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Written by Anirudh Vohra | Updated: Aug 3 2014, 09:34am hrs
Mobile phonesIn our monthly series on consumer products, we touch base with the latest cellphones to hit the Indian market.
In our monthly series on consumer products, we touch base with the latest cellphones to hit the Indian market. Compiled by Anirudh Vohra

Below Rs 10,000

Moto E

Motorolas Moto E is a dual-SIM smartphone and is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with a 5 MP auto-focus rear camera. It has features like 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor supported by 1 GB of RAM and 4.3-inch QHD IPS touchscreen display. Moto E is 3G-enabled, supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and has a 1,980 mAh battery. In all, the Moto E is a value-for-money product.

All yours for: Rs 6,999

Karbonn A91

Karbonn A91 is a smartphone powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 3.2 MP camera. Other features include a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 256 MB RAM, 3.9-inch touchscreen display, dual SIM, 3.2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio and 500 mAh battery.

All yours for: Rs 3,549

Asus ZenFone 5

ZenFone 5s Intel Atom processor can easily handle multiple tasks and deliver an immersive gaming experience. ZenFones PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU packs a serious punch both in games and during general use. The phone has a 2 GHz Intel Z2580 CPU with 1 GB RAM and a 5-inch 720 p IPS display. It supports dual micro SIMs. The all-new Asus Zen UI is butter-smoothhigh-definition films are stutter-free and games are incredibly smooth and immersivedelivering an uncompromising mobile experience. Apps open quickly and you can effortlessly browse heavy Web pages without compromising on battery life. It comes equipped with an 8 MP Asus PixelMaster camera and a 2 MP front camera.

All yours for: Rs 9,999

Micromax Beat

The new entry in the Canvas series by Micromax is the Beat A114R, a smartphone powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone has an 8 MP auto-focus camera with 720p video recording. It comes loaded with a 1.2 GHz BCM 23550 quad-core processor that runs with 1 GB RAM. The 5-inch QHD IPS touchscreen display is clearer than several other phones in the same price category. Micromax Beat is dual-SIM and has a 2 MP front camera.

All yours for: Rs 8,999

Xolo Q700S

Xolo has introduced its new smartphone, Xolo Q700S, which is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has an 8 MP auto-focus camera. It contains a 1.3-GHz MTK6582M quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and a VGA front-facing camera. The phone, like all others in the segment, has 3G, Wi-Fi and FM radio. It is energised by a 1,800 mAh battery.

All yours for: Rs 7,599

Between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000

Moto G

Motorolas Moto G, like Motorolas other two models, is being sold solely on Flipkart. It is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has a 5 MP auto-focus rear camera. The phone has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor aided by 1 GB RAM. It bears a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen display and a 1.3 MP front camera. The phone supports 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 with a 2,070 mAh battery.

All yours for: Rs 11,999

HTC Desire 310

The Desire 310 is bundled with Android 4.2.2 and 512 MB of RAM. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6582M quad-core chipset running at 1.3 GHz. The M moniker at the end indicates that the GPU runs at a slightly slower 416 MHz as compared to 500 MHz on the standard version. The 512 MB RAM raises an issue if you try to multitask. This is where the phone lags a bit. You get the standard suite of Google apps pre-installed, as well as apps like Facebook and Polaris Office 5. Theres 4 GB of internal memory out of which the user gets 2.6 GB. This can be expanded to 32 GB.

All yours for: Rs 10,750

Moto X

Motorolas Moto X, the top-end model from the company in India, is an Android-based smartphone with 4.7-inch, 720p display powered by 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 10 MP camera. The Moto X uses 2 GB RAM and works with a nano SIM. It has a 2 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB on-board storage, NFC support, Android 4.4 and 2,200 mAh battery to give the user a great experience.

All yours for: Rs 23,999

Xiaomi Mi 3

Mi 3, also known as Chinas iPhone, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor, Adreno 330 450MHz GPU, 2 GB RAM and eMMC 4.5 flash memory. The phone has a 13 MP camera with dual-LED flash, 500 hours of standby time, 50 hours of music playback, 25 hours of talktime and 21 hours of 3G Internet use. Xiaomi Mi 3s thickness is 8.1 mm, it weighs 145 gm and houses an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, coated with three layers of thermal graphite.

All yours for: Rs 13,999

Lenovo S930

Lenovo S930 has a 6-inch wideview display. It also has an 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED and 1.6 MP front camera. The S930s quad-core processor enables easy multitasking, delivers a smooth Android experience and eliminates stutter when browsing, playing games or enjoying HD videos. With this phone, finding your way around the city becomes easier, as its satellite-controlled GPS guides you accurately even when you dont have an Internet connection. The phone has 8 GB storage, which can be expanded to 32 GB with a micro SD card.

All yours for: Rs 17,279

Above Rs 25,000

Gionee Elife E7

Gionee Elife E7 has a 16 MP rear camera with an 8 MP auto-focus front-facing camera. The phone has 5.5-inch full-HD display (JDI) and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080p with third-generation Gorilla Glass. The Gionee E7 is available in the 16 GB and 32 GB variants. The phone comes with Snapdragon 800 SoC and a battery that lasts all day. The first smartphone to be equipped with 3 GB RAM, it is also available in the 2 GB variant.

All yours for: Rs 27,400 (32 GB)

Sony Xperia T3

The handset, with a screen size of 5.3 inches, will be available in the colours white, black and purple. Xperia T3 is a light smartphone designed from premium materials, including stainless steel. Featuring an HD display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the smartphone is packed with cyber-shot leading camera expertise and comes with an 8 MP snapper, featuring Exmor RS for mobile. It houses a quad-core CPU with 1.4 GHz processor and a 2,500 mAh battery. The smartphone also has Xperia Transfer, an easy, safe and simple app that helps move contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music and messages from old Android or iOS devices to the new Xperia T3.

All yours for: Rs 26,700

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Sonys new entrant is an Android smartphone powered by 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 6-inch HD triluminos display, dual-SIM support and 13 MP camera. Some of the other features include a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, powering a 6-inch HD display and a 13 MP rear camera with auto focus, as well as a 1.1 MP front-facing camera, 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

This is all powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

All yours for: Rs 22,563

samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 1,920 pixel full-HD resolution. It features 2 GB RAM and is available in the 16 GB and 32 GB variants, with micro SD card expandability up to 64 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 bears a 16-MP rear camera with HDR (for video as well) and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The biggest new features being touted on the Galaxy S5 by Samsung include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart-rate sensor placed near the 16 MP camera and the IP67 certification that makes it dust- and water-resistant.

All yours for: Rs 38,299

All prices as per Flipkart on August 1, 2014