As festive season is fast approaching many of us might be planning to buy a new smartphone and information about what other mobile consumers are searching will be quite handy.
According to the data collected by a study of online preferences of about one million people who visited the themobileindian.com in September this year we present you the top 25 phones searched phones by Indian .
In the list six of the top 25 handsets are from Samsung, five each from Micromax and Sony Mobiles, two from Nokia and Karbonn and one each from LG Mobiles, HTC, Asus, Intex and iBall. Apart from that 23 of the top 25 handsets are Android-based ones, while two are feature phones.
Nokia Asha 311 (Rs 6,550)
The Nokia Asha 311 is a compact touch screen device that comes with a bright and colourful 3 inch scratch resistant capacitive display with polarization filters for a better visual experience. With WiFi and 3.5G connectivity, users can experience blazing fast internet and downloads on this device.
The Asha 311 comes with pre-loaded social client for accessing Facebook, Twitter and many other social networks. It also has the most popular messaging service “WhatsApp”. The Nokia Asha 311 also features a 3.2 megapixel camera and pre-installed Nokia Maps, in addition to the 15 level pre-bundled versions of Angry Birds. Along with that the device is powered with a powerful 1 GHz processor for smooth performance all round.
It comes with Angry Birds preloaded as well. Besides, it has expandable memory of 32 GB and 1110 mAh battery that according to the company gives a talktime of 14 hours and standby time of 696 hours over 2G network. However, maximum 3G talktime is six hours.
Micromax A87 (Rs 6,050)
Micromax A87 is powered by android 2.3.5 OS and 1 GHz Qualcomm processor. It has a display screen size of 4.0 inch with full capacitive touch screen.
On connectivity front it has Bluetooth and 3G support.
Sony Xperia Tipo (Rs 9,500)
The Xperia Tipo is a single SIM rendition of the Xperia Tipo Dual which obviously comes with dual SIM configuration support. It features a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with 480×320 pixel resolution.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor, it has only 2.5 GB user accessible memory out of the 4 GB onboard memory.
Sony Xperia Tipo Dual (Rs 10,300)
The dual SIM version of Sony’s cheapest Xperia phone, called the Xperia Tipo, is the cheapest Android Dual SIM smartphone of Sony with Android 4.0 operating system.
The Sony Tipo Dual comes with a hardware button using which one can easily switch between the two SIMs. The rest of the feature between the single SIM and dual SIM Sony Xperia Tipo smartphone is identical.
The Sony Xperia Tipo runs on an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 graphics processing unit and 512 MB RAM. The phone has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with HVGA resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone also comes with Sony’s Timescape user interface, and has a 3.2 megapixel primary camera.
Sony Xperia Tipo is a good looking handset and at 99.4 grams, it is quite lightweight as well. Sony Xperia Tipo comes with 2.5 GB of internal memory as well as an expandable memory card slot with support up to 32 GB. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery with promised talktime of up to 4 hours.
The phone offers regular features common on most Android phones like, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, proximity sensor and gravity sensor. Sony has also used its xLOUD audio filter technology which claims to improve the audio experience for the user.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos (Rs 17,990)
Galaxy S Duos is a dual SIM Android smartphone that comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 7227A processor running Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich on its big 4 inch display. Inspired by the design featured on the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Galaxy S Duos looks good and sure enough, is quite an object of desire.
The 4 inch LCD display comes with 480 x 800 pixel resolution while the 1 GHz processor coupled with 768 MB RAM takes care of applications well. The device utilizes a slightly older but functional Adreno 200 graphics engine which will be good enough for most tasks, but HD gaming would be one task where the device will lag.
Galaxy S Duos comes with 4 GB onboard storage, which can be expanded by 32 GB using a standard micro SDHC card. Imaging is handled by a 5 megapixel auto focus camera that is capable of recording VGA resolution videos, but there is an LED flash for illumination in low light conditions. On the front there is another VGA camera for video calling.
Sony Xperia Miro(Rs 14,500)
Sony Xperia Miro comes with a 3.5 inch display. It has an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor with 512 MB RAM, and 3 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Along with that there is a 5 megapixel rear camera that can record VGA resolution videos at 30 frames per second. Along with that the Miro will also feature a VGA front camera for video calling.
Micromax A57(Rs 5,000)
Micromax Ninja 3 (A57) comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.5 inch full capacitive touchscreen, and dual SIM facility.
It has a 3 megapixel rear camera, 1400 mAh battery, 32 GB expandable memory, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, and a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor. Besides, this 3G phone has normal Android features like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS etc. It has FM radio as well.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite (Rs 6,990)
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite comes with the same functionality as its earlier cousin, the Galaxy Y Duos including dual SIM capability.
