Best Android Phones in India – November Edition

It has been a long time since we last published our compilation of Best Android phones in the Indian market. A lot of new Android smartphones and tablets have been launched in this interval and several old devices have seen a price cut making them suitable for your budget. In this report, we will look at some of best Android phones in every price bracket that you should check out before buying your next Android smartphone.

Android Phones in Rs. 23,000 – Rs. 35,000 Price Bracket:

Motorola RAZR and Samsung Galaxy S II
Motorola RAZR and Samsung Galaxy S II

Motorola RAZR:

After a long wait, Motorola has recently introduced a high-end Android phone in the Indian Market and it is worth it. RAZR is a great smartphone, but there are some or the other issues – pricing is one problem, then some might have issues with the battery life. You get a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 8MP rear camera, front camera, Gingerbread and much more with Motorola RAZR.

Price: INR 33,990

Samsung Galaxy S II:

If you considering pricing and the features, Galaxy S II is still the best smartphone to get currently in India. Great features and pricing has also become stagnant after the launch month fluctuations. You get a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.27 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Gingerbread with Samsung Galaxy S II.

Price: INR 27,770

If you don’t like either of above two smartphones then you can opt for HTC Sensation XE or Samsung Galaxy Note. While Sensation XE is a slightly upgraded Sensation with Beats Audio, Galaxy Note is a smartphone/tablet hybrid with 1.4GHz dual core processor and 5.3 inch HD display.

Bonus Phone:  Our female readers might consider HTC Rhyme

Android Phones in Rs. 13,000 – Rs. 22,999 Price Bracket:

This segment is one of the hottest Android price-range currently in India. It includes latest mid-range launches as well as smartphones, which have recently seen price cuts.

Galaxy S Plus  Desire S Defy Plus and Xperia Ray
Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Motorola Defy Plus and SE Xperia Ray

Motorola Defy+:  

Motorola’s successor of original rugged Android phone Defy. You get a 1GHz processor, 3.7 inch display, 5MP camera and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 17,900

HTC Desire S:

After price-cuts, HTC Desire S is now in budget for many. You get 3.7 inch display, 1Ghz processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 21,500

Samsung Galaxy S Plus:

Samsung’s latest version of original Galaxy S; You get a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, .3MP front camera, and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 21,299

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray:

A comparably smaller yet powered Android from Sony Ericsson. You get 3.3 inch display, 1GHz processor, 8.1MP rear camera, .3MP front camera, and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 17,899

Other choices in this segment can be Micromax A85, Sony Ericsson neo V, HTC Incredible S, and LG Optimus Black. 

Android Phones under Rs 12,999

Wildfire S Optimus Net Xperia Mini and Galaxy Ace
HTC Wildfire S, LG Optimus Net, SE Xperia Mini and Samsung Galaxy Ace

HTC Wildfire S:

HTC’s best entry-level Android phone, as HTC Explorer disappoints due to high pricing. You get a 3.2 inch display, 600MHz processor, 5MP camera, and Gingerbread with HTC Sense.

Price: INR 12,490

Samsung Galaxy Ace:

You get an 800MHz processor, 3.5 inch display, 5MP camera, and Gingerbread with Touchwiz UI.

Price: INR 12,999

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini:

Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini successor with decent hardware upgrades. You get a 1GHz processor, 3 inch display, 5MP camera, and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 12,200

LG Optimus Net:

A decent full touch Android from LG, you get a 3.2 inch display, 3MP camera, 800MHz processor and Gingerbread.

Price: INR 9,999

You can also opt for smartphones like LG Optimus Pro, Dell XCD35, LG Optimus One, Motorola Fire XT, and Samsung Galaxy Fit in this price.

You can check out the full Android smartphone price list here.

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14 thoughts on “Best Android Phones in India – November Edition


    (February 12, 2012 - 12:13 am)

    Hi all. I have a phone in my mind HTC desire S. How the phone is?? I need a review please.. And also what options are available to me in this price range. Please help me out ..


    (December 29, 2011 - 8:38 am)

    y u missed micromax a85 and spice mi410 ?

      Answer Machine

      (February 10, 2012 - 10:15 pm)

      becoz the brand is not comparable!


    (November 28, 2011 - 9:05 am)

    U ve missed the xperia mini pro sk-17i ,optimus-2x & galaxy which are the best in low and mid end
    @manoj:micromax and spice arent worth the money u pay for .they have poor support after their sales.
    U wont get even minor updates. They have processors of poor quality and battery heating problems.
    Wanna cheap android phone? buy the dell xcd. HTC EXPLORER sucks,coz its overpriced better buy an Wildfire s ..


    (November 27, 2011 - 12:12 pm)

    This post was about India and phones available in India. How do you manage to leave out Indian brands (like Micromax, Spice, Idea, et al) that provide the best value for money. Do you even exist in India? or are you only scavenging from the web?


    (November 26, 2011 - 5:28 pm)

    what about Spice Mi 350?

    its available below Rs. 8500 and has decent features.

    Manoj Shukla

    (November 24, 2011 - 10:01 pm)

    You missed Xperia Mini Pro deliberately or it’s not in the list of best phone?


    (November 24, 2011 - 9:23 pm)

    Will prefer RAZR just because of its slimness 🙂


    (November 24, 2011 - 8:24 pm)

    But your article says best android phones.


    (November 24, 2011 - 8:23 pm)

    Why you didn’t mentioned Samsung Galaxy Note ? Because of size ?

    Sarfaraz Kazi

    (November 24, 2011 - 7:54 pm)

    The Samsung Galaxy Y is a good buy at 7k. 3inch screen, 2MP camera, 800MHz processor, Gingerbread & a very good battery! Awesome Value for Money.


    (November 24, 2011 - 5:34 pm)

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention Optimus 2X! After Gingerbread update its a great buy for 20k. You get dual core CPU and 8MP camera, so I think it deserves a spot in that 13,000 to 22,999 price bracket.


    (November 24, 2011 - 5:04 pm)

    U forgot to mention d ‘HTC Explorer’ latest affordable phone from HTC in d 3rd segment. It cost Rs 10k nd a real value for money.


    (November 24, 2011 - 4:14 pm)

    Its been a while but Galaxy S2 still rocks the smartphone competition

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