How to choose the best Android phones for your family
Android phone manufacturers are known for their incredible range of new devices, but there are some smartphones that have been out of reach for many people for years.
Here are some of the best phones available right now that could make a great addition to your family.
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The word smartphone has become so ingrained in modern society that we can’t help but ask why this new technology has not taken off in the West.
While the answer is obvious: smartphones are incredibly powerful machines, capable of playing all kinds of games, accessing all kinds (and even some not-so-so-) important data, and accessing the web in a way that only the most advanced smartphones can.
What makes smartphones so powerful is that they’re not just powerful devices, they’re the most efficient way to get your data.
But this simplicity is a problem for many smartphone owners.
“People in the west are used to big phones that weigh around 10kg, so the idea of having a smartphone with a smaller footprint is appealing.
But that’s not the case in India, where smartphones tend to be around 8.5kg,” says Amitabh Sinha, co-founder of global analytics company IDC.
“It’s also not easy to find phones with a larger screen than 8.9-inches and the same size battery.
If you want to use the latest software features and apps, you have to go through multiple screens to access them.”
A few months ago, the smartphone industry had a major shakeup, with the introduction of the Google Pixel, which has a 6.7-inch screen, a Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 3,400mAh battery.
Google also announced the launch of the Nexus 5X and Pixel XL smartphones in March this year.
It also announced that it was launching the new Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone in September, and it introduced the Huawei P9 smartphone in October.
While these announcements were very good for the industry, they also hurt sales of some of India’s biggest phones.
“The Xiaomi Mi5 is a good first step for the company to address the smartphone market,” says Sinha.
“The new phones will be launched in the third quarter of 2017, and this will be a key period for the brand.
However, Xiaomi has to deliver an affordable smartphone for the Indian consumer, especially since the smartphone will not come with a dedicated storage slot.”
In fact, Xiaomi’s Mi 5 was the first Xiaomi smartphone to be priced at just Rs 7,999 ($1,399) in India.
So the smartphone may not be quite as appealing as the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, but the Mi 5 is still a good option for Indian consumers.