- Android Phones
Android phones in India below Rs. 10000
Android platform is becoming the most popular among smartphone platforms. But the cost of android phones is the only thing that prevents it from becoming more popular. Because certain minimum resource is required for running android platform, its cost cannot be decreased beyond a limit, But today android phones of good performance is available in market with price less than Rs 10000. And the number of android phones below this price limit is increasing also.
Also see the list of Android phones with front camera below 15k
See the worthy low end android phones bleow
Samsung Galaxy Y(Price. Rs.6990)
It is a low end android 2.3 gingerbread phone which is not low in configuration. It posses all capabilities of a smart phone. like 3G, GPS, Android etc. The main advantage of this phone is the superb processor of 832MHz. So it is faster than Galaxy fit of 10k. But the camera is a dragging factor. The 2MP camera is not comparable to 3.2MP and 5MP cameras. But if you are not using your phone for photographic purposes, the 2MP camera in the phone is very good. Another excellent factor about the phone, is its design(Same as the design of Galaxy ACE against which Apple filed case). Anyway even with the 3inch screen this phone is an aesthetically built one.
The demand for this phone is increasing day by day. All shops have raised the price to Rs. 7350 due to high demand from users
LG Optimus Me P350 (Price Rs.6800)
This is another good android phone, available with price below Rs.10000. It runs on Android 2.2 enabling you to install apps in your memory card. So the 140MB phone memory will be enough. Screen is 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen with 240x320 resolution, which is the current minimum in android phones. 3.15MP auto focus camera is a good one considering the price range. many users of the phone have the opinion that sound clarity is very good. But considering the facts like graphics rendering, multitasking etc, the phone is average only. All other standard features of smartphones are present in this also Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS etc
LG Optimus NET P690 (Rs.9800)
This is another good Android phone from LG. This phone is running on Android 2.3 with an 800MHz processor under the hood. 3 MP camera and 3.2 inch touch screen with resolution 320x480 are average in this price range. RAM of 512 MB is good in this price range. It is comparable to Samsung galaxy Ace in all things except screen and camera.
But there is one excellent point about this phone. It is the battery. Its 1500mAh battery is very powerful and will power the phone for two days on an average, remember the usual backup of most of the present day smart phones is one day only.
Micromax A70 (Price: Rs.7500)
It is the higher version of Andro A60 from Micromax. It runs on Android 2.2 (froyo) and powered by 600MHz processor. It has a 5MP autofocus camera. It has a 3.2 inch capacitive screen, with a resolution of 320x480. It also posses a primary VGA camera making the phone compatible with video chatting. 1450mAh Li-ion battery, provides one of the best capacity in this price range. This phone also possess, other necessary features required in a smartphone- 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi etc. Internal memory of the phone is 160MB
Samsung Galaxy Pop i559 (Price Rs 8400)
This phone is called galaxy mini outside India.
This phone is running on android 2.2. It is equipped with a RAM of 270MB and internal memory of 160MB, but this internal memory is excluding the preinstalled applications. It contains many applications which are necessary for daily use. It contains document editors, pdf readers etc preinstalled in hte phone. It posses wi-fi, 3G, bluetooth, expandable memory upto 32GB, 3.5mm headjack, accelerometer and compass sensors, 3MP camera with smile shot, panorama shot and multishot etc. But the battery is 1200 mAh, this is not enough with 3.2 inch capacitive screen which is consuming a lot of battery.
Samsung galaxy 5 (Price 8800)
It was one of the first low end android phones of samsung. Now samsung has stopped production of galaxy 5 with the introduction of galaxy pop to the market. Galaxy 5 is running on android 2.1. It posses a RAM of 186MB and internal memory of 186.4MB. But it does not contain any preinstalled applicaton for document editing. It contains preinstalled google maps, google mail, google talk etc. It also posses 3G, wi-fi, bluetooth, GPS etc. It has one navigational button, a call , a call cut button, and another four buttons for home, search, back and menu.
Now this phone is not available in market. As much more phones with far better configurations have been released to market at cheaper prices. Now if you are looking for a phone at this price range and camera is not a problem, Galaxy Y from Samsung will be the best option. also the price of Galaxy 3 has been come down to Rs.7999, which is a phone with an excellent battery capacity of 1500mAh, which you can find in high end phones only. If you can find one in market from old stock, it is also a worthy phone
Dell XCD28 (Price-Rs.7,999)
It is also running on android 2.2. It has a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor and Adreno 200 GPU. Because of the presence of separate graphics processing unit, its performance will be better in case of videos and games. It has a 200MB internal storage and a RAM and ROM of 256MB. Hence in case of speed you cannot say that it is bad. But the screen is 2.8 inch resistive touch screen. For experiencing the advantages of touch you will need minimum a capacitive touch screen of 2.8 inch, so in this phone the touch experience is not that good. Wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth etc are available as it is a smart phone. Battery is of 1100mAh capacity. There are users with complaint that it will not give a standby time of 8 hours. Very poor battery. Most of the reviews of users shows that this phone is very bad in battery backup and touch experience. So better go for any of galaxy series of samsung.
Spice Mi-300 (Price- Rs.9000)
Surely Spice is not a well know brand in between mobile manufacturers. But this spcie mobile offers all the features that you can get only in a 15K budget phone. It is running on android 1.6, but is upgradable to android 2.1. It posses a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen and a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. But battery is a bit weak as it offers only 1250mAh for 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen. It posses a 600MHz processor which is good enough. By hardware acceleration it cannot play divix files. But using additional softwares like old version of Rock player and QQ player it can also play divix files. Other disadvantages of the phone are the call clarity is average only. Also the display is not legible in sunlight.
Micromax Andro A60-( Price- Rs.6999-> now it has fallen to Rs.4300)
This is the cheapest android phone available in Indian markets. Surely manufacturer cannot decrease the price to such a level, without compromising in quality. This phone posses all features of a smart phone. It have a 600MHz processor and it runs on android 2.1. It has a RAM of 256MB and internal memory of 150MB. Camera is 3.2MP. Battery is also good. But the screen is resistive touch which is not good compared to the capacitive touch in other android phones. For using features of android like swipe input method, you will need good responsive touch. Also the sound clarity over headset is very poor. But in loud speaker it is okay. In all other features it is good and surely it is getting sold a lot as it is the cheapest in the category of android phones
Huawei Ideos(Price - Rs.8499)
This is another entry level android phone running on android 2.2. It also posses almost similar features of other entry level android phones. It posses a Qualcomm 528MHz processor with a RAM of 256MB and a ROM of 512MB. The screen is 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen and camera is 3.2MP. Battery backup is also good. But even with all these, the less famous brand name is the only negative point.