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5 Affordable Video Calling Smartphones

In today’s tech trendy world, you don’t want to be without video calling capability.  However, smartphones with this technology can be quite pricy.  Today, we’re going to provide you with some options which won’t burn a hole in your pocketbook.

1# Samsung Galaxy S II (Android)

Samsung Galaxy S II

Carriers: Sprint / AT&T

Cost: Free with a two-year contract at various third party outlets, including Best Buy

Compatible and popular video calling apps:  Google Talk / ooVoo / Skype / Tango

This exceptional smartphone features a gorgeous 4.3” SUPER AMOLED Plus display and attractive ultra-slim design.  Its Dual Core Application Processer allows for a smooth interface, quick browsing, efficient streaming and impressive gaming.  The Galaxy S II comes equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera and LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, micro SD slot and gorilla glass screen.

2# Motorola Droid Razr (Android)

Motorola Droid Razr

Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Cost: Free with a two-year contract at various third party outlets, including Best Buy.

Compatible and popular video calling apps:  Google Talk / ooVoo / Skype / Tango

Motorola revived its popular Razr phone with the highly anticipated Droid Razr smartphone.  Motorola replicates the slim, lightweight profile of the original, then adds a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced display.  Oh, and it’s also scratch resistant and water repellent.  The Droid Razr boasts an 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera and Dual-Core 1.2GHz processer.

3# iPhone 4 8GB (iOS)

iPhone4

Carriers: Verizon Wireless / AT&T

Cost: Free with a two-year contract at Verizon Wireless online, Apple stores and third party outlets, including Best Buy. (AT&T online is offering same model for 99¢ with a two-year contract).

Compatible and popular video calling apps:  FaceTime / ooVoo / Skype / Tango

Apple has earned a reputation for cutting edge technology and exemplary quality.  Perhaps that is why there is still a demand for Apple’s 2 ½ year old iPhone 4.  Sure, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 5, but, its features and performance are still outstanding.  And, you can’t beat the “free” price tag!  This thin, 4.8 ounce beauty features a beautiful and bright retina display, 5MP camera, and outstanding battery life.

4# Samsung Focus Flash 4G (Windows)

Samsung Focus

Carrier: AT&T

Cost: Free with a two-year contract at various third party outlets, including Best Buy.

Compatible and popular video calling apps:  Google Talk / ooVoo / Skype / Tango

This Windows Mobile smartphone features a 4” Super AMOLED display.  The 5MP camera takes nice pictures and it’s compatibility with Microsoft Office makes it an attractive business phone.  Armed with a 1.4GHz processer, the Samsung Focus is an excellent choice, especially for Microsoft Windows fans.

5# Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Android)

HTC Droid Incerdible 4G

Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Cost: Free with a two-year contract at various third party outlets, including Best Buy ($49.99 with a two-year contract at Verizon Wireless online).

Compatible and popular video calling apps:  Google Talk / ooVoo / Skype / Tango

Use this 1.2GHz dual-core phone on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network and you will be dually impressed!  The Droid Incredible 4G LTE comes fully loaded with 8GB of internal memory with an expandable 32GB micro SD card slot (card sold separately).  Its 4” super LCD screen isn’t quite as vibrant as the Super AMOLED or retina display, but it still performs well.  The 8MP rear facing camera takes outstanding photos and 1080p video. Beats Audiotechnology offers super crisp sound, while Android Beam allows you to transfer photos, links, contacts and data to other Android Beam equipped devices.

So, as you can see, there are affordable options for video call capable smartphones.  Pricing and availability is current as of February 20, 2013.  Be sure to check the various carrier and third party websites for updates and additional options.

Author Bio:- Gina Smith, a self-proclaimed “gadget geek”, writes freelance articles for magazines, online outlets and publications on behalf of a number of companies, including Global Response.  Smith covers the latest topics in the business, technology, golf, tourism and entertainment industries.

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  • Rashmi Sinha

    February 26, 2013, 10:48 pm

    Definitely a great way to connect with your near and dear one’s that too at affordable rates and crystal clarity in terms of video all thanks to these modern beauty with amazing camera capabilities.

    Thanks for this great share.

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