In the month of October, 26 mobile phones were launched in India and most of them were based on Android operating system. Here is a list of the handset launched in the past month.
Nokia Asha 309 comes with a full touchscreen and is based on Nokia S40 operating system. It is priced at Rs 6,349.
It comes with single SIM, 2G network connectivity along with WiFi connectivity. The Asha 309 is equipped with a 3 inch capacitive LCD display with 240 x 400 pixel resolution and a proximity sensor which automatically controls the display while the user is on a call. The devices support up to 32 GB expandable memory and feature 128 MB of internal memory which is further complimented by its 64 MB RAM memory.
The Asha 309 comes with a 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera with zoom and video capture capability at 10 FPS in Qicf resolution, There’s a video player, music player, and FM radio as well on the device to keep the users entertainer while on the move.
Nokia is also giving complimentary gift of 40 popular EA games with the device worth Rs 2,700 which can be downloaded free of cost and enjoyed on the device.
Nokia Asha 308
Nokia Asha 308 is available for Rs 5,799 and is a full touch screen phone based on S41 operating system.
Asha 308 comes with dual SIM and 2G network connectivity. It is equipped with a 3 inch display with 240 x 400 pixel resolution and a proximity sensor. The phone supports up to 32 GB expandable memory and has 128 MB of internal memory which is further complimented by its 64 MB RAM memory.
On the camera front, Asha 308 features a 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera with zoom and video capture capability at 15 FPS in Qicf resolution (176 Ã— 144 pixels).
Also the users will get a complimentary gift of 40 popular EA games with the Nokia Asha 308 which can be downloaded free of cost and enjoyed on the device.
Sony Xperia J
Sony Xperia J was unveiled earlier this year during the Mobile World Congress event in the USA and is now available for purchase in India for as low as Rs 15,666.
The Sony Xperia J features a sleek design along with a powerful set of hardware configuration despite being a mid-range Android smartphone. Xperia J comes preloaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but will soon be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean in the coming few weeks.
The Xperia J has a 4 inch display with a resolution of 854Ã—480 pixels, which is good enough for most tasks and applications. Powered by a 1 GHz single core Qualcomm Snapdragon M7227A processor along with 512 MB of RAM, the Xperia J promises good performance.
The device comes with a 4 GB of internal memory and a micro SD card slot for expandable memory up to 32 GB. The Xperia J features a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera for video calling too. The device comes with a big 1,750 mAh battery that hopefully offer decent battery backup.
Users would also enjoy listening to music on the Sony Xperia J as it comes loaded with the Sony Walkman application, xLoud audio and manual equaliser.
Samsung Guru Music and Guru 1207
Samsung Guru is a basic dual SIM phone priced at Rs 1,730. Billed as the successor of Hero Music, the Guru Music comes with GPRS, Bluetooth, and a dedicated music button.
For Guru Music, Samsung is also partnering with operators to offer free music and game downloads. However, company officials refused to comment on the details about which operator will participate and how many songs people would get for free. Samsung claims that Guru Music’s 1000 mAh battery will provide 12 hours of talk time.
Guru 1207 is another dual-SIM phone from Samsung that is priced at Rs 1,250 and has features like FM radio and torch. Samsung claims that it has 8 hours of talktime with its 800 mAH battery.
Karbonn Mobiles, in association with MTS India, has launched three new CDMA phones called MTS Turbo B121, MTS Buzz X121 and MTS Rockstar V121.
These feature phones come bundled with features like Facebook integration, MTS Movie Planet, FM radio, WAP support, Hindi keypad, call and SMS blacklist and data protection features.
The three devices also are being offered with one month free subscription of Facebook and MTS Movie Planet, an application that allows users to download full movie, listen to full track video songs, download video song etc.
My MTS planet application, which offers downloading wallpaper, ringtones, and games etc, is also there in these three phones.
MTS Turbo B121 comes with a 4.5cm (1.7 inch) TFT screen, an 1800 mAh long battery, FM Radio, Torch light and Facebook. While MTS Buzz X121 comes with features like a Qwerty keyboard, a 5.1 cm (2.0 inch) TFT Screen, a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording capability, a 1500 mAh battery, Bluetooth, up to 4 GB expandable memory and Facebook with dedicated key.
The MTS Rockstar V121 comes with a 6.1cm (2.4 inch) TFT Screen, a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recorder, music and video player, an 1800 mAh battery, Bluetooth, upto 4 GB expandable memory and MTS Movie Planet.
The MTS Turbo B121 is priced at Rs 1,999 while both MTS Buzz X121 and MTS Rockstar V121 are priced at Rs 2,800.
