Indian smartphone vendors like Intex, iBall and Spice did announce their device in the Indian market this week. Along with these devices, even Finnish Nokia has made it's couple of devices available in India. However, Nokia's Asha 500 and 502 which have been made available in India recently is a big step from Nokia. It might break the monotony of the Android devices, especially the low end Android smartphones from domestic vendors.
Talking about other devices, Lenovo has made a huge step announcing their latest Vibe series of handsets in India. The Vibe X, which is the first in the series, has already been selling in Indian market at a mid-range price.
But this time around GizBot has only considered to come up with a number of devices that are affordable and are launched recently. Moreover, these devices that we have taken into account are the ones which are quite user friendly and filled with social media integration features.
The Nokia Asha 500 which comes with a crystal like covering is not only stylish and trendy but also comes at a very budget friendly price. For those who want the normal feature phone, they can go ahead with the Nokia 106 which will cost you hardly Rs. 1500.
While others comes in a range of Rs. 7,000. These devices come with 5 inch display and a dual core processor as well. These devices are good enough for a normal day to day usage.
Take a look at the specs and prices of these device sin the slides below:
Intex Aqua i4
The Intex Aqua i4+ features a 5 inch FWVGA display having a resolution of 854x480 pixels. The phone incorporates a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via a micro SD card slot. Android Jelly Bean OS 4.2.2 comes out of the box. The makers behind Intex Aqua i7 have added an 8MP image sensor on the rear camera with added Auto Focus and LED. Other connectivity features include: Dual SIM, 3G, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2000mAh battery fitted inside. The handset also features pre-installed Matrabhasha, a native app designed to give users freedom to choose 22 regional languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Maithili, Marathi, Manipuri, Sindhi, Dogri, Nepali and many more) and Intex Play.
iBall Andi4.5-K6 features a 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touch screen IPS display offering a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 245 ppi pixel density. Recommended: Intex Aqua i4 Plus: 5 Inch Android Jelly Bean Smartphone Launched at Rs 7,600 Powering the handset is a 1.3 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU coupled with 1GB DDR2 RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. Imaging will be take care of by an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a VGA front-facing camera will be enough for video call and taking selfies. The smartphone houses 4GB of onboard memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. The iBall Andi4.5-K6 comes with a wide range of connectivity options like 3G (HSDPA: 21 Mbps, HSUPA: 5.6 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS. Additionally, it is also a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with dual standby. The latest smartphone from iBall is powered by a 1600 mAh battery. It comes in Special Wine with Chrome and White with Chrome color variants.
This basic phone has a 1.8 inch QQVGA LCD screen having display resolution of 160 x 128 pixels and 114 ppi pixel density. It comes with 384 KB of RAM. It also has 32 polyphonic ringtones and provides its user with facilities of digital clock, calculator, flashlight Calendar, Converter, Speaking Clock, Alarm Clock and Reminders setting. The handset that measures 112.9 x 47.5 x 14.9 mm and weighs 74.2 gram is powered by a Li-Ion 800 mAh battery (BL-5CB) which is capable of offering up to 840 hours of stand by time and up to 10 hours of talktime.
Nokia Asha 500
The Asha 500 has a 2.8 inch QVGA capacitive multi-point touch screen (which means it has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels). Also the handset used LCD Transflective display technology and a pixel density of 142 ppi. Further, Asha 500 runs on the Nokia's Asha Software Platform version 1.1.1 and also has a 2MP rear camera with 4x digital zoom, but lacks a front camera. Moreover, many would be glad to know that the handset supports Dual SIM and other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, GPRS and 2G. It comes with 64MB internal memory which you can expand up to 32GB via microSD card. This phone has been powered by 1,200mAh BL-4U battery that will give you 14 hours of talk time and up to 22 days of standby time.
Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4X
The display size of the device is 4 inches with the resolution of 400 x 800 pixels. The operating system on which this device operates is the Android 4.2 Jellybean, so users who are trying the Android device for the first time can have the taste of Jelly bean at such a low price. The processor embedded on the device is a Dual Core Processor operating at the frequency of 1GHz, which was 1.2 GHz when we are comparing it with Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X. The memory allocated to RAM is 256 MB which is also the half of Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5X. Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4X has 2 SIM slots and none of them support 3G over the device, so 3G connectivity is out of the question on this device. The primary camera of 3.2 MP will give you the feel of old Nokia Devices with Symbian OS and the secondary VGA camera is actually common for all the device these days. The battery strength is of 1450 mAh.