The bigger the better is clear from people's verdict, and that is why the top 5 also represents bigger screen phones apart from two exceptions in this list of Nokia and Sony devices.
The recent verdict by our readers is that they like phones with bigger screens, and therefore while choosing the top 5 phones this time around we have kept in mind the screen size.
Though there are two phones here which have smaller screens, these devices offer really good value for money that couldn't be ignored.
Nokia Asha 311
The phone is one of the best in Nokia's Asha series. While Asha 303 at around Rs 7,600 was definitely overpriced, Asha 311 for Rs 6,500 offers great value as you get a phone with a 3 inch capacitive screen, a 1 GHz processor, a refreshed UI, a brilliant maps application, GPS, 3G, and WiFi connectivity. Also worth mentioning is the scratch resistant Gorilla glass which I believe no other company offers in this price range.
Plus, there are 40 free games from Electronic Arts. Nokia Ovi too has all the apps you will ever need (FB, Twitter, Angry Birds, Whatsapp etc). All this comes with great build quality and after sale service from Nokia.
The S40 operating system, being light, works effortlessly on a powerful 1 GHz processor, and the OS is also very simple so it is a good one for first time smartphone users.
While some would argue that this is not a smartphone as it does not support multitasking, the reality is that most entry level Android phones do not support real multitasking either and, moreover, Asha 311 can multitask for basic functions like music, FM etc.
You can also read our comparison of Asha 311 with Samsung Galaxy Y here to get a better idea of what we are talking about. You will also see why Samsung Galaxy Y is not in the list despite being a popular phone from Samsung.
This week too the Indian market saw several launches, which we have listed below.
However, the Lenovo owned company has not said anything about the LTE version of Moto E (2nd Gen).
The cheapest Motorola phone just got better.
One more week and you will see a range of new age devices at the Mobile World Congress.
The Android 5.0 update has been rolled out for the affordable Android One devices in India.
Samsung is expected to unveil the handset at the Unpacked event which starts from March 1.
Various variants of Zenfone 2 has already been reported which is now said to be launched in India in the second quarter of this year.
The phones will come out of the box with Android Lollipop and 3G and 4G versions will be available.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 rumoured to have quad core processor, 8 GB ROM and other such decent features.
Ofcourse, like the 64 GB version, it too will be available via Amazon.in and has the same specification as the 64 GB variant except the storage.