Top 10 budget Android phones in India

News 22:29, 25 Mar 2011

We shortlist the top 10 budget Android phones presently available in India

There was a time when Android phones usually came at a very hefty price tag. As Google's mobile OS got popularity, many handset manufacturers are now offering ultra cheap Android phones in the market. However, up to some extent, it was again Micromax, which started the low-cost Android phones price war with the launch of Micromax Andro A60 in India.

Now, there are many Android handsets available in the Indian market in the range of Rs. 10,000. As the trend continues, that day is not far, when we will be witnessing Android phones getting launched below Rs. 5000 mark in this part of the world. We bring you the top 10 cheapest Android phones currently available in the Indian market.

Micromax Andro A60
The new Micromax A60 runs Android 2.1 Eclair and features a 2.8 inch full touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera and voice assisted GPS navigation. The device features 600 MHz processor, GPS, video player with streaming and recording options, audio player and accelerator sensor. The Micromax Andro A60 is priced at Rs. 6,999 in India.

Spice Mi-310
The new Spice Mi-310 smartphone comes powered with Android 2.2 and sports an 8 cm capacitive HVGA screen with trackpad, 2 megapixel camera and USB tethering with Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality. The device also offers some India-centric apps such as ibibo, Nimbuzz, Naukri.com, OI Notepad, Spice Gang and Wapedia to the users. It is priced at around Rs. 7,500 in the Indian market,

Huawei Ideos
Huawei recently unveiled the Android-powered Huawei Ideos in India in partnership with Aircel. The device comes equipped with a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (320 x 240) and a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with inbuilt proximity and accelerometer sensors. It offers Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity with its inbuilt Wi-Fi router. The Huawei Idoes is available on Aircel network at a price of Rs. 8,499 in India.

Samsung Galaxy 5
The Samsung Galaxy 5 comes with a 2.8 inches QVGA LCD display with a 2 megapixel FF camera. The device supports various video formats such as MPEG and H.263/264. Samsung Galaxy 5 (I5503) is powered with a 1200mAh L-Ion battery and offers 170MB memory as well as MicroSD up to 16GB. It is priced in the range of Rs. 9,450 in India.

Samsung Galaxy Pop
The Samsung Galaxy Pop runs Android 2.2 and it features 3.14 inch screen, 3 megapixel camera and 600 mHz processor. It comes integrated with SWYPE, 3.5mm Ear jack and HSDPA (3G) connectivity up to 7.2 Mbps. You can bargain this device online for about Rs. 9,500 in India.

Spice Mi-300
The Spice Mi-300 smartphone comes preloaded with customized proprietary apps developed by Spice Mobility. The device is 3.5G ready and offers a 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display. Powered by the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset, Spice Mi-300 smartphone packs a 5 megapixel camera. The Spice Mi-300 is priced at Rs. 9,990 in India.

Videocon Zeus V7500
The Videocon Zeus V7500 runs Android 1.6 and comes equipped with a 3.2 inch multi-touch capacitive screen with motion G sensor, a 5 megapixel camera with 24 fps video capture and pre-bundled 8GB Micro SD card support.On the connectivity front the device is well equipped with 3.5G, WiFi, A-GPS and Push Mail Client with G-Mail Server. The device is approximately priced at Rs. 10,700 in India.

Dell XCD28
The Dell XCD28 smartphone features a 2.8-inch LCD touchscreen display, a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, FM Radio, MicroSD card support and access to Microsoft Email Exchange through Activesync. Powered by Android 2.1 OS, the Dell XCD28 comes with built-in 3G for high speed connectivity, WiFi and Bluetooth. The device is available in India at a price tag of Rs. 10,990.

Samsung Galaxy Fit
The Samsung Galaxy Fit comes equipped with a 3.31 inch QVGA TFT display, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, Social Hub, TouchWiz interface and Android 2.2 Froyo. The other key specs of this device include 600MHZ processor, Swype, document viewer, Quad-band GSM, HSDPA, A-GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You can get this device within Rs. 11,000 through online stores.

LG Optimus One
The Android-powered LG Optimus One comes with a a 3 megapixel camera, 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen, stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5 mm headset jack. The 3G-enabled LG Optimus One's tech specs include 170 MB of internal memory with microSD card support, 600 MHz processor, 1500 mAh battery, GPS, Wi-Fi and stereo FM radio. You can get a deal below Rs. 12,000 online for this device as well.

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