It's always a good time to buy a premium handset. No matter what the reason may be - You need a costlier phone to make a style statement, You’re tired of your old handset and are searching for an upgrade or you just saw a slim, shiny smartphone online but cannot make up your mind about whether or not it’s worth the bucks?…
To put all your worries to rest, here we have a specially customised list of five smartphones that are sure to swing you off your feet! These smartphones are the most desired and trending devices in the market and are not going to go out of fashion anytime early in the future. Take a look.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Let’s begin with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which bears the crown of “The first Android” smartphone with a 6.4 inches Full HD Display. The result is an on-the-go viewing experience that maximises everything. The display supports a Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, FHD TRILUMINOS with X-Reality. The new Xperia T2 Ultra comes with an impressive 13-megapixel camera and a vivid six-inch HD display, all in a beautifully sleek package. This Android smartphone is much tougher than it looks; the device is waterproof, dust resistant and made with tough tempered glass.
The display is not only stylish and slim to make a bold style statement, but also scores well in terms of utility. From reading e-books to checking up on the news, the Xperia Z Ultra ensures you do more with a screen that’s been optimized so that you can see and experience 60% more than on most Android smartphones. Xperia Z Ultra’s amazing screen also happens to be super responsive. As a result, you can write or sketch using any pencil or metallic pen!
This device works an ultra-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clubbed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade available now) which can run maximum power and speed with outstanding battery time – operate multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with little loading time, and stream videos without a break. The upgraded Adreno GPU 330 sheds out amazing graphics on screen which makes every gaming experience on your device truly thrilling. With features like the HD Voice plus that eliminates background noise and filters sound and One Touch connectivity through NFC with all your smart devices, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra can make you look so cool.
The Xperia sports an 8 megapixel camera with Auto focus and Digital Optical Zoom of 16X. Top of the market features like Sony Exmor RS, HDR for photos and videos, Face Detection, Continuous Burst Mode and full HD video recording can be performed using the Xperia Z Ultra. the front camera sports a 2 MP shooter.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a single SIM 3G enabled smartphone which can also support LTE networks. Other connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0, Micro USB and Wi-Fi with Hotspot capability are also provided in the device. A 3050 mAh battery with STAMINA Mode, powers up all the functions of this device and saves energy for longer hours.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a highly responsive screen that’s compatible with a pencil or metallic pen, this big-screen phone lets you take notes using Notebook or Sketchbook. You can even take notes from a locked screen and during calls. The high accuracy and low latency offers exact precision, for a truly authentic pen-and-paper feel. Xperia Z Ultra also comes with handwriting recognition, meaning that your handwritten notes get optically scanned and converted into text. So now, you can easily insert your notes into whatever field you’re editing. The multi-tasking apps also help you improve productivity, so that you don’t have to lose any valuable time going between windows.
This smartphone can be bought at a best price of Rs. 19,014 online.
Huawei Honor 6
Next in line is the Huawei Honor 6. This premium looking smartphone comes with a peacock inspired back cover adorned with a dazzling 3D rhomboidal diamond-style texture. This device bears an exquisitely special purpose composite material used in outer space, forged with six-layer high-tech complex technology for its rear panel. The Honor 6 has been designed with rounded corners to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
The device sports a 5 inches JDI FHD in-cell display with 445 PPI pixel density to give you the most sharp and clear images on screen. The display lights up with brightness and color due to the colour enhancement technology and smart brightness feature. The Huawei Honor 6 has an amazingly compact design with a 2.86MM ultra thin frame and a 75.7% screen-to-body ratio that completes the perfectly thin and seamless designing of the Honor 6. You will find the display to be smooth and responsive with enhanced scratch resistant Corning Gorilla R Glass 3 and fingerprint resistant coating.
The performance of the device is as competent as its make. An Octa-Core Hi Silicon Kirin 920 Chipset clubbed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat provides for non-stop fun and faster tasking on your device. The eight core ensure that you do not have to slow down or shut down different Apps even as you multitask. The cores which are developed with what the manufacturers call “LITTLE” architecture, helps in increasing energy efficiency of up to 35%. The 3 GB DDR3 memory manages all the functions of you divice in a smooth and comfortable manner.
The all new interface on the Honor 6 is easy to manipulate. The EMUI 2.3 comes with 1000 additional optimisation which enables automatic lock-screen updates on your device and one-touch unlocking options. The Honor 6 comes with 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory options which support Micro SD card up to 64 GB.
A 3100 mAh battery with SmartPower 2.0 fuels all the activities on the Honor 6. SmartPower 2.0 with hardware and software power saving technology and 5 power consumption reduction plans can save up to 30% power. The device has a minimum battery life of 2.7 days for regular use and 1.2 days for heavy use. Ultra power saving mode will enable a 10% battery charge to be used for an additional 24 hours, thereby giving you long-lasting battery life.
A 13 MP rear camera with Sony's fourth generation stacked BSI sensor, a large F2.0 aperture, 5P aspheric lens, hardware-based HDR, and a dual LED flashlight adorn the Huawei Honor 6. The All focus mode; shoot before focusing and afterwards simply touch the screen to adjust are additional features of the rear camera. The device also supports a 5 MP front shooter for the perfect selfies.
On the connectivity front you will find that the Huawei Honor 6 is a single SIM 3G device which supports Wi-Fi, Micro USB and Bluetooth functions. The device is enabled with A-GPS, GLONASS and Google Maps for navigation.
