If year 2010 was called as the age of Android Smartphones, then it will not be wrong if we call 2011 as the age of Dual Core Android Smartphones. 2011, thus far has seen the launch 5 dual core Android Smartphones in the market and it is expected that more dual core smartphones will hit the market by the end of the year. Dual Core processor in these smartphones increases the performance of the device and it will altogether take its users into a different world of phoning experience.
In the following section of the article, we will provide you with brief details about the specifications, features and prices of the Dual Core Smartphones that are currently available in the Indian market and in the further section we will list all the dual core smartphones that are available globally but not in the Indian market.
LG Optimus 2x
LG Optimus 2x was the first dual core Android Smartphone launched by LG and it is also the first of such kind to be launched in the market. It is the world’s first dual core android smartphone to make its entry into the dual core compartment.
LG Optimus comes shipped with a 4 inch LCD Touchscreen display with IPS technology supporting a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core TEGRA 2 processor from NVIDIA, includes a 512 MB RAM and it runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS (Upgradable to Android Gingerbread).
The smartphone sports an 8 Megapixels primary Autofocus camera with LED Flash and a 1.3 megapixels secondary camera at the front end of the phone for video calling purposes. It comes with a virtual QWERTY keyboard and an 8 GB of internal memory storage space (expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD cards). The handset supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and 3G technologies and also includes an HDMI port and DLNA connectivity.
It is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery that offers up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby time. LG offers one year warranty for the smartphone and 6 months the accessories.
Price: – 25,499
Samsung Galaxy SII
Samsung Galaxy SII is the first ever dual core Android Smartphone manufactured by Samsung. It is now considered as the best ever Android Smartphone that is currently available in the market. The thinnest smartphone ever to hit the market comes shipped with a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen display supporting a resolution of 480×800 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy SII is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and it is the first dual core smartphone by default to run on the latest Android Gingerbread OS. It includes a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory storage space (expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD card).
The smartphone sports a 8 Megapixels primary camera with Autofocus and LED flash and a 2 Megapixels secondary camera at the front end of the phone for video calling purposes. The primary camera is capable of playing and recording videos in full HD.
The smartphone has a touchpad keyboard and supports Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G technologies. It comes with a powerful HTML Android browser for enhancing your browsing capabilities to give you a PC-like browsing experience.
It is powered by a standard 1650 mAh Li-ion battery that offers a talk time of up to 18 hours on 2G and 8 hours on 3G and 710 hours of standby time (2G) and 610 hours (3G). the handset is offered a warranty period of 12 months and 6 months for its accessories.
Price: – 30,999
HTC Sensation is the latest dual core smartphone to make its entry into the dual core compartment of mobile phoning devices. When the smartphone was launched, it was considered directly as a competitor to the masterpiece smartphone, Galaxy SII from Samsung. Sensation comes shipped with a 4.3 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display supporting a resolution of 540×960 pixels.
The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHZ dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, includes a 768 MB RAM and an internal memory storage space of 16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD cards).
It sports an 8 megapixels primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and a secondary VGA fixed focus camera at the front end of the phone for making video calls. The primary camera is capable of recording HD videos at 1080p. It comes with a virtual QWERTY keyboard, an Android HTML browser for good browsing experience and includes Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G technologies.
HTC Sensation is powered by a standard 1520 Li-ion battery that offers a talk time of up to 8 hours(2G), 6 hours(3G) and up to 350 hours of standby time on 2G and 400 hours stand by time when operated in 3G. The handset is offered a warranty period of 12 months and a warranty period of 6 months for its accessories.
Price: – 30,499
Below is the list of dual core smartphones that are available globally in the current smartphone market.
Motorola Atrix 4G (not yet available in India)
Motorola Droid Bionic (not yet available in India)
LG Optimus 2x
Samsung Galaxy SII
Among the dual core smartphones mentioned above, Samsung Galaxy SII sis said to be the best performing device and it has got good reviews from users who have already got the smartphone.
According to us, if you are about to buy a dual core smartphone (considering the smartphones available in India only), then it is fine to go for LG Optimus 2x for budget constrained people and if you can spend another 4,000 bucks, then you can go for the best, the Samsung Galaxy SII. It is the best dual core smartphone present out there in the market. HTC Sensation was very recently launched and it seems to offer nothing special or extra features for the price it is been marked at when compared to Galaxy SII which is priced around the same mark.