Android phones have become so popular in market that the open source platform “Android” is expected to capture around 50% of market share by 2012. By seeing the growth in numbers of Android lovers worldwide, cellphone manufacturers have shifted their focus from Proprietary OS to this open source platform.
Android is for everyone. Where cellphone companies are launching heavily priced Android devices like Galaxy S and HTC Desire HD in market, they are also targeting a segment of buyers who do not prefer spending much on their mobile phones.
This time we have covered some of the good but definitely not the most expensive Android phones in market. Ranging between Rs.5,000-11,000, check out what these phones got to offer:
We can’t call it the cheapest Android phone, but it has every feature a phone owner wish to have in his device. The 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen phone has resolution of 480x320 pixels. It runs on Android Froyo OS, which is not upgradable to Gingerbread. The phone has 3G and Wi-Fi b/g support, good enough to keep you connected.
Though, the camera is 2MP but image quality is fine. You can record videos and adjust brightness level of the phone. Moreover, it has night vision that enhances the quality of the image taken at night or under bad lighting conditions.
The phone has push email and support for Gmail. You can stay connected with friends with the Gtalk instant messenger and social networking apps supported by the phone. Other than this, it has A-GPS and Google Maps support.
Spice Mi-310 is available for Rs.6,900 on Saholic
Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670
A stylish and slim phone from Samsung, Galaxy Fit is popular in market because of its build quality, impressive UI and of course of its Android Froyo OS. The phone has 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen and support for 16M colors. The phone has 3G support with download speed of 7.2Mbps and Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity.
Wow…the camera is 5 megapixels but flash is missing. Still the phone is packed with features like 3x digital zoom, autofocus, white balance modes, and ISO settings. You can not only record but also watch YouTube videos as the phone supports streaming.
And there’s lot more – Galaxy Fit has 600MHz processor, supports multitasking, A-GPS, eCompass, QuickOffice document editor/viewer, push email, Gtalk, Facebook, and everything else you desire a smartphone to come with.
Samsung has priced the phone intelligently. It is available for Rs.10,500 on saholic.com
HTC Wildfire A3333
The Android Éclair phone with Sense UI, HTC Wildfire is a hit in market because of its stylish look and the so-reasonable price tag. The Froyo upgrade for device was released long ago by HTC. Wildfire has 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass display for scratch & damage resistance. The smartphone comes packed with accelerometer, gravity, ambient light, and proximity sensors.
The phone supports wide range of audio and video formats. Further, it has Shazam application that will help you in recognizing and buying music. Where 3G will increase the browsing speed, Wi-Fi will save a lot of your bucks.
Click amazing pictures with the 5MP camera and LED flash. Since it supports 3G and has 528MHz processor, watching videos on YouTube will not invite too much of buffering & will be smooth. The phone has Adobe Flash Player support too.
What’s Else is Inside the Device?
The phone comes with security features such as Remote Wipe that allows you to remotely lock the phone by sending a text command, in case your device gets stolen.
Other than providing A-GPS and eCompass support, HTC has added Footprints and My Tracks features in the phone.
If you are one of those who can’t live without checking & adding FB updates, you will fall in love with the HTC Wildfire. It has some native apps of HTC including Friendstream, HTC Peep, and What the Doodle (a social multiplayer drawing game).
You get all this and more at a price of Rs.9999, which is not-at-all a bad deal. The phone is available for the same price on saholic.com
Where Would You Find The Best Deals on Android Phones?
It’s Android’s third birthday and saholic.om is giving away huge discount on Android phones to buyers. The website is giving Rs.1000 off on purchase of Android phones above Rs.10,000 and if you buy an Android phone lesser than 10K, you will get discount of Rs.500. All you have to do is enter this coupon code SDROIDBDAY