Let us look at such models, which belong to the category of feature rich, yet affordable phones. The models we discuss here are Huawei Chat Ideos and the Samsung Chat 222 Duos. Both are handsets form trusted and reliable manufacturers even though Samsung is the bigger name in the Mobile Handset market.
The Huawei Chat Ideos is an Android based touch and type phone with both physical and touch screen keypad options. The phone packs in all the latest in multimedia entertainment packages like Audio and Video recording and playback, 3.5 mm Audio jack, loud and clear speakers, and even supports video playback in high definition h263 and h264 formats.
The Samsung Chat 222 Duos on the other hand is a basic type phone with a 2.2 inch display and physical QWERTY keypad. It features multimedia content support but not as much as the Huawei Chat Ideos. The Huawei Ideos Chat is the clear winner as it packs in more content support and is Android powered as compared to the proprietary Java based OS of the Samsung Chat 222 Duos.
The processor of this Huawei phone is also faster and provides support for multi tasking which is very slow and difficult to achieve in the Samsung Chat 222 Duos.
On the connectivity front the Huawei Ideos Chat scores massively over the Samsung Chat 222 duos. Samsung model just offers Bluetooth support whereas the Ideos Chat supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB PC Sync and even has 3G high speed internet connectivity and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.
The Android 2.2 Froyo OS on the Huawei Ideos Chat is powerful and supports 1000"s of Android apps which you can freely download from the Internet. The phone also has Java support and comes with preloaded games. The Java based OS of Samsung Chat 222 Duos is a tad slower even though it offers full support for Java based games and apps.
Both the phones have an expandable memory option but the Huawei phone can be extended up to 32 GB compared to the Samsungs 16 GB. Samsung scores over the Huawei model in the pricing department as it is priced at just Rs 3500 while this Huawei phone is priced at Rs 6500.
But for the extra cash the Huawei Ideos Chat offers far more than the Samsung Chat 222 Duos. So the winner is clearly Huawei Ideos Chat.