Most of us might have encountered situations when we thought of buying a particular handset but our budget didn’t allow it. The next thing we do is postpone our buying decision till the time there is a price correction of that particular model we want to buy.
Here we have compiled a list of 23 smartphones that are available in Indian market and have seen a price correction ranging between Rs 500 to Rs 5,500 in month of July.
Sony leads the pack and has reduced the price of six smartphones, whereas Samsung and Huawei have reduced the price of just one smartphone each. Apart from that HTC reduced the price of four devices, Nokia and Motorola reduced the prices of three devices each while LG and BlackBerry reduced the price of two devices each.
Please note that the reduced price that we have taken into consideration is the average price available across different online stores and if you plan to buy one of these, do check in physical retail stores as there is a possibility that you might get some more discounts.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance
Old price: Rs 24,000
New price: Rs 22,900
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is the updated version of the popular Galaxy S smartphone. It comes with a WVGA (854Ã—480) Super Amoled display and a large 4 inch curved glass screen. It gets a bump in performance through the new 1 GHz dual core processor and is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Samsung has also upped the 3G speeds to up to 14.4 Mbps download speed, and has provided Bluetooth 3.0 in Galaxy S Advance for faster file transfer. Its WiFi Direct feature connects users to other devices through WiFi access points for easy content sharing. There is a 5 megapixel camera also.
Old price: Rs 11,000
New price: Rs 10,475
The Nokia C6 slider runs on Symbian S60 and supports 3G connectivity. It comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen.
It also supports Wi-Fi, USB and has 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash to assist its low-light performance.
Nokia Lumia 800
Old price: Rs 23,585
New price: Rs 23,000
Lumia 800 is Nokia’s top of the line smartphone with WP 7.5 Mango on it. Sporting a unique polycarbonate unibody design, the Lumia 800 smartphone was introduced in India for Rs 29,900 in late December 2011.
Nokia Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch Amoled display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and the display has been made using Corning Gorilla glass. Inside the unibody form, Lumia 800 houses a single core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 mobile processor with Adreno 205 graphics card.
Nokia 808 PureView
Old price: Rs 32,500
New price: Rs 32,000
Nokia 808 PureView features a 41 megapixel image sensor that is aided by Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. Bearing the f/2.8 aperture, the 41 megapixel camera promises to capture 7728×5354 resolution images in 16:9 formats along with full HD videos in 30 frames per second. By far this is the maximum ever number of megapixels or resolution ever to be supported by any smartphone.
The Nokia 808 smartphone features a single-core 1.3 GHz mobile processor along with 512 MB RAM for optimal performance. It is based on the Nokia Belle operating system that is designed by Nokia for performance. The smartphone comes with 16 GB on-board storage and can support up to 64 GB micro SD card.
Sony Xperia Pro
Old price: Rs 19,000
New price: Rs 18,500
Sony Xperia Pro has a 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor as found on the Xperia Play and the Arc. The display of the Xperia Pro is a slightly smaller at 3.7 inches. Its 8 megapixel camera is capable of recording 720p high definition videos. It has 32 GB expandable memory slot too.
The phone can also be used as a USB host, which enables users to connect PC, keyboard, or gaming consol. Other goodies include, HDMI port, DLNA, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G etc.
Sony Xperia Active
Old price: Rs 19,000
New price: Rs 15,099
Xperia Active comes with a 3 inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine (Sony’s display technology), and a 5 megapixel camera with HD video functionality. It is a dust proof and water resistant phone, and incorporates wet finger tracking to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or the user’s fingers are wet.
Xperia Active is for health conscious people. The phone comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, barometer and compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. In addition, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
Old price: Rs 17,200
New price: Rs 16,400
Xperia Ray runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3 and is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The phone is quite sleek with 9.4 mm thickness and the design certainly is gorgeous.
The phone incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness, and integrated touch keys. The phone is light weight at just 100 grams. All the other bells and whistles of the smartphone, such as WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and DLNA are all present.
