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Best Basic Mobile Phones under 1000 in India 2018

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Basic mobile phones don’t look fancy and can’t serve your needs like how smartphones do. While smartphones market is booming these days, you can’t ignore basic mobile phones. Basic mobile phones are great for two basic functions namely calling and messaging because they were made for the same initially. Also, these mobile phones are great in battery back up due to the absence of high-end processors and battery-hungry GPU. So many people like to have these phones as a secondary phone to carry multiple networks-phones to avoid network issues while traveling by train or buses. These phones can help you if you struggle with your smartphone’s battery.

If you are looking for a basic phone as your secondary phone then you are at right place. In this article, I will suggest you the best basic mobile phones under 1000 on the market today.

Best Basic Mobile Phones:

1. Nokia 105 

Nokia 105 Best Basic mobile phones

Source: Amazon India

When you are looking for a basic phone then you can’t go wrong with Nokia. This single sim phone sports 1.8-inch display. It is powered by 800 mAH Li-Ion battery which gives up to 16 hours of talk time. This phone’s battery can survive up to 30 days in standby mode. Apart from this, it has FM radio as an added advantage.

Pros:

  • Excellent network reception
  • Speaker and mic quality is very good
  • Good battery backup
  • Torch and FM

Cons:

  • No headset in the sales package
  • No Mp3 player

In my opinion, single sim should be sufficient for you since smartphones usually have dual sim support. So even if the secondary phone has the single sim support, you will have 3 networks to choose from while traveling. In case you want dual sim then you can go for dual sim variant of Nokia 105. Nokia 105(Dual Sim) is also available in White, Black, and Blue like its single sim sibling. You need to pay little extra money(150-200 Rupees) to get the dual sim variants.

Check on Amazon:

Single  Sim Variant– (White, Black, Blue)

Dual Sim Variant–    (White, BlackBlue)

2. Lava Captain K2

With 1750mAH lithium-ion battery, this phone lasts up to a week without the need of charging it again. Not only this you get bigger speakers for listening to music without a headset.  Like Nokia 105, this phone also sports 1.8-inch display. Also, you get a wireless FM feature with it. Lava is not a very popular brand when it comes to durability but with 2 years of warranty, So this phone is worth consideration. This list of basic mobile phones includes this Lava phone because of the extended warranty provided and it performs well in terms of battery.

Pros:

  • Wireless FM with recording
  • A week battery
  • Good speakers
  • 2 years brand warranty
  • Dual Sim Support

Cons:

  • Useless Camera(0.3 MP)
  • No headset in the sales package

Check on Amazon:

(Black-Red, White-Grey)

3. Samsung Guru 1200

Samsung Guru doesn’t fall under the sub 1k price range. Currently, it is available for Rs. 1100 on Amazon. With 800mAH battery providing the talk time of 8 hours 40 minutes, this phone doesn’t offer any fancy feature. However, if you are looking for a simple basic mobile phone with the single sim then this phone should definitely be in your options list. This phone hits all the right chords when it comes to providing a basic mobile phone. Be it compactness, good battery, great network reception, and simplicity. This suits well to old aged persons because there is no complexity in choosing a sim while calling somebody.

Pros:

  • Great network reception
  • Good mic
  • Easy to use
  • Torch Light

Cons:

  • Average 3 days battery
  • No headset in the sales package
  • Average design

Check on Amazon:

( Black, Gold, Indigo Blue, White )

4. Haier M311 

Haier is famous for making electronic products. This brand’s only mobile phone available in India currently is M311. It has auto Call Recorder which sets it apart from the crowd. Many people find this particular feature very crucial when they search for a basic mobile phone. Also, it has a video player along with the MP3 player.  To share media files, you also get Bluetooth connectivity feature which is hard to find in a sub 1k phone. Rest of the features like wireless FM, Torch, and dual sim support are also present in this non-smartphone. The 1000 mAh Battery is sufficient to keep your phone alive up to 3 days. Surprisingly, it supports GPRS connectivity which is not useful for many(As almost everyone has a smartphone for this purpose).

