Samsung is the largest mobile phone vendor in the world even defeating Apple and Nokia. Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2013 is the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it is released this week worldwide and it is widely expected that it will be the best-selling phone of this year. With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung mobiles price are expected to drop. But there are other phones as well, which are still selling very well in other price ranges. Let us have a look at some of the Samsung phones which are experiencing very good sales this year.
Under INR 40K: Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Android smartphone that everyone was waiting for. Finally, it will hit the stores later this week all around the world. It has a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 taking its pixel density to 441ppi and it looks absolutely gorgeous. It has Samsung’s own Exynos Octa processor (Or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600), 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage space. These powerful internals make sure that it runs lag-free no matter what task is assigned to it. The Samsung Exynos Octa is built with 4 Cortex A15 CPU cores and an additional 4 Cortex A7 cores. Depending upon the workload, either Cortex A15 (heavy processing) or the Cortex A7 (less processing demand) cores are used. This phone is an absolute beast in terms of processing and there is no app or game that needs more horsepower than what this device can provide. On the imaging front, it has a 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash at the back and a 2 MP camera on the front. Both the cameras can record full HD videos at 30 frames per second. It comes with Android 4.2 JellyBean and TouchWiz Nature UX on top of it. There are a lot of camera features such as Zero Shutter Lag, Panorama, Best Shot, Dual Shot, effects, HDR, Dual Video Recording and more. It can also record video and click images at the same time similar to other flagship phones in the world right now. There is full suite of connectivity with Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS A-GPS, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, S-Beam, NFC, HDMI, Micro USB, USB OTG and 3.5 mm audio jack. There are host of other features such as Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Swipe Keyboard, Air Gesture, Smart Gallery, Smart Shot, Dual Video call and more. All these features are powered by a 2600 mAh battery that is enough for the device to be used for more than a day of normal usage.
Under INR 35K: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the successor of the first Phablet ever, the Samsung Galaxy Note. This device has a bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and a better 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 267 ppi. It has an ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and Mali-400MP GPU. It has 16/32 GB of internal storage and an expandable Micro SD card slot. It comes with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean with the first version of TouchWiz Nature UX on top of it. There is an 8 MP autofocus camera at the back with LED light and a 2 MP camera at the front. The rear camera has zero shutter-lag and it can record videos and click images at the same time. Videos can be recorded in full HD resolution and 30 frames per second. There are host of other camera features such as effects, smile shot, HDR and best shot. There is a full suite of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, S-Beam, USB OTG, 3.5 mm audio jack and Micro USB 2.0. It comes with a capacitive stylus that can be used to jot down notes or scribble some drawings with built-in S-Note applications. You can even use it to hover over the screen for the Air View that shows you some specific things in detail without having to click on it. This phone comes with 3100-mAh battery, which is enough for the phone to work for 2 days of normal usage.
Under INR 30K: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best-selling Android phone till date. Although the Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S3 sales will still continue due to its now reduced price and value for money factor. It has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 8 MP camera. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 with a pixel density of 308 ppi. The 8 MP camera has autofocus, touch-focus, LED flash and full HD video recording. The front camera is 2 MP that can record 720p partial HD videos. It has 16/32 GB of internal storage and an additional micro SD card slot for storage expansion. It also incudes Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, S-Beam, USB OTG, 3.5 mm audio jack and Micro USB 2.0 port. It runs on a power source of 2100 mAh battery that is enough for a day’s worth of normal usage. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is currently selling for a price of around INR 28K on various online stores.
Under INR 20K: Samsung Galaxy Grand
The Galaxy Grand Duos is a dual SIM premium smartphone from Samsung. This device runs on Android 4.1.2 JellyBean with Samsung’s own customizations like dual window mode and a favorite apps bar. It has an 8 MP camera at the back and a 2 MP camera. The main camera has LED flash, autofocus and can record full HD videos. You can even click images and record videos at the same time. There is a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor from Broadcom, 1 GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and VideoCore IV GPU for decent gaming. It has 8 GB of internal storage and it has the possibility of expanding to another 64 GB using micro SD card slot. For fast Internet connectivity, the phone has 3G, Wi-Fi, GLONASS A-GPS besides Micro USB 2.0 connectivity. The Galaxy Grand Duos is fuelled with a 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery that keeps phone alive for a day of normal usage. It provides 10 hours of talk time on 3G and 440 hours of standby, which is really great considering that it is a dual SIM device.
Under INR 15K: Samsung Galaxy S Duos
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos is the mid-range dual SIM Android smartphone with a price tag of INR 12.5K. The Samsung Galaxy S Duos has a 4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a weak Adreno 200 GPU and 768 MB of RAM. The Galaxy S Duos uses Android 4.0 ICS (upgradeable to Android 4.1.2 JellyBean) with Samsung’s own customizations. It has a 5 megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash and autofocus which can record VGA videos. There is also a VGA front-facing camera that can be used for video calls or self-portraits. It has 4 GB of inbuilt storage and it can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD card slot. It connects to Internet and other devices using Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and Micro USB 2.0 port. It has 1500 mAh battery, which can last for a day without heavy usage.