These will make a good buy for those on a shoestring budget
We all love to use and read about high-end smartphones. But the truth is that a majority of India's population still buys phones that are priced below Rs. 5,000. This little fact went down rather well with all the Indian cell phone manufacturers, who were more than willing to flood the market with their cheap, Chinese toys. Of course, those who value quality even at this price range know better than to stay away from such phones. But then what options are they left with? Luckily for them, some of the more established players in the mobile phone segment still have some good phones to offer in this price range and so today, we will be listing them out for you, so you won't ever have to think about going for a Micromax, Maxx Mobile, Karbonn, Lava, Zen, BlackCherry, Lemon, Orange, Pineapple and so on.
Nokia 5030 - Rs. 1,556
Just want a basic phone for making calls and messages and occasionally to listen to the radio? Then the Nokia 5030 is just for you. It looks fairly attractive for a phone in this price range and best of all has a built-in FM radio that does not even require you to plug in the headset. It also has a sizable 1.8-inch 128 x 160 resolution display, built-in flashlight and a 1020mAh battery that is rated to give up to 10 hours of talk time on a single charge.
Samsung E2370 - Rs. 2,689
The Samsung E2370 is for those who want a tough phone. It is IP54 certified and is splash, shock and dust proof. You can drop it from the height of several feet or submerge the phone in water and it will still work fine. It also has a handy flashlight built-in, 128 x 160 resolution display, microSD card slot with MP3 playback, stereo FM radio with recording, VGA camera with video recording and a massive 2000mAh battery, which can give up to 22 hours of talk time.