The growing unease seeing people around me glued to their android driven phones was driving me nuts.
They could check their much expected emails (like a joining letter or an interview call letter), view instant messages, share jokes and gaze over their friends on call.
After deluding myself from what was fast becoming a basic necessity for quite a while, I eventually began my search for an android phone.
My criterion was pretty uncomplicated. I wanted an android touch phone with 3G capabilities, a front camera, 2 MP or more rear camera, Dual SIM, display of 3.5 inch or more, at least 512 MB RAM and WIFI/USB tethering propensity.
Service network was another important benchmark for me.
Most importantly, my budget was below 6K.
I avoided XOLO, Huawei and Spice for its service faculty is still emerging.
That left me with the below options to decide from:
Lava Iris 3G 412 @ 4.4K – Good phone in sub 4.5K range. Camera quality is however not worth talking of. This is a new launch hence very few authentic user reviews in market.
Lava Iris 402+ @ 5.7K – 3MP camera is a bonus and takes good pictures in day time. Camera is however shabby at night/insufficient light.
Micromax Canvas Fun A63 @ 5.8K – Camera quality is passable (2 MP).
All above models are a decent buy depending on your budget. I chose Lava Iris 402+ for the rest two were relatively new launches in market.
If secondary camera is not a criteria, there are more options from Micromax, Karbonn, Sony, ZTE in this range.
If you are open to take a chance with service, there are options like Xiaomi, Asus models in 6K range that have taken the market by storm.
Disclaimer: Comparisons made above are solely based on personal experiences with no intention of maligning any organization/product offering. Others are free to raise their counter views for readers benefit.
Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 7:12 am