List of top 10 cheapest Android phone in India for June 2012

News Natasha Garyali 19:07, 6 Jun 2012

Know Your Mobile brings you the list of top 10 affordable Android phones in India that not only combine style and performance but also give you more bang for your buck

The high-end Android smartphone market is becoming more competitive with popular brands sweating it out to claim their share in the lucrative mobile market. The scenario in the budget Android smartphone segment is no different.

Wooing consumers with features and functionality, both domestic and international manufacturers are constantly adding new members to their Android family. With more and more smartphones populating the markets, it can be a difficult task to predict if a smartphone will just be a flash in the pan?

In order to aid you in your search, Know Your Mobile India has put together a list of top 10 affordable Android phones that bring style and performance at a budget price.

Samung Galaxy Pocket

As evident from its nomenclature, the 'pocket-friendly' device is aimed at budget Android users. Packing in a Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 832MHz processor along with a smart and intuitive TouchWiz interface for smooth navigation and browsing, Galaxy Pocket brings HSDPA 3.6Mbps with advance Wi-Fi connectivity. it also houses a 3GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB.

Preloaded with a host of applications including My Reader app, which gives users access to over 300,000 books from Landmark, 26 Newspapers and 28 Magazines, and popular comic titles such as Amar Chitra Katha among others, Galaxy Pocket is a entertainment powerhouse.

That's not all, there is also My Music app which lets you download and listen to more than 100,000 songs from Hollywood/Bollywood and popular regional titles, Mobile TV app which allows you to watch your favourite TV shows even on the move and last but not the least My Movies app which gives access to Movies and Videos trailers and more.

Price: Galaxy Pocket is available on Infibeam for Rs 6,990

Motorola Defy XT

The third in the Defy 'dust and water resistant 'Android Gingerbread smartphones series, Motorola Defy XT promises to pack in the same punch ( and more) like its predecessors Defy and the Defy Plus. The smartphone features a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. Fitted with a Gorilla Glass on top for strength and endurance, the device comes strapped to a 5-megapixel primary camera that can record at 30fps in 720p resolution as well as a VGA front facing camera for video calls and chats. The stunning device houses some impressive hardware too like 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and 1GB ROM.

Motorola Defy XT is backed by a 1650 mAh battery that gives users 9.5 hours of talk time.

One of the best features of the device is its DLNA support. Along with a host of other goodies like Wi-Fi, A-GPS, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor makes this rugged device one of the strongest contenders for this month.

Price: Motorola Defy XT is available on Flipkart for Rs 15,990


Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

Apart from producing top-notch high-end smartphones/hybrids like Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note, the Korean giant surprised us with their bouquet of Android smartphones for budget consumers. One of our favorite from the series is the full touch dual-sim smartphone, Galaxy Y Duos.

A budget price range and slew of exciting features quickly made this smartphone one of the popular Android dual-SIM models in the market. Powered by the Android Gingerbread OS and a 832 MHz processor, the dual-sim capable smartphone comes equipped with a 3.14-inch screen optimized with UX for QVGA resolution. The slim and sexy device straps a 3.15 megapixel primary camera on the back. There is no secondary camera on the device, which is quite a shame.

The smartphone brings on board the usual Samsung goodies like Social Hub, Samsung messenger, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Chat ON to keep you entertained and connected.

The multimedia rich smartphone takes care of your storage needs with its expandable memory slot of 32 GB while the 1300 mAh Li-on battery life assures uninterrupted talk time. Additional features include  FM radio, video player, accelerometer, proximity sensor and digital compass.

Price: Samsung Galaxy Y Duos  is available on Infibeam for Rs 8,990. Free Sandisk 4GB Micro SD Card worth Rs 6,99 absolutely free.

Micromax A45 Superfone Punk

If Micromax A50 Ninja got you excited, wait till you see the Micromax A45 'Punk'. Geared towards music aficionados, the beautifully crafted device comes preloaded with Rihanna’s latest album, Talk that Talk and the sexy voice recognition assistant AISHA. The Android Gingerbread powered smartphone houses a 650MHz processor and comes fitted with a 3.5-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels and a basic 2-megapixel camera. The device also features a impressive battery life of 1300 mAh which provides 4.5 hours of talk time.

