Top 5 Budget Phones in India below Rs. 20,000

Lately a great number of phones have been released in the sub 20K category and have put consumers in delirium. The objective of this post is to help the Indian consumer differentiate between feature phones and smartphones, and also to decide which budget phone is best for him.

 Types of Phones the market has to offer you

 

Feature Phones:

These are phones intended for customers who want a moderately priced and multipurpose phone without the expense of a smartphone. A feature phone has additional functions over and above a basic mobile phone or “dumb phone” which is only capable of voice calling and text messaging. However, feature phones must not be confused with smartphones as you will be disappointed if you do. They normally have smaller, low-resolution displays, older versions of operating systems(if they are not running on Java based OSs), and slower hardware, which would lead to limited or no support of apps, thus making them nowhere near smartphones. Nonetheless they provide an upgrade from the regular bar and candy bar phones.

 

 

Smartphones:

Smartphones have completely redefined the meaning of mobile phones today. A smartphone will be termed as any phone with advanced computational facilities, a high end processor, capable(capacitive) touchscreen, good display, and above all, a high end operating system(Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS to name a few). Most smartphones will offer a smooth interface, support for several apps and also show very few signs of lag, thanks to high powered processors.

The high End range of Smart Phones

The high End range of Smart Phones

Once your idea about difference between the two is clear, you may consider purchasing your next phone.

 

Top 5 Budget phones below Rs. 20000

1. Micromax Canvas 2 A110

An absolutely feature loaded phone, the Canvas 2 should surely be considered. It is available for around Rs. 12,000. It is a premium offering from Micromax and must be looked at.

1. Display: 5" capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 480x854 pixel resolution.(~196 ppi)

2. Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor

3. RAM: 512 MB

4. Internal Storage: 4GB(2GB available) expandable to 32GB via SD card

5. Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, auto-focus, dual-LED flash

6. OS: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

7. Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

1. EZone 2.Junglee
you may also purchase this at your nearest store.

 

2. HTC Windows Phone 8S

Quite a remarkable phone running on Windows Phone 8 OS. It is feature loaded, and also looks very good. It gains preference over the Nokia Lumia 800 due to better OS and slimmer and lighter build. Available at about Rs. 18000

1. Display: 4"  S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels(~233 ppi)

2. Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

3. RAM: 512 MB RAM

4. Internal Storage: 4GB expandable to 32GB via SD card

5. Camera: 5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, auto focus, LED flash

6. OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8

7. Battery: Non-removable Li-Polymer 1700 mAh battery

 

3. XOLO X900

Intel's power-packed offering has been brought to India by Lava. It sports a sturdy design with an Intel chipset and promises to be a powerhouse. It is priced at about Rs. 14000 

1. Display: 4.03" TFT LCD Gorilla Glass display, with 16M colours and 1024 x 600 resolution

2. Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom Z2460™ with Hyper Threading

3. RAM: 1GB

4. Internal Storage: 16GB expandable to 32GB via SD card(unsure about expansion)

5. Camera: 8 MP(rear), 1.3 MP(front) with auto focus, 8x digital zoom and burst mode(10 clicks in <1s) and full 1080p HD video recording

6. OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
(upgradable to Android 4.0)

7. Battery: 1460 mAh

 

4. HTC Desire X

Another flagship budget phone by HTC, the desire looks immensely promising. Being unbelievable thin, and combining a 4 inch super LCD display with Beats audio, and ICS on HTC Sense 4.0, this is one phone that you can't go wrong with. Available for about Rs. 18000

 

1. Display: 4.0" Super LCD display, with 16M colours and 480x800 resolution

2. Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon

3. RAM: 768MB

4. Internal Storage: 4GB expandable to 32GB via SD card

5. Camera: 5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, auto focus, LED flash.

6. OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

7. Battery: Li-Ion 1650 mAh

 

5. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082

Finally, Samsung's offering seems to be one of the best of the lot. Made to resemble it's more expensive brother the Galaxy S3, the Grand is a powerhouse and an absolute delight to use.

1. Display: 5", with 16M colours and 480x800 resolution

2. Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz

3. RAM: 1GB

4. Internal Storage: 8GB expandable to 64GB via SD card

5. Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, auto focus, LED flash.

6. OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

7. Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

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