Recently there had been a flurry of handset launches which are powered with Google’s Android operating system. Are you confused on which handset to go for a budget of between Rs. 11,000 and Rs. 19,000 then we will guide you in this process so that you can choose the best available option out of many devices in the market.
LG Optimus One
It seems that LG has gone one step ahead and launched the most efficient and the best phone LG Optimus One in the market which just costs around Rs. 12, 000. With the first phone in this category to offer the latest Android OS version 2.2.Froyo. With the latest 2.2 Froyo you can share your internet to other devices by turning your phone into a wireless router, with a faster performance plus capability to install apps on a micro SD card, and compatibility with some of the recent Google apps like Voice actions. This phone just adds that extra magic which the other handsets failed to deliver, yes I’m talking of Samsung Galaxy 3, Sony Xperia X8 and also HTC Wildfire.
This LG Optimus One is powered with a 600 MHz which may lag sometimes but with a price tag of just around Rs. 12, 000, this phone is truly a value for money device. This device boasts the power of 1500Mah battery strength with a 3.2 Mp camera which is best for average to good quality of pictures, average for Night pictures and good for day images. How can we miss the multimedia part, this phone has been given support for DivX and X Vid playback capability straight from out of the box and music quality too is not that bad if compared with its close competitors. Also refer a complete detailed review on LG Optimus One. All in all, this phone can be described in just one word, value for money.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X 8
As this phone has a quite a big name, Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 wish it had big list of features but that’s not the case. People generally buy Sony phones just for Music and camera clarity but one has to accept that Sony has always delivered in this criteria but if you ask whether this phone deserves a buy then I would simply not recommend this device, as this phone comes for any thing around Rs. 15, 000 and if it doesn’t have 3 G then what’s the use of investing so much of cash in purchasing this device and also it lacks front camera with which you cannot make video calls.
And also this device has just received the update of Eclair 2.1 from its past 1.6 version which is not impressive either. I’m sure you will agree with me that this phone surely doesn’t deserve a buy. If you compare with any other phones, this device has just got a screen size of 3.0 inches unlike most of them has got 3.2 inches display and also the 3.2 megapixel sensor on has a fixed focus which only adds to the list of disadvantages. All in all this doesn’t deserve a buy.
Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801
If this article would have been written down the line 2-3 months back then I would probably recommend you to buy this but sorry to say that as market has evolved to a better set of smart phones its now evident that these phones has to be replaced with the new set by Samsung as this handset device has now lost the charm to attract the consumers. Though it has a speedy 667 MHz of processor in it, DivX and X Vid capability support, Wi Fi, Blue tooth 3.0 compatibility nicely complemented with a 3.2 inches of screen size, this lacks in screen resolution as it only has 240 X 400 pixel size which is much lower if compared with others like HVGA 480 X 320 pixel resolution size.
And also what adds to the list of negativities is that this phone feel is very plasticky and also screen tends to accumulate all of your finger prints which I think is the biggest disadvantage of touch phone. With still its price hovering around Rs. 12, 000 mark, this doesn’t deserve a buy as with an addition of Rs. 500 you will get a better device which has a better resolution size.
Again like I mentioned with the case of Samsung Galaxy 3, this would have been a decent choice a few months ago since there weren’t many Android phones in this price range at that time in the market. The list of positivities include HTC UI Sense enhancement with which you will experience the best of the on screen keyboard. But with a 320 X 240 pixel size and 3.2 inch screen size, the screen looks ugly and with a slow processor of 528 MHz this lags just too much.
Though it has a 5 Mp camera images tend to look bad as due to low screen resolution and with a price tag of Rs. 14, 500 this surely doesn’t deserve a buy. In this case Old is definitely Gold but a rock. Also the problem with HTC phones is the availability of these phones, the phones from HTS are hardly available anywhere in the market. If you are lucky you will get this device to buy. Really a perfect showcase of worst distribution.
