Smartphones – Winners & Competitor

Several smartphones were launched in 2015 by many manufacturers (both Indian and foreign) in India. Among all released phones, some of them were managed to hit the right chord and became instant success. On the flip side, there were phones that failed to impress the smartphone audience or buyers. It’s time to look at the winners and losers of 2015. Below we have categorized smartphones as winners and losers on the basis of audience buying experience.

Winners

Lenovo K3 Note

Before it got launched in India, there was a huge buzz around company’s most affordable smartphone, Lenovo K3 (launched in China). Launched at a price-tag of Rs 9999, Lenovo K3 Note comes with great specifications for an average smartphone user. Design-wise, the phone looks fine, not outstanding. The phone is available in three color variants – Yellow, Black and White. The phone is readily available online and offline.

Key Specs:

Display – 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor – 1.7 Octa Core + 2GB RAM
Camera – 13MP + 5MP
Battery – 2900 mAh

Xiaomi Mi4i

Xiaomi is known for bringing budget smartphones in the market. It reciprocated the same ideology when the company launched its smartphone in India. Look-a-like of Apple iPhone 5C, Xiaomi Mi4i is one of the most sellable smartphone of the company. Available in 4 different colors, the smartphone became an instant hit once it got launched in India. Initially launched for Rs 12999, the phone is now readily available on several online stores for Rs 11999.

Key Specs:

Display – 5-inch Full HD
Processor – 1.7 Octa Core + 2GB RAM
Camera – 13MP + 5MP
Battery – 3120 mAh

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola has re-arrived to the smartphone business with Moto G and since then there is no looking back. At regular intervals, the company has come up with a great product with amazing features and specifications. In 2015, Motorola launched a mid-range smartphone, Moto X Play which comes with 21MP rear camera and a powerful long lasting battery. The phone is available online on Flipkart.

Key Specs:

Display – 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor – 1.7 Octa Core + 2GB RAM
Camera – 21MP + 5MP
Battery – 3630 mAh

Competitor

Sony Xperia M5

In the past, Sony has always arrived in the smartphone market with some awesome features. But last year, the company failed to do so. This does not mean that Sony has brought poorly feature-laced smartphone. Sony Xperia M5 comes with 13MP front camera and a powerful Octa Core processor. Pricing of the product was not right. It is too pricey. The phone was launched in Rs 34990. You can get several smartphone options with similar specs under 20000. And in India, pricing of the product is the most important aspect that affects buying decision.

Key Specs:

Display – 5-inch Full HD
Processor – 2 GHz Octa Core + 3GB RAM
Camera – 20.7MP + 13MP
Battery – 2600 mAh

HTC One A9

HTC has once again come up with full metal body smartphone, HTC One A9 which is sleek and beautifully crafted. In India, people are price sensitive. They can compromise with the brand but not with the price. Appropriate pricing of a smartphone plays a crucial role here. Xiaomi became instant hit with its first launch in India. HTC One A9 looks like iPhone 6 and is priced at Rs 29990. Battery capacity is too low.

Key Specs:

Display – 5-inch Full HD
Processor – 1.5GHz Octa Core + 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP + UltraPixel
Battery – 2150 mAh

Lenovo Vibe Shot

India’s first photo-centric smartphone, Lenovo Vibe Shot was launched in the country with lots of anticipation and expectation. The company has given a digi-cam look to the smartphone and it comes with triple LED Flash light. It was clear failure since release. This proves that Indian smartphone buyers want a wholesome smartphone with all best features at affordable price.

Key Specs:

Display – 5-inch Full HD
Processor – 1.7Ghz Octa Core + 3GB RAM
Camera – 16MP + 8MP
Battery – 2900 mAh

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Sanjeev Kumar

Above is a guest post published by Sanjeev who blogs about mobile technology on 33coupons Blog

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