Here is a smartphone buying guide for you.
Flagships worth a buy:
Here is the top five flagship smartphones of the leading cell phone manufacturers. Being flagships, the will not come at a low price. If you are such a person who is ready to spend lavishly for a brand name, then you can safely choose one from the list below.
So far the star of 2013. HTC One wins the match with Samsung Galaxy S4 on its looks. The plasticky build votes out the Galaxy S4. HTC One has an excellent spec list and a stylish design. The device is available at a price of 42,000/- rupees.
2.Samsung Galaxy S4:
As mentioned above, the Galaxy S4 lost the crown of the best smartphone of the year so far because of its build. In its performance and features, the S4 is second to none. The Galaxy S4 is the most awaited smartphone of the year so far. The anticipation for the launch of the smartphone was so extreme that the event was overcrowded. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available at a price rate of 35,000/- rupees.
3.Google Nexus 4:
Google in combined with LG produced the Nexus 4 device. In its specs and features Nexus 4 is an excellent smartphone. It is one of the fastest performing smartphone available in the market. The navigation and the UI of the smartphone are simply amazing. The Google Nexus 4 smartphone is available at a price tag of rupees 26,000/-.
4.Apple iPhone 5:
Yet another flagship smartphone of the year so far is the cell phone giant Apple's iPhone 5. Apple iPhone 5 smartphone is available at a price tag of 45,000/- rupees. As Apple has not yet revealed any news regarding the nest device from the company, the iPhone 5 still remains the hot selling smartphone.
5.Nokia Lumia 920:
Lumia 920 is the most popular smartphone from Nokia. The stylish design, colour variants, wireless charging, PureMotion display and Nokia City Lens, all together make this phone stunningly attractive. The Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone is currently available in the market at a price tag of rupees 36,000/-.
Devices with special features:
There are some devices available in the market, which has a USP, that is, a Unique Selling Point. The devices are not all rounders. They have a peculiar advantage, which make them superior among the other smartphones. But the drawbacks of these phones are that these phones do not have any other good features. Let's check those phones now.
1.Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD:
What makes Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD unique is its battery life. The powerful 3300mAh Li-Ion battery of this smartphone provides 21.5 hours of talking time, which has been never showed by any other smartphones till date. The thicker design is one of the major drawback of the smartphone, which because of this huge battery. Other than the splendid battery life, there are no other good feature in the smartphone. It will never get a place in the top smartphones. It will not be performing faster, comparing to the quad core smartphones available in the market. But in the case of battery life, there is no match for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD smartphone.
2.Samsung Galaxy Note II:
The USP of Samsung Galaxy Note II is obviously the screen size of the device. The bigger screen size had made the device bigger in size, which attracted much criticism from all. But the gaming and video experience that the bigger screen could provide is awesome. This device can be rightly called as the precursor of the category “phablets”. The bigger screen and the bigger device makes us feel that it is a smaller version of the tablet computers. Hence the name “phablet”. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is available online at a price tag of rupees 37,000/-.
3.Nokia Lumia 1020:
The Unique Selling Point of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is its camera. Though the device has not yet entered the Indian shores, the popularity of the camera of the smartphone reserves a place for it in the list. The 41 MP, PureView with Xenon flash camera is the main attraction of the smartphone. The official price and the releasing date are yet to be declared. If you are a photo maniac, and who need a stunning camera for your smartphone, hold your breath for some more weeks and the Lumia 1020 will reach your hand.
Mid Ranged Smartphones:
We went through the flagship smartphones and the top three smartphones with special features. Now let's go through the top five mid ranged smartphones. Mid ranged smartphones are the balanced blend of affordable price tag and good features.
1.Sony Xperia L:
Xperia L is a mid ranged smartphone from Sony. What make the smartphone different form other mid ranged smartphones is the fact that it hasn't undergone any major compromises in the features to cut down the price. The Sony Xperia L smartphone is available at a price of 14,000/- rupees.
2.Samsung Galaxy Grand:
Samsung Galaxy grand is the smartphone from Samsung, which was exclusively made for the Indian market. As predicted by the company, the Galaxy Grand smartphone became the trend of the Indian youth. It is still the hot cake among smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Grand is available at a price tag of rupees 21,490/-.
3.Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini:
Samsung galaxy S3 Mini is one of the popular mid ranged Android smartphone. As the name indicates, it is the scaled down version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is available at a price tag of rupees 18,000/-.
