Monday, January 31, 2011

Aircel IDEOS

A phone that many budget-conscious buyers have been waiting for several months, was finally quietly released by Aircel last week. At Rs. 8499/- the IDEOS is priced well within the budget of anybody looking to get into the Android smartphone segment. It has a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen, presumably at a resolution of 240x320 QVGA. We have said it before, and we’ll say it again – a touchscreen phone, especially an Android phone, with a 2.8 inch screen is just not good enough. However, this may be a decent enough purchase for budget-minded people – it runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and has a capacitive touchscreen, unlike the Micromax Andro which has that horrible resistive touchscreen. It has the usual array of functions found in Android phones – Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, accelerometer, 3.5 mm headset port - apart from a 528 Mhz processor (with the Adreno 200 GPU), 512 MB ROM (200 MB user-available) and 256 MB of RAM. Aircel is also offering 2 GB of free data access per month for Aircel postpaid subscribers.

When the Spice Mi-300 is selling for Rs. 9990/- with a larger touchscreen and a faster processor, is this really a worthy buy? Only the depth of your wallet can tell.


Saravanakumar Muthusamy said...

awesome phone, using it for the past two months.

The Indian Geek said...

Thank you Saravanakumar! Happy to know that you are enjoying your new Android phone...

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