#10 Nexus 4
Google Nexus 4, manufactured by LG is the most renowned one in the list with an elegant design and an excellent screen. Running on stock Android 4.2, the software is devoid of any unwanted apps that messes up the OS. It stands with its stunning smooth performance and moreover, being one of the products from search giant, Google.
Nexus 4 brings best features in terms of processor, a quad-core one which clocks at 1.5 GHz, and uncluttered software apart from camera features. It is a highly recommended handset for those wanting to join high-end handset revolution by paying a little less 25, 990, compared to other devices.
#9 Xperia Z- Google Edition
With a cutting-edge camera, a super-slim design and the ability to withstand bumps, dust-protected and water-protected, the Xperia Z is an excellent Smartphone that striked the Sony Mobiles. The full HD Android flagship high-end Smartphone comes with the best specs and although pricey at 37, 365 it offers the unique and latest features, especially the water-proof and dust-proof features.
When it comes to cameras, Sony is known to be the beast. It is built on the strong heritage of the Walkman and offers good battery performance and top-speeds.
#8 Galaxy S4- Google edition
Samsung’s flagship phone, Galaxy S4 is one of the most successful Android handsets up to date. The company has paired Android with the most iteration of its TouchWiz user interface brimmed with high-end features and options.
In a twist of tale, Google, on last week decided to release a pure version of Galaxy S4 with a pure Nexus experience. And the result, a high end Samsung Smartphone with the purest Android experience.
It comes in a slim uni-body making itself the world's first phone with an 8 core processor. The Smartphone has unique features, keeping users engaged in a lot of fun activities. Priced at 41, 000; it is a great Smartphone offering commendable camera and screen contrasts. It has a sleek look and offers good grip in the hands of users.
#7 HTC One
Similar to the Galaxy S4, Google gave the Nexus treatment to HTC’s Android flagship, the HTC One. The device combines stunning design, a supreme screen and explosive power to offer one of the best Smartphones. It stands out among other Android phones showing its class and finesse with good build, and innovative camera. In addition, it has an n IR sensor that makes it work like a TV remote as well.
The HTC One recently launched the device with the stock version of Google’s Android operating system. This "Nexus user experience" version will contain 32GB of built-in storage.
#6 Karbonn S5
The Karbonn S5 Titanium, successor to the S1 Titanium features an upgraded 5-inch qHD display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The Karbonn S5 Titanium looks a little different from its predecessor and is thinner. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, similar to that of S1 Titanium.
Priced at 11, 575; the dual-SIM Karbonn S5 Titanium powered by quad-core processor offers an excellent performance and is equipped with a good camera. The overall experience of navigation through the interface is impressive due to the Android operating system and the phone’s quad-core processor.
#5 Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax A116 Canvas HD, successor to the company’s budget phablet A110 Canvas 2. The device looks like an enlarged version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and looks compact compared to Canvas 2. The phone runs on stock Android version 4.1.2, Jelly Bean operating system. Similar to most other Android devices, there are five customizable home screens that can be filled with app shortcuts and widgets.
The phone is a worthy upgrade to A110. Priced at 13, 990 it is indeed worth buying as it offers the best features including excellent screen and decent performance. Despite its flaws of poor camera and slippery body, it offers a decent battery life at an affordable price.
#4 Lava Xolo A1000
Lava Xolo is the first company to release Intel powered Smartphones, adding X1000 to its series. This Smartphone has better looks among sub 20k handsets. It has a powerful processor and a camera with a bright display with good internal storage capacity, claiming to be the 'fastest phone ever'.
The Smartphone runs on Android 4.0 Jelly Bean, operating system. Priced at 19, 000, the Smartphone comes with sleek design and clear display screen.
#3 Karbonn S1 Titanium
The dual-SIM Karbonn S1 Titanium powered by quad-core processor offers an excellent performance as well as triumphs over other dual-core processor powered phones priced at a range of 10, 500. It runs on stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The decent budget Smartphone could be a bit of deal breaker in terms of poor quality screen and below average call quality but offers the best performance in terms of processor and operating system. The device comes with a 1600mAh battery lasts to around 6 hours and 20 minutes, including usage of 3G, phone calls, Whatsapp chats, Twitter notifications and playing music.
#2 HTC First
HTC First, codenamed as Myst is an Android Smartphone pre-loaded with Facebook’s own user interface layer, Facebook Home. It is a mid-range Smartphone and the first of the HTC phone to run a stock version of Android. It does not ship the HTC Sense software.
The HTC First is also the first Smartphone to include the Instagram as a pre-loaded app. If Facebook Home is disabled, the device reverts to a stock Android 4.1 experience.
#1 Lava Iris 501
Lava, leading manufacturer in India has its Smartphone Iris 501, priced at 9, 999. Running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Lava recently announced its rolling update. The phone has its own custom user interface which sticks close to the stock Android UI, although with different icons.
The model features a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera and 4GB internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD card. It comes with a 2,300mAh battery which can stand to 7.8 hours talk time and 620 hours standby mode