Best Five Mid-Range Mobile Phones in India (Rs.10,000 to Rs.20,000)

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Google has been talking about the mobile revolution and with its own mobile Operating System in 2008, they made a major move towards mobile dominance. Given the aggressive push by Google, Android became the most fierce and perhaps the only worthy competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Today, every major handset manufacturer has their own UI layer over Android.

With the smartphone revolution coinciding with the mobile boom in India, it is a valid question to ask which smartphone platform(s) sells the most. Symbian did well for several years in India, however with the touchscreen boom, Android is the platform of choice in India. With increasing number of tablets and smartphones in the low/mid range, Android’s growth is getting faster day by day.


We have already seen about the best low range smartphones. So, in this article we are going to discuss about the best mid-range smartphones which priced under Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. All these smartphones which we are going to discussed at below will have some interesting features such as Dual-Sim, Android 4.0 ICS and fantastic displays can now be taken for granted if you are looking for a smartphone that doesn’t cross the 20k price point.

So, here are the five smartphones under Rs.20,000 that are worth a second glance. Let’s begin:

1. HTC One V:


a) What is Good?

The good thing of this smartphone is it has an amazing display with great viewing angles, a very good build quality and Android ICS out of the box. It also has an aluminum uni-body design giving it a premium feel. The device has the ability to run all the apps from the app store. Last but not least it battery capacity is high so you can use that smartphone a one full day.

b) What is bad?

The quality of the captured images is just OK not too good. The glass screen at the top of the phone, near the earpiece, has been cut in a way that makes it slightly uncomfortable when the phone is pressed against the ear.

c) Price Range: It is available in the range of Rs. 17,010 – 17,499

2. Sony Ericson Xperia Mini Pro:

Sony Ericson Xperia Mini Pro
If you want to have a physical QWERTY keypad in your smartphone then the Sony Ericson Xperia Mini Pro is a best choice for you.

a) What is good?

The good thing is Android 4.0 ICS, a QWERTY keypad along with a 3 inch display. Then it offers a good rear facing camera as well as a front facing camera for video calls.

b) What is bad?

As I have mentioned earlier it has just 3-inch display even-though that looks good it is not good to watch videos and do lot of web browsing. If you give primary option for camera quality then this model will definitely lag that quality so, you have to go for other models.

c) Price Range: It costs around Rs. 12,699 – 14,069

3. Sony Xperia Sola:

Sony Xperia Sola

a) What is good?

It is the top end of Sony’s mid range Android phones. It has very good 3.7 inch display that’s very crisp and very responsive to touch. It also boasts of “Floating Touch” which allows you to highlight links and words in the Web browser by just hovering your finger over the display.

b) What is Bad?

The Xperia Sola still runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box but Sony has promised an update to Android 4.0 (ICS) soon. Further it doesn’t support a front-facing camera for video chats.

c) Price Range: It costs around Rs. 12,850 – 18,399

4. Samsung Galaxy S Duos:


a) What is good?

The good thing of this smartphone is it looks almost exactly like a smaller version of the Galaxy S III. It will always be a best option for the users who want a full-features smartphone that supports dual SIM cards. Another big plus of this smartphone is its 4-inch display and powerful battery.

b) What is bad?

It is highly disappointing that it has a single core 1GHz processor. The Samsung may also boast of a 5mp primary camera and another front-facing one, but it’s incapable of HD (720p) video recording. Moreover its display is not very good and suffers from low visibility under sunlight and low sharpness levels.

c) Price Range: It costs around Rs. 15,650 – 16,290

5. Samsung Omnia W:

Samsung Omnia W

a) What is good?

It is the non-android smartphone. Yes, it runs on Windows Phone 7.5. The most amazing thing of this smartphone is its 1500 mAh battery life. It is lasted for 2 days, with a few calls and messages and was connected to either the Wi-Fi or Edge throughout for Facebook and mails. Further it has 8-GB of internal storage and a 1.4 GHz processor that will give a smooth experience. The device has a front and rear facing camera along with a Super AMOLED display.

b) What is bad?

Flip the Omnia W over and we felt a bit disappointed to find that we had to use our nails to pry open the battery cover, which felt cheap.

c) Price Range: It costs around Rs. 15,200

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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