Which smartphone to choose? HTC, Nokia… or BlackBerry!

The Best Smartphones in India under Rs. 15000

I was asked this question by a friend, “Dude, please help me, suggest me which brand to trust while purchasing a smartphone?” at that point of time i had little idea about these brands’ smartphones but after a little research i suggested him the right brand.

And now i want to share it on the web with my friends from IndiBlogger, Google and rest of the world.

A cheap smartphone should be appropriate for you if you just want it for show off. The most compatible brand for those genre of people would be a Nokia or a BlackBerry because HTC design’s are not very trendy.

Samsung phones can also be given a look in this smartphone series. Have a look.

Nokia E71


Hmm… Nokia is definitely not what i would spend money on because of past experiences but if you have had a nice time candy bar Nokia phones then it is an indication that Nokia smartphones will match your preferences.

Features de Nokia E71

  1. Great metallic and steady look
  2. 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity for fast data transfer
  3. Symbian OS 9.2 with Ovi integration
  4. Microsoft Office 7 Support via free upgrade from Ovi Store
  5. 3.15MP Camera with Flash
  6. Push eMail, great for social networking
  7. DivX video support via application

Price ~ Rs.  12,500

The next option is from BlackBerry and it is the best phone i have seen under Rs. 15,000. Everyone knows very clearly why BlackBerry smartphones are preferred over anything else.

Yeah! the great processor and that lovely trackball, i love it hmm… so BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is the gadget which i suggest my friend and since then he is a big fan of BB.3

Do you know HTC has also invented a 10 MP smartphone called HTC Merge, NO? read here…

BlackBerry Curve 8520



It is a cheap alternative to other smartphone under the same brand name, it comes with great business looks and works well with teenage people because of fast processor.

User can easily get addicted to it’s very well spaced QWERTY keyboard and thus eMail etc. would be terrific. Great for blogging i must say since BlackBerry App store makes you download WordPress application onto the device.

Features de BlackBerry Curve 8520

  1. Wi-Fi connectivity for fast internet access
  2. 512MHz CPU for faster process rendering
  3. Nice Web browser
  4. Great support for documents and PDF files
  5. DivX and Xvid support

Price ~ Rs. 13,000

The last one in the list is from HTC which is definitely there because of Android operating system which has literally revolutionized smartphone market in India.

It is a high class smartphone under rs. 15,000 in India.

Who can forget samsung galaxy s the future beyond mobile phone, have a look here.

HTC Wildfire


The best thing about the device is it’s very cool Super cool capacitive touchscreen (do you want to know how a capacitive touchscreen is different from a resistive one? Please click) that makes it a fast processing business phone and it costs really low as compared to HTC Desire.

It can be used for fun, office, casual and for college purposes as well, in short it is a lean mean fighting machine.

Features de HTC Wildfire

  1. Android OS  2.1 (Eclair)
  2. 3G with Wi-Fi as well for internet
  3. 5MP camera with LED flash
  4. up to 32GB expandable memory | 2GB included in the sales package
  5. HTC Sense UI and trackball for movement along with touchscreen

Price ~ 15,000

So this was my list for the best smartphone under Rs. 15,000 in India, if you have any other options do let me know. thank you for reading, please have a look at our other work.

What do you think BlackBerry Curve 8520 or HTC Wildfire, which one is the most featured as well economical handset?

Tags: Blackberry, HTC, Nokia, Smartphones

443 Responses to “Which smartphone to choose? HTC, Nokia… or BlackBerry!”

  1. Akash Malik
    September 2, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Blackberry Curve 8520 FTW. 😀

    • Rakesh Narang
      September 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

      Yeah! it is a great pick for 12k.

      • sandeep
        February 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

        htc wildfire and nokia x6 and sony erisccon xperia mini pro and nokia c6 which is the best

        • Rakesh Narang
          March 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

          nokia x6 and se xperia mini, both are nice

          • ranjith
            March 3, 2011 at 11:49 am #

            he rakesh can u sujest me a good smart phone with in 15k… in that i want atleast 5mp camera … and android os and fast browsing .and vedio resalution must be good…

          • venumathan
            August 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

            Can you suggest me a smartphone in the range below Rs 12000 with below features

            Mail for exchange like Nokia E71
            & other features

        • Axle Blaze
          April 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

          nokia x6 is a good option and htc wildfire is the best

          • Rakesh Narang
            April 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

            i have used both nokia x6 and htc wildfire and they both aren’t anywhere to close to the samsung galaxy in performance.

          • Rakesh Narang
            April 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

            samsung galaxy ace

      • sandeep
        March 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

        thanks brother tell the best mobile range of 15000

        • aby
          May 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

          Hey try sony erricsson live with walkman,1ghz processor,rear and front cam(5mp&0.3mp respectively),lead flash,gpu,android 2.3.4 gingerbread,3.2 capacative touch screen,extreme loud speaker,superb facebook intregration,trackid,and what else
          Oh I forgot hd recording too

      • sandeep
        March 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

        thanks brother tell the best mobile range of 15000
        apple iphone 3g 16gb better or nokia x6 please tell brother

    • rahul
      May 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

      hey rakesh since wildfire s has hit market, whats the best pick for 16 k ? I would be surfing net and doing cut copy paste job also.

  2. ajeet@ Make Money Online
    November 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    I will Go for BlackBerry Curve 8520…..

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

      Same here, either i would go for bb 8520 or at this moment there are many other phones that are lovely enough for my money.

  3. darshu
    December 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    pls suggest me which is the best one out of 3 n why

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

      BlackBerry Curve 8520 because it is the best smartphone… mentioned in the list, although games are limited still quality wise it is the best.

  4. Shrey Khandelwal
    December 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    I want to buy a smartphones under 15000 Rupees. I have seen HTC Wildfire and was really impressed. But on a little research i found that it has a poor display. Can you please help me out with pros and cons of HTC Wildfire. And which other options can i look out for?

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

      HTC Wildfire is good and yes the display is a little dull.

      There are some options …

      Motorola Quench XT3

      Other than that, Samsung Galaxy 3 is also good, i didn’t like the design and metallic finish but other wise the whole thing is great.

      Any more queries or questions?

      • shrey khandelwal
        December 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

        I checked Motorola Quench.. I think its 3000 Cheaper than HTC wildfire … performance wise which one is better ??

        • Rakesh Narang
          December 11, 2010 at 1:05 am #

          Dunno about the motorola quench performance, i have used htc wildfire first hand and it is good just the processor is a bit slow when compared htc desire hd but then the price point comes in.

          well, motorola quench should be good, don’t you have any store nearby which has it on display, i will try to check it here at my place.

          • shrey khandelwal
            December 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

            I have Chroma .. but they dont have quench on display. They do have wildfile. Desire is out of budget . Please check quench if u can. Thanks

          • shrey khandelwal
            December 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm #


            I was planning to get HTC Desire form USA. can i face any problem over here.. i checked with the vendor.. its a unlocked version with international warranty.. will all mobile operators be supported or there can be any problem?

    • adutta
      January 10, 2011 at 12:31 am #

      U should really check out ericsson xperia x10i mini pro . Its a gr8 set in the price range

  5. chandan sharma
    December 9, 2010 at 12:57 am #

    wat abt nokia x6?

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am #

      Nokia X6 is good but bulky, not good in design, fat and quite slow in processing, Nokia C6-01 is better.

  6. deepak sharma
    December 9, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    how is nokia x6?
    Is there is any option at that price range?

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am #

      Nokia X6 is good but bulky, not good in design, fat and quite slow in processing, Nokia C6-01 is better.

      It costs Rs. 1000 – Rs. 2000 more.

  7. Rakesh Narang
    December 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    @ Shrey

    Okay I will try for quench, even if i get hold of a youtube video, i will let you know if it is worth it.

    In the meantime, check out the Samsung Galaxy 3 if you like its metallic finish.

  8. Shub
    December 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Hey…… I want a gud android phone costing below 15,000….. U think u cn help me out? Btw is da wildfire worth buying?

    • tj
      June 19, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

      try acer liquidmini………

  9. sujith
    December 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Hey Rakesh can you suggest me some good smart phone within 20k? Some of my options are : moto milestone, lg p500, htc hd mini , htc wildfire.. Pls help as i m confused with lots of reviews abt everythng!

  10. Rahul
    January 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Wildfire Beats all if u want a smart phone below 15k … Nokia X6 — too bulky ,, lags too much , ancient OS
    Xperia x10 mini- Less andriod features , bluetooth transfer prob

    the only prob with wildfire is the resolution … which is not at all a problem …. Plus Its upgradable to Andriod 2.2 (froyo) in India now !!!

    HTC wildfire is way better than any other smart phone in this range

    and please dont go for new nokia phones like c6-01, c7, n8 … may be popular … but not at all good compared to their cost !

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      i like htc wildfire but it has a pretty slow processor, there is one more smartphone under rs. 15000 motorola quench xt3, although it is operating currently on android os 2.1 it will soon get an upgrade..

      • Subhash
        February 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        Which is good motorola quench or fire xt…?

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

          Fire XT has a better hardware and software thus it’s a better Smartphone.

    • selena
      March 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

      Hi even im looking for good handset within the range of 15k. wat do u think of nokia c6?? i fell in love wit c6 the moment i saw it but i heard dat it has some serious software issues.. i want a mobile dat looks just lyk c6.. vich wud u suggest??

      • Rakesh Narang
        March 25, 2011 at 7:43 am #

        Hi Selena,

        I would say, don’t buy C6, it runs on Symbian which is outdated. I have two options for you… Samsung Galaxy Ace, it is a brilliant device, i think you will fall in love with that as well unless you like a QWERTY keyboard and if you really want a QWERTY keyboard then for that Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro would do fine.

  11. Bharath
    January 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi Rakesh
    I am interesting in buying smartphone with a touch screen with querty keypad and slide,similarly to nokia c6. however i have heard there are few problems with it .. any idea whether those issues have been fixed?? any other suggestion??

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      there is no other option other than sony ericsson mini pro…. with both touch and qwerty… small screen but very nice phone.