Garmin-Asus A 10
This device from the table of Garmin Asus pledges to bring the best experience of maps right on your device, with a fairly good 3.2 inches HVGA screen complemented with an Android 2.2 version of OS and UI enhancement and sturdy over all build, this device offers a great value in all. The main USP of this phone is the turn by turn navigation facility which is simply a fabulous feature. Also there are various pre installed apps which will make life much more simple. With a 5 MP camera clicks pretty good quality of images but since with an absence of LED or Xenon flash you need to compromise on the view ability of the images if you are planning to buy this.
With a market price of around Rs. 18, 300, this device can also act as a car kit package to deliver you the perfect experience of navigation services especially when you have the power of voice assistance with this device. But if you are not the person who don’t navigate much then device is probably not for you. This device reminds me the look of Samsung’s Galaxy S. Also refer to a complete detailed review on Garmin Asus A 10.
Videocon Zeus V 7500
Starting with the looks this phone delights just too much, specs wise this device is rock solid as it has a high resolution screen of 480 x 320 Pixels with a 3.2 inched multi touch capacitive screen with a motion G Sensor. This device recently upgraded from 1.6 Android OS to the Éclair 2.1 version. This phone also has an advance feature list of multiple audio and video supports and also powers a 600MHz of processor with support of 3.5G, Wi Fi, GPS and multiple Bluetooth support this phone is truly a rock star. This device also has a 3.5mm jack and 5 MP camera with a capability to record videos at 24 frames per second (FPS) in the most advanced formats H.263 and MP4.
This phone also comes with a proximity sensor and digital compass and also comes with 5 customizable screens, audio recorder, Loud speaker, FM recording capability. If you are planning to buy this phone then don’t forget to collect a lot of freebies with this phone as this phone is packed with an 8GB micro SD card, a car charger, a leather carrying case, two batteries (one additional), charging adaptor, USB data cable and also with stereo hands free. Lastly I would only like to say that I may sound bit biased when talking about this device but truly it’s a great value for money device, but again don’t just always believe on specs, it is always to get a feel of any device before buying the device as its always a better choice to experience and take any device. This phone comes with an attractive market price tag of around Rs. 11, 000. Also refer for a complete detailed review on Videocon Zeus V 7500.
Motorola Quench XT3
After a long silence Motorola again came to India but this time with the advanced Quench XT3 looks no different than most of the phones featured in this article. This device has Gorilla Glass covering its 3.2 inches screen size which is the same one used in Nokia N8 smart phone protects the display from scratches. Despite violent rubbing of the device with the sharp metal objects this doesn’t seem to scratch, leave it to the accidents and don’t please try this if you are planning to buy this. With DivX playback support out of the box and 3.2 MP camera and absence of auto focus the images tend to become blur but with LED flash images tend to be clear at night.
With good build and overall feel experience, This device too like Sony Xperia X8 has been updated now with Android 2.2 from the past version of 1.6. If you are planning to buy Sony Xperia X8 then this device is the perfect device and is value for money as this just costs Rs. 12, 000 unlike Sony Xperia’s X8 of around Rs. 15, 000.
Dell XCD 35
Dell too joined the Android bandwagon late earlier by debugging the Dell Streak tablet but recently Dell has come up with a set of new smart phones which are Dell XCD 28 and XCD 35 XCD 35. Dell XCD 35 which boasts a screen size of 3.5 inches, FM Radio and 3.15 MP a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels complements this device to a maximum. This device can practically store unlimited contacts and messages.
This device comes with an internal storage of 150 MB but can be expanded with the help of micro SD card to a whopping 32 GB. It almost has all standard features like A-GPS support and also supports multiple audio formats. The USP of this device is that this handset comes with an advanced exchange warranty of 1 year in which if phone is not serviceable or has some major issues then the device will be replaced with a new fresh one free of cost. Please note that this device is still not launched in India but soon will be launched in December with a price tag of around Rs. 17,000.