Sony Xperia Mini Pro
Old price: Rs 14,000
New price: Rs 13,000
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro runs on Android Gingerbread operating system and boasts a 1 GHz processor. The provision of 512 MB RAM allows better multitasking on it. The multi touch feature allows users to enjoy their apps to the fullest extent.
The 5 megapixel camera of Xperia Mini Pro can take pictures at 16x zoom whereas the secondary VGA (video graphics array) camera can be used for video calling. Other features available in the phone include Geo-tagging, document readers, Timescape, face detection and recognition and Mediascape.
Sony Xperia X10
Old price: Rs 21,000
New price: Rs 18,000
The new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 runs on the Android 2.3 OS and features 32 GB internal memory, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.0 inch capacitive touchscreen, and Rachael User Interface.
The in-built camera is 8.1 megapixel with HD video recording, face detection and auto-focus. The Timescape application brings all your communications in one window. Most of online shopping portals have discontinued selling this model.
Sony Xperia P
Old price: Rs 25,500
New price: Rs 24,700
The Xperia P is the smaller cousin of the Sony Xperia S and is based on Google’s Android 2.3 operating system. It has a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor.
The Sony Xperia P has an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA camera in the front to aid video calling and conferencing. The Xperia P comes with an internal storage of 16 GB out of which 13 GB worth of storage will be available for the user to store his data.
Sony Xperia Sola
Olds price: Rs 20,000
New price: Rs 19,500
Sony Xperia Sola is the first ever Android smartphone from Sony’s stable to feature a floating touch display. The floating touch display technology allows users to scroll through web pages on the device without having the need to actually touch the display.
Users can simply hover their finger close to the display and the device recognises the gestures and translates it into action.
Old price: Rs 15,200
New price: Rs 13,999
Motorola Defy comes with a 1 Ghz processor that is fast enough to run the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Bearing 3.7 inch Corning Gorilla Glass display, the Defy+ also features a 5 megapixel camera for imaging.
The new Motorola Defy+ is almost the same handset as its predecessor – Defy, however the former comes with a speed bump and updated Android version. Motorola has added a single core 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3620 processor in Defy+ MB526, which is faster than the 800 Mhz TI OMAP 3610 processor used in the Defy MB525 handset. This speed bump will certainly help the device run the operating system faster and comes with 2 GB on-board storage.
It has a scratch resistant display. Besides, its water and dust resistant design provides a sense of security.
Motorola Milestone Xt800
Old price: Rs 12,900
New price: Rs 10,500
Motorola Milestone XT800 aka Motorola Glam was India’s first dual SIM Android phone. It is a dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) 3G phone with 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen. It has a HDMI port, 5 megapixel camera, GPS and WiFi.
Motorola Glam has 256 MB RAM and runs on a 550 MHz TI processor. It runs Android 2.3.
Motorola Razr Maxx
Old price: Rs 31,590
New price: Rs 30,990
Motorola Razr Maxx comes with a 3300 mAh battery and a claimed battery back up of 17.6 hours on a single charge. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch Super Amoled Advanced display. The best part is that despite the big battery, the phone is incredibly thin at just 8.99 mm.
Motorola Razr Maxx comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capturing ability and a front-facing HD video camera. Motorola has also used government-grade encryption that protects your email, contacts and calendar.
Under the Kevlar built chassis lies a dual-core 1.2 GHz mobile processor along with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB memory out of which only 11.5 GB is available to the user.
Old price: 17,500
New price: Rs 15,800
HTC Radar is based on the 7.5 Mango version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The smartphone sports a 3.8 inch LCD touchscreen display with 480×800 resolution. It is powered by a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and has 512 RAM.
Besides, it has a 5-megapixel back camera which is capable of recording 720p HD videos and a VGA front facing camera for video chat.