  12. Rohan
    January 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    hey hi,
    till yestrday was totally convinced to buy wildfire, but now this display problm is buging me.
    either tell me an alternate other than xt5
    tell me sm really good advantages in wildfire

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      wildfire is a little old you see it has a few problems but i don’t there is any other phone in this range that has touchscreen and android. xt5, se xperia mini pro and wildfire.

  13. vivek
    January 27, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    suggest me a smartphone in the range of 25k..which has a gud camera and video quality..is htc evo is launched in india

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      see if you want something really good in all respect, motorola milestone is very good. i know it is an old smartphone but it works magic today as well.

      other than that for business and document purposes there are two options 1) nokia n8 and 2) sony xperia x10

  14. ratheesh
    January 30, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    hey wat abt the sony ericsson xperia series? wats the opinion to buy tat ??? im planing to buy a new xperia of the range 15000 ..
    is that the specification , feateures , battery backups are good??? and wat abt the touch screen quality ??? iis the gps system is gud??? pls help

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 30, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      xperia mini pro mobile phone from se is good, it has both qwerty keypad as well touchscreen input methods, you can buy that, its specs and features are good too.

      dunno abt battery backup in usage but it is good on paper. no idea abt gps.

  15. ratheesh
    January 30, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    k and wat abt se x8 and se x10 mini .. these are the mobile in my list .. and du u knw the phones comparable with se at tis price and having better gps facilities?

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

      se x10 mini costs a little less than mini pro mobile phone but features are same so you can go for any of them, features are nice. but se x8 is not good at all. no idea about which mobile phone has better gps.

  16. kumar
    January 31, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    i need to buy smart phone with tough screen … my budget is about 15000 rs .. the qualities whic i need are
    1. touch screen sensitivity ,quality (both strenghth and display quality ) and also screen size
    2. battery backup for watching movies
    3. 3g support, video calling and gps
    4. expandable memory
    in ur opinion which phone is good????

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      samsung monte multimedia mobile phone is very good for watching movies, it has a very good battery life too. it costs nearly rs. 8000 very good phone indeed.

      • Mitali S
        June 8, 2011 at 9:33 am #

        Hey, is the Wildfire 3G enabled? Some people tell me it is, some tell me otherwise… So i want to know this from someone who has used it. And how’s the battery life… that is one of my priority Must-Haves

    • virat
      April 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

      look for samsung wave 2…….. 3.7 inch screen,5 mp camera with auto focus and flash, expandable upto 32 gb……… etc etc…….

  17. satya
    February 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    I want buy android mobile phone for browsing (with flash support) under 15k will u please suggest me any phone.
    thanking u

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

      many mobile phones support flash but i would suggest you to go with sony ericsson xperia mini pro, it has a small touchscreen but its hardware is very good or else if you want a bigger touchscreen motorola xt5.

      if you can wait for sometime, please do because there would be many android phone coming to the market soon.

      • satya
        February 5, 2011 at 9:46 am #

        how about Motorola defy rakesh narang. i know it is 18k in the market but asking suggestion.

      • Baiju
        February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        I decided to go for Micromax A75 is it good ?

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

          It is a fine Android Smartphone, good value for money.

        • Baiju
          February 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

          Which one is good samsung galaxy y5360 or Micromax A75?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

            Micromax has a bigger touchscreen, though Samsung’s camera and hardware are better.

        • Baiju VJ
          February 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

          Plz suggest me a phone below 14k having
          1.Android 2.3
          2.Primary and secondary camera
          3.Large screen
          4.3g,wifi,Blue tooth

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

            HTC Wildfire S and Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, both are good phones, one has a 3 inch touchscreen, other has 3.2 inch touchscreen. SE Xperia Mini Pro comes with a QWERTY keypad too.

        • Baiju VJ
          February 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

          I am confused……..
          Which is good Micromax A75 or Motorola fire xt…Which i should take??? considering Features,price,Hardware,company which is good….?

  18. Reetika
    February 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi.. what about galaxy 551???
    any idea about its performance overall?? Is it a good buy fr rs. 13000

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

      it is a good smartphone, not a problematic phone at all. motorola xt5 smartphone is an alternative too.

      • Nikhil
        February 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        Hi Rakesh…
        I am looking for a good android 2.3 phone having duel camera and a good large screen from a branded company price below 13k…
        What about motorola fire xt is it good? am also considering galaxy ace and sonyerickson xperia mini…….plz tell me which one is good option………??

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

          Between Galaxy Ace and Xperia Mini, the latter is better, because of hardware and camera.

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

          Though, if you want a bigger touchscreen, you can very well choose Galaxy Ace over Xperia Mini.

    • Vijesh KP
      February 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      what about dell xcd35..i think its better than galaxy 551..is it?

      • Rakesh Narang
        February 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

        Both phones are pretty much outdated, what’s your budget?

        • Vijesh KP
          February 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

          below 14000…….

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

            Check out HTC Wildfire S, Samsung Galaxy Ace and SE Xperia Mini Pro.

        • Vijesh KP
          February 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

          But HTC Wildfire S, Samsung Galaxy Ace and SE Xperia Mini Pro these phones has no front camera so video calling is not possible……and xperia has small screen and thick…
          what about motorola,Dell
          any good phone in this range?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

            Hmm… If front camera is a priority for you, then you’d have to go for Motorola Fire XT is the only choice, I checked Motorola DEFY but it doesn’t have secondary camera as well.

        • Vijesh KP
          February 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

          Ho……….Its very difficult to choose a phone…
          from your knowledge Rakesh can u plz suggest me a good android phone below 13000….

        • Vijesh KP
          February 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

          Hai Rakesh..
          finally i decided to buy Motorola fire xt bt while am searching in google with this name it shows diffrent model numbers like Fire xt 530,Fire xt 531.Fire xt 532 and all of them having same features can u plz tell me why this happend….?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

            Maybe they are meant to be released in different markets.

  19. AMit
    February 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm #


    i want to know about LG optimus one..?? how’s the performance..??

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 21, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      the only problem with LG Optimus One is that is from LG, the hardware part is a bit in question.

      Overall the phone is good, no problem in user-experience at all just the hardware thing may sometimes cause a problem.

  20. Anurag
    February 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    Nice blog!

    Please help me for choosing good camera, android phone in galaxy 3, htc wildfire.
    Any other option
    My Preference: (Price Range 8000 + 12000)
    1) Best Camera
    2) Internet on Laptop by mobile
    3) Android

  21. shantanu
    March 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    i want to buy a phone which is around 15k
    bt it should hav a decent ram nd sholud nt be slow nd has a responsive touch scree
    and should also support flash.
    it should hav a goog camara nd must have an android operating system
    i have shotlisted LG optimus one and HTC wildfire
    plzzz some help me out

    • Rakesh Narang
      March 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

      if you like lg, i mean the hardware then lg optimus’s software is quite nice.

  22. Sachin Patil
    March 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    I am Waiting for htc’s New releases HTC incridable s,
    can u plz tell me when it will release and is it good?

  23. Bhavesh
    March 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    i need to know about the best possible phne within the range of 10000 first than 15000 if am not satisfied. I already have N73 which i am gonna keep along.
    1. I want it to be good business phne
    2. It shouldnt slow down with the time even if memory card is almost full(as n73 does) or if softwares installed are more.
    3. Expandable memory should be more/internal memory also good enough(more than 4gb or atleast 4gb)
    4.Battery life should be good.
    5.Worth listening to music.
    6.WIFI,3g, Good WEB/WAP browser.

    • Bhavesh
      March 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      to add to it which is extremely optional dual sim….

  24. Vikas.T
    March 4, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Pls. suggest a mobile under 10k,with best camera,multi functioning,Big good screen,no touchscreen,good internet,etc.

  25. novy bajwa
    March 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    android phone with good touch and under 15000

    • Rakesh Narang
      March 18, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      SE Mini Pro

      HTC Wildfire

      Samsung Galaxy Ace (My Pick)

      and Motorola Quench XT5

  26. nirbhay
    March 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    which is the best android phone under 15k in recently??

  27. smitrockerr
    March 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    thnx buddy, first of all i would like to thank u again for this blog helping me making my choice firm about blackberry…
    now one thing more…what if prices went down and 8520 became for Rs.9990.
    Should i go for blackberry curve 9300 3G or not ????
    Help me coz i’ve heard alot about it like same body with additional 5000 bucks with only 3G&GPS but no secondary camera,touch-screen,and only 2MP camera….

  28. smitrockerr
    March 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    m going to buy curve9300 coming first of next month…
    should i go for it or not????
    tell me pros & cons about it…

  29. Spartan
    March 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

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  30. Laks
    April 8, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    Hey Rakesh,
    what’s ur take on Samsung Wave 2 S8530. Its available at price Rs. 15590. Is BADA OS gud to go for?

  31. k rajesh rao
    April 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    narang brother help me to choose a phone like nokia e5# which have video call good display magnetic compass and office edit facilgity no e72 pldeasne

  32. kasperrmat
    April 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    This is great site to make a choice among the available mobiles in indian market…….RAKESH bro you are indeed doing a fabulous job of helping people to get the best……

    I want a mobile phone with facilities like mail…office docs(word,excel etc)…pdf for office purpose….featuring latest 3g, etc with good performance under 12,000….could you please what is the best bet for my requirements……

  33. pankaj
    April 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    How good is the LG optimus one ? is it worth the price if i have a bugdet of 15K …is der any performance lag ? or any other issues ?

  34. bajwa saab
    April 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    kya galaxy ace ki touch acchee hai (like n8) or koe 15000 mai koe 3g phone hai

  35. rajesh
    April 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    hi,,i read rewies about Samsung ACE,,
    its battery life is not good i heard,,apart from tht its an awsome phone,,
    kindly tell me,,should i buy tht phone or not,,
    on papers tht looks the best phone,,

  36. AJITH
    April 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    hi. could you please suggest me an android phone of 10k with good quality. i mean a phone which could be trusted for quality.

  37. nikita
    May 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    hey rakesh…..tell me wt abt e71
    ? n nt goin for bb8520 bcz it has got no 3g… pllzzz gv me a final suggestion btwn e71, xperia minipro ,ace or wildfire????

  38. Ajay Gulati
    May 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    hello Friends,
    read almost all reviews, thanks to all for sharing your views, more particularly to Mr. Narang, who has advised everyone..

