India is now the third largest smartphone market in the world. More and more Indian consumers are now looking to buy smart devices to consume and share content.
That said, established players like Nokia have realized that it is essential to offer devices with advance features at an affordable price. GizBot is talking about Nokia Asha 501, a handset sits somewhere between feature and smartphone.
The Finnish giant might not be the must crazy brand, when it comes to mid-end or even flagship devices. Nokia's biggest strength lies in making affordable devices, and the Asha 501 have set benchmark for Indian and international tech vendor to come up with ultra low cost phones.
After all, the internet revolution is possible only if smartphones offered by tech vendors cost way below our imagination. Today, we have come up top 5 most talked handsets priced at par with Nokia Asha 501. Take a look!
Nokia Asha 501- Highlighted features and specifications
The Asha 501 has a 3-inch low resolution display having resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Alongside, Asha 501, the company has revamped Symbian S40 platform compatible with new age smartphones. There is a feature called ‘Fastlane', which basically brings swipe motion gestures to reality.
There's a 3.2-mega pixel camera on the rear back, while the front camera is missing. The phone comes with 40 pre loaded games powered by EA. The internal memory stands at 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
Connectivity features like Wi-Fi is there, however, 3G is missing. Nokia says the phone has an incredible battery life of 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time. The device retails for Rs. 5,200 (official price).
Micromax A34 comes with 3.95-inch display
The Indian tech vendor Micromax makes fancy smartphone like Canvas 4 and on the other hand offers ultra affordable A34. The phone comes with a 3.95-inch display having resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Internally, the Micromax A34 packs 1GHz processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 165MB of memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The makers have added a 1350mAh Li Ion battery. Android 2.3 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 2MP rear camera with LED Flash light, while the front facing camera is missing. Micromax A34 (Dual SIM) can be yours for Rs. 4399
Karbonn Smart A11 comes with 4.7-inch Display
Karbonn Smart A11
Karbonn, is another Indian brand into low end and high end smartphone segment. The phone sports a 4.7 inch FWVGA display having resolution of 854x480 pixels. Android 4.0 ICS comes out of the box. The device should be fast , considering it has a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM ( expandable up to 32GB via microSD card).There's a 3.2MP rear facing camera and VGA quality front facing camera. The makers have added a 1450mAh Li Ion battery. Connectivity options like 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are present. This Dual SIM phone is priced at Rs. 5,799.
Celkon Campus A63 is targeted at College students
Celkon Campus A63
Hyderabad based Celkon has recently come up with a 4-inch display having resolution of 480x800 pixels. The device is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. This dual SIM phone packs a 3.2MP rear facing camera and VGA camera on the front. The makers have added a 1500mAh Li Ion battery. Essential connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 2G, is there, while 3G is missing from the device. The Celkon Campus A63 is now available in the market for Rs. Rs. 4,499
Zync Cloud Z401 comes with 1GHz Processor
Zync Cloud Z401
The Zync Cloud Z401 packs a 4 inch having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has a 1 GHz Processor coupled with 256 MB RAM and 128MB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The makers have added a 1300mAh Li Ion battery. Android 2.3.4 comes out of the box. There's a 2MP rear facing camera and VGA camera on the front. Other connectivity options including Wi-Fi, 2G, Bluetooth comes standard. The Cloud Z401 is priced at Rs. 4,499
ZTE Blade C offers 3G connectivity
ZTE Blade C
Chinese major ZTE recently entered into Indian market with six sizzling smartphones. The cheapest among them is ZTE Blade C, a dual SIM + 3G with 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, there's a dual core processor (1.2 GHz) coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable). 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera, while the front camera is missing. Other features include: 3G, Dual SIM, 1600mAh Li Ion battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Asking price Rs. 7,599.