Also, it has 8 GB of on-board storage, 1520 mAh non-removable battery, which is claimed to last up to 10 hours of talktime on GSM and up to 8 hours on 3G. The smartphone comes with G-sensor, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor as well. As connectivity option, it has Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G and GPRS options.
HTC Sensation XE
Old price: Rs 32,350
New Price: Rs 28,000
HTC Sensation XE runs on Android v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) and has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 768 MB of RAM.
The Sensation XE has a 4.3 inch qHD screen with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. HTC has integrated its Sense 3.0 user interface into the phone and that makes the whole experience much better.
It has a powerful rear camera of 8 megapixel sensor with auto-focus feature and powerful dual LED. This camera can shoot images at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Geo tagging is supported on the phone as well.
HTC Wildfire S
Old price: Rs 13,000
New Price: Rs 11,300
It is the smallest phone among the HTC smartphones, measuring just 10.13 cm long and 5.94 cm wide. The phone has an average 3.2 inch touchscreen that produces pictures at 320 x 480 resolution. It is available in two colours – dark grey and silver white.
The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread based phone is powered by a 600 Mhz processor and a RAM of 512 MB.
HTC Sensation XL
Old price: Rs 37,000
New price: Rs 31,500
HTC Sensation XL comes with a 4.7 inch display and features HTC Sense UI 3.5 layered on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. HTC has also added Beats Audio technology for better audio output, and bundles a pair of earphones as well.
It has massive 4.7 inch Super LCD display and comes with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Sensation XL houses a single-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion MSM8255T mobile processor with Adreno 205 graphics processing unit. This mobile chipset supports dual-channel low-power DDR2 memory clocked at 333 MHz.
Blackberry Torch 9810
Old price: Rs 31,200
New Price: Rs 27,500
BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with BlackBerry 7 operating system. It features a large 3.2 inch high resolution touch display and slide-out Qwerty keyboard that allow faster typing. The smartphone has 8 GB of memory which is expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD card that helps users to take more pictures, capture more videos and download more apps.
The 1.2 GHz processor of BlackBerry Torch 9810 makes browsing faster than ever. The smartphones is also loaded with a 5 megapixel camera with flash, and advanced features to help capture still images of high quality video like a pro with 720p HD video recording.
Blackberry Bold Touch 9900
Old price: Rs 33,400
New price: Rs 32,100
BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports fourth generation networks, or 4G, with HSPA+ data connectivity. The devices are powered by 1.2 GHz processor that operates at almost double the speed of the processors of existing BlackBerry phones. Along with it, the 768 MB of RAM ensures smooth functioning.
It features 8 GB of onboard memory for storage, along with support for 32GB of expandable memory via SDHC cards.
LG Optimus 2X
Old price: Rs 28,000
New price: Rs19,590
The LG Optimus 2X is a dual core processor based smartphone and runs on Android 2.3. It also has a total of 512 MB of RAM and eight GB of onboard storage.
A four inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and an eight megapixel camera, capable of recording HD videos, are also included in this smartphone.
LG Optimus Black P970
Old price: Rs 18,240
New price: Rs 16,990
The Optimus Black is a slightly stripped version of the Optimus 2X. It comes with Android 2.3, a 1 GHz single core processor, a five megapixel camera and two GB of onboard storage.
It features the Nova display, which LG claims is the best for a mobile device with 700nits of brightness making it legible even in bright light conditions.
Old price: Rs 19,990
New price: Rs 18,500
Huawei Honor has a big 4 inch high definition (HD) capacitive touchscreen. It has a mammoth 1,900 mAh lithium-ion battery which, according to the company, provides a three day back up to the phone.
It has a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8 megapixel HDR (High Dynamic Range) capable camera on the rear with LED flash, which is capable of taking snaps in broad daylight, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. Huawei Honor is indeed a very powerful device that is also sleek with a 10.9 mm thin body. It weighs just 140 g and its back panel is scratch proof.