After months of speculations, Nokia has finally unveiled the Lumia 525, the successor to the Lumia 520. However, no information is available about the pricing and availability.
The Lumia 525 improves on the features of the Lumia 520 by adding 1 GB of RAM. Apart from this, other features are identical to the Lumia 520. Other phones in the Lumia series i.e. Lumia 620 & 625 come with 512 MB of RAM.
The phone will run on Windows Phone 8. It features a 4 inch WVGA IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 135ppi. It is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with 8 GB of inbuilt storage. This can be extended up to 64 GB with microSD card.
It also comes with a 5-megapixel camera with no flash. There is no front-facing camera either. Both of these have been a criticism of the phone but they are OK taking into consideration the cost of the phone. The camera of the phone is good enough and performs well if there is good lighting.
Apart from these features, the Lumia 525 will come with a 1450mAh battery which will deliver a talktime of 17 hours and 336 hours of standby. Connectivity features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, A-GLONASS and 3G.
4-inch WVGA (480×800) IPS LCD display
1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
1GB of RAM
8GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
5-megapixel rear camera
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, A-GLONASS 3G
Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black
If you are looking for the best low cost Android phone in India, this blog post is for you! It is true that cost and quality go hand in hand. But sometimes there are exceptions to this rule. You can still get good phones but many features without having to spend a lot of money.
There are many low cost Android phones in India. By low cost, I am referring to phones priced at less than Rs. 4k. However, the problem with most of these phones is that either they have bad specs or are made by companies who don’t have a good face value. Many people have contempt for such phones and it is this reason, to save face that most people don’t prefer to buy them.
If brand is not an issue, you can go for such models but then again they always have reliability issues. They are cheap for a reason and this often is a compromise in the build quality. It is best to invest a little more and go for a mid-range Samsung than to lose patience when your low cost phone starts hanging every now and then!
This essential disclaimer aside, there are some good phones that are very reliable and still fit into a tight budget. Usually, the issue here is that these phones are a little old–more specifically, a few years old.
There is nothing wrong with them specs wise or performance wise but nobody wants to buy them anymore. This is the reason why they are so cheap. However, you can do everything on these phones like surfing the Internet, playing games, etc.
Your brand new high end phone will become old in two years from now. It doesn’t really hurt to buy a two year old phone and save plenty in cash!
Best low cost Android phone in India: Motorola XT319
This phone was launched in 2011 i.e. 2 years back. When it was launched, the specs were obviously top the shelf but it is ‘outdated’ now. However, it comes with a number of cool features: Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), a 3.2 inches screen and a 3.15 MP camera.
The Motorola XT319 is available for sale on Ebay.in for Rs. 3,300. If you apply a credit card coupon, you will get another 7-8% off which brings the effective cost to Rs. 3,100. This is by all means a steal deal!
ZTE has launched six new Android smartphones in India. This is the first time that ZTE has launched its self-branded smartphones in India. These phones belong to ZTE’s Blade, Grand and Kis series. These phones will be available in Indian in the coming days.
Over 32 millions Indians use ZTE phones. ZTE wishes to expand its smartphone portfolio in India further in the coming days. Its aim is to have a pan India presence with smartphones and data cards.
Here are the phones that ZTE has launched:
ZTE Grand X Quad Lite: This phone supports dual-SIM and comes with a 5-inch screen. It runs on Android 4.2 and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core porcessor. It also comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. It is powered by a 2500 mAh battery and comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera. It is priced at Rs. 14,999.
ZTE Blade G2: This phone comes with a 4.5-inch FWGVA display and runs on Android 4.1. It is powered by a 1 GHz quad-core processor and 512 MB of RAM. It also comes with 4GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel rear camera. It is priced at Rs. 11,599.
ZTE Blade L: The ZTE Blade L comes with a 4.7-inch WVGA display and runs on Android 4.0. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM. It too comes with 4GB of internal memory and a 5-megapixel rear camera. It is priced at Rs. 12,599.
ZTE Blade C: The ZTE Blade C comes with a 4-inch WVGA display and runs on Android 4.1. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. This phone comes with 4 GB of internal storage and 3-megapixel rear camera. It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. It is priced at Rs. 7,599.
ZTE Blade E: This phone runs on Android 4.1 and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It comes with a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA display. It features 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel camera. It is priced at Rs. 11,999.
ZTE Kis Flex: The ZTE Kis Flex comes with a 3.5-inch QVGA display and runs on Android 2.3. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. It also comes with 512 MB of internal storage and a 2-megapixel camera. It is powered by a 1200 mAh battery. It is priced at Rs. 5,799.
ZTE has launched good phones in India. However, the prices could be been better. ZTE doesn’t have adequate market penetration in India. It is mostly restricted to data cards and a few entry-level phones. Competitive pricing will offer it better penetration in the market. x