Usually the smartphones stop appearing in the market after about a year. Lately, most smartphones are launched at bit higher prices and then offered at great discounts – online as well as offline. Not all devices are brilliant performers or sheer failures. Hence, for those who need to upgrade or try out something new, these handsets are worthy options worth a look.
Here is a list of five smartphone deals for this week.
HTC Desire V
Launch price: Rs 21,999
Deal price: Rs 12,949
HTC announced the earlier this year last year and packed it with dual-SIM configuration. Sporting a 4-inch touchscreen display, the Desire V smartphone has a single core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A5 mobile processor. Loaded with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the HTC Sense 4.0 UI layered on top of it. The new Desire V smartphone features Dual Standy but not the Dual Active mode like the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. This smartphone is capable of supporting 3G data network on one SIM and 2G network on another. It has a 5 megapixel modest camera with LED Flash and integrates the Beats Audio technology for better audio output. Apart from the usual set of features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, and micro USB port, the Desire V has 1650 mAh battery to offer a decent run time.
The smartphone also comes with 8 GB micro SD Card in the bundle since it packs only 4 GB on-board storage and 512 MB RAM. The Desire V was launched at Rs 21,990 but now can be purchased for as low as Rs 12,949 from Landmarkonthenet website.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos S
Launch price: Rs 17,990
Deal price: Rs 12,545
Samsung had announced the dual-SIM supporting Galaxy S DUOS which is like the mini version of the Galaxy S III. Featuring 4-inch LCD display, the Galaxy S DUOS packs 480×800 pixel resolution natively. It packs a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor with 768 MB RAM. Unfortunately, this smartphone will not be able hand HD gaming or video smoothly. Packing 4 GB on-board memory, there is a memory card slot that can hold up to 32 GB micro SD card. At the back it features a 5 megapixel camera and there is a VGA camera in the front for self shots.
Packing a 1500 mAh battery, this smartphone would be able to last till a day, at least. Samsung introduced this smartphone for about Rs 17,990 but one can purchase it for as low as Rs 12,545 from the NEXT website.
Sony Xperia Ion
Launch price: Rs 36,999
Deal price: Rs 21,990 (after Rs. 1000 discount)
Coupon Code: ManiacXion1000
Sony’s first 4G LTE networks supporting smartphone – the Xperia Ion was introduced in India with HSPA+ only support. Its 4.6-inch touchscreen LED backlit LCD display supports 720p HD resolution natively. Inside the chassis of Ion, rests a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 mobile processor and 1 GB RAM. Sony Xperia Ion features a 12 megapixel camera with Exmor R imaging sensor and LED Flash. Apart from capturing high resolution images, this camera can also record full HD videos. There is a 1.9 megapixel camera in the front for HD quality video chats as well.
The Xperia Ion features Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine that promises better sharpness and clarity to the images. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread by default, the smartphone has got the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and the company has promised to release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as well. Sony has also offered a micro HDMI port to connect it to larger display and packed a 1900 mAh battery to make it run longer. Sony Xperia Ion launched in India few months ago for around Rs 36,999. However, it is available for as low as Rs 21,990 from ManiacStore Website.
Sony Xperia S
Launch price: Rs 32,549
Deal price: Rs 21,990
Sony Xperia S is a large screen featuring smartphone in the Xperia NXT series. It features 4.3-inch HD Reality display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. This display is powered by the Sony Mobile Bravia Engine for bright, sharp and clear visuals. Under the chassis, it packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260 and an Adreno 220 graphics chip. Like other Xperia NXT family smartphones, the Xperia S has a transparent strip connecting its chin. This is a PlayStation certified smartphone and promises great fun on the larger HD display.
In the back, it features a 12.1 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R image sensor to deliver great quality images and also record videos in full 1080p HD resolution. Though the smartphone comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Sony Mobiles pushed out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for this smartphone. Sony has packed a 1750 mAh battery to make run to about 8.5 hours on 3G network. This smartphone can be purchased for as low as Rs 21,990 from Vijay Sales website or stores.
LG Optimus 4X HD
Launch price: Rs 34,990
Deal price: Rs 25,990 (Adexmart)
LG Optimus 4X HD comes packed with the hardware competitive enough for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. LG Optimus 4X HD is the flagship model featuring a 4.7-inch True HD IPS panel touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel native resolution. Packing a quad core 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra processor with a low power GeForce graphics chip. For smoother operation of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Optimus 3.0 UI on it, LG has used 1 GB of RAM. By default, this smartphone features 16 GB onboard storage and a micro SD card slot to accommodate a memory card of up to 64 GB.
Optimus 4X HD smartphone is only 8.9 mm thick and weighs just 133 grams. In this device, LG has used an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. This camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. There’s also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling and chat. Other features include GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometer, gyroscope sensor, support for a variety of popular audio-video formats, stereo FM with RDS, WiFi direct, and DLNA compliance. LG has bundled a 2150 mAh battery to make it run longer and support talk time of about 9.5 hours over 3G.