Here are five Android smartphones in the mid-range segment that perform well and are worth considering.
A slew of mid to high range Android operating system based smartphones have recently been launched. While you are eyeing the high-end Android smartphones, it is safe to try out the mid-range smartphones that promise good and stable performance.
Here is a list of Google Android based smartphones under Rs 20, 000 worth buying.
HTC One V (Rs 18,200)
HTC recently introduced this new phone under its One series line up.
Sporting a 3.7 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display, the One V supports WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution. Text, images and videos appear crisper than they are on its predecessor - Legend. HTC has used unibody aluminium to construct this handset, and it has a chin on the front. One V is extremely comfortable to use and feels great for small or even medium sized palms.
Besides a single core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, this smartphone has 512 MB RAM that ensures smoother system-wide performance. With the One Series, HTC has introduced the latest version of its proprietary HTC Sense 4.0 user interface, which is faster and slicker compared to the previous version. HTC's Sense 4.0 UI is integrated on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
At the back is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. The camera app has been improved significantly to click more snaps in less time. The back camera is capable of recording 720p HD videos. There is no front facing camera though.
HTC has deeply incorporated the Beats Audio technology for better audio experience with the music and videos. With other regular set of features like GPS with A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo FM radio with RDS, and great multimedia support. Do check our report of brief interaction with the HTC One V smartphone.
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It comes in various colours including black, white, sky blue, dark blue, red, and green colours.
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There is no information about its price yet but looking at its configuration, it is all likely to be a low-cost smartphone.
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The water and dust proof smartphone has the latest Android operating system and an octa core processor.