Indigenous manufacturer iBall’s latest offering for the consumers on shoe-string budget includes Andi 3.5r. This entry level 3G, dual-SIM smartphone brings on board a 3.5-inch HVGA display and is powered by a
1GHz Cortex A9 processor and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
On the camera front, rests a 5-megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front camera for initiating video calling and chatting. The device also offers expandable memory support up to 32GB using a microSD card, 1,300mAh battery and a host of connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and A-GPS.
Price: Rs 4,750
2. iBall Andi 3.5KKe
Keeping company to its sibling iBall Andi 3.5r is the glamorous Andi 3.5KKe which features Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor’s signature on its back. The budget device features a 3.5-inch HVGA full capacitive touchscreen with 320×480 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 1GHz Cortex A9 processor coupled with 256MB RAM.
The internal memory stands at 512MB which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. It also houses a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash to take pics on the go and a VGA camera on front which is quite amazing for a device at this price point. In addition it also houses proximity and light sensor and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS and A-GPS.
Price: Rs 3,399
3. Intex Aqua Marvel+
Intex is another manufacturer who is gaining grounds with consumers. The company has launched a interesting choice for the budget conscious Android consumer with the Dual-SIM Aqua Marvel+. The device comes fitted with a 3.5-inch HVGA with a 320×480 pixels resolution and is fueled by a 1GHz MTK6515 processor and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread coupled with a 256MB of RAM. It also comes with a basic 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1,400mAH battery life. On the storage front, there is a 95MB of internal storage with a microSD card support for further expansion. Available in grey, white and yellow color choices, the device also houses connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB ports.
Price: Rs 3,990
4. Lava Iris 349+
Lava Iris 349+ is the recent addition to Lava’s budget Android Iris lineup. The device brings both dual cameras and dual SIM capabilities at a Rs 3500 price point which makes it a great buy. Powered by 1 GHz single core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the device features a 3.5 inches display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution and a 2-megapixel rear camera with VGA front facing camera. It also contains 256 MB of RAM, 113 MB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via micro SD card slot along with a 1400 mAh battery which gives 4 hours of talk time.
Price: Rs 3,500
5. Fly F351
Another entry-level device within the sub-Rs 5,000 range for this month is Fly F351. Fitted with a 3.5-inch display, this entry-level phone is fueled by a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and 256MB of RAM.
It also packs in a 3-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera and 1200mAh battery promising upto 10 hours of talktime and 260 hours on standby time. On the storage front it contains 512MB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. This device support 2G (no 3G support) in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Price: Rs 4,599
6. Videocon A26
Videocon expands its A series portfolio which constitutes of A45, A47, A51, A53, A22, A27, A15 and A27i with its latest offering – A26.
Running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the device packs in a 1 GHz single core processor and 512 MB RAm under its hood, in addition to 4 GB internal memory with expansion upto 32GB using a Micro SD card slot. For dual camera fans, the device brings on board dual camera operation – a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calling and chatting. The dual SIM and dual standby device also comes pre-loaded with a slew of apps like Fun Zone, V Store,Just Dial, Skype, Astrology, Google Hangout app among others.
Price: Rs 4,600
7. Magicon M2 Elegante
The company recently unveiled three new sub Rs 5,000 priced phones dubbed Magicon M2 Elegante, M39 Savvy, M3 Atom phones which are rich on features and give you a bang for your buck.
Magicon M2 Elegante features a 3.5-inch display with 320×480 pixels resolution, a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling and chatting. The 3G smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
It also packs along a 1,300mAh battery, 512MB internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB using a Micro SD card slot. The device is also pre-loaded with apps like WhatsApp, mobile tracker, Skype, Facebook, Fruit Ninja, and Magicon Care in addition to accelerometer, proximity sensor,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth among others.
Price: Rs 4,343
8. Magicon M39 Savvy
The second offering from Magicon known as the M39 Savvy sports a 3.95-inch display with 320×480 pixels resolution. It is also fueled by a Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and 1GHz Qualcomm processor with similar storage, camera and connectivity options as the M2 Elegante.
There is however some difference in the apps category and battery life. The M39 Savvy houses a slightly bigger battery at 1350Ah and host of apps like Hungama, NewsHunt, and mobile TV application myplex now which basically allows users to watch over 100 free and paid Indian channels, over 1000 videos and movies.
Price: Rs 3,999
9. Magicon M3 Atom
Last but not the latest is the Magicon M3 Atom, which is cheapest phone in the category at Rs 3,250. The device sports a 3.5-inch display with a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling and chatting.
Backed by a 1100mAh battery, the device is fueled by a Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and 1GHz Qualcomm processor with similar storage, and connectivity options as the M2 Elegante.
This model like its sibling also has accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, orientation sensor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition it also supports popular apps like Skype, Facebook, Fruit Ninja, and Magicon Care.
Price: Rs 3,250
10. Micromax Bolt A51
Micromax has been quite popular with the consumers and the company never ceases to surprise us with their innovative budget offerings. The latest entry-level smartphone in its Bolt-series includes Bolt A51. The Dual-SIM smartphone comes pre-loaded with ‘Flash Transfer’, an app that allows you to share multimedia content with other Android devices over Wi-Fi connection, even without data connectivity.
The Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread phone sports 3.5-inch capacitive display with 480×320 pixels resolution and is fueled by a 832MHz single-core Broadcom processor and 256MB RAM. Taking care of your camera needs is a basic 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera.
Other goodies include 512MB internal storage with a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB. There is also a battery back up of 1,500mAH which promises 4.5 hours of talktime and 140 hours of standby time.