Out of the lot, these are some of our recommendations when it comes to CDMA phones.
With the whole of India going gaga over the recent launch of 3G services, many have forgotten the CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology. There are many people who are true followers but want a better handset.
Below is list of handsets that would suit the needs of CDMA users in India.
Micromax might not be the No. 1 handset manufacturer in India but it is giving the big companies a run for their money.
The phone borrows some of its looks from BlackBerry Curve, and scores well in the look and feel department. On the multimedia front, it features a multi format audio player and 4 GB of expandable memory. Featuring a full Qwerty keypad, this phone is good for heavy typing and texting.
Micromax Q5c has a good 2.2 inch colour display with a decent 2 mega pixel camera with LED flash. The 1300 mAh battery supports up to 2-3 days of normal use.
It is priced at around Rs 4,000.
Samsung W529 Duos
The display measures 2 inches but produces vibrant visuals. The phone has multimedia capabilities for both audio and video playback but lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack. The 1.3 mega pixel camera is good for basic photography, and the phone scores well on looks and comfort.
Samsung SCH M369
With 16 GB of expandable memory and multi format player for video and audio, multimedia fans are bound to be happy with the device. Samsung SCH M369 has a small lithium polymer battery which makes it light but compromises on talk time. Its 2 mega pixel camera does a fair job in well lit conditions.
SCH M369 would cost around Rs 6,200.
With this device BlackBerry made its foray into the CDMA arena. Besides a 2 mega pixel camera and a 2.8 inch display BlackBerry Curve has included Wifi and GPS. The battery, BlackBerry claims, supports four hours of talk time or 11 days on standby.
Curve is priced at Rs 22,000.
Motorola Milestone XT 800
This is the only Android CDMA handset at this point of time though others are said to be in the making.
Apart from the usual features, this Android smartphone has a 5 mega pixel camera and a big 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen. Multimedia capabilities can be unlimited as Android operating system allows users to install newer media players and formats for playback which can play the content from its 16 GB expandable memory.
It will cost you around RS 30,000.
The Facebook Lite claims to consume less data and is meant for 2G and such slower internet.
The Xioami Redmi Note 4G is now available for Rs 7,999 against its earlier price of Rs 9,999.
Xolo has released a new teaser of the first smartphone under its new sub brand, the Black.
This new Special tariff voucher will allow both GSM and CDMA customers in Mumbai to receive free incoming calls while they are roaming on Tata Docomo's national network.
Over a dozen devices were launched last week including the most talked about Lenovo K3 Note and Sony's new flagship, the Xperia Z3+.
Lenovo is calling its new K3 Note as the "Killer Smartphone" but is it really better than the current champs of sub-Rs 10,000 segment?
The Infocus M350 has 8 megapixel auto focus camera with f2.2 apeture and BSI sensor on both its front and rear panels.
These five smartphones are available for less than Rs 5,000 but offer really good features.
World's first deca core processor, the Mediatek Helio X20 is all set to make its debut later this year in China.
Currently in India, Gionee Marathon M3 and Celkon Millennia Q5K Power offer the biggest battery - a 5000 mAh unit.