Saturday, 10 November 2012
In by Satya Jeet // 10:21:00 am //
top 5 smartphones
With some brilliant new flagship phones being launched, some of the most powerful phones have shed prices faster than they would otherwise have, making them very good buys.
LG Optimus 4X HD
Launched in July for Rs 34,000 and now available for just Rs 27,000, this despite the fact that the phone is very close to Samsung Galaxy SIII in terms of specs, which continues to sell for Rs 35,000.
Optimus 4X HD houses a quad core 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra processor with a low power GeForce graphics chip. For smoother operation of Android 4.0 ICS with Optimus 3.0 UI on it, LG has used 1 GB of RAM. By default, this smartphone features 16 GB onboard storage and a micro SD card slot to accommodate a memory card of up to 64 GB. This smartphone is only 8.9 mm thick and weighs just 133 grams.
Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia SL is already available, however, given that the only difference between the two devices in terms of specs is that while Xperia S gets a 1.5 GHz processor, Xperia SL gets the same processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, and therefore there is not much difference in performance. And looking at the price difference of about Rs 3,500 with Xperia S priced at Rs 25,649 vs Xperia SL priced at Rs 29,000 we are inclined to recommend the Sony Xperia S.
Sony Xperia S has a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution Reality Display that is powered by a Mobie Bravia engine. Under the hood it houses a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8260 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. At the back it has a 12 megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of recording full HD video. This camera has Sony's Exmor R sensor technology that helps it capture quality images even in low light.
Samsung Galaxy Note
With the introduction of Galaxy Note II, the first version of Note is out of the limelight. However, that doesn't mean that Galaxy Note is not attractive anymore. In fact, apart from a steep price drop Note has also benefited from some of the upgrades that Samsung has provided to bring the functionalities of Note II like the multi screen feature onto the Note. The Note is currently available for Rs 29,000.
HTC Sensation XL