    I went to buy BB 3G and I saw Galxy Ace there and I actually liked it so I dint buy any. thought to read reviews about galaxy Ace as BB is proven good phone.

    I read the reviews of Galaxy Ace, main problem is battery, hanging while using multi application and exiting the same.

    I just want to know how does net work on it and how fast the system is?

    Is it worth to buy this phone over BB as I like the touch screen pad.

    Mr. Narang, Kindly advise, ur reply would be appreciated.

  39. pallavi
    May 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    i want a touchscreen phone within the range of rs.12,000 to 15,000.., with good camera resolution up to 5mp or more, and good music quality n also have 3g and with its memory Extendable up to 16 gb or more n such other good features……..

    i like nokia c7…z there any problem with this phone??????

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzz help!!!

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

      Hi Pallavi,

      Nokia C7 is fine but have a look at Motorola XT5 Zappelin, it has 5MP camera and Android OS.

  40. Abhishek
    May 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I want a phone for ultimate internet experience. Which is best – blackberry or some android phone.

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Go with BlackBerry 8530, i think it has both Wi-Fi and 3G if you want a QWERTY phone, if you can manage touch phones then Sony Ericsson Xperia series isn’t that bad too. Would you mind telling me your budget.

  41. jatin notani
    May 21, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    i want a smartphone with touch screen and it should be fast and no stucking problem + should be compatible to install many apps + games …………… should good in music , camera , screnn resolution

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

      what is your budget?

      • jatin notani
        May 22, 2011 at 1:12 am #

        10k to 15k

        • Rakesh Narang
          May 22, 2011 at 10:06 am #

          1) Samsung Galaxy Pro – QWERTY + Touchscreen

          2) Samsung Galaxy Ace

          3) Motorola Quench XT5 – 5MP Camera + Flash + Android

  42. jatin notani
    May 26, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    samsung wave 2 or c7

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      depends on your requirements…!!! can you adjust with bada?

  43. rahul
    May 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Guys According to me , the LG Optimus P500 is the undisputed champion of value for money.. Yeah Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 would be great buy too.

    Ace Has 3.5 inch screen along with 5 mega pixel autofocus camera(Flash)
    O1 Has 3.2 inch screen along with 3.2 mega pixel camera
    Screen resolution is same in both.

    Both runs on same type of processors, the Ace gets a speed bump of 200 MHz which brings the clock speed to 800 MHz. While O1 sticks to 600MHz.
    (200MHz of increased clock speed may not result in highly improved performance– Moreover ACE has a Over-clocked version of Optimus One CPU, nothing else.)

    However Ace has 1350 mAh battery, Optimus has 1500 mAh battery. Also RAM in Ace is 278 MB compared to 512 MB in Optimus
    Why pay 2.5k extra for a Device which has lower Ram? Biggest drawback for Ace.
    (Note : Android OS is memory intensive not cpu )

    One examle : At-least 512MB Ram (Ace has only 278mb Ram) should be there for running firefox on android. Follow : http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/platforms/

    On other hand LG Optimus One P500 is sure to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, however there no such announcement made by Samung yet for its model.

    In Summary…
    What I feel is O1 is worth every penny for its price as an entry level android.
    It makes sense to go for LGOptimus One..

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      it depends on the choice mate… i have never had a good experience with lg gadgets therefore i never recommend it… in cell phones…

      • Rahul
        June 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

        Hmm…You are right..But i think you should be giving one more chance to lg gadgets. They are not that bad.

        I used lg choclate and it was ok.. no big issues.
        I had SE phone(cyberShot), a big headache..
        I have blacberry8530 now.. (It’s nice totally my kind of phone)
        and now i am planning to have moto Defy…

        Back to Point, You forgot to mention :
        1) Acer Mobile Android Phone (14500)
        2) Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini – Rs.11507
        3) Motorola Charm MB502 – Rs.11749
        4)Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 – Rs.12596

        At last
        5) Dell XCD35(around 12K)

        These smart phones also would be good buy under 15K.

  44. Julius Ukren
    May 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    I think blackberry curve 8900 is the best for a reason that is best known to me.

    • Rakesh Narang
      May 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      yeah! that’s a nice phone… my friend is quite happy with it…!!! the metallic back looks awesome…

  45. zenul
    June 4, 2011 at 1:49 am #

    i just wanna ask that if htc wildfire has upgradable processor.

  46. Sai Charan
    June 4, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    Hello Rakesh..
    I need a smart phone around 10k – 12k, with following features..
    – video calling, wi-fi
    – gud extendable memory, worth camera,music system
    – gud internet speed
    – fast social networking
    – qwerty keypad

    luking 4ward 2 ur response……

    • PEter Chechz
      June 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

      Try a samsung gallaxy pop

      • Rakesh Narang
        June 16, 2011 at 9:59 am #

        thanks, it looks like a good phone but it is not too attractive.

  47. Vimal Kumar Bahuguna
    June 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    hi rakesh,
    i wan buy smart phone, shud b andriod os, 5mp camera autofocus, facebook, capactive screen,watching youtube vdos, & the most imp things music sud b gud, can u help me on this matter.
    my budjet is 15000 Rs.

  48. mahendra
    June 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    hey bro,
    i want a smartphone which supports flash content so that i compatible with online games below the range of rs.15000
    pls help me

    • Rakesh Narang
      June 16, 2011 at 9:58 am #

      um… i don’t think there any smartphone under rs. 15000 that can support online games, i am sorry, but you can buy htc wildfire s it would give you great video streaming but online games — i don’t think so.

  49. Virendra Singh
    June 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I want to buy a phone with 3g, document editor, expandable more than 16gb, and with fast processor my budget is upto 10000 but i can spend upto 15000 if it is a feature intensive and performance phone. Kindly suggest

  50. Uday
    June 18, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    HTC incridable s wat u say

  51. prasun bharti
    June 24, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    hey bro,
    I want a smartphone under Rs. 10000 .
    i want that feature in the smartphone :-3G , Wifi ,5 Mp camera with flash , andriod 2.3 os , gps , with google ,touch screen,

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      samsung galaxy pro looks good, it currently runs on android os v2.2 but in future you can upgrade it to gingerbread.

      • amar
        July 11, 2011 at 1:53 am #

        the features u r demanding can not be bought in a range of 10000…but if u spend a bit more…..u can have the galaxy fit……or the nokia x6…..

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 27, 2011 at 9:20 am #

          Well, there is Motorola XT5 that is under Rs. 10000, only it would have Android OS v2.2 Froyo.

  52. Shashank Misra
    July 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I’ve been an old Nokia phone. But scorned twice in last 1 year. First with E 72 (Jun 2010 & now with E 5 (Feb 2011). Both kept on freezing on me. And have made numerous trips to Nokia care. Even now, I think E 5 & 72 are just the phones I wanted. If only they could perform what they promise.

    My needs are rather ordinary.
    1. Qwerty
    2. 3g , wifi
    3. Decent camera( 3-5 mgp)
    4. Pushmail
    5. Limited surfing for news etc.
    6. Hardly any multimedia

    Blackberry would have served me well. But for 2 reasons
    1. Their internet services are 3- 4 times costly.
    2. I can’t use it to access internet on my laptop.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

      i would suggest you to have a look at samsung galaxy pro, it is qwerty, android has decent performance, you can tether internet on laptop. it doesn’t cost much as well. other than that htc wildfire s, the new one is quick little smartphone but it doesn’t have qwerty keyboard :(

      • Shashank Misra
        July 11, 2011 at 1:42 am #

        Thanks for your reply. Can you answer a few more qs?
        Is it true that typing on touch screen is more difficult than qwerty keypad?
        What are the disadvantages of touchscreen vs keypad phones? Are there any blackberry phones which can be tethered to laptop for internet? Why using net(I’m not talking about their enterprise mail system) is so much costlier on blackberry?

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 27, 2011 at 9:23 am #

          Well, yes, typing on touchscreen is more difficult than on a QWERTY keypad.

          There are no disadvantages, you just have to pick up the form factor that suits you. I can go with a touchscreen phone because neither i use phone for email nor texting.

          No, you can tether any Smartphone with your laptop, BlackBerry is no exception, you can easily tether any Android or Bada Phone with your computer using the software provided by the manufacturer.

          Any more questions?

      July 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

      get an htc wildfire, its low cost, and has an excess of excellent features
      its price is now 11500

      • Rakesh Narang
        July 16, 2011 at 8:09 am #

        htc wildfire is a nice phone but if you don’t have budget limits, wildfire s is much better in terms of specs and performance.

  53. Ramprasad T
    July 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hello sir, i want nice business phone with including latest facilities as well as rate should be within 10,000 /- rupees only.
    please give a smart idea to purchase the mobile.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      you can choose

      1) motorola xt5
      2) blackberry curve 8520
      3) samsung galaxy pro
      4) motorola flipout

      all these phones are pretty awesome and would come in the budget you mention, only motorola xt5 does not have a qwerty keyboard.

  54. Eshha
    July 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi. I want a phone within 15k budget. Which one is better amongst Motorola Defy and Backflip.

    For an engineering student, can you please suggest other sets apart from Samsung, which includes pretty much the basic and official needs, has a capacitive touchscreen, and good camera quality. Because I already own an iPod 4G, so my music and gaming needs are met.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 27, 2011 at 9:25 am #

      Motorola DEFY is better on papers, if you can handle large screen Smartphone then go for it.

      Also, BlackBerry Curve 9300 is good for the “official” needs like for carrying docs, ebooks etc.

  55. jack
    July 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    first of all thnkz to all people who share their idea.
    no if anyone want a phone within 15k i will suggest you to all go fos LG OPTIWUS P500. It is value for money. so don’t waste on searching via web. which is best android phone within 15k?
    don’t buy sansung it will give you only featurer but doesn’t have a good quality.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      i differ from what you are saying, i have nothing against the optimus series but samsung ain’t bad at all, i have used samsung ace and one of my close friend is using samsung galaxy s and these smartphones are just amazing!

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

      i agree with you, my word is not everything, a person has to try out different cell phones and then pick the one that fits his budget, features and trust well.

