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Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

Top five quad core smartphones

Multi core processors in mobile phones were once considered a distant dream but we now have quad core CPUs in smartphones  and they’ve got very popular due to their versatility. You can do a lot of things with such fast phones like TV connectivity, GPS navigation, high end applications, etc. These phones are getting closer to computers in terms of functionality and hence people aren’t hesitating to invest a lot of money on such devices. In this article, we tell you the best five quad core smartphones available in the market.

1. HTC One X (Rs. 29,699) :

This phone is a bit old and HTC has bought HTC One X+ after that. However, I think that the predecessor gives better value for money as the newer don’t have a lot of new features to justify the bigger price tag. The cost of this phone is Rs. 29,699 and you will find it cheaper in online markets like Sulekha.com.

HTC One X has slim polycarbonate unibody construction having Gorilla Glass. IT has huge 4.7 inches display and it is HD Super LCD 2 screen. The screen resolution is 1,280×720 pixels. We had a great time playing games and watching HD content on this screen.

The Gorilla Glass on this phone has slight contour and it protects the screen from any accidents. There is 1.5 GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip inside having integrated core to save battery power. There is also 12 cores Nvidia GeForce GPU inside for lower power consumption. All this gives this phone a good performance.


HTC One X has HTC Sense 4.0 UI inside having Android 4.0 ICS and there is Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ update offered for this phone. Indian language too is supported. This phone has a gig of RAM inside and there is 16GB internal memory. However, there is no external memory card slot. The battery isn’t user replaceable either.

HTC One X+ has 64GB internal memory and its performance is 25 per cent better than its predecessor. The newer handset will take some time to reach Indian shores as it was only launched recently in international markets.

That said, HTC One X still is a really good deal for its price. The cost went down by ten grand recently with the launch of HTC One X+.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note II (Rs. 34,600) :

When the first Samsung Galaxy Note came out, it immediately became popular due to its big size.  With Note II, it is still biggest smartphone in the market from a foreign phone maker.

Samsung Galaxy Note II has 5.5 inches  HD Super AMOLED screen having a resolution of 1,280×720 pixels. There is Exynos quad core processor inside to give you fast computing performance. There is Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean OS which has plenty of features and utility.

This ‘phablet’ has Samsung Exynos 4 quad core 1.6 GHz processor inside with 2GB RAM and Mali-400 MP GPU inside. This makes the phone better than Samsung Galaxy SIII. There is also something new called Popup Note here.

Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with eight megapixels rear facing camera with LED flash and autofocus. This camera records 1080p full HD video at 30 fps and there is 1.9 MP camera on the front to make video calls. It is recommended that you look for this gadget in the online markets for best deals.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

3. Samsung Galaxy SIII (Rs. 30,699) :

This phone has 4.8 inches HD Super AMOLED Plus PenTile touch screen display with resolution of 1,280×720 pixels. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 2 used on this screen to make it more durable against any scratches. This device is just 8.6 mm thick and has Samsung Exynos 4 quad core CPU inside having frequency of 1.4 GHz.

There are few new features inside this phone such as Smart Stay which keeps the display awake if anyone is looking. The screen automatically goes in to sleep mode when it doesn’t detect open eyes staring at it.

There is eight megapixels camera on back with LED flash and it lets you take photos even when you are recording videos. Front side has 1.9 MP camera to make video calls and it can record 720p HD video at 30 fps.

Other features on the Samsung Galaxy SIII include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, online storage, stereo FM, and microSD memory card slot. The 2,100 mAh battery inside keeps this phone alive for a long time.

Samsung Galaxy SIII

4. LG Optimus 4X HD (Rs. 25,990) :

This is LG flagship cellphone and has True HD IPS 4.7 inches touchscreen having resolution of 1,280×720 pixels. There is 1.5 GHz quad core resolution inside having GeForce low power graphics chip. There is Android 4.0 ICS inside with LG’s Optimus 3.0 UI. Whether this phone will get Jelly Bean update or not isn’t known.

LG Optimus 4X HD comes with 1 GB RAM inside and there is 16GB onboard storage with microSD card slot for putting more memory. This handset is just 8.9mm thick and its weight is 133 grams. There is eight megapixels camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash. The camera can record 1080p HD videos at 30 fps.

This phone has 1.3 Mp camera on front for chatting and video calling. There are other features like gyroscope sensor, accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS, wide support for different AV formats, WiFi, FM, DLNA compliance, etc.

This phone comes with 2,150 mAH battery inside and its rated talk time is nine and half hours on 3G. The feature set on this phone is quite similar to that of SGSIII and it is the least expensive quad core phone right now.

LG Optimus 4X HD

5. Lenovo K860 (Rs 25,750) :

This is Lenovo’s flagship phone and has 1.4 GHz quad core Samsung Exynos 4412 CPU inside. It also has Mali 400 MP GPU inside and this GPU is the same as that on SGS III and Samsung Galaxy Note II. It is a really slim device at 9.6mm and also has 1 GB RAM inside.

Lenovo K860 has five inches screen with 1,280×720 pixels resolution. It is the second biggest screen size after Samsung Galaxy Note II. There is eight megapixels camera on the back having support for hundred frames in continuous shooting. There is also 1080p HD video recording support.

There is also a two megapixels camera on the front for making video calls. This device has big 2,250 mAh battery inside. This battery is bigger than that on Samsung Galaxy SIII. This phone is available for 28 grand but you will get it for less in online markets.

Lenovo K860

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