Phones That Cost More Than 45000, And Are They Worth It?

 

If you’ve been following The Brunette Diaries, you would know that our last article spoke about budget phones that cost less than Rs. 8000. Now we decided to explore the other side of the smartphone spectrum, and take a look at some of the most expensive phones in the market.

Here we have put together a list of phones that cost more than 45000. But the question that plagues us all is, are they really worth it?

HTC One M9+

HTC One M9+

HTC One M9+

Approximate Cost: 49,000 INR

Quick specs

Display: 5.2 inches

Camera: 20MP + 2.1MP, 5376 x 3752 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Chipset: Mediatek MT6795T

CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz

GPU: PowerVR G6200

Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB

Internal: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Nothing out of the ordinary in the HTC One M9+, except the fact that it has some solid stats; something that HTC has been famous for in the Android market. Its premium quality and shiny aluminium body give it a very masculine appeal. Packed with some of the latest tech, like a 20 megapixel camera with dual tone flash, an octa-core processor, a fingerprint sensor and decent battery backup, the HTC One M9+ certainly looks very promising. The addition of BoomSound speakers that offer 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound are quite pleasing to the ears. All in all, a very good package, but is it worth 49,000 INR?

LG G4

LG G4

LG G4

Approximate Cost: 50,000 INR

Quick specs

Display: 5.5 inches

Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash

OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808

CPU: Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57

GPU: Adreno 418

Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB

Internal: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

A couple of years ago, LG surprised everyone with their flagship model, the LG G2. Soon after, they launched the LG G3 and now they have stepped up their game with the LG G4. This phone is the perfect blend of unique features embedded into a very unique design.  While theplastic rear panels are a bit disappointing, the leather ones look great and the overall build quality of the LG G4 is simply top-notch. The battery life is average so don’t expect too much from that front. The camera has received quite a few upgrades since the LG G3, and this is where the phone shines the most. But again, is it really worth 50,000 INR?

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

Approximate Cost: 50,000 INR

Quick specs

Display: 4.5 inches

Camera: 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, auto/manual focus, Xenon & LED flash

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to v8.1

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus

CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU: Adreno 225

Card slot: No

Internal: 32 GB, 2 GB RAM

The first thing you notice when you look at a Nokia Lumia 1020, is the rather large bulge at the back. No, it is not a bad case of hernia that we’re dealing with here; it is indeed one of the greatest cameras to be shoved in to the back of a phone in years! The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone, equipped with a 41 megapixel camera (yes, you read that right, 41 megapixel camera) and manual controls that include flash, white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation. The downside of this brilliant camera phone is that it 4 seconds from the time you press the shutter to the moment the camera is ready to shoot again. That’s a little slow for a camera oriented phone. You wouldn’t want to miss out on something like you’re your baby’s first steps now, would you? So is the Nokia Lumia 1020 worth 50,000 INR?

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Approximate Cost: 83,000 INR

Quick specs

Display: 5.5 inches

Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash,

OS: iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 8.3

Chipset: Apple A8

CPU: Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

GPU: PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)

Card slot: No

Internal: 128 GB, 1 GB RAM

That awkward moment after reading Apple’s specs, when you realise you just blew 83,000 bucks on a phone that doesn’t even have a quad-core processor. Yes ladies and gentle blondes, the iPhone has been scamming people out of their money for generations now, and the iPhone 6 Plus is no better. A Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone, an 8 megapixel camera, no memory card (which forces you to buy a larger capacity phone at a premium price) and not to forget, a very flimsy body. But hey, you know how the saying goes – “If you don’t have an iPhone…” – you’d probably be 83,000 rupees richer! So, is the iPhone 6 Plus worth 83,000 INR?

Surprisingly, the answer to whether any of the above phones are worth it is a big NO! Even if you are filthy rich, to the point where you keep warm at night by tossing large wads of cash into a diamond encrusted fire place, it still wouldn’t make sense to buy any of these phones, and here’s why. With a little online research, you will soon realise that you can get smartphones that have similar, if not better capabilities, at a fraction of the price. If you haven’t read it already, here’s our article on Amazing Smartphones Under 8000.

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