BEST 10 Budget SMART PHONES under Rs.10,000

The Smartphone market is no longer only for wealthy people. The market has expanded to include average and low priced smartphones. Some very good Smart phones are available under the price range of Rs.10,000.

Huge competition among mobile phone manufacturers has led to production of Budget Smart Phones targeting the large market for such phones.

We have listed the top 10 Smart Phones which come under the budget phone segment of below Rs. 10,000. Previously we had listed the Top 5 Budget phones under Rs.5,000 range.

1. Sony ericsson XPERIA X10 mini – Rs.10,000

The Sony ericsson XPERIA X10 mini is powered by snap dragon processor and has lots of internal memory. The stylish and sophisticated handset allow you to multi-task and access features instantly. You can use the X10 mini with just one hand. Apps can be accessed from the four corners on the home screen. With the touch a thumb play, listen, email, tweet and much more on the mini Android phone.

Comes with 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) Screen, 2,55" capacitive touchscreen. MicroSD™ support up to 16 GB.

Key features: 
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 2.55" capacitive touchscreen of QVGA resolution
  • 3G with HSPA
  • Customized Android OS v1.6 with Timescape UI
  • Ultra compact body
  • Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz CPU
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Built-in GPS receiver and digital compass
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and turn-to-mute
  • Standard miniUSB port for charging and data
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)  
  • 3.5mm-compatible audio jack
  • Direct access to the official Android repository

2. Dell Aero – Rs.9989

Dell aero comes with Android 1.5 with they promise an eventual update to Android 2.1. Features 624MHz Marvell processor and a 3.5-inch capacitive multitouch screen. Comes with a stylus for handwriting recognition. Included with the device are QuickOffice, ActiveSync, on-device photo editing, and social networks. It also has a 5 megapixel camera and microSD support up to 32GB 2GB included.

  • Gorilla Glass display
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Multi-touch input method
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Handwriting recognition
3. Samsung B7510 Galaxy Pro – Rs.9,800

Samsung GALAXY Pro is a touchscreen smartphone with QWERTY keyboard in candybar form factor. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It comes with 2.8" display, 3MP autofocus camera, 800MHz processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Good processing power with touchscreen and comfortable QWERTY keyboard.

Key features: 
  • 2.8" 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution
  • Full four-row QWERTY keyboard
  • ARMv6 800MHz CPU, 270MB RAM, 180MB of user-available storage
  • Android 2.2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0 UI
  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n with hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
  • 3.15 MP autofocus camera
  • QVGA video recording @30fps
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Document viewer out of the box, paid editing
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Light and compact
  • Smart dialing

4. LG Optimus Me P350 – Rs.8,000

LG Optimus Me P350 is an Android device. Featuring 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1,500 mAh battery, 140MB of internal storage, micro SD card slot. It looks pretty cool and with five coloured battery covers to choose from - pink, gray, black, blue and red. The phone is a budget Android 2.2 solution.
  • Social networking integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • Digital compass
  • YouTube, Google Talk
  • MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • 3G network - HSDPA 900 / 2100,HSDPA 850 / 1900

5. HTC F3188 Smart- Rs.7,800.
HTC F3188 Smart features 2.8-inch QVGA display, 3-megapixel camera with fixed focus, 300MHz processor, 256MB RAM and 256MB ROM memory. HTC Smart has a 3.5 mm jack. The interactions are neatly placed under the pics of your favorite people. So you don't have to open multiple applications. You get a single view of all your communications - email, text, Facebook® update with any one of your contacts.
  • 3G HSDPA Quadband Wifi GPS Unlocked GSM Cell Phone with Touch screen
  • 3.15 MP Camera
  • 2048x1536 pixels
6. Nokia 5530 XpressMusic –  Rs.9,750

Full touch interface, 2.9'' 360x640 pixel display, fun and easy-to-use. Can be viewed in wide range of lighting conditions and viewing angles. Up to 20 friends can be added to the homescreen and contact information, communication histories, etc for them can be accessed. The Nokia 5530 offers very good value-for-money. Delivers so much at an affordable price. It has no 3g and wi-fi.

