There are only two smartphone brands that are generating almost all the hype and acquiring most of the smartphone market revenue; Apple and Samsung. In some countries and regions, the Samsung flagships have sold more than the Apple iPhone. Samsung is the only brand that is giving a tough fight to Apple because it has phones scattered across all price ranges from as low as INR 2K to as high as INR 40K but we have sorted a list of the most popular and best Samsung phones of 2012.
Best Samsung Phones Of 2012
Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 is the successor of Samsung’s flagship device of the Galaxy franchise the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with corning gorilla glass 2 protection with a resolution of 720X1280 and a pixel density of approximately 306. It weighs 133 grams. It has a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. S3 comes in 16/32 and 64 GB internal memory variants and can be expanded up to 64GB using an external memory card. It has a 1GB RAM. It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) out of the box and can be upgraded to Jelly Bean. It features a primary camera of 8 MP with a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels and a secondary of 1.9 MP which lets you shoot videos in 1080p @ 30fps. With S3 you can shoot simultaneous HD video and image recording. Bluetooth 4.0 and USB on the go and 2G, 3G and 4G LTE are also present.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Galaxy Note 2 is the successor of Samsung’s surprise hit device the Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with corning gorilla glass 2 protection with a resolution of 720 X 1280 and a pixel density of approximately 267. It weighs 138 grams. It has a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. Note 2 comes in 16/32 and 64 GB internal memory variants and can be expanded up to 64GB using an external memory card. It has a 2GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. It features a primary camera of 8 MP with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and a secondary of 1.9 MP which lets you shoot videos in 1080p @ 30fps. It comes with the S-pen stylus. Bluetooth 4.0 and USB on the go and 2G, 3G and 4G LTE are also present.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos
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The Galaxy S Duos price is around INR 16K and it is the first high end Galaxy series dual SIM mobile. It has a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480X800 pixels with a pixel density of approximately 233 ppi. It is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor and a 768 MB of RAM. IT comes with an internal memory of 4GB and is expandable up to 32GB via an external memory card. It has a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording. It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) out of the box and is upgradable to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Bluetooth 3.0, Micro USB, A-GPS and WLAN are also present for connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Y
The Galaxy Y was touted to be the most affordable device in the Galaxy series. It has a 3 inch screen with a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels. It runs on an 830 MHz ARMv6 processor and a 290 MB of RAM. It comes with an internal memory of 180 MB and is expandable up to 32GB via an SD card. It has a 2MP rear camera which offering a resolution of 1600X1200. It comes with the out dated version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and Micro USB 2.0 on the connectivity side and a 1200 mAh battery is enough for a day long usage if you are not a heavy applications and internet user.
Galaxy Y Duos Lite
Add a dual SIM and 3GB of internal memory to Galaxy Y and what you get is a Galaxy Y Duos Lite but with slightly smaller screen of 2.8 inches. It has a basic camera with resolution of 2 MP and can record videos as well but lacks LED flash. The Galaxy Y Duos is arguably the most affordable dual SIM mobile in the Galaxy series. It has all the basic connectivity options, capacitive multi touchscreen and a decent battery makes this phone perfect for a first time smartphone buyer in need of a dual SIM phone.