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These smartphones SLASHED their prices in September

Last updated on: October 2, 2012 10:36 IST

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Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian

We have found out that five smartphones from Samsung and HTC, four from Micromax and Motorola, two from Huawei and one each from LG and Karbonn have reduced their price.

Smartphones are available at different price points and sometimes consumers defer their decision to buy a new smartphone simply because of its pricing.

The Mobile Indian presents you a list of 18 smartphones that have seen a drop in their prices in the range of Rs 500 to Rs 4,000 in the month of September. Please note we have taken into consideration pricing of these handsets on some online shopping stores.

In our research, we have found out that five smartphones from Samsung and HTC, four from Micromax and Motorola, two from Huawei and one each from LG and Karbonn have reduced their price.

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1. Samsung Galaxy Note

Old price: Rs 31,550
New price: Rs 29,990

Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, which comes with a plethora of features that spill over to tablet type functionality as well. Targeted at people who need to do more with their smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note offers the muscle of a smartphone in a form factor that is almost similar to that of a tablet.

The Galaxy Note sports a 5.3-inch HD Super Amoled display. The display sports a native resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and supports multi-touch and also comes with the S (Smart) Pen stylus that allows the users to go creative with all their might.

The Galaxy Note runs the Android 4.0 along with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.

For powering this massive device, Samsung has chosen a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos microprocessor with Mali-400 MP dedicated graphics processor. The Galaxy Note also features a 1 GB RAM along with 16 GB memory onboard as storage memory. Its 8 megapixel camera comes with LED flash capable of recording 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Note
Photographs: Samsung.com

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2. Samsung Galaxy S II

Old price: Rs 27,900
New price: Rs 25,900

Samsung Galaxy S II, has a 4.3-inch Super Amoled (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Plus display. The phone features an ARM cortex A9 based 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a dedicated graphics chip from ARM MALI, coupled with 1 GB RAM.

The phone comes with HDMI and micro USB port for on the go connectivity as well.

It also, features an 8 megapixel rear camera which is capable of full HD 1080 video recording, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. Galaxy S II also supports Near Field Communications or NFC as well for mobile transactions.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy S II
Photographs: Samsung.com
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3. Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Old price: Rs 6,700
New price: Rs 6,300

Samsung Galaxy Pocket is an entry level Android phone with a small 2.8-inch screen. The phone is 11.9 mm thickness and 97 grams in weight.

The phone has a 832 MHz processor and offers 3G speeds up to 3.6 Mbps and also has Wi-Fi connectivity option. It is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and thus allows users to access Google Mobile Services.

Users can also download apps from the Samsung apps store. The phone has 3 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB. Samsung has put its TouchWiz interface layer over Android operating system on this phone.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Pocket
Photographs: Samsung.com

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4. Samsung Galaxy S III

Old price: Rs 38,000
New price: Rs 34,900

Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled display, an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera and is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It has an innovative feature, called 'Smart Stay', which employs the front camera to judge how the user is using the phone. This feature prevents the phone from sleeping as long as the user is looking at it, which is unlike other phones that automatically sleep after a certain time that was set by the user.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy S III
Photographs: Samsung.com

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5. Motorola Defy+

Old price: Rs 13,999
New price: Rs 12,999

Motorola Defy+ is the successor of the Motorola Defy rugged android phone. It is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone.

It features 3.7-inch (480 x 854 pixels) display and is powered by 1GHz processor and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It comes with a 5 MP camera with LED flash with video recording at 30 fps.

It has 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio and video player that can playback videos up to 30 fps. It has 512MB RAM, 2GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with MicroSD.

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Image: Motorola Defy Plus
Photographs: Motorola.com

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6. Motorola Milestone XT800

Old price: Rs 10,500
New price: Rs 9,800

Motorola Milestone XT800 is a dual SIM touch screen mobile that runs on the Android platform. It has a 9.3 cm wide touch colour display with a resolution of 854x480 multi touch colour display. It has an in-built digital camera with a resolution of 5MP.

Motorola Milestone XT800 has a 1390mAh battery which offers up to 5.7h talk time and 96h stand by time.

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Image: Motorola Milestone XT800
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7. Motorola Atrix 2

Old price: Rs 21,500
New price: Rs 19,500

Motorola Atrix 2 runs on Android 4.0 and has a 4.3-inch LCD display with quarter HD (960x540) pixel resolution and packs a dual-core 1 GHz mobile processor inside.

It has 8 GB on-board memory too.

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Image: Motorola Atrix 2
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8. Motorola Droid Razr

Old price: Rs 27,900
New price: Rs 24,200

Motorola Droid Razr is qHD (960x540) resolution bearing smartphone with Super Amoled display. Under the hood, this smartphone comes with dual-core 1.2 GHz processor coupled with 1 GB RAM.

At the back lies an 8 megapixel camera and 4G LTE presence.

