Top 5 Mobiles for Students on a Budget
For most people, being a student means cutting back on spending and living on a budget. However, it’s also a time when having that extra bit of technical equipment can come in handy in your day to day life. Choosing a mobile phone is a decision which should be made carefully, because you don’t want to miss out on essential features which are ideal for the student lifestyle, but you also don’t have a lot of money to spend and probably look for online coupons and discount codes websites websites.
Because there are so many different mobiles out there, it can be hard to find one which is best suited to you. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best value for money phones out there, all of them costing under Rs.10,000.
1. Huawei Ascend G330
Huawei is best known at the minute for dealing with powerful, high-end phones and devices, but the company also knows how to provide for its customers on a budget, and the Huawei Ascend G330 combines Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with a dual-core processor and 512MB RAM making it super speedy and smooth. The display measures 4 inches with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, and it comes equipped with a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a 0.3 megapixel camera on the front.
Priced at Rs.9,999, this phone is ideal for a student who doesn’t want to spend a huge amount but still wants a smooth web browsing experience with advanced features. It’s particularly great for those who like to use their phone for researching and checking emails on the go.
2. Lava Xolo A700
The Xolo brand brings you another addition to its collection this year with the Lava Xolo A700. This nifty little gadget brings you an Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwhich operating system with a Mediatek 1GHz dual core processor and 512MB RAM. The storage capacity of 4GB can be expanded up to 32GB, so it’s great for storing photos of college memories. The built-in 5 megapixel camera includes an LED flash and HD recording function and the 4.5 inch display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution is ideal for looking back at your photos. There is also a second camera for use in video chats. This model is available for Rs.9,999.
3. Idea Ivory
This model by Idea is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered dual-SIM smartphone with 3G and a 1GHz processor. With 512MB RAM, wi-fi, G sensor, and built-in social networking apps such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as many other features, this phone is well suited to someone who likes to stay connected on the move. Plus, when you purchase this item, you’ll get 1GB of data free each month for the first free months, so it’s a great way to save money.
4. Lenovo AS60
This is the cheapest phone available from Lenovo at the minute, and it’s available for just Rs.6,499, but this does not mean it’s lacking in quality. Equipped with a WVGA 3.5 inch display, an Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, a 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM, this phone is well suited to a student on a budget, with a wide selection of entertainment features to help you get by and to make lectures less boring. The phone contains a 2 megapixel camera, as well as GPS, FM Radio and lots of other apps and features.
5. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
As the first full touch dual SIM Android model from Samsung, this phone is still extremely popular with consumers, and is perfect for someone who likes to have handy features and stay connected on the go through social networks. This model is priced at Rs.7,799 and contains a 3.14 inch display, an expandable memory spot which can increase memory up to 32GB, and a 832MHz processor.
Useful features include a proximity sensor, an accelerometer and a compass, as well as a video player, FM Radio and a variety of social networking apps.
Most of these mobile phones are pretty affordable, however, if you still find them expensive, you can try out some online deals or look up for some merchants like flipkart, tradus, ebay india, infibeam, inkfruit who might be able to offer you a voucher code to redeem.