Published On: 25 November 2010
Want to experience life beyond iPhone, Symbian and Smartphone? Get yourself an Android phone and feel the difference. Here's a list of the top 20 Android smart phones to get you started.
Samsung Galaxy 5
Have you been waiting for an Android phone that does not burn a hole in your pocket? Well, take a look at the Android 2.1 based Samsung Galaxy 5. It is sleek and easily fits in your pocket. It boasts of 3D transition effects on the display. The device has a 2.8inch TFT touchscreen, is 3G capable, has a 2-megapixel camera, as well as the usual gamut of features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and widgets.
PRICE :- Rs 10,200 (approx)
Dell is known more for its PCs and laptops. But recently, the company has become very aggressive in the mobile handset segment as well. The XCD28 is one of the 3 products it launched recently. The phone is based on Android 2.1 version. It has a 3.2MP camera and supports 3G for high-speed internet connectivity. Not to forget, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well. The XCD28 offers full Internet browsing and has an internal memory of 2GB. Use the memory card to expand the space to 16GB. The device also supports mail for exchange straight out of the box.
PRICE :- Rs10,990(approx)
Sony Xperia X8 - This is Sony Ericsson's cheapest Android smart phone powered by Android 1.6 version. The phone is very convenient to use and makes the Android experience worthwhile. The device can be upgraded to Android 2.1. The internal memory is expandable upto 16GB. The X8 has a 3.2 megapixel Camera and supports Wi-Fi connectivity. The TimeScape is a User Interface that allows you to integrate all your social networking updates and other media services in a single window. The MediaScape function brings all your music, photos and videos under a single head for your easy-access pleasure. PRICE:- Rs. 12,000(approx)
Samsung Galaxy 3 - This is another very strong contender if you are looking to buy a phone for less than Rs. 15000. The Samsung Galaxy 3 is powered by Android 2.1 (the Froyo upgrade may be coming). Even though you may think it is very small, yet it boasts of a 3.2 inch screen!. The phone comes with a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and even built-in GPS. The phone accepts microSD cards up to 32GB. It is equipped with features such as auto focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection. One can access the web for browsing, surfing or social networking. Text input is made easy with virtual keyboards and the amazing SWYPE feature allows you type words without having to lift your finger off the screen. PRICE:- Rs. 12,300(approx)
LG Optimus (GT540) - The LG Optimus GT 540 Smartphone currently ships with Android 1.6, but is upgradable to Android 2.1. The glossy metal casing makes it look classy. The phone comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi as well as 3G. The stylish smartphone comes in 3 different colors – silver, pink and black. PRICE:- Rs. 12,990(approx).
Motorola Quench XT3 - Motorola call this a Tablet, but we are not very sure if that is true! The Quench XT3 sports the standard candybar touchscreen design, but is quite stylish. It is powered by Android 2.1 and can be upgraded to Android 2.2. The device has a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and digital zoom. It has a TFT capacitive touchscreen. The also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and web browsing. PRICE:- Rs. 12,990 (approx)
Motorola BACKFLIP Smartphone - The Motorola Backflip with Moto blur is a flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, an innovative Backtrack touch navigation. The device has a 5-megapixel camera and is powered by Android 1.5 upgradable to Android 2.1. The Motorola Backflip has a 2GB microSD pre-installed and can support memory up to 32GB. PRICE:- Rs. 15,390(approx)
HTC WildFire Smartphone - This was the first Android phone priced at less than Rs 15000 to arrive in India. HTC WildFire Smartphone powered by Android 2.1 allows you to experience innumerable features with HTC's Sense UI. You can see the updated Facebook status or a birthday reminder during an incoming call. It enables you to directly recommend apps to friends through the App Sharing feature. The device also has an in-built, dimmable flashlight and a ringer that automatically lowers the volume while you pick up the phone and also mutes it when you flip it face down on a surface. Other specs include a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and microSD expansion. PRICE:- Rs. 16,590(approx)
Dell XCD35 - DELL XCD 35 candy bar brings a 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480×800 pixel resolution and a 3-megapixel camera. XCD 35 is powered by Android 2.1 OS. The phone supports Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, micro SD card upto 32 GB. The device also supports mail for exchange straight out of the box. The smartphone can also store unlimited contacts and messages. PRICE :- Rs. 16,990(approx)
Garmin Asus A10 - Garmin Asus A10 runs on the 2.1 version of Android. The company has come up with an entirely customized layer whereby one can choose their own screen style, which could be either the Classic Home or the Breeze Home (multiple home screens). The phone has a 5-megapixel camera and records video in QVGA at 30 fps. The phone offers full Internet browsing along with turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation facility. PRICE: Rs. 18,990(approx)
