22nd May 2012 | Comments
Did you know that the first mobile phone call in India was made by Late Mr. Jyoti Basu to Mr. Sukh Ram on 30th July 1995. So it’s safe to say that the Indian mobile industry is still a teenager.
It took 22 years for a mobile phone to get into Indian hands after it was first invented, and cost a hefty ₹25000. Now, the handset industry is India is worth more than ₹25,500 crore ($4.8 billion). The fierce competition has forced handset manufacturers to price their devices very intelligently.
I gathered a list of 6 mobile phones that cost less than ₹1,000 ($20). The list is sorted in descending order of price.
6. Alcatel OT-517D
Alcatel OT-517D is a Candy bar phone weighing 66g. It′s dimensions are 107MM x 45MM x 13.5MM . The talk-time of the phone is Up to 6 hours. The phone operates at frequencies of GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz | GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz.
The Phone has a Display of 1.8 inches, TFT 65K Colors. This model comes with a Digital Camera with Digital Zoom.
5. Motorola Moto Yuva WX290
A figure of speech ideally representing our opinion on the handset is that it’s the Jack of all trades but master of none. The Motorola WX290 is an assortment of various attributes boxed in a robust and sturdy chassis. As a final say on the phone, we believe that the audio and graphics were the major functions that might prove to be a disappointment. Considering the fact that it is an entry level device, we give it a respectable 7 out of 10 on our scoreboards. On a last note, the Motorola MotoYuva WX290 priced at Rs. 2,490 is apt for novices and those who prefer a simple and basic phone.
Price: Rs. 999
4. MVL R1
The MVL R1 operates on GSM 900 / 1800 MHz | GSM 900 / 1800 MHz, has 960 minutes of talktime.
Price: Rs. 990
3. Alcatel OT-230D
Alcatel OT-230D is a Bar phone weighing 64g. It′s dimensions are 98MM x 43MM x 13.5MM . The talk-time of the phone is Up to 6 hours. The phone operates at frequencies of GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz | GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz. The Phone has a Display of 1.5 inches, CSTN 65K Colors.
Price: Rs. 949
2. Nokia 1280
Nokia 1280 chat to your friends easily and for longer. With Nokia 1280 get information that matters to you with the built-in Nokia Life Tools application. The long battery life, anti-dust keypad, and scratch resistant cover make the Nokia 1280 the ideal phone for everyday life. The compact and durable Nokia 1280 lets you communicate easily.
Price: Rs. 920
1. Samsung Guru E1081
Samsung weaves its way into the market of entry level phones with its Samsung Guru E1081. For lower and lower-middle classes this cellphone is an economical and affordable solution to their inaccessible pricey cellphones woes. It offers the basic features that are essential requirements of any phone. The easy to grip phone structure makes it comfortable to hold. The soft keypad buttons are gentle on your finger tips and lets you enjoy long texting sessions. Having a thickness of 13.6mm it’s attributed with a less weight characteristic.
Price: Rs. 890