No matter how many new handsets are being released into the market by different makers this year, there are a few smartphone that have left their mark and created their own space in the crowd. With passage of time, new flagships hit the retail shelves and the yesteryear flagships take the back stage. But they always undergo a major price drop and come across as pretty value for money devices. Let us have a look at the top 5 yesteryear smartphone that are still good choices:
Nexus 4: This smartphone is a product of Google and LG. It features a True HD IPS touch display of 4.7 inches. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor of 1.5 Giga Hertz wwhich teams up with a 2GB RAM, Nexus 4 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It has NFC, 3G,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. It comes shod with 16GB of internal storage for India and has a 8MP camera with LED flash at the rear and a 1.3MP front camera. It is on sale for around Rs 22,000 in the Indian market and makes for a really good buy.
Samsung Note 2: This Samsung smartphone became a huge rage. It comes with a Super AMOLED touch display of 5.5 inches and has been equipped with an Exynos 4412 Quad Cortex A-9 quad core processor of 1.6 Giga Hertz. Note 2 function on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean platform. It will get the Android 4.4 treatment as well in near future. It has a 2GB RAM to aid multitasking and an internal storage capacity of 16GB which can be further increased by another 64GB. It features an 8MP at the rear and a 1.9MP at the front with every possible connectivity feature being present on it at as well. It is selling for around Rs 27,000-28,000 and is a great buy at that price.
Samsung S3: Another Samsung product, S3 smartphone sports a Super AMOLED touch display of 4.8 inches. This smartphone runs on Android 4.1.2 jelly bean and can be upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. It has been loaded with Exynos 4412 Quad Cortex A-9 quad core processor of 1.4 Giga Hertz. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front camera. It features a RAM of 1GB and an internal storage capacity of 16GB which can be expanded by 64GB. It comes with 3G,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity alongside NFC. It can be bougt for around Rs 22,000.
Micromax Canvas HD: This Micromax smartphone became an instant hit in the market. Canvas HD carries an IPS LCD touch display of 5 inches and has been powered by MediaTek MTK MT6589 Cortex A-7 quad core processor of 1.5 Giga Hertz. This smartphone functions on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and can be upgraded to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean version. This is the device which actually brought all the hype Micromax has and it still is a great value for money device which can be bought for around Rs 11,000-12,000.
Apple iPhone 5: Apple products are known for their quality and the technology they carry. The Apple iPhone 5 features a LED-backlit IPS LCD touch display of 4 inches. Powered by Apple A6 system chip and Swift dual core processor of 1.3 Giga Hertz, this handset works on iOS 6.1.4 but can be upgraded to iOS 7.0.4. It may not be sale officially but there’s no denying the fact that it makes for somewhat a better buy than the iPhone 5C for about Rs 40,000.