“Looking for a pocket-sized powerhouse that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket? We round up the best options”
The smartphone sizes are increasing constantly and one-handed operations are taking somewhat of a back seat. The performance power on offer is usually proportional to the size and price these days, barring a few exceptions. But it isn’t that an audience for smartphones which are compact in size and provide smooth performance without burning a hole in the pocket doesn’t exist. Here’s our roundup of the best compact smartphones priced below the Rs 10,000 mark.
The recently launched Honor 4C brings in a complete package in a compact size. With dimensions of 143.3 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm, it is one of the better compact devices that you can get and is priced affordably too. It offers a 5-inch HD display, runs Android 4.4 KitKat, is powered by a HiSilicon KIRIN620 chipset with a 1.2 GHz octa-core CPU mated to 2GB of RAM, and features 8GB of expandable internal storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. The smartphone is easily pocketable and can be operated with ease using a single hand.
The Micromax Canvas Nitro A311 is another device which can be considered if you are in the market for a good smartphone which fits into your pocket and can be used easily with a single hand. Its dimensions are 141.3 x 71.9 x 8.9 mm which somewhat hit the right spot in the affordable segment for a compact device. The core specs include a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor mated to 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper.
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The Intex Aqua Power HD measures 140 x 72.5 x 9mm and it sways right into your hands to facilitate ease of usage. One of the mainstays of this smartphone is its meaty 4,000mAh battery, while the other key specs include a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor mated to 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The smartphone has decently narrow bezels on the sides and overall, appears to be on the compact side of things for a 5-inch device, despite its beefy battery.
When the Yuphoria was launched a few days ago, it was made pretty clear that a whole lot of effort has gone into making this a pocket-sized performer. It matches up with its other counterparts in terms of the dimensions and has a size of 142.3 x 72.9 x 8.2mm. This again makes the usability sway towards the better side of things. As far as the specs go, it has a 5-inch HD display, boots Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based CM12S, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor mated to 2GB of RAM, and offers an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter.
The Lenovo A6000 Plus packs in quite a punch too for a device which measures 141 x 70 x 8.2mm, making it one of the most compact devices of the pack. But that doesn’t mean it compromises on specs. These cover a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor mated to 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front snapper.
Disclaimer: All prices mentioned were prevalent at the time of writing this article and are subject to change
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