Mobile phone usage these days have become an intense need to all individuals. From a lowly man to a honchos that rule the business sector or a stern government executive have it in their pocket. There are thousands and thousands of devices currently available in the market.
Just to give a brief background to a device; the first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973 which weighed around 2.2 pounds (1 kg). In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available. From 1990 to 2011, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 6 billion, penetrating about 87% of the global population and recently the news suggested saying that the mobile phone subscription would outrun the global population by 2014. One can imagine the staggering number of devices present at the current stage.
There is also a harsh competition among the mobile phone manufacturers in the market leading them to come up with variety of mobile phones with new models and loaded with as best technology possible. This not only offers the best of the features in the mobile phones but also increases the number of devices in the market. There are brands like Samsung, HTC, Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia LG, and many more which has provided the world with their latest innovative handsets, irrespective of their prices.
The devices these days have a divided fans as many prefer Android devices, there are iPhone lovers, some have a craze for Windows phone and businessman prefers to have a BlackBerry. There are other devices from different manufacturers like Nokia, HTC and many more. Recently, many smartphones have been launched which offers various features and competitive specs and are available on the Flipkart.
Below in the slides, GizBot has lined up 6 recently launched smartphones that cost below Rs. 20,000:
Nokia Lumia 720
Priced at Rs. 17,880 on Flipkart, the Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a single GSM SIM support that runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system. The phone is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm Krait Dual Core processor backed by 512 MB RAM and Adreno 305 graphics.
The Lumia 720 sports a 4.29 inch capacitive WVGA touch and IPS screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a color depth of 16 M.
The Lumia 720 houses a 6.7 megapixel primary camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and LED flash along with 1.3 megapixel secondary camera in the front. The phone is capable of recording 720 x 1280 HD videos at 30 frames per second.
The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB to store all your apps, music and files. This can be extended up to a massive 64 GB through a microSD card.
Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE or 3G, Wi-Fi, microUSB, Bluetooth and the phone can be tethered via a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Lumia 720 is powered by a 2000 mAh battery that can give you up to 23 hours of talk time on 2G networks.
Sony Xperia L
As far as specs are concerned, Sony's Xperia L boasts a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display which offers a 854 x 480 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Talking about camera, it has an 8 MP rear camera which comes with Exmor RS for mobile sensor technology and a front facing VGA camera. Xperia L comes with the internal storage capacity of 8GB which can be expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32GB. Connectivity options include, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and NFC. At the end the Xperia L is powered by a 1,750 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia L is priced at Rs. 16,699 on Flipkart.
Galaxy Grand Quattro
Priced at Rs. 16,299 on Flipkart, the Samsung Galaxy Quattro comes with the dual SIM support. The GSM frequency device has a dual standby mode which is ideal for power saving measures.
Galaxy Grand Quattro features a TFT capacitive touch screen which is 4.7 inches in size. It comes with a multi-touch WVGA screen which has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs on the latest Android V4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 Quad Core processor along with the Adreno 203 graphics chip. It is also supported by 1 GB RAM.
Galaxy Grand Quattro sports a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash capable of high quality photography and also features 0.3 MP front facing camera. The device is also capable of recording videos at 30 fps.
The smartphone comes with an 8 GB of internal memory which can be further enhanced to 32 GB with the help of microSD cards. The Galaxy Grand Quattro is capable of GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It can also connect to the PC via a USB port.
The device is powered by a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery.
HTC Desire U
HTC Desire U comes with the 4 inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display that offers a screen resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels and color depth up to 16 M. HTC Desire U T327W is powered by 1GHz single core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The smartphone runs on older version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. HTC Desire U is a dual sim 3G handset. It has 5 megapixels rear autofocus camera with led flash and there is no front facing camera. Connectivity options on the HTC Desire U include, 3G, WiFi, USB and Bluetooth. The device has the internal storage capacity of 4 GB that can be extended up to 32 GB via external microSD. The HTC Desire U is powered by Li-Ion, 1650 mAh battery.
HTC Desire U is priced at Rs. 13,499 on Flipkart.
Micromax Canvas Doodle A111
The dual-SIM dual-GSM (2G+3G) smartphone Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 sports a 5.3-inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 540x960 pixels. The Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor and has 512MB of RAM. The phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It has 4GB internal storage out of which 1.2GB is user-accessible. The memory can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Canvas Doodle smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. The camera will offer features like multi-zoom, wide screen video and night mode recording. Connectivity options include GPRS, 3G, WiFi, WAP, Bluetooth and USB. The Canvas Doodle also comes with stylus, as apparent from the Doodle moniker.
The phone comes with a 2100mAh battery.
The Canvas Doodle A111 is priced at Rs. 12,999 on Flipkart.
Karbonn S5 Titanium
Karbonn Titanium S5 boasts a 5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels The phablet is powered by 1.2GHz qualcomm snapdragon quad core processor which is also supported by 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. S5 Titanium sports a 8MP rear camera along with the 2MP front facing camera. The S5 Titanium comes with a 4 GB of ROM of which 1.4 GB is user accessible. The memory can be extended up to 32 GB with a microSD card. Connectivity options include, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth. The Karbonn Titanium S5 is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery.
The Karbonn Titanium S5 is available on Flipkart at Rs. 11,575.