Samsung Galaxy i899 - Samsung Galaxy i899 is the first Indian CDMA Android phone, powered by Android 1.6. It sports a 3.2- megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Upto 32GB expandable memory and DivX playback. If you are a Reliance Mobile user, you can get free data usage with Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ with 10GB for 1 month on prepaid and 15GB per month for 2 months on post paid for the Samsung Galaxy i899. PRICE: Rs. 19,990 (approx)
Videocon Zeus Android Smartphone - The Videocon Zeus (V7500) is powered by Android 2.1 and has a 3.2inch capacitive touchscreen, which gives you the multi-touch experience. The phone has a 5-megapixel camera with LED Flash. It has a video recording speed of 24fps and supports the MP4 format along with Wi-Fi, GPS, Push Mail and external memory of upto 32 GB (8GB included). Say goodbye to your storage problems as the phone gives you unlimited phonebook and SMS entries. Price: Rs. 19,995 (approx)
Acer liquid 3G Android Smartphone - The Acer liquid 3G Android Smartphone comes with 3.5-inch VGA touchscreen display. Acer Liquid android mobile phone is powered by 768MHz Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor and runs on the Android v1.6 OS. It has built-in Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth v2.0, A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera and the next generation 3G.The fluidity of its curves gives the Acer Liquid its unique character and unconventional style. The Smartphone is available in three colors – red, black and white PRICE: Rs. 24,990(approx)
HTC Legend - This phone has the amazing looking single block aluminum body. The Legend is equipped with 3.2 inch AMOLED display with resolution 320x480 pixels. It has 5megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, expandable memory upto 32 GB. The phone includes modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3G and runs on Android 2.1 upgradable to Android 2.2 with HTC Sense interface, HTC footprints and a digital compass. The smartphone has some special features like is downloadable widgets, backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and more. PRICE: Rs. 25,000(approx)
Motorola Milestone XT720 - The Motorola Milestone XT720 boasts of an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash which is great for outdoor photography. It comes with smart image capture, includes easy panorama, face detection, multi-shot (six shots in a row), face filter, red eye reduction and camera shake prevention. These camcorder recordings can even be played on your HDTV, using the standard HDMI cable that comes with the phone. The smartphone is powered by Android 2.1 OS. PRICE: Rs. 27,500 (approx)
HTC Desire - HTC Desire boasts of a 3.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 X 800 WVGA. The HTC Desire sports a 5 MP camera with auto focus and flash. It includes Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, download speed upto 2 Mbps, 1GHz Snapdragon processor for multi tasking. HTC Desire runs on Android 2.1 OS upgradable to Froyo. The Super LCD of the phone is value mentioning for watching some exciting movie while you travel. Price: Rs. 28,000 (approx)
Samsung Galaxy S (19000) - Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) has an amazing 4” Super AMOLED capacitive screen with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution. Samsung Galaxy S wraps the Android OS with the TouchWiz 3.0 UI. The smartphone has ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with a clock speed of 1Ghz. The 5MP camera can record videos at 720p. The Galaxy S never runs short of storage space. It has 8GB built-in memory and you can expand the space to 48GB via the microSD card. PRICE: Rs 28,000 (approx)
Acer Liquid Ferrari edition - Acer Liquid Ferrari edition sports a 5MP camera. The smartphone runs on Android 2 and has a 1GHz processor, probably to stay true to the Ferrari branding! This makes Liquid terrific for multimedia, web browsing as well as social media integration. It includes a 3.5-inch display, GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDAP support. Acer has also developed a matching Bluetooth headset, just in case you want to make sure you're always have the matching Ferrari Scarlet color at all times! Needless to say, the Acer Liquid Ferrari is available in a very distinct scarlet color. PRICE: Rs. 29,990 (approx)
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 - The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is the high-end Android phone powered by a 1GHz processor. Also boasts of a 4 inch screen and an 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus. It is powered by Android 1.6 and can be upgraded to Android 2.1 version. Like most manufacturers, even SE has wrapped a skin around the OS to enhance access to social networking, multimedia and information based features. PRICE: Rs. 29,999 (approx)
Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone - Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone boasts a 3.7 inch TFT touchscreen display as well as a slide out QWERTY keypad- a pretty rare combo! Along with that, you get Motorola's version of the UI, a 5MP camera and the promise of an upgrade to Android's Froyo version very soon. It offers Web Search with Google, Web browser with Flash10; Wi-Fi-; 3G support. This was one of the first of the Android smartphones to arrive on our shores, and still remains one of the best. PRICE: Rs. 32,990 (approx)