- Phones like in our list come with removable battery that lasts for days
- Feature phones also offer features such as LED Torch, rear camera, and even an e-book reader
- These also support dual-SIM functionality, allowing you to separate work from personal life
Smartphones that we use are battery-hungry because they are powerful and offer 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 lets you cut back on the mayhem. A good feature phone also offers additional features like music playback, LED torch, SOS function, and more. If you are looking for one, here are the best feature phones 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, and anti-theft support. The phone has an 800mAh battery that should be more than sufficient to last for days without requiring a 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 a 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 with QVGA screen resolution of 128×160 pixels. The alphanumeric QWERTY keypad has quite a lot of useful features. You have an LED torch that can be accessed from the centre button. It also offers expandable memory up to 32GB using the microSD card. At the back, it has a 0.3MP camera with a zoom feature. If you are looking for a feature-packed phone, this is one of the best in the market. 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 feature phone allows you to store up to 2000 contacts thanks to built-in memory card support. Thanks to its support of several local languages, this is a perfect phone for elderlies who might not be well versed in English. You can also expect to 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. It sports a candy bar design and has a 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 Karbonn KX3 brings a host of features at an affordable price. The phone has a 1.8-inch TFT screen with 240 pixels resolution. It comes with 4MB RAM and offers 4GB internal memory, which 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 several days. The phone comes equipped with several other features, like a mobile tracker, power saving mode, auto-call recorder, GPRS and more. Even though it’s a feature phone, you get a 0.3MP VGA camera. For multimedia purposes, the KX3 features a boom box speaker that lets you play wireless FM Radio. Karbonn KX3 is available for Rs 899 in the market.
5. Lava A1
Just like Karbonn, Lava is another brand that offers quality feature phones. The Lava A1 connects with the GSM network and sports a cute design language. The phone features a 1.8-inch QQVGA display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution, and the overall design finish will most definitely appeal to buyers. Lava A1 has a dedicated button to activate the built-in torch. It even has a 0.3MP camera at the back if you want to take quick snaps on the go. Users recommend this phone for its simplicity and value for money. Lava A1 is going to cost you Rs 987.
Other options to consider
Nokia 105 2019
InFocus Vibe Plus