Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Indian Android Market- Android Phones under Rs 5000/-

 The android market in India is coming up with innovations one after the other. Indians have been bombarded with a long list of cheap affordable android devices like BSNL Penta T-Pad and Datawind brainchild Ubislate in last year or so. The competition in India forces once a luxury phone thing android to start appearing even in most basic devices. The devices not only let you experience some of the smartphone features; they are also a way of familiarizing with the system before you decide to shed some big sums for those big phones.

 With such a backdrop I tried to find out some of the best devices with an ideal combinations of functionality and affordability.There are quite a few of them out there but I am focusing on best five out of them.
 (In no particular order) 

  • Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja: When we talk about under Rs 5000/- android phones segment the phones from Micromax(surprisingly) stand out. One of there most successful phones in this segments is The Micromax A50 Superfone, it has also been advertised as Ninja. The Ninja is currently priced at Rs. 4,999/-. This Micromax has a 3.1-inch (7.9 cm) capacitive multi-touch display featuring Gravity sensor.A 650 MHz processor powers the phone and runs on the Google’s popular Android v2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system. The device comes with 50 MB internal memory and has a 1400 mAh battery under the cover. There is a 2 megapixels rear facing camera and phone features connectivity options such as; 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS navigation, and so on. One of the main attractions ofthis phone is the Siri-like voice recognition app “Aisha”.iphone is known for its voice recognition app Siri but there is world of difference in the price tags of the two. 

  •  Spice Mi-280: This Spice product has a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with Proximity sensor. The phone runs on Android v2.3 operating system.The Spice Mi-280 has a 3.2 MP primary camera and a 0.3 MP VGA secondary camera too. It’s powered by 650 MHz processor, comes built with 134 MB internal memory. This phone comes with a reasonable 1000 mAh battery. Phone is equipped with features like 3G, Wi-fi Hotspot, A-GPS with Google Maps, Bluetooth v2.1, etc. The price tag set for this android phone is Rs. 4,949/-.

  •  Huawei U8150 IDEOS: It’s an Android v2.2 (Froyo) powered smartphone priced at Rs. 4,499/- featuring a 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display. The phone comes  with Accelerometer sensor and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor. It comes built with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM whish makes it quick-responsive device. Huawei provides a 3.2 megapixels camera with auto focus and Geo-tagging which is good for instant sharing.  The Android phone packs in features like  Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB v2.0, 3G HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps and GPS with A-GPS support as well. It boasts a 1200 mAH battery and comes in Black body with blue, red, or yellow back panels.

  •   Karbonn A1: Karbonn has rolled out its one and possibly only android phone and has turned out to be a good competitor of Micromaxx in this segment. It released Karbonn A1 phone at a price of Rs. 4,076/- and It brings a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display and packs a 3.2 megapixels camera. Carbonn A1 has Android v2.2 (Froyo) as its operating system and comes built in 4GB NAND + 2GB DDR SDRAM. It’s powered by a 600MHz processor and boasts a Li-ion 1100 mAH battery giving good talk times. It also features Wi-Fi hotspot, A-GPS support and 3G HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps
 

  • MTS Livewire SP 100: Here is a CDMA based Android smartphone that runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS and belongs to under Rs 5000/- price segment. MTS Livewire SP  is powered by a 600 Mhz ARM 11 processor and comes built with 512MB ROM as well as 256MB RAM. It has a 2.8-inch LCD screen with motion sensor and G-Sensor. There is a 3.0 MP camera available for photography enthusiasts. This phone also enables you with  features like Bluetooth, 3G (3.1 Mbps via EVDO Rev A), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS with Google Maps, etc.

    So, what do you feel about these devices? Please let me know about your favorite affordable android devices.You can also suggest why you like or dislike them or point out towards the android apps you are in love with.
     There are thousands of Apps available in android market for your android
    devices and if you need a good detailed list you can always visit the following websilte.
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