  56. jaseer
    July 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    hi sir

    i want to buy a mobile budget is 10 to 12 k
    requirement is 5mp camera, 3g wifi, gps, touch screen good looking, internet browsing very easy and sppedy which mobiles u suggest, pls help me that

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 16, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      i think motorola xt5 has a 5MP camera and looks pretty good as well

      • jaseer
        July 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

        without 5 mp camera any other mobile u can suggest?
        include remaining all fecilities?

    • jaseer
      July 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      any disadvantage in symbian os? how is the performance of nokia C5-03?

      • Rakesh Narang
        July 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

        not tested nokia c5-03 smartphone, but i have an intuition that it won’t be as smart as an android, it is quite an old os, symbian, so i would suggest not to go for it.

  57. jaseer
    July 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    and how is the mobile nokia c503?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 16, 2011 at 8:09 am #

      it is a good cheap symbian smartphone, do you really want to buy a symbian smartphone.

      • jaseer
        July 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

        any disadvantge in symbian?

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

          not much, it is just an old os, although you would get loads of apps from OVI store, well, have a look at its music performance at some showroom, and check out whether it matches your requirements. On papers, i won’t recommend it.

  58. bhanu
    July 16, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    i want to purchase a best 3g mobile and my budget is 15000.
    which would be best?????

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 16, 2011 at 8:19 am #

      hey bhanu,

      in 15000 bucks, i would say you go for samsung galaxy ace or htc wildfire s, both smartphones are lovely, go for them.

      any more questions??

  59. BjKyBB
    July 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Please suggest me a phone (less than 15k) fulfilling the following requirements :
    1)Good battery life
    2)Great audio and video playback
    3)At least 3 MP camera
    4)Wi-fi, 3G
    5)Preferably Android OS

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      htc wildfire s and samsung galaxy ace, both have great battery life and ace has in-ear headphones so music would be nice, both run on android, pick one for yourself. try them out yourself before making a decision.

      • BjKyBB
        July 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

        Do these support all generally used video formats?
        I’m willing to spend a little more to get that feature

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

          galaxy ace has no support for xvid or divx but htc wildfire s smartphone does support xvid format, which is better than mp4 so i think wildfire is better in entertainment respects.

  60. suhasmon
    July 17, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    motorolla xtc or samsung galaxy ace, which one is better?

    what is the advantages and disadvantages of both mobiles? price?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

      motorola xtc or motorola xt5??

      • suhasmon
        July 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

        motorolla xt5 or samsung galaxy ace? which one is better?

        what is the advantages and disadvantages of both mobiles?

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 28, 2011 at 10:23 am #

          Well, Samsung Galaxy Ace is better both in hardware specs and performance.

          The advantages and disadvantages of the phone depends on your requirements, what you want out of a Smartphone.

  61. jaseer
    July 17, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    motorola xt5 or samsung galaxy ace, which one is better?

    for internet browsing, downloading and 3g, wifi?

    both phones advantages and disadvantages?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

      Motorola xt5 has a 600MHz processor while samsung galaxy ace has an 800MHz processor, both support Wi-Fi and 3G therefore you internet connection would determine the speed of your browsing. Since galaxy ace has a better processor, app load time would be less on ace and ace also has good RAM so you can open multiple apps simultaneously as well.

      I would suggest you to try the phone at some display outlet, run a couple of apps, take a few pictures, you will get an idea about these Smartphones.

      Any more queries???

      • jaseer
        July 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

        in motorolla xt5 all videso supported?

        price differnce for both mobiles? xt5 price? ace price?

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 27, 2011 at 9:31 am #

          Samsung Galaxy Ace Smartphone costs around Rs. 5K more than Motorola XT5 and Motorola XT5 doesn’t support WMV and other HQ video formats, MP4 at max.

          XT5 costs around Rs. 9400/- and Ace costs around 14,200/-

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 27, 2011 at 9:32 am #

          XT5 also supports DivX.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

      Dude, on papers, all phones look marvelous, LG Phones rock on papers but in the world, specs doesn’t matter but the performance of the phones does, therefore make a list of features you want and test the phone on that list, if the phone satisfies, buy it, it would be your decision and you’d love that phone.

      If you are a tech freak, of course.

  62. mai
    July 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    which is the best touchscreen smartphone between 10- 11,000 rs.??

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      Motorola xt5, htc wildfire and Samsung galaxy pro are high hitting smart phones in this range.

      • aakash
        July 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

        htc wildfire is for 15000.check this sitehttp://www.gizjets.com/tech-reviews/best-smartphone-in-india.html mai asked for a touchscreen phone worth 10000-11000 rs!

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

          that article was written a long time back, current price of htc wildfire is around 11000 bucks, so i think it’s a fine choice.

          • aarash
            July 26, 2011 at 8:43 am #

            htc wildfire s or wildfire or samsung galaxy ace

            which one is the best

          • Rakesh Narang
            July 26, 2011 at 10:01 am #

            Wildfire is cheap, the rest two cost more but have better features too. I would need your purpose of buying a Smartphone before i can suggest you the best one.

          • Rakesh Narang
            July 26, 2011 at 10:02 am #

            On papers Galaxy Ace has an upper hand but in User Experience, Wildfire S performs flawlessly.

          • aarash
            July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am #

            i need a 3g phone with wifi for gaming apps camera and many features

          • Rakesh Narang
            July 26, 2011 at 11:09 am #

            Choose between Galaxy Ace and HTC Wildfire S both are good. :) HTC Sense is incomparable. Both have 3G, both have Wi-Fi and Both run the same sort of games from Android Market. Galaxy Ace has little better processor, so multitask etc. Take your pick.

          • aarash
            July 28, 2011 at 6:45 am #

            they have multi touch?

  63. jaseer
    July 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    how is samsung galaxy pop and galaxy 3i5801?

    what is the difference between these two mobiles?

    what is the advantages and disadvantages of these 2 mobiles?

    pls help me and detailed explanation?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      galaxy 3 has better specs check them out of gsmarena, i would suggest you to go for galaxy 3 smartphone rather than galaxy pop, galaxy pop doesn’t really compete with galaxy 3 and galaxy 3 looks a little better as well.

  64. MANOJ
    July 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Dear Sir
    Is there any difference between touchscreen of iphone 4 and rest of phones ?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

      Well, technically speaking, iPhone uses a better quality of capacitive display, and since its processor is good too, the response time of its touchscreen is very fast. You can get the same kind of quality in high end smartphones from htc, motorola, nokia and Samsung as well.

      • nikhil batta
        July 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

        can anyone please suggest me good phone ranging between Rs 10000 to Rs 15000??
        it should not be a touch phone but it might have good battery back up!!

        reply soon.

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 26, 2011 at 10:04 am #

          Most Smartphones these days come with Android and Touchscreens so it’s hard to find a new Smartphone. Go with the all time best Smartphones like BlackBerry 9300 Curve or Nokia E72. They would fall in your budget.

  65. umesh
    July 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    am planning to buy a new samsung mobile now am strucked with 3 models, am little bit confused about these two models,

    my requirement is mainly browsing internet and downloading the videos and using social net work applications and long battery life and good looking etc….

    pls suggest me one model from these 3 models, GALAXY -3 I 5801 and GALAXY 551 and GALAXY FIT S 5670
    pls sugeest very very very bestone from these 3 models

    • umesh
      July 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

      and samsung geo s 5660
      pls suggest one model from these four models

      i need supporing all types of videos?

      • umesh
        July 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

        am planning to buy a new samsung mobile now am strucked with 4 models, am little bit confused about these two models,

        my requirement is mainly browsing internet and downloading the videos( all types of videos) and using social net work applications and long battery life and good looking etc….

        pls suggest me one model from these 3 models, GALAXY -3 I 5801 and GALAXY 551 and GALAXY FIT S 5670 and galaxy geo s5660
        pls sugeest very very very bestone from these 4models

        • Rakesh Narang
          July 28, 2011 at 10:30 am #

          Umesh, please create a new comment with your exact query, this comment ladder is very confusing.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    i wants to know in how much i can get samsung galaxy i9000…is any other handset having same specifications available in a bit low cost..??
    which handset u recommend me having approx same specicifications…

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 28, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Smartphone costs Rs. 22,900/- on Flipkart.com and you may get a it for around Rs. 21K – Rs. 22K from a local dealer.

      I don’t think you will find a cheaper alternative to it, Galaxy S is a very good Smartphone, lovely Android Smartphone.

  67. jaseer5
    July 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    am planning to buy a new samsung mobile now am strucked with 4 models, am little bit confused about these two models,

    my requirement is mainly browsing internet and downloading the videos( all types of videos) and using social net work applications and long battery life and good looking etc….

    pls suggest me one model from these 3 models, GALAXY -3 I 5801 and GALAXY 551 and GALAXY FIT S 5670 and galaxy geo s5660
    pls sugeest very very very bestone from these 4models

    • jaseer
      July 28, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      why ur not replying me boss?

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 28, 2011 at 10:29 am #

      Samsung Galaxy Fit has 5MP camera, Galaxy Gio has 800MHz processor and Galaxy 551 has a silde-out QWERTY keyboard.

      What do you want, a good camera, a better performance phone or a QWERTY phone. Go for 1,2,3 based on your choice, the remaining stats are almost the same.

  68. nirbhay
    July 21, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    which is best galaxy fit or optimus one??
    n also tel me good android phone bw 10-11k…

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 27, 2011 at 9:29 am #

      None, Optimus One is a bit rough in performance and Galaxy Fit looks ugly, go for Motorola XT5 or Samsung Galaxy Pro or pick up a Nokia Smartphone.

  69. sona munda
    July 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    i hv a htc wildfire.
    The hd games are running very slow,
    is there any solution..?
    Plz help me, i just love to play games…

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 27, 2011 at 9:28 am #

      The main reason for that could be the graphics installed on Wildfire, no solution for that brother, try running Android Games which don’t demand high graphics.

  70. JACK
    July 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I will suggest you to go with LG OPTIMUS P500 OR LG OPTIMUS NET.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 27, 2011 at 9:27 am #

      I haven’t checked out both of these phone so can’t comment, Optimus P500 looks good, Optimus Black right?

  71. nirbhay
    July 25, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    optimus net india me kab ane vala hai??
    aur uski price kitni hogi??

