When it comes to smartphones, the current buzzword is Android’. With over 36 percent of market share, Android phones are here to stay and currently rule the market. Most of the manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Acer, etc., are now offering Android phones which can fit your budget. Listed below are a few phones that offer Android. We have also talked about the specifications so that you can make an informed choice:
1. Samsung Galaxy POP S5570
With a sleek and a sturdy build, this phone offers a decent performance with a 600MHz processor. It supports 3G speeds up to 7.2 Mbps, WiFi(b/g/n) and Bluetooth. Display is a 3.2 inches capacitive touch screen. It has a QVGA (320 X 240 px) resolution. Internal memory offered is 160 MB with a 384 MB RAM and memory can be extended to 32 GB by a Micro SD Card slot. A 3.2 MP camera is present in the rear side and the phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. It runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) out of the box and also has a proximity sensor and compass.
2. LG Optimus One
Since we are dealing with pocket friendly phones, this phone offers quite interesting specifications in that respect. It has a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. But the screen is not much responsive to touch. It has a 3.5 mm audio jack, dedicated home and back keys which are slightly raised than the other keys (which is a good thing). It has a 3.2 MP camera at the rear side but no camera on the front side. It runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). Although LG has made some changes to Froyo’s stock UI, it is mainly related to its themes. Again, powered by a 600MHz processor, it offers a better RAM of 512 MB. Bluetooth, WiFi (b/g), 3G/EDGE and GPS are supported. Memory is similar to what is offered by Samsung Galaxy POP – 170 MB internal memory which is expandable to 32GB by a Micro SD Card slot. Battery life is rated above average.
3. HTC Wildfire
This handset strays from the usual tall, longish look to a more squarish shape which gives a different look and a comfortable hold. A quick look at its specifications: A 5MP rear camera, a 240 X 320 pixels QVGA resolution for a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen offering multitouch, which does a great deal in terms of scrolling and responsiveness. This phone offers a RAM of 512 MB and internal memory of 384 MB, which is expandable to 32 GB. However, it comes with a 528 MHz ARM processor. The battery life is rated a bit poor. The phone runs Android 2.1 (Eclair) and is upgradable to v2.2.
4. Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
This phone boasts of a 800MHz processor, internal memory of 180 MB (expandable to 32 GB with a microSD), but a 166MB RAM. As with most phones, the Spica also has a 3.2 inches capacitive touch screen. The phone runs Android 2.1 (Eclair) and the Froyo upgrade is currently under testing. Camera is 3.2 MP with autofocus and geo-tagging. Talking about its connectivity, Spica supports EDGE/3G, WiFi (b/g) and Bluetooth as well. Although it connects to only 3.6 Mbps on 3G it supports a variety of video playback formats other than 3GP/MP4.
5. Dell XCD-28
This phone is probably the best when it comes to the pocket but maybe much of a performer as a phone. It has a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen with a QVGA (320 X 240 pixels) resolution. It supports 3G up to 7.2 Mbps speed, a 3.2 MP Autofocus camera. Also supports WiFi, GPS, MicroSD (expandable up to 8GB) and Bluetooth. It also has the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. A 200MB internal memory and 256 MB RAM. A 600MHz ARM processor at its heart, this phone is a decent performer. However its screen (type resistive) is a major letdown. It is slightly over-priced in the market.
Reviewing all the phones listed above, all of them have WiFi, 3G/EDGE, GPS, Bluetooth in common. While picking your phone, look for the type of screen – capacitive being the best – the processor speed, the RAM and support for various video playbacks. Keeping these factors in mind, the best for your pocket out of the five listed above would be the Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700. It has a 166MB RAM but its 800MHz processor runs powerful. Good performance and price, this phone seems a good combination of what you are looking for.
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Amanda Kidd is a beautician by profession and a blogger by passion. When it comes to luxury she lefts no stone unturned to search for product that suit her best. She is very fond of nail art and has a huge collection of varieties of nail polish. Apart from all these things she has a desire of taking part in boat show.