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.
Customers can now make free calls to any network in India at any time of the day or night.
Besides the most talked about Xiaomi Mi4i and Asus Zenfone 2, several lucrative smartphones were also launched this week.
The Lenovo K80 also offers a huge 4000 mAh battery.
Compatible SIM cards can be brought from Airtel stores in Delhi and Mumbai.
The world's first smartphone with 4 GB RAM is now in India, which will sure to give a headache to Mi 4 as well as OnePlus One.
The OnePlus 2 will be launched in the third quarter and will be offered through invitation model.
Post the deal with Microsoft, Nokia is restricted from using the Nokia brand name on smartphones until the last quarter of 2016 and on feature phones for 10 years.
Both the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z4 will have high end features, few of which are known right now.
Last week, HTC led from the front with four smartphone. Desi companies like iBall and Lava too launched their new devices.
With 4G connectivity, you can have superfast internet connectivity.