Check out KYMI’s list of top 10 latest Android handsets below Rs 5,000 that belie their price tags
The line between feature phones and smartphones continues to blur further as the new and promising smart feature phones make their way to the market. Priced attractively at a sub Rs 5,000 range, these devices carry strong specs, giving tough competition to some of the even mid-budget smartphones.
1.Intex Aqua SX
Intex is another manufacturer who is gaining grounds with consumers. After launching popular entry-level phones like Aqua and the Aqua 4.0, the company has now further expanded the series with Intex Aqua SX.
Another dual-SIM phone, Aqua SX comes fitted with a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive LCD with a 480×320 pixels resolution. Powered by a 1GHz MediaTek MTK6515 processor and 256MB RAM, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread houses 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. It also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a 1,450mAH battery life. Priced at Rs 4,490, Intex Aqua SX definitely makes for a strong contender in the low-budget segment. Perfect for consumers who are vying for more for less.
Price: Available for Rs 4,490
2. Micromax Bolt A51
Micromax has been quite popular with the consumers and the company never ceases to surprise us with their innovative budget offerings. The latest entry-level smartphone in its Bolt-series includes Bolt A51. The Dual-SIM smartphone comes pre-loaded with ‘Flash Transfer’, an app that allows you to share multimedia content with other Android devices over Wi-Fi connection, even without data connectivity. The Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread phone sports 3.5-inch capacitive display with 480×320 pixels resolution and is fueled by a 832MHz single-core Broadcom processor and 256MB RAM. Taking care of your camera needs is a basic 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. Other goodies include 512MB internal storage with a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB. There is also a battery back up of 1,500mAH which promises 4.5 hours of talktime and 140 hours of standby time.
Price: Available for Rs 4,400
3. Lava Iris 349
One of the trio in the latest entry-level Android smartphones from Lava, Iris 349 features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a basic 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA camera to initiate video calling and chatting.
The device runs on a 1GHz processor along with 256 MB of RAM and 113 MB of internal storage with support up to 32GB using a Micro SD card. Priced at Rs 3,999, the device supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity options. The phone has a 1400mAh battery life and comes pre-loaded with popular apps like cricket fever, lava zone, ninja rush and more.
Price: Available for Rs 3,999
4. Dual-SIM Huawei Ascend Y210D
From stunning high-end stalwarts like Huawei Ascend D1/ D2 to mid-range smartphones like Ideos X5 Pro, the Chinese mobile maker has impressed its fans with its design and engineering prowess. However at the same time the company also continues to cater to its budget fans. The company recently released a entry-level, dual-SIM Android smartphone dubbed Ascend Y210D.
The device comes fitted with a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320 pixels) display and packs in a Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS along with a 1GHz MSM7225A Cortex A5 processor and 256 MB RAM. A basic 2-megapixel camera is also present along with 512MB internal storage, 1,700mAH battery and 32GB memory support.
5. Micromax Smarty A65
Micromax’s first Android smartphone to feature Spreadtrum’s chipset, Smarty A65 flaunts a impressive 4.3-inch WVGA display, which is not seen too often specially in this low-priced market segment and a Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 OS. Add to that a 1GHz single-core Cortex A5 processor, 2-megapixel camera with flash, Wi-Fi support, 512MB RAM and dual SIM capability and we truly have a winner. Measuring 69.7x130x10.95 mm in dimensions, the device is backed by a 1,350mAh battery which promises 5 hours of talktime along with 200 hours of standby time.
6. Micromax A27 Ninja
Another great entry level offering from Micromax in its kick-ass Ninja collection is the A27. Keeping up with its tradition of introducing devices with exciting features, Micromax A27 Ninja sees the introduction of Swipe ‘n’ Share. This feature enables the users to share content by simply swiping it across the screen.
The device runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1 GHz processor. Micromax Ninja A 27 sports a 3.5 inch HVGA display along with a 0.3-megapixel camera. Other goodies on board include the 256MB RAM, 1400 mAh battery and 32 GB Micro SD card support. While the device gives 3G and a front facing camera a miss, with a price tag of Rs 3,399, we won’t find many complaining.
7. Karbonn A3
Part of Karbonn’s A-series of smartphones, Karbonn A3 is a dual-SIM smartphone with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM. The Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread device bears a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera along with a 512MB internal storage with the possibility of expansion upto 32 GB via microSD. Retailing at Rs 3,660, Karbonn A3 includes 1,400mAH battery life and connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Price: Available for Rs 3,660
8. Karbonn A4
Another latest Karbonn offering in its A-series of smartphones, Karbonn A3 brings a 4-inch HVGA display, 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM on board. Running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS, the device features a 3.2-megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front camera. Other goodies include 512MB internal storage with a microSD card slot and a 1,400mAH battery life. The device retails for Rs 4,990.
Price: Available for Rs 4,990
9. Intex Aqua 4.0
Another interesting choice for the budget conscious Android consumer is the Intex Aqua 4.0. The device features a 3.5-inch display and is powered by a 800 GHz processor. It brings a 3-megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front camera for video calling and chatting. The dual SIM Intex Aqua 4.0 also flaunts a 2 point touch input and a resolution of 480×320 pixels. The device also supports a 131 MB built-in storage, which is further expandable up to 32 GB via a micro SD card along with a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera.
It also offers dual language support like English and Hindi and a strong 1400 mAh battery life along with a slew of features like FM radio, music player, sound recorder, push mail among others.
10. Spice Stellar Xtacy Mi-352
This dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS as well and features a 3.5-inch display with a HVGA resolution. Powered by a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 256MB of RAM the devices also houses 3G connectivity and 1,300 mAh battery life for uninterrupted multimedia time.