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.
OnePlus will also open more Exclusive Service Centers in other cities which includes New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is rumored to be priced around CNY 99, which is approximately Rs 1,000.
Jolla has also announced Sailfish Community Device Program meant for developers and enthusiasts.
Just two days ago a Chinese start up, Moxi Group, claimed that it is about to unveil a smartphone that can bend on one's wrist.
Samsung Galaxy C7 comes in Grey, Silver, Pink Gold and Gold colour variants and will go on sale in China soon.
The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow and houses a Fingerprint scanner as well.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 offers a 5.2-inch display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
However, OnePlus has not officially revealed the date yet.
Lenovo had launched Zuk Z2 Pro in China in April last month.
The smartphone comes in two different colors- White, and Gold.