(Updated July 2016) If you are planning to buy a smartphone online in 2016 here are some best recommendations.
There are many good choices depending upon your budget. We have listed some of the best selling smartphones which you can buy in 2016. All these smartphones offers great value for money and are currently hot favorite on online stores like Flipkart and Amazon India.
Staring with the top selling smartphone from Xiaomi the Redmi 2.
The phone comes with a decent 5.5 inch HD AMOLED display with 268ppi. It runs on Exynos 7870 which is an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 Ghz along wtih Mali-T830 GPU. It sports 2 Gb of ram and 16 GB rom with expandability upto 128Gb.
The J7 features 13MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, LED flash. At front it sports a 5 Mp camera with f/1.9 lens and front flash.
Powering the phone is the above average 3300 mAh battery pack. It has sensors and connectivity options like Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC. It measures in at 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm and weighs at 170 g.
Key specifications of J7 (2016):
LeTv or Leeco is one of the recent Chinese entrants in Indian smartphone market but they have made a name incredibly fast for themselves with the iconic Le1s smartphone. The have huge fan following on social media and tied up with Flipkart to sell smartphones online.
The same helped the company in sales. it’s being sold through flash sales, and during the first sale , around 70,000 units were sold in just one second. It is one of the best selling mobiles in 10K to 12k price range currently.
The phone has a 5.5 inch Full HD display (1080*1920) and is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz. The Le1s has got 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The camera section carries 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. The smartphone packs a 3000 mAh battery and supports fast charging.
Other features of this smartphone are, rear mounted finger print scanner, 4G LTE connectivity, USB Type-c etc.
Key Specifications of Le 1S
10 Best Selling Smartphones on Flipkart and Amazon : The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is touted to be the best selling smartphone from Xiaomi and was recently launched on Flipkart Priced Rs. 8,999. It has a metal build with plastic top and bottom for connectivity. It sports a 5 inch HD display, with 293 PPI.
It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with Adreno 505 GPU. It is slightly less powerful compared to the Redmi Note 3’s 510 GPU. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with MIUI 7.0 skin on top.
The phone sports a 13 MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash. A 5 MP shooter up front to click selfies. The smartphone comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. It also dawns a fingerprint scanner at the back and has support for 4G LTE.
The highlight of the phone is the mammoth 4100 mAh battery packed in a small 5 inch smartphone. It even beats its bigger sibling Redmi Note 3 in the battery performance.
Key specifications of Redmi 3S Prime
10 Best Selling Smartphones on Flipkart and Amazon: Can you get one of these from Amazon, I surely can’t. The smartphone was selling for Rs. 11,000 on OLX or Quikr while the retail price was only Rs. 8,999.
This is currently one of the crazy in demand smartphone. Micromax Yu Yureka Plus has created much hype in the Indian smartphone market with it’s aggressive pricing and impressive specification.
The smartphone is available on Amazon India @ Rs. 8,999.
This is the first phone from YU (sub brand of Micromax) with Cyanogen OS featuring a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS screen with 1920*1080p resolution with corning’s gorilla glass 3 protection, a 13 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX135 sensor and a 5 Megapixel front camera.
The phone is powered by an Octa core 64 bit snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 405 GPU a 2GB RAM andinternal storage of 16GB along with a microSD card slot. The cherry on the cake is, the phone also comes with 4G connectivity.
Since the phone comes with Cyanogens OS there is no trouble of voiding the warranty of the phone while rooting it. In addition,Micromax has claimed that the phone will receive regular software updates directly from Cyanogen
The Micromax Yureka packs a 2500mAh lithium polymerbattery, it gives 210 hours standby, and 8 hours talk time. It is a cracker of a deal if you can lay your hands on it in sub 10,000 price range.
Coming next on our list of best selling smartphone is the Hauwei honor 5X. It is the successor to the Huawei Honor 4X.
10 Best Selling Smartphones on Flipkart and Amazon: The Huawei Honor 5X comes with good camera quality and also has a premium metallic build. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 12,999 and is available on Flipkart.
Honor 5X features a 5.5 inch Full HD screen, with a resolution of 1920*1080 with good pixel density of over 400 PPI.
The smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (Octa-core 1.5 GHz) and has got 2 GB of Ram.
Huawei Honor 5X comes with 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable using a micro-sd card upto 128 GB.
On the camera front the Huawei Honor 5x have a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front for taking selfies.
The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 along with the Huawei’s EMUI 3.1.
The smartphone also have a fingerprint scanner, placed at the rear side below the camera. The smartphone comes in Gold , Silver and black colors and measures 8.2 mm in thickness and 158 grams.
Key specs of Honor 5X
10 Best Selling Smartphones on Flipkart and Amazon: Looks like Samsung started to understand what people wanted instead of just the brand name, the specs of the Samsung galaxy J5 2016 reflects this clearly for the price it commands. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 12,999 and is exclusive to Flipkart.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 looks great when compared to the previous Galaxy smartphones though it is still a poly-plastic made device.
