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How to send Free Sms from PC anywhere in world : List of Website

With the smartphone's all over the market, it ain't difficult or costly to talk or even text. There are large number of smartphone application like Whatsapp, Viber, Chaton etc which allows you to send free text message (chat) with other friends for free.

We are not talking about these in this post, as this is kinda new stuff and some people are not familiar with it. Today's post is dedicated to same old method of sending Free Text Message (Free SMS) from your computer!

Few years back many websites popped up and started offering free sms from website service. Some got really popular like 160by2 and are still working. Some website shut off the services, but the idea of sending free sms from mobile is still liked by many. Before we go into details about the site which allow you to send free international sms, lets see the reasons people actually use these services.

Reasons why Free SMS From PC is popular

  1. It is FREE. International SMS cost me too much.
  2. I find it easier to type on my pc keyboard than on mobile.
  3. I can easily organize contacts on my pc (create contact list).
  4. Organizing Parties/Functions and sending invite : Send Bulk SMS Invitation to all at one go.
  5. Sometimes its good to send anonymous message (your contact number does not show up).

List of websites : Send Free SMS from Computer

  • SMSTexter : This is one of the best sites which I came across for sending free international text message. It kind of works for any country you like sending sms to. I have tried India, Sweden, USA, Canada and it worked like charm. You just put in the recipient phone number (Including country code), type in the message and click send. SMS will be send instantly without any delay (within one minute). The number is not displayed on mobile, so it is kinda anonymous service. Please don't abuse this site.

  • SMSGratisan : Again one of the best sites to send free international text messages. It works for any country. You can send free sms anonymously from web to mobile phone. There is no limit on the number of sms that you can send. Just select the country, enter the mobile number, type in your message, fill the captcha and click send. 

  • EzFreeSMS : I also tried this service to send sms to my Indian mobile number and found it fastest of the lot. It worked like charm. All you need to do is visit the site, enter the mobile number, your message and click send. Message will get delivered to mobile instantly. 
If you google it or search the internet, you will find tons of website for sending sms to mobile. But trust me 90% of those don't even work. We don't want to confuse you with a big list of such sites (and you will end up wasting your time trying all of them). We have ourself above three services and these work.

If you are aware of any other service which also works for sending free international sms, then please let us know. We will first test it out and if it works, then we will include it in the above list.

How to make Free Calls from PC using CrowdCall : Tutorial

CrowdCall is getting really popular (thanks to its iPhone and Android application). It is already in top charts of Google Play and Apple Store. For those who are new to crowdcall, it is offering free calls each day which is valid for about 40 countries including India. Crowdcall is a very simple application to use and calling method is too easy. Calls are placed from normal mobile (mobile to mobile), it just needs to be initiated from the smartphone application. Hold on! That's no it.

We figured out that this can be used from PC as well. You can either initiate the call from crowdcall or you can directly use browser (Pc to Phone Calls). Whatever way you choose, you need not to have any smartphone. For the calls initiated from crowdcall website (tutorial coming below). Crowdcall will call you first on your phone (mobile or landline) and then connect it to your destination.

Are you confused ? Just follow the steps below.


  • Computer with internet connection
  • If you are from free destinations list (40 countries including India), then you can initiate calls from website and use you mobile to talk. 
  • Otherwise, make calls from browser : Pc to Phone.

Tutorial : Crowdcall Calls from its website

  • Visit
  • Click "Get Started". Or the registration page. 
  • Enter your email address and choose a password. Email will be required for verification.
  • Corwdcall will send a verification email. Just verify your mail address. 
  • You can two options : Web initiated mobile to mobile calls, PC to Phone Calls.

Pc to Phone Calls

  • Select "Call my browser".
  • In conference participants, click "Add a participant". 
  • Enter you friends number and click add. For India it is like "9198912xxxxx"
  • Click "Call Now"
  • Talk as long call remain connected (20 minutes or so).

Web Initiated (Mobile to Mobile Calls)

  •  In Call Organizer : select "Call my phone."
  • Click "Change organizer number". Enter you number here. For India it will be like "0119198912xxxxx"
  • In conference participants, click "Add a participant". 
  • Enter you friends number and click add. For India it is like "9198912xxxxx"
  • Click "Call Now"
  • Talk as long call remain connected (20 minutes or so).
If you have a smartphone (or iPod or iPad), then we would suggest to read our tutorial on it (which include a video tutorial as well). Please check the tutorial and crowdcall features here.