MTS Mtag 353
MTS, Mtag 353 is a CDMA smartphone. It has Android 2.3, 3.5 inch screen, 800 MHz Qualcomm processor and is priced at Rs 5,999.
Also, MTS is offering 512 MB high speed data (3.1 Mbps) every month for two months, 500 minutes of local and STD calls per month for three months and 1 paisa per 2 second call rate for six months. All the user needs to do is to charge the phone with Rs 154. MTS also offers all its new smartphones subscribers, free access to Mobile TV for 1 month from date of activation.
Apart from the above mentioned features the Mtag 353 comes with a 1500 mAh battery, a 3 megapixel camera, an expandable memory slot of up to 32 GB, pre-bundled with a 2 GB card in box. The package also contains 2 additional back covers (yellow and white) to suit your every mood.
Karbonn A1+, A7+, A11
Karbonn, an Indian mobile phone brand, has released two very entry level phones, named A1+ and A7+, and a mid-level phone called the Karbonn A11.
The A1+ is the new lowest priced Karbonn smartphone which is available for Rs 4,290. It comes with Android 2.3 operating system, a 3.5 inch screen and a 1 GHz processor. And despite its low price, the phone has proximity sensor, a 3 megapixel camera, 3G, WiFi, and a 1500 mAH battery – which is one of the best on offer from any Indian brand till now.
Karbonn A7+ is also an Android 2.3 based phone with a 3.5 inch screen and 1 GHz processor. However, it boasts a bigger 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, along with a front facing VGA camera as well. The Karbonn A7+ has however a smaller 1420 mAH battery. The asking price for A7+ is Rs 6,990.
The costliest of the trio is the Karbonn A11 which is available for Rs 8,490 is the Karbonn A11 which is based on Android 4.0 and runs on 1 GHz processor. Besides, it has a 4 inch screen, 5 megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, face detection technology, front 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 1500 mAh battery.
Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21
Karbonn A9+ features a 4 inch screen and 1.2 GHz dual core processor from Qualcomm and is priced at Rs 9,290, while Karbonn A21 with similar specification but larger 4.5 inch screen is priced at Rs 10,490.
The dual SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone, Karbonn A9+ has a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera. It is based on Android 4.0 ICS operating system and has features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, 3D G-Sensor apart from 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. On the battery front it has a 1420 mAH unit.
On the other hand Karbonn A21 has similar specifications as that of A9+ but gets bigger 4.5 inch screen and 1800 mAh battery. The phone gets a 512 RAM which coupled with its 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 4 GB internal memory should offer very good performance.
HTC Desire X
HTC Desire X has a 4-inch Super LCD touchscreen display, and a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor. It has also added its Beats Audio technology. HTC Desire X is available for best buy price of Rs 19,799.
It has a 480×800 pixel resolution and offering 223 ppi pixel density. It also supports multi-touch interaction. Under the 9.3 mm thick profile HTC has packed a 768 MB RAM to run the HTC Sense 4.0 user interface layered at the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
The Desire X supports 3G network and offers up to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA speeds while the HSUPA transfer speeds at up to 5.76 Mbps. It also supports WiFi and offers WiFi hotspot functionality. At the rear, it has a modest 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. This camera is not capable enough to record 720p HD videos which might be a bit of disappointment for imaging enthusiasts.
HTC Desire X has a 1650 mAh battery which promises about 10 hours of talk time even over 3G networks.
LG Optimus Vu
LG mobiles launched its first ever 5 inch smartphone – Optimus Vu – in India a couple of weeks back. It is available at online shopping portal for Rs 30,399.
The 5 inch display based Optimus Vu smartphone was announced last year where it created a lot of buzz due to its unconventional display aspect ratio. The phone offers a display aspect ratio of 4:3 which will be much more beneficial for users in terms of entertainment and taking notes.
The LG Optimus Vu has In Plane Switching (IPS) technology based display that sports a resolution of 1024×786. The Optimus Vu features a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3, 4 plus 1 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage as well.
It has an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and an HDMI port as well for easy connectivity with bigger screen devices. The device also gets a 2080 mAh battery and will run on Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which might also get an upgrade to the Android Jelly Bean operating system later on.
Micromax A101 is available only on Homeshop18 and has 5.2 inch screen. It is based on Android 4.0 operating system. It is a dual SIM smartphone featuring a dual core 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a front camera and a 2000 mAH battery. The phone is available for Rs 9,999.
Also, the A101 looks almost identical to Canvas A110 except for the camera which is an 8 megapixel unit in A110 as against 5 megapixel mentioned in this one. It has 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options as well. Micromax is offering 1 year warranty on this phone.
