Top 10 Mobile Phones in India in 2013: Which One You should Buy?

Perhaps there could be no better time of the year than September to put this piece together. With high-end launches from all the top honchos like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, HTC and many others, the market is oozing up to the brim. With all the excitement, this also brings a lot of dilemmas for the mobile enthusiasts. Here is a quick look at top ten smartphones which are worth your attention and your money-

Apple iPhone 5S– The Flagship Apple Device

Apple iPhone 5S

 A lot was written in reviews about the new iOS 7, fingerprint scanner, better camera, 64 bit processor, new colors and many small changes. A week down the launch date and the device has sold more than 9 million pieces (along with its sibling iPhone 5C). Doesn’t it say all? The phone is yet to be available in the country. Whenever it comes, its price will surely be of no relevance to those who are waiting for it.

Apple iPhone 5- The Last Warrior

Apple iPhone 5

Many high-profile researches have been conducted to figure out the differences between the iPhone 5 and 5S but the research reports barely managed to run in a couple of lines. Some interface changes, finger scanner and a better processor is all what differentiates the former from the latter one. If you feel like buying an iPhone and still do not want to shell out money for the most expensive iteration till date, buy this one. Trust me; your time will be spent in awe with the phone rather than contrasting it against the successor. Hence, this becomes out second pick.

Samsung Galaxy S4- The Smartphone with Smart Features

Samsung Galaxy S4

Gone are the days when people would say that compare an Apple only with an Apple. Samsung is the new Apple of everybody’s eye. Many cute features in terms of group music, Air View-convenient to enlarge content and photos, speed dialing without touching the screen, S-health to keep a track on the workout daily intake and many more wellness tactics keep you glued to the phone. A big screen, Samsung’s modifications to the operating system and 1.6 GHz octa-core processor make it a perfect choice. Lay your hands on the phone for Rs. 36,000.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3– The Biggest Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

With a powerful octa-core processor, Android 4.3 out the box, 3GB of RAM and 5.7 inch full HD display, this phone is a very strong contender of your choice. Given the hardware specifications, the multi-tasking capabilities put you in awe. Highlight of this smart phone is the leather back giving an edge over other mobiles. You can get the 64 GB internal memory variant for Rs. 49,900.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra- The Biggest Smartphone on Sale

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Xperia Z Ultra is a big screen phone using very latest screen technology innovated by SONY BRAVIA. Large resolution brings in incredible clear and crisp images free from all flaws. High pixels help in producing razor-sharp images with natural color tone. The highlight of any Sony product is its hold on the color schemes giving you rich, authentic colors with subtle tones. Not to forget this phone has a great smartphone processor giving the users an edge over others in speed and downloading and various other actions, significantly managing the battery life. In all, this is again one of the best phones to grab for Rs. 39,000.

Nokia Lumia 925- Imaging Redefined

Nokia Lumia 925

Once an undefeated champ of the mass market; the company delayed its latch in the smartphone market. However, they have brought out few good devices in the Lumia series to make up for the delay. Lumia 925 sees a lot of efforts on camera giving incredible images to captures those moments for lifetime.8.7 mega pixel camera help in grabbing those shots in no time. Aluminum body goes light on weight while 4.5 inches AMOLED HD display and amazing interface look beautiful. In all, this is surely one of the best smartphone by Nokia. The price is about Rs. 32,000.

Nokia Lumia 820- The Best Mid-Range Device

Nokia Lumia 820

Another lovely product from the Finnish manufacturer. This can be bought under Rs. 20,000. Hence, really easy on the pocket as compared to its elder sibling. With 1 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz processor, it functions smoothly. Removable plastic back gets a thumb up for style lovers who can change the color according to the mood. Physical appearance is curved and round making it a comfortable and compact phone to carry. So all the Nokia lovers looking for a great phone with low on pocket here is your dream phone.

Micromax Canvas 4 The Phone that CAN

Micromax Canvas 4

Micromax had done its best to position the phone as a youngster’s all- the- time companion. From looks to features, everything about the phone is targeted towards the Gen-X. IPS HD display of 5 inch display is much better than the Canvas HD showing slightly better and punchier colors. 13 MP camera resolution works very good even in dark lights. At Rs. 17,000, this goes lighter on the pocket while being high on fun. So calling it a youngistan’s phone will not be wrong! What say?

Nokia Lumia 520- Performance on a Budget

Nokia Lumia 520

The second last best phone on this list is again a Nokia product. Lumia 520 is a phone for every music lover with free music available at Nokia Nix. So you can create a customized playlist and groove with it anytime. Apart from music, you can use the navigator to reach your destination in lesser time. It is a window phone 8, along with exclusive digital lenses with dual core processor and touch screen that can be used while gloves are on. Buy it for Rs. 8,000.

HTC One Mini- Mini is the New Big

HTC One Mini


After the success of HTC one dual SIM phone in India, HTC is again back with a bonsai version- HTC One MINI. It is a 4G enabled device with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory with 4 ultra pixel camera with LED flash bringing this phone across the league of all the smart phones. The price should be around Rs. 25,000 once it arrives in India.

The list should be able to help you find a smartphone of your choice. However, if you think I have missed out on something, do let me know through your comments.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Mobile Phones in India in 2013: Which One You should Buy?

  • September 28, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I will go for HTC mini ..

  • September 28, 2013 at 12:10 am

    It is definitely between the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 although Nokia Lumia does come in with a shout.

  • April 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I go my nokia Lumia 520

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