[ Last Updated : Mar 20, 2013 ] How often do we try smartphones at digital marts that not only look good but also perform well but are just outside our budget? Are you tired of using your old phone for too long and want to buy a new phone without burning a hole through your pocket? With phone giants introducing new models of smartphones almost every day, it is now very easy to find a smartphone with good features and budget friendly. But with lots of options comes great confusion and indecision. So, let My Smart Price help you make a smart choice for your budget smartphone. Here is our list of top 5 budget phones that we recommend are your money’s worth.
Micromax A110 Canvas 2
The Micromax A110 Canvas 2, looks strikingly like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and comes with a 5 inch IPS display, 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It has an 8 megapixel primary camera that takes decent pictures in daylight and also comes with a front camera for video calling. It runs on Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, upgradeable to Jelly Bean version. The phone performs well, even while multitasking and the call quality is good. The native video player does not measure up in terms of sound quality and video playback though, but this can be fixed by downloading a third party video viewer, the only drawback we could see with this phone that is being offered at this price. The battery life is decent, giving 7-9 hours usage on a single charge. Micromax Canvas 2 is available for Rs 9974 in Indian ecommerce stores.
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Sony Xperia E
A budget Smartphone from the Xperia series of the Japanese giant, Sony, the Xperia E has a 3.5 inch LCD TFT screen which gives crisp pixels and a colourful display. It comes with a 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can handle multitasking quite smoothly. It runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS upgradeable to Jelly Bean, which gives a smooth user interface. It comes with a 3.2 megapixel front camera that is good for the price range, but lacks front camera. It has a good battery back-up of about 1.5 days and also comes with a dual SIM option. It is an ideal phone for those who are looking for some style and quality and are also a bit brand conscious when buying their smartphones. Sony Xperia E is priced at Rs 9340 among Indian ecommerce stores.
Sony Xperia E
After Micromax, Karbonn is another popular Indian brand for budget Smartphones and the A21 is a good offering. This dual SIM handset has a 4.5 inch LCD TFT display, with a decent resolution. It comes with 1.2GHz dual core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage which ensures smooth running of software and Apps on your phone. The rear camera has a 5 megapixel resolution with an LED flash, which takes decently good pictures. It also comes with a 1.3 MP front camera for video calling. It is powered by Android 4.0 which makes it compatible with most of the current apps on the market. Karbonn A 21 price in India is Rs 7314.
Nokia Lumia 520
This budget Smartphone from Nokia is powered by Windows 8 OS, a much needed boost the phone needed to compete with budget smartphones powered by Android. This phone comes with a 4 inch screen with a great display resolution. The 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor can handle multitasking with ease and without those annoying lags. The 5 megapixel primary camera takes good pictures in day light and is genuinely a good camera. The brightly coloured covers just make it more appealing and give it a classy look. It is an ideal phone for a low budget Smartphone market like India. The phone is priced at Rs 9618.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy Fame
This Android-powered smartphone from Samsung is a low budget version of the Galaxy S3 mini. A compact device with a 3.5 inch screen, this phone fits snugly in to your hand. Itruns on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean- this along with Samsung’s custom interface gives you some great new features like flipping the device facedown to mute an incoming call. It comes with 1GHz single core processor that performs decently, with minor lags. The 5 megapixel primary camera performs surprisingly well, clicking pictures with rich detail even in low light. The battery gives a decent back up of about one day. This entry level smartphone performs well and will do well for the younger crowd. Samsung Galaxy Fame price in India is Rs 10355.