Travel Tech: Top 5 Phones for Travellers

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We are all travellers today – even when we don’t leave the city. A suitable mobile device to take along has become such a necessity in our packing list. How do you choose one in a market cluttered with options? Here are five that you may want to consider with one or two good reasons for each.

iPhone 6S Plus

apple-iphone-6s-plusSomehow the iPhone would make it to every list of phones to buy but for the price factor. But if a traveller wants a powerhouse, the iPhone it is for him or her. Specifically, go for the 6S Plus model – ideally with at least 64 GB memory. Why? Shoot photos in high res, and videos upto 4K. The camera stabilizer works very well – for those who shoot while in a moving vehicle or while walking. The screen resolution makes all images looks good. And with its App eco-system, you can add pretty much any feature that you desire.

Street Price: 69,999 INR

Honor 5c

Honor5c PhotoIf you are looking to shoot like a pro, this is the handset to consider with its wide array of features. To mention a few: Its Pro camera functions allow you to adjustshutter speed, ISO, white balance and exposure. Then there are add-on features, focus mode, metering mode, 3×3 grid and helical curve to be in control of what you shoot. With the 8 MP front camera sporting an aperture of 2.0 with a 77 degrees wide angle lens, your creativity will be limited only by your imagination.

Street Price: 10,999 INR

HTC 10

HTC10Enjoy music on the go? HTC 10 it is for you with its certified Hi-Res audio producing true symphonies of sound. All coming through speakers that HTC has always been best at making. The new HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers feature the same separated tweeter and woofer design as leading acoustic systems, with a dedicated amplifier for each speaker to deliver audio quality unprecedented from a smartphone. And since great audio deserves great earphones, those in the box have an 8µm thin aerospace-grade polymer diaphragm and 70 percent oversized drivers to pump out richer sound across twice the frequency range.

Street Price: 48,990 INR

Coolpad Max

How much memoryHow often are you on the road only to see red on your battery icon of the mobile? Even when we can charge, there is never enough time to do so when on the go. The Coolpad Max used Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology to juice up in a jiffy. I tested the device with the battery drained out. It gave me a 40 percent charge in 18 minutes, a 60 percent charges in 27 minutes and a full charge in 45 minutes. Giving me ample opportunity to shoot and share images till I found the next outlet.

Street Price: 22,999 – 24,999 INR

Panasonic Eluga Arc

panasonic-eluga-arcTalk about style. Panasonic’s Eluga Arc has an attractive 2.5D curved display of 11.93cm HDS IPS screen. Add the gold colour the oomph factor is complete. Shoot and show off your images that look different on this unique screen.

Street Price: 10,949 INR

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