Key features:
  • 2.9" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels)
  • Symbian S60 5th edition
  • ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, 128MB RAM memory
  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA@30fps video
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • microSD card memory expansion, ships with a 4GB card
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth with A2DP and USB v2.0
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo speakers
  • Stylus, with its own compartment inside the phone
  • Proximity sensor for screen auto turn-off
  • Accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation, motion-based gaming and turn-to-mute
  • Office document viewer
  • OVI integration (direct image and video uploads, OVI Contacts)
  • Landscape on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Price tag on the cheap side
  • Nice battery life

7. Micromax A 70 – Rs.8,000

Micromax A70 runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS. It is touchscreen and weights 85g. Dimensions are 111MM x 58MM x 13.5MM. It has 600 MHz processor and Display of 8.128 cms (3.2 inches). The screen is Full Touch Capacitive Screen, TFT 262K Colors. Rear Camera is 5.0 MP with Auto Focus and Front Camera is 0.3 MP with Digital Zoom. Upto 4 hours talktime.

  • SNS applications
  • MP3/WAV/AAC player
  • MP4/H.263 player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • 3G support with HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps speed

8. LG GT540 Optimus – Rs.7,500

LG Optimus runs on the Android platform. Get access to a world of applications from Android market and download famous application and games to make your life easier and more exciting. The GT540 is an entry-level smartphone and LG have no problem saying it out loud.

Key features:
  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G (with HSDPA) support
  • 3" resistive touchscreen of HVGA resolution
  • Android OS v1.6 (now upgradeable to 2.1, Sept 2010)
  • Accelerometer for auto screen rotate
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver, digital compass
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 139 MB internal memory
  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (supporting card with capacity of up to 16GB)
  • Standard microUSB port and Mass Storage mode
  • Social networking service integration
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
9. Samsung B5310 Corby Pro – Rs.9,000

The Samsung Corby Pro features great texting and the intuitive touchscreen control. And also nice connectivity package (such as HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS) and comes with 3.5mm audio jack. It is a bargain priced phone.

Flagship of the Corby lineup, the touch-operated QWERTY side-slider Samsung B5310 Corby Pro features quad-band GSM, dual band UMTS with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and Wi-Fi and GPS. 2.8” 16M color QVGA resistive touchscreen display and a 3 megapixel fixed focus camera for photography.

Key features:
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • Dual-band UMTS support with HSDPA
  • 2.8" resistive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution
  • Four-row side-slide QWERTY keyboard
  • 150 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • 3.15 megapixel fixed-focus camera with smile detection, QVGA video @ 15fps
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Find Music recognition service
  • TouchWiz and Cartoon UI
  • Social networking integration with direct file uploads
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Wi-Fi and GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer sensor for screen auto rotation
  • Office document viewer
  • Excellent web browser
  • Push email
  • Smart unlock
  • Replaceable rear covers (Fashion Jackets)

10. Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type - Rs.7,800

The Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type with touchscreen also has good looks and charm. Four different colors to choose from and a redesigned keypad. Nokia refuses to give up on the good old numeric keypad and it will come with the X3-02.

So, you have both touch and type in Nokia X3-02. Provides the right measure of style in the classy phone. Let’s take a look at the key features.

Key features:
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Quad-band 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA
  • Neat and well built, slim and lightweight, metal on the body
  • 2.4" 256K-color resistive TFT QVGA touchscreen
  • S40 6th edition UI
  • 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • VGA video recording at 15fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, Visual radio
  • Bluetooth v2.1 (with A2DP)
  • Standard microUSB port (charging enabled)
  • USB On-The-Go
  • microSD card slot (32 GB supported, 2GB included)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Innovative vibrating touch feedback

2 Responses to "BEST 10 Budget SMART PHONES under Rs.10,000"

  1. Which phone s recomended by u in terms of camera, web browser n looks??

  2. I can really count on this rating it is the best ever i have seen online and really very well classified one.


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