India’s largest consumer electronics and mobile phone maker Samsung India continues to be the king of the smartphone market.
According to latest data from International Data Corporation, Samsung strengthened its smartphone market presence by scaling up its market share to 32.9 per cent in Q3 from 26 per cent in the second quarter of 2013.
During the period under review, Samsung remained the only smartphone vendor in India that registered a positive growth in its market share.
Aiming to consolidate its marketshare, Samsung recently launched mid-range Galaxy Grand 2 phablet in India. Rumours also suggest the handset maker will come out with a brand new Galaxy S smartphone, a device that is currently being dubbed Samsung Galaxy S5.
Here is the list:
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung has enjoyed so much success with its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets. According to October figures, Samsung has sold more than 40 million units of the phone, worldwide. amsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled in March, with shipments beginning April.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others.
It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.
The smartphone comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but also features a microSD card slot for expanding the store.
There’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also, add a 2MP front-facing camera. Other connectivity features include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, S Translator, ChatON, Air View, Air Gesture, S Health, Adapt Display, and a 2,600mAh battery.
The Galaxy S4 offers more camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera, an eraser shot mode to remove people from photos, and a Cinemagram like feature called Cinema Photo, among several other tricks. It also offers a number of sensors including a temperature and humidity sensor and motion and gesture control features.
Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 (dual-SIM)
The Galaxy Grand weighs 162 grams and measures 5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches, making it slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note II. The Grand comes in both deep blue and white versions. The phones offers a 480 x 800 pixel resolution translating into 187 ppi, which is way lower than the company’s Note devices and it is quite poor. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a micro SD card). The makers have added a 2100mAh battery. There’s an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a 2MP front facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Multi Window, A-GPS, amongst others.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
For Rs 16,570, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro is one of the best smartphones in the market. It has a 4.7-inch display with a rather low-res 480×800 pixel resolution.
It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean skinned with TouchWiz. It has a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
There’s a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery fitted inside.
The phone supports Dual SIM functionality. Connectivity options are pretty much standard: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS, among others.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
Samsung’s latest budget Android smartphone, the Galaxy S Duos 2, is the successor to the Galaxy S Duos. The Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) TFT display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset). It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI on top. The Galaxy S Duos 2 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS and 3G. There is a 1500mAh battery backing the device which the company claims can deliver up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 280 hours of standby time.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a high-end phablet from Samsung that comes with a stylus slot. The physical Home button under the screen is flat and flanked on either side by capacitive touch keys for Options and Back. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, and weighs 169 grams. The device is powered by a 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The device gets its juice from a 3,200mAh battery. It runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. The company has added its own indigenous apps: Multi Window, Samsung Smart Switch and Action Memo, My Magazine, Scrapbook, Wake-up Command and S Finder. There’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable enough to record videos in Full HD 1080p format. Also, a 2-megapixel front facing camera is given to enjoy video chat. Connectivity options include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.