Times have changed and so have the gifting options for different occasions. So now no longer people prefer to give chocolates and flowers to their loved ones during Valentine’s Day but they have moved on to personal gadgets like media players and smartphones as well. Expensive as it might sound but gifting a smartphone today is really not very expensive.
So helping you out here we have the top five smartphones especially for females. Starting from the youth oriented Galaxy Y, our Top 5 list includes popular smartphones across various platforms such as Android based Micromax Bling 2, Symbian based Nokia N8 Pink and the iOS base Apple iPhone 4S. Also for those who love a little extra music, we have got the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Android phone in red that your lady love will definitely like.
Micromax Bling 2 (Price Rs 6,200)
Although many companies have tried their hands in making cellphones for the ladies but Micromax has really raised the bar with the Bling series of mobile phones that are just for the ladies. Encrusted with Swarovski crystals and a glossy white finish, the Blink 2 looks amazingly beautiful but Micromax has decided to shed the pink highlights, which is really a wise decision. The phone looks classy and definitely is an object of attention. Along with the phone, users also get a Satya Paul designed clutch and mobile holder which definitely is a big plus
In the 2.8 inch display of the Micromax Bling 2, there is a capacitive touch that aids a smoother operation. The resolution of the screen is on the lower side but the Bling 2 compensates for it with ample color vibrancy and image brightness.
The 600 MHz processor of Micromax Bling 2 gives all the power needed for a smooth operation and juice to support multitasking as well for the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It has 3 megapixel fixed focus camera which clicks good images in daylight but the quality falls badly in the night or low light conditions.
Bling 2 has one memory card slot which is expandable upto 16 GB, but it would be advisable to use 4 to 8 GB external memory to ensure smooth usage. It has a 3.5mm jack for headset and audio connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Y Color Plus (Price Rs 7,900)
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Y has a lower price tag it has the features to compete with any mid-range Android device. The Galaxy Y features a 3 inch capacitive touch based LCD display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution display which despite on the smaller side scores with better display performance. The device is light after having a 1200 mAh battery, which is enough to power this device for up to two days’ use.
Galaxy Y comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and with Touch Wiz user interface, it delivers a nice user experience. It is powered by a fast 832 MHz application processor which is by far the maximum that has been offered at this price point.
There have been no major deductions about the hardware being a low cost phone except that the phone has a small 2 megapixel main camera, but it is the best phone money can buy at such a low price point featuring Android Gingerbread. Along with all that in the Color Plus variant of the Galaxy Y users will also get a set of four additional coloured back panel that will be liked by anyone using this phone for sure.
Sony Ericsson W8 (Price Rs 9,300)
Be it a youngster or an elderly person, all love music, although the song preference might change from person to person. Walkman series of mobile phones from Sony Ericsson are best known for their advanced music playback capabilities and Sony Ericsson W8 is their Android based Walkman series smartphone.
The Sony Ericsson W8 runs on Android 2.1 Ã‰clair operating system. By far this is the most economical music centric Android device available anywhere in the market under Rs 10,000.
The phone weighs just 115 grams, and has a 3 inch capacitive touch screen display that produces images at 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It houses a 600 MHz processor with a dedicated Adreno 200 graphics processor, which is much better than the other phones within the same price bracket.
Social network lovers would love to know that it has deep Facebook integration, which means it can be accessed from almost any area of the phone, be it a music player, phone book, picture gallery or even calendar. Also included in the box is a 4 GB bundled card to store those extra tunes for free. The W8 comes in an electric red colour and we all know that every woman loves to have a red phone in their hands.
Nokia N8 Pink (Price Rs 18,900)
The limited edition N8 Pink is not just a beautified version of the older version but is a new device from Nokia that comes preinstalled with an all new operating system, the Symbians Anna. With the Symbian Anna upgrade, the Nokia N8 has gotten 720P HD videos recording capability with continuous auto focus as well. Besides, N8 users can record videos in 30 frames per second as opposed to 24 frames per second earlier.
The Nokia N8 boasts Carl Zeiss optics, a 12 megapixel 1/1.183 inch optical format CCD image sensor, Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal and auto focus as far as its camera is concerned. And not just the camera, the N8 is an equally excellent device with good hardware and a very responsive and vibrant 3.5 inch touchscreen which makes usage of this device a breeze.
Its 600 MHz processor might sound puny in front of the bigger multi core competitors but it has been optimised so beautifully for the device that there is virtually no lag in anything you do on this device.
Nokia has tried to make N8 Pink as women centric as possible and have specially added a Little Pink Diva theme to the device, spicing up the menus a little bit. Along with that, the clock too has been replaced with a Pink Neon Clock. Last but not the least, the N8 pink also comes with the ELLE fashion app preinstalled which keeps you up-to-date with the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity news.
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB (Price Rs 44, 500)
Although this phone does not in any way dares to even near the affordable range, the iPhone 4S is truly a remarkable device and is one of the best devices ever coming from Apple. The iPhone 4s comes with a sleek, sharp and thinner design that is similar to its predecessor.
The fifth-generation model of Apple iPhone comes with a similar 3.5 inch screen with 640 X 960 pixel resolution, known as the Retina display, and is the highest resolution display ever built into a phone. Besides, the Apple iPhone4S has Face Time for video calling. Its display has also been treated with a special oleo phobic coating which is very useful for the Indian environment.
The iPhone 4S Comes with the most iconic application Siri, the voice based assistant that lets the user get around the device and do most tasks by just speaking to the device. The popularity of the Siri can be measured alone by the numbers of clone applications that have come up in the application stores for various devices.
Apple users can also make use of the Apple iCloud service to store their pictures and apple won’t be charging them for the space as apple is offering 5 GB of space free to ever apple device user.