Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Top 5 Compact Android Phones

The Android OS created quite a buzz in the smartphone segment and now it is the most widely used Mobile phone OS in the planet surpassing the likes of Apple’s iOS and Windows from Microsoft.

Initially Android powered Smartphones were big in size and price, but now the scenario has changed. Increase in completion has led to the decrease in prize as well as size of phones.

Now there is a considerably sized mid segment Android market which caters to a large majority of users. Advancements made in technology have enabled phones to become more compact. Today we take a look at some of the smallest Android Smartphones available that can easily fit in your pocket.

1. Samsung Galaxy Y

Undoubtedly the star of 2011, the Galaxy Y has created a whole new plethora for Smartphones that are small, affordable and stylish without compromising on any kind of functionality of the Android OS.



The Galaxy Y has everything from 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 2 Mega Pixel Camera, full touch screen 3 inch display and so on. This amazing phone is very small and can easily fit into our palms. The phone is priced at just Rs7100.

2. Spice Mi 310

Spice has got its tactics right with the Mi 310. The phone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo version and is equipped with a small 3.2 inch full capacitive touch screen based display. The phone is a mixed bag in terms of reviews.




It has a poorly rated 2 mega pixel camera but has a lot of quality elements comparable to bigger brands. Connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G internet usage is available. On the flip side, it is available only in a somewhat boring brown tone. The Spice Mi 310 is priced cheaply at just Rs 6915.

3. Micromax Bling 2

The shiny and lustrous appearance does make the cute Bling 2 a choice for the fairer sex. The phone is very compact but sports interesting tech specifications like a fully blown 600 MHz processor, Android 2.2 Froyo OS and up to 16 GB of expandable memory.


The phone is very interestingly priced at just Rs 6200 and you get an awesome designer case designed by ace designer Satya Paul along with the phone for this price.

4. Sony Ericsson W8

The lightweight W8 from Sony Ericsson has a small 3.0 inch capacitive touch screen based display and houses a 600 MHz processor that does an effective job in managing the phone.


However, the Android OS found in the W8 is Eclair which is now an outdated Android OS. The phone is good for music buffs though and is priced a little high at around Rs 9600.

5. LG Optimus Net

LG has always been a pioneer in compact phones in the entry level segment and the Android segment sure did keep that tradition with the Optimus Net which has a 3.2 inch touch screen display in addition to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.


The phone packs in an 800 MHz processor in addition to the 512 MB of RAM. It is quite a decent package for a small phone. The Optimus Net retails for around Rs 9900.


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