Top 5 smartphonesby Bipin Shah Self Employed
According to market research company IDC, the smartphone industry, including technology giants like Apple and Nokia, is likely to sell 270 million phones this year and grow 25 percent in 2011. As per the current projections, 19 percent of mobile phones to be sold in 2010 will be smartphones. While Nokia leads the way in terms of sales of devices, HTC and Motorola have made significant strides this year due to their success in marketing Android-based smartphones. So being a consumer, which is the model that you should go for? Here is a quick assessment by Siliconindia that shows Apple iPhone 4 still enjoying the top spot among the popular snartphones available in the market.
1)Apple iPhone 4
With lovely display and improved design, the iPhone 4 tops the list. It uses the advanced LG LCD Display technology namely In-Plane Switching technology (IPS). The phone boasts of being the thinnest smartphone at 9.3mm and has built-in 5MP camera. The new model also comes with the upgraded operating system iOS 4.0 and a new feature of high definition display called Retina.
The new screen resolution is 960 x 640, up from 480 x 320 on all previous iPhones and iPod touches. The iPhone now also has 512 MB of RAM, which is a big step up from the 256 MB found in the iPhone 3GS. This smartphone has a typical quad-band HSUPA chip for data and voice, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1.
The iPhone 4 is the first with video calling and it is the first version of Apple's smartphone with a Gyroscope, which now gives it the ability to sens six axis' of rotation. The 16GB version is available at Rs. 35,500 and the price tag for the 32GB version is Rs. 41,500.
2)HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G is the first WiMax-enabled phone. It delivers respectable 4G speeds. It has a 4.3-inch display, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with HD-video-recording capabilities and 1.3 megapixel forward-facing secondary camera, and 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability, all running on Android OS 2.1. The Evo ships with YouTube's HQ video player, Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, and an HDMI port. Visual voice mails, Facebook, Twitter support are among other features.
The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. The phone is priced around Rs. 36,000, differing from operator-to-operator.
An addition to Nokia's E-series family, the E5 supports Symbian S60 third edition mobile operating system. Packed in monoblock form factor, E5 offers 2.36-inch TFT display supporting 320x240 pixel resolution screen. It combines a full QWERTY keyboard with comprehensive push email services for corporate and consumer email accounts.
Nokia E5 has impressive features including a 5 megapixel camera and super fast internet over WLAN and 3.5G. Under the hood, this phone packs 600MHz ARM 11 architecture based processor with 256MB RAM and 250MB internal storage. Nokia will bundle a 2GB microSD card with the handset. It comes with Symbian OS v 9.3 Series 60 release 3.2 operating system in its heart.
The phone is available Rs. 12,699, but it might be available for bit less in different regions of the country.
The Motorola Backflip comes with the MOTOBLUR technology. MOTOBLUR is shaped over Android OS to enhance corresponding mobile devices, more friendly with social networking and internet access. As the name indicates, this device comes with a reverse flip slider for including full QWERTY keypad.
The phone comes with Android OS 1.5 installed. It has a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. Motorola Backflip screen is 3.1 inch in size. This screen is capacitive touch with support for 256K colors at HVGA 320 x 480 pixels resolution. Inside there is a 528 MHz CPU with dedicated 256MB RAM. It includes a 2GB card which can be expanded to 32GB.
There is quadband GSM support with GPRS, EDGE and tri-band 3G (7.2 mbps). The Phone is available at Rs. 18,269 in Indian market.
5)Samsung Epic 4G
The Samsung Epic 4G, the second 4G phone by carrier Sprint, runs on Android 2.1 OS and has a knockout Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, a front-facing camera, an impressive QWERTY keyboard, a 5.0-megapixel camera with an LED flash, and supports Sprint's 4G WiMax network. It is capable of acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot for up to five devices.
It has a standard removable 1500 mAh Lithium battery and a memory of 1GB ROM and 512MB RAM. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, and a 3.5 mm jack.
The Samsung Epic 4G is a multimedia powerhouse with features the other Galaxy S phones don't have. It comes with a big price tag of Rs. 11,500.
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