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 26, 2011 at 10:08 am #

      It’s not announced in India yet so can’t really derive any conclusions.

  72. divya
    July 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    sir wts d major diff btwn samsung galaxy fir and ace..i think features, software etc. are all d same xcpt d size..while the price diff z of 5k..

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 26, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      I am just 18, so i can’t be sir. :) Anyways, Galaxy Fit has 65K color display screen while Ace boasts a 16M color display, you will feel that liquid display in Ace which is great. Ace has better processor, better camera and better operating system (Android v2.3 Gingerbread), that’s why it costs higher. Also, Galaxy Ace has a bigger touchscreen.

  73. Devilal Rajappan
    July 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi Bro,

    Am planning to buy a smartphone. Things needed..

    1. Andriod
    2. Touch Screen
    3. Good processing speed.
    4. 5< MP camera with LED Flash.
    5. Wifi,USB,TV OUT….etc..
    6. Priced 10k-15k

    Appreciate if you can provide some good suggestion.

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

      Motorola Defy suits your requirements nicely. It’s quite awesome but a little bulky.

      • Baiju VJ
        February 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

        what about the graphical user interface of motorola fire xt..is it pleasing one….?
        i want to know the GUI of motorola fire xt can u plz tell me Rakesh?

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

          Watch this video review, you’ll learn everything about this phone – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ZfTZ1D1EU

        • Baiju VJ
          February 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

          ok..Bt am confused between Motorola fire xt and Micromax A75 and also Samsung galaxy y 5360
          which one is good…….?
          In above Micromax is cheap bt is it a branded company?
          What abt the screen resolution of galaxy y..?
          my budget is 10 k……bt if Motorola fire is good am ready to spend 12 k…….
          please tell me……

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

            Micromax is not a Chinese brand, their phones are pretty good, I’d say it’s better to pick Micromax A75 over Galaxy Y because of better screen size.

  74. Sreejith Menon
    July 27, 2011 at 1:10 am #

    I am using samsung galaxy 5570 and earlier used Nokia N73 and N 95. I am looking for a Smartphone at around15k with these specs..
    QWERTY Keyboard
    5 MP to 8MP camera
    Android or Symbian latest( I dont mind using either )
    I need my outlook emails to be easily accessed in phone!
    Please specify some phone with price!

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 27, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      Motorola DEFY is a very nice Smartphone but it has no QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry 9300 Curve has great email and business function but the camera is 3.2 and the quality would not be comparable to that of Motorola DEFY.

      Also, you can check out Samsung Galaxy Ace, it’s a mid-range Galaxy Smartphone.

  75. vaibhav dwivedi
    July 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    I want an andriod phone in budget of Rs.15000/-, with a front camera !!

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 28, 2011 at 10:36 am #

      I check Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY and HTC Wildfire S, all Android but unfortunately none of them have front-facing cam.

      Sorry, but Nokia C6-01 has a second camera for video calls but… it runs on Symbian, so…! What do you think?

  76. Amanjeet Singh Walia
    July 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm #


    I m looking for smartphone in the range of 15000 but with both touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard with 3G video calling ,good camera, android os and good processing speed.I need my outlook emails to be easily accessed in phone

    • aravind
      August 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

      try the new samsung galaxy pro…. it is a good set

      • Rakesh Narang
        August 12, 2011 at 11:17 am #

        Yeah! Definitely, Galaxy Pro is a very nice Smartphone under Rs. 10000/-

        • Amanjeet Singh Walia
          August 20, 2011 at 11:23 am #

          what abt HTC Chacha??????
          If I drop my Qwerty condition which one u prefer Samsung Wave II GT-S8530 or Widfire S or any other?

    • Nizale
      August 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

      Go for Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro. It has 5 mp camera with hd video recording, front camera, android 2.3, 1 ghz processor, great hardware and above all it is around 15 k. Trust me man this the only midrange phone with dual camera and it will bang the market definitly.

  77. Devilal Rajappan
    July 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Could you please suggest about Sony Ericsson Xperia 10 mini Vs Samsung ACE ??

  78. jaseer
    August 2, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    how can i download adobe flash in my mobile? my moblie is LG optimus one
    can u pls help me to download adobe flash

  79. Asif
    August 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    Can you suggest me a good smart phone. My budget is <10k.
    My requirements
    1. Play most video format files.
    2. Screen size should be large, so that it should be easy to watch movies.
    3. Good pixel quality
    4. Camera
    5. 3G
    6. Touchscreen
    7. QWERTY keyboard
    8. Android version alteast 2.1
    9. Internet Browsing

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

      Do you want a slide-out QWERTY phone?

      • Asif
        August 9, 2011 at 10:19 am #

        No, i don’t want slide-out QWERTY phone, as I heard from my friends that slide out in low budget phones may not last long.


  80. aravind
    August 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm #


    • Rakesh Narang
      August 12, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Symbian is outdated but still Nokia e71 is a great phone for business and overall performance, Most business people don’t like playing games and stuff so it is definitely a nice choice for them. Anyways, in the price range you mentioned, you can buy Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (the screen size a bit small though), HTC Wildfire S or BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G.

      • Mohanlal
        February 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

        Whay about motorola?????

  81. dnyandeo
    August 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    hii rakesh,
    pls suggest me the better phone from galaxy ace and se xperia mini pro(android 2.3).

    u’ve used ace… is it good in its performermance.
    pls help me

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

      Dude, Both phones have their pros and cons, Galaxy Ace is better in performs, but is a failed copy of iPhone, it looks pathetic, I would instead go for HTC Wildfire S and on the other hand Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro has a small touchscreen but still looks better. It’s your call now, which one you want.

  82. Jyotsana
    August 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I am thinking of getting a new phone in the range of 15k to 17 k. i have already read your article but am confused regarding HTC and blackberry.Which one is the best option?M looking forward to handset which is portable not heavy like nokia but do have the life and is long lasting unlike samsung.

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      A Portable Smartphone… Hmm… Most touchscreen phones these days have 3″ – 4″ screen size so they are not very portable. BlackBerry has a smaller screen size but is a bit heavy. What type of phone do you want, for entertainment or for business?

  83. kamran khan
    August 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    I want buy android mobile phone for browsing (with flash support) under 15k will u please suggest me any phone.
    thanking u

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 16, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Samsung Galaxy Ace or HTC Wildfire S both have flash support, they would suit you well.

      • Aryaan Mondal
        September 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

        Can u suggest me some phones from samsung or nokia having features like full touch screen,good camera with flash ,3G supported with front camera.
        My budget is 12000-13000.

  84. neeraj
    August 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    iwant qwerty mobile phone with call recording facility , loud speaker & if possible good camera with flash

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 16, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      Go for any Symbian Phone, they have Call Recording Software.

  85. yogi
    August 17, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Dear rakesh,

    please suggest me best model for my basic requirement
    tech specs:
    GSM , Android 2.2or 2.3, 3G hsdpa 7.2or more,Primary Camera 3megapixel or more , Secondary camera if available ,capacitive touch screen ,3 to 4 inch display , Wi-Fi,Bluetooth,CPU 600 or more,Good battery backup,memory expandable upto 8 GB or more

    price :below 15000/- rupees

  86. pawan
    August 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    plz suggest me wich is better in htc wildfire or blackberry curve.. Is it having front camera for video callin.. Or suggest any other phone under 15000 having video calling, 5mp camera with flash, wi-fi

    • ali
      August 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

      there is no front camera in both wildfire and blackberry curve..you should try nokia c6 or c6-01 for video calling…otherwise samsung wave 2 is also a good phone.

      • Rakesh Narang
        August 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

        Samsung Wave 2 is a nice Smartphone but runs on Bada OS which is not up to the mark when compared to Android.

  87. Shrey
    August 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Hy rakesh i want to buy a phone in the range 15k so cn u suggest me the phone i mvery confused last tym i buy a wrong phone which was nt appropriate fr me so plzzz help me
    i m very much confused in htc wildfire nd galaxy ace
    i m fond of games,surfing,camera nd it shud luk gud also plzzzz…………help me frnds

    • Shrey
      August 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      or suggest me sum othr phn

  88. shubham
    August 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    hey rakesh ,
    is the htc wildfire s worth buying is it good

  89. Pallavi
    August 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    hello there, i am in grave confusion.
    Ii want a phone in the range 10-15,000. my preference is good music quality, good camera and 3G. according to me, sony ericsson has best music quality, but all xperias are going above range. also, i love track ball of blackberry, but bb curve’s camera quality is not good. Also, i want a big screen. Kindly suggest.

  90. tanvi
    August 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    i am dam confused between sony ericsson xperia mini pro and samsung galaxy ace.
    can u plzz help me out?
    i dnt like the i-phone luk of galaxy ace….but i was told it has better features dan xperia.
    is it a gud decision selecting sony xperia over galaxy ace??
    i want my phone to serve my basic necessities like music camera and comfortable typing……:):)
    waiting for ur rep.

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

      Ya ya, go for SE Xperia Mini, except for the mini touchscreen, everything in the phone is awesome!

      • tanvi
        August 24, 2011 at 1:04 am #

        heyy thanx a lot for ur prompt rep…..:):)
        to add to the confusion just glanced at HTC salsa…..luks like a really nice handset mahn.n both f dem are in budget.
        wat is ur idea abt it??
        i mean SE mini pro or htc salsa????

        • Rakesh Narang
          August 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

          I like HTC Salsa, but it doesn’t have a QWERTY keypad, so it would be a little difficult to type.

          • tanvi
            August 25, 2011 at 2:19 am #

            thanx a ton buddie…:):)
            i think i’l go wid HTC salsa den….i wud give up qwerty keypad’s requirement over the size of the screen….:):)
            thanx a lot for ur help….!!!n u doin a gr8 job out here.
            gud luck…:):)

          • Rakesh Narang
            August 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

            Thanks, You’re always welcome for any tech related queries. I hope you love your new HTC Salsa, all the best.

    • sona
      August 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

      for music camera and typing u should go for SE xperia mini pro……….. phone is very good except for screen

      • Rakesh Narang
        August 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

        The Screen Size is also not too bad, it is 3.0 inches.