Pros:

  • Overwhelming features for the price
  • Auto call recorder
  • Bluetooth
  • Gprs
  • Headset

Cons:

  • Fragile build quality
  • No service center present in South India currently(except Maharashtra)

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Red )

5. Infocus IF9011 HERO Selfie C1

Infocus has been around since 2015 and doing well in the smartphone market. When it comes to quality, Infocus is not far behind Nokia and Samsung. This particular basic phone is special because of an exceptional feature and that is the selfie, hence the model name itself includes selfie in it. Well, this selfie camera’s shots you certainly can’t use for sharing on social media but you can still surprise your friends by flaunting this feature. Besides this phone has to offer many cool features like auto call recording, Call Conference, audio/video player, Bluetooth, and torch.  This phone has 1000 mAh battery which should last up to 3 days on moderate usage.

Pros:

  • Rear and selfie camera
  • Call conference and auto call recorder
  • Bluetooth and torch
  • Audio/video player
  • Headset included in the sales package

Cons:

  • Average battery backup
  • Lack of vibration mode

Check on Amazon:

Black )

 

6. Karbonn K310N

This phone has made its place on this list because of compact and beautiful design. With 800 mAh battery, you can expect 2 days of battery. Apart from this, it has FM and Bluetooth. The camera is also available in this phone but you will hardly use its useless snaps. This phone is included in our basic mobile phones list because of one reason and that is its price. It is available for less than 700.

Pros:

  • Looks good
  • Cheaper
  • Decent network reception

Cons:

  • weak battery
  • No headset in the sales package

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White Red, Midnight Blue, Orange )

7.  Micromax X412

Micromax has provided some cool features in this phone like auto call recording, wireless FM, and music/video player. However, it lacks a good battery which is the most needed feature in the basic phone category. You have to settle for just 800 mAh battery if you purchase this mobile.

Pros:

  • Auto call recording
  • Wireless FM
  • Media player

Cons:

  • Weak battery
  • No headset in the sales package

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( Black+Grey )

8.  iBall CR2 Dual Sim Wireless FM

This phone offers the similar set of the features as offered by the Micromax X412. In case, you decide not buy Micromax due to some reason, you can go for IBall. IBall is good at after sale support. This phone could have been a great alternativeMicromaxomax x412 if it would have provided at least 1500 mAh battery.

Pros:

  • Compact in size
  • Wireless FM
  • Auto call recording

Cons:

  • Weak battery
  • No vibration option

Check on Amazon:

( Black )

9.  Intex Eco 105

Intex is an Indian brand which offers more features than the competitors at the same price point. However, this phone offers nothing extra than Iball and Micromax which are priced similarly. Also, the battery is not powerful enough to survive for 3 days.

Pros:

  • Auto call recorder
  • Gprs internet
  • FM

Cons:

  • Weak battery
  • No headset in the sales package

Check on Amazon:

( Black )

10. Lava Captain N1 

This lava phone offers an interesting feature of changing your voice during a call. Lava calls it “Fun call“. The blacklist feature sets this phone apart from other phones mentioned in this list. However, not everyone uses a blacklist feature but it’s a useful addition. With 2 years brand warranty, you don’t have to worry about the durability of the phone.

Pros:

  • Blacklist feature
  • Fun Call
  • 2 years warranty
  • Good mic
  • Wireless FM

Cons:

  • Average battery
  • No headset in the sales package
  • Auto call recording feature missing

Check on Amazon:

(Black, White, Dark Blue, Gold )

 

Conclusion

If you are planning to buy a basic mobile under 1000 then you have two options. Either you can go for those which offers good user experiences like battery backup, call quality and form factor or fall for lucrative offers like a camera(useless in most cases) and FM(which is usually present on smartphones).  If you are up to getting a reliable phone but limited features you can go for any phones in the top 5 of the best basic Mobile Phones list. Haier is a nice option if you want a good overall experience because it hits all the right chords of a good basic feature phone. In case, you get a lot of spam calls then Lava Captain N1 should be the perfect choice for you. Which phone do you think as most valued for the money? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

 

 

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