Arvind Kumar, an aged 60 year's old retired engineer, is looking to upgrade his phone. Mr. Kumar is not at all bowled over by touch screen phones. When one of our team members met him recently while he was jogging in the district parks in New Delhi; Mr. Kumar wished to replace his Nokia 101 in lieu of a medium level QWERTY Key-pad handset. As usual, GizBot came in to help Mr. Kumar, and suggested top five handsets with built in physical keyboard. Let's groove into the feature.
Nokia Asha 205 - Highlighted specifications
When it comes to affordable QWERTY-keypad phones, one can dare to come close to Espoo-based tech vendor. While the Nokia Asha 205 is not an exceptional phone still it's the best budget keypad phone. Talking about the specs: a 2.4-inch QVGA display with resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, Dual SIM, 64MB ROM , expandable up to 32GB via microSD card, 3.5mm headphone jack, S40 OS, a 0.3-mega pixel rear camera, and weighs 94grams. It has a special dedicated key on the front panel that helps you open Facebook with one press.
Asking price - Rs. 3240
Nokia Asha 201 - Highlighted specifications
This one is another terrific QWERTY-keypad S40 phone made by Nokia. It packs a 2.4-inch QVGA display with resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, Single SIM , a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera, 64MB ROM, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card, 3.5mm headphone jack, and weighs 105 grams. The manufacturer has given 1,430mAh Li Ion battery inside.
Asking price - Rs. 3,652
Nokia Asha 205
Nokia Asha 302
Nokia Asha 201
BlackBerry Curve 9220
Samsung Galaxy Chat
Nokia Asha 302 - Highlighted specifications
Besides churning ultra affordable QWERTY-keypad handset, the Finnish giant does make some great premium handsets with physical keypads. And the Nokia Asha 302 is being one of them. The Asha 302 packs a 2.4-inch QVGA with resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 1-Ghz processor, Single SIM ,a 3.2 -mega pixel rear facing camera, S40 OS, 100MB of internal memory, 128MB of RAM, 256MB ROM, expandable up to 32GB , Wi-Fi, weighs 99 grams , and 1,320mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside.
Asking price - Rs. 6,690
BlackBerry Curve 9220 - Highlighted specifications
Finally an affordable BB handset in our list...
The Canada-based BlackBerry (formerly RIM), is a champion when it comes to making business centric smartphones. This very device is an affordable BB device. The Curve 9220 packs a 2.4-inch QVGA display with resolution of 320 X 240 pixels , BB 7.1 OS, awesome backlit keyboard , 512MB of RAM , a 2-mega pixel rear camera, Wi-Fi, expandable storage, and 1,450 mAh battery fitted inside. It's a BlackBerry on a budget.
Asking price - Rs. 9,790
Samsung Galaxy Chat - Highlighted specifications
Meet, Samsung Galaxy Chat! With unique form factor - QWERTY -cum- touch display; naturally one would like to have in our pocket. The highlighted specs include: a 3-inch display, Android 4.0 ICS, 850 MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, expandable, Wi-Fi, 3G, a 2-mega pixel rear camera, weighs 112grams, and 1,200mAh battery fitted inside.
Asking price - Rs. 7990