The world of mobiles is quite dynamic as almost every week we see some new handsets being launched and if a person is planning to buy a new phone, this adds to his confusion.
The question like, should I buy this phone or what are the preferences of other buyer’s usually crop up in the buyer’s mind. The Mobile Indian thus brings a list of ‘Top 25 Most Searched Phones’ which is based on the preference of one million unique visitors who visited the website in the month of March 2012.
Nokia C5-03 (Rs 8,449)
Nokia C5-03 is a mid-range Symbian smartphone offering a 3.2 inch resistive touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, A-GPS and micro SDHC card slot. It looks similar to Nokia 5800 Xpress Music but has more feature than the later.
On the connectivity front, Nokia C5-03 supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. Users can also charge the handset via the USB port. A 3.5mm audio jack is also provided to attach it with your headphones.
Nokia C6 (Rs 10,399)
The Nokia C6 comes with a slide-out Qwerty keypad, 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth, WiFi and 16 GB expendable memory.
It also comes with Ovi Maps 3.3 Touch preinstalled (the rebranded Nokia Maps).
Samsung-Galaxy-Y-S5360 (Rs 7,050)
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a good candidate for someone’s first Android smartphone. It runs on 2.3 Gingerbread, and has a 3 inch display.
It also supports WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, 2 megapixel camera, 830 MHz processor, 180 MB of internal memory and micro SD card support.
Samsung-Galaxy-Y-Duos (Rs 8590)
This beautifully designed handset has Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 3 megapixel primary camera, and an 832 Mhz processor. Its 3.14 inch capacitive touchscreen displays graphics and images with QVGA resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Besides, it has 32 GB of expandable memory option.
Like other Samsung smartphones, this handset has also TouchWiz user interface and comes preloaded with Facebook, Twitter, and SocialHub. You can geo-tag images clicked with its 3 megapixel camera which can also capture videos at 24 fps (frames per second) which is okay.
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.
The Galaxy Y Pro Duos has a Qwerty keypad and sports 2.6 inch display. This handset too has the dual-SIM support along with pre-loaded apps such as Polaris and Find My Mobile.
Samsung-Wave-Y-S5380 (Rs 6,788)
This Samsung phone runs Bada v2.0 operating system on a 832 MHz processor. The single SIM Wave Y S5380 can be used on both 2G and 3G networks. It comes with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 2 MP rear camera, FM, 32 GB expandable memory, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and A-GPS.
Wave Y has Samsung’s propriety TouchWiz user interface with ChatOn application. Its 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery promises talk time of 13 hours on 2G and 4 hours on 3G networks. Besides, it has accelerometer and proximity sensors for better gaming experience.
Samsung-Galaxy-SL-I9003 (Rs 17,450)
The Samsung I9003 Galaxy S runs on Android 2.3 and has a 4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution. It has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with face, smile and blink detection.
The Galaxy SL supports GSM and EDGE network and offers WiFi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Besides, it has an internal storage of 16 GB which can further be extended upto 32 GB through a micro SD card.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has a 3.65 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen. The smartphone is backed by a 1 GHz processor running on Android Gingerbread, and it features Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.
It comes with 2 GB of internal storage capacity, which is expandable up to 32 GB. For connectivity, it has WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. Besides, it has a 5 megapixel back camera with single LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 (Rs 12,825)
The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display of HVGA resolution. It runs on Android 2.2, and has an 800 processor.
Galaxy Ace Samsung S5830 has a 5 megapixel camera at the rear and supports 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Micro USB, 3.5mm jack and a GPS receiver are also on board.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) smartphone with dual standby. It comes with 3.5-inch (320 x 480 Pixels) TFT display and is powered by 800 MHz Qualcomm processor. It has 3 megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
It is 12.5 mm thick and weighs 122 gm. It has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G EvDO Rev A capability that offers 3.1 Mbps download speeds over CDMA network. It has 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, 32 GB expandable memory and comes with 1,650 mAh battery that offers up to 7 hours talk time.
Samsung Galaxy Note (Rs 30,690)
This iconic device, which is hailed as an amalgamation of tablet and smartphone, comes with Android 2.3 operating system but will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0 soon. It has a 1.4 Ghz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor for ultra smooth function.
Besides, it has an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, WiFi Direct, and 5.29 inch super Amoled touchscreen. Notably, it can record full HD movies at at 1920 x 1080 dot pixel resolution (30 fps).