PS : You can easily use this service to make free calls to India and other countries. If you face any problem placing phone calls, then please let us know. We will try our best to solve all your issues and help you make free pc to phone calls.

How to make Free Phone Calls from iPod Touch : Use CrowdCall App

Few days back we posted about the crowdcall application for smartphone which allows you to make free phone calls from your mobile phone. The app has recently featured in top downloads (top free apps) in apple market and google play as well, which indicates that lot of people have been using this app. The good thing about crowdcall is that you just need internet connectivity to initiate the call and that's it, the actual call can be placed between any two mobile.

Many of you must have figured out that you can use crowdcall on your iPod touch as well and make phone calls. Making phone calls on iPod Touch is one of the most searched topics as lot of people are using iPod and want to use it as iPhone (add the feature of calling to it). In the past as well, we have discussed about some apps which allows to make calls from iPod Touch. Today we will discuss about using CrowdCall to make calls from iPod Touch.

CrowdCall Features

  • You just need iPod (with internet) to initiate the call. The actual call will be placed from your mobile phone. So you require : iPod Touch (or iPhone or iPad), Mobile Phone/Landline Phone to talk.
  • Calls can me made (to and from) more than 40 countries including India, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea etc.. Check the full list here
  • Crowdcall allows upto 10 calls per day, each call lasts for about 30-45 minutes. The call duration depends on the country you are calling. 
  • You can make conference call as well : Up to 20 people able to participate in a call at one time.

How does it work

  • You download the crowdcall application on your iPod touch.
  • You add your own number (set up your number). Crowdcall will call you on this number and then connect to the destination.
  • Add the number which you want to call. Destination Number. 
  • Click Call.
  • It will call you and then ask to press "1". Your call will get connected.

Video Tutorial : How to make free calls from iPod Touch 

Some people have faced difficulties placing free calls with crowdcall, so we decided questions and answers here.

Q. CrowdCall asks for credit to make call.
A. There could be two reason : You have entered incorrect number. First set up your own number correctly like "011. Destination number format .
Other reason : country which you are calling from and to, is not included in free list.

Q. Call does not get through.
A. Make sure you are connected to internet on your iPod Touch. Try again.

Free App to Make Free International Calls to Mobile : CrowdCall

With smartphones and tablets taking over the mobile market, making cheap and free calls is so damn easy. We have already reviewed so many application which offer free calls to other user's (like Viber to Viber, Skype to Skype). However the only problem with these applications is that you and your friend (whom you want to call) both need to download the application and be online.

Some of the time you would like to call your friend or family member who is not having a smartphone or they are not connected to internet on their mobile. Making international call to mobile can prove to be a costly affair (though the calling rates to countries like India have reduced so much).

We would like to discuss a method (a smartphone/tablet) application by which you can place unlimited free international calls to other mobile or landline (normal phones without internet connection). We will as usual go step by step so that all our readers can follow it and make full use of it. We are talking about the smartphone application named "CrowdCall".

Free International Calls by CrowdCall

What does it offer : Features

  • You can make free calls to more than 40 countries including India, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea etc.. Check the full list here
  • Toll-free conferencing (up to 10 calls per day). That means, you can place a maximum of 10 calls per day, each call will lasts for 45 minutes. That's like 450 minutes per day.
  • You can make conference call as well : Up to 20 people able to participate in a call at one time.
  • No line charges, no service charges, no app charges, no charges, period
  • The application will call you first and then connect you to your destination.

CrowdCall Requirements to make free calls

  • You need a smartphone (Android or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) to start the call.
  • Internet on your mobile to place the call.
  • Does NOT require that your friend/destination to use any smartphone.
  • Calls are placed between normal mobile phones. 

