The Indian smartphone market is full of innumerable quality handsets from multitude of mobile makers offering the consumers an array of choices. The global mobile market leader is the South Korean company Samsung, whose Galaxy smartphones range is massively successful. All the Galaxy phones do not come with premium price tags; and there are many budget Galaxy handsets as well which are highly efficient. One such model is the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3, which is a low-cost and functional smartphone.
However, considering the countless great affordable phones in India, let us pitch the Galaxy S Duos 3 against the top 5 phones, to find out whether you should settle down for it or not.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 is tagged around Rs. 7,500 packs in a 4 inch LCD multi touch display with 480 x 800 resolution and pixel density of 233ppi. It is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz speed with a measly 512MB of RAM which. It runs on the latest Android OS version 4.4.2, KitKat offering that extra edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 offers a good a 5MP primary camera along with LED flash for good lowlight photo shooting. It packs in a standard VGA front camera for selfies and video chats. It has an average internal storage of 4GB along with a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
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The Galaxy S Duos 3 gets its juice from an unimpressive 1,500mAh li-ion battery pack. It offers the standard connectivity options including 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, USB port and Wi-Fi. At a budget price, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 misses on HD display, ample RAM and a powerful battery.
Sony Xperia U
Sony Xperia U is priced at about Rs. 8,500 and offers a 3.5 inch LED display. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which is upgradable. It is powered with 1GHz Dual Core Processor with 512MB RAM. It comes with a better 8GB of built-in memory, but with no expansion option. It gets a 5.0 MP primary camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera.
Sony Xperia U comes with standard connectivity options of 3G, GPS, USB, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc and is juiced by a puny 1320mAh Battery. Sony Xperia U does not offer great features at its price, but come with a great display with scratch resistant glass.
Nokia Lumia 520
The popular Nokia Lumia 520 is priced at around Rs. 7,500 and comes with a 4-inch LCD bright and colorful display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It is powered by Dual-Core Qualcomm processor at 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM. The smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8. Nokia Lumia 520 packs a good 5 MP Rear camera with Autofocus and an array of great features. However, it does not offer a front camera. It offers a good 8 GB memory with micro SD slot for expansion.
Lumia 520 offers 2G, 3G, GLONASS, GPS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, USB, Bluetooth, etc connectivity. It is fueled by a 1430mAh battery. The Nokia Lumia 520 is a worthy phone with a super sensitive, vibrant screen and many superb qualities making it a great buy.
Xiaomi Redmi 1s
The Chinese mobile maker, Xiaomi offers its Redmi 1s at a cheap Rs. 5999 and flaunts a big 4.7 inch display. It runs on Android 4.3 empowered with MIUI v5. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm clocked at 1.6GHz, and 1GB of RAM. Xiaomi Redmi 1s offers 8MP primary camera with LED flash. It has a 1.3MP front camera. It offers 8GB of internal storage further expandable the via microSD card.
It offers 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, A2DP, GPS, USB, etc connectivity options. It draws power from a 2,000mAh battery. At its price, the Xiaomi Redmi 1s offers simply great specs list.
Micromax Canvas 2
Micromax Canvas 2 A110 is phablet sporting a 5 inch IPS display and is priced at around Rs. 7,500. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich OS. It is powered by a Dual core processor. The Micromax Canvas 2 packs in 8MP primary camera with Auto focus along with LED flash. It also comes with a front facing secondary camera for selfies and video calling. The Micromax A110 is a great budget phablet in India with many quality features.
Motorola Moto E
The Moto E is quality budget offering from the house of Motorola. The Moto E is priced at Rs. 6,999 and comes with a sharp and vibrant 4.3 inch display with 540 x 960 qHD resolution and pixel density of 256 ppi. The display gets the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, splash guard and an anti-smudge coating for added durability. It runs on the latest Android KitKat 4.4 OS with many pre-loaded apps. It is powered by a dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz of speed, which is supported by 1 GB RAM.
The Moto E packs in a 5 MP primary rear camera with FVWGA video capability. However, it lacks a front camera. The Moto E comes with a standard 4 GB internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion. The Moto E offers all the standard connectivity options of 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, etc.
The Motorola Moto E draws its juice from a 1980mAh Li-Ion battery pack offering average whole day usage. The Moto E is a very capable budget smartphone with sturdy quality.
It is easily established that though the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 is a good affordable smartphone there are many very worthy rival models in the market to go for. However, for a Samsung phone fan, the Duos 3 is a great choice.
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