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
It comes with 4.2 inch capacitive touch screen with LED backlight, along with scratch-resistant surface and utilises Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine which is Sony’s display technology.
The phone comes with Timescape user interface which is Sony’s proprietary user interface with deeper Social network integration. The phone is based on Android v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS and 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor.
It has an 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash and auto focus. It uses Exmore imaging technology from Sony and comes with features like video calling, Touch focus, Geo-tagging, Face and Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama and Image stabilisation.
Samsung-Star-3-Duos (Rs 5,050)
The Star 3 Duos features Samsung’s proprietary operating system integrated with TouchWiz Lite interface that offers better usability and functionality. The handset has 3 inch TFT LCD display that comes in 320 x 240 pixel resolution with a capacitive touch based input.
The Star 3 duos comes with 3.2 megapixel fixed focus camera as well. It features a dual SIM based system that allows users to use two different connections at the same time. The device is 11.5 mm thick that makes them stylish as well as easier to carry and flaunt. The Star 3 Duos comes preinstalled with Samsung’s ChatON application that enables users to sign-in without ID or password to send personalised multimedia messages, group chat, and buddy management to fellow ChatOn users.
It also allows users to access Push Instant Messenger capabilities via ChatON through various instant messaging services like MSN, Yahoo, and Google Talk. Also, Star 3 Duos phone is natively integrated with Facebook, Twitter and push email services allowing them to stay connected on the go or through integrated WiFi while at home or office as well.
Micromax-Superfone-A73 (Rs 7,300)
The Superfone Lite A73 is the second device under Micromax’s Superfone category after the A85. It comes with Android in dual SIM connectivity with a budget friendly price tag as well.
The A73 runs on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 650 MHz processor. It features a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen, dual camera, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth etc. It also features a 32 GB expandable memory via SDHC cards and comes with a 3.5 mm universal jack for the best music experience.
The A73 comes preloaded with apps like Google voice search which enables you to perform various actions by speaking to the phone, live sending text messages, taking down notes, play music, access websites, and find directions to places etc. The phone also has a series of apps like SAAVN for users to listen to their favourite music using this online music store, Times of India online newspaper, and Netqin antivirus.
Apple-iPhone-4S (Rs 30,000)
The iPhone 4S comes with a sleek, sharp and thin design similar to its predecessor the iPhone 4. The fifth-generation model of Apple iPhone comes with a 3.5 inch screen with a 640 X 960 pixel resolution known as the Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone.
The iPhone 4S comes with Face Time app for video calling, but only over WiFi. The display has also been given a special Oleo Phobic coating which is very useful for the Indian environment as it reduces finger prints due to sweaty hands. Along with this, the phone has an upgraded iOS 5 operating system and a mighty faster dual core processor.
Apple users can also make use of the Apple iCloud service to store their pictures. Notably, Apple is giving 5 GB of space free to every user.
The phone has an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash. The 8 megapixel snapper uses the one of the best image sensors to reproduce life like colours with detail and variance. The camera can also record full HD 1080p video and get functionalities like touch focus and Geo tagging.
Nokia C2 06
Nokia C2 06 is a dual SIM phone with attractive colours and easy to use – scroll through websites, photos and music on the 2.6â€ touch screen. Plus thereâ€™s a slide-out keypad for fast, easy typing. One can even swap SIMs to minimise call and data costs. Keep one SIM inside your phone and use the easy-swap slot to switch between multiple cards as often as you want.
HTC One V (Rs 16,990)
HTC One V, which is cheaper version of the HTX One X, features a 1 GHz processor and has a 3.7 inch touch screen. It has a 5 megapixel camera. The phone’s aluminum unibody design is very similar to that of HTC Legend.
All the other features of the One series like Android 4.0, HTC Sense 4 and camera and sound enhancements are all available on this phone also.
Nokia-Asha-300 (Rs 6,099)
Nokia Asha 300, which is based on S40 operating system, comes with touch and type based input and a speedy 1 GHz processor. The Nokia Asha 300 features a 2.4 inch touchscreen with a 240 x 360 pixel resolution and an alphanumeric multi-tap keypad. A 1 GHz processor gives it enough power to handle most tasks with ease without freezing or any hiccups. The phone comes WiFi connectivity and is also is 3G ready.
The Nokia Asha 300 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with video recording capability. It features music player, FM radio with recording and a video player supporting various mobile video formats as well. It comes with Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. The memory of the Asha 300 can be expanded up to 32 GB.