Download CrowdCall

Tutorial : How to place free calls with CrowdCall

  • Download and install the application (download links are provided above). Otherwise search for "CrowdCall" in the Apple Store/Google Play.
  • Open the crowdcall application. 
  • It will ask for your own number (from which you want to place call). Enter your mobile number. 
  • If in above step, it doesn't ask for your number : Go to settings --> Set Phone Number. Enter your number here like for India "01191989125xxxx"
  • Go to crowdcall tab in the application. Click :::: sign (top right). 
  • It will ask to enter the telephone number which you want to call. Enter the number, for example (to India) : "91989134xxxx". Click Call Now.
  • CrowdCall will call you on your own number first. It will ask to press "1" to start the call. Just dial 1. 
  • It will then connect you to your destination. 
You can use this service to make conference calls as well (in similar way). Please note that each call will lasts for 45 minutes. So you can effectively make 450 minutes of call daily.

If you are facing any problem, please let us know. We will try our best to solve the problems you are facing. 

Mobile GPS Driving Directions in India by Nokia Drive (Nokia Lumia)

If you have recently started driving, or shifted to a new city or may be visiting a new city then there is high chance that you will get lost in the city roads. Specially Delhi! However if you have a direction assistant with you, then it will be very easy to drive on the roads. Global Positioning System (GPS) is very popular in countries like USA, Canada, Europe, but it ain't popular in India. Most cars here in India do not have any GPS facility and if you want GPS then you need to buy a device.

Most smartphones today already have GPS device inbuilt. So you can use your mobile phone to get driving directions and that too free. I tried it on my Android Mobile but it didn't work (Google Maps Directions don't seem to work). However when I tried this on Nokia Lumia (Windows Mobile) it worked too good.

Nokia Lumia mobile phones, which are windows based comes with a inbuilt application named Nokia Drive. This application makes use of GPS and gives you exact road direction. I have tried it on Delhi Roads and it gives me exact directions (even the sector roads). Before we go into detail about how to use Nokia Drive for GPS driving on Indian roads, lets first discuss some of its features.

Nokia Drive on Lumia Features

  • This application in in build in your Lumia Phones.
  • Works with Nokia Maps.
  • Makes use of GPS on your Phone. 
  • You need to download the map of the city (once).
  • Once you have map downloaded, it does not require internet. 
  • Nokia Drive is FREE!
  • You can select the voice type (male/female) from which you want to get directions.
  • Highly accurate : whenever there is any turn it will let you know 50-100mts before.
  • Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation with dedicated in-car user interface - designed for your effortless driving experience
  • Another excellent feature : You can track your location, speed, and the distance driven, even if not navigating.

How to use Nokia Drive for Driving Directions

  • Open Nokia Drive on Lumia Mobile (Windows based Nokia Lumia Phone)
  • You will see your current location. 
  • To drive and get directions offline (save data plan) : Go to settings and switch connections to offline.

Loading New Maps in Nokia Drive

  • Open the app, go to Settings. 
  • In the settings tab, select Manage Maps. 
  • Click on + (add sign).
  • Select a continent, a country, and an area if applicable, then select Install.
    To cancel the download, select X.

Driving Directions : Drive to destination

  • Select Options icon > Set destination , then search for your destination or select a recent destination from Last destinations.
  • Select DRIVE TO > START .
  • To stop the navigation, select Options icon > Stop navigation
Please note that when you use Nokia Drive for the first time, your phone asks you if you want to download street maps for your current location and a navigation voice that matches your phone language settings. If you download the maps using your home Wi-Fi connection before you leave for your trip, you will save on data costs while traveling.

Front Facing Camera Mobiles Phone India 2012 : Video Calling Mobile List

Video Calling is getting really popular in India as well. I know so many people (in India) who prefer video calls over voice calls now. My parents also prefer video over voice and they have now become quite used to softwares like Skype and ooVoo. I mean if you are in USA and your family back in India, won't you like that you can actually see your family. Its now on just click on button, thanks to Voip and the smartphones/tablets.

Same time around one year, we reviewed some of 3G video calling mobiles phones in India. At that time, 3G just got popular and very less mobiles (cheap ones) were available in India market. Well things have changed so much in one year and now we have lots of new smartphone's with the capability of video calling. We decided to bring a fresh list of smartphones having front facing camera. Video Calling can be one of the important factors when choosing for a new mobile.

Video Calling Requirements (Mobile Phone)

1. Internet Facility on mobile : Wifi or 3G
2. Should be smartphone with capability to install voip softwares like Skype, ooVoo, Fring etc. All of Android, Windows, iOS, Blackberry mobile have this facility (where these softwares can get installed).
Please note that this point is not mandatory as you can make video calls using your telecom provider facility, but then you would end up paying hefty charges.
3. Front Facing Camera : So that other person can also see you.
Again a primary (back camera) will also work for video calls, but then other person will not be able to see you properly.

