Samsung 3G phones in India

Friday, April 15, 2011, 13:33 by Tech Correspondent

With many telecom operators starting 3G services in India, the demand for 3G-enabled phones is spiraling.

If you intend to surf the Internet, chat on instant messengers, use mobile applications for Facebook and Twitter, and send and receive e-mails on your mobile, you will benefit from 3G technology. Samsung is one cell phone maker who has launched a plethora of 3G phones for the Indian consumer.

Here’s a look at the 3G phones offered by Samsung in India.

Galaxy series 

All of Samsung Galaxy series smartphones come with 3G capabilities. The Galaxy series has tocuhscreen display and runs Google Android OS. Here are the Samsung Galaxy smartphones currently available in India:

Model Galaxy S i9000 Galaxy S LCD i9003 Galaxy Ace S5830 Galaxy 551 i5510
OS Android 2.1 (Upgradable to Android 2.2) Android 2.2 Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Display 4-inch Super AMOLED 4-inch Super Clear LCD 3.5-inch TFT HVGA 3.2-inch TFT
Processor 1GHz 1GHz 800MHz 667MHz
Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP 3.15MP
Battery 1500mAh 1650mAh 1350mAh 1200mAh
3G and Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous 3D Graphics, Dual camera, Swype, DivX support Flash 10.1, Accelerometer, Swype, AGPS AGPS, Swype, DNSe sound, Google Maps Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Google apps suite, DivX
Price Rs. 28,000 Rs. 19,500 Rs. 15,000 Rs. 12,600

For more affordable Galaxy 3G phones, thes are your options:

Model Galaxy 3 i5801 Galaxy Fit S5670 Galaxy 5 i5503 Galaxy Pop S5570
OS Android 2.1 Android 2.2 Android 2.1 Android 2.2
Display 3.2-inch WQVGA TFT 3.31-inch TFT QVGA 2.8-inch QVGA 3.14-inch TFT QVGA
Processor 667MHz 600MHz 600MHz 600MHz
Camera 3MP 5MP 2MP 3MP
Battery 1500mAh 1350mAh 1350mAh 1200mAh
3G and Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous DLNA support, Swype, DivX DNSe sound, Swype, AGPS AGPS, Swype, DLNA support DNSe sound, Google apps suite
Price Rs. 11,900 Rs. 10,400 Rs. 9,000 Rs. 9,000

Wave series

The Wave series of smartphones run Samsung’s proprietary Bada OS. The Wave series also has full touch display phones. 3G-enabled Samsung Wave phones are listed below:

Model Wave II S8530 Wave 723 S7233 Wave 575 S5753
OS Bada Bada Bada
Display 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD 3.2-inch WQVGA 3.2-inch WQVGA
Camera 5MP 5MP 3.2MP
Battery 1500mAh 1200mAh 1200mAh
3G and Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous Dual camera, T9 Trace, Social Hub AGPS, Mobile Printing Geo-tagging, AGPS, Mobile Printing
Price Rs. 16,500 Rs. 11,000 Rs. 8,600

Samsung Omnia series

The Omnia series by Samsung also has a variety of 3G phones, for both business and entertainment needs. Take a look:

Model Omnia HD i8910 Omnia II i8000 Omnia Pro B7610 Omnia 652 B6520
OS Symbian Windows Mobile 6.5 Windows Mobile 6.5 Windows Mobile 6.5
Display 3.7-inch AMOLED 3.7-inch AMOLED 3.5-inch AMOLED 2.4-inch LQVGA (QWERTY bar)
Processor 600MHz 800MHz 800MHz 530MHz
Camera 8MP 5MP 5MP 2MP
Battery 1500mAh 1500mAh 1500mAh 1500mAh
3G and Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous 720p video recording, Dual camera, 3D games MS Office, AGPS, 3D games Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, DivX, MS Office AGPS, MS Office, Google Maps
Price Rs. 28,000 Rs. 24,000 Rs. 19,000 Rs. 8,000

Samsung Star Duos B7722

Price: Rs. 11,300

samsung star duos b7722 photo

Photo: Samsung Star Duos B7722

What you get: According Samsung, its Star Duos is the industry’s first 3G+2G dual-standby touchscreen phone. The Samsung phone has a dedicated button for switching between SIM cards.

