It has been anticipated that the Indian smartphone market will strengthen its position before India appears to be the second largest market in 2016 in the world. While India has shown its strength by launching plenty of affordable handsets in the year 2014, it has also welcomed the new models of expensive iconic iPhone with absolute eagerness and excitement. More and more companies are expected to launch economical handsets in the early level smartphone market.
According to research firm eMarketer, after the US, India will emerge as the second largest smartphone market by 2016 and will exceed 200 million smartphone users. The numbers of the users are based mainly on the basis of the market that has been evolved by the reasonably priced Smartphone devices. The prices of the smartphones and tablets are becoming affordable these days and the price range is mainly focused for mass market.
Best among the high end handsets
Now the most important question that clicks our mind is that which platform to choose, considering the fact that there are so many options available for us in the market like Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phones. iOS-run devices are very expensive and if anyone wants to purchase a high end handset then nothing is better than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
But if someone does not want to go for iPhones then Android Phones and Windows Phones are also there which are available in the market in all shapes, sizes and prices.
The main advantage of using Android or iOS is that they come with a varied range of apps and games. It gives you the best entertainment and the travel apps.
Android smartphones and phablets are becoming more and more attractive these days and most of the high end phones except iPhone use Android like Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Experian Z3 and others.
If someone wants to look out for super budget models then nothing is better than Windows Phone as the performance of the lower end Windows models are very impressive though the Nokia’s high end Windows Phones show excellent performance. The main advantage of the low budget mobiles are, they do not need high end processors and gigabytes of RAM.
Indian smartphones with 4G
The major service providers of India are either launching or expanding their 4G services as the smartphone market has taken a major leap in the past few years. The 4G services expansion has set off all the handset manufacturers to offer with compatible hardware. Already the manufacturers have marched into the 4G smartphone market with affordable handsets which are priced between Rs 8,000 and Rs 15,000. These manufacturers are Lenovo, Xolo and others. To strengthen the competition, other manufacturers like Micromax, LG, Karbonn and others are coming up with affordable range of 4G smartphones.
The smartphone industry has seen a lot of changes in the year 2014 regarding the performance and features where most of the front runner phones had display size larger than the previous generation phones. The phones as well as the batteries got thinner and the front camera became very important like the rear one.
Handsets buyers can look out for in 2015
Sony Experia Z3 and Z3 Compact are dust proof and water proof and according to Sony both of them support 4G LTE for Indian bands. Both the smartphones are facilitated with PS4 Remote Play so that the users can run their own smartphones using the home Wi–Fi network. According to Sony, for playing games, Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller and GCM 10 Game Control Mount are required. The smartphones are available in black, copper and white colours which run on Android 4.4 Kitkat out–of–the–box.
Micromax Yu Phone is expected to run on Snapdragon 615 or the Snapdragon 410 64 bit processor which will run on a custom version of Cyanogen OS.
Samsung galaxy Note Edge is the world’s first smartphone which has introduced display curves on the right edge which looks like stripe and additional information can be displayed there. It comes in charcoal black and frost white colours and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Targeting the young users Samsung has come up with a whole new range of smartphones like Galaxy A3, A5, E5 and E7. A3 and A5 are targeted towards the design conscious consumers where as E5 and E7 are targeting young consumers who are still students or in early phase of their jobs.
Google Nexus 6 which has an excellent build and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, is manufactured by Motorola and has come up with a large screen (5 inch plus ). Motorola which has 5 per cent share and is the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in India, has been successful with Moto X and Moto G (First and Second generation) is coming up with low budget 4G smartphones in 2015.
Oppo R5, the slimmest smartphone, is only 4.85 mm thick. The hand polished aluminium solid build and class finish smartphone is the thinnest handset we ever had in India which runs Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
There will be many more handsets which are coming up in the market in 2015 both in an affordable and high end range. It depends on the consumers which one to go for according to their own requirement and affordability.
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