Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our life. Be it corporate houses or housewives, everyone uses them for various purposes. A number of mobile phones offering diverse features are available in the Indian market, catering to the needs of people belonging to various sections of society. We have come up with a list of ten phones that offer premium features and these handsets definitely won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Here we present our pick of top 10 mobile phones within Rs. 25,000.
1. We unleash a potpourri of innovative handsets beginning with the Samsung Pixon. The M8800 is a high-end phone that tops the list. The full touch mobile phone boasts an amazing eight-megapixel camera with face detection and smile shot capabilities. With the ASR technology, the shaky hand syndrome is eliminated. Further, the WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) adjusts the brightness automatically. The Pixon is built with a 3.2-inch touchscreen and comes with WQVGA display. A multimedia device to the core, the Pixon incorporates Java games, FM radio with RDS and podcast along with an MP3 player. The handset measures 107.9mm x 54.6mm x 13.8mm and weighs just 122 grams. The 2.5G device offers standby time of up to 430 hours and talktime of 310 hours, while the 3G model provides a standby time of 280 hours and a talktime of 240 hours. The handset is reasonably priced at Rs. 22,000.
2. Here we bring a so-called substitute of the iPhone from LG known as theLG Arena. The S-Class Touch UI makes the handset distinct from the others in the market. You can capture crystal clear images with the 5-megapixel auto focus camera featuring Schneider-Kreuznach optics, LED flash and geo-tagging functionalities. The touch phone supports Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. The 3G enabled device features HSDPA with 7.2 Mbps data transmit speed. Now users can always stay connected with Wi-Fi and GPS receiver powered by A-GPS. This multimedia device is built with 8GB storage and supports Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. Apart from the conventional features, the handset encompasses an FM radio with FM transmitter. The multimedia device can be purchased for Rs. 23,500.
3. Following the LG Arena is the one especially for the music lovers. The Motorola MotoRokr E8 gives a thumping effect. Exploiting the ModeShift technology from Motorola, the music phone instantly transforms the handset to a music player or a phone or an imaging device just with the touch of a button. The MotoRokr E8 marks the debut of the first haptic touchpad from Motorola which offers vibrating, tactile feedback when you touch the virtual buttons. The Rokr comes with a 2.0″ QVGA screen offering a resolution of 240 x 320. The quad band handset weighs just 100g. With 2GB of internal memory, you can carry a library of songs, images and contacts. Users can also experience flawless voice with Motorola’s Crystal Talk technology. Enjoy uninterrupted music while flying, even without a SIM card, just by switching to air mode. This music phone is retailed for Rs. 12,500.
4. To sweeten up the series, we present the LG Cookie which packages almost everything that is expected from a touchscreen mobile phone. The 3-inch wide full touchscreen offers a spectacular viewing experience. What makes it more interesting and user friendly is its Active Flash UI which is backed by large, vivid icons that simplify touch navigation. Fun and excitement never ends with this handset, which comes with a neat embedded stylus pen concealed at its base for advanced handwriting recognition. A definite treat for gamers, the Cookie employs advanced motion sensor technology that calls for perfect hand-eye coordination. The KP500 showcases an onscreen QWERTY keyboard that slides into view when gripped horizontally. The auto rotating display positions the images or documents in such a fashion that it is viewed perfectly irrespective of the orientation of the handset. This masterpiece comes with a price tag of just Rs. 12,500.
5. As the name suggests, the Nokia Xpress 5800 truly expresses music to the core. The music phone features a 3.2-inch display, offering 640 x 360 pixels resolution. Enjoy music to your heart’s content with the music player that provides 35 hours of playback time. The handset is available in red, blue and black shades and bundles up a stylus, a plectrum and finger touch support for text input and user interface control. The full touch interface driven handset incorporates an accelerometer for display rotation. Boasting an 81MB internal memory and an 8GB microSD memory card in-box that is expandable up to 16GB, the mobile phone facilitates users to store images, music, videos, and contacts like never before. Even navigation is simplified with the integrated GPS for pedestrian, car navigation and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch application. You can capture vivid images from the 3.2 megapixel camera featuring 3x digital zoom, auto focus and dual LED flash capabilities. The Xpress music phone also allows users to capture and edit videos. The music phone is available for Rs. 19,200.
