With several major telecom operators like Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and MTS on the CDMA spectrum, there’s still a big market for compatible devices. While some CDMA smartphones are tied to a particular telecom operator, dual-SIM handsets supporting both GSM and CDMA bands are popular as well. However, compared to the more popular GSM technology, CDMA-supported smartphones are few and far between. Here's our shortlist of the top five CDMA smartphones currently available in the market.
The HTC Desire 816 (review) is a mid-range Android phablet with a 5.5-inch display. The display bears 720p resolution and the device runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 on top. Powering the show is a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, paired with 1.5GB of RAM. Internal storage maxes out at 8GB, with a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 128GB. The photography department is taken care of by a 13MP shooter with LED flash at the rear, and a 5MP camera in the front. The smartphone features HTC's trademark front-facing BoomSound speakers, and is backed by a 2,600mAh battery.