Festival season is round the corner, but season of deals is already on. Here are some of the deals that will not just save money but will also get you very good smartphones.
Lava Xolo X900 (Rs 16,990)
Lava Xolo X900 is the first Intel based Android phone. Infact, it is more of an Intel product than a Lava one and that reflects in its superb quality and performance of the phone.
Moreover, in the past week, the Android 4.0 upgrade has also been released for the Xolo 900 that makes it even a good product.
We have used this phone for quite some time, and we were indeed impressed by its quality and performance which are undoubtedly above its asking price. It doesn’t feel like a product from a low cost smartphone brand either.
The phone was launched at Rs 22,000 but is now available for Rs 16,990 on eBay with bill and manufacturer warranty. The phone comes with a 4 inch screen which has very good resolution and touch sensitivity. There is a dual core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor in the phone, which is very fast. Besides, the phone also has an 8 megapixel camera at the rear and 1.3 mega pixel camera in the front. Xolo 900 has 16 GB internal memory and 1460 mAH battery with very good battery life.
Samsung Galaxy SII (Rs 23,999)
Before the Samsung Galaxy SIII was launched, Galaxy SII was the flagship product of Samsung, and continues to be one of the best smartphones at the price at which it is available right now.
SII comes with a 4.3 inch Super Amoled (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Plus display, an ARM cortex A9 based 1.2 GHz dual core processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera which is capable of full HD 1080 video recording, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. S2 also supports Near Field Communications or NFC as well for mobile transactions. Apart from the regular goodies now almost default on Android like 3G, WiFi etc.
The best part of the phone is that Android 4.0.4 is already available and is also likely to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon.
The phone was launched at Rs 32,000 about a year ago and was selling for Rs 27,500 just a couple months back. However, now Xoomin.com is offering it for Rs 23,999 only while buytheprice.com is offering it for Rs 24,500.
HTC Desire V (Rs 16,999)
If you are looking for a dual SIM phone but want a high end phone then there is no other option but the HTC Desire V. And while it was selling for Rs 21,000 just a couple of weeks back, Saholic.com is selling it for Rs 16,999.
The HTC Desire V is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) mode based Android smartphone. It sports a 4 inch WVGA resolution based display running on Qualcomm MSM7227A chipsets, with a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor coupled with Adreno 200 graphics and a 512 MB of RAM.
The smartphone feature a 5 megapixel, primary autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA recording, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, 4GB storage and a 32 GB expandable memory through a micro SD expansion slot.
The phone features the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with HTC’s latest Sense 4.0 user interface. The device also has Beats Audio enhancements for superior music quality and sound.
There is also the Desire VC with GSM+CDMA combination with rest of the specs being same.
Sony Xperia Go (Rs 16,862)
If you want a sturdy phone which is water and dust resistant and is also strong to withstand a few falls, then the Sony Xperia Go is one of the best bet for you. And while the phone was selling for close to Rs 19,000 till recently, it is now available for Rs 16,862 from Infibeam.com.
Featuring rugged design, durability and water resistance qualities, the Xperia Go comes with a scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meets industry standard IP (Ingress Protection) with rating 67 that certifies its resistance against dust and water.
The device can be submerged underwater for up to 10 minutes without damaging the internals of the Xperia Go. It comes with a wet finger tracking system that allows it to be used in extreme weather conditions as well.
The Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5-inch reality display with a 320 x 480 pixels and has up to four points sensitive touch input system. The Xperia Go has already got the Android 4.0 ICS update. The Sony Xperia Go comes with 5 megapixel main camera but misses out on a front camera, so no video calling. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor along with 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB onboard memory for smooth operations.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 (Rs 11,900)
Launched a few months ago for Rs 15,000, the Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual SIM phone from Samsung and is already very popular. The best part is that it is already coming with a hefty discount and is available for Rs 11,900 from Snapdeal.com.
The Galaxy Ace Duos comes with Smart Dual SIM feature which allows users to swap between the SIMs without turning off the phone. When activated, this feature automatically forwards calls from SIM 2 to SIM 1 when the user is talking on SIM 1 or vice versa, ensuring there are no missed calls.
The Ace Duos has an 832 MHz processor and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and WiFi b/g/n connectivity. Besides, it has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5 inch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and a 3 GB internal memory.
Like other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, it too comes with the TouchWiz UX interface that provides the user with a premium navigation experience. Galaxy Ace Duos comes with a 1,300 mAh battery which Samsung claims to provide 6.5 hours of talk time on a 3G network and approximately 16 hours on a 2G network.