There are plenty of mobile phones in the market today, most look the same on the paper. Even designs are copied brazenly nowadays. However, that does not mean that there are no unique handsets in the market. If you are one of those who want to stand apart from the crowd and flaunt your device, here is a list of devices that you can consider.
Mitashi Play Thunderbolt
This is the latest in this list of smartphones. As its name suggest, the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt is a smartphone dedicated for games. It is perhaps the first smartphone to come with a joystick. Besides, it has trigger buttons, Dual Joystick, OTG support along with Dual speakers and even has HDMI connectivity. It comes with a range of pre-loaded games from EA too.
Being a gaming device, the metal body clad smartphone has 1.2 GHz MTK6589 quad core processor with Power VG SGX 544 MHz GPU and 1 GB RAM to tackle graphics heavy games. Also it has huge 16 GB of inbuilt storage and an expandable storage slot that can handle a micro SD card of up to 64 GB, this means you have plenty of storage to download games. Mitashi has also armed with a huge 4200 mAh battery to keep it going for several hours of intensive gaming.
Its 5 inch display comes with IPS technology and thus would give good viewing angle for playing games and has high definition resolution for a crisp and sharp pictures. It is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system that supports almost all games and apps available in the Google Play store now. Mitashi should have though armed it with atleast the Android 4.4 KitKat version if not Android 5.0 version for maximum compatibility.
Besides, this dual SIM smartphone has 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth. It is available for Rs 12,990.
Available for Rs 23,499, the Yota Phone C9660 comes with with dual displays – one in front and one in back and both are of 4.3 inch size. The front screen, which is the main screen, comes with high definition resolution and capacitive touch input. The rear display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection and has 640×300 pixels resolution and to control it there is a touch zone under the display. This rear display remains turned on always, even if the phone is drained out of power which has been made possible with electronic paper technology.
Besides, the YotaPhone has 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 400 dual core processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 1800 mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear auto focus camera which is assisted by an LED flash, and a 1 megapixel front camera. The smartphone has A-GPS with GLONASS for navigation. It has a micro SIM card slot, 3.5 mm connector, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and WiFi (a/b/g/n).
There are several tablets which have calling functionality but they cannot be used as a phone due to their sheer size while phablets though they are as big as 6 inch cannot compete with tablets in terms of display real estate. So often people have to buy two different devices for their needs â€“ one phone and another tablet.
To address this concern, Asus has come out with the Padfone mini. This is a miniature version of the earlier Asus Padfone. So though this is not a new concept but still it is a unique device and is available for Rs 15,999.
Like the Asus Padfone, the new model has two parts – the phone and a docking station. In the Asus Padfone Mini 4.3, the mobile phone has a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with 960×540 pixel resolution. While the docking tablet features a 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixel resolution. The mini 4.3 smartphone houses a quad-core 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile processor.
The dual-SIM Padfone Mini 4.3 smartphone comes with 16 GB on-board storage. There is an 8 megapixel camera at the back with LED flash for decent photos and full HD videos. The camera offers high speed shooting and Hi-Light “Owl Modeâ€ for the photography frenzy. In the front lies a 2 megapixel camera for video calling.
Asus has clubbed a 1500 mAh battery in the phone while the 7 inch docking tablet offers 2200 mAh battery. It is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.
HTC One M8
Recently Huawei launched its Honor 6 Plus which comes with two rear cameras of 8 megapixel resolution. However, it is still not available in India and is expected to come only after March next year. Meanwhile, you can buy the HTC One M8 which was the first smartphone to have a dual rear cameras.
The HTC One M8 comes with two 4 megapixel rear cameras touting the UltraPixel camera technology and the latest HTC ImageSense Chip to power the imaging. The camera offers same set of features as the HTC One yet faster capturing experience and some fancy image editing effects. There is a 3D effect mode which allows the user to tilt the captured to certain degrees as well. Of course, the high quality full HD video recording is included. It has a 5 megapixel front camera as well.
The HTC One M8 comes with a 5 inch display with full HD resolution. This 9.35mm thick handset weighs 160 grams. It is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 801 quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
Besides, the One M8 offers 2600 mAh Li-Po battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and an expandable memory slot that can accommodate a micro SD card of upto 128 GB capacity. It has a single SIM slot only.
You can read its review here.
Touchscreen devices are common these days and that’s what makes BlackBerry Passport unique. First of all it comes with a squarish design; only the old LG Optimus Vu has such a shape. On top of that, the Passport offers a three row keypad.
Its 4-inch display has superb 1440×1440 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset which is paired with massive 3 GB RAM inside. At the rear, BlackBerry has placed a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and a huge 3450 mAh battery to make it last for long hours once charged. The most distinct feature of the Passport would be the lack of Symbol keys and only three row QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry has also implemented the new voice-driven digital assistant – BlackBerry Assistant which is basically BlackBerry’s competitor against Apple Siri and Google Now. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS as well as GLONASS support, FM Radio and loaded with Gyroscope as well as accelerometer sensors.
By default, the BlackBerry Passport runs on BlackBerry 10.3 OS and is available for around Rs 45,000.
You can read its detailed review here.