6. HTC Touch Diamond, now this is what we call a high tech mobile phone. The handset is impeccably designed with sharp edges, making it look spectacular. It is driven by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and is built with Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor. With a 192MB DDR SDRAM and 4GB internal memory, the mobile phone offers tremendous storage to its consumers. The 2.8” TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with VGA resolution offers best viewing experience. Navigation is also offered with its GPS and A-GPS capabilities. The handset features dual camera, the main camera is a 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus functionality and the second camera is the VGA CMOS color camera. The talk time offered is 270 minutes for WCDMA device and 330 minutes for the GSM model. The mobile phone is equipped with Touch Flo 3D that facilitates users to navigate programs, browse the web, just with the flick of a finger. However, the standby time is up to 396 hours for the WCDMA and up to 285 hours for the GSM model. The P3490 is offered at Rs. 22,000.
7. Here comes a reasonable 3G enabled handset, the Samsung Star 3G. This mobile phone can be termed as a complete multimedia device which features an MP3 player that supports multi-format music files. Further, it incorporates FM Radio with RDS that lets you tune into 24 hours of music. Users can also experience full touch navigation with its 2.8-inch LCD which provides crystal clear QVGA resolution. To elevate the fun, it incorporates embedded Java games and supports podcasts. The quad band handset offers an amazing talktime of 8 hours and standby time of up to 365 hours. Users can capture their precious moments with the 3.2-megapixel camera that features digital zoom and LED flash capabilities. Being priced just at Rs. 12,000, it is worth the money spent.
8. The Sony Ericsson W980i is one phone that would attract the music enthusiasts. It features a 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom technology. The Sony Ericsson handset also encompasses an automatic settings camera along with the fixation technology. Other notable features include video player, video clips along with the image of blogs and excellent 3G video streaming. The Walkman phone features shuffle, playlist, equalizer, radio FM with RDS Polyphonic ringtones, MP3 and AAC ringtones, shake control, TrackID, PlayNow, sensme and the Disc2Phone software. The clamshell device offers Bluetooth stereo (A2DP). The handset can be purchased for Rs. 22,000.
9. Smartphones are the latest trend or rather a need of the current age. Nokia has unveiled a budget-smartphone for its tech-savvy consumers, the Nokia N79. The handset is driven by Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. The 3G-enabled mobile phone is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera that features Carl Zeiss optics and offers auto focus and LED flash functionalities. The handset dynamically alters the screen theme, when you change the color of the cover. You can enjoy music wirelessly through your car stereo with the integrated FM transmitter. Navigation is made easy with the A-GPS and voice-guided navigation trial license that is offered for free. Exploring new places is fun with the Nokia Maps application. The Nokia N-series device is inclusive of 50MB internal dynamic memory and supports microSD memory card slot. The smartphone is smartly priced at Rs. 17,900.
10. The Sony Ericsson W705 takes mobile phones to a new horizon with its innovative multimedia capabilities. The company calls it as ‘the sound quality champion’ and it lives up to this remark by providing Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and finest headphones. File transfers from PC to handset have now become easy with the Media Go feature via which users just need to drag and drop the files. Employing this technology, users can also convert files effortlessly. Instant connectivity with the rest of the world has now become hassle free with its Wi-Fi and HSUPA support. With a 2.4” QVGA display that offers 320 x 240 pixels resolution, viewing images and other files is just amazing. The Walkman phone is painted in red or silver colors and sports a 3.2 megapixel camera. Navigating songs is more fun with the Sony Ericsson W705, you just have to shake the mobile phone to move to the next song or jump back to the previous one. It is equipped with a 4GB Memory Stick Micro and can be purchased for Rs. 16,500.
These ten phones we believe will be handy to anyone, from a teenager to a corporate honcho. So, what’s your pick?