  91. Shri
    August 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Please suggest : I want qwerty. android 2.2/2.3, GSM , 3G hsdpa 7.2 or more, Primary Camera 3 megapixel or more , capacitive touch screen ,3 to 4 inch display , Wi-Fi, CPU 600 or more, Very Good battery backup.
    Range 10000-15000
    Sony xperia mini pro/ Samsung galaxy pro
    I need qwerty phone but most of the people have opinion that in low range we can not get good quality sliders… is it so….. I am confused … wht abt HTC wildfire s then… or samsung ace..

    • sona
      August 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      go for sony xperia mini pro…………. this phone is awesome

  92. mahendra
    August 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    pls suggest better smartphone from htc widfire s and galaxy ace..
    i think u would better know as u have used both of them.
    pls don’t tell that both of them are good.
    i have high addiction of games and internet.

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      Try them out yourself in some display store, both phones are comparable in terms of overall performance, but if you are addicted to game, go for samsung galaxy ace because it has a dedicated adreno processor that would render high quality android video games on this smartphone, although don’t expect to run HD games, they require too much of GPU.

  93. hemanga
    August 25, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    i am confused between samsung wave 2 and htc salsa? also is video calling available in samsung wave 2. many says there is no app in bada market for video calling… does both support adobe flash.. please reply

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      If a Smartphone has a front facing camera, it means it supports video calling, it is not there for self-portrait or something like that. Every phone that has front facing camera has an inbuilt video calling.

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

      HTC Salsa has video calling, go for it and Android is anyway better than Bada.

  94. sachin singh
    August 26, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    plz help to buy a new smartphone my requirements are dual sim, good camera quality with front facing camera also?????? my budget is less than 12000

    • sachin singh
      August 26, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      which should have
      1. Play most video format files.
      2. Screen size should be large, so that it should be easy to watch movies.
      3. Good pixel quality
      4. Camera
      5. 3G
      6. Touchscreen
      7. QWERTY keyboard
      8. Android version alteast 2.1
      9. Internet Browsing

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

      No Android Smartphone supports Dual SIM, go for Nokia if you want a Dual SIM phone.

      • sachin singh
        August 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

        which nokia phone is best for my requirement. i am bit confused to choose between nokia and sumsung.
        plz help

        • Rakesh Narang
          August 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

          Hey Sachin,

          I am sorry, I am not able to understand your requirements, please tell me your purpose of a mobile phone. Analyzing that I would suggest you whether Symbian suits you or Android.


          • sachin singh
            August 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

            which is the best phone under 10000 if i exclude my dual sim requirement???????

  95. anish rana
    August 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    I went to market today, but got very confused.
    please suggest which phone shuold i go for.
    My budget is Max. 12,000Rs.
    I want, fast internet, games, excellent for chatting purpose, nice camera, and
    good looking phone.


    • anish rana
      August 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

      And i am not aware of these technical terms which you have mentioned in other replies, so please suggest simply as per my basic requirements which i have mentioned. I’ll not ask anyone else now, as already got enough confused.

  96. Harsh
    August 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    I need a mob with following features:
    3g/good looks/excellent camera quality/good touchscreen/android

    plz suggest
    waiting for rply

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

      Hey Harsh,

      HTC Wildfire S, it has 3G, superb looks, very nice camera, fantastic touchscreen, and Android. What do you think about it?


  97. Alok
    August 28, 2011 at 10:45 am #


    I really need to know that whether LG optimus ME is a good choice?? I am considering the economical point of view as this phone costs Rs 7800 and want to know whether is it good buy this one?? or any suggestion for some other cellphone ? PLEASE

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      Hey Alok,

      LG Optimus Me looks a pretty good Smartphone when it comes to technical specs but the main problem that i have personally faced with LG is the experience. If it is possible then you should try it out in some store that has it on display. If you like the experience, buy it otherwise i can recommend you some phone that i have personally checked out.


  98. sherin
    August 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    i want to know which is better samsung galaxy ace or the newly launched sony erricsson xperia mini.
    please help me with this?

    • Rakesh Narang
      August 30, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      Hey Sherin,

      The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Smartphone is better in all respect than Samsung Galaxy Ace Smartphone. Only the screen size of Galaxy Ace is bigger.


      • sherin
        August 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

        no i wasn’t talking about xperia mini pro but xperia mini. also is samsung or sony erricsson has a more user friendly approach. is there any problem for xperia mini other than the screen size

        • Rakesh Narang
          August 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

          You are talking about this Smartphone, right?

          • sherin
            August 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

            yes the same

  99. Harsh
    August 30, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    plz suggest a phone under 10000 with the features i have given..

  100. dipak
    August 31, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    which is best phone under 10000 which has good screen resolution with touch superb touch sensitive with good camera and i can download various apps and themes for that phone which can be easily available. it can have dual sim and 3g.

  101. naveen
    September 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Hi iwant to buy a phone with 1day battery backup and 15000 range android 2.3

    • Ashish
      September 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      best phone in range 15000 is samsung galaxy ace, htc wildfire s, lg optimus one.

      • Rakesh Narang
        September 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

        Depends on your requirements, both Galaxy Ace and Wildfire S are good, both have almost same specs but you can go Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro as well.

    • Hari
      September 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

      my best prefer is nokia c6-01

      • Rakesh Narang
        September 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

        Great, go for it.

        • Ashly
          September 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

          Tell me about nokia c6-01 im gong to buy it

          • Rakesh Narang
            September 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

            The only negative about Nokia C6-01 is processor, it still uses a ~600 Mhz processor. Everything else is rocking, great camera, Symbian Anna OS, powerful AMOLED display. It is a good Nokia Smartphone.

  102. dipak
    September 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    i am bit confused between this three android phones lg optimus 300 , lg optimus 500 and lg optimus 540 which is best or should i go for any other android phone in my range is between 10000 please help to get best smartphone in my range.

    • vikAS
      September 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      the samsung galaxy fit is also a good option ……
      see it

      • Rakesh Narang
        September 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

        It has Corby like looks which I personally hate.

      • Rakesh Narang
        September 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

        Although features are very good in the price bracket.

        • dipak
          September 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

          what about optimus series under 10k

          • Rakesh Narang
            September 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

            Nah! I don’t like them much.

    • Ashish
      September 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

      lg optimus one p500 is new & best.

  103. ravi
    September 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    rakesh please suggest me a mobile under 8000 which is fully entertaining mobile with lots of apps and games which i can easily download plz help me

    • abhi
      September 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

      nokia 5230 with many apps rate 7000or samsung montethat also oh 7000

      • Rakesh Narang
        September 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

        Depends whether you want a good entertainment phone or an average Smartphone.

  104. ankush
    September 21, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    hiiiiiii…. i want to buy android phone upto the range of 12000….. is htc wildfire is best option according uhh?????

    • Rakesh Narang
      September 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and HTC Wildfire S are good Android Phones though they cost a little more than Rs. 12,000/-

      • Mohanlal
        February 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm #


        Android 2.3
        large screen
        duel camera
        video calling
        good screen
        fast processor
        good hardware
        Good UI

        Suggest me a good phone from below as per my requirments…
        1.SE xperia mini
        2.Samsung galaxy ace
        3.Motorola fire xt

    September 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    plz suggest me Rs.10000 to 15000 in this range which moblile is having good fetures

    • Rakesh Narang
      September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

      What features do you want?

    • Rakesh Narang
      September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      The best phone in that range is Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (New). It is a cute little Smartphone, you’d like it.

      • Lakshmi
        October 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

        Can u suggest me which is the best mobile to buy.. need below 10k

  106. shivam
    October 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    can you tell me ….which is the best smart phone of all brands less than 15000

  107. Mukul Parashar
    October 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    I am confuse among two mobile
    Samsung Galaxy Ace or HTC wilfire S
    i do not know which one is batter .
    Please suggest me as soon as possible..

  108. Deven
    October 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I am little confuse in between HTC wildfire and Samsung Galaxy Ace… Please let me know which will be superior to other?

  109. Nizar
    October 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Hi Rakesh..
    I am looking for a smart phone under 12k. I was about to purchase Samsung Galaxy Ace, but got a comment from a friend that “battery is very poor.. he is getting just half a day if play games.. else till evening. Also, camera is not as good Video records it worse than his old Nokia C6”.

    So, I have to change my decision, want to choose with following.. please give me a help.
    – Android 2.3 Smart phone
    – Camera min 5MP with flash
    – Video calling option
    – Good battery life (atleast 2 days)
    – GPS & 3G

    Which one you suggest?

    • Rakesh Narang
      October 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

      Samsung’s battery is poor. Have a look at SE Xperia Mini Pro SK17i

  110. shauryansh
    October 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Dear Rakesh,

    I have heard about Reliance 3G Tab and am planning to buy it, does it perform good? Please suggest.

    • Rakesh Narang
      October 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      Reliance 3G Tab is a nice entry level Tablet, other than a relatively weaker touch sensitivity, everything else on the Tab is at part of many Tablets in the market.

  111. supriya
    October 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    plz help me rakesh i want to take a phone whose range in between 10000 to 15000 which is having a fast internet,long backup battery,tough and smartlooks.

  112. Harvi
    October 31, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Hey !! plz suggest me one out of these two
    Htc salsa or motorola defy … plz help meee

  113. Pallavi
    November 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,
    I am confused between wildfire s and salsa.
    I wonder that why everywhere there is a mention of HTC wildfire s only, and not HTC salsa. Is that phone not performing well?
    Also, i saw u suggesting SE mini pro to many, dont u think, its screen is way too small!!
    Can u suggest me some good android smartphone under 15000, in HTC, Nokia & SE…? A good camera and music quality is a must, alongwith FM radio.

  114. Raveendra Kumar Singh
    November 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Hi Rakesh, Can you please suggest, I want to buy smartphone..Range is 12K to 16K.Features are
    5 MP Camera
    VGA camera
    good Music
    good Backup
    Access Fast internet…etc
    I hope you will give me right option and choice.
    Thanks Buddy :-)

  115. SKP
    November 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,

    I am on the lookout for a smartphone alternative to iphones in India.Budget below 20000/-
    My needs
    – phone
    – browser for internet
    – a good camera with videorecording (for use in clinical settings in hospital)
    – ability to view pdf files/dowload from medical journal sites
    – applicatins like online pharmacy, medical calculators
    – sturdy nd can withstand rough use in various settings from home to a hospital with busy clinic
    – I have no particular interest in games/social networking or for that matter music through the phone
    – of course a good batery life.
    What do you suggest?