Sometime back, we compiled a List of Samsung Video Calling Phones (in India). You can also check that list as it provides a lots of other options as well.

List of Front Facing Camera (Secondary Camera) Phones in India

All the below mobiles have 3G support. Wifi is available only in phones in high range.

Spice G 6550

  • Dual Sim
  • 0.3 Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera
  • Phone has 3G Support, but not sure whether it has support for apps like Skype.
  • Price : Rs 2225

LG A350

  • Dual Sim 
  • 1.3 Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera (Front Facing)
  • Support for java based apps.
  • Price : Rs 3290 

Micromax Q80

  • Price : Rs 4765
  • 3Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera
  • Wifi Enabled : Seems to be a good option at this price

Micromax A73

  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 2 Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera
  • Wifi 
  • Use Apps like Skype easily
  • Price : Rs 7120

Spice Mi 350n

  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 3.2 Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera
  • Price : Rs 7710

Karbonn A9 

  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 5 Mp Primary Camera
  • 0.3 Mp Secondary Camera
  • 3.8 inch touchscreen mobile
  • 1 Ghz Processor
  • Price : Rs 9390

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos  

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 2.6-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 832 MHz Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Price : Rs 9500

Spice Mi 425

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 4.1-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1GHz Scorpion Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Price : Rs 9700

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3-inch TFT Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 1 GHz Scorpion Processor
  • HD Recording
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • Price : Rs 13000

HTC Radar

  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 3.8-inch Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Scorpion Processor
  • HD Recording
  • 2G and 3G Network Support
  • Price : Rs 16000

Samsung Omnia M

  • Windows 7.5 (Mango) OS
  •  5 MP Primary Camera
  •  0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  •  4-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  •  1 GHz Processor
  •  FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Price : Rs 16000

Motorola Defy T

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 3.7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • FM Radio
  • Water Resistant
  • Dust Proof
  • Price : Rs 16000

Sony Xperia  U

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Price : Rs 16500
There are many other options apart from the above ones which have a secondary front facing camera. However all these are above the price range of Rs 17-18K. 
As we have large number of cheap mobiles (in India) which have secondary camera facility, that means video calls are in reach of all. What are you waiting for, just grab one of the front facing camera mobile and start enjoy video calls.

Problems with Samsung Galaxy S3 : Is it really worth the price

The latest entry in the mobile phone market (specially the hot android phone market) is new Samsung Galaxy S3. Many of my friends have also got this new gadget and this new phone looks and feels just amazing. The phone is quite smooth, great display, camera, no delay whatsoever. However a lot of people are facing problems with the Samsung Galaxy S3. People who have made a switch from iPhone to this mobile does not seem to be liking their decision.

We though to capture some of these problems which people are facing, so this help you make a wise decision. Do you really think that the Galaxy S3 is worth the price or will you give it a miss and buy an iPhone instead..

Battery Problem : It drains fast

On the international version of this phone, the problem of battery draining fast is being reported. Some people (not all) have reported that the power consumption of Galaxy S3 is way higher as compared to other smartphones in the market. Samsung is planning to release a software update which will address this issue.
Few people have also reported that their mobile takes longer time to charge, as it gets stuck on a certain percentage of battery level while charging.

Microphone Problem

Some people reported that a microphone malfunction which causes users to be unable to hear the person on the other end of the line. I am not sure how true this issue is (just found on some forum), as none of my friend using S3 have such complaints. Solution to this problem is simple factory reset.
To Factory Reset : Click "Settings", Click "Back up and Reset", Click "Factory Data Reset" and then "Reset Device". It will erase everything and hopefully solve your issue.

Heating Problem

At times the phone gets too hot. When in constant use, the phone is extremely hot to touch. Factory Reset should this problem as well. Samsung has already looked into the matter and they already released a statement addressing this issue: 
"There have been recent online posts displaying pictures of a Samsung GALAXY S3 that appears to have heat-related damage at the bottom of the device. Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation. We are committed to providing our customers with the safest products possible and are looking at this seriously."