It has Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system which offers compatibility with most of the Android applications available in the Google Play Store.
The 832 MHz single core processor on the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite makes sure that the device never runs out of breath even while multi tasking. Along with that the device features a 2 megapixel full focus camera capable of taking both images as well as videos.
The Galaxy y Duos lite offers 4 GB of user memory which can be further expanded by a SD memory card up to 32 GB. There’s an in-built FM radio, WiFi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity for faster data downloads and jitter free multimedia on the go.
iBall Andi 5c (Rs 13,000)
Andi 5C comes with some attractive features like a 5 inch IPS panel. The phone is based on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich operating system with a 1 GHz cortex A9 processor. The phone comes with built-in GPS, 3G with up to 7.2 Mbps speeds and a big 2300 mAh battery.
Andi 5C has sensors like G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor.
HTC Desire (Rs 16,750)
TC Desire comes with a 3.7-inch touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution and a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The handset also comes with the HTC Sense user interface, which focuses on improving mobile interactions.
It also has HTC application and widget called Friend Stream that aggregates all social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates.
Karbonn A9 (Rs 8,990)
Karbonn A9 comes with a 1 GHz processor and the Android Gingerbread operating system. The smartphone has a 3.8 inch capacitive touch input system based display featuring a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Karbonn has included a voice based assistant application in the A9 as well. The Karbonn A9 features dual SIM based design with a 3G and 2.5G connectivity based connections.
The Karbonn A9 in terms of multimedia comes with in inbuilt Stereo FM radio receiver along with that it has a multi format audio video player integrated as well. There is a 5 megapixel main camera that supports video recording and at the front there is a VGA resolution camera available to facilitate video calling and video chats.
The Karbonn A9 comes with a massive 1 GB of onboard storage along with optional 32 GB additional expandable storage via micro SD memory cards. The supplied battery pack comes with a 1600 mAh rating which should be good enough for a day’s worth of heavy or 2 days worth of light/medium usage.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (Rs 8,490)
The Galaxy Y Duos is a full touchscreen handset styled with polished metallic casing and features 3.14 inch touchscreen display. It also features the Samsung’s own cross-platform ChatON chat app and Social Hub Premium.
Galaxy Y Duos features Android 2.3 Gingerbread with layer of TouchWiz custom user interface on it. Under the hood, it has a modest 832 MHz mobile processor to power the OS.
Nokia Asha 305 (Rs 4,670)
The Nokia Asha 305 is a dual SIM phone with Easy Swap feature, which enables users to interchange between SIMs without switching the phone off. The phone features a 3 inch WVGA resolution resistive touch screen along with Bluetooth and Dual Band connectivity.
There is a 2 megapixel fixed focus camera and preinstalled Nokia Maps for hassle free navigation around the town. However, there is no flash. It comes with a 1110 mAh battery that as per the company provides 14 hours of talktime and 528 hours of standby time over 2G network.
It has a meager 10 MB of internal memory but there is a provision to increasing the storage of upto 32 GB through a micro SD card.
Micromax Superfone A100 Canvas (Rs 10,000)
Micromax Superfone A100 Canvas runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is backed up by a 1 GHz Scorpion Processor as well as 512 MB of RAM.
It has a 5-inch touchscreen which provides 480 x 854 pixel resolution. The device comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) functionality as well.
Karbonn A18 (Rs 9,790)
Karbonn A18 market is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and comes with 4.3 inch IPS (In Plane Switching) for wide angle viewing. The screen has a decent 800Ã—480 resolution. Notably, it has a 5 megapixel camera with features like burst mode and face detection and LED flash.
Karbonn Smart A18 runs on a 1 GHz processor and has a 1500 mAh battery, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calling, 3G (HSPDA-7.2mbps), WiFi with WiFi Hotspot, USB tethering, expandable memory upto 32 GB, and sensors like Gravity sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor. The Karbonn Smart A18 comes with dual SIM capabilities where SIM 1 supports 3G while the second SIM supports 2G network.
Sony Xperia Neo L (Rs 18,100)
Xperia Neo L was the first ICS based smartphone coming from Sony’s stable. Armed with a Sony PlayStation certification, this device offers superior gaming and entertainment. The phone comes with a 4.0 inch FWVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and a scratch resistant surface.
Sony Xperia Neo L features a 1 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, along with 512 MB of RAM and Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. It has internal memory of 1 GB, which is expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD memory card.
The device features a 5 megapixel autofocus main camera with LED flash, capable of recording up to 720p HD video at 30 frames per second. There is also a front-facing camera for video conferencing.
The phone features 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity along with a WiFi hotspot, micro USB v2.0, native USB tethering, GPS etc.