Samsung Star Duos has a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. The phone has TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, supports HSDPA 3.6 and EDGE, and comes with support for 9 regional languages. The phone comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, Active Sync and Push Mail support. Also read our earlier story on 3G phones in India

Samsung Corby Pro B5310

Price: Rs. 10,000

Photo: Samsung Corbypro B5310

What you get: Samsung CorbyPro B5310 has a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a full QWERTY keyboard. There is a 3.15MP camera with video recording feature, fashion jackets in different colors, 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo FM with RDS, 100MB internal memory, SMS, MMS, e-mail and Instant Messenger.

Connectivity features in this Samsung 3G phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0, and GPS with A-GPS support.

Samsung Monte S5620

Price: Rs. 7,800

Samsung Monte S5620 mobile phone photo

Photo: Samsung Monte S5620

What you get: The Monte S5620 features a 3-inch 262k TFT color touchscreen with 320 X 420 resolution. It has an accelerometer sensor allowing the onscreen image to automatically adjust as you rotate the phone.

It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera with face detection, panorama shot and smile shot. Samsung Monte comes powered with Samsung’s own proprietary mobile platform and also features FM Radio, Bluetooth 2.1, Google sync and Wi-Fi, apart from 3G. Also read: Cheap 3G phones

Samsung Corby T.V F339

Price: Rs. 7,250

What you get: The Corby T.V is a touchscreen phone that has a preinstalled MimobiTV Mobile TV app, enabling streaming of Live TV and on-demand content on CDMA 1X and EVDO 3G mobile networks.

samsung corby tv photo

Photo: Samsung Corby TV F339

This Samsung CDMA 3G mobile TV phone features a 2.8-inch TFT display. The screen’s TouchWiz interface is enabled with haptic feedback.

Samsung Corby T.V comes with preloaded apps for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Other salient features of the Samsung Corby T.V 3G phone include video and music player, Bluetooth, a 2MP camera and a Music Finder app. A 960mAh battery powers the phone.

Samsung MPower Txt M369

samsung mpower txt m369 photo

Photo: Samsung Mpower TXT M369

Price: Rs. 6,200

What you get: Samsung MPower Txt is a QWERTY bar CDMA phone with 3G capabilities and can be used as a modem for PC or laptop. The M369 has a 2.2-inch TFT display and sports a 2-megapixel camera with video recording feature.

The MPower Txt comes with preloaded Palringo universal messenger for easy connectivity with family and friends. The Samsung 3G CDMA phone is powered by a 1000mAh battery.

Samsung MPower TV S239

Price: Rs. 4,900

samsung mpower tv s239 photo

Photo: Samsung MPower TV S239

What you get: The MPower TV is a CDMA phone with 2.4-inch QVGA display. The high-speed 3G phone It comes preloaded with MobiTV application which gives bufferless access to 50 Live channels on the go.

Samsung MPower TV S239 comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera and is powered by a 960mAh battery. The phone can be used as a USB/wireless modem and allows access to Tata Photon and Reliance NetConnect services.

Samsung Duos W169

Price: Rs. 4,800

What you get: The dual SIM Samsung Duos W169 GSM+CDMA phone keeps you active on both numbers simultaneously. The phone comes with a 2.2-inch color display and features a VGA camera, MP3 player, Stereo FM and Java support.

samsung duos w169 photo

Photo: Samsung Duos W169

For connectivity, Samsung Duos W169 offers Bluetooth 2.1 and a USB port, apart from 3G. Its 1,000mAH battery gives a talk time of up to 4.5 hours. The Duos W169 also offers in-call voice recording, SOS SMS Alerts and Fake Call service.

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