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.
ranjeet singh says
i want 2 buy a mobile upto 15000 rs. Which is better motorola defy xt or any samsung mobile? i want a android based mobile as well.
am bit confused
tel me a phone which comes around 5000
what about micromax Q5 ….is the handset is good to use
Thanks for the article, it was useful to compare the mentioned models.
You are welcome!
N97 has RSS reader integrated into the web browser, like other S60 phones 🙂
Ah really? I wonder why the univercell guy game me wrong info then!
I hope this link will help you.
This type of post brings lot of discussions and sharing the ideas!
Thanks for the link.. it is pretty useful.
i love SONYERICSSONs. They are much better in performance and quality, especially the camera and sound than others. A little letdown is the joysticks. Don’t worry, just go for navigation key models.
True.. even I have become a fan of sonyericsson after using the current mobile for past 30 odd months! Thanks for your suggestion.
Use this site. It has loads of information for GSM phones, you can compare multiple phones company-wise!
ex: Compare Nokia phones @ here
Thanks for pointing to gsmarena Saravanan! it seem to be a nice site for comparison and lot of reviews for each of the model. The only missing option out there is price in INR. Nevertheless great site for mobile reviews.
i need to buy a new 1 too… keep updating with all latest info that u can gather on them.
I’ve always had a nokia.. but thinking i shud shift to a sony for the awesome pics.. my mobile usually doubles up as a camera / recorder with lil p around.
Sure, will you posted! I completely understand the *ab*use of a gadget when you have kids around 😉
Of the Motorola, Nokia and Sony ones that I hv used, I feel Sony has been the best, alteast in terms of battery back-up 😉
Yes, even I am loving Sony so far though I have used both Nokia and Sony.
Mohan, E63 is good and has all the features including 3G in affordable price 9.5K . I recently bought E63 in a nokia showroom and i was lucky to have bluetooth headset free (worth of 1999/=) along with the kit. The mobile will fit in the packet.
I am not sure whether the bluetooth offer is still there or not. some shops are selling this mobile for 8000/= without bluetooth and with bluetooth it comes around 9500/=
Thanks for the info Shyam! I haven’t looked at E63. Let me explore. Thanks for the suggestion and the price details.
my husband has a E63 . very good model for that price! slightly bulky though.
Thanks for your input Shruti!
Yes, sony ericcson come close…But My fren recently bought this Nokia N97 and she is very happy with it, prefers the NOKIA thing!!! Blackberry might be BIG, but its great matching the features you need..
Hey BIG is beautiful and Dignified 😉
Well, i am aware of the Blackberry but somehow I am still not convinced with its size 😉 N97 doesn’t have RSS reader 🙁
Praveen GS says
What ever, Nothing can Beat Iphone 🙂
I know man.. enjoy your iPhone 3GS.
Shrinidhi Hande says
You are comparing 1 14k phone with 2 22k ones, which are not in the same price range…
Did you consider blackberry?
Shrinidhi, the normal price of Samsung I7500 Galaxy is 28,990. Looks like UniverCell is running a promo to sell this particular model at a discounted price. The same costs Rs 24480/- (discounted price on Sangeetha)! BlackBerry is a good option, but I don’t like the width size… i feel it is too big to fit into a pocket 🙂
Shrinidhi Hande says