Top 10 Basic Phones in India [Updated February 2019]

Smartphones are in and have been flourishing well but nothing can beat the simplicity and the robustness of a basic phone. Therefore, if you are someone who is looking for a backup basic phone then this article is surely for you.

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I believe Corning Gorilla Glass serves it's purpose well but still a normal smartphone screen is too fragile to survive hits to the floor. I once had a colleague who had a similar issue, she often uses to drop phones from her hand and hence each and every smartphone of her’s had a broken screen. It hurts a lot when you break an expensive phone but what can be done. Well, I suggested her to get a backup basic phone and so should you. They are not smart enough to compete with the handsets you have in the market but no smartphone can beat the robustness and the backup of these basic phones. They are the best helping hand when you are in dire need of one as the battery doesn’t die and screens usually don’t take a toll if dropped usually. Therefore if you wish to know about the Top 10 Basic Phones in India then see the devices we have recommended for you. You can avail the best mobile offers on these value for money devices to save more.

Also, read top mobile phones to buy in February 2019 to check the best upcoming mobiles in India

1. Lava A1

The most advanced weapon of a minimalist. The LAVA A1 will serve your purpose well. It also comes with a primary Camera that too with a zoom that might come in handy in many scenarios. The phones support dual SIM so you can have two working number for people to connect with you. Its memory can be expanded up to 32GB so you can store a lot of your data inside it if you wish. One among the best basic phone under the price tag of Rs.1000.

Features

  • Primary Camera with 0.3 MP and Zoom

  • 1.8 inches QQVGA Screen with a Resolution of 128*160 Pixels

  • Dual SIM

  • Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD

  • 800 mAH Battery

  • 1 Year of Manufacturing Warranty

Amazon Price

Rs.751

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Flipkart Price

Rs.751

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2. Karbonn K2 Boom Box

Basic phones can be compared to Batman’s Utility belt, they are minimal yet they have everything to cater you. This is the case with Karbonn K2 Boom Box. It does all that a basic phone might do but there is a catch. A positive one precisely, as you are getting great speaker installed on the phone which can help you groove in your times of joy. You are also getting a battery of 1000 mAH. It is another great basic phones below the price of 1000.

Features

  • Digital Camera

  • 1.8 inches Screen with 128*160 Pixels

  • Amazing Speakers for Great Music

  • LED Torch

  • 32 MB Internal Memory with Expandable Memory up to 32GB

  • 1000 mAH Battery

Amazon Price

Rs.699

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Flipkart Price

Rs.678

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3. Samsung Guru Music 2

Another great basic phone for Audiophiles, this can surely be used as a device if your smartphone dies and you want to listen to all your favourite track. Also, if you have a parent who is not tech savvy then it has can be gifted to them. This will not only serve its purpose but will also keep them entertained. The Samsung Basic phone also gives you the support of Dual SIM. If you are willing to get a basic mobile phone below Rs.1500 then it is slightly more expensive but is definitely worth the extra bucks.

Features

  • 2 inches QQVGA Screen with 128*160 Pixels

  • Dual SIM

  • Music Player

  • FM Player

  • Memory Expandable up to 16 GB

  • 800 mAH Battery

  • 1 Year Manufacturing Warranty and 6 months on Device

Amazon Price

Rs.1625

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Flipkart Price

Rs.1625

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4. Jiophone

As the name suggests, it will be compulsory for you to use Jio Networks with this device. The price of the phone is quoted at Rs.1500 but the good part is that it is the security money. It means that this phone is basically free. With this phone, you get a Jio pack that gives you free HD voice calls and video calls at just Rs.49 for 28 days. This is among the cheapest 4G phones available in the market. Also, you access to all those great Jio Apps.

Features

  • Operating System: Kai

  • 2.4 inches QVGA Screen with 320*240 Pixels

  • 2 MP Rear and 0.3 MP Front Camera

  • 4GB Internal Storage

  • Expandable up to 128Gb via MicroSD

  • 2000 mAH

Amazon Price

Rs.1500(Security Deposit)

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5. Nokia 106

Nokia has always been a dependable brand among every age. This basic phone by Nokia, the Nokia 106 speaks the same story. The basic Nokia device has a small screen and dual SIM support. The battery inside is an 800 mAH while the warranty offered with the device is 1 year.

Features

  • 1.8 inches with 160*128 Pixels

  • Dual SIM

  • 800 mAH

  • 1 Year Manufacturing Warranty for the device and 6 months for the in-box devices.


Amazon Price

Rs.1249

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6. Ikall K3310

It is very easily the best basic phone under the price of Rs.500. The phone is being offered IKall and it has everything to suit your need. It has got a camera, dual SIM support, FM Radio, Bluetooth etc. You can also play all your favorite Mp3 tracks on this one as well as it comes with Mp4 support too. It is a GSM phone that can be expanded up to 8 GB using a MicroSD.

Features

  • 1.8 inches Display

  • 0.3 MP Camera

  • Dual SIM

  • FM Radio

  • Bluetooth and Torch Light

  • GSM 900/1800Mhz

  • Mp3 and Mp4 Support

  • 64 MB internal Storage and 32 MB RAM

  • Expandable up to 8GB

  • 1 Year of Warranty on the Device.

Amazon Price

Rs.499

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Flipkart Price

Rs.599

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7. Nokia 3310

If you are thinking of getting a little bit exquisite on the range of bar phones then this one gets you the experience you want. I know why would one like to buy such an expensive bar phone but trust me, a device that doesn’t bog you down while using is the device to be. Also, it looks really cute with various flashy colors and is a perfect gift for anyone’s parents who have a hard time running a smartphone. This is one basic phone which is not under Rs.3000 but is surely worth the extra bucks you pay for it.

Features

  • 2.4 inches Display with 320*240 Pixels

  • 2 MP Primary Camera

  • Dual SIM

  • Series 30+ Processor

  • 128MB internal Memory and 16MB RAM

  • Expandable up to 32 GB

  • 1200 mAH Battery

Amazon Price

Rs.3199

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Flipkart Price

Rs.3200

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8. Samsung Guru 1200(GT-E1200)

Samsung Guru 1200 comes with a talk time of 520 hours. This means a single charge will be capable of helping you whenever you need it. It also comes with the Samsung Proprietary Operating System that once the famous Corby series and other great phones from Samsung had. