Top 5 Mid-Range Phones

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Summary

After the successful Nokia E71, the E72 with its improved features and excellent design is our new top choice for business phones.

Is the Samsung S8530 Wave II the phone that the mid-range segment has been waiting for?

The LG Optimus Black brings high-end specs to the mid-range smartphone segment.

Should the Nokia 701 be your next Symbian phone? Yes.

Motorola's latest smartphone is the first Android handset to be dust, water and scratch resistant.

PCWorld Rating
85 Very Good
84 Very Good
82 Very Good
81 Very Good
81 Very Good
Price (Rs.)
16,509
15,700
18,990
16,590
14,800

Features & Specifications

Screen Size

2.36-inch

3.7-in

4.0-in

3.5-in

3.7-in

Screen Resolution

320 x 240

480x800

480x800

360x640

480x854

OS

Symbian S60 v3.2 UI

Bada OS v1.2

Android 2.2.2 (Froyo)

Symbian Belle

Android 2.1 (Eclair)

Internal Storage

250MB

2GB

2GB

8GB

2GB

Camera

5MP Autofocus, LED Flash

5MP autofocus, LED flash

5MP autofocus, LED flash

8MP fixed-focus, Dual-LED flash

5MP autofocus, LED flash

GPS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3G/ Wi-Fi Connectivity

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Talktime

12 hours 30 mins

10+ hours

6 hours 20 mins

Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 45 min (3G)

6 hours 50 mins

Performance

Call Reception Quality

Superior

Very Good

Very Good

Good

Superior

Screen Quality

Good

Superior

Superior

Very Good

Very Good

Messaging

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Good

Very Good

Browsing

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Imaging

Good

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Audio/Video Playback

Good/Fair

Superior/Good

Superior/Very Good

Excellent/Very Good

Superior/Good

Battery Life

Superior

Superior

Good

Good

Fair