Smartphones with great features failed. Some of the recent smartphones topped the sales charts, there were a few handsets that carried awesome features and yet couldn’t create a buzz among its customers.
With full of breath-taking new releases, incredible technologies, and unbelievably priced budget phones, the year 2014 has been a crazy and exciting time for the smartphone industry.
While Samsung, Apple, and Micromax captured a chunk of the business, there were a myriad of other vendors which came up with unique and enticing product offerings.
However, most of these handset launches went unnoticed in spite of their bleeding internals and attractive pricing.
Listed below are smartphones with great features, which strangely failed to generate rocking sales figures:
- LG L 90 Dual
Equipped with an innovative user interface, the LG L90 Dual offers a handful of attractive features that are not mere gimmicks, but actually render a host of benefits to its users. While the Knockcode of LG L90 Dual enables customers to unlock the device by simply tapping on the screen in a pre-defined sequence without using the power key to wake up the device, the Capture Plus allows taking a screenshot of the entire page in one go. There is also the Clip Tray which allows saving or copying multiple pieces of information on a clipboard that pops up at the screen bottom. For photography enthusiasts, there is the Cheese Shutter option through which one can click pictures by saying ‘cheese’ without pressing the shutter key.
Available at a mind-blowing price of INR 16,500, this handset accounts for such a strong set of specs, that one may feel that it doesn’t really have any worthy competition with other brands in its segment.
- Panasonic P81
The company’s first octa-core smartphone, the Panasonic P81 comes bundled with an array of smart & enticing features that offer incredible multi-tasking facilities. The 1.7 GHz octa-core processor delivers smooth and buttery performance, while the 5.5-inch IPS HD display produces sharp images and good viewing angles. What’s special about the P81 is its Gesture Play that enables customers to set custom gestures to open an application from the lock screen itself. Then there’s in-built call recorder, dual-window operation mode, Pop-i-Player, unique battery saving mode, and much more.
Unfortunately, the device could not garner much attention as expected by the manufacturers.
- Wickedleak Wammy Note 3
An outstanding 5.2-inch IPS LCD multi-touch HD display, octa-core processor, a powerful 2 GB of RAM, latest Android OS, a brilliant 13 MP rear camera, mighty 3800 mAh juicer, 8 GB of internal storage, all available at a jaw-dropping price of INR 13,000! What else can one ask for? But that’s not all, it also brings on board Asahi Dragontail glass protection which withstands bruises, scratches, and finger-prints.
By paying a little more money, customers can also buy the AquaProtect model which enables to work comfortably on the phone even under the rain.
Needless to say, there is a gamut of other handsets that left as quietly as they arrived.
However, this doesn’t stop phone vendors to place their new and advanced products in the market, as they are aware that someday customers would definitely think of shifting from the branded & status symbol options to the more sensible and useful smartphones!