Optimus Black, although it sounds a bit dated, it is still one hell of a device to have and flaunt. Firstly its price has decreased a lot since it was launched, and secondly the LG Optimus Black has its own share of glory because of its Nova display which is touted as the world's brightest with 700 nits of brightness.
The device is good to hold and flaunt, while it has enough muscle to keep thing moving pretty smoothly as well. The Optimus Black with Android 2.2 and a 1 GHz single core processor works just well enough for anyone who needs a decent mid range Android device for the price.
The Optimus Black features a 5 megapixel camera that is capable of recording 720p HD videos at 30 frames per second while it also gets a 2 megapixel front camera for some high quality video chats. Coming with lesser, 2 GB of onboard storage, it can take 32 GB of external storage capacity as well. The device features a Nova display, which LG claims is the best for a mobile device with 700 nits of brightness, making it legible even in bright light conditions.
Also, LG Mobiles has now officially announced that the Optimus Black will get the Android ICS 4.0 upgrade, adding more value to the device.
HTC One V (Rs 16,500)
HTC had introduced the One series line up of devices in the beginning of the year during the Mobile World Congress followed shortly with the Indian launch of the HTC One V smartphone. HTC One V still goes strong with a good reputation as a mid range performance phone.
On a 3.7 inch Super LCD touchscreen display, the One V supports 480 x 800 pixel resolution. HTC has used unibody aluminium to construct this handset, which is curved at the base to add style and functionality for clearer calls as well as an easy grip.
Featuring a single core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, this smartphone has 512 MB of RAM that ensures smoother system-wide performance. With the One Series, HTC has introduced 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 making the whole device look and perform very well.
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.
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