Update 1-1-2015: This article has been updated with new smartphones to make it more relevant in present market.

Mediatek came up with its MT6582, 1.3 GHz quad core chipset last year and there were a host of phones with this chipset selling like pancakes in the market. The chipset has fast replaced MT6589 series smartphones because of the subsidized price without compromising performance. The 1.3 Ghz processor will surely give you that extra muscle to run heavy applications. So now let’s take a look at the best phones with 1.3 Ghz quad core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM

Android One Phones

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Android One Phones introduced by domestic manufacturers with blessings from Google are capable of imparting great and smooth Android experience (though specs might not be the best) at a modest price of Approx 6,000 INR. These phones are powered by 1.3 GHz quad core chipset with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB Native storage. To buy and SD card is must with these phones or perhaps you could go with Micromax Canvas A1 which comes bundled with a free 8 GB microSD card.

Other features include 5 MP/ VGA rear-front camera, 2000 mAh battery and a 4.5 inch display. These will be among the first set of budget smartphones to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade in India. Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V are available for 6,499 INR, 6,299 INR and 5,999 INR.

Key specs

Model Android One Phones
Display 4.5 inch FWVGA display
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 4 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Cameras 8MP/VGA
Battery 1700 mAh
Price Rs.6,500

Huawei Honor Holly

Huawei Honor Holly with 1.3 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage is another smartphone offering great value for your money.

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Honor holly is fitted with a 5 Inch IPS LCD display with 720p HD resolution and features 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera, 2000 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat all for 6,999 INR

Key specs

Model Huawei Honor Holly
Display 5 inch HD display
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 8MP/2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 6,999

Lava Iris X5

Lava Iris X5 is a selfie focused smartphone which also incorporates an LED flash at the front. The phone is powered by  1.3 GHz Quad core processor and backed by 1 GB RAM. The phone also supports USB OTG Connectivity. Imaging hardware includes an 8 MP primary shooter and a 5 MP front camera with LED flash for selfies and for video calling.

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The Lava Iris X1 is definitely a tough contender and all round performer. The phone ships with Android 4.4.2 and is available for Rs. 8,500 INR.

Key specs

Model Lava Iris X5
Display 5 inch HD
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Cameras 8MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Price Rs.8500

Xolo Q700 Club

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Xolo Q700 Club is the first smartphone with IP55 dust and water resist certification. The phone also comes with dual front speakers for powerful multimedia output. The 4.5 Inch IPS LCD display has FWVGA resolution similar to Android One smartphones.

Other features include 1.3 GHz Quad Core chipset, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP rear camaera, VGA front shooter and a 2000 mAh battery. The handset has been priced at 6,999 INR.

Key specs

Model Xolo Q700 Club
Display 4.5 inch, FWVGA
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Cameras 5MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs.6999

 Micromax Canvas Xpress

Micromax Canvas Xpress, can be considered as an upgrade over its Android One contender, for a marginally higher price tag. The handset is available on online retailer Flipkart for 6,999 INR.

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This quad core handset has a metallic finish and includes  Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, 8 GB internal storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera and a 1950 mAh battery.

Key specs

Model Micromax Canvas Xpress
Display 4.5 Inch FWVGA
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Cameras 5MP/VGA
Battery 1950 mAh
Price Rs.6,999

 

Some other smartphones with  quad core processor and are priced under Rs. 10000

Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

Micromax Canvas Power A96  Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.3 Ghz quad core, 512 MB RAM, 2.58 GB, 5 MP/VGA, 5 inch, 4000 mAh, dual, Android 4.1

Price: Rs. 8660

Xolo Q1000 Opus Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 Ghz quad core, 1GB RAM, 4 GB, 5 MP/VGA, 5 inch, 2000 mAh, dual, Android 4.2

Price: Rs. 7497