It comes with a 5 inch HD super AMOLED display so the colors appear more natural, a 64 Bit Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor powers the phone and its coupled with 2 GB RAM to make it to perform smoothly.
The 13 MP camera at the rear has a F1.9 aperture and there is a 5 MP camera at the front, the great thing is that the front camera includes a LED flash.
The phone even offers 4G LTE connectivity for faster browsing and video streaming. It also has a 3000 mAH battery to last all day.
The advantage with buying the Samsung smartphone is that you get the build quality along with better after sales service.
Key specs of Samsung Galaxy J5
This year’s OnePlus is the best smartphone to buy under Rs. 30,000. The all metallic build and a curved 2.5 D glass front makes it uber cool. The phone is very thin, 7.3 mm at its thickest point.
The phone sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 GPU. It features 6 Gb of ram and 64 GB of storage. The phone has a slight bump due to the 16Mp rear camera with single LED flash, and an 8Mp camera up front for clicking life like selfies. It comes with near stock android experience with Oxygen OS 3.1.3 based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.
Powering the phone is a decent 3000 mAh battery, although the highlight of the phone is the all new fast charging feature called as “Dash Charge”. It is exclusively available on Amazon for ₹27,999.
The best Budget Flagship of the year with Budget price tag!
Key specifications of OnePlus 3:
Lenovo K4 note is one of the best Mid-range smartphone in India which is available on Amazon priced at Rs. 11,999.
The smartphone looks good in terms of build quality and offers incredible sound from dual front firing speakers and Dobly Audio.
It also has support for VR and you can buy the Lenovo VR headset with the smartphone to have a immersive VR experience.
The Lenovo K4 note also follows the flash sales model, from which 70000 units were sold in first two sales, but now is available without any flash sale.
The Lenovo K4 Note has a 5.5 inches screen with Full HD 1080p display, it also includes Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The processor is an Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 clocked at 1.3 GHz. The K4 Note has 3 GB Ram and internal storage space is 16 GB.
The Lenovo K4 Note comes with a decent 13 MP camera at the rear and there is a 5 MP camera at the front.
The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and have a 3300 mAh battery. Read Full Review – Lenovo K4 Note.
Key Specifications of Lenovo K4 Note
9). Micromax Canvas Xpress 2
This is one of the cheapest smartphones which comes with a 13 MP camera and has an octal-core processor. The smartphone was initially available only through the flash sale but now is available otherwise too.
The Canvas xpress is priced at Rs. 6199 and the great thing is it comes with a 13 MP camera which no other smartphone can offer at this price. Still there is no compromise in other hardware specs of the smartphone.
The phone is powered by an Octa-core Mediatek MTK6592M processor clocked at 1.4 GHz with 1GB DDR3 RAM, offers faster processing and smoother Multi tasking.
The screen measures 5 inch with HD display protected by corning’s gorilla glass 3 and also coated with Anti-finger print Oleophobic coating.
The phone also has OTG support, one of the useful features for a user to have on his smartphone.
Key specs of Micromax Canvas Xpress 2
The Coolpad Note 3 and the Coolpad Note 3 lite are top seller smartphones on Amazon from the Chinese brand Coolpad.
The Coolpad Note 3 lite got launched couple of weeks back in Feb’16 and offers great value for money in Sub 7K price range.The Coolpad Note 3 lite comes with a fingerprint scanner , is the cheapest fingerprint scanner mobile in India.
The Coolpad Note 3 lite has a 5.0 inch HD screen with (1280*720 pixels) and 293 PPI.
The smartphone is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz and also has insane 3 GB RAM.
The internal storage space of this smartphone is 16 GB. And it also have a micro SD slot upto 32 GB support.
The smartphone also has got a good camera with a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front camera for taking selfies.
The Coolpad Note 3 lite have Dual sim 4G connectivity, it runs on Android Lollipop and has a 2500 mAh battery.
Coolpad Note 3 offers incredible value for the money and is one of the low cost feature rich smartphones you can buy in India currently.
Key Specifications of Coolpad Note 3 lite
10 Best Selling Smartphones on Flipkart and Amazon- As the name suggests the Zenfone 2 comes with a Laser auto focus, a feature that was seen only in flagship phones.
It’s a surprise to see a midrange smartphone to have this feature, this laser auto focus is rarely seen in smartphones as the technology behind this is bit costly to be added to a smartphone
The phone has a Corning’s gorilla glass 4 protection for its 5.5 inch HD screen and it has 2 times Drop resistance and strength when compared to gorilla glass 3.
The phone is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon 410 processor built on 64 Bit architecture
Coupled with 2 GB RAM
The phone runs on android lollipop modified with Zen UI which is claimed to give enhanced security and user experience
Key specs of Asus Zenfone 2 laser