Looking past the iPhone, there are other smartphones in the market that are efficient, economical and aesthetically pleasing. We bring to you the best buys this season.
At the top of the list is the marvel from Sony Ericson called Sony Xperia S. This phone comes in a bar-shape and has been fitted with a touchscreen to complement its sleek and elegant look. The Sony Xperia S runs Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system on 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor to efficiently meet the requirements of multi-tasking. The 1GB of RAM provides enough space to conveniently run any program.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a masterpiece from Samsung and has bagged the appreciation of many users. The S2 runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software. it runs on a 1.2 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor and has a full HD recording facility in it. But one thing that stands out in this phone is its 4.27 inch AMOLED display. It has a good battery back up of eight hours on 3G networks and 18 hours on the (almost) extinct 2G networks.
The HTC One X comes to you with the Android 4 (Ice-cream Sandwich) software and has a primary camera of eight megapixel. It has a 1.5 GHz Quad Processor which makes the phone super fast. It has an internal storage capacity of upto 32 GB. The only bad part about this phone is a low battery life, but apart from that, it is one of the best phones. The market price of this phone is `37,899 in India.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows phone and runs on the windows 7.5 (Mango) OS. This is new evolution in the Indian phone market. With an 8 megapixel primary camera, and 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, this phone promises a truly HD experience to its users. The battery serves a talk time of 13 hours in 2G and 9 hours in 3G networks. The price of Rs.23,585 is decent for the features it offers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a unique phone, offering all the experience of a Tab. This is best in its category. It runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Os and had an eight megapixel primary camera. It also has a two megapixel secondary camera. With a 1.4 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 Processor and Full HD Recording, this has one of the most responsive touch screens. It has a 5.3 AMOLED screen and also has an sPen that accompanies the phone. The only drawback is its size. Priced at `33,000 this is one phone that everyone would love to have in their armory.