The feature phone segment is not hot anymore, but that doesn't mean there are not enough options for people on a budget. Here are some quality options for less than Rs 5,000.
In a world dominated by smartphones, feature phones have become basic hygiene for phone makers. They need to have them because many people don't have the budget for more expensive phones.
In fact many players like Sony, Motorola and to some extent even LG have more or less been dormant in this space. However, Nokia continues to have some very good options (for Nokia its feature phone segment is a life saver as its smartphones aren't doing really well). And Samsung too has maintained its focus on the segment despite having tasted big success in smartphones.
Indian players on the other hand are focused on bringing smartphones at a cheaper price. Here we have selected the five best phones that you can buy for less than Rs 5,000. All of them are really good quality devices and are feature rich.
Nokia Asha 305 (Rs 4,500)
This dual SIM phone is the latest from Nokia and boasts industry leading quality. The phone has a 3.0 inch resistive touchscreen which is sort of a let-down in this age of capacitive touchscreens. However, quality is great. Nokia has put 7 preloaded games in the phone and another 40 can be downloaded from the Nokia store.
The phone has a 2 megapixel camera which is just ok, but the phone has very decent battery backup of up to 14 hours' talktime.
On the downside you don't get 3G or WiFi but the phone does support GPRS. Overall a very good quality phone and it is also very good value for money.
The LG Nexus 5X's price starts from Rs 31,900 while the cheapest model of Huawei Nexus 6P will cost Rs 39,999.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has expandable RAM facility; you can have of up to 16 GB of RAM.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 has a price tag of just $139 or Rs 9,081 in terms of current dollar-rupee exchange value.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL has the latest Windows 10 operating system.
Coolpad Dazen Note 3 will be released on October 8th and will be exclusively available on Amazon India.
The smartphone will be available in white, blue, grey and pink color variants.
Microsoft is expected to launch the smartphones along with Band 2 and Surface 4 Pro tablet on Tuesday.
The Motorola Moto X Style is loaded with attractive features.
A new teaser has been posted by Huawei on its official Weibo account.
Lenovo Vibe P1 is internationally priced at $279 (approx Rs 18,473) while Vibe P1m has a price tag of $159 (approx Rs 10,528).