Micromax has a 5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP primary camera, a 0.3MP front camera, all powered by a 1GHz processor which runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, at a very generous price.
Sony Xperia Go (Rs 18,999)
Sony’s Xperia Go is the greatest smartphone ever made, if the criteria are being waterproof, dustproof and crashproof. Throw it in a pool, run over it with a car, and bury it under sand, and it will work. The problem is it runs on the ancient Android 2.3, Gingerbread. That alone should dampen the expectations of a phone with 3.5-inch TFT touchscreen, 5 MP camera, 8GB of memory expandable to 32Gb, and a 1GHz processor. But you can’t have it all.
Micromax Superfone Canvas A100 (Rs 9,999)
Since Galaxy Note proved popular, many companies are trying to mimic it. This surprisingly well-made dual-SIM phone from Micromax has a 5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP primary camera, a 0.3MP front camera, all powered by a 1GHz processor which runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, at a very generous price. But then don’t be surprised with a paltry 2GB internal memory, though it can be expanded. Overall, a good Phablet.
LG Optimus 4X HD P880 (Rs 32,999)
This long named beauty from LG has impressive specs, including an 8MP primary camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, a massive high definition 4.7-inch capacitative touch screen and an memory of 16GB that can be expanded to 64GB. It has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and the phone runs on Android 4.0 heavily diluted by LG’s own user interface called Optimus 3.0. The phone is smooth and fast, and is a contender for the King of Android tag.
Samsung Omnia M (Rs 15,900)
This is one phone that Apple does not want banned. That is because the Omnia M is not a run-of-the-mill Android device. It is a run-of-the-mill Windows Phone and has some juicy 7.5 Mango baked in. The Omnia M has a 1 GHz processor, a 5MP primary camera, a 0.3MP front camera, 4GB internal memory and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. The Samsung Omnia W has similar specs and cost. What was Samsung thinking?