Navigation Problem

If you are relying on phone navigation, then you may land up somewhere else (instead of your destination). It is not always accurate.

Voice to text

If you voice to text, the feature makes large number of mistakes and its totally not worth it.Voice command system is bad! Please bring such features after lots and lots of testing.

Wifi Connection

Few people have also complained that they are not able to connect to a wifi network, either on home or office network.

So many problem but trust me these are very small issues. If you have money to buy this phone, just go for it. This is the best android mobile!

Problems with Android : Why not to choose Android Mobiles

If you have been using a Symbian phone or a blackberry mobile and planning to switch to new operating system, then is Android the right choice for you. It could be the right choice however only if you are planning for a high range phone. For mid range phone, you may face some difficulties and issues with android mobiles. These issue's may not be of much concern to you but for some these could be real problems. If you are making a move from iPhone (iOS) to Android, then it could be a big move and may not prove to be wise decision, so think twice before you make this choice.

I have been using Android Mobile (Samsung Galaxy) for quite sometime now, and have faced lots of problems time to time, so I am not a big support for it. That said, I really like the app store associated with Android, like to customize my android I am still going to live with all these problems and issues!

Below is a list of problems that people face with Android Mobiles, or the reasons for which you should not buy a android mobile.

Android Phones are Slow

If you compare this with iPhone3G, iPhone4, blackberry mobiles or even windows mobile still you will find Android mobiles (in general and not any specific phone) slow. You can easily notice the slowness and the delay. Just try opening and closing apps on Android mobile and see the time it takes.
We can surely understand this and Android OS is maturing and it will take time to evolve and get better. But why should customer feel the pain.
Android Phone (specially with processor less than 1GHz are real slow).

Most Application are buggy

The app store is full of applications which are buggy and I wonder does Google (android) really care for it or not. Do they have any kind of quality assurance team.. I mean I can say for sure that almost all people using android mobile have atleast once faced the App crash problem.

Android Operating System itself Crashes : Unstable

How many times have you seen that the OS crashed down and you have to take out the battery or restart the phone. I have faced this plenty of times on my Samsung Galaxy with Android 2.2 (froyo). I guess Android 2.3 is more stable but I am sure it is not as good as iOS.

Android 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, ... How to upgrade ?

With iOS, the upgrade is like click of a button. I have an iPad and it is always in updated state. But how do we actually update the android mobile. These smartphone companies (like Samsung) release the update after so long. When the android 2.4 is launched, they release update for 2.2 for their mobiles.
Updating is also not click of a button. Do you think my mom or dad will care to update their mobile (if they are asked to connect it to pc and then update it).

Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola : Which phone should I chosse ?

All of them are running android operating system, so does that mean the ultimate thing that should matter is hardware. Well the answer is No. Each of these company have their modded version of android software.
The choice between the phone gets more tough.

Battery Life : Why should I charge it daily 

I have to charge my android mobile daily. And if I use wifi/videos/music continuously, then I have to charge twice a day. WHY?
Android requires lots of power. Guys please do some power optimization and reduce your power consumption.

Is your phone unique

I am sure the answer is No. New phones, new operating system are launched even before you actually got used to the old ones. Your mobile is the most common thing (though I can say this for iPhone as well now).

Its Complicated : Android is for Geeks

No, I am not talking about my relationship status. I am talking about my new android phone. Its really difficult for people to get used to this android device. I am sure my mom will not be able to use android mobile, and even I buy her one : all she will do with it is Make Phone Calls (Nothing Smart in that).

Incompatibility : Most Apps don't work on my Android Version

The time you bought your phone the trend was for Android 2.2 and you got lots of apps for it. It was just one year back. Now the android latest version is Android 2.3 or 4.0 and you noticed that lots of new apps are not developed for your device. So, only option for you is to upgrade your operating system. Please make apps which are compatible with all devices.

These mobile companies are asking for so much money (pricing) and what you are giving is a buggy, huge power consuming device which crashes atleast one a week.

If you have also faced problems with Android Phones, then please share it with us.

Nokia Lumia 900 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note : Windows Vs Android Mobile OS Comparison 1

The hunt for a stable, handy, amazing, full of features smartphone continues. If you are planning to move from Symbian Operating system, then obvious choices are either of iOS (iPhone), Android Mobile or Windows Phone (we ruled out blackberry). However choosing between the two (android or windows) can prove to a big task. We thought to compare the two so as to help our readers make a choice.

