Popular Phones On That You Shouldn’t Buy

We at keep checking our analytics to know what our users are searching for. This gives us better knowledge of the popular devices and market trends. But what we also realised is that a lot of people are browsing for, what we infer to be, mediocre devices; devices that makes no sense to purchase as there are much better ones out there. Below are some phones from the most viewed handsets that are trending on and suitable alternatives that you could buy instead of them. We’ve compared key features of the model in question and its prime alternative, to give you enough reasons to go for the better option. 

Sony Xperia E3

Sony prices their products at a premium. For e.g, their new flagships, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact costs more than the high end phones from its competitors. Sony themselves have admitted that they’re not interested in making phones under Rs. 10,000. As a result, the Xperia E3 loses on many grounds when compared to the stiff competition in this segment. For the same price, the Asus Zenfone 5 is better in almost every way.


 Sony Xperia E3Asus Zenfone 5
Display4.5 inches, 480p5 inch, 720p
Processor1.2GHz, Quad Core1.6GHz, Dual Core
Rear Camera 5 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Front Camera VGA2 Megapixel
Battery 2330mAh2110mAh

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is probably the ONLY Samsung phone under Rs. 10,000 that you should buy, if you’re hell bent on getting a Samsung phone. But before that, have a look at its comparison to the Yu Yureka.

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 Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Yu Yureka
Display4.5 inches, 480p5.5 inches, 720p
Processor1.2GHz, Quad Core 1.5GHz, Octa Core
Front Camera 5 Megapixel 13 Megapixel
Rear Camera2 Megapixel 5 Megapixel
Battery 2000mAh 2500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3

It’s high time that Samsung revamps the S Duos series. All the S Duos phones had terrible specs and now with the Huawei Honor Holly available for the same price, it’s a no brainer as to which one you should opt for.


 Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3Huawei Honor Holly
Display4 inch, 480p5 inch, 720p
Processor1.2GHz Dual Core 1.3GHz Quad Core
Rear camera5 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Front cameraVGA2 Megapixel
Battery 1500 mAh 2000 mAh

HTC Desire 516

This phone runs on Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean). Need we say more? For the same amount, buy the Moto G (2nd Gen) which according to us was the Smartphone Of The Year 2014. The phone offers great value for money and also gets regular Android updates.

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 HTC Desire 516cMoto G (2nd Gen)
Display5 inch, 540p5 inch, 720p
Processor1.2GHz, Quad Core 1.2GHz, Quad Core
Front Camera 5 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Rear CameraVGA2 Megapixel

So here are the phones that you should strike off when choosing from various options.

Criselle Lobo

Criselle Lobo is an Associate Editor at She should have been writing code after her graduation, but destiny had other plans. She has an opinion on almost everything, but is open to other POVs too. You can connect with her on Twitter @criselle4.


    • muralimohan d
    • February 11, 2015

    This comparison is most useful to buy best mobiles.

    • February 11, 2015

    Thanks for your post.

    How is Micromax Yu Yureka?

    Have you heard any complains or issues?

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