Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 comments

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

So, Apple announced the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch on 9th September, 2014 at California, in the US. For the Apple Watch, we'll have to wait till early 2015 in the US; definitely later than that in India. Apple has confirmed the Indian launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus for 17th October, 2014 (See screenshot grabbed by GSMArena from Apple's website). We decided to put out some possible estimates on the expected cost of the two models, in their various storage configurations.

We've taken the following into consideration:
- The launch prices of the iPhone 5S, 5C and the reduced-cost 8 GB iPhone 4S on 1st November 2013
- The full, off-contract prices of the iPhones
- US taxes, at 8.1%
- The exchange rate for INR vs USD at Rs. 62.21/$ on launch day of iPhone 5S (1st Nov 2013) and an estimated Rs. 60.999/$ for the iPhone 6 launch

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1 comments


Best Windows Phone under 10k

In a follow-up to our Best Android Phone Below 10k, which we published last week, we thought we'd take a dip at an other end of the pool - the best Windows Phone within the same budget. There are not many options to choose from, but the main criterion we used to select the phones to put together this article is the version of Windows Phone. All Windows Phones considered for this title run Windows Phone 8.1. And so, The Indian Geek, brings to you, the best Windows Phone under Rs. 10,000.

As usual, some pointers to keep in mind:

* Since the smartphone market is evolving, the smartphones listed here would only be valid as the 'best Windows Phone under ₹ 10,000' for a limited time

The Indian Geek does not deal with the sale of any of these products.

* Anyone reading this who has more to add or points to contest our picks, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below

Now, without further ado, our pick for the best Windows Phone below ₹ 10,000 in India, as of August 2014 awaits you past that 'Read more' link.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1 comments

Best Android Phone below Rs. 10,000

Consumers are price conscious - whether in India, or abroad. We want the most bang for the buck. The interesting deciding factor in a country like India is the purchasing power. The average consumer in India does not wish to spend too much on a smartphone - yet, we would like to get the most powerful smartphone that we can for the money we have. Despair not, for we at The Indian Geek, bring to you, the best Android smartphone under Rs. 10,000.

Some pointers before we take you through our top picks:

* We have not considered brands such as Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, etc.

* Since the smartphone market is rapidly evolving, the smartphones listed here would only be valid as the 'best Android smartphone under ₹ 10,000' for a limited time

The Indian Geek does not deal with the sale of any of these products.

* Anyone reading this who has more to add or points to contest our picks, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below

Go ahead. Click the 'Read more' link below to see our pick for the best Android smartphone below ₹ 10,000 in India, as of August 2014.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 1 comments

Best smartphones below ₹ 10,000 (August 2013)
The average consumer in India doesn't like to spend too much time in pondering over the decision to buy a phone. Once the budget has been set, the phone should be selected. Thanks to the rate of advancement in the smartphone space in the past few years, we are spoilt for choice. There are way too many smartphones out there - with different Operating Systems, with different feature sets and different design directions. Despair not, for we at The Indian Geek, have tried to distil the key smartphones from each manufacturer within a specific budget.

Some pointers before we take you through our top picks:

* We have only considered smartphones from manufacturers who sell their own phones (as opposed to several companies that sell re-badged phones made by Original Device Manufacturers - ODMs - in China or elsewhere). This means that we have considered (in alphabetical order): Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sony. Motorola did not make the cut as their sales operations in India have been ceased.

* Since the smartphone market is constantly evolving, the smartphones listed here would only be valid as the 'best smartphones under ₹ 10,000' for a limited time

* This is not a specs comparison. There are websites such as Versus IO that can do a much better job at comparing specs between multiple devices.

The Indian Geek does not deal with the sale of any of these products.

* The listing of the smartphones is in alphabetical order of the manufacturers' names

* Anyone reading this who has more to add or points to contest our picks, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below

* The pros and cons of the smartphones from these manufacturers have been weighed against the other offerings within the selected budget range

Now that we have dispensed with the formalities, click the 'Read more' link below to see our picks of the best smartphones below ₹ 10,000 in India, as of August 2013.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 4 comments

Nexus 4
LG has just announced that it's partnering with Google to launch the Nexus 4 in India. The price has been set at Rs. 25,999/- for the 16 GB version, with no word on the possibility of even a future launch of the 32 GB variant. Availability (in stores or online) is also unclear at the time of writing, but should be soon since we had noticed Flipkart.com listing the phone for pre-order before the press announcement from LG.

From all reports (outside India), this phone was the best Android phone at the time of its US launch, more than 6 months ago. From what we know, the only competitors right now are the current flagships from Sony, HTC and Samsung - which all sport 5-inch 1080p screens and cost nearly Rs. 40,000/- We still consider this a great buy, but we'll reserve our judgements until we get our grubby hands on a review unit and run it through our full ordeal of in-the-field tests.

For now, you'll have to be satisfied with reviewing the sundry list of specifications, straight from the Press Release, right beyond the break.