Hello Soulmate!1 min read . Updated: 12 Apr 2011, 09:34 PM IST
The market today is flooded with phones, most of them with specifications so similar that it is tough to choose one over the other. So we sifted through the vast array of smartphones out there to bring the best, the latest and the ones most suited to your business needs.
I need a phone that can withstand rough handling
What you pay: ₹ 18,990
More like this: The Nokia N8, ₹ 24,321, has a solid anodized aluminium shell and the uniquely Nokia ability to last decades
I travel a lot and need a reliable GPS
What you pay:Rs29,999
More like this: If you’re okay with a left field choice, consider Videocon’s Ducati Mo-biking V6200, ₹ 8,499. It comes preloaded with MapMyIndia maps and GPS navigation.
I want long battery life
What you pay: ₹ 35,500
More like this: Stay off the smartphone track if you want marathon battery life. If you must stay high end, consider the Samsung Nexus S, ₹ 26,990.
I need to be connected to my social networks
Samsung Galaxy S
What you pay:Rs31,500
More like this:The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, ₹ 32,000, offers a stunning form factor and Android version 2.3 “Gingerbread".
I want a phone that can encrypt my mails
BlackBerry Curve 9300
What you pay:Rs 17,500
More like this: If you want Enterprise-level encryption, stick to a BlackBerry. Else, be prepared to shell out upwards of ₹ 1,000 for similar apps on Android phones.
I like to get entertained while on the move
HTC Desire HD
What you pay:Rs 26,990
More like this: LG’s new Optimus 2X, ₹ 30,000, has a blazing-fast dual core processor, an HDMI port and 8 GB of internal storage plus SD card support.
I need to view and edit a lot of documents
DELL Venue Pro
What you pay:Rs 34,990
More like this:The BlackBerry Bold 9700, ₹ 25,000, has a fantastic keyboard and a pre-installed DataViz Docs To Go editing suite.
* All phone prices vary across cities, and from vendor to vendor .