If you thought smartphones would cost you a fortune, well, you were quite wrong. Nowadays there are many affordable smartphones in the market, boasting quite a lot of quality features as well. Nearly all major mobile manufacturers have launched one model or the other in the low-range segment (though Samsung seems to be the leader as of now). Okay so here goes the list of the best 5 cheapest smartphones in India:
5 CHEAPEST SMARTPHONES IN INDIA
1. Micromax Andro A60
Currently the cheapest 3G smartphone and a quite popular one too. Runs on Android 2.1 Eclair OS and is powered by 600Mhz Qualcomm processor. Boasts features like Swype Support, 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Comes with a 2GB microSD card and costs around Rs. 6000.
2. Samsung Star II S5263
A low end full touch smartphone sporting a 3 inch display along with other features like 3MP camera, Music & Video Player, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Facebook & Twitter integration, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. Sports Touch Wiz 3.0 UI With Intutive Widget Bar. Costs around Rs. 6500.
3. Samsung Omnia 652 B6520
Though not preferred by many, it is another budget smartphone based on Windows and featuring a 2.4 inch along with QWERTY keypda. Runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 and is powered by a 530 MHz processor. Other features include MS office, Google Maps, Internet Explorer 6.0 mobile browser, 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fi and A-GPS. Costs around Rs. 8500.
4. Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570
An Android full touch smartphone powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. Sports a 3.14 inch scren and comes with features like Music Player With DNSe Sound Enhancement, Social Networking Access, 3MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Memory can be expanded to 32GB via microSD. Costs Rs. 9000 approx.
5. Motorola Charm MB502
Though the choice was between Motorola Charm MB502 and BlackBerry Curve 8520, I decided to go with the former since it has a couple of extra features, including 3G connectivity. Comes with a full QWERTY keypad and runs on Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. Powered by 600 MHz TI OMAP3410 processor with 512MB RAM and has Motoblur UI V1.5 included. Costs nearly Rs. 9000.