The Mobile World Congress 2013 is scheduled next week but that will takes place in Spain. Several new smartphones are expected to be announced over their but very few of them will be made available in India in next couple of months.
Meanwhile, there are ample amount of Android based smartphones and tablets available to give you the taste of performance you are looking for. Here is a list of smartphones and tablets that will certainly deliver a good performance for every buck paid.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16 GB
Launch Price: Rs 39,990
Deal Price: Rs 32,940 (After Discount)
Coupon Code: MOBITAB (Rs 1,500 Discount)
Samsung introduced its top of the line Galaxy Note 800 tablet with 10.1-inch capacitive display with 1280×800 pixel resolution. This tablet was touted to compete with the Apple iPad tablet but nowhere close to the Retina display.
The new Galaxy Note 800 features mesh of speakers on each side of bezel in landscape mode. Samsung has packed a powerful quad-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 mobile processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. While this tablet arrives with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the box, the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has started rolling out for this tablet.
On top of Android, this tablet uses TouchWiz user interface. This tablet also comes with S Pen stylus to support the several note-taking, drawing, sketching and other gestures. At the back of Note 800 lies a 5 megapixel camera which can record HD videos while the front 1.9 megapixel camera is meant for HD quality video chats.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 offers 16 GB on-board storage and memory card slot can accommodate up to 32 GB micro SD card. The Galaxy Note 800 or Galaxy Note 10.1 is available for Rs 32,940 from Tradus Website after applying coupon code MOBITAB to get additional Rs 1,500 discount.
HTC Desire X
Launch Price: Rs 19,799
Deal Price: Rs.16,002
Discount Code: MBLFIESTA1
The new Desire X has a 4 inch Super LCD touchscreen display and arrives to put strength to the higher midrange segment for HTC’s products. HTC has packed a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor and its Beats Audio technology for better sound output.
HTC Desire X arrives with a 4 inch Super LCD display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 223 ppi pixel density. It also supports multi-touch interaction. Under the 9.3 mm thick profile, the Desire X packs a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 mobile processor with Adreno 203 graphics chip.
HTC has packed 768 MB RAM to run the HTC Sense 4.0 user interface and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Desire X supports 3G and offers up to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA speeds while its HSUPA transfer speeds go up to 5.76 Mbps. At the rear, it has a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. This camera is not capable of recording 720p HD video, which might be a bit disappointing for imaging enthusiasts. HTC has integrated the Beats Audio technology for better quality sound output. The phone offers only 4 GB on board storage but memory card can hold up to up to 32 GB microSD card. HTC has included a removable 1650 mAh battery that can give 10 hours of talk time even over 3G networks. The Desire X is available through Ebay’s special offer for Rs 16,002 after applying the coupon code MBLFIESTA1.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Launch Price: Rs 24,500
Deal Price: Rs 19,878
Coupon Code: MBLFIESTA1
Samsung recently introduce its higher mid-range Dual-SIM configuration bearing Galaxy Grand Duos. The Galaxy Grand Duos features a nice 5-inch touchscreen display with 480×800 pixel resolution. Loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and TouchWiz UI on the top of it, this smartphone is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz mobile processor.
Samsung has added 1 GB RAM to ensure all games and overall system user interface works smoothly. The Galaxy Grand Duos has 8 GB on-board storage and offers a memory card slot to add more storage. At the back is 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD videos apart from clicking high quality photos. Video chat is supported with a 2 megapixel camera in the front. There is Stereo FM with RDS, Bluetooth, WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, and active noise cancellation offered by dedicated microphone.
Samsung has packed a 2100 mAh battery and also added new MyServices along with regular set of pre-loaded apps. The deal also brings freebies from Samsung worth Rs 10,999 which includes a flipcover, music and movies download in Myservices and free 50 GB Dropbox space. The Galaxy Grand Duos can be purchased for as low as Rs 19,878 along with full year’s warranty and goodies from Ebay’s Shopping Festival page.
ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 32 GB
Launch Price: Rs 49,999
Deal Price: Rs 33,448
Coupon Code: MOBITAB (Rs 1,500 Discount)
Asus made Transformer Prime TF201 offers best of both worlds – large touchscreen and a full keyboard dock. Aside from transforming from tablet to laptop, the keyboard dock also adds up to the battery life. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime features a 10.1-inch Super IPS Panel capacitive display supporting ten finger multi-touch.
The display of Transformer Prime TF201 is manufactured using the Corning Gorilla Glass technology to make it scratch proof and provide it strength. It comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb pre-loaded and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now available for it.
Asus has packed the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core mobile processor paired with 1 GB RAM for smooth Android experience. The tablet has an 8 megapixel back camera with flash to click high quality images and capture full HD quality video. In the front there is a 1.2 megapixel camera for video chats.
Other features of the tablet include an HDMI port, a micro SD card reader, and audio port. Asus has added G-sensor, light sensor and gyroscope to provide better gaming experience with most advanced games. This tablet is Wi-Fi only model and the keyboard dock is sold separately. Currently, ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 is available from Tradus website with Rs 1,500 additional discount.
LAVA Xolo X900
Launch Price: Rs 22,000
Deal Price: Rs 13,499
Xolo X900 was the first Intel processor powered Android phone in India, and apart from great build quality and fast processor the phone also has an 8 megapixel camera with very good image quality. The phone was one of the first to boast a burst mode (multiple images in a single click, allowing one to choose the best shot). And, you can record 1080p HD video with it. The phone features a 4.03 inch touchscreen display. It also has near field communication (NFC) capabilities along with micro HDMI to output high quality videos.
Xolo X900 gets a single core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor with Intel Hyper-Threading technology. Xolo X900 supports 3G networks with Intel’s XMM 6260 platform, and also features an NFC chip. With the micro HDMI port one can enjoy full HD video output. The phone was based on Android 2.3 but has now been upgraded to Android 4.0. One of the biggest draws for the phone is its attractive price of Rs 13,499.