Android 5.1 is all about the beautiful Material Design and a lot of new features and customization options to play with. Though, the latest version of Android OS is Marshmallow but it will take quite some time for the devices to get updated to the latest OS. If you are planning to buy a new android smartphone running on Android 5.1 then the following list will help you to select the phone of your choice.
CoolPad Dazen Note 3
Coolpad’s offering in Indian market Dazen Note 3 has all the features you can wish for and that too without spending too much. Sporting a 5.5 inches HD (1280×720 pixels) display, this dual sim smartphone comes with 3 GB RAM with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 64 GB with memory card. This handset is powered by an octa core MediaTek MTK6573 processor clocking 1.3 GHz. This smartphone is 4G LTE enabled and is drawing juice from a 3000 mAh battery. The USP of this smartphone is that it is equipped with a fingerprint scanner and that too at an unbelievable price of INR 8999.
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Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2
Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 comes equipped with all the features that you would need in a smartphone. Priced at INR 8500, OneTouch Flash 2 features a 5 inches HD (1280×720 pixels) display. This Dual sim handset is 4G LTE enabled and is powered by an octa core MediaTek MTK6573 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 16 GB expandable to 128 GB with microSD card. Optics include 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. This smartphone is running on a 3000 mAh battery.
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Lava Pixel V1
Indian smartphone manufacturer has introduced Lava Pixel V1 with some amazing features some months back at a higher price. But now you can easily get under INR 10,000. Lava Pixel V1 comes with a 5.5 inches HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display. This handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Lava Pixel V1 boasts 13 MP rear camera along with an 8 Mp front camera. The smartphone is getting power from a 2650 mAh battery underneath.
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Meizu M2 is the best you can get at a price of INR 6,999. TheDual sim Meizu M2 features a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display. This handset is 4G LTE enabled and packs a MediTek MT6735 quad core chip clocking 1.3 GHz underneath with 2 GB RAM. The internal storage capacity is 16 GB which can be further expanded to 128 GB with microSD card. Meizu M2 comes with 13 MP and 5 MP rear and front cameras and draws power from a 2500 mAh battery.
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Intex Aqua Trend
Intex, the Indian smartphone manufacturer introduced Intex Aqua Trend some months back. The handset is now available at a price of INR 8,027 . This dual sim smartphone is 4G LTE enabled and features a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6573 chipset clocking 1.3 GHz coupled with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded to 32 GB. Like other smartphones in this list, this phone too comes with a 13 MP and 5 MP camera combination. Notable features on this handset includes HotKnot technology and NFC. The handset is drawing power from a 3000 mAh battery.
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Sub 10K segment in Indian smartphone industry is highly saturated with new smartphones being launched almost everyday. We have tried to highlight some of the best smartphones that you can buy this festive season. If you think that there are other handsets that need to be mentioned then let us know via your comments below.