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.
This week another Chinese phone maker, Coolpad, entered the Indian market.
Coolpad's Dazen 1 will challenge the Yu Yuphoria and Redmi 2, while Dazen X7 is set to fight it out with Mi 4, Asus Zenfone 2.
With two batteries of total 6000 mAh capacity, the device is claimed to offer superb four days of battery life.
From ultrasound based fingerprint sensor to quad HD display to a brand new Snapdragon 820 chipset, the purported Xiaomi Mi 5 rumoured to have top end features.
The new Sony Xperia Z3+ has few enhancements over its predecessor, the Xperia Z3.
HOOQ claims to have catalogue of more than 5000 Hollywood and over 10,000 Bollywood movies and television series and TV shows titles.
It comes in various colours including black, white, sky blue, dark blue, red, and green colours.
OnePlus has claimed that its upcoming smartphone will "shake up the tech industry”.
First smartphone with Xolo Black branding will have dual rear camera an will be launched around June 15.
Till date, Micromax has launched three Doodle series smartphones - Canvas Doodle A111, Doodle 2 A240 and Doodle 3 A102.