VFM Smartphones Moto E (Gen 2), Redmi 2, Huawei Honor 6 Plus Launch In India!
This week Indians will get their hands on three probably the best Value For Money Smartphones available in India market – The Moto E 2nd Generation, Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Huawei Honor 6 plus. All of them have extremely high expectations from Indian users especially because their luminous predecessors set Indian smartphone market on fire when they initially launched.
All 3 phones are going to be available this week before Friday, so brace yourselves up!
Let us look at each in more detail:
Moto E 2nd Generation
When Moto E first arrived in India last year, we termed it as path-breaking budget smartphone, and the sales proved it! Now we have second generation of Moto E that promises to surpass it’s predecessor, while having a price point very much similar to first generation Moto E.
While it is priced a Rs. 1000 more, it is more than worth spending that extra amount, because this is a 3G phone that comes with the absolutely latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android OS. The screen is a decent 4.5-inch that 540X960 pixel resolution.
Moto E 2nd Gen is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM. While it has a moderate 8GB storage, it is expandable upto 32GB using external microSD card.
This dual-sim 3G phone has a decent 2,390 mAH battery that should easily last you more than a day on moderate use. As far as the camera is concerned, it has a 5 megapixel auto-focus rear snapper and a VGA front.
And yes, according to Amit Boni, General Manager, Motorola India, the 4G version of Moto E is on cards. He said, “The 4G version will not take much time and we will launch it soon in India. The device will be similar, except for the processor and will be very competitively priced.”
Redmi 2 / Redmi 2S
Remember Redmi 1S? Yes, the budget smartphone that flew off Flipkart in matter of seconds? Now, we have it’s successor – The Redmi 2 (or Redmi 2S). It has already launched in Singapore, and looks like it will be unveiled to Indians on Thursday (12th March). Xiaomi has even put up a teaser for the same on their website!
Apart from the teaser, Xiaomi has given no other details, but the Redmi 2 phone is pretty much on cards. As far as specifications go, Redmi 2 does better it’s predecessor by a fair margin.
Redmi 2 is 4G LTE dual sim phone having 4.7-inch IPS display of 720p resolution – probably the only phone in this category to have that kind of resolution. The Redmi 2 is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon quad-core 410 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage.
The battery is expected to be 2200 mAH which is adequate for a days use. The phone has a 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with 2 megapixel front that comes along with number of bells and whistles to satisfy the photographer in you!
Redmi 2/S is expected to be priced around Rs. 7000 and will be available on Flipkart through their customary weekly flash sales.
Update: As expected Xiaomi announced launch of Redmi 2 today (12th March) for price of Rs. 6,999. You can check out more details about this device on Redmi 2 page.
But Xiaomi also surprised Indians by announcing Mi Pad, the 7.9 inch full featured Tablet in India. Priced at Rs. 12,999, this tablet has everything that you may want! MiPad tablet is powered by a ‘4+1’-core Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC ARM Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 2.2GHz with the 192-core Kepler GPU, alongside 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It has an impressive screen as well – a 7.9-inch QXGA (2048×1536 pixel) IPS Retina display resolution with a pixel density of 324ppi!
If you are looking for a tablet, you should surely wait for it’s flash sales on Flipkart.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Honor series has brought Huawei phones to the forefront. The original Honor 6 got rave reviews from Indian users and it’s successor the Honor 6 plus is expected to carry on the tradition of being one of the best Value for Money phones in Indian market.
Huawei does not fall in the budget category and it is more of mid to high range phone but at an extremely affordable price tag.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is for people who love large screen phones – It comes with a 5.5 inch display with full HD resolution. Even with it’s large size, Honor 6 Plus weighs only 165 grams and is 7.5 mm thick. The Honor 6 comes with a large 3 GB RAM, 128 GB micro SD card expandable slot, and has 16 GB and 32 GB inbuilt storage variants.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa core (4×1.8GHz Cortex A15 4×1.3GHz Cortex A7) processor and Mali T628 GPU compared to HiSilicon Kirin 920 octa core processor and Mali T628 MP6 GPU of the older Honor 6. Since it has a bigger display, Huawei has armed the new Honor 6 Plus with a 3600 mAh battery compared to 3100 mAh unit of Honor 6.
The Honor 6 has everything that one would need on a smartphone and more – It has 4G LTE connectivity, dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC as well as USB 2.0 port.
One of the highlights of this phone is it’s camera – It has dual 8 megapixel rear auto-focus camera along with a dual LED flash and 8 megapixel front camera.
The Honor 6 is expected to be available in in three colours – Black, White and Gold.
The Honor 6 plus is expected to be launched at sub Rs. 20,000 price tag, which should make this one of the best Value for Money smartphones available in India!
The launch date is yet to be announced, but is expected to launch by end of this week!
[Note: We will update the links as soon as the online sales are live]