Almost everyone has an iPhone now. They're getting cheaper and are on high demand. It is common particularly among business users. Beyond just a technological marvel, the smartphone makes one feel self-important - whether its a Blackberry, iPhone or the latest Samsung.
So if you're looking for one less than $500, you might want to get one of the budget smartphones below, per a recent report of The Mobile Indian, that looked on mobile device functionalities for business or social network environment. Other features like media playback plus clip and image productions were also covered.
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
The iPhone 4 with a price tag of approximately $475 is just a 'swell buy.' The slight tweaked version iPhone 4S was able to rank as the best smartphone in this budget range. It is just one of the best smartphones you can buy with a look that is elegant, smart and sleek. Most people would agree that it's quite desirable, though it closely resembles its predecessor the iPhone 4.
Although the iPhone 5 is available, the iPhone 4S offers more value for the money
The iPhone 4S adds more punch than the iPhone 4 because it is upgraded with the latest OS and has a laser quick dual core processor, making it compatible to use with the latest apps on iTunes.
It is powered with an A5 chipset that was combined with dual-core 1 GHz processing core. To make its visuals look better, the iPhone 4S has a dedicated PowerVR graphics core.
The iPhone 4 comes with 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal space. However, you will miss the memory card because the iPhone does not support it. That's one thing about Apple that one might not like - it does not allow for interchangeable parts that other smartphone support.
However, as long as you don't store too much data, music, video or photos, your memory on the phone should last without a problem. If used justifiably users need not worry about the storage on this device.
The iPhone 4S is outfitted with a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen and is comprised of a 640 x 960 pixel resolution Retina display.
The iPhones, across the board, are touted for its unfathomable touchscreen sensitivity. The iPhone 4S is touted for its iOS optimized operating system along with a great touchscreen.
The iPhone screen carries a special oleo phobic coating, ideal for a harsh environments and rough use, preventing scratches and blotched markings on the screen.
Talking about cameras', the iPhone 4S carries an 8 megapixel camera at the back of the screen and a VGA acts as a front facing camera. Users can also catch videos at the back while VGA front facing camera in the front. This enables users to make video calls via 3G and Wi-Fi.
Comparing with the Blackberry Q5
The Blackberry Q5 has similar hardware as the Blackberry Q10, though the latter is comprised of top notch material. However, you can still make do with the inexpensive Q5 as it offers a comparable experience and is manufactured with a 1.5 GHZ dual core processor along with a 2GB RAM, just ike the Q10.
Comparing cameras, the Q5 is outfitted with a 5 megapixel camera combined with a 2 megapixel camera at the front. Sporting a resolution of 720x720 pixels, the Q5 is made up of 3.1" screen with a LCD TFT panel - this is probably like to take some scratches unlike the Q10s Super Amoled, which is also used by Samsung on its Galaxy Note series.
The Q5 has a 8G RAM on the phone and you can expand it to 8GB should the need arise. The Q5 will cost you approximately $415.
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