Oct 9, 2014

Suggest a smartphone in range Rs. 8k to 10k ?

Anagha M


Ques. Please suggest a smartphone in range Rs. 8k to 10k. I have NOKIA XL,  LUMIA 630 and SONY XPERIA E3 in mind. I want a big screen phone and a decent camera and basic apps working. My app use is limited.
Ans.  You budget is enough to buy a phone with 5" HD IPS screen.  We would recommend you to go with ASUS Zenfone 5 (8 GB).

The phone is feature loaded and best performing in this segment. 
Would cost you exactly 10 k .

ASUS is a good brand and is world's fifth largest PC vendor.

Below are the features and specifications.

  • Platform
    Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)*  will update to 4.4 KitKat
  • Color
    Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Twilight Purple/Champagne Gold
  • Dimensions
    148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm (LxWxH)
  • Weight
    145 g
  • CPU
    2X2 : Intel® Atom™ Multi-Core Z2580 Processor 2.0 GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Memory
    2 GB  RAM
  • Storage
    8GB  Internal Memory
    5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
  • Memory Slot
    MicroSD card (up to 64 GB)
  • Modem
    INTEL XMM6360
  • Connectivity Technology
    WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 
    USB 2.0
    Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP
    Dual Micro SIM card **
  • Network Standard
    HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
    DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
    3G :
    UMTS :
    2G :
    EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
  • Navigation
  • Display
    5inches, HD 1280x720, IPS with Capacitive Multi touch panel
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Supports GloveTouch input
  • Battery
    2110 mAh Lithium
  • Standby Time
    /353 hours(3G)
  • Talk Time
    /18.5 hours(3G)
  • Camera
    Front 2 Mega-Pixel, F2.4 Aperture
    Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster
  • Video
    Video Playback :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p
    Video Recording :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 60fps
  • Audio Slot
  • Audio
  • Messaging
  • E-Mail
    Google Mail/Exchange/POP3/IMAP4/SMTP
  • Sensor
    G-Sensor/E-Compass/Proximity/Light Sensor/Hall Sensor *3

If you donot get this due to scarcity then you can go for Lumia 630. 


  1. Anonymous1:26 PM

    how is the post sales service for asus??

  2. Asus has been selling Laptops and PC motherboards in India. So there are plenty of service centers.