We have already examined segments «» and . It is time to move on to the next group – the productive middle segment of smartphones. Here are the features, the most comparable to the flagship items, are available for half or even a third of the price of modern top-end solutions – 10-15 thousand rubles. Select
here is huge. Yandex.Market with appropriate filter produces hundreds of models. We will limit ourselves to a few dozen of the most interesting, in our view, android-smartphone. But let’s start, by tradition, with a brief review of the devices on other operating systems.
Other operating systems
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple fans can not despair: less than 15 thousand rubles can also buy iPhone. Though not 5S, and 4S. Yes, it is set by modern standards, a modest display – only 3.5. “But this is compensated by the materials of the case: here are used entirely glass and aluminum. In my opinion, this is still the most beautiful (and more practical and, if it does not drop ) “iPhone.”
Overall “iron» Apple iPhone 4S now, of course, is not impressive. Yet smartphone was released in 2011, and three years for the mobile electronics – a huge time. Makes a modest resolution display (640 x 960), so that the American gadget still feels good in games.
And iOS second edition updates the “quartet” yet receives. So it is quite possible to use the apparatus.
Opponents of “Apple” products often appeal to a closed ecosystem and small low resolution display. However, if the latter can not be helped, the friendliness of iOS with the imminent exit eighth version should noticeably increase.
And what about Windows Phone? Here for 15 thousand rubles can buy the current flagship Nokia. More specifically, even two.
Nokia Lumia 1020
before us one of the most controversial smartphones this collection. It may confuse not the most powerful processor Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon with Adreno 225 graphics. Well, but at least once RAM 2 GB – the vast majority of devices on WP8 it is much smaller.
Screen Nokia Lumia 1020 also will not surprise you with its performance : only 4.5 “with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. However, the Nokia has a trump card up his sleeve – the camera sensor with 41 megapixels. set of proprietary technologies, coupled with Carl Zeiss optics and dual flash (xenon plus LED) in most cases, to get really high-quality images – is one of the best “camera phones” on the market.
And in our price range even come PCT version Nokia Lumia 1020.
Nokia Lumia 925
next device is very similar to the previous. Studying the characteristics of Nokia Lumia 925, it is difficult to find differences from the 1020th “lyumii.” It is worth noting only half as much RAM – 1 GB, but the worst camera. Otherwise complete parity between gadgets.
Visually device is a bit different, and the 925th stands aluminum edging, belted body. Besides lost monstrous smartphone camera module: a common matrix is ??set to 8 megapixels with half the physical size (1/3 inch vs 1/1.5).
Prices for Nokia Lumia 925 starts from 12 000 rubles . And if purchase 1020th model still somehow justifies her camera, then I-925, already preparing to give way to the flagship Nokia Lumia 930, will soon be gone into oblivion.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The material of choice flagship smartphone we mentioned last year’s top models. However, they are more than appropriate here as well. The most popular representative of this class is
For the third time to paint all its pros and cons are not will – all the details have
Samsung Galaxy S3
2012 flagship Galaxy S3 can be bought for 11,000 rubles, although representatives of large retailers today are asking for the unit of 13-14 thousand. Visually, the “troika” is similar to “four”, although technically almost gulf between them (not that between the Galaxy S4 and S5).
In Samsung Galaxy S3 quad-core Exynos 4412 is used with the Quad graphics Mali-400MP4 times more Galaxy S2, 1 GB of RAM and a 4.8-inch screen with Super AMOLED matrix with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
Characteristics still look very decent, very many modern solutions middle segment (especially the leading manufacturers) look worse. Yes, and OS version here not as old as one might think – Android 4.3 (and seemingly even the manufacturer promises to release an upgrade to 4.4 Kit Kat).
Moreover, most recently appeared in the sale option dvuhsimochny Samsung Galaxy S3, which is sure to breathe in its sales in our market a second life.