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.
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.
These tablets are available in India with high speed 4G connectivity.
About a dozen devices (smartphones and tablets combined) were launched in the said period in India