In the present day smartphone market, the octa core smartphones are quite popular and very reasonably priced. In the Indian smartphone market, there’s a good demand of such powerful handsets and also the supply from local and international companies are very sufficient. Pricing for octa core handsets in Indian market is affordable, almost anyone can buy a smartphone with eight core CPU these days. This article briefly reviews the top 10 octa core smartphones in the Indian market.
- Lenovo K3 Note
Lenovo K3 Note is powered by Mediatek MT6752 1.7 GHz octa core CPU. The CPU architecture is Cortex A53. Alongside the CPU, it has 2 GB of RAM for better multitasking support and 16 GB internal storage with expandability up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The GPU on the Lenovo K3 Note is Mali 760. Lenovo K3 Note runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Price – Rs. 9,999.
- Samsung Galaxy J7
Samsung Galaxy J7 comes in two CPU variants – Snapdragon and Exynos. The Snapdragon 615 CPU is a combination of two quad core CPUs – one quad core 1.4 GHz + one quad core 1.0 GHz. On the Exynos 7580 variant, the CPU is octa core 1.5 GHz. 1.5 GB RAM comes alongside the CPU for added multitasking support. 16 GB ROM makes a sufficient storage for a smartphone of this budget, however it’s expandable up to 128 GB using microSD card. Price – Rs. 14,999.
- XiaomiMi 4i
XiaomiMi 4i is a slightly underpowered variant of last year’s flagship model XiaomiMi 4. The CPU on this handset is Snapdragon 615 which is octa core in the following way – quad core 1.7 GHz + quad core 1 GHz. It has 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB internal storage space without the flexibility of adding external memory via the microSD card slot. It’s a unibody construction handset with a non-removable 3120 mAh battery. Price – Rs. 12,999.
- Micromax Canvas Xpress 2
This handset is powered by Mediatek MT6592M CPU. It’s an octa core 1.4 GHz unit based on Cortex A7 architecture. The accompanying GPU is Mali 450 on this handset. On the memory specs, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 comes with a 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM with expandable external memory up to 32 GB. Price – Rs. 5,999.
- HTC Desire 620G
HTC Desire 620G is powered by Mediatek 6592 octa core 1.7 GHz CPU. It has Mali 450 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage with microSD card slot expandable up to 32 GB. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat and uses HTC Sense 6 as the user interface. The cameras on this smartphone are – 8 MP rear and 6 MP front. Price – Rs. 10,000.
- Panasonic P55 Novo 8 GB
The CPU on the Panasonic P55 Novo is a combination of three CPUs – 1.2 GHz, 1.4 GHz and 1.4 GHz, hence making the total number of cores 8. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and offers an upgrade to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The display on this unit is 5.3 inches with an HD resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 271 ppi. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage with microSD card slot expandable up to 32 GB. Price – Rs. 7,889.
- Karbonn Titanium Mach Two
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two is powered by an octa core 1.4 GHz Cortex A7 CPU. Alongside, it has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage with memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB. Karbonn Titanium Mach Two offers 720×1280 pixels resolution on the 5 inch IPS LCD display.The handset is based on a unibody construction, and the 1900 mAh battery is non-removable Li-ion. Price – Rs. 7,749.
- Lava Iris X8
Irix X8 from Indian major smartphone manufacturing company Lava is powered by an octa core CPU of 1.4 GHz. It has 2 GB RAM, 8/16 GB ROM and external memory expandable up to 32 GB. The display resolution on Iris X8 is 720×1280 pixels HD and it’s protected by Dragon Trail Glass. Resolution on the cameras are 8 megapixel rear and 3 megapixel front. Price – Rs. 7,499.
- GioneeElife S5.1
The CPU underneath GioneeElife S5.1 is Mediatek MT6592 octa core 1.7 GHz. The GPU accompanying the CPU is Mali 450. It has 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory storage and no expandable external storage option. The cameras are 8 megapixel in rear and 5 megapixel in front; the display measures 4.8 inches with 720×1280 pixels resolution. Price – Rs. 9,899.
- Huawei Honor 4C
Huawei Honor 4C is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 620 octa core 1.2 GHz CPU. It has 2 GB of Ram and 8 GB internal storage option with expandable memory slot up to 32 GB. It’s a unibody handset with a non-removable 2550 mAh battery. Price – Rs. 8,999.
The mentioned smartphones are quite affordable for all ranges of consumers, the performance rating on these handsets are satisfactory as well.