Smartphones that we use are battery-hungry because they are powerful and offer so many features in one device. That is why you may feel the need for a feature phone that not only provides you with long battery backup but also gives you additional features like music playback, LED torch, and SOS function among others. These phones are usually made by brands like Micromax, Karbonn, and Itel among others.
Best feature phones to buy under Rs 1,000
1. Micromax X378
Micromax X378 is a reliable feature phone available in the market. This budget device offers dual SIM support and has a screen size of 1.77-inch. You can listen to FM Radio without plugging the wired earphones, and it also features other handy options like power torch blink on call, Bluetooth calling functionality anti-theft support. The phone gets an 800mAh battery that for a phone like this should be more than sufficient to last you for days, without having to charge. The Micromax X378 is priced at Rs 880 in the market.
2 . Intex Eco 105vx
Intex Eco 105vx is the ideal companion for long journeys, where you do not have to hunt for power source to charge the phone every day. This feature phone packs a 1050mAh battery that will last you for days. The phone has a basic 1.8-inch display that packs QVGA screen resolution of 128×160 pixels. The alphanumeric QWERTY keypad has quite a lot of useful features built in. You have LED torch that can be accessed from the center button. It also offers expandable memory up to 32GB using the microSD card. At the back, it has a 0.3MP camera with zoom feature. The Intex Eco 105vx is available in India for Rs 995.
3. Itel it2163
Next on our list is the Itel it2163 feature phone. This budget phone allows you to store up to 2000 contacts thanks to built-in memory card support. People from different parts of the country can use the phone because it lets you change the default settings to other local languages. Being a basic phone means you can get more than a week’s battery life on a single charge and even after that the super battery mode gives you more usage time. The phone has a torch, supports auto-call recording, and Bluetooth as well. The candy bar design gets QWERTY keypad with soft-touch buttons for easy grip and typing. The it2163 gets a basic 2.8-inch colour display. Itel it2163 has been priced at Rs 899 right now.
4. Karbonn KX3
Karbonn is still a decent bet with its affordable feature phones in the market. And the KX3 is part of our recommendation because of its features and price. The phone gets a 1.8-inch TFT screen with 240 pixels resolution. It comes with 4MB RAM and offers 4GB internal memory that you can expand up to 32GB. You can have two networks running on the device, and even then the 800mAh battery should last you for well over 10 days. The phone comes equipped with features like mobile tracker, power saving mode, auto-call recorder, GPRS and more. Even for a feature phone, you have a 0.3MP VGA camera. For multimedia purpose, the KX3 features boom box speaker that lets you play wireless FM Radio. Karbonn KX3 can be bought for Rs 899 in the market.
5. Lava A1
Just like Karbonn, Lava is another brand that offers quality and value in this segment with devices like the A1. Unlike the other two, Lava A1 connects with GSM network, but the selling point of this device is the 3-day battery life. The phone features a 1.8-inch screen and the overall design finish will most definitely appeal to buyers. Lava is offering the phone in bright colour options and you have a dedicated button to activate the built-in torch. It even has a 0.3MP camera at the back, if you want take quick snaps on the go. Users like this phone for its simplicity and total value. Lava A1 is going to cost you Rs 987.
Other options to consider
Nokia 105 2019
InFocus Vibe Plus
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