Windows Phones from Rs 15000 to 30000 (Lets talk Windows )


Windows Phone gained a few new fans and loyalists after Nokia signed up with Microsoft  last year in February. The result was Lumia series being born and Windows 7 OS(mobile) getting some attention from everyone. As of now there are only a handful of Windows 7.5( Mango) phones in the market and it certainly has its fan base and haters. The OS is known for its  intuitive yet elegant user interface . But before one decides to jump into the wagon he/she should also be aware of its flaws/cons . WP7 as an OS has some missing features that some might not want while some desperately need them .

Windows 7.5 needs a software called Zune to sync or transfer your files/music/videos etc to your phones -its something like iTunes for iOS devices .

  • There is no support for Bluetooth File Transfer-Bluetooth headsets etc are supported its just file transfer which is missing.
  • There is no File Manager in the phone
  • There is no Mass Storage Mode either –  Zune is required for everything
  • You can’t see your 3G data usage on the phone (One can contact the service provider and know it though).

If these doesn’t affect you then a Windows Phone will definitely be a change and will give you a different kind of experience. Here are some phones running on Windows 7 OS .Also note that there will be an update named as Apollo ,rolling out by the end of 2012 which is supposed to add a few good new features like support for multi-core processors ,NFC support , deeper SkyDrive integration etc .

Below is a list of some great Windows powered phones along with their approximate price tags .

Samsung Omnia W (I8350)

Pros

  • 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • 720p video recording @30fps
  • 1.4GHzQualcomm MSM8255Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM
  • Gorilla Glass

Cons

  • Expandable storage is not an option
  • No Bluetooth file transfers
  • No Flash
  • Files need to be transferred using a software called Zune

Price Rs- 15200

Nokia Lumia 710

Nokia’s cheapest Windows 7 phone

Pros

  • 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 512MB of RAM
  • Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
  • SNS integration
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash, 720p video recording
  • Windows 7.5 UI and Sky Drive Backup

Cons

  • No Flash support for browser
  • Standard Windows phone flaws like- no mass storage mode,videos have to be converted using Zune wtc
  • MicroSIM required
  • No front facing camera
  • No microSD slot
  • Battery Life is not so good either

Price- Rs 15240

Dell Venue Pro

Pros

  • QWERTY keypad (slide down)
  • AMOLED display
  • Cornering Gorilla Glass
  • Build quality +design

Cons

  •  Usual/Standard WP 7 problems
  • If you have big fingers then it will be hard to use the keyboard
  • Heavy
  • Battery drain is too much

Price – Rs 15500

Acer Allegro 

Pros-

  • Lightweight
  • Body Design makes it easy to hold and easy to use
  • Good Battery Life

Cons-

  • Camera quality is not so great
  • No flash for the 5MP camera
  • Plastic body so one has to be careful

Price – Rs- 16000

HTC HD 7.

Pros

  • 4.3″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) which means a great movie watching experience
  • Stereo Speakers
  • There is a kickstand behind the phone

Cons

  • Camera Lens has no cover/protection
  • Battery is below average
  • Camera quality is disappointing

Price – Rs 17599

HTC Radar

Pros-

  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a dedcated shutter key
  • 1GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Snapdragon chipset

Cons-

  •   Non-user-accessible battery
  •  No screen rotation locking.
  •  8GB internal storage can get filled very easily

Price – Rs 18400

Nokia Lumia 800

Pros-

  • Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display with anti-glare polarizer
  • 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash, 720p@27fps video recording and fast f/2.2 lens
  • 16GB on-board storage
  • Unique and attractive poly-carbonate body

Cons –

  • No video calls and no front-facing camera either
  • Non-user-replaceable battery
  • Brightness could have been a bit more brighter

Price- Rs 24000

HTC Titan 

Pros-

  • 4.7″ 16M-color S-LCD Screen
  • 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, 28mm wide-angle lens, F2.2 aperture and BSI sensor
  • Good Battery Life
  • 16GB of built-in storage

Cons-

  • No Flash for browser .
  • Resolution of 400 x 800 doesn’t look so good on such a big screen

Price -Rs 29900


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