The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be one of the most popular and best-performing smartphones (or devices in general) out on the mobile market at present, but variety is the spice of life as they say, and we can't help but swoon somewhat over a possible Note 2 rival in the Adcom Thunder A530 HD.
What's particularly appealing about the Adcom Thunder A530 HD is that despite the fact that it rocks comparable features and specs to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it's quite a bit cheaper.
The Adcom Thunder A530 HD can be purchased for Rs 9990 ($185) according to Daily Bhaskar, which also lists the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at Rs 37380 ($690).
That's a price savings of Rs 27390 ($505) for a phone that, compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, has some pretty snazzy features and specs: such as running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (as with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2), an 8-megapixel camera (as with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2), 2-megapixel camera (versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2's 1.9 megapixel camera), Dual-SIM (versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2's Single-Sim) and plenty of other goodies.
When you're spending $690 less for a phone, you should expect some lower-quality specs and features, and the Adcom Thunder A530 HD certainly proves that when it comes to comparisons with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Adcom has a 5.3-inch LCD screen, for instance, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch super AMOLED. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is also much faster with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor versus the Adcom's 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.
There are plenty of other specs/features that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 an unquestionably superior device, and yet with the price difference clearing well over $500 for the Adcom Thunder A530 HD, for average users who are just looking for a great phone that does what they need it to do without breaking the bank, the Adcom could very well be the smarter choice.
"This low cost phone from Adcom is one of the lowest priced 5.3 incher in the market," Daily Bhaskar says.
What do you think? Is the Adcom Thunder A530 HD a better phone for you and your budget, or are you still staunch about going with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Let us know in the comments below!
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