Nokia Asha 302
Nokia Asha 302 is based on S40 operating system and comes with a very comfortable and user friendly Qwerty keyboard and a bigger 2.4 inch display.
To power this device Nokia has added a 1 GHz processor which makes sure that users get their work done faster, without any hiccups. Like the Asha 300, the Asha 302 also has a speedy 1 GHz processor despite of being a budget friendly device.
Nokia-Lumia-800 (Rs 22,599)
The Lumia 800 is Nokia’s flagship WP 7.5 Mango based smartphone. Sporting a unique polycarbonate body and a unibody design, the Lumia 800 smartphone comes with a 3.7 inch Amoled display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The display is made of scratch proof Corning Gorilla glass.
Inside, the Lumia 800 houses a single core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 mobile processor with Adreno 205 graphics card. It can play the latest games as long as they are compatible with the Windows platform.
Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and comes preloaded with select Nokia apps such as maps that offer turn-by-turn navigations. At the rear lies an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash that can record 720p HD video. There’s no front camera though. It has 16 GB on-board storage but with no memory slot, hence no expandable memory.
Sony-Ericsson-W8 (Rs 7,750)
The Sony Ericsson W8 is the first ever Android based Walkman smartphone. The phone has been there in the market and runs on Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system which is a bit old now. The phone gets a 600 MHz ARM11 processor and a 3-inch TFT screen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution.
The W8 uses the proprietary Timescape UI that integrates social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to your home screen. You can customise the four corners of the home screen as per your priority and set your music and apps at just one click away.
The W8 Walkman phone is comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera. The Sony Ericsson W8 ships with 128 MB of internal memory. The micro SD compatible phone’s storage can be expanded up to 16 GB using a memory card.
However, the phone is quite old and therefore doesn’t match well with the current offerings in terms of specifications or features. Alternatively, you can consider the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman for the latest specifications and music capability.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is the upgrade version of Xperia Neo and features the latest Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system with the regular features of the new generation Xperia smartphones that include Facebook inside Xperia, the Bravia engine and the upgraded audio player with the Xloud. And to keep thing in great motion, it features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a dedicated graphics engine as well.Part from that it gets a 3.7 inch multi-touch reality display with Sony’s Bravia engine for better visuals.
Neo V has a 5 MP camera with LED Flash and auto focus which can shoot 720p HD videos at 30 FPS. The phone features a 1500 mAH battery, which the company claims to have 7 hour talk time for this smartphones. It has 32 MB of internal storage and its external memory is expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD card. The phone is priced at Rs 17,500.
Micromax-Superfone-A78 (Rs 7,750)
Micromax Superfone A85 has a dual-core 1 GHz mobile processor and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, which is expected to be upgraded soon to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Superfone has a unique motion sensor powered user interface and flaunts a 3.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with WVGA (480×800) pixel resolution.
A85 has a 5 megapixel primary camera at the back that is capable of capturing good quality images and has also a built-in image editor and a secondary camera, with 0.3 megapixel resolution.
The phone supports up to 7.2 Mbps download speed over 3G and also features WiFi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. Micromax has packed a 1500 mAh battery in it. The phone is reasonably priced at Rs 7,750.
Samsung Wave 3 S8600 (Rs 15,290)
Samsung Wave 3 happens to be the flagship Bada 2.0 device. Wave 3 looks good in its 9.9 mm thick body and weighs less than 130 grams.
It has a metal body which adds to both style and durability for long term use as well. Wave 3 has a 4 inch super Amoled display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution at 233 ppi pixel density.
BlackBerry Curve 9380 (Rs 15,659)
It is the first BlackBerry Curve smartphone to sport a touch screen. Besides, it will also come with new technologies such as NFC and Augmented Reality.
Its 3.2 inch screen will support 480×360 pixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio and has 189 pixels per inch. The smartphone also features BlackBerry’s Social Feeds application, which ties all of your social networks together into one place.
With Social Feeds you can update each of your social networks at once, and new messages from your friends pop up at the top of the screen so you can check them quickly and easily.
Besides, it has a 5 megapixel camera.
Samsung-Champ-Deluxe-Duos-C3312 (Rs 3,779)
This 2.8 inch screen based handset is a feature phone and has 1.3 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory, and has dual SIM which comes with dual standby feature that allows the second SIM to remain active even when you are talking to someone over the first.
Besides, it has FM radio, 1000 Li-ion battery, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth etc.