According to an Indian smartphone market forecast by analysts, the market will experience a growth of over 116% in the time period between 2011 to 2015. It was predicted that a key factor for the growth is the increasing demand for low cost dual SIM smartphones that double as all-in-one devices.
Indian smartphone arena is dominated by key vendors including Samsung, Apple, HTC, Nokia and others such as Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles, Spice Mobility, LG, Lava, Sony and Zen Mobiles.
All the manufacturers are coming up with new strategies to become a market dominator and one of the prominent strategy us dual SIM support, which has proven itself with a deep penetration rate into the consumer base.
Also, the availability of all types of information whenever and wherever through a smartphone with better data handling and additional features are also attracting the consumers into the smartphone segment.
Further, a recent Nielson report claims that there are 71 million unique subscribers in India who use multiple SIM cards accounting for around 61% of the whole mobile phone sales in the country.
Hence, the price conscious Indian market is definitely going to be the winning arena of dual SIM smartphones at budget-friendly price points.
Consequently, Gizbot has come up with a comparison between the lately released budget dual SIM smartphones – Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite and Micromax A25 Smarty. Read it below!
Dimensions & Weight: Galaxy Y Duos Lite being a slightly thinner and lighter handset measures 103.7x57.5x11.9 mm in dimension and weighs in at 97 grams while A25 Smaty boasts a dimension of 104.5 x 56 x 13 mm and weighs around 102 grams.
Display: In this segment, both the handsets fare well as they sport similar 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
Processor: In terms of processor Galaxy Y Duos Lite is equipped with an 832MHz processor. On the other hand, A25 Smarty is better as it is powered by a 1GHz processor.
Operating System: Being budget smartphones, both the handsets run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, which is an older version of Google's platform.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Samsung offering has a 2MP rear camera and Micromax handset has a 1.3MP rear camera. However, it is to be noted that there is no front facing VGA camera on both the handsets.
Storage: When it comes to storage, Galaxy Y Duos Lite has an upper hand with 4GB internal storage capacity and 512MB RAM as compared to 120MB internal memory and 256MB RAM of A25 Smarty.
Further, both the handsets have a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, both the handsets have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0 features.
Battery: Galaxy Y Duos Lite is loaded with a 1,200 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 15 hours talk time and 410 hours standby. On the other hand, Micromax A25 Smarty has a 1,280 mAh Li-ion battery offering 4 hours talk time and 180 hours standby.
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Price: On the pricing front, Galaxy Y Duos Lite and A25 Smarty are priced at Rs 6,999 and Rs 3,999 respectively.
Both Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite and Micromax A25 Smarty are entry-level dual SIM smartphones available at budget price tags.
Speaking of Samsung offering, the smartphone is preloaded with Samsung Kies Conectivity, Task Manager, Voice Search, Swype, FOTA (Firmware Over the Air), Mobile Tracker, Chat ON, Samsung Apps and Social Hub.
On the other hand, Micromax handset comes with Hookup Service, YouTube, Facebook, Mi Store, Google, Mi Zone, NQ Mobile and Widgets.
If the concern is on a increased internal storage and better battery backup, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite could be a better choice.
However, if the concern is on a lesser price tag and a slightly faster processor, the Micromax A25 Smarty could be the right choice.