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Top 5 smartphones for Valentine's Day

Last updated on: February 12, 2013 18:44 IST

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Sandeep Budki

Valentine's day is round the corner and it is a perfect occasion to bring smile on the lips of your loved ones. Off late, gadgets, especially mobile phones, have become the first choice as gifts on special occasions.

Here we present to you the top five phones that you can gift to your loved ones on Valentine's Day to make it memorable.



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HTC Butterfly
Price: Rs 45,500
USP: Full HD 5 inch display, 2 GB of RAM, camera, Beats audio enhancement and Slim design
Editor's rating: 9

The HTC Butterfly is based on Android 4.1 and has a full HD 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which translates to 441 pixels per-inch.

HTC has used the third generation Super LCD display clubbed with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology to create a slimmer and stronger touchscreen display in the Butterfly.

It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 mobile processor running at 1.5 GHz along with Adreno 320 graphics chip. To power it up, HTC has chosen Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and the HTC Sense 4+ user interface.

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The smartphone carries 2 GB of RAM (again an industry first move) for smooth performance and has 16 GB of integrated memory (11 GB is available for users though) which can be further upped to 32 GB through a micro SD card.

HTC has used an 8 megapixel camera with image stabilisation, auto focus, LED flash, and a backside illumination sensor along with HTC's own Image chip. Its 8 megapixel rear camera, which comes with f/2.0 aperture and 8mm lens, is capable of clicking great quality images even in low luminance.

The camera can also be used to record full 1080p HD videos and one can also capture 6 megapixel photos while recording the video simultaneously.

In the front there is a 2.1 megapixel camera also capable of recording full 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. HTC has packed a 2020 mAh battery in this smartphone.

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Nokia Lumia 920 (red)
Price: Rs 38,999
USP: Camera, Nokia maps and navigate device using gloves
Editor's rating: 9.5

Nokia Lumia 920, the Windows Phone 8 based smartphone, comes with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 mobile processor with Adreno 225 graphics chip and 1 GB RAM.

This smartphone offers 32 GB on-board storage but there is no micro SD card slot. Its 2000 mAh battery promises about 10 hours of continuous talk time over 3G network.

Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch HD ClearBlack IPS panel display with PureMotion HD+ layer that allows users to work on the display even wearing gloves.

The display supports 1280x768 pixel resolution natively and thereby offers 332 pixels per-inch pixel density. This display has been constructed using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology.

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It has an 8.7-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. The camera has the Carl Zeiss optics and offers several features such as image stabilisation and auto focus.

The most interesting feature of the camera is the Optical Image Stabilisation that allows capturing great quality HD videos.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand
Price: Rs 21,000
USP: Android 4.1.2, GPS and GLONASS for navigation, Direct Call feature and Dual SIM
Editor's rating: 9

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a dual SIM handset powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and has a healthy 1 GB RAM as well. It comes with a 5-inch TFT screen with WVGA resolution.

Besides, the phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2 megapixel front camera which supports zero shutter-lag and ultra-quick camera start-up. It comes with a backside illumination sensor that ensures clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording.

Apart from that the Galaxy Grand has GPS and GLONASS for navigation, 3G, DLNA, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Galaxy Grand comes with a powerful 2,100 mAh battery and an internal memory of 8 GB out of which 4 GB is available for the users.

One can also use a micro SD to expand it memory to up to 64 GB. The device is available in Elegant White and Metallic Blue color options.

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The phone comes with lot of premium features that are there in the Samsung Galaxy SIII. For instance, the Galaxy Grand comes with the 'Direct Call' feature that enables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear; while users can also shake the phone to trigger status updates, or pan it to zoom into a screen.

Another 'Smart Alert' feature in the handset shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages when users pick up the phone. The Galaxy Grand has also the S Voice feature that helps the user to control the phone using their voice. The device also features a unique Face and Voice Unlock that enables the users to lock and unlock their device with face or voice recognition, providing greater security and convenience.

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Nokia Lumia 510
Price: Rs 9,500
USP: Price, Nokai Maps, 4inch display
Edoitor's rating: 8

Nokia Lumia 510 is a budget Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone and comes with an 800 MHz mobile processor with 256 MB RAM. It can be an ideal gift to someone who wants to explore Windows operating system without having to spend a fortune.

The budget friendly Nokia Lumia 510 smartphone comes with a 4-inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel native resolution. This display offers pixel density of 233 pixels per-inch. At its rear, the phone has a 5 megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture, LED flash, and it can be expected to deliver modest imaging quality.

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There is no secondary camera in the front but this phone has a dedicated camera key on the right side. Lumia 510 has 4 GB on board storage and Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage can be used increasing storage space. Other features of the Lumia 510 include FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, micro USB port, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and 3.5 mm audio port.

Lumia 510 uses a micro SIM card and has packed a mere 1300 mAh battery.

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Sony Xperia Tipo
Price: Rs 8,500
USP: Price, 3.2-inch scratch-resistant display and Timescape user interface
Editor's rating: 7.5

The Sony Xperia Tipo can be gifted to those loved ones to want explore Android smartphones for the first time. It comes with a 3.2-inch scratch-resistant display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution. It has Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and Sony's own Timescape user interface.

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Besides, it has a 3.2 megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM, 1500 mAh battery, 2.5 GB of internal memory with expandable storage slot of 32 GB, and other common Android smartphone features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.

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