Though the Indian market is flooded with a number of smartphones from several Indian as well as global handset vendors, the features phones have not vanished as yet. Even now, many companies are releasing their feature phones in the market in order to satisfy the needs of that particular consumer segment.
Consequently, Samsung the South Korean tech giant has come up with Champ Neo Duos – a non-Android handset with dual SIM capability. Priced at Rs 3,260, the Champ Neo Duos loaded with low-end specs and a touchscreen display targeting towards the first time touchscreen users.
At the same time, Asha 305 is an advanced dual SIM feature phone released into the market in August with a price tag of Rs 4,668. The Nokia offering is making scoring sales in the budget conscious market since its release.
Hence, for those consumers who are looking to upgrade to a touchscreen feature phone, Gizbot has come up with an elaborated spec comparison of the two price-friendly handsets.
Dimensions & Weight: Champ Neo Duos boasts a dimension of 96.9 x 54.3 x 13.5 mm and weighs in at 82 grams while Asha 305 carries a dimension of 110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm and weighs around 98 grams.
Display: On the display front, Champ Neo Duos sports a 2.4 inch TFT touchscreen display with a QVGA resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
In comparison, Asha 305 houses a larger 3 inch TFT touchscreen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution.
Processor:In this segment, both the feature phones are equipped with a 1GHz processor.
Camera: On the camera optics front, Champ Neo Duos has a VGA rear camera and Asha 305 packs a 2MP rear camera.
However, both the handsets lack a front camera.
Storage: When it comes to storage, Champ Neo Duos has 20MB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
On the other hand, Asha 305 has 10MB internal storage, 32MB RAM and a micro SD card for expandable memory support up to 32GB.
Connectivity: In this segment, being feature phones, both the handsets are packed with connectivity features such as Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.
Battery:While Champ Neo Duos is loaded with a1,000 mAh Li-ion battery, which delivers 14 hours talk time and 550 hours standby, Asha 305 is powered by a 1,110 mAh BL-4U battery offering 14 hours talk time and 528 hours standby.
Price: On the pricing front, Champ Neo Duos is available for Rs 3,260 and sha 305 is priced at Rs 4,668.
Both the handsets – Champ Neo Duos and Asha 305 are low cost handsets with pretty basic specifications for their price.
When it comes to the Samsung's new offering, the handset comes with a stylus support to help the first time touchscreen users to navigate through the menus and input text easily and accurately. It also has the Hop Swap dual SIM feature to switch to the second SIM easily.
Further, the handset is preloaded with apps such as ChatON, Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk, Push Mail with Active sync, Facebook and Twitter and has the access to the Samsung App Store.
On the other hand, the Nokia Asha 305 is equipped with Easy Swap to switch between the SIM cards without rebooting the handset. It is also loaded with 40 premium EA games for free of cost.
Consumers who are too concerned about the price of the handset, can opt for the Samsung Champ Neo Duos as it is priced relatively cheaper than the current opponent.
However, for those who require a larger display and a better camera, the Nokia Asha 305 could be the right one.