Best Smartphone Options For Tibetans In India

In this article of technology review, I am going to recommend a selected five android smartphones which are the best options for the Tibetans living in India planning to buy one. This is an attempt to make an awareness about the fact that it is not only the Apple iPhones that is the best option for mobile phones for Tibetans which is specifically expensive while we are not able to make its use to the fullest. The following are some of the best alternatives for the Tibetans in India to choose from. The following smartphones are selected on the of few factors which are suitable to the Tibetans especially in India. The following are the areas of the basis factors:

  1. Availability of support for Tibetan Language
  2. Processor speed and RAM size
  3. Camera Quality and Screen Resolution
  4. Battery Quality and life
  5. Affordability

Following are the six recommendations:

  1. Lenovo Zuk Z1

The Lenovo Zuk Z1 comes with Android 5.1.1 which is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow(supports Tibetan).

The Lenovo Zuk Z1 is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with  3GB of RAM. This feature should sufficiently provide a seamless user experience with the phone. It provides 64GB internal storage which though can not be expanded with external memory, a 64GB is more than a decent size for any user.

This smartphone has dimensions 155.70 x 77.30 x 8.90 (height x width x thickness) which weighs around 175.00 grams.

This is packed with a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel secondary front camera for selfies. Lenovo Zuk Z1  has 5.50-inch display size with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.

This has a 4100mAh battery which is a relatively powerful battery size.It is a dual sim nano sim sized and an affordable phone which is to be considered in India. The online stores selling this is listed around Rs. 13,000-13,500 which is a very worthy piece considering its amazing features.

2. Motorola Moto G4 Plus

The Moto G4 Plus, which is the latest of the Moto G series from Motorola designed to provide pure android experience comes with the latest android version Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which has system support for Tibetan language.

The smartphone features a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) SoC coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU processor and versions of either 2GB or 3GB RAM sizes. The 2GB RAM is a fair feature though 3GB RAM is a wiser choice in terms of performance. It weighs at 155 grams with 153×76.6×9.8mm dimensions.

Moto G4 Plus has advanced 16 MP camera that has laser focus and phase detect auto-focus to guide the shots. It also has a wide-angle 5 MP front camera for better selfie experience.

This phone has a 3000 mAh  battery which is very decent battery while at the same time it comes with turbo charger that charges faster than usual phones. The Moto G4 Plus in India is listed at an affordable price of Rs. 13,499 for 2GB RAM/16GB Internal storage and Rs. 14,999 for 3GB RAM/32GB Internal storage variants.

Special Feature: Fingerprint Reader

3. ASUS ZenPhone 3 Range

ZenFone 3 range smartphones, i.e., Laser and Max runs with Zen UI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow that has Tibetan language support.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is packed with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage powered by an octa-core processor. The smartphone also features fingerprint scanner. While the Asus ZenFone 3 Max is packed with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.

The smartphone has a 13-megapixel ‘PixelMaster’ primary camera that comes with Sony IMX214 sensor and EIS (electronic image stabilisation) features. The ASUS Zenphone 3 laser has a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 2.5D curved glass while the ASUS Zenphone 3 Max has 5.2-inch IPS LCD full-HD display.

The Zenphone 3 Max has a 4100mAh battery which is a big battery. The Zenphone 3 Laser is expected at a price of Rs. 18,000 while Zenphone 3 Max at 13,500 in India.

Special Feature: Power Bank mode for reverse charging.

4. LG Nexus 5X

The LG Nexus 5X successor to the LG Nexus 5 is the flagship of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

This smartphone has a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB RAM. This Google flagship smartphone comes in two variants with 16 GB internal memory and 32 GB internal memory.

Nexus 5X has a 12.3-megapixel primary rear camera and a 5-megapixel secondary front camera for selfies. It has a dimension of 147.00 x 72.60 x 7.90 mm and weighs 136.00 grams. It comes with a 5.2 inch with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 423 pixels per inch.

The LG Nexus 5X has a battery power of 2700mAh. The listed price of this smartphone ranges between Rs. 21,999 to Rs. 31,999.

Special Feature: Fingerprint Sensor and USB Type C charger for fast charging

5. Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro Launched in India in July 2016 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow which has in-built support for Tibetan language.

This smartphone has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and comes with 2GB RAM. It has a 16GB internal memory storage that can be expanded up to 128GB with microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro has a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel secondary front camera. The phone has a 5.50-inch display size with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It has dimension of 151.80 x 77.50 x 8.20 mm which weighs at 172.00 grams.

It bears a 3000mAh non removable battery. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro is listed at a price of Rs. 11,190 in India.

Special Feature: dual sim

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

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