Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma
New Delhi: There was a time when buying a latest flagship smartphone would mean burning a hole in your pocket.
However, today's mobile phone market is flooded with so many devices that you can actually get a flagship killer without having to shell out an exorbitant amount –thanks to the mid-range premium segment!
Big players like Apple, Samsung and the now-fading Blackberry are no more your sole choice when it comes to buying the most up-to-date phone.
Here's looking at 6 smartphones that can give threat to several flagship devices.
Chinese smartphone OnePlus 3 with 6GB RAM and a unique dash charge feature gives 60 percent of battery in a flat 30 minutes.
The device has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz, 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, a 16MP rear camera with optical stabilisation and a smart capture feature. It sports an 8MP selfie camera with Smile Capture feature.
The smartphone incorporates a fingerprint scanner that unlocks the device in 0.2 seconds.
The DualSIM device (Nano SIM) has 64GB of storage, dual-SIM support, 3,000mAh battery and a 5.5-inch full HD optic AMOLED display.
At Rs 27,999, the OnePlus 3 is a threat to several flagship devices.
Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco's smartphone Le Max2 which integrates world's first Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) Standard redefines the smartphone audio technology in India.
The Le Max2 device comes with a 5.7-inch display running at 2560×1440 pixels resolution. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4/6 GB RAM with 32/64 GB on board memory.
Le Max2 comes in two variants –32GB and 4GB RAM for Rs 22,999 and 6GB RAM and 64GB variant for Rs 29,999 which could give many top end smartphone makers a run for their money.
Xiaomi Mi 5
The phone has a 3D-curved glass body is made of Gorilla Glass 4 that makes the phone slimmer and gives the best "hand feel".
The front fingerprint scanner unlocks the phone in a blink.
Xiaomi Mi 5 has 5.15-inch ultra-thin bezel-less 16 LED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 428 pixels-per-inch, ualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, remains true to the brand's pricing strategy with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard memory.
The Mi 5 at Rs 24,999 can maintain its dominance in the world's largest market with budget devices.
Oppo F1 Plus
With a 16 MP Secondary Camera, this phone will certainly strike a cord with the selfie lovers. The unique sensor technology combined with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens always turn out bright and clear selfies no matter what time of the day you are taking them.
The Touch Access technology of the Oppo F1 Plus makes unlocking your phone much easier. It can unlock your phone in just 0.2s.
The phone features a 5.5 inch Multitouch AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) and a 2 GHz Cortex-A53 (Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10) Octa-core Processor and 13 MP Primary Camera.
At Rs 26,799, this phone is certainly your “selfie expert”.
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus
The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus as the name suggests, comes with a mammoth 5020 mAh battery. It comes in a 8.4 mm metallic frame that looks good and feels very comfortable in the hand.
It is powered by 3GB RAM featuring 64 GB internal storage, with optional 128 GB expandable storage.
It comes with 6 inch 2.5D Curved FHD AMOLED screen, 13 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Secondary Camera, Android v5.1 (Lollipop) Amigo 3.1 OS.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus houses 1.3 GHz Octa Core MT6753 Processor.
At Rs 26,999 you will have a phone that performs!
Vivo v3 Max
While smartphones the world over are playing on fingerprint sensor technology, the Vivo device has a rear fingerprint sensor which, claims the company, can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds.
Sporting a sleek metal body, the Vivo v3 Max offers a good, compact grip. While the back cover is made of aluminium magnesium, the front display has a Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
With 5.5-inch FHD super Amoled touchscreen display, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera, the device is powered with 4GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage and a 3,000 MAh battery.
At Rs 23,980, Vivo v3 Max is a very good catch.