We’ve scribbled down a list of the 7 best non camera phones in India for those who seek a companion for their basic mobile needs. Although the market is currently dominated by high-end smartphones, the introduction of these devices in the mobile segment is proof enough that audiences demand basic feature phones too. Have a look at the list to find out the best ones in this category.
1 – Samsung E1252:
Released towards the end of 2010, the Samsung E1252 feature phone operates on the company’s own software. This bar phone is lightweight at around 76.7 grams and measures 112.70 x 46.65 x 13.90 millimeters. It supports the EDGE network and what adds to its capabilities is the dual SIM functionality. Fitted with a 5cm screen, the device draws power from a 1000mAh battery that is capable of offering talk time of about 674 minutes, while its standby time is about 625 hours. This multimedia device also supports polyphonic as well as MP3 ringtones and lets users enjoy music on the go through the built-in FM. It is priced at around Rs. 1,700.
2 – Nokia 101:
Another cost effective device to grace our list of non camera phones in India is the Nokia 101. This candy bar phone sports a 1.8-inch screen on the front panel along with an alphanumeric keypad. It comes splashed in shades of coral red and phantom black and the lightweight chassis tips the scale at 70 grams. The handset is complete with a music player and FM radio to keep users entertained on the go. The Nokia S30 based phone is integrated with a 1020mAh battery that promises a music playback time of up to 26 hours and talk time of about 6 hours in a single charge. The device will set you back by about Rs. 1,440.
3 – Micromax Q1C:
A CDMA phone from Micromax, the Q1C dons a QWERTY keypad on its front panel in addition to a 5.1cm TFT display that is capable of rendering visuals in 220 x 176p resolutions. The device measuring 107.95 x 56.2 x 12.85 millimeters, weighs around 80 grams. Besides support for formats such as MIDI and MP3, it comes with integrated FM radio for entertainment on the go. The expansion slot can support a memory card of up to 2GB capacity and the 1000mAh lithium-ion battery can cough up the juice for about 5 hours. It carries a price tag of Rs. 1,799.
4 – Lava Arc 21:
Next in our assortment of the non camera phones in India is the Lava Arc 21, a stylish candy bar phone that features a 1.8-inch QVGA TFT screen. Although the handset is devoid of a camera, it lets users enjoy video playback and offers support for formats such as MP4 and AVI in addition to MP3. Along with enjoying FM radio, users can record songs over the radio. The internet enabled phone comes with integrated Facebook messenger that helps you keep in touch with friends and family. Besides a torch light and USB port, it is embedded with an expansion slot that supports a memory card of up to 8GB capacity. The 1,200mAh battery provides talk time of about 3 hours on a single charge. The price tag attached to the Lava Arc 21 reads Rs. 1,999.
5 – Spice M-4262:
The dual SIM Spice M-4262 claims to employ a high quality video player in addition to offering audio playback,both of which make for a nice multimedia device. The 4.5cm screen of the phone further adds to the device’s capabilities as it displays videos at the rate of 25 frames per second. Also, it is embedded with a special video player key for instant access. Along with the FM recording feature, users can also wake up to music in the morning with the FM alarm. The expansion slot supports SD cards of up to 8GB capacity and the mobile device acquires power from a 1000mAh battery that promises talk time of approximately 240 minutes. It can be yours for a price of Rs. 1,349.
6 – Samsung Guru 539:
The last phone to feature on our lineup of non camera phones in India is the Samsung Guru 539. Running the Samsung operating system, the CDMA handset also lets users enjoy faster web access through its 3G capabilities. The bar phone with dimensions of 109.6 x 44.9 x 14 millimeters, weighs merely 77.5 grams. The 1.7-inch TFT LCD display offers 128 x 160 pixel resolutions. The Java enabled phone’s storage can be increased up to 4GB with the help of a microSD card and its 1000mAh battery coughs up the juice for around 6 hours. Needless to say, it is equipped with a music player that supports the MP3 format. And the modest price tag of Rs. 2,336 should not burn a hole in your pocket.
So that’s the end to our roster of the best non camera phones in India, which we think offer some of choice basic features. Which one would you go for if given a choice, a Nokia device or one of these handsets from homegrown companies? Drop in a word to let us know.