  116. Karuna
    November 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    hi Rakesh . .i read al ur patiently gaved replies . .thank u for dis nature :)
    i need2buy vdin 13k range,nokia/htc/bakbery/samsung phone.
    1.5 to 8mp camera vd flash,
    2.maximum playing formatz in audio&vdio&ringtones,voice vdio recording,
    3.2g,3g,wifi,lan wlan,blututh,gps,
    4.internet advance mobile applications instalation like fring skype,gtak,vdio caling,fast browsing..quick ofice 7
    5.touch / query or both
    6.best battery.
    7.not intrestd in games..
    I heard 4m u samsung galaxy ace,s,htc wldfire,salsa,xperia/any other in nkia,smsung,söny,htc?.so vch s best 4my xpectationz!plz i vl b waiting for exact reply.thank u:)

    • Rakesh Narang
      November 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

      What about Motorola?

      • Rajesh R thekkan
        February 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

        Hi, am planning to by Motorola fire xt…can u plz tell me the advantages and disadvantages of this model?

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

          It’s a good phone, if you want to watch a full review of this Smartphone, watch this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ZfTZ1D1EU

        • Rajesh R thekkan
          February 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

          Hi Rakesh,
          I saw that video.The perfomance of the phone was good and look and feel was also attractive.
          But on that video they are telling that the htc wildfire s or sonyericson xperia mini is better than this.
          and both theses phones has good User Interface which motorola having least.
          but i felt its better phone,goodluking,good UI,large screen,good processor….
          i like sony and htc but the problem was xeperia has very small screen and htc has no front cam.The cost of Motorola is cheaper than these
          So please tell me Rakesh which is good?
          My current budget is 12k bt am ready to increase if sony and htc will give better experiance..
          So plz suggest me a good one..shall i go for motorola fire xt???????

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

            All these three phones are pretty much comparable in overall “value for money,” buy the one which you like. SE Xperia Mini is better in performance but it costs more than Fire XT as well. Choose the Smartphone which fits your budgets and caters your needs.

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

            Motorola Fire XT is a good phone, go for it, if you like the design and features.

        • Mohan kumar
          February 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

          hi Rajesh,
          I didnt think that Motorola fire is a nice one.
          go for galaxy y or micromax a75,SE w8…

  117. sachin
    November 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    i have to buy a phone under 10000, which should be a good application based android phone which can be upgraded in future. with good screen resolution with sound and camera. i have some opt. like optimus one. please help

    • Rakesh Narang
      November 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

      Also consider HTC Explorer and Motorola Quench XT5 both are good Android Smartphone in your budget.

      • sachin
        November 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

        how is spice mi-270 please say!!!!!!!!!!

        • Rakesh Narang
          November 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

          It’s fine but not as good as Android Smartphones from Samsung.

      • Mujeeb rahman asib
        February 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

        Plz tell me the upcoming android 2.3 smart phones from branded companies…….?

        • Mohan kumar
          February 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

          Samsung galaxy y duos
          Samsung galaxy y pro duo

  118. sachin
    November 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm #


    i want a dual Sim android phone, as i have searched through only spice mi-270 is the only branded company that has it. but i am confused should i go for it or should i wait for Samsung or lg to launched dual Sim android phone in future. because i can’t believe spice band values.

    • Baiju
      February 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      You can try Micromax A75..its a duel sim android 2.3 smart phone
      Price 8500(app)

      • Rakesh Narang
        February 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

        And Sachin, you can also bargain for this Smartphone.

        • Sreeja varatharajan
          February 10, 2012 at 10:45 am #

          What is the main difference between Android 2.2 and 2.3..is they are similar??

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

            Android v2.3 Gingerbread has all the features that Froyo had along with several new features like NFC support, better power management etc.

        • Ismail attingara
          February 10, 2012 at 11:03 am #

          am want a new android2.3 mobile. a decided to go for Micromax a75.Its a nice phone but the
          problem is it has only 256 mb ram and 650Mhz processor..is it enough for Android 2.3..?
          some of my frnds says to me dnt go for this mobile because the processor is very slow..so
          am confused…

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

            As per the price, it has a decent processor, though you can also see Samsung Galaxy Y, it has a 830 MHz processor if you want performance but then Galaxy Y has a small display.

        • Ismail attingara
          February 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

          Can u plz suggest me other android good phones on this range (7000-13000)?
          what about SE w8?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

            SE W8 has a small screen and basically meant for music.

        • Sreeja varatharajan
          February 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

          It seems to be price for mobiles are differnt in differnt sites. can u plz tell me which online site provides offers or minmum price for mobiles?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

            It depends on various factors, some have products stocked and they can sell at a cheaper price.

  119. ars
    November 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    i want to buy a smart phone upto RS.20000-22000.i have heard a lot about htc desire s. can any one suggest me should i go for this or not. if not then plz suggest me any good phone. i m from india

    • Rakesh Narang
      November 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

      Hi Rehana,

      May I know your requirements from a Smartphone?

      • Jagadh AP
        February 10, 2012 at 11:38 am #

        I want a smart phone i like Nokia bt i doesn’t have an android one so Can u plz tell me
        the advantages of android over Symbian?

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

          Android has apps and is flexible, you can top it up with custom mods whereas Symbian is very much outdated, and its UI is not much customize-able.

  120. rohan
    December 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    hi rakesh,
    i want android 2.2 or 2.3 in the range from 13k to 17k.
    camera not less than 5mp,3g enabled.
    i hav shortlisted a few…htc salsa,se xperia mini pro,se xperia neo v,and wildfire.
    not at all intrested in motorola or lg..!!
    pleeeeeezzzz suggest asap.

  121. Anil
    December 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I want to buy a budget smartphone end of dec in Range of Rs10000-15000..
    Please suggest me best deal..

  122. Achal Malhotra
    December 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    How is htc Cha Cha in comparison with these phones???

  123. Achal Malhotra
    December 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Kindly tell me How is htc Cha Cha in comparison with these phones???

  124. Ritika
    December 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    confused between htc salsa,explorer and wildfire.. budget isnot more than 15k.. reqd. features are good front n back cam, good audio quality nd good display.. pls suggest!

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

      Both HTC Salsa and Wildfire have a good camera and similar display screen, the only difference is in the size. Pick up the one with which you are comfortable.

      HTC Explorer is an entry level Android – out of Salsa and Wildfire’s league.

  125. Rohit verma
    December 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Sir ,plz tell me what is better option nokia n8 or samsung galaxy s, y or samsung ace,,,,,plz urgent replyyyyy

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

      Nokia N8 is nice in hardware but relatively poor in OS while Samsung Galaxy S has an average camera but everything else in it is of high quality, in terms of hardware.

  126. Hafeez Muhammed s
    December 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    I Want to buy a phone that having 8mp or above camera good sound and very fast net ..pls tell me

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

      I was looking for phone recently so I’d say, don’t look any further and pick up Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – the old one, it is the best.

      • Parvathy reddy
        February 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

        I have a doubt……
        All android OS phones having same Graphics,User interface and menu structure……? please tell me……….

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

          No, Android OS comes with a UI which can be modified and Sony, Samsung and HTC have their custom User Interface for their Smartphones.

      • Manoj k jayan
        February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

        hi guyz.
        i am planning to buy a new android smart phone My requirments are

        1. Must be android 2.2 or 2.3
        2.Screen size must be minimum 3 inch
        3.3g,wifi,blue tooth
        4.Good processor
        5.Good hardware
        6.Video calling (duel camera)
        7.Full touch screen

        here is some mobiles,
        1.Samsung galaxy y 5360
        2.Samsung galaxy y duos
        3.Samsung galaxy ace
        4.Sony ericson w8
        5.Sony ericson xperia
        6.Sony ericson xperia minipro
        7.Motorola fire xt
        8.Micromax A75
        9.Lg optimus
        10.htc wildfire
        11.Dell xcd 35

        Am very confused please help me…..my budget is below 13000…….
        Please tell me which is good………..

        • Rakesh Narang
          February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

          I would have gone for SE Xperia Mini Pro or White version of Samsung Galaxy Ace.

  127. sachin
    December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm #


    Micromax A75 SUPERFONE Lite Dual SIM is a good phone to buy as an smart phone mainly due to dual sim i am preferring this or should i wait for lg optimus net dual p698.

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

      Choose any phone, both look have somewhat similar features. LG Optimus Net Dual has better processor while Micromax A75 has flash with camera. In my opinion LG Optimus is better on papers.
      Why don’t you try them out yourself before you decide to buy it.

      • Baiju
        February 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

        What about Micromax hardware is it good?
        Micromax is a branded one is it? or is it a Chinese phone?

  128. ZAHEEN
    December 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm #


  129. yogesh
    December 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    hi ..
    i wanta phone in 15-20 k price range. and good in msging and emailing, can u suggest which black berry phone is best in my price range

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a great BlackBerry phone but it costs a little more than 20 grand, if you can’t spend more than 20 grand, then only BlackBerry Smartphone left is BlackBerry Curve 3G 9360.

      Any other queries?

  130. pradeep kumar
    December 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm #


    I m looking for smartphone in the range of 15000 but with both touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard with 3G video calling ,good camera, android os and good processing speed with front camera & GPS .I need my outlook emails to be easily accessed in phone.

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      The phone in that range is HTC Chacha and it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and optimized Android.

  131. sudheer
    December 24, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    If u want quality thn go for Sony Ericsson…if want functionality thn go for any one

  132. Deepak
    December 28, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    plz suggest me phone under 12k value for money & brand.

    • Rakesh Narang
      December 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

      Have a look at Motorola Fire XT and HTC Explorer, and let me know if you liked them.

  133. sarath
    January 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    which is a better one nokiax6 or samsung wave2 plz suggest me…….

  134. dinesh
    January 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    smartphone from Beijing,China with a price tag below 20k. Any suggestions plzzzzzzz. I’m dying to sort things out!

