What people want from a mobile phone? For some it is simply a means of communication, someone accustomed to always put new applications, and for many the main factor when choosing a cell phone is “LP” battery.
Almost in every price category, you can find a model to varying degrees, satisfying the expectations of the buyer.This article aims to help those who knew what he needed the phone, but can not decide what machine to prefer.To begin, consider a device in the price range $ 100-200. Judging by the sales statistics, these are the phones are the highest in demand. In addition, unlike the cheaper models in this segment can be selected a variety of devices – from the ordinary, pretty good, “dialers” to smartphones primary or even secondary level.
If we talk on the phone only as a means of communication, one of its most important parameters is the battery life. Less than necessary to charge such a device, the less distracting the owner. Traditionally, the most “long-playing” phones are Philips Xenium. As practice shows, on a single charge under normal use, they kept quiet for about two weeks, if not longer. In return for a long time have to be content with modest functional devices, even surf the net with them did not really happen.
The typical representatives of the family include the Philips Xenium model X325 and X525 . The first – a little cheaper, and in classic form factor with physical buttons. The second price is at the upper boundary of the designated range, but has a touch screen. The display, however, resistance, and overall usefulness of the touch screen in such devices is questionable. Therefore, leadership in this category shall give Philips Xenium X325: cheap phone ($ 150), with the appendage in the form of support for two SIM-cards (as well as X525), and thus requires charging a couple of times a month.
“Facebook, Twitter, after all – “Classmates”! For all of the joys of life virtual phone numbers, even with the QWERTY-keyboard will not work, you need even a simple, but still smart. You can certainly try to use the horizontal slider Sony Ericsson txt Pro - keyboard unit in his place. But then you have to put up with the lack of 3G, which is unacceptable for those who like to consider photo in social networks.
It is best for all the social networks to choose an inexpensive smartphone, preferably with a physical QWERTY-keyboard. In this case, again ready to help Sony Ericsson – model Xperia X10 mini pro is the same extremely high specification, but is suitable for walk on the walls of “Facebook” and other “facebook”. There is only one “but”: the model more than six years, so it attributed to innovations difficult. If the year of release plays an important role, and the whole “social” is limited to a set of SMS, it will be enough functional Sony Ericsson txt pro.
On the phone, focused on the female audience, the producers something went wrong, especially in recent years.Tried to correct the situation HTC, but its model Rhyme does not fall into the considered price niche, and the developers themselves as they can deny any of the characteristics “smart girls.”
In most cases, “femininity” phones is limited to the presence of lid bright colors. Some, mostly Chinese, producers can also set a pair of custom applications and put the glamorous home screen wallpaper. These solutions offer Fly (for example, E181 Sophie ).
More appropriate to opt for a well-known brand – a line of Samsung LaFleur, who early last year, women supplemented version of the model Wave 525 . The device can be classified as smart phones, because it is based on the platform bada. As a result – you can choose the applications they want from the volume catalog. Women’s model emphasizes the orientation of the same floral design case.
Children, advocates and representatives of the recreation of extreme professions – a headache for some and a source of income for other mobile phone manufacturers. The company Sonim has made a name for himself in the production of sverhzaschischennyh mobile devices, which can not be broken nor brutal loggers or crushing preschoolers. Unfortunately, the absolute reliability will have to pay at least $ 700.
However, no one alive segment Sonim’om secure phones. For a hundred dollars and TeXet TM-502R will offer sufficient protection against the most brutal treatment is not. In fact it is a normal phone, whose design is reinforced with rubber inserts and grip on the body. As a result – compliance with the standard IP65. In such a device does not penetrate the dust, in addition, he will stand quietly for a short stay in the snow or being sprayed with water. It should be borne in mind that the functional model is at the most basic phones a decade ago. This is the fee for reliability and low cost.
Paying half as much again, you can count on a more advanced model with a no camera, high-quality display and long battery life. Although in some respects Samsung C3350 Xcover 2 and inferior predecessor – Xcover 2010 release, but provides much the same protection. It can even be without consequences to bathe in the tub. At the moment this is the best proposal among the secure phones in 2011 in the price segment up to $ 200.
Given an order to buy a phone with advanced music functionality, you should not rely on sound quality and even more so on sturdy headphones. ”Musicality” cost devices is limited by the presence of dedicated keys to control the player and proprietary functions, there is little influence on the perception of music.
One such phone is Sony Ericsson Walkman Mix . It has two speakers and a couple of interesting buttons on the case. One of them activates the player, the second is responsible for running the function Zappin, which allows to listen to an excerpt from the next track. Even the developers for some reason the phone equipped with two LEDs blinking while playing music, and karaoke function. Probably the latter service can help pass the time on the subway.
If we are awarded first place in the category of most music phones under $ 200, you should look at the Nokia X1-01 , which can be found even cheaper than $ 100. The model has three physical buttons to control the player – forward, reverse and start / pause. Surprisingly, the smart phone headset gives reasonable sound. Add to this a long battery life, memory card slot and support Dual SIM. Just right for the budget and not too demanding audiophiles.
The most popular and most interesting category. The fact that the price range up to $ 200 are a large number of smart phones, is further evidence of the imminent death of the usual “dialers”. Thanks to the ultra-fast spread of Android and the efforts of the operators of low-cost “smart phones” have spread everywhere. Even users who are, in general, and do not need smartphone capabilities, it is often favored by the selection.
“Delicious” proposals meet the operators, the original estate of which was the segment of inexpensive smartphones. Some models will cost a little less subject to an additional service agreement. Perhaps the most balanced proposal is ZTE Blade , noted in our ranking of smartphones last year.
Model barely fits into the marked price limits (and even then subject to the signing dopsoglasheniya), but it has specifications that are characteristic for mid-level devices: capacitive 3.5 “display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels, 512 MB of RAM, the ability to deliver yet-to-date version of Android 2.3. The processor, however, is rather weak (600 MHz), but it is typical for all budget units.
Alternatively, we can consider the ZTE Blade Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y . The price is approximately the same screen resolution and it is less productive than the processor (883 MHz), originally a more recent version of the OS, a recognizable brand. Not a bad option, but not as balanced as the Blade.
That’s all, but next time look at the phone slightly higher price category.