4.HTC Desire X:
Desire X is a mid ranged smartphone from HTC. HTC has proved that it can adapt to the need of the consumers. With its HTC One smartphone, the company proved that it is really capable to build a smartphone which can be marked as a strong enemy to the Samsung. With Desire X, the company is proving that not only high end smartphones, but mid ranged devices are also safe in its hands. The HTC Desire X smartphone is available at a price tag of rupees 16,000/-.
5.LG Optimus L7II:
LG Optimus L7 II Dual P715 is the company mid ranged smartphone. The phone comes in Dual sim facility. As the name indicates, the L7 II smartphone is the successor of L7 smartphone of the previous year. The LG Optimus L7II smartphone is available at a price tag of rupees 15,000/-.
Entry Level Smartphones:
Now comes the turn of entry level smartphones. The main advantage of an entry level smartphone is that it will be so budget friendly that we will never know the burden of affording a heavy priced smartphone. The main disadvantage of the entry level smartphone s that, all the apps and features will be at the base level. If you are a techie, you will not be satisfied with the entry level performance. But f money matters to you, this category will be of real help.
1.Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos:
Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual SIM smartphone from Samsung. It is an entry level smartphone with all the features at a very affordable price tag. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is available in the market at a price tag of 9,000/- rupees.
Karbonn A21 is a smartphone from the Indian manufacturing company Karbonn. The device has all the connectivity features and a very rich spec sheet. Karbonn A21 smartphone is available at a price tag of rupees 8,500/-.
3.Micromax A110 Canvas 2:
Micromax A110 Canvas 2 is a smartphone from the Indian cell phone manufacturing company Micromax. Micromax is well known for making high end smartphones with low end price tag. The smartphone has all the features coming at a very reasonable price tag. The Micromax A110 Canvas 2 is available in the market at a price tag of rupees 10,310/-.
4.Micromax A115 Canvas 3D:
This is the first 3Dattempt from the company. The Canvas 3D A115 is a dual sim smartphone with 3G connectivity. Though it has 3D facility, Micromax has not increased the price of it. The signature of the company lies in releasing high end smartphones with low end price tag. The device is available in the market at a price tag of rupees 9,999/-.
5.Samsung Galaxy Star:
Samsung Galaxy star is yet another Dual Sim low budget Android smartphone form Samsung. Samsung now has a wide range of low end smartphones. The Micromax and Karbonn smartphones gave this idea to Samsung it seems. Any ways, Samsung is fighting back those two companies in India to get the low end smartphone market back to its hands. The Samsung Galaxy Star smartphone is available at a price tag of rupees 5,240/-.
Dual SIM Budget Smartphones:
1.Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos:
As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual sim smartphone with a very affordable price tag. Available at rupees 9,000/-, it is a number one dual sim budget smartphone.
2.Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite:
This is yet another low budget dual SIM smartphone from Samsung. Samsung galaxy Y Duos Lite smartphone is available in the market at a price tag of rupees 5,990/-.
Micromax A90 is a dual sim smartphone with 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Touchscreen. It is running the Android 4.0 operating system. It is powered with strong 1GHz processor, which is backed up with 512MB RAM. The smartphone comes packed with a huge 8.0 mega-pixel primary camera and a 0.3 mega-pixel front facing camera. The device is available in online shops at a price rate of rupees 9999/-.
4.Micromax A110 Canvas 2:
Micromax A110 Canvas 2 is a dual SIM smartphone with a low price tag. The device is available in the market at rupees 10,310/-.
Karbonn A11 is a dual sim smartphone with a low price tag. The device has an ultra fast processor. Karbonn A11 smartphone is available in the market at a price tag of rupees 7,899/-.
So, got an all round idea about the smartphones? These are the main categories of smartphones. We have listed the top smartphones only. As there are so many smartphones in the market, it is really impossible to mention the pros and cons of each and every smartphone in detail. The list will keep changing as new smartphones are getting released every now and then. So, this will be valid only for the time being.
In our list, there are some best smartphones we can pick from each category. The best smartphones in each above mentioned category are:
The Best Flagship Smartphone of the year: HTC One.
The Best Smartphone with special features: Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD.
The Best Mid Ranged Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Grand.
The Best Entry Level Smartphone: Micromax A110 Canvas 2.
The Best Budget Friendly Dual SIM Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos.