Feature phones play a very big role especially in the life of the middle and lower class people who are in a need for a phone with all the required features. It is likely that the people who cannot afford to buy the costly androids will go forward to purchase the mobiles that have enough of required features at a lower rate and this is made possible through the feature phones.
In the past, feature phones were considered costly too but with the arrival of androids, the whole scenario has changed on a large scale and the features phones that have even most of the extensive features like excellent camera and video calling experienced a fall in their price tags. Most of these phones come for an affordable price that is below 5000 rupees.
Nokia has been ranked the highest when it comes to the production and sale of the feature phones for optimum prices followed by the many other mobiles and models from the other companies. Here is a list of few of the best feature phones that have made the news for their features, durability and working in the year 2012.
Nokia Asha 308:
Nokia Asha 308 has seen the heights of sales in year 2012. With a price tag of Rs.4400 and an amazing touch experience, Nokia Asha 308 has proved itself to be worth the money. It has the features of a TFT touchscreen and a facility for 3G connection making it all the more desirable.
With a camera of 2 MP and an extendable memory up to 32 GB, this mobile is one of the best feature phones that are available. It has an internal memory of 10 MB along with a ROM of 64 MB. With the Bluetooth connectivity of version 2.1 and a Li-Ion battery of 1110 mAh, this phone is one hell of a catch when it comes to low priced mobile phones.
Nokia Asha 200:
Another mobile from the Asha series of Nokia has made it to the list of the top feature phones and that is the Nokia Asha 200. With its dual sim functionality that is associated with a separate easy swap key, this mobile has touched the hearts of the people at large. Priced at Rs.3950 and preloaded with a number of necessary applications, this mobile has received applauses for its services.
It has a QWERTY keypad along with a 2.4 inch display screen. This mobile too has a camera of 2MP and an internal memory of 10 MB. However, the memory is extendable up to 32 GB.
Samsung chat 527:
With a 2.4 inch display and the ability to support both 2G and 3G networks, the Samsung chat 527 is one of the most amazing feature phones available in the country.
Samsung chat 527 has a 2MP camera with a geo-tagging and Wi-Fi abilities. Priced at 4450 and 1000mAH battery, this phone is advisable for people who tend to chat a lot on their mobile phones.
Nokia Asha 305:
Nokia Asha 305 provides a very colourful mode of connectivity with friends and family. This dual sim mobile supports 2G networking and has a resistive touchscreen of TFT with 65k colours. With a 3 inch touchscreen of 240 x 400 pixels, this mobile is definitely one of the best feature phones of touch-screen category.
It supports the Bluetooth connectivity of the version 2.0 and EDR. This mobile has a camera of 2MP and also the feature of accelerometer. This mobile has an LCD transmissive screen and has a very light weight of 98 grams.
Nokia Asha 305 has a Li-Ion battery of 1110 mAh BL-4U and is quiet a catch for its price. Nokia Asha 305 price in India is 3990 and is definitely advisable for touch lovers.
Motorola quartz EX 212:
Motorola quartz EX212 is another dual sim feature phone that made it to the list of top five feature phones of 2012. It has the connectivity features of Bluetooth and GPRS and a battery of 750 mAh.
With an extendable memory up to 16 GB and a 3.5 mm audio port, this phone has been priced at Rs.4800 and is definitely worth the money.