Having a fancy smartphone can be useful, due to the many features they have. These mini-computers allows us to do things people could only dream about 10 or 15 years ago. Still, there are times when we don’t need a smartphone. Sometimes all you need is to make or receive a call and send occasional SMS and paying hundreds of dollars for a smartphone just isn’t justifiable. That is why we still have ordinary cell phones on the market, which can be pretty cheap. If one of those can do all you need, there is no reason to spend a lot of money getting the latest smart phone, since you won’t be needing a vast majority of its functions. Another reason people choose these phones is their battery life. Unlike smartphones, whose batteries last a day at the most, these budget phones can last for days between two charges.
The screens on these phones can’t really compare with those on smartphones, but for reading SMS, they will do just fine. To be honest, unless you use your phone for things like streaming or playing video games, you don’t really need that big display anyway.
All the phones on our list can perform basic functions and even allow you to listen to FM radio stations. If that is all you need your phone to do, you came to the right place. Here are some of our picks for phones under RS500.
Price: Rs. 449
iKall K3310 comes with 1.8 inches (4.57 cm) display and 0.3 MP Rear Camera. It has a 1000 mAh battery and even a Dual SIM feature.
Price: Rs. 495
Also aDual SIM model, Peace P4 has 0.3 MP Rear Camera and a 850 mAh battery.
Price: Rs. 399
Detel D1 is a single SIM phone with 1.4 inches (3.56 cm) display and a 650 mAh battery.
Price: Rs. 489
Rocktel R5 features DualSIM ports for mini-SIMs, 1.8 inches (4.57 cm) display, and 0.3 MP Rear Camera. The battery is a 1000 mAh one.
Price: Rs. 499
With an Rs. 499 price tag, Q-TEL Q1 is the most expensive phone on our list. It comes with an 800 mAh battery, 0.3 MP Rear Camera, and 1.8 inches (4.57 cm) display.