LG Optimus L3 (Rs 8,300)
LG had sometime back launched the dual SIM version of its entry level Android phone, Optimus L3, which is named as LG Optimus L3 Dual e405. The phone has the same specification as the single SIM version.
LG Optimus L3 Dual e405 comes with two SIM slots, both of which support GSM SIM cards. The company launched phone’s single-SIM variant earlier in May this year.
LG Optimus L3 Dual runs on Android 2.3 and is powered by an 800 MHz processor. It sports a 3.2-inch VGA QVGA TFT screen and a 3.2 megapixel rear camera. The phone comes with a 384 MB of RAM and 1 GB of internal memory. It has a 1500 mAH battery.
Asus Padfone (Rs 65, 000)
The PadFone features a combination of two devices, one smartphone with a 4.3 inch display and a dock with a 10.1 inch display. The dock features a bigger display and a separate battery pack which will enhance the battery of the PadFone while in use. The dock however is of no use without the PadFone.
The Asus PadFone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The PadFone comes with a 4.3-inch display with a 960Ã—540 pixel resolution with multitouch capabilities. The device runs Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but is expected to be upgraded to Jelly Bean operating system as well.
At the rear, there is an 8-megapixel camera which is capable of recording HD videos while its front VGA camera can be used for video callings. The PadFone features 1 GB of RAM along with 32 GB memory options memory and the usual connectivity options including 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The docking slot converts the PadFone into a 10.1-inch tablet. The package also comes with a dockable full-size keypad like the one featured on the Asus Transformer.
The PadFone Station has a 10.1-inch 1280Ã—800 pixel display which can be used with the supplied stylus for extended functionality, something like the Galaxy Note. There is a 1.3-megapixel front and 8-megapixel rear camera available for the PadFone station as well. Also the PadFone station includes a 6,600 mAh battery that also charges the phone while it is docked.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (Rs 12,000)
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, 8.9 cm HVGA screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and a 3 GB internal memory.
Micromax A25 (Rs 3,900)
Micromax Smarty A25 comes with a decent 1 GHz processor, though with only 256 MB RAM. The Dual SIM phone is based on Android 2.3.6 operating system and comes with a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen.
However, to make it cheap, Micromax has sacrificed a lot of features including 3G, proximity sensor, and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy Chat GT B5330 (Rs 8500)
The Samsung Galaxy Chat GT B5330 is the upgraded version of the Galaxy Y Pro and comes with a much improved user interface along with the all new Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system.
The Galaxy Chat comes with a 3 inch TFT LCD display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution. Featuring capacitive touch, the Galaxy Chat fully supports multi touch and swipe functionality. Along with that for better experience for texting and messaging, the Galaxy Chat features a full Qwerty keypad and feather touch action keys as well.
The new Galaxy Chat features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI layered on top of it. Samsung’s own ChatON instant messaging application is pre-loaded on this handset.
Micromax Superfone A90 (Rs 12,990)
Micromax Superfone A90 runs on Android 4.0. A90 and has a 1 GHz processor.
Other feaqtures include dual-SIM support, and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash.
Intex Aqua 4.0 (Rs 5,500)
The dual SIM Intex Aqua 4.0’s 3.5-inch display boasts 2 point touch input and a resolution of 480×320 pixels. It runs on an 800 GHz processor and has 512 MB of ROM. The device comes with 131 MB built-in storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB via a micro SD card. The device also has a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera and a front-facing 0.3 megapixel camera.
The handset is equipped with three sensors – Gravity, Light and Proximity. For connectivity, Intex Aqua has WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP and 3G with speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.
Sony Xperia Ion (Rs 35,300)
At about 10.6 mm thick, the new Xperia Ion is a power-packed device with a large 4.6 inch touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixel native resolution. This touchscreen has a Reality Display with a scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on the mineral glass.
Under the hood, the Xperia Ion houses a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260 mobile processor with 1 GB memory. This processor is coupled with Adreno 220 graphics that is good enough to run the most recent mobile games. This smartphone is PlayStation certified and can therefore run the legacy games with on-screen control buttons.
At the back, the Xperia Ion has a 12.1 megapixel camera to click high quality images and record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. In the front, there is a 1.3 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos.
Packing 16 GB on-board storage, the smartphone offers a memory card slot with support for a memory card of up to 32 GB. Besides, the phone also features Near Field Communication support and will be compatible with Sony SmartTags.
Samsung Galaxy SIII (34900)
Samsung Galaxy SIII has a 4.8 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution HD Super Amoled display, a quad core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 mobile processor, running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the new TouchWiz user interface integrated on top of it.
It also features an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. It’s capable of recording full 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. At the front there is a 1.9 megapixel camera that is capable of 720p HD videos for video chats.