Just because your mobile handset has 3G features it does not mean you can use the video calling facility. Technically for video calling your handset needs to have a secondary camera placed somewhere on the front side. So when you are video calling you are looking at the other person’s image on your mobile display screen at the same time the camera that is present in the front is also capturing your image and sending to the other person.
So if you are buying a mobile phone or a smartphone especially for video calling make sure it does have a secondary camera. There are many 3G handsets available in the Indian market from low price 3G handsets to high end models however even high end models sometimes feature only one primary camera. Even with a secondary camera the handset may not support video calling it will be better if you cross check when you buy any handset with dual cameras. Older version of android phones do not support native video calling but you can use apps like Skype etc to get the video calling feature. The Android (Gingerbread) and above does support native video calling.
Here is a list of 3G mobile phones (with their price tag) that come with a secondary camera especially for making video calls.
Upcoming Dual Camera mobile phones
This is an upcoming model powered by a dual core processor with android 2.3. There is a 5 MP primary and 0.3 MP secondary camera that can be used for video calls/ chat.
Mobile Phones with Dual Camera price below Rs. 5,000
Samsung Hero E3213
This is a low cost basic phone with 3G support and a 2 inch screen. This handset also sports two cameras but the resolution is pretty bad. Primary camera: 0.3MP, Secondary camera: 0.3MP
Price Rs. 3,090
Dual SIM flip type phone quite affordable but with very poor camera resolution. This phone does come with a primary and secondary camera both of VGA resolution.
Price Rs. 3,150
Intex Gold IN 777 3G
This is a dual SIM phone that supports 3G and houses a 2.4 inch display screen. This handset comes with Primary Camera: 1.3 MP and Secondary camera: 0.3 MP.
Price Rs. (estimated) 3,500
This is a basic phone with dual SIM capabilities. This phone too comes with a 1.3 MP primary camera and a 0.3 MP secondary camera.
Price Rs. 3,890
This is a low cost 3G phone with dual camera option one for normal pictures and other secondary camera for making video calls. This is a candy bar phone with 2.2. inch screen. The primary camera is 1.3 megapixel resolution and secondary camera is 0.3 megapixel resolution.
Price Rs. 4,000
The iBall Planet 3G comes with dual camera, dual SIM and dual LED Torch. This handset though looks simple is really powerful with Facebook and Twitter supported.
Price Rs. 4,099
Mobile Phones with Dual Camera price between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000
This is a dual SIM Android phone (2.3 Gingerbread) with 3G support and comes with dual camera for making video calls. Nice phone with high end feature at an affordable price tag.
Price Rs. 5,299
This phone supports 3G/2G network and sports a QWERTY keypad. Primary Camera: 3.2 megapixel, Secondary Camera : 0.5 megapixel.
Price Rs. 5,300
The S5620 is supports 3G/2G and comes with a 3 inch capacitive touchscreen. There are two cameras primary camera : 3.2 MP and secondary camera: VGA resolution.
Price Rs. 7,200
This 650 MHz powered phone with android 2.3 comes loaded with 2 cameras a 2 MP rear facing and a front facing VGA camera. Native video call is possible.
Price Rs. 7,250
This Nokia phone comes with 3rd edition OS by S60 (Symbian). This is a bar type phone with 2.2 inch screen. Apart from the primary camera of 3.2 megapixels this 3G phone also comes with secondary camera (VGA) for video calls.
Price Rs. 7,500
This handset comes powered by a 650 MHz processor with dual SIM support. The first SIM supports 3G. This is the best phone running on android to have dual SIM capabilities with 3G support.
Price Rs. 7,700
Powered by Android Gingerbread 2.3 this handset sports a 3.2 MP rear facing camera or the primary camera and a 0.3 MP rear facing or secondary camera.
Price Rs. 8,100
This is a dual SIM android phone (2.3 OS) with 3 MP rear camera with flash and VGA front camera. 3G / EDGE networks are supported making video calls possible.
Price Rs. 8,500
This phone supports 3G network and comes with a 2.6 inch screen. Primary camera is 5 MP resolution whereas the secondary camera is of VGA resolution.
Price Rs. 8,700
If you love QWERTY phone here is one for you with a 1 GHz processor and android 2.3 OS. This handset supports 3G and Wi-Fi. The touch screen display along with QWERTY helps you type faster. There are 2 camera a front facing VGA and a rear 5MP.
Price Rs. 8,900
Mobile Phones with Dual Camera price above Rs. 10,000
Sony Ericsson W705
A 3G slider phone with 2.4 inch display screen. Primary Camera is 3.2 MP and Secondary camera is VGA resolution.
Price Rs. 10,534
Powered by Symbian 9.4 OS this Nokia phone houses a 3.2 inch touchscreen with 5MP back facing camera and a front facing VGA camera. This phone supports 3G/2G.
Price Rs. 12,713
Samsung Wave II S8530
This handset comes loaded with the Bada OS 1.2 and with the Samsung popular TouchWhiz 3 software. The handset is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The primary camera is 5 megapixel resolutions with LED flash support and the secondary VGA camera is there for making video calls.
Price Rs. 14,600
This handset runs on the Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread) with a 3 inch touchscreen. There are two cameras a 5 megapixel primary camera and a front facing secondary camera.
Price Rs. 14,999
This smartphone by Nokia comes loaded with the Symbian OS. The main attraction is the 8 megapixel primary camera with dual LED flash and a secondary camera for video calls.
Price Rs. 16,700
Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003
This handset houses a 4 inch super LCD screen and loaded with Android 2.2 OS. The Galaxy S I9003 comes powered by a 1 GHz processor. This smartphone comes with VGA camera for video calling and a primary camera with 5 megapixel resolution.
Price Rs. 17,400
This is an Android phone running the latest 2.3 OS. This handset comes with an amazing 8 megapixel camera and a secondary camera for video calls (with skype). [ Also check out Sony Ericsson Xperia Play]
Price Rs. 17,500
This smartphone comes loaded with Android 2.3 OS also called Gingerbread and is is powered by 1 GHz processor. The HTC Desire S houses a 5 megapixel primary camera and a VGA secondary camera for Video calling.
Price Rs. 22,199
HTC Incredible S
Touch Screen smartphone with Android OS 2.2 powered with a 1 GHz processor. Incredible S 3G phone comes with primary camera of 8 megapixels with dual LED flash and a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixel. The HTC Incredible S secondary camera provides an excellent and high quality video calling experience.
Price Rs. 24,000
This handset runs on 2.3 Android OS and comes with a full touch super clear 4.2 inch screen. There are 2 cameras a VGA secondary camera and a 5MP primary camera.
Price Rs. 26,670
Samsung Galaxy S 2 I9100
This handset runs on the Android 2.3 OS and sports a 4.27 inch Touchscreen. Primary Camera: 8MP, Secondary Camera: 2 MP.
Price Rs. 28,500
This is a new phone from Motorola that is powered by Android 2.3 OS with 4.3 inch touchscreen. Primary Camera : 8MP, Secondary camera : 1.3MP.
Price : Rs. 33,990
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