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Best budget Windows Phones for U.S buyers

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Here’s the collection of the best budget Windows Phones for U.S buyers

Nokia Lumia 610:

Nokia has launched a smart phone based on Windows Phone 8 Operating system recently for budget-minded buyers named Nokia Lumia 610. This phone will be available for free on contract with minimal setup charges while the unlocked version will cost just 238 dollars. The phone will be available in 3 different colors namely black, magenta and Cyan. This phone won’t be appealing for high-end users, but suitable for people who require basic features. It has 3.7-inch WVGA display with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 GB internal Storage and 5 MP rear camera. It has Bluetooth, WI-Fi and 3G connectivity. It does not have enough power to run high-end applications like Skype video calls and hence cannot be used for video conferencing as it lacks a front camera as well. It is bundled with plenty of social media and useful apps like LinkedIn, Twitter Facebook, Xbox Live entertainment etc.

Samsung Omnia M:

Another budget phone based on Windows Phone OS from Samsung is Omnia M which costs around 341 dollars. The phone runs on 1 GHz processor and has only 384 MB RAM. It has 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5 MP rear camera, 7.2 Mbps 3G data connectivity and other usual features. It has a decent battery life of 10 hours and runs on 1, 500 mAH Li-ON battery. It was designed for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating system and can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 by the user. It has usual Windows market place, Bing Maps, a social networking app called People Hub and cool applications.  It has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Accelerometer and proximity sensor. The capacitive touch screen is smooth and response.

Acer Allegro:

Acer launched a Windows Phone for budget minded users last year called Acer Allegro. The phone costs just 420 dollars without contract. The configurations of the phone include 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 3.6 inch WVGA display, 5 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash that supports HD video recording at 720p resolution. The phone runs on Windows Phone 7.5 operating system also called the Mango and has Microsoft’s Metro UI. There will be an official update to Windows 8 OS later this year. It is one of the cheapest and cost-effective Windows phones suitable for budget minded users.

ZTE Tania:

ZTE has also launched a cheap windows phone during Feb 2012 named Tania. The dimensions of the phone are 128.6 x 67.8 x 10.5 mm and it weighs approximately 158 grams. It has 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touch screen with 16 million colors and resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It lacks a memory card slot and user has to adjust with inbuilt storage of 4 GB.  It is powered with 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single-core processor and 1 GB RAM. It has HSDPA connectivity with maximum download speeds of 14.4 Mbps, Bluetooth V 3.0, Wi-Fi and GPS support. It has rear camera of 5 Megapixels with LED flash and autofocus capacity.  The phone runs of Windows 7.5 Mango Operating system and can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. It does not have secondary camera and hence it’s not possible to make video calls with this phone. It has decent battery life with 10 hours talk time and simple design.

HTC Trophy:

HTC Launched a windows phone last year running on Windows 7 operating system. It has 3.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors and resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass which makes it scratch resistant. It has 16 GB internal storage and 576 MB RAM. It is powered with 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8650 Snapdragon processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Dolby Mobile with SRS Wow HD Enhancement. It has 5 MP rear camera with 720p HD video recording support, LED flash and autofocus. It has Accelerometer and proximity sensors, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. It has 1300 mAH Li-On battery which has talk time of 5 hours and standby time of 286 hours. The Unlocked version costs around 300 dollars and is one the budget windows phones suitable for average buyers expecting certain basic features.

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