Additional goodies include FM radio and a microSD card slot with support for 32GB of memory.

Price: Micromax A45 Superfone Punk is available on Flipkart for Rs 5,549

Spice Mi-425

One of the latest additions to the Spice family, Spice Mi-425 flaunts a impressive 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA front camera. The 3G enabled
dual-SIM Android Gingerbread phone is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This news will definitely thrill Spice fans who were looking to taste the delicious Ice Cream Sandwich without denting their pockets. The device is powered by a 1 GHz processor and offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB connectivity. Also included are A-GPS, social networking app, IM, music player, and 32GB expandable memory.

Price: Spice Mi-425 is available on Saholic for Rs 9,999

Sony Xperia Sola 

With Android 2.3 running the show and 1GHz dual core processor powering up the internals, Sony Xperia Sola is no average Android smartphone.

Sporting Sony’s unique floating touch navigation, the Xperia Sola transforms your finger into a cursor and enables you to scroll, move back and forth and do more without any physical touch to the device. Bringing seamless navigation and browsing experience to the consumers, Xperia Sola packs in a 3D surround sound audio technology, stunning camera capabilities, not to mention a fast capture to snap camera from sleep in over a second with a single key.

The NFC enabled device brings NFC Xperia SmartTags to personalize commands and access to Sony Entertainment Network and Music Unlimited. If you are looking for a stunning smartphone that combines both beauty and brawn, then Xperia Sola should be your pick.

Price: Sony Xperia Sola  is available on Saholic for Rs 19,499

Micromax A50 Ninja with voice assistant - AISHA

With the tagline, 'Nothing like Anything' - Micromax never fails to surprise us. The latest member in the line of budget superphones is the Micromax A50 Ninja - and boy does it bring a deadly combo.

Matching up high-end devices in terms of capabilities and skills, this dual-SIM, Android handset flaunts a sexy built and even sexier assistant AISHA (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant). Bringing voice assisted interface to budget smartphones is quite a feat and we have to give Micromax brownie points for that.

Fitted with a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, GPS support with Google Maps, great connectivity options and access to social networking sites makes Micromax A50 Ninja a great buy. If you are still looking for more - how about a expandable memory of up to 32GB and 1200mAh battery life along with slew of other attractive features.

Price: Micromax A50 Ninja is available on Tradus.in for Rs 4,825

LG Optimus L7

Say hello to the big daddy! Android 4.0 powered LG Optimus L7 smartphone comes spruced up with nifty features and a smart design. The device runs on a 1 GHz processor and promises to deliver a user experience which is interactive and seamless. Offering 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen that supports WVGA, 800 x 480 pixel resolution, the smartphone supports IPS Display that offers great viewing angles.

Featuring a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a secondary 0.3-megapixel camera to snap amazing pictures, the device also offers unlimited access to the Google App store to keep you entertained all the time.

Price: LG Optimus L7 is available on Flipkart for Rs 18,990

Karbonn A9

Powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, it comes as little surprise why Karbonn A9 continues to be favorite among budget consumers.  The dual-SIM capable device sports a 3.8-inch display with a 800x480 pixels resolution for vibrant and clear pictures. It also boasts of great camera capabilities thanks to its 5-megapixel HD primary camera with LED flash. There is also a secondary camera for initiating video call and chatting. Connectivity is provided via Wi-Fi while  ample storage options is provided with 32GB microSD card.

Price: Karbonn A9 is available on Infibeam for Rs 9,449

HTC Explorer

The popular entry level smartphone from HTC wooed consumers with its power-packed features. Nicknamed Pico, HTC Explorer became the first HTC device to be launched first in India, globally.

Running on Android 2.3.5 OS, HTC Explorer packs in a 600MHz processor under the hood. The device flaunts a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen and a basic 3-megapixel camera to snap pictures on the go. Housing a impressive battery life of 1230 mAh and a 512MB of RAM, this budget-friendly device brings internet connectivity via WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 for easy sharing of documents and pictures.

The 3G enabled smartphone with its style and performance continues to be a hot favorite among consumers looking to taste the best for less.

Price: HTC Explorer is available on Tradus.in for Rs 8,599

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