The Huawei Honor 6 is available at Rs. 18,999 on leading e-commerce sites.
The Oneplus One smartphone has been taking the world for a spin with its path-breaking entry into the mobile market. Not only did the smartphone manage to impress the users with its amazing device, it also posed a serious threat to several mobile phone manufacturers worldwide.
The Oneplus One is a combination of power and endurance. The powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with Cyanogen 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat runs the device for maximum performance. Adreno 330 GPU combines for superior graphics and gaming experience, boosting 3D interfaces, colors and textures. You can be assured of working on several Apps simultaneously and yet never have to slow down or stop to shut down running Apps. The 3GB DDR3 allows for smooth multitasking and the internal flash memory of 16 GB or 64 GB allows you to keep saving files on your device. This smartphone is powered by a 3100 mAh battery that fits in a surprisingly snug manner within the sleek body of the Oneplus One.
The display is a beautiful 5.5 inches screen with JDI Full HD 1080p and 401 ppi pixel density, which gives you richly coloured images. The Gorilla Corning Glass accounts for any physical harm to your display.
Oneplus One features a 13 Megapixel - Sony Exmor IMX 214 shooter in the rear and 5 MP distortion free lens in the front. the device uses 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration. THe Oneplus One camera can take amazing pictures even in low light conditions and The extra-wide 80º viewing angle captures more area than other phones so your pictures will include more background without distortion.
The audio output of the device is equally good with stereo recording and tri-microphone noise cancelling technology that are incorporated directly into the OnePlus One. Three microphones work together to identify, isolate and enhance your voice, while simultaneously filtering background noise. Use of the third microphone increases voice clarity by up to 80% thereby enabling you a stress free chat on the phone.
The Oneplus One is a global 4G LTE smartphone with Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro USB, NFC, A-GPS and GLONASS for connectivity and navigation.
The Oneplus One is priced at Rs.18999 online.
Asus Zenfone 6
The Asus Znfone 6 is a simple, peaceful and beautiful device which has been crafted to suit your hands. The device comes with a splendid display that is equipped with a high resolution 1280 x 800 6-inch HD IPS+ screen, delivering a maximum brightness of 400 nits for best readability even when outdoors. ASUS TruVivid technology allows improved clarity, lighter and beautiful vivid colors on screen. The Gorilla Glass 3 makes the display tougher than ever by enhanced surface densification and decreasing chances of lateral cracking up to 4X times. The Asus Zenfone 6 displays incredible touch responsiveness. You will be able to scroll the screen with no visible lag. What’s more? Well, the anti-fingerprint coating effectively reduces smudges even as you keep scrolling the display!
The Asus Zenfone 6 is powered by2X2:Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2580 Processor 2.0 GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. This clubbed with Android JellyBean 4.3 ( with 4.4 KitKat update available) and ASUS ZenUI, the Zenfone 6 promises a breath-taking smartphone experience to it’s users. Gaming reaches an all new level with the Intel processor.
PixelMaster is a unique ASUS-developed technology that combines software, hardware and optical design to deliver incredible image quality. With PixelMaster, your smartphone can produce professional quality photos and, best of all, it's with you all the time so you can capture every moment.
The Asus Zenfone 6 features Sonic Master technology which provides audio optimization. It is a combination of superior hardware and software designed to deliver the ultimate sound experience. The Asus Zenfone 6 is a Dual SIM Dual Standby device with support for network speeds up to 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ and dual carrier. You can effortlessly stream HD video, browse the web or work while you're out and about. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Asus Zenfone 6 can be bought at Rs. 15490 online.
Xiaomi Mi 4
The Xiaomi is the latest high-trending device in India. Customers never seem to ave enough of this smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 4 leaves no reason for complains with it’s top-of-the-class features.
The display sports a high color saturation, sharp, JDI display with 95% NTSC. Every inch of the 5” Full HD display is flooded with color - up to 95% of colors found in the NTSC palette to be exact. Enhanced with a high 1000:1 contrast ratio, it produces even deeper blacks and whiter whites. See in great detail with 1920x1080 resolution and 441 PPI and set in a thin 2.63mm bezel, the Mi 4 is like the eye candy for many a gizmo freak! The device is made extra tough with Corning Concore Glass.
A 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with f/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens with chroma flash helps you take amazing pictures each time. Be it in the dark, in motion, with chroma flash, or without, your memories are frozen just as you witness them. Picture quality is dramatically improved with a Sony IMX 214 stacked sensor, which focuses in just 0.3 seconds. Videos look even better with 4K recording and that’s not all - flip to the front 8MP BSI camera with 80° wide-angle lens for beautiful selfies with an all-natural glow.
The device runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz processor with the ultimate gaming GPU- Adreno 330 and 3GB RAM. The processor makes sure that you are doing multiple tasks and that too in a zero-stress device. A faster and smoother performance are the trademarks of the chipset and processor in the Xiaomi Mi 4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8X74 AC 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor and Adreno 330 GPU deliver faster performance and lower power consumption. Its LPDDR3 3GB super high-speed RAM can load large games and apps faster, and play HD video more smoothly.
This device is a 3G enabled device with Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro USB connectivity options. The device also supports GPRS, EDGE and DC-HSPA+ with speeds up to 42Mbps. The Premium-quality lithium-ion polymer cells provide 280 hours standby time and account for the long-lasting.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 costs Rs. 17999 in online stores like Flipkart.
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