The feature phone category, which still is the heart and soul of the mobile phone industry, is now gradually marching towards its extinction thanks to the rising number of affordable Android smartphones. Now we get ample choices when it comes to Android smartphones even when on a shoe-string budget.
For folks willing to buy a budget phone or a decent second phone should totally consider either of the models from this list.
Launched last year, the Karbonn S1 Titanium’s price has slipped and made it to be one of the aspiring models under this price range. It packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz mobile processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB on-board storage. This hardware helps power the 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with 960×540 pixel resolution. It has a memory slot that can hold up to 32 GB micro SD card.
The Karbonn S1 titanium has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash. The S1 Titanium has a front facing camera for video chats and calling. With dual-SIM configuration, the other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS support, and FM Radio. Karbonn S1 Titanium packs 1600 mAh battery for fair run time.
Gionee P2 features a 4 inch LCD display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This Dual-SIM smartphone houses a dual core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6572 processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage (1.9 GB user available). Gionee has loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on this smartphone. The storage can be further increased with micro SD cards of up to 32 GB.
There is a 5 megapixel camera at the back of this phone while a VGA camera is in the front. The P2 features dual SIM with dual standby feature, offering 3G connectivity. Other connectivity features on the Gionee 2 include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB and 3.5 mm jack. Gionee P2 sports a 1700 mAh battery and is available in white as well as black color variants.
Lava Iris 405+ was introduced as a slightly improved version of the Iris 405 handset. The Dual-SIM Iris 405+ has a 1.3 GHz dual core processor paired with 512 MB RAM to run the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smoothly. It offers 4 GB internal storage and has up to 32 GB micro SD supporting expandable storage slot. The Iris 405+ comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.
Lava has added WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth along with Ambient Light sensor, proximity sensor, and G sensor. Lava Iris 405+ is armed with a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Micromax’s dual-SIM Bolt A068 offers a 5-inch large display with 480×854 pixel resolution support. This large screen smartphone is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz mobile processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB on-board storage. The memory card slot can support up to 32 GB microSD card. At its rear lies a 5 megapixel camera and an LED Flash while in the front there is a modest 0.3 megapixel camera for video calls.
Micromax has loaded Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on this smartphone to make it run most recent apps. Other features include Bluetooth, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Motion Sensor and Wi-Fi network support. Only hurting part is the lack of 3G network support and no GPS chip. Micromax has placed in a 2000 mAh large battery to enable longer run times.
Nokia Asha 503 Dual SIM
Nokia’s Asha 503 Dual SIM version promises no non-sense experience with the Asha Software Platform update. Enjoy WhatsApp and other social networks without feeling left out. The modest 3-inch display (320×240) is decent enough to check messages or read mails. This display has been made using Corning Gorilla Glass technology so it can protect against normal wear and tear.
Powered by a low-power mobile processor, the Nokia Asha 503 Dual SIM offers 128 MB RAM to make the apps as well as JAVA based games run easily. The phone has 5 megapixel camera the back with LED Flash. The phone offers FM Radio and there is a 4 GB memory card included with the device. Nokia has packed a 1200 mAh battery and offers the Asha 203 Dual SIM in Yellow, Black, Green, Red, Blue and White.