Here”s How You Can Smartly Select A Budget Smartphone

Posted on April 12, 2013 in Sci-Tech

By Spandan Ghose Chowdhury:

What makes a phone Smart?

Well, you’re not the only one who mumbles while answering this question. Even the industry does not really have any fixed answer. A smartphone opens up a wide range of digital applications for emails, editing office documents, photos etc, besides providing the conventional facilities which are available in normal phones. Although it is very tough to draw a finish line to the number of features available in smart phones, the general facilities that a smart-phone provides can be listed as: Messaging facility, Web Accessibility, QWERTY keyboard and advanced an OS.

The fastest growing mobile telecommunication industry portrays smartphones as a progressive force, one that is delivering multi-purpose access across communities. Smart phones with a potential of replacing traditional computers, are available in the market in different price ranges and are being sold quite frequently. Let me now run you through some smartphones which are available at a very low cost yet have exciting features compared to the features of costly ones, so that you can choose your smartphone smartly.


1. Sony Xperia E dual does look classier than most other phones at a similar price. Sony hasn’t got out of hardware either and the Xperia E ,a dual Android mobile phone, runs effortlessly thanks to a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM and offers an impressive 4GB of internal storage apart from support for microSD cards. If you’re not turned off by small display then it will certainly turn out to be a decent choice. It costs Rs. 9990. Details here 

2. Sony Xperia Tipo dual: Sony — a famous brand in the world of smartphones offers you a dual SIM smartphone which gives you better specifications when compared to HTC Explorer. This smartphone which runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich is available at a very attractive price of Rs. 8500. Details here

3. Samsung Galaxy Ace: This smartphone with loads of cool features from Samsung runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, making it a powerful competitor in the mid-range segment. The attractive screen size of 3.5-inches and a 5MP camera with a flash, the device seems promising, and worth the money. It is available in stores and is presently worth Rs. 14,000. Details here

4. Micromax A110 Canvas 2: The product from Micromax is a decent phone, with a great 5-inch FWVGA capacitive touch-screen and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The device runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU coupled with PowerVR GPU.
At the back, the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 has an 8MP camera with an autofocus and dual-LED flash. The device will cost you Rs 9,990. Details here

5. Celkon A200 : This may not be a very well-known name; but has attracted me to add it into the list not only for its low price range but also for its amazing features. It was released in December, 2012. This budget smartphone really delivers an efficient performance in every sector, namely, a good battery life of 4 hours (talk time), a decent front facing camera (5 MP, 2592 Ñ… 1944 pixels) and a fluid UIX. This sturdy phone with a glossy finish is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs on the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Yet it costs only Rs. 8500. If you are looking for a budget smartphone, then the Celkon A200 is really worth the money. Details here

6. Xolo X500: It is a dual SIM smartphone with a 400MHz GPU and 512MB of RAM, which allows for full 1080p HD video encoding and playback. As per the press release, it comes with an optimized HTML 5 browser for a smoother and faster browsing experience. It runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by Intel’s 1.2GHz Atom Lexington Z2420 processor with Hyper Threading technology, which allows multiple processes to run simultaneously and is powered by a 1500mAh battery as well. It is worth Rs.8999. Details here