Though I have been using my good old Sony Ericsson k750i for over 2.5 years, I am still enjoying this studiest master piece. However, the time has come to change this due to the growing needs of social networking and blog features via mobiles. Also the arrival of 3G in India is something that keeps me reminding of a switch over to high end mobiles. Put down the free 3G sim offer by BSNL as I have been a loyal Airtel customer all these years. Anyways, the auctioning of 3G spectrum in India has begun and soon we will see a good number of service providers competing with cut throat prices which will help the end user!
Since the changing mobile thought was haunting me , decided to compare some of the prominent models that offer the features I was looking for. Visited UniverCell stores near KR Road, Bangalore over the weekend and the below mentioned models were something I had in mind. It is something to do with the Indian mentality that we wish to see the product, hold it in hand and feel it before buying. Though I couldn’t get a functional mobile set to try hands on, I was offered to go through their website to compare various mobiles. The site was indeed pretty informative on the technical details as well as the price and the EMI options towards payment. I’m impressed by the comparison feature on their site along with online shopping offerings. I personally feel that it will take a while for us to get used to online shopping.
So, here are the 3 mobiles that grabbed my attention and detailed info to some extent. If you need more details, feel free to compare on UniverCell site.
|Form factor Block||Block||QWERTY||Slider|
|Networks – 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/1900/2100||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Camera with Flash Light||8.1 mp, autofocus, 4x digital zoom||5 mp, autofocus||5 megapixel|
|Size (HxWxD)||107 x 52 x 13mm||115 x 56 x 12mm||117 x 55 x 16mm|
|Display Res/LCD Size||640 x 360px/3.2 inch||480 x 320px/3.2 inch||360 x 640px /3.5 inch|
|Memory||70 MB. Expandable up to 16 GB with microSD card. 8 GB included||8 GB. Expandable up to 32 GB with microSD card||32GB internal expandable up to 48GB with microSD card|
|Operating System||Symbian S60||Android||Symbian S60|
|Price on UniverCell|
as on 12 Apr ’10
NA = Not Applicable. No data available
Not all the features I was looking were available in any of these models. Sony Ericsson Vivaz came close but it didn’t have qwerty keyboard and also the built in memory options. So, I think I will live with my k750i for some more time and hopefully in due course of time more mobiles will be out in the market with enhanced features at affordable prices.