Over the past few months, we've started to hear a lot about Apple's upcoming devices. And while the iPhone 6 official release may be months away, it is the best time to own a new handset. In fact, other than Apple, there are lots of brands you can trust, say, Nokia, Sony, HTC, Alcatel and Motorola.
Nokia, for instance, is still a strong name in the smartphone business. Microsoft now fully owns Nokia's device business, but the company hasn't stopped selling phones under the Nokia brand name. Which is why we'd love to recommend a device like the Lumia 630 (Dual SIM) with Windows Phone 8.1. Aren't the specs impressive? The phone, Nokia Lumia 630, will surprise you with its affordable price tag. Also, the phone has built-in free MS Office, which makes the handset superb for business professionals. The Lumia 630 single SIM is priced at Rs 10,500 whereas the dual SIM is priced at Rs 11,500.
Among the ‘must haves', Motorola's Moto E is equally enhanting. With the kind of response it has achieved in India, it is not hard to say that Motorola's second outing in the country has been really successful. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the Moto E is a must have phone for students.
If you can afford it, the HTC One (M8) will be very much faster (performance), plus its design is truly breath taking. Critics have already given their verdict on the M8. The new HTC One is, quite stunning, the best smartphone HTC has ever made. Priced at Rs. 48,000, the M8 will target those who absolutely care about the design when it comes to their gadgets.
Would you really try a waterproof phone? Are you one among them who would like to like to shoot under water in 4K? Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, is made for underwater photography. The phone's ability to shoot underwater is one of the highlights. Being a flagship phone, it also comes with a powerful processor under the hood, plus a 5.2-inch FHD display. At a price of Rs. 47,000, it is our favorite phone these days.
Now there's a hot new phone in the market. Can you name the phone? We're talking about the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+. Although an exclusive to Flipkart, the mid-range phone is well priced in its class. To be precise, the Idol X+ is a must have phone, considering it will cost you Rs. 16,999. Not to forget, the device will be bundled with JBL headphones and BoomBand fitness tracker.
Here are five fascinating smartphones, ranging from super affordable to the most premium in their respective groups. Happy weekend!
Nokia Lumia 630
The Nokia Lumia 630 features a 4.5-Inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display with a FWVGA resolution of 854 x 480pixels. It is powered by a 1.2Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, there's a 5MP primary camera with Auto focus and f-number/aperture value of f/2.4. Sadly the handset lacks on the front facing shooter.Other connectivity options include Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, WLAN , 3G, Dual SIM and a 1830mAh battery inside. The device runs on Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS.
Motorola Moto E
Motorola Moto E features a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels resolution. The dual-SIM is powerd by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out-of-the-box. The affordable handset Motorola comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back side,, but does not fetaure an LED flash and front camera. The makers have added a 1,989mAh battery fitted inside. Motorola has used a nano-coating that will make the smartphone resistant to water.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+
Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ has a large 5-inch, Full HD screen with a super-crisp 441ppi. It is powered by a 2GHz MediaTek-powered 'true' Octa-Core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, the phone features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Both cameras are capable of recording 1080p Full HD video. Connectivity options for the device, which measures 140.4×69.1×8.1 mm and weighs 125g, include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi direct Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It comes with a Dual SIM support with dual standby mode as well.
HTC One (M8)
The uber cool HTC One (M8) has a 5-inch Full HD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The device runs Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC's native Sense 6.0 running on top of it. On the imaging front, the HTC One (M8) has a 4-megapixel UltraPixel primary rear camera with dual LED Flash, BSI Sensor,F/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens. In fact there are two rear cameras installed in the handset this time. The secondary rear camera helps to capture depth information of the subject. At the front there is a 5 MP front-facing shooter capable of taking great selfies and making video calls. The rear camera is capable of shooting Full HD (1080p) video with HDR mode as well.
HTC One (M8) comes with 4G LTE support and other connectivity options remain standard with the inclusion of 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, NFC and GPS with GLONASS. The device measures which measures 9.35 mm thick and weighs 160 grams. The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony originally launched the Xperia Z2 earlier this year at MWC. Sony Xperia Z2, the successor to the original Xperia Z1 features a 5.2-inch "Triluminos" display at 1080p. It runs on a 2.26 GHz MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor, compared to Z1's 2.15 GHz MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 processor. The Android 4.4 Kitkat powered device offers a 3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of ROM, and a powerful 3200 mAh battery under the hood. On the camera front, the handset comes with a 20.7-megapixel camera with 4K video recording capabilities, alongside a 2MP front-facing camera. Moreover, the Xperia Z2 is also IP55 and IP58 certified, making the device rugged in nature (water and dustproof).