Monday, March 28, 2011

The Best QWERTY Android Phones of 2011 Compared !!!

How are you doing QWERTY Android lovers? We are back with the concluding post in our QWERTY Android series to cover some more recently launched Android phones.
Let’s get started with the MetroPCS’ first 4G smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Indulge. Well, they are offering one of the world’s first commercially available 4GLTE enabled phone at at a fraction of the cost, with $50 and $60 plans.

Samsung Galaxy Indulge



Let’s have a quick peak at its features:
  • OS:Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Processor:1 GHz
  • Display: 3.5″ HVGA TFT
  • Weight:151.6 gms
  • Size:5.2″x2.4″x0.6″
  • Full Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Camera: 3 Mega pixel (with auto-focus)
  • Memory: External Storage upto 32 GB with included 4GB memory card and preloaded Ironman-2 as well.
The good thing which stands for it is that it is contract free! And, it also has a decent call quality and responsive QWERTY. But, it is known to have weak battery life. The camera isn’t that impressive either, but it works. We feel that it lacks the spark that its more premium Galaxy siblings like Samsung Epic 4G has.
As its priced at $399 with no contract cellular service, so, we reckon that you may well indulge in the Samsung Indulge if you can bear with the cons of the device.


Samsung Galaxy Pro

Now, let’s get down to the other Samsung’s darling – The Samsung Galaxy Pro.  Well, this candybar QWERTY device was launched very recently at the SEA Forum in Singapore.


Let’s have a look at its specs:
  • 2.8″ TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • OS:Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Camera: 3 MP
  • Memory:Internal-512MB External-2GB microSD included with expandable upto 32GB
  • Weight:103.4 gms
  • Processor: 800 MHz
  • HSDPA, FM Radio and GPS
  • Accelerometer and Thinkfree document editor
  • Digital and Proximity Sensor
It has a sleek design and a affordable price. It also has a pre-loaded collection of exciting games. On the top of it all, it has a powerful battery. Although the features don’t compare with the other top Android Phones in the market, we think that its worth its price and will feel good in your pocket.


HTC Cha Cha

After Samsung, we move on to HTC – Awarded as the 2011 Device Manufacturer of the year. HTC recently announced the ‘HTC Cha Cha’. Cha Cha is a Facebook oriented phone, having a dedicated FB button. And, it is pretty much a sibling of HTC Salsa smartphones with a full QWERTY keyboard. HTC Cha Cha comes pre-loaded with the HTC Sense UI to let you instantly upload your pictures directly to FB, easily. And, you may even let your pals know which song you are currently listening by pressing the FB button.

Now, let’s take a sneak peak into the other features it has to offer:
  • OS:Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Screen:2.6″ with 480 x 320 resolution
  • Camera: Rear- 5 Megapixel with LED flash, Front-VGA
  • Weight:120 gms
  • Dimensions:114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm
  • Memory:512 MB internal with microSD up to 32 GB
  • Processor:600 MHz
  • HDSPA support
  • micro USB v2.0
  • Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor
Albeit, the phone has only a 600 MHz CPU, but don’t forget that it also boasts an Gingerbread for high speed access to functionalities. And, it has a good camera too. And, it has a less than average weight than most QWERTY Androids we discussed. We feel it’s superior than the Samsung smartphones we described above due to superior and innovative features like the OS and Facebook.
Cha Cha is that it is the first HTC device to feature a BlackBerry-style form with a full Qwerty keyboard. And, its primarily aimed at the Facebook addicts, i.e. the younger users. It’s price would be in between the HTC Desire S and the Wildfire S. All the FB addicts – plan out your budget, this device is a really the one to watch out for.


Motorola Droid Pro

And, finally how can we forget the Motorola Droid Pro. The special thing about it is the enhanced security and hot shot capabilities. It is looking to be a worthwhile Blackberry alternative.

Lets scroll through its specifications:
  • Processor: TI OMAP 1GHz with dedicated GPU
  • Memory:2 GB internal with 2 GB pre-installed microSD card and expandable upto 32 GB
  • Display:3.1″ with 480×320 (HVGA) TFT
  • Camera: 5MP with LED flash
  • Dimensions:4.69″ x 2.36″  x 0.46″
  • Weight:134.09 gms
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo with Moto App Platform
The Droid Pro wears a $299 price tag at Verizon. And, it has awesome looks with really great features. But, it has some cons as well : its paltry internal memory and poor HVGA display. And, although made for business purposes, it does not possess good enterprising abilities equivalent to Blackberry. So, it might be a potential threat to Blackberry, but, we recommend the Blackberry Bold 9780  instead.