The most easiest way will be to compare between the two operating system or between android mobile phone vs windows mobile phone. However this cannot be just one comparison, it has to be a series of comparisons. The answer could be different for different segments, android may be best for high range devices but not that great for low range phones. So we will do a comparison between these two (android and windows) in different segment of phones.

Today we decided to take the top level (as of today) of both the categories. This is a windows mobile os Vs Android Mobile OS in high range device's. Or we can say : its Samsung Galaxy Note Vs Nokia Lumia 900. We will rate them on number of factors.

Samsung Galaxy Note (Android) Vs Nokia Lumia 900 (Windows)


Windows Mobile OS Vs Android

Look and Feel

Samsung Galaxy Note just looks like any other device and nothing special. Nokia Lumia 900 on the other hand gives a more premium feel. Galaxy is more kind of bulky and may be difficult to carry (that's my pov).
I guess girls won't even prefer this big phone. Nokia Lumia 900 has some classy touch and feels different.
But from durability point of view, Samsung Galaxy Note seems to be better.
Galaxy Note : 0, Nokia Lumia : 1


Samsung Galaxy Note is super amoled, whereas Lumia is amoled display. Resolution of galaxy is better than of Lumia. The screen size of note is also bigger than Lumia 900. Playing videos and movies on Note feels better than Lumia 900. Galaxy shines better. Samsung Galaxy Note definitely wins over Lumia 900 on this.
Galaxy Note : 1, Nokia Lumia : 1


Both have 8 Mp camera with autofocus and led flash. However Lumia has a carl ziess lens which is better than Galaxy Note. Both have secondary (front facing camera) as well for video calls.
Galaxy Note : 1, Nokia Lumia : 2


Samsung Galaxy Note has a external card slot, so the memory is extendible. However no such facility in Lumia 900.
Galaxy Note : 2, Nokia Lumia : 2

Personalization and Customization

Nokia Lumia 900 is based on Windows Mobile operating system. This operating system is basically the same for almost all the windows devices. The customization and personalization is not that great, whereas Samsung Galaxy Note based on android os has lots and lots of customization in terms of wallpapers, themes, screens, apps... Android OS is definitely a winner on this front.
Samsung Galaxy Note : 3, Nokia Lumia : 2

Hardware and Response Time : Which is faster ?

This is the most important feature (to me atleast). On the high range segment devices, the hardware is almost comparable and pretty same. The processing power is great and lag is not noticeable in this high range phones. Both Samsung Galaxy Note and Nokia Lumia 900 performs great and you won't feel any kind of delay or slowness in the phones. We have tried both the phones, and to some extent Samsung Galaxy Note feels a bit faster as compared to Lumia. Please note that this thing is limited to high range phones (for mid and budget segment phones, android is too slow).
Samsung Galaxy Note : 4, Nokia Lumia : 2

Music and Videos

Nokia Lumia has zune, but the sound quality of samsung galaxy note feels better when compared to nokia lumia. Video experience is almost same in both the device, but between the two we still have to give it to Galaxy note because of the larger display size.
Samsung Galaxy Note : 5, Nokia Lumia : 2

Battery Life

We have noticed that Galaxy Note lasts longer as compared to Lumia 900. So on battery, galaxy note wins over lumia 900.
Samsung Galaxy Note : 6, Nokia Lumia : 2

Ease of Use : User Interface

Windows Mobile are pretty easy to use when compared to complicated android operating system. Though android market place has larger number of applications compared to windows market. However you will find all necessary apps in windows market as well. If you are making switch from blackberry, symbian operating system then windows mobile os is the answer for you. Android is for geeks and tech enthusiasts.
Samsung Galaxy Note : 6, Nokia Lumia : 3


Nokia Lumia is way cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Note (in USA).
Samsung Galaxy Note : 6, Nokia Lumia : 4


There as many other features as well like Pen with Samsung Galaxy Note which makes it more superior to Nokia Lumia 900. So the answer is if you have money and can afford this phone, then buy Samsung Galaxy Note when compared to Nokia Lumia Range.

As expected Android Mobile Operating System wins over Windows Mobile Operating System in this high range mobile segment.

