Everybody owns a smartphone nowadays. These gadgets have helped simplify work, entertainment and communication for most people. The most popular smartphone operating system is the Android which is developed by Google, followed by iOS which is developed by Apple. Windows is ranked the 3rd operating system among cell phones and it is manufactured by Microsoft. Google Android has gained a lot of popularity over Apple and Microsoft because it is open sourced and anyone can use it while manufacturing their phones. Apple too has a large fan following because of the exclusivity it offers.
Microsoft on the other hand has been lagging behind the others because of its limited number of applications and closed source mode. However, with the takeover of Nokia and development of applications, sales of Windows phones are picking up and there are some attractive models available in the under INR 15,000 range.
Nokia Lumia 710 - The phone is empowered by the Windows Mango or 7.5 OS, an internal RAM of 512 MB and Scorpion 1.4 GHz processor. The phone has a rear camera of 5MP that clicks photos of 2592X1944 pixel resolution. It also allows one to click HD videos. The battery provided is a 1300mAh Li-ion one. The internal storage space provided is 8GB.
The phone has a capacitive 3.7 inches touch screen with TFT covering. Priced at Rs 10,999, Nokia Lumia 710 is a viable option to be bought.
|Nokia Lumia 710|
HTC 8S - Empowered by Windows 8, the phone has a 4” capacitive LCD touchscreen. The front camera is a VGA one while the rear camera is 5MP. The camera allows you to record HD videos at 2592X 1944 pixels resolution.
The phone has a Krait processor which clocks 1 GHz speed and is dual core by nature. The RAM provided on the phone is 512MB while the internal storage unit is 4GB. The storage can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card. A Li-Po 1500 mAh battery has been provided on the phone which offers a good talk time.
The cost of the phone is Rs 13,049 which is quite reasonable compared to the features being offered.
Nokia Lumia 610 - The Lumia 610 has a RAM of 256MB and internal storage space of 8GB. The processor is not quite updated (800 MHz Cortex A5 by ARM) although it works perfectly well on the phone. The touchscreen provided is 3.7” in size and is LCD capacitive type with TFT covering. The primary camera has a 5MP resolution and allows you to record HD videos at 2595X1944 pixels resolution. A Li-ion battery of 1300 mAh has been provided.
Priced at Rs 11,390, this phone is empowered by the Windows 7.5 Mango OS.
Even though Windows phones are not the most popular, they do offer good user experience and have fewer problems like hanging and crashing that Android devices often suffer from. You can now buy your HTC Cell phone or Nokia empowered by Windows by locating an authorized dealer of the phone on an online classifieds.