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Image: Motorola Droid Razr
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9. HTC Sensation XE

Old price: Rs 26,000
New price: Rs 24,600

Sensation XE is the first smartphone to benefit from the HTC and Beats Audio partnership. Besides, Sensation XE gets a minor cosmetic upgrade as well in the form of Beats inspired red accents all around the phone.

HTC Sensation XE features a faster 1.5 GHz dual core processor promising faster performance and better battery utilisation.

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10. HTC Wildfire S

Old price: Rs 11,300
New price: Rs 10,300

It is the smallest phone among the HTC smartphones, measuring just 10.13 cm long and 5.94 cm wide. The phone has an average 3.2-inch touchscreen that produces pictures at 320 x 480 resolution.

It is available in two colours, dark grey and silver white.

The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread based phone is powered by a 600 MHz processor and a RAM of 512 MB.

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Image: HTC Wildfire S
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11. HTC One X

Old price: Rs 36,000
New price: Rs 35,000

HTC One X smartphone comes with massive 4.7-inch SLCD2 touchscreen display and houses a quad-core 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor. Featuring on-board 32 GB memory, the smartphone has a great 8 megapixel camera and practically everything usually found in a high-end smartphone.

It sports a 1800 mAh battery.

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Image: HTC One X
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12. HTC One S

Old price: Rs 33,500
New price: Rs 28,700

HTC One S has a 4.3-inch Amoled display which has a 540x960 resolution. It weighs just 119.5 grams. The One S comes with Android 4.0 operating system with HTC Sense 4 user interface.

It has 16 GB internal memory storage with 1 GB RAM.

Additionally, HTC is offering 25 GB of Dropbox (cloud) storage for two years.

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Image: HTC One S
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13. HTC Desire C

Old price: Rs 14,600
New price: Rs 12,100

HTC Desire C has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and is powered by 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor. Running the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 User Interface

Under the hood, this smartphone runs Sense 4.0 user interface layered on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Powered by the 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM8225A mobile processor, the Desire C houses 512 MB RAM and 4 GB on-board storage. Of course, one can add up to 32 GB microSD card for expanding the storage.

At the back lies a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and geo-tagging support. There is no secondary camera in the front.

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Image: HTC Desire C
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14. LG Optimus L7

Old price: Rs 17,990
New price: Rs 15,990

The LG Optimus L7 has a 4.3-inch display that supports WVGA (480x800) pixel resolution and comes with a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash at the back. There will be a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat and clicking self-images also.

In its mere 8.7 mm slim body, the LG Optimus will house a single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor along with an Adreno 200 graphics chip. LG has provided 1 GB RAM and offered 4 GB onboard storage out of which only 2.8 GB is user accessible.

It also boasts a 1700 mAH battery which is one of the biggest in this price range.

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Image: LG Optimus L7
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15. Micromax Superfone A75

Old price: Rs 8,300
New price: Rs 6,299

The Micromax Superfone Lite A75 is an Android touch phone with Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) compatibility. The phone runs on an Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and comes with a 650 MHz processor.

The 3G enabled phone comes with a 3.75-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen and a 3 megapixel camera with an LED flashlight.

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Image: Micromax Superfone A75
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16. Micromax A52 Superfone

Old price: Rs 5,399
New price: Rs 4,699

Micromax Superfone A52 is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with a humongous 1 Ghz processor. It has 256 MB RAM and a 3.2-inch TFT.

It also has a dual SIM slot and has a 2 megapixel rear camera.

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Image: Micromax A52 Superfone
Photographs: micromaxsuperfone.com
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17. Karbonn A9

Old price: Rs 9,490
New price: Rs 8,990

Karbonn A9 comes with a 1 GHz processor and the Android Gingerbread operating system. The smartphone has a 3.8-inch capacitive touch input system based display featuring a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Karbonn has included a voice based assistant application in the A9 as well. The Karbonn A9 features dual SIM based design with a 3G and 2.5G connectivity based connections.

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Image: Karbonn A9
Photographs: karbonnmobiles.com
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18. Huawei Ideos X3

Old price: Rs 9,990
New price: Rs 7,150

Huawei Ideos X3 runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and is powered by 600 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, the phone comes with 256 RAM.

It has a 3.2-inch TFT LCD capacitive HVGA touch display and comes with a 0.3 megapixel VGA camera at the front and 3.2 megapixel camera at the back.

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Image: Huawei Ideos X3
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19. Huawei Ascend G300

Old price: Rs 13,500
New price: Rs 12,300

Huawei Ascend G300 comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA screen with IPS technology and anti-finger print design. Ascend G300 has a 5-megapixel-auto focus camera with video recording capabilities and an LED flash.

It comes with 1GHz CPU and Android 2.3 operating system. Another attractive feature of this handset is that it takes less than 120 minutes to get fully charged with its supplied high power charger.

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Image: Huawei Ascend G300
Photographs: huaweidevice.com
Tags: G300 , WVGA , IPS , SLASHED , CPU

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