Top 5 quad-core smartphones priced under Rs. 15000 [January 2014]

When you buy a smartphone, you don’t invest just in the phone part of it, but also into its features. One thing that makes a phone perform better is definitely the processors. See, your phone will perform as well as it is optimized to perform. This is where the number of cores a processor has comes in.

See, while you might have heard about dual-core, quad-core or even octa-core phones, but you might not know what the fuss is about. It is pretty simple. If you have more cores then, the burden of performance is distributed among them, rather than when you have a single core and might overburden it. In quad-core phones, this burden is shared by four cores making it possible to use apps, make calls and do a lot of stuff even in mid-range phones. This why we have selected quad-core phones launched in recent months and brought you our list of the top 5 quad-core phones priced under Rs. 15000 for January 2014.


Motorola Moto G

Motorola has announced its re-entry in India with the Moto G which gives most Indian phones a run for their money. Here’s why – it has exemplary specs for its price tag. It comes with a 4.5-inch 720p display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Add to that, it has a Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB RAM. It also offers 8/16 GB internal memory, 5-megapixel rear cam, 1.3-megapixel and a 1950 mAh battery. Not just that, it offers Android 4.3 out-of-the box.

Price: Rs. 12,999


Gionee G Pad G3

The Gionee G Pad G3 is the most affordable phone on our list. But that is not all that it offers. It comes with a large 5.5-inch display, a 1.2-GHz quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear cam, 0.2-megapixel front cam, Android 4.2 and 2250 mAh battery. If you need an affordable phone with a big screen and good performance, we would advise you to go for this phone. The only catch? It is a little bit on the bulkier side.

Price: Rs. 9999 (MRP) 


Micromax Canvas XL A119

Micromax, which has always been at the forefront of innovation among Indian consumers has, it seems taken inspiration from the likes of Nokia Lumia 1320 and given us an affordable 6-inch phablet. Except unlike the Lumia 1320, the Micromax Canvas XL A119 is a quad-core smartphone. Its specs include a 6-inch qHD display, 1.4-GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB MicroSD support, 8-megapixel rear cam, 5-megapixel front cam, Android 4.2 and a 2450 mAh battery. This one seems more value for money than other phones in the Canvas range of smartphones.

Price: Rs. 13,990 (MRP)



The XOLO Q700S is another quad-core phone designed with prime focus for affordability. Its specs include a 4.5-inch display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB Internal memory, 8-megapixel rear cam, 0.3-megapixel front cam, Android 4.2.2 and an 1800 mAh battery.

Price: Rs. 9,999


Huawei G700

The Huawei G700 is loaded with amazing specs for its price tag. It is only phone in this list with 2 GB RAM. Other specs include a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2-GHz quad-core processor, 8 GB internal memory, 8-megapixel rear cam, 1.3-megapixel front cam, Android 4.2 and 2150 mAh battery. It has been listed online for Rs. 14,942

Price: Rs. 14,942