Mobile phones have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other for decades with the handheld wonder only gaining in popularity as time passes.
India has been rapidly closing the technology gap between the other countries well versed in technology, with the people keeping in touch with the latest technology, and in effect the latest mobile phones as well.
Gizbot takes you through a list of the ten best selling mobile phones in the country right now.
Samsung Galaxy S DUOS S7562
The dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S S7562 houses the Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 GHz. The handset also packs 768 MB RAM, a main camera of 5 megapixels as well as a VGA camera on the front to facilitate video chat. The phone has a TFT screen sized 4 inches having a resolution of 800 x 460. Some of the other features are proximity sensor, 4 GB ROM, expandable memory upto 32 GB, and accelerometer sensor. It has a 1500 mAh allowing users to use the phone for longer durations.
Purchase Samsung Galaxy S DUOS S7562 priced Rs. 19,100 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
A beautiful Retina display sized 4 inched is featured in the iPhone 16 GB. It is equipped with A6 chip designed by Apple to give the phone a super fast performance along with dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The smartphone runs on iOS 6. The iSight rear camera is 8 megapixels allowing users to shoot HD videos and click sharp images. The front camera (1.2 MP) facilitates video chat. Some of the other notable features of the iPhone 5 are Facebook integration with contacts, calendar having capability to post from Notification Center, new Maps app, turn-by-turn navigation, longer battery life, improved Siri for answering queries and ultra-fast wireless connectivity.
Purchase iPhone 5 16 GB priced Rs 45, 550 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
HTC Windows Phone 8S A620e
HTC 8S A620e a windows phone houses 1 GHz processor as well as 512 MB RAM. The super LED display (4 inch) together with Adreno 225 dishes out a superb viewing experience. The smartphone has an autofocus camera of 5 megapixels having LED flash along with a 35 mm lens to record videos and click pictures. Beats Audio is in-built in the set providing studio quality sound. The connectivity includes EDGE, GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB options. The other features of the phone are email and IM, A-GPS, expandable memory upto 32 GB and free SkyDive storage of 7 GB.
Purchase HTC Windows Phone 8S A620e priced at Rs. 21, 999 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
HTC ChaCha A810e
HTC ChaCha A810e is equipped with 800 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It runs on Android Gingerbread OS and has QWERTY keypad, user interface HTC Sense 2.1, capacitive touchscreen display (2.6 inch) and expandable memory of 32 GB. It also has a dedicated button which will facilitate accessing the social networking site in just one touch. It also packs a VGA front camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. Some of the other features of the smartphone are push email, instant messages, GPS, multiple browsing windows and Google Maps.
Purchase HTC ChaCha A810e priced at Rs.17,990 (discounted to lower price) with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Sony Xperia tipo dual ST21i
The tipo dual ST21i runs on Android 4.0 ICS operating system and packs 800 MHz processor, expandable memory of 32 GB, A-GPS and 512 MB RAM. It is a dual SIM smartphone having shatter-proof sheet on PMMA in order to prevent scratches and 3.2 inch touchscreen display. The phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera having the capability of recording videos as well. It also has FM radio and music player. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers EDGE, Bluetooth, GPRS, Wi-Fi and 3G. The phone also has IM and social networking clients to keep the users connected always.
Purchase Sony Xperia tipo dual ST21i priced at Rs. 10, 490 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Karbonn A9+ dual SIM smartphone runs on Android ICS operating system and houses 1.2 GHz processor to impart the phone fast performance. It has a capacitive touch screen (4 inch) display and is equipped with 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera. Karbonn A9+ supports EDGE, GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity. Some of the other features are YouTube, IM, Google Maps, expandable memory upto 32 GB and A-GPS.
Purchase Karbonn A9+ with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months priced at Rs.9,990 from here.
Nokia Asha 308 Dual SIM
Nokia Asha 308 Dual SIM has a capacitive touchscreen display sized 3 inches. The 2 megapixel camera of the phone is equipped with features like white balance, 4x digital zoom, self timer, video recording and color tone modes. The other features of the phone are FM radio, music player, expandable memory upto 32 GB, Nokia Maps and email support. In terms of connectivity the phone offers EDGE, Bluetooth, GPRS and USB connectivity. Instant messaging and other social networking clients are also accessible through the phone which keeps the user connected.
Purchase Nokia Asha 308 Dual SIM priced at Rs.6,149 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Nokia Lumia 510
Nokia Lumia 510 is based on Windows Phone 7.5 and is equipped with capacitive display of 4 inches enabling browsing through photos, the web and checking email attachments easy. The autofocus camera of 5 megapixels has features like face recognition, 3x video zoom, 4x video zoom, white balance modes and scene modes. Connectivity options in the phone are 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS and Bluetooth. Other notable features of Nokia Lumia 510 are 1300 mAh battery, A-GPS, Bing Maps, Nokia Maps, Zune-powered Music Hub, 256 MB RAM, Internet Explorer browser, 4 GB internal memory and free SkyDrive storage of 7 GB.
Purchase Nokia Lumia 510 priced at Rs.10,999 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Micromax Smarty A25
With dual SIM facility Micromax Smarty A25 comes with 2.8 inch touchscreen display and is based on Android Gingerbread operating system. It has 1.3 megapixels fixed focus camera which enables clicking images and recording videos. The connectivity options in the phone are GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EDGE and USB. The Hookup service in the phone facilitates chat and text via GPRS. Social networking and IM clients keep the users connected. Other features of the phone are music player, FM radio, Chrome Mini browser, Google Maps, expandable memory upto 32 GB and 256 MB RAM.
Purchase Micromax Smarty A25 for Rs. 4,999 with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is equipped with capacitive touchscreen display sized 3.5 inches and supports the UI TouchWiz v3.0. The Android Froyo phone packs 800 MHz processor, expandable memory upto 32 GB, A-GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi. The Social Hub app available in the phone allows users to have communications via social networking, email and instant messenger under one convenient display.
Purchase Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 for Rs. 15,090 (discounted to lower price) with manufacturer's warranty of 12 months from here.