The time for big-screen smartphone has come and there are some interesting ones to choose from.
2011 was all about the so-called big screen devices from Samsung, LG, HTC, Micromax, Karbonn etc. Moving on to the dusk of 2012, one can easily say big screen smartphones have become a rage. The simple reason is that we see a flurry of big screen devices making their way into the market and that too at an affordable price point. The credit of bringing this trend goes to Google's Android operating system.
Here are a few big screen Android that have changed the dynamics of Indian smartphone market in many ways:
|Micromax Canvas 2|
The revamped version of the Canvas comes with a 12.5-cm (5-inch) screen, 1 GHz dual processor and runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Other features of the Android smartphone include an 8 MP camera with flash and auto-focus, 0.3 MP front camera, expandable memory up to 32 GB, 2000 mAh powerful battery, V3.0 Bluetooth connectivity, 5 hours of talktime and 180 hours of standby time. Canvas 2 is priced at Rs 9,990.
|LG Optimus L5|
The dual SIM device has similar functions as the single SIM smartphone. The smartphone features a 10.16-cm (4-inch) HVGA display and runs Android 4.0 ICS. It is powered by 800 MHz processor, which can be a repelling factor and it houses a 5 MP rear camera. L5 has 1,500 mAh battery and 512 MB of RAM and 3 GB of internal storage. The Optimus L5 is priced at Rs 10,990.
The dual-SIM Lenovo P700I comes with a dual-core 1GHz Processor and runs on Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It has a 10.7-cm (4-inch) touch-screen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution. It features 5 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera. Further, it possesses internal memory of 512 MB RAM and internal memory of 4 GB, which is expandable up to 32 GB. It is available on Snapdeal.com at a price of Rs 11,900 in Blue and White colours.
The A30 runs Google's Android 4.0 operating system and sports 15-cm (5.9-inch) display. The device is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor. A30 is reported to sport an 8 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front shooter. The smartphone supports features like 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS etc. The smartphone is backed up by a 2,500 mAh battery. The Karbonn A30 is priced at Rs 10,990.
|Intex Aqua 5.0|
The Aqua is a 12.7-cm (5-inch) dual SIM device that runs Android 4.0. The smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor and 512 MB RAM. The phone comes with 4 GB built-in storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB . The Aqua 5.0 comes with 5 MP rear and 1.3 MP front camera. The device is loaded with a 2,000 mAh battery.The Intex Aqua 5.0 is priced at Rs 9,990.
|Lava Xolo A700|
Lava Xolo A700 sports a 1 GHz dual core processor from Mediatek along with a powerful graphic processor. The smartphone runs on Google Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The smartphone also features 512 MB RAM and 4 GB memory, which can be expanded to 32 GB with a micro SD card.
The Xolo A700 sports an 11.4-cm (4.5-inch) IPS capacitive touchscreen display 960 x 540 pixels resolution. The Android smartphone also offers dual SIM feature including both 3G and 2.5G connectivity.
The Lava Xolo A700 has an in-built stereo FM radio receiver and a multi format audio video player. The smartphone sports a 5 MP main camera and VGA front camera. Lava has priced the Xolo A700 at Rs 9,999.
|Spice Mi-425 Stellar|
Mi-425 Stellar is based on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm. The Mi-425 sports a 10.2-cm (4-inch) TFT capacitive touch display and mounts a 5 MP rear camera. The phone includes support for 3G networks along with Wi-Fi connectivity and is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery. The phone comes at a price of Rs 9,500.