Android market is flourishing day to day like anything. The share of Android smartphones is big when compared to devices with other operating systems. This is much evident from a recent survey named mobilemix conducted by millennial media. Earlier, there was an assumption that Android devices require an expensive hardware profile. Now, the new entrants in the market turned this upside down and are fine tuned to deliver an Android device much cheaper than the feature phones.
Today, we are here to share with you a few Android phones which are listed out in the price bracket of Rs.10000 to Rs.15000. These Smartphones we are discussing here are new to the market and launched in the year 2011. However, we will also figure out the old devices available in market under the same price bracket. So, let us drive in -
1. Acer Liquid Mini - Price Rs.12000
Acer Liquid Mini came into market in the month of May 2011. Computer maker Acer unveiled this smart device with a 3.2 inch, TFT Capacitive Touchscreen capable of Multi-touch input method. There exists a Touch sensitive controls and Acer UI. Acer Liquid Mini equips a 5.0 Mega Pixels Camera with Auto Focus and Geo-tagging, and records video at 480p@30fps. This device wrapped with 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU and Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset, runs on Android OS v2.2 Froyo.
The internal memory is 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. Wherein the external memory slot permits us to use a MicroSD card up to 32GB. Acer gives a complimentary 2GB card along with the sales pack. To compete with other smart devices, this smartphone features a Bluetooth connectivity v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA, Micro USB port 2.0, A-GPS support and 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps). Acer Liquid Mini comes in sizzling colors Blue, White, Pink, Yellow, and Black.
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2. Samsung Galaxy Pro - Rs.12000
Samsung Galaxy Pro a.k.a Samsung B7510 is an Android Smartphone designed with a Full QWERTY keypad. This smartphone features a 2.8 inches, TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off. Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 is a small device, yet powerful launched in the month of April 2011. The device equipped with a 800MHz processor, 512 MB on-board memory. Samsung Galaxy Pro runs on Google powered Android OS v2.1 Froyo. There is a 3.2 megapixel with Auto-focus camera fixed at the rear side and it is capable of capturing happy moments. It also allows us to record videos at QVGA@30fps and there is a flash light missing.
The external memory slot permits to use a Micro SD Card up to 32GB. But, a 2GB memory card is included in the sales pack. The other features include Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, A-GPS support and 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps. The integrated social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration will keeps your QWERTY keypad busy while on the go. Samsung Galaxy Pro comes in two colors, one in Black and the other in White.
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3. Samsung Galaxy Ace - Rs.15000
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a solid phone comes with 3.5 inches, HVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen with Touch-sensitive controls, TouchWiz v.30 UI, Swype text input method. This Galaxy line-up was introduced to the market in the month of February 2011. The phone design looks like Apple iPhone. However, this is a bit thicker than it and much slower in performance when compared to iPhone. Samsung Galaxy Ace comes with a 5.0 Mega Pixels Camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash, capable of recording videos at QVGA (320x240) @20fps and WVGA@30fps. The camera allows us to do a lot of fun things, featuring Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, Multi-touch zoom.
Samsung Galaxy Ace wrapped with a 800 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset and strengthened with 150MB on-board memory. Finally, an Android OS v2.2 (Froyo) is loaded to the device to deliver a better performance. Apparently, the device features Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, A-GPS support, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and a 1350 mAH battery. Moreover, this device gives a better audio performance using the music player coupled with DNSe sound enhancement. You can listen your favorite music using a 3.5mm audio jack and the player is capable of playing Music Formats : MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
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There are a couple of Android smartphones awaiting for launch. We will discuss about these devices in the coming weeks.