Spice Power S580
Generally, budget users do not get a lot of options to choose from. However, the good thing is, telecom revolution in Indian has been changing the market reality. Competition among the brands is on the rise because of which we are witnessing the launch of some quality feature phones almost every month.
The Spice Power S580 is one such product that was launched in the third week of January 2016. At just 1495 rupees, it offers really a long list of features.
From the looks, this device appears to be some premium phone of the pre2010 era. The brushed metallic finish of the back panel gives an illusion that Spice has used metal on this phone, but that is not the real case. I am really impressed by the ergonomics of this feature phone.
It has a got a really big display that generates vibrant colors. Even the keypad is quite comfortable in using. This phone can be gifted to anyone who does not like modern smartphone features.
Captures High-Quality Images
On the back, the phone sports a 1.3 MP camera capable of capturing some impressive shots. It also comes with an inbuilt media player that supports a number of audio/video formats. Onboard storage of the phone can be expanded up to 16 GB using a microSD card.
It is a dual SIM feature phone and supports GPRS connectivity on the GSM network. However, you will not be able to access app-based services like WhatsApp. Some of the other features that are worthy to be mentioned here are Bluetooth and FM Radio.
2800 mAh Battery
Another reason why this phone is a perfect choice for budget customers is it features a 2800 mAh battery capable of delivering weeks of power backup.
- Battery life
- Great Design
- GPRS connectivity
- No USB connectivity
While smartphone rules the electronic market, but a large chunk of the Indian population still feels comfortable with a basic mobile phone. And, what better brand can there be than the Nokia when it comes feature phones. Last year, the Nokia 215 was launched in India and now it sells at an affordable price of 2160 rupees. It is a perfect phone for the people who only need basic functionalities.
Simple to Use
You do not need any kind of expertise to use this mobile phone. It is suitable for your moms and dads who feel uncomfortable using Android and Windows platforms. The menu is much easier to browse through and the vibrant display enhances the end user experience.
Great Build Quality
The manufacturer has used top quality materials in the making. This feature phone is highly durable and will last for years. Moreover, it is quite comfortable for single hand use.
Loaded With Extra Features
The users will not have to sacrifice their accessibility to various modern services because this phone offers GPRS connectivity. Preloaded Facebook and Messenger apps will keep you updated always. It also sports a VGA camera capable of recording videos.
The onboard storage of the phone can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card. Further, the users can enjoy a long playlist of their favorite music on this impeccable phone.
The Nokia 215 also offers connectivity features like FM Radio, Bluetooth, and microUSB. Another great thing is that it comes with dual-SIM card slots.
Impressive Battery Life
The phone houses an 1100 mAh battery on the back. Since it does not have a big display, you will get a great power backup. According to the manufacturer, it gives 20 hours of talk time on a single charge.
- GPRS connectivity
- Dual SIM
- Features a flashlight
- Inbuilt camera
- Great power backup
- microSD card slot
- Available in multiple colors
- Call quality is not that great
Since the Nokia 215 is a basic feature phone, it will not impressed people who like innovative features in today’s smartphone world. However, if you are someone looking for a phone with basic features, then there cannot be a better solution than this Nokia Phone.
Those who follow my articles know that I always appreciate efforts of smaller brands. This is because these companies are ready to do those things that bigger brands cannot even dream of. Take the brand Nosama for an example.
In mid-2015, it launched its Viraat feature phone that sports a big 4000 mAh battery. However, to get this phone, you will have to spend only 1,899 rupees.
The Nosama Viraat takes a lot of time get charged. In normal circumstances, you will have to leave this phone attached with charger for at least 4-5 hours. But when this phone gets fully charged, the juice will last for more than two weeks, which is just amazing. It also works as a power bank.
Bulky but Comfortable Built
The phone comes painted in a black color that gives a nice appeal to the eyes. Its leather finished back panel is really comfortable and offers a good grip, too. Because of the huge battery, the phone feels quite thick but manageable. Its average size display produces natural colors and is good for video watching.
I do not appreciate the placement of torch here. The inbuilt torch sticks out on the top and has a great possibility in getting damage easily in day-to-day usages.
MicroSD Card Slot
You can attach a microSD card on the back to increase the storage up to 32 GB. Its media player supports most of the modern audio/video formats. But the processor of the phone struggles a lot when it comes to playing high-resolution videos.
You are also getting a 1.3 MP camera on this phone, which is not a big surprise at this price point.
The phone comes loaded with features like Bluetooth, Wireless FM, and GPRS connectivity. Inbuilt web apps give access to top sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. But you will not be able to use WhatsApp on the Nosama Viraat.
- Good battery life
- Acts as a power bank
- Average camera
- Fails to play high-resolution video
From a long time, Sansui has been trying to secure a reputable place in the mobile phone market. Still the strategies, it has been following are not driving any results. Last year the Sansui M17 was launched with the USP of superb battery backup. Currently, this feature phone is selling at the price of 1449 rupees.
The design of this feature phone is really appreciable. It comes in a black painted body and its outer shell is highly durable. The phone gives a comfortable feel in the hand. Its keys are big so that even senior citizen user will find easier to dial a number.
Unlike most feature phones, this device features an impressive 2.4-inch display panel. Colors do pop out well from the screen. Texts are easily visible even if you are standing under the sun. Moreover, a display this huge will also be suitable for watching videos.
Good Connectivity Options
To listen to your favorite radio jockey, there is no need to attach headphone. This phone supports Wireless FM, which is an amazing feature. It also features Bluetooth connectivity that allows the users to transfer files easily.
The phone supports two SIM card slots on the back and supports GSM networks. However, the most disappointing thing is it does not offer internet connectivity, so you will not be able to access services like Facebook and WhatsApp.
Long Battery Life
Under the back panel of this phone, you can find a massive 3000 mAh battery. On a single charge, you will be able to fetch the juice for more than one week. But this battery will take a good amount of time to get fully charged.
- Battery backup
- Build quality
- Inbuilt camera
- Media player
- Vibrant display
- Wireless FM with recording option
- No internet connectivity
Lava KKT 40 Power Plus
The KKT 40 Power+ is the successor to the earlier launched KKT 40 Power feature phone. The new device comes with a lot of upgrades. Available at 1,599 rupees, it will attract a lot of budget customers.
This feature phone features an upgraded 3000 mAh battery that delivers weeks of power backup once fully charged. It will prove to be a great device for people living in remote and rural areas where electricity shortage occurs frequently.
Vibrant Display and Powerful Camera
For the price of 1600 rupees, the 2.4-inch display will not be a big surprise. However, I want to get your attention on the display resolution measured in 240 X 320 pixels. Moreover, the pixel density of 167ppi is highly respectable considering it is just a feature phone.
The 1.3MP rear camera also offers digital zoom capability, which is really a nice thing to have.
You can store thousands of song and videos on this Lava phone as it supports memory expansion up to 16 GB using a micro SD card. The preloaded media player is really fast at processing data. The Lava KKT 40 Power Plus also comes with a speaker that generates much loud audio.
Comes With All Basic Connectivity Features
The Lava KKT 40 Power Plus offers Bluetooth and USB connectivity, using which the users can transfer media files. It also allows the users to browse the internet with the inbuilt web browser. However, the internet speed will not be that great because it uses GPRS connectivity to fetch data.
- Impressive battery backup
- Decent quality camera
- Attractive form factor
- microSD card slot
- Dual SIM
- Cannot be used to access app-based services like Viber and WhatsApp