Stay tuned for a comparison between android and windows in mid range devices and budget segment phones. Android's not gonna win always!

Windows Based Mobiles Phones In India : Mid Range Phones Reviews and Prices

Choosing a mobile phone can be a big task specially if you are a gadget freak. I need to purchase one new mobile (mid range segment phone) for one of my relative and I have zeroed on windows based mobiles. Please don't ask why I have chosen windows mobile over android (iOS is out of budget), as I have my own reasons. I have been myself using android mobile for quite a long time and trust me it works good only in phones with high processing power.

Android is not matured enough for mid segment phones. Running Android OS on a 600 Mhz ain't gonna work good. For some days, you will just love android os but after some time you will definitely notice the delay/lag!

What I am looking at is a mobile phone in range of 15-16K (INR), with all necessary features. I am not sure whether any android mobile (with 1 GHz processor + good ram) in this range. Please let me know if you know of any such option. Anyways, what I am left with is Windows Based Mobiles Phones.

I started exploring these windows mobiles phones. Below is a list of best options for windows mobile in India (along with the prices). I do not have any restriction that I won't be purchasing online or something, infact I am planning to buy this mobile in some good online deal only.
Windows Mobile in India

Nokia Lumia 800

This is the costliest mobile among the nokia lumia mobiles. This phone has made great buzz in the market and it is giving good competition to android mobiles as well.
  • Camera is good : 8Mp, Geo Tagging, Dual LED Flash,
  • 3.7 inch touchscreen, 1.4 Ghz processor, 512 MB Ram
  • Adreno 205 GPU : Great for gaming.
  • HD Video Recording
  • Clearblack technology.
  • 13 hrs talktime in 2G
  • Very fast processing and internet surfing.
  • Priced around 23K, this is an expensive mobile. People will prefer android mobiles as compared to this phone.

Nokia Lumia 710

Mid range budget phone worth 15K having features just like its higher range nokia lumia 800. Its a good phone if you have a mid range budget.
  • 5MP Camera with Carl Ziess Lens.
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion Processor, Adreno 205 GPU 
  • Clearblack screen technology, scratch resistent screen.
  • Video Recording offers good resolution and colors, bit rate is quite high.
  • 8gb on board storage (At this price, it is excellent).
  • Free life-time voice guided navigation. 
  • Disappointing battery life. Turning off multi-tasking may improve the battery life, but it isn’t the most pleasing option. With moderate usage, it may not even last a full day.
  • Disastrous audio quality
  • The other cons include the limitations of Windows Phone OS. 
  • No expandable storage, no Bluetooth file transfer, no DivX/XviD support out of the box, over-dependence on Zune.

Nokia Lumia 610

This is supposed to be a budget phone, but I guess its a mid range phone only costing about 13K in Indian market. You can consider this phone as well if you are looking for a windows based mobile phones.
  • Priced at 12380 on flipkart, this is a good option if you are considering windows mobile.
  • 800 MHz Processor
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • Adreno 200 graphics
  • 256 MB Ram which is less as compared to other options.
  • No external memory card support
  • Upgrade to WP8 - It will get WP7.8 which will have new start screen and all the non-hardware related features, but not WP8.

HTC Radar

This phone is from HTC (which is really doing great for android segment phones). There are lots of reasons, I am planning for this phones. This phone looks amazing, very clean finish. 

  • 3.8 inch LCD Screen (as compared to lumia 3.7 inch). This screen is very clear and looks just awesome indoors.
  • Capacitive touch (same as other phones)
  • Looks are pretty good when compared to plastic body of lumia 710.
  • Price of Rs 15799 as on flipkart. I checked some of the local shops in Delhi, and I was quoted Rs 24000. 
  • Processing power of 1 GHZ (many android mobiles are 600-800 Mhz in this range).
  • Secondary Camera for video call.
  • Overall this phone is as fast as Nokia Lumia phones but the looks are much better.
  • Ram of just 512 MB.
  • Less preinstalled apps like Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps etc.
  • Windows Marketplace have less apps as compared to Android.
The obvious choice among the above is HTC Radar (considering all the features and the price of these mobiles phones in India). If you are having same doubts, then check some of the compiled videos below. It will help you to zero in on some option.

Nokia Lumia 710 Vs HTC Radar
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