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

      I don’t have a price data about China. I didn’t get your query?

  135. kulwinder
    January 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    galaxy ace does not support adobe flash player . so no heavy online games. else a good phone

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 14, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      It has a dedicated Adreno 205 GPU, it can support a few good games but not the ones which are designed for Superphones.

  136. viraj usgaonkar
    January 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    hi dear frnd plz suggest me a touchscreen smartphone from NOKIA, HTC or SONY.requirments is 3G, music player, good camera with flash,GPRS,WI-FI,bluetooth…and my budget is upto Rs.15000/-

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      Check out Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, it has a great music player but lacks a large display screen.

  137. Bishal
    January 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    From the beginning i m using nokia S60,then S60 3rd edition. i want to buy within 12K. please suggest me which one will be good(all kind of facilities like on nokia) for me. i always like to customize my cellphone. please suggest me

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Check out HTC ChaCha, it has QWERTY keypad for messaging and Social Networking and runs on Android OS which can be customized with apps, wallpapers, games and more. It is a pretty decent Android Phone with QWERTY keypad.

      Symbian is outdated, but if you want, I can suggest some Symbian alternatives.

  138. sachin
    January 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    lg optimus net dual is launched in India. is it a good phone under 11k

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 23, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      It is a fine phone though its user interface is not that snappy.

      • sachin
        January 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

        howz about samsung galaxy y duos……

        • Rakesh Narang
          January 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

          It’s fine, except for Price, both HTC Explorer and Galaxy Y Duos are pretty similar Smartphones.

  139. ravi
    January 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    which is the best mobile below 10,000???

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 23, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Depends on what your needs are. In my opinion, HTC Explorer is the best Smartphone under 10K right now.

  140. mouli
    January 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    which is the best mobile below 10000 considering all factors????

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 23, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Overall, Motorola Quench XT5 and HTC Explorer are pretty decent Smartphone under Rs. 10000.

  141. RAVI
    January 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    which is the best mobile for dual sim below 10000?? nokia or samsung and which model??

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 23, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Nokia is better if you want a dual SIM phone, it has better battery life as compared to Samsung. Nokia C2-03.

  142. athith
    January 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    i want to buy Smartphone within 8000 to 13000. can u plz tell me which is the the best one…..

    • Rakesh Narang
      January 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro or Samsung Wave M if you can handle Bada OS.

  143. Shirs
    February 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi Rakesh,
    I m looking for smartphone in the range of rs.15000-1700. I need touchscreen with good resolution, good music player, 3G video calling ,good camera, good processing speed with front camera & GPS .

    I saw Nokia701 on the websites and liked it. Can you please tell me if this is a good phone to buy or is there any other better phone in this range.

    Thanks in advance!


    • Rakesh Narang
      February 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Nokia 701 has Symbian Belle OS, it is good but Symbian is very much outdated, check out Lumia 710, it costs around 15K and has latest OS, though you can also choose HTC Radar.

      Hope that helps,

      • Shirs
        February 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

        Thanks for your suggestions Rakesh.

        However, I heard that Lumia does not have front camera for video call. Also, no expandable memory slot. The talk time (battery life) is also pot very good. I’m a bit confused :(

        • Shirs
          February 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

          What do you think about Nokia N8?

          • Rakesh Narang
            February 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

            It’s a good phone, but it is quite old, but still a good multimedia, entertainment phone.

  144. Ashish
    February 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Please letme know which is the best Business phone in india (Range between Rs 10000 to 15000)

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      In a business phone, you would basically want good email client, and document editor, right?

      There are two options:-

      BlackBerry Curve 9330 (BBM & Document Editor)
      Nokia Lumia 710 (MS Office and Outlook Client)

      Hope that helps,

  145. shree nivas
    February 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    say something abt the sonyericsson live with walkman and samsung galaxy ace..:)battery backup and all specifications….which one s t best….suggest me pls…thanks in advance:)

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 7, 2012 at 12:23 am #

      Of course Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is a better entertainment phone, it comes with a lot of accessories as well.

      Battery life of both phones is almost the same.

  146. Mohan kumar
    February 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Samsung launching a new mobile galaxy y duos…
    any one know the price of that?
    when it will launch in India?

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Yeah, I heard about that phone last month, it may come to India around May, price not revealed yet.

  147. Gayathri
    February 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I am going to buy a smart phone its prize is different for different online shopping sites. there is any benefit for online shopping ?
    price of the item in both case(direct shopping and online) is same is it?

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      It depends, if you’re bargain skills are good, you may get a cheaper price offline. In most cases, online shopping gives you good price along with some goodies, it’s suggested that you check price on various sites and then buy.

  148. tejesh
    February 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    i want tobuy a mobile in the rangs 13 15k .
    Could you pls suggest me?
    I have shorlisted nokia c6-01 and xperia mini pro.
    Is there still any alternate?

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      SE Xperia Mini Pro is a better option if you are not looking for a long battery life.
      Alternatives to this Smartphone are Samsung Galaxy Ace and Motorola Defy+

  149. Adreeja
    February 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    which one is best between htc explorer and samsung galaxy fit s5670?
    I need good resolution, good music player,good camera, good processing speed & GPS . Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

  150. ram
    February 19, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    i am in confusion to choose between samsung omnia w and sony ercsion livewith walkman?
    could you pls suggest me on this

    • Rakesh Narang
      February 20, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Depends on which OS you want. Omnia W runs on WP 7.5, it is a good Smartphone but doesn’t have many apps.

  151. ram
    February 19, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    addig to it i need good audio quality,games and camera

  152. ali
    March 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    best smart phone in nokia with video calling,, upto 20,000?…i want to buy a mobile ,,plzzz help me?…

    • Rakesh Narang
      March 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Nokia N8 is a nice Smartphone, it costs around Rs. 19,000/- and has a front facing camera.

  153. mohammad
    March 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    any smart phone ..up to 10000, and 20000..?…

  154. mahi
    March 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    i want to buy a mobile ….plzzz snuggest me the best mobile ,,, internet, video call using mobile network , camera , music,,, ?…any brand or if any nokia ?…. 3 to 4 models…

    • mahi
      March 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      nokis c7 or 701 or wave 3 or any another mobiles?…

  155. anindya chatterjee
    March 21, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Can Anybody Suggest Me Which Phone Should I Buy???? My Budget Is Around 10,000 And If I Go For Blackberry Which One Should I Buy Bb Curve 8520 Or Bb Storm 9530/Storm 2 ????

    Mr.Rakesh Narang Is Bb Storm Is A Good Phone Or I’ll Go For Bb Curve 8520 ?????
    Plzzzzz Help Me Out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rakesh Narang
      March 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      BlackBerry 9530 is a full touchscreen phone and it costs more than Rs. 10000.

  156. Jowin
    March 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I am considering between nokia 603 nokia lumia 710 and xperia mini. I am looking for a phone which should have a battery that lasts more than one day and with good gps….

    • Rakesh Narang
      March 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

      Choose between Nokia 603 and Lumia 710 both have good talktime and standby time. Lumia 710 runs on Windows 7.5 OS which is going to get a lot of attention from Nokia and Microsoft in future.

  157. Pablo Cantero Gambin
    March 28, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    The besy way to find the best mobile phone to suit your needs is to do side by side comparisons. Every smart phone has its strengths and weaknesses. You will discover whatever you are looking for to buy the ideal smartphone’s here.

  158. kurian
    March 30, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    i have a budget of 15k. can u suggest me some gud samrt phnes up2 d range of 15k..i’m nt interestd in any of the samsung phones…so plz dnt suggest me any of them …do lemme noe if der r any in nokia or blackberry..

    • Raju
      April 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

      Hi Rakesh,

      i want a mobile between 15k to 17k.i want QWERTY keypad and 5mp cam, fast browseing, video calling. with this am going nokia e6 but is there any problem with that phone. am not seeing popularity about this phone.

      • Rakesh Narang
        April 11, 2012 at 9:32 am #

        Nokia E6 is a good Smartphone, there’s is no problem in the device. It runs Symbian, maybe that’s why it’s not that popular. You can also check out BlackBerry Curve 9360.

  159. Hardik
    April 11, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Hi Dear Friend Plz Suggest Me A Touchscreen Smartphone From Nokia, Htc Or Sony. My Main Requirement Is A Good Hd Camera I Click Photos So Much And I Need Clear Good Quality Photos As Well As I Need A Battery Backup To Suggest Me Phone Which Is Fast And Best In My Bugdet Of 15 K. And I Need A Good Processor As Well Please Help Me Out Im Searching For A Phone Since Last 2 Months And Find Your Blog Hope U Will Help, Thanks I Will Wait For Ur Reply :)

    • Rakesh Narang
      April 11, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Check out Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, it is a fast Smartphone, has 1 GHz processor and 5 MP camera with LED flash.

  160. ankita rastogi
    May 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    i wanna buy a anroid phone below 15000 ….wat i searching in phone is a gud camera,music quality n luk

  161. Evin Poulose
    July 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    if am going to buy a sony ericsson live with walkman….what wil u say about it…is my choice is good or bad..my range is 10000 to 13000

    plz reply

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 5, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      It’s got great features for music lovers but 3.2-inch touchscreen is quite small.

      • Evin Poulose
        July 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

        can u suggest any other touch phone below 14000…i need the best..plz reply

  162. rishi
    July 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    hi ,can u suggest any phone which i best for internet browsing?
    and which one is better nokia asha 302 or nokia e5?

  163. Giridhar
    July 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    hey rakesh what do u say on motorola defy xt….i’m concerned with its hardwares, actually concerned with motorola company itself

    • Rakesh Narang
      July 19, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      There’s Nothing Wrong With Motorola, It’s Phones Are Good And As For Deft Xt, It’s Got Nice Features For A Price. It Would Be A Good Buy.

  164. Giridhar
    July 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    also any phones with bigger screen than sony live with walkman(3.2)….with same features???

  165. Tushar
    July 27, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    hey.. Can u suggst me wich one is gud..
    Samsung Galaxy ACE or Samsung Galaxy S or Sony Experia ARC

  166. anshul
    September 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Plz tell me best mobile under 10000 to 15000


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