Micromax Superfone Canvas A110
Micromax Superfone Canvas A110, which is the successor of Canvas A100, is now at Rs 9,999. The phone is better than the outgoing model on three factors – screen, camera and processor.
Canvas A110 has a 5 inch screen with 800×480 pixels resolution as its predecessor but in the new model, the screen is an ‘IPS panel’ that offers better viewing angle.
Unlike the A100 which has a 5 megapixel rear camera with single LEF flash, the Micromax Superfone Canvas A110 boasts an 8 megapixel rear camera that too with dual flash. Also Canvas A110 has a dual core 1 Ghz processor against a single core unit in the Canvas A100.
Rest of the specification of the Superfone Canvas A110 are more or less the same as its predecessor such as 2000 mAH battery, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 4.0.4, gravity and proximity sensor, and 32 GB expandable memory. Canvas A110 has dual SIM functionality like the outgoing model also.
Videocon Mobiles has a new range of feature phones under the ‘Dost’ series which comes with long battery life. Four phones have been launched under the series which includes the V1531+, V1542, V1528 and the V1544.
The Videocon V1542 and Videocon V1544 come with 2.6 inch display while both the Videocon V1528 and Videocon VG1531+ have 2.4 inch display. For long battery life, Videocon V1544 has a 3000 mAh battery, which is huge for a feature phone while the Videocon V1542 is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.
Both the Videocon V1531+ and the V1528 are powered by a 1500 mAh battery.
All the four handsets have some common features such as a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and pre-loaded applications. All the phones have dual SIM and feature FM radio, GPRS and social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
Videocon V1542 is priced at Rs 2,099 while Videocon V1528 is available for Rs 1,799. Cost of Videocon V1531+ and V1544 is Rs 1,849 and Rs 2,399 respectively.
Lava Iris n350
Lava Mobile, one of the home grown mobile home brands, had launched a new entry level Android phone called Iris n350. The phone is based on Android 2.3.6 and runs on a 1GHz processor.
While the dual SIM phone, Lava Iris n350, doesn’t support 3G connectivity it does support WiFi, GPRS/EDGE and Bluetooth. It also comes with a 2 megapixel camera at the back and a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front.
Lava Iris n350 has a proximity and gravity sensors along with a 1300mAH battery. The phone is priced at Rs 4,499.
Intex Aqua 3.2
India based mobile phone maker, Intex Technologies has announced the launch of a new Android phone, called Aqua 3.2. The 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen based phone comes with a 1 GHz processor and is available for Rs 3,790. Moreover, the company is offering the smartphone with a free backpack worth Rs 700 as introductory offer.
The Android 2.3.5 based Intex Aqua 3.2 has a 2 megapixel camera and an expandable memory upto 32 GB. The phone however lacks 3G connectivity and offers only GPRS access and also there is no proximity sensor.
The phone comes with an array of preloaded games and applications such as Fruit Ninja, Nimbuzz, Gmail, YouTube, IRCTC etc. All the other desired applications can be easily downloaded from Google play available on the phone. To access data and files from other hardware, the phone gives you option of linking it through WiFi and Bluetooth.
A 1200 mAh battery powers the device with claims talktime of upto 3 hours and 180 hours standby time. The phone is available in silver, blue and black colour.
iBall Andi 4.3j
iBall Andi 4.3j is an Android 2.3.6 based dual SIM smartphone. The smartphone comes with two batteries of 1630 mAh and 900 mAh capacity, which are placed side by side inside the phone itself.
Andi 4.3j is priced at Rs 9,499 and offers video calling on 3G networks, a 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor, WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, A-GPS and Bluetooth with A2DP+EDR.
The phone also has Gravity, Ambient light and Proximity sensors. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB through a micro SD card.
Spice Stellar Horizon Mi 500
The much delayed Spice Stellar Horizon Mi 500, which boasts a 5 inch screen and 1 GHz dual core processor, is finally available. The phone was announced way back in June this year and is priced at Rs 12,499.
This dual-SIM phone is based on Android 4.0 ICS platform has a 4 GB ROM and 512 MB RAM. You can also expand the memory further by 32 GB using memory card. It also has a 5 megapixel main camera with dual-LED flash while a 0.3 megapixel camera is in the front.
Besides, the Spice Stellar Horizon Mi 500 has a 2400 mAh battery, GPS/A-GPS support, WiFi/WiFi tethering, proximity sensor, and accelerometer sensor. Spice is providing a flip cover with the handset as well.