it comes to smartphone business, Indian market has been evolving in a drastic manner. The number of devices that get launched in the country is so huge compared to what it used to be 2 years ago. Even more interesting thing is that most tech giants from around the world has India as a top priority market.We have List of best budget smartphones in India. It has a mix of highest rated smartphones priced between Rs. 10.000 to Rs. 15,000. Our Top 3 list gives best options for Windows Phone users.

#1 Nokia Lumia 625:

Nokia Lumia 625 1_tn
Price: Rs. 12,949 onwards
Launch: Aug, 2013
Nokia Lumia 625 Review Summary:
Pros:

* Good build quality                                              * Great audio quality
* Ergonomically designed                                   * Slick Windows Phone UI
* Smooth performance                                         *Decent camera
* Decent battery life                                              *Suite of pre-loaded Nokia apps

Cons:

Average Display with low screen solution
Average Loudspeaker
#Limited selection, and quality of apps, compared to Android and iOS

Features/Highlights of Nokia Lumia 625:

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Windows Phone 8 (Upgradeable to Amber)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4.7 inches Medium
  • Screen Resolution: 480×800 pixels (~ 199 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: IPS, Scratch resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot: up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 552 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 23.90 hrs
  • Battery Talktime (3G): 15.20 hrs
  • Other Battery Parameters: Cellular network browsing time: 7.2 hrs, WiFi network browsing time: 8.7 hrs, Music playback time: 90 hrs, Video playback time: 6.8 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 159 gm Medium
  • Thickness: 9.2 mm Medium

Camera

  • Camera: 5.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording (Full HD)
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision, Nokia Glam Me
  • Secondary Camera: 0.3 MP

Music

  • Music Player
  • FM Radio
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS + Glonass
  • Compass
  • DLNA

Apps

  • App Store: Windows Marketplace
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Noise Filtration
  • Display features- Brightness control, Curved display, High brightness mode, Color boosting, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Security features- Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Application sandboxing and integrity check, Lost Mobile Tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Data Encryption
  • Sync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • XBox-Live Hub
  • SkyDrive Cloud Storage (7 GB)
  • OneNote, Wallet
  • Family Room
  • Kid’s Corner
  • Adobe acrobat reader
  • Lync (Corporate IM)
  • Company Hub for enterprise applications
  • Local Scout
  • HERE Drive
  • HERE Maps
  • Nokia Music
  • Mix Radio

#2  Nokia Lumia 620:

Nokia Lumia 620 1_tn
Price: Rs. 11,399 onwards
Launch: Mar, 2013
Pros:
# Good design, and excellent build quality, with soft-touch body
#Vibrant color options
# Easy one-handed operation
# Slick Windows Phone interface
# Good display with deep blacks, well saturated colors, and wide viewing angles
# Smooth, fluid performance
# Good set of bundled apps including Nokia Maps and Drive with free offline satellite navigation
# Good social networking integration
# Excellent music player (Nokia Music)
 # Good camera
# Good call quality
# Good battery life
Cons:
# The Windows Phone App Ecosystem is still way behind Android and iOS
Features/Highlights of Nokia Lumia 620:

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Windows Phone 8 (Upgradeable to Amber)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 3.8 inches Small
  • Screen Resolution: 480×800 pixels (~ 246 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.0 GHz, Dual Core
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 330 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 14.60 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 127 gm Medium
  • Thickness: 11 mm Medium

Camera

  • Camera: 5.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Photo Editor, F/Aperture 2.4
  • Secondary Camera: 0.3 MP

Music

  • Music Player
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • NFC

Apps

  • App Store: Windows Marketplace
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer + Document Editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Noise Filtration
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support (for Corporate Email)
  • XBox Live Hub
  • WiFi Channel bonding
  • OneNote
  • Wallet
  • SkyDrive (7 GB storage)
  • Remote device locking
  • Remote wipe of user data
  • Lost Mobile Track
  • Privacy Controls

#3 HTC Windows Phone 8S:

HTC Windows Phone 8S 1_tn
Price: Rs. 13,399 onwards
Launch: Dec, 2012
Pros: 
* Good build quality with HTC’s unibody chassis with tapered back and soft-touch cover
* Decent display with good color presentation, outdoor visibility, and viewing angles
* Comfortable to hold and easy to operate with one hand
* Great social networking integration
* Catchy two-tone body design
* Slick Windows Phone interface
* Smooth performance
* Good audio quality
Cons:
* Display tends to smudge a lot, and will require to be wiped often
* The quality and quantity of Windows Phone 3rd party apps is still nowhere close to that of Android or iPhone
* Average camera
* No secondary video-calling camera
Features/Highlights of HTC Windows Phone 8S:

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Windows Phone 8 (Upgradeable to GDR2)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4 inches Small
  • Screen Resolution: 480×800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD, Scratch resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.0 GHz, Dual Core
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 4 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1700 mAh

Dimensions

  • Weight: 113 gm Light
  • Thickness: 10.28 mm Medium

Camera

  • Camera: 5.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, f2.8 Aperture

Music

  • Music Player
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS

Apps

  • App Store: Windows Marketplace
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer + Document Editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Beats Audio
  • SkyDrive (7GB storage)

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