Android OS: There are surveys held recently on the popularity of the Mobile Operating System. Android is the second most sought after Symbian. This is an open source mobile operating system that has given it this preference among manufacturers of handsets. The market for this brand also houses applications more than 2 lakhs in numbers. I have picked up top 5 android phones in this article that are priced between Rs. 10000/- to Rs. 20000/- which also gives value for money.
Top 5 Android Handsets in the mid-price range i.e. between 10k – 20k INR
1. LG Optimus P500:
This handset comes at an affordable price and has many features that are outstanding. It has a touchscreen 3.2inch wide and has the maximum resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It sports Wi-Fi, 3G HSDPA, digital compass and GPS. It also has an audio jack of 3.5mm. This mobile is Bluetooth enabled having an audio player with MP3 support. You can also listen to FM radio. It has Android 2.2 OS with a processor speed of 600MHZ. Google mobile services also come with the handset which also houses a video player. All these come to you at a cost of just `12000/-. It has a talk time only up to 8 hours and a standby time up to 770 hours for a 2G. For 3G handset talk time is 7.5hours and standby time is 550 hours. You have SMS, MMS, Email and Chat features enabled in this handset. Games also offer your entertainment and you can download more android games.
2. Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830:
This handset also comes with the Android 2.2 OS, and the processor is 800MHZ which offers speedy performance. The touchscreen is 3.5inch wide displaying 16M colors and has the maximum resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. It has both MPs and MP4 music players along with FM Radio which offers an experience that will be extraordinary while listening to music. You can also use earphones record videos and playback with this handset. You have a 5MP camera that has both autofocus and LED flash making your photos really outstanding. It offers talk time of 11 hours and standby time of 640hours for 2G. While it is 6.5hours and 420hours on 3G for both the above features. Wireless connectivity also comes in an outstanding fashion with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi being enabled on these handsets. SMS, MMS and Email alone are constituted as messaging facilities. You can also have entertainment with games. All these features come at a cost of `14990/-. You do not have IM Chat features and up gradation of the OS is uncertain.
3. Samsung Galaxy 3:
This handset has an awesome touchscreen with both multimedia as well as social networking features. The OS is Android 2.1 with resolution of 240×400 pixels and has screen display with 16M colors. It has the popular brand name ‘Galaxy 3’. The processor speed is slower with only 667MHZ CPU. Music is given by MP3 / MP4 music players as well as FM radio and also can share multimedia content with other devices. There is a 3MP camera with flash. This camera has smile and face detection along with geotagging. There are powerful speakers with 3.5mm audio jack. It has Wi-Fi connectivity and has SMS, MMS, eMail and Chat features. You also have Facebook and Google calendars. The ThinkFree office mobile enables you to edit spreadsheets, word docs and PPT presentations. You can also play games and have Google Maps for giving directions during travel. Since there is a minimum CPU, camera is also slow. There is no impressive design and the browsing will also be clumsy. All these come at a cost of `12300/-.
4. Motorola Zeppelin Lite:
This is a 3G smartphone that has the Android OS. The processor speed is 600MHZ which offers high-class performance. There is a 5MP camera with video recording and flash facilities. You can take pin sharp clear images with the LED flash. This device is Bluetooth, WAP and Wi-Fi enabled. You have network support for both 2G as well as 3G. This offers sophisticated connectivity and SMS, MMS, Push eMail, eMail and Chat messaging features. Battery backup is available with enough storage space. It has 3.2inch touchscreen having the maximum resolution of 320×480 pixels and the display comes with 256K colors. The music support has multi-formats with Stereo FM radio and ahs alerts with the quality speaker. The audio jack further enhances the fun with music. The internal memory can extend up to 32MB. The standby time for 2G is 500 hours and for 3G it is 450hours. You can have interesting games and download more for your fun. This handset has all the simulating features of the latest technology. All these come at a total cost of `13299/-.
5. Gigabyte Gsmart G1317 Rola:
This will be a dual SIM Android Mobile Phone that carries the name as mentioned above. It has many features that are superior as 16M colors in touchscreen display, TFT of 3.2inches and has a resolution of 240×400 pixels. The camera comes with 3.2MP which has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. It has Facebook / Twitter social networking sites preloaded in it. The dual SIM offers the facility to operate in two cellular networks simultaneously. It supports both GSM and HSDPA / UMTS networks. Android 2.2 OS has been implemented in the new versions. The internal memory ranges up to 512 MB RAM. You have Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi connectivity and music is given by Stereo FM turner and MP3 songs. 3.5mm Audio Jack is also provided. You also have 3G connectivity, digital zoom, SMS, MMS, IM, Push eMail which are messaging features offered. External memory extends up to 32GB. Internet comes with an HTML browser. There is also a proximity sensor support. All these features come at a price of `15543/-.
Conclusion: You would have reviewed all the above information. When you consider the features offered by our mobile and the cost incurred in obtaining the same.
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