Costliest smartphones in India priced above Rs 40K

Written by Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 22 2014, 19:26pm hrs
PhoneSamsung Galaxy Golden I9230 is the only Android smartphone carrying a price tag of above Rs. 50,000 at present. (Image: Reuters)
Smartphones, for many people in India, are considered as a status symbol and something to flaunt. However, there are people who actually need them either for the premium features or to simply support their social image. Generally, people with a budget of Rs. 40,000 and above are more inclined towards buying iPhone, but then there are other options as well if you are not an Apple fan or if you want to carry some other smartphone along with your iPhone.

While Apple has placed several variants of its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the price range of Rs 40,000 and above, there are around eight Android smartphone models and only two Windows phones currently available in this price segment. This clearly showcases thedecline of sales in the high-end smartphone segment.

Heres the list of smartphones priced above Rs. 40,000*:

Apple iPhone 5S64 GB (Silver)

Price:Rs. 71,320

Key specs:

4-inch Retina multi-touch display with 1136640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Fingerprint identity sensor built into the home button

iOS 7

A7 chip with 64-bit architecture

8 MP rear camera with 1.5 pixels, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps

1.2 MP front camera with 720p HD video recording

64 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM

Other iPhone 5S versions:

iPhone 5S 64 GB Space Grey- Rs. 69,990

iPhone 5S 64 GB Gold- Rs, 69,300

iPhone 5S 32 GB Space Grey- Rs. 62,500

iPhone 5S 32 GB Gold- Rs. 62,400

iPhone 5S 32 GB Silver- Rs. 61,000

iPhone 5S 16 GB Space Grey- Rs. 42,174

iPhone 5S 16 GB Silver- Rs. 41,999

iPhone 5S 16 GB Gold- Rs. 40,580

Samsung Galaxy Golden I9230 (Champagne Gold)

Price:Rs 53, 800

Key specs:

Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

8 MP rear camera, 1.9 MP front camera

Dual super AMOLED Display

3.7-inch screen

1.7 GHz MSM8930 Pro Processor

iPhone 5C32 GB (Green and Pink)

Price:Rs. 53,500

Key specs:

4-inche screen, 1136 x 640 Pixels

iOS 7

8 MP iSight rear camera, 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front camera

32 GB Internal Storage


Other iPhone 5C versions above Rs. 40,000:

iPhone 5C 32 GB Blue and Yellow- Rs. 46, 350

iPhone 5C 32 GB White- Rs. 43,299

Nokia Lumia 1020 (Black)

Price:Rs. 48,989

Key specs:

Windows Phone 8 OS and 2 GB RAM

Wireless Charging

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor, 2 GB RAM

41 MP rear camera with PureView technology and 1.2 MP front camera

LG G3 D855(Black Gold)

Price:Rs. 48,875

Key specs:

5.5-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen

13 MP rear amera, 2.1 MP front camera

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS

2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor

Expandable memory up to 128 GB

Other LG G3 versions:

LG G3 D855 White, Gold and Titan- Rs. 45,884 to Rs. 46,990

HTC One M8(Glacial Silver)

Price:Rs. 48,446

Key specs:

5-inch full HD display

2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor

Dual 4 MP, 2688х1520 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash rear camera

5 MP front camera

Android 4.4..2 KitKat

Expandable memory up to 128 GB

Other versions of HTC M8 One:

HTC One M8 Gunmetal Grey- Rs. 43,699

HTC One M8 Amber Gold- Rs. 43,840

HTC One Max

Price:Rs 46,989

Key specs:

5.9-inch Full HD Touchscreen

1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core Processor

Android Jelly Bean

Expandable memory up to 64 GB

UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1 MP front camera

Sony Xperia Z2(White and Black)

Price:Rs. 44,990

Key specs:

5.2-inch full HD display

20.7 MP rear camera

Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core 2.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM

Scratch resistant glass and waterproof

Android v4.4 KitKat OS

Other Sony Xperia Z2 version

Sony Xperia Z2 Purple- Rs. 42,640

LG G-Flex

Price:Rs. 44,680

Key specs:

6-inch POLED curved display

2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor

Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

13 MP rear camera

2.1 MP front camera

Samsung Galaxy S5(Cooper Gold and Electric Blue)

Price:Rs. 43,636

Key specs:

5.1-inch full HD display

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS

Dust and Water Resistant

Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) + XMM6360 Processor

16 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera

Other versions of Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Shimmery White- Rs. 40,750

Samsung Galaxy S5 Charcoal Black- Rs. 40,000

Samsung Galaxy Note 3(Blush Pink)

Price:Rs. 42,900

Key specs:

5.7-inch full HD display

Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS

Octa-core processor

2 MP front camera

13 MP rear camera


Other versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Charcoal Black and Jet Black- Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 40,299 respectively.

Nokia Lumia 1520(Black and Red)

Price:Rs. 40,998

Key specs:

6-inch display

Windows Phone 8 OS

20 MP rear camera

1.2 MP front camera

2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor

*Prices as mentioned at