The week started with ridiculously low cost phones by Micromax, but then there was a spurt of launches both by MNC device makers as well as desi companies. Here we have listed all the devices that were launched this week.
Micromax Joy X1800 – Rs 699
The Joy X1800 has a 1.77 inch TFT display, with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels (QQVGA). The internal memory of the Joy X1800 is 35 KB that is enough for 100 SMSes and 300 contacts in the phone book, and there is a 4 GB expandable memory slot. The Joy X1800 supports mp3, wav, acc for music, and 3GP, and mp4 for video files.
The Micromax Joy X1800 also offers FM radio, alarm clock and torch. There is a 0.08 megapixel camera on the phone, and it happens to be a Bluetooth enabled dual-SIM phone, but lacks internet connectivity. The Joy X1800 has a 750 mAh battery that can provide up to hours of talk time or 235 hours of standby. Even at the low price of Rs 699, and in the quirky pouch packaging, along with the handset, you get a charger, USB cable, user guide, battery, and handsfree.
Like the Joy X1800, the Micromax Joy X1850 has a 1.77 inch screen, 35 KB internal memory for 100 SMSes and 300 contacts, 4 GB microSD card slot,0.08 megapixel digital camera, FM radio, alarm clock, torch, Bluetooth, and dual SIM.
The Joy X1850 too supports multiple multimedia formats for audio and video files. However, it has a much bigger 1800 mAh battery, which claims to provide up to 7.5 hours of talk time, or 642 hours of standby, meaning over 25 days! Even at the low price of Rs 749, the handset comes with a charger, USB cable, user guide, battery, and a handsfree.
The Lava Iris X8 is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display, Android KitKat operating system (is upgradeable to Lollipop), 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 8 megapixel primary camera, 3 megapixel selfie taker, dual-SIM, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and WiFi. A 2500 mAh battery is present in the phone for your power needs.
The iBall Brace X1 tablet has a 10.1 inch HD IPS display, Android KitKat operating system, 1.7 GHz octa-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, internal memory of 16 GB, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 13 megapixel primary camera, 5 megapixel front camera, dual speakers, and a 7800 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 is armed with a 4.3 inch PLS TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Running on Android KitKat, the Samsung Galaxy J1 has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processing unit, which runs with 512 MB of RAM. The internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy J1 stands at 4 GB, to which another 128 GB can be added via a microSD card. The handset has a 5 megapixel camera and and LED flash in the back while a 2 megapixel camera is in its front. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth for connectivity needs. The power is supplied by a 1850 mAh battery.
JBL Go – Rs 1,999
JBL Go is a ultra portable Bluetooth speaker with microphone and noise cancellation. The minimalistic design and size will allow you to carry this pocket sized speaker with ease. The speaker, with an output of 3 watts (RMS) also has an aux-in port, to connect various media devices. The microphone, combined with noise and echo cancellation allows you to use the JBL Go for conversations too. The 600 mAh battery will allow you to play music non stop for up to 5 hours.
The Asus Zenfone C is armed with a 4.5 inch IPS display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB in-built storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 5 megapixel primary camera, LED flash ligh, VGA front camera, Android KitKat operating system, dual-SIM, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and a 2100 mAh battery.
The ZTE N919D was launched exclusively on eBay India for Rs 6,999. Reliance Communication subscribers will get three months of data free. The ZTE N919D is armed with a 5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. This Android Jelly Bean based smartphone has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 8 megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, dual-SIM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It has a 2500 mAh battery that can provide up to 9.5 hours of talk time or 350 hours of standby.
The Microsoft Lumia 435 is now the second cheapest Lumia phone you can buy. It has a 4 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 233 ppi.
This Windows 8.1 handset has a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, 128 GB expandable storage slot, 2 megapixel fixed focus camera, VGA front camera, dual-SIM, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, 1560 mAh battery.
The Oppo Mirror 3 is armed with a 4.7 inch HD IPS display, Android KitKat operating system, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 128 GB micro SD card slot, 8 MP rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, dual-SIM, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 2000 mAh battery.
The Spice Stellar 431 has a 4 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Spice Stellar 431 runs on Android KitKat operating system, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 3.2 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, dual-SIM, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 1500 mAh battery.
The Lava Iris 465 is a phone for the masses, as it offers support for 21 regional Indian languages. Equipped with a 4.5 inch display, the Lava Iris 465 has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Running Android KitKat, the phone has a dual-core 1.3 GHz processing unit, which runs with 512 MB of RAM. The internal memory of the phone stands at 4 GB, while another 32 GB can be added via a microSD card. At its rear lies a 3.2 megapixel camera and a flash light. In its front there is a VGA camera. The dual-SIM Lava Iris 465 is 3G enabled, and also has Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS for your connectivity needs. Its 1750 mAh battery claims to offer up to 10.8 hours of talk time or 250 hours of standby.