The affordable smartphones are getting better with the fierce competition among the manufacturers. While the smartphone sales reached the saturation point in China, the feature phones are still a dominant part of the Indian market. Recently, we have even seen the launch of 4G VoLTE supported feature phones. However, Nokia is the only major manufacturer to still launch feature phones. Even at the MWC 2017, the company unveiled the all new Nokia 3310. Below, you can find a mix of newly launched feature phones and smartphones. Most of the devices under Rs. 5,000 price range now support 4G VoLTE and can be used with Jio 4G SIM.
Nokia 150 Dual SIM – Rs. 2,049
Nokia’s new 3310 feature phone along with Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android smartphones will go on sale in the next couple of months. Recently, the Nokia 150 feature phone went on sale in India for Rs. 2,059. It was first launched in December last year in single SIM and dual SIM variants. In India, the company is selling the Nokia 150 dual SIM and is available on the popular online stores Amazon and Flipkart. The device comes in White and Black color options, and sports rubber finished T9 keypad. On the top is a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) color display. It runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS and features a MicroSD card for increasing the storage capabilities up to 32GB. There is also a VGA camera on the rear with LED flash. It is backed by a 1,020mAh removable battery which the company claims to 22 hours of talk time and 25 days of standby time. The Nokia 150 measures 117 x 50 x 13 mm and weighs just 82 grams. It even comes with the Snake Xenzia game along with Nitro Racing.
iVoomi iV505 – Rs. 3,999
iVoomi is the latest company to enter the Indian smartphone market , nd the iVoomi iV505 is the first smartphone to come from this brand. The device is priced at just Rs. 3,999 and comes with much better specifications than the Intex Aqua 4G Mini, but its availability is only limited to Shopclues. There is a 5-inch qHD display on the front with (960 x 540 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with dual SIM dual standby support. On the camera front, there are 5MP cameras on the front and back of the device, but only the rear camera comes accompanied with LED flash. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. With a huge 3,000mAh battery, the iV505 can easily last more than a day of heavy usage. As of now, the iVoomi iV505 comes in Black and Gold color options.
Xolo Era 4G – Rs. 4,777
Xolo Era 4G is another affordable 4G smartphone from an Indian manufacturer. It is priced at Rs. 4,777 and comes with basic specifications required for a regular usage. The device also supports VoLTE and works with the Jio 4G SIM. It comes with a plastic back panel and chrome finish alloy frame. The Era 4G sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution. It also packs a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. There are 5MP cameras on front and back of the device and both of them comes with LED flash. It is backed by a 2,350mAh Li-ion battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and includes a bunch of pre-loaded apps that decrease the available storage. However, there is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. The power button and volume rocker can be found on the right edge of the device.
Swipe Konnect Neo 4G – Rs. 2,849
Swipe is the one manufacturer that regularly launches the low-cost smartphones with better specifications than the competitors. Though it is launched at Rs. 3,999, it is currently retailing at Rs. 2,849. As of now, its availability is limited to just ShopClues. The device comes with dual SIM dual standby support and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity. It comes with a smaller 4-inch display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution. Beneath the display, we can find the three navigation button. It includes a 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Since the OS will even further decreases the available storage on this device, there is also a MicroSD card slot that supports up to additional 32GB. There is a 5MP autofocus camera on the rear with LED flash and a 1.3MP fixed focus camera on the front. With a smaller form factor, the Konnect Neo 4G sports a 2,000mAh battery.
Intex Aqua 4G Mini – Rs. 4,199
Intex Aqua 4G Mini is one of the few smartphones launched by the leading Indian company in the month of March. Just like any other devices, the Aqua 4G Mini also comes with very basic specifications built into a polycarbonate shell. It is priced at Rs. 4,199 and supports 4G VoLTE which is a basic requirement for using with the Jio 4G SIM. The Aqua 4G Mini sports a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display. It is powered by Spreadtrum SC9832A quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and includes Mali 400 MP23 GPU. At this price, the device packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of RAM that can be expanded up to another 32GB via MicroSD card slot. There is a 5MP fixed focus camera on the rear with LED flash and a VGA front camera for selfies. It is backed by a 1,450mAh non-removable Li-ion battery that is mentioned to last up to 250 hours on standby mode. Intex is also offering a screen guard and earphones for free within the package.