77 comments:

  1. Really nice info man, following this :)

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  2. I really need myself to get one of these.

    It's a shame I'm broke D:

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  3. Excellent reviews man, +Follow for sure.

    Keep it up!

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  4. Very informative reviews. Following.

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  5. Really good post! I downgraded from a smart phone to a dumb phone. Cheaper on the wallet but MAN I miss having all that power right there!

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  6. great review, i thought motorola died

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  7. i still prefer my desire HD =]

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  8. dang, crazy tech these days.

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  9. iPhone is getting a lot of concurency in the smartphone world.

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  10. All of those phones kick the crap outta mine. My phone is so outdated!

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  11. I prefer having a thinner phone and using swype to text

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  12. Great reviews. <3 Qwerty sliders

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  13. Nice post! very good comparisons!

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  14. Those phones all look so awesome.

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  15. I just can't help but feel external keyboards on phones are a thing of the past. Touchscreen all the way!

    http://hyperpringle.blogspot.com

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  16. The Motorola Pro looks like a sweet phone.

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  17. I have an HTC evo and I really like it, I would much rather have that than any QWERTY keyboard!

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  19. I'm more of a keybpard on screen than a QWERTY keyboard. None-the-less good reviews

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  20. Bottom one looks awesome, 1+ follower.

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  21. sweet! im looking for a new phone

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  22. been thinking about getting metro pcs

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  23. Thanks, I am looking for a new phone :)

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  24. I really would like a qwerty android phone but unfortunately I'm stuck with my desire for another year.

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  25. I'd love this over my awful phone!

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  26. Wow...awsome phones....but I#ll keep my old one just a bit longer. :P

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  27. This is gonna help me when I pick a new phone :D

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  28. I had a smartphone before but planned obscolecence took it away from me.

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  29. I don't think qwerty phones will ever make it.. it's somehow still to retarded.

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  30. I was thinking about buying an HTC phone this summer. This post helped me set my mind. Thanks brother!

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  31. I've been stuck on keyboard phones for a while, but i think i'm just going to move on with my next phone. the keyboard on my D1 is falling apart, and swype really works great. I think it's time to give in.

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  32. these are some bomb diggity photos. i wish I could have some of these gadgets. although I do love love my iphone

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  33. Good comparison. Sometimes i wish i had gone for a QWERTY phone

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  34. Never liked that much of qwerty phones, but the last one looks nice!

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  35. Wish they had the galaxy indulge on tmobile =\

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  36. some awesome phones. i wish i could afford one!

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  37. The Android OS is so much better than the OS on the iphone.

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  38. Hooray for new Droids with slide out keyboards!

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  39. Thats fucking awesome lol, i want one of those now!

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  40. Mobile phones with android are the best. I have Motorola Droid and I love it.

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  41. as a app publisher for the android platform,I sure love the phones =]

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  42. sweet, makes me realize how much i need a new cell phone!

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  43. i have grown to like the touch screen keyboard better than a qwerty one

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  44. I haven't gotten into smartphones yet, but the Galaxy Indulge looks nice.

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  45. Great info ! I would choose Samsung. I just like how it looks.

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  46. I ALMOST got the Droid Pro. But got the Incredible instead.

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  47. what about the droid 2!?!? thats my all time favorite droid

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  48. ooh this is really cool. i need to buy a new phone soon and it is a really tough decision.

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  49. cha cha is a funny name for a phone lol

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  50. I have been looking a long ass time for smartphones with qwerty keyboards. I hate how touchscreens just turn into smudgy pieces of crap!

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  51. When I got my HTC Desire, I never thought I'd get used to the touch-screen keyboard. However, now that I've had it for a while, I STILL WANT A PHYSICAL KEYBOARD!!!!

    Sigh.

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  52. Great devices, but I really don't like keyboards on smartphones, they are too small for my hands

    (been using touch screen since 2001)

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  53. Nice...do some more of this for other phones :)

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  54. Leanin towards the Droid Pro myself..

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  55. Take a look at the LG Ally. I've got it, and its a pretty good QWERTY android for the price.

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  56. I was thinking of switching to an andriod but I'm completely stuck on the iPhone :/

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