Android phones rank high on the wish list of most of the users who are looking for feature rich phones. What’s more, the prices are coming down, so what the users desired some months ago and couldn’t buy, now they can.
Every month, new Android phones are being launched in the market, so one cannot be sure what was once the most desirable phone will retain the same status in future also, that’s the reason we keep updating you about the changing smartphone scene.
LG Optimus Black (Rs 19,500)
This one is a thin, elegant and clean design, and comes armed with 5 megapixel camera, 4 inch in-plane switching display, and with capability to record 720p (p stands for pixels) video as well.
Then there is Gyroscope key so the users can enjoy motion control and WiFi direct to enable the different devices to talk to each other, without the need to connect to WiFi hotspots.
LG Optimus Black comes armed with 1 GHz OMAP 3630 processor and the design of the LG Optimus Black has been kept minimal, which explains why it’s so light at 109 grams.
The phone is extremely sophisticated and doesn’t talk about it from the rooftops. Its light and proximity sensors are close to visible, so they work but remain in the background — the only thing visible easily is the front facing camera.
Overall, why it’s at the top is because it handles almost any task thrown at it, though this phone is not for the hardcore gamers. The speaker phone volume and clarity is good and sound quality also remains good on both ends. The Bluetooth does what it says, though battery life is good but not excellent.
Samsung Nexus S (Rs 19,999)
To some extent, the Samsung Nexus S resembles the Galaxy S series of Samsung, but it differs with the front facing camera and contour display. The display itself is not curved, just the glass layer placed over it — which makes it easier for the users to hold it while they talk on the phone. It has a glossy plastic body, and it runs on vanilla Android in its purest form.
It’s a first because other companies which make Android phones make some changes in the interface to give it a unique look.
The Android version that runs on Samsung Nexus S is just the way Google has made it and it works on 1 Ghz Hummingbird single-core processor. Since it runs on Gingerbread, it’s easier for the users to copy and paste text. The text can be selected by dragging bouding arrows to the desired portion of the screen.
The Samsung Nexus S doesn’t have many buttons, the users just get power button on the upper right side of device and volume control on the left side. There is no slot for microSD cards, which disappoints some users who don’t believe in the cloud.
The device would be appreciated by those who hate waiting for apps to launch, because this is a very responsive phone, and a good camera only adds to the fun. Overall, the users would enjoy a glitch free experience — minus some minor hiccups here and there.
HTC Desire Z (Rs 19,499)
It’s the way the world of technology evolves, even when the older Desire was still doing fine, the new Desire Z arrived with Qwerty and Froyo. The looks were completely different, which is justified since the specs have been improved. It seems more closely related to Google Nexus S, and the phone has been built with strong and quality materials – most of the surface area has a rubber feel and is pleasant.
The updated HTC Sense user interface is unique to it, and so is the fast boot which is only apt as the handset runs on a 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor.
Priced at Rs 19,499, the phone is not cheap but does give good value for money. The phone performs well in almost all areas, but it is not great at any one thing — which means it fails to make the users excited about something. But then, you are not buying an iPhone.
Acer Liquid E (Rs 12,000)
Acer Liquid E runs on Froyo and a 786 MHz processor, which is good, considering the price. It has a 3.5 inches capacitive touchscreen which supports multi touch input. The phone comes armed with 5 mega pixel camera, multi format music player, Geo tagging and 3.5 mm audio jack. The connectivity options include GPRS, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, 3G and WAP2.0. Battery allows the users five hours of talk time and 17 days standby time.
Spice MI 410 (Rs 13,999)
This is a bulky and sturdy phone which provides awesome features at a good price, Rs 15,000 – users can’t expect a better phone at this price as it comes with 1 GHz processors.
Curves are almost absent, which make it slightly difficult to hold the phone but the Gorilla glass gives added confidence to the users. The speakers are on the sides and the dedicated camera button is lacking. On paper, it has great specs for the price but some glitches here and there make the experience less than pleasant. Official Gingerbread update will be available soon for the device.