Friday 20 July 2012

Smartphones Under 8K

Today mobile market is full smartphone. Different companies with different hardware support have released there phone in market. These phone are very useful specially if you are talking about social media connectivity. You can get one with a good configuration around 10 - 12 thousand. But what if you are planning to buy smartphone but your budget is less then 8 thousand. Most will say you cant get one smartphone in this rang.

We have few smartphone for you, presently available in the market Tag less then 8K.

Spice Mi-270

Spice Mi-270 has Android v2.2 (Froyo) installed with a display of 2.8-inch touchscreen. It is the cheapest smartphone in India, so you cannot expect features like other mobiles. It has only the basic features you can get with the power of a smart OS. The storage memory can be expanded upto 16GB using a Micro SD card. Browse internet via GPRS/EDGE or WiFi, 2 MP camera, FM Radio and GPS navigation.

Battery: Lithium-ion 1000 mAh
Display: 2.8-inch touchscreen
Navigation: Integrated GPS
Dual SIM: Yes
Price: Rs. 3,499 (Link)

Alcatel OT-890D

Alcatel One Touch-890D  features Android v2.2 (Froyo), 2 megapixel camera and storage memory of 150 MB which is expandable upto 16 GB via Micro SD card. The display is 2.8-inch but resistive touch screen, obviously you cannot get everything at this price! If you want to surf internet at high speed using 3G then it’s minus 1 for this. It does not have 3G support but it does have WiFi. Other features include FM Radio, MMS, Facebook, Twitter and GPS navigation.

Internet Connectivity: 2G, WiFi
Camera: 2 MP with Geo-tagging
CPU: 420 MHz processor
Battery: 1000 mAh Li-ion
Price: Rs. 3,400 - 4,500 (Link)

Huawei U8150 IDEOS

Huawei U8150 IDEOS is a candy bar shape device, which offers 528 MHz ARM 11 processor with Froyo. It also has an average camera of 3 megapixel. The good thing is that the screen is capacitive touch, but the size is 2.8-inches only. The memory of 200 MB can be expanded upto 32 GB using an external memory card. Surf the internet seamlessly using 3G or WiFi. It also gives you FM Radio, integrated GPS navigation and camera with Geo-tagging.

Internet Connectivity: 3G, WiFi
CPU: 528 MHz processor
Battery: 1200 mAh
Price: Rs. 3,999 - 4,500 (Link)

Karbonn A1

An India based manufacturer, Karbonn A1 features a 2.8-inch resistive touch display with matte finish at the front. The 600 MHz processor with 162 of RAM is enough for basic functions, but when you try to play games that require more memory, it may lag a bit. Thanks to the task manager, applications which may cause the phone to crash will automatically shut down. Camera is quite average, 3.2 MP, but it gives you 3G and WiFi ability. Also, you can make WiFi hotspot using this device.

Storage Memory: 210 MB, expandable
CPU: 600 MHz
Camera: 3.2 MP
Price: 4,500 (Link)

Vodafone Smart VF858 (Huawei U8160)

Vodafone 858 was originally manufactured by Huawei, also knows as Huawei U8160 features the same OS as the mobile phones above with a capacitive touch of 2.8-inch. Storage memory includes 130 MB (internal) plus expandable via memory card. It does not have a front-facing camera for video calling but it does have 3G, WiFi support for faster browsing, you can also create a hotspot with this device. CPU includes a processor of 528 MHz ARM 11.

Navigation: GPS support
Power: 1200 mAh
Talktime: 4 hours (2G) | 4.5 hours (3G)
Price: 4,500 (Link)

Spice MI-280

Spice MI-280 is a dual SIM phone which features Gingerbread, that’s different from others! – And newer. Other features of this device are absolutely better than the ones I already mentioned above. It’s good if you are looking for more features at an affordable rate. You can do video calling as it has a front VGA cam. A 600 MHz processor reside inside the CPU with 256 MB of RAM.

Screen: 2.8-inch capacitive touch
Battery: 1000 mAh
Primary Camera: 5 MP without flash
Connectivity: 3G, WiFi
Price: Rs. 5,330 (Link)

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300

Samsung, the newly crowned best mobile seller also has a Android mobile phone in India under Rs.7,000 . This device has a capacitive display of 2.8-inches with Gingerbread OS and TouchWiz UX user interface. Including the massive 3GB internal storage you can expand it via Micro SD card. Along with WiFi, 3G, GPS, it also has a decent battery of 1200 mAh.

CPU: 832 MHz ARM 11
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
RAM: 256 MB
Price: Rs. 6,790 (Link)

LG Optimus Me P350

Display: 2.8-inch capacitive
OS: Android v2.2 (Froyo)
Battery: 1280 mAh Lithium-ion
Processor: 600 MHz ARM 11
GPU: Adreno 200
RAM: 140 MB
Camera: 3.2 MP
Price: Rs. 6,999 (Link)

Micromax A73

OS: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
Display: 3.5-inch capacitive touch
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 3G, WiFi
Camera: 2 MP primary | VGA front
Processor: 650 MHz
Power: 1300 mAh Li-ion
Price: Rs. 7,120 (Link)

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Display: 3.0-inch capacitive
User Interface: v2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz
RAM: 290 MB
Internet Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 3G, WiFi
Processor: 832 MHz ARMv6
Power: 1200 mAh
Price: Rs. 7,490 (Link)

  • If you plan to use multiple or heavy apps on your device: Buy the one which has a decent processor and RAM.
  • Need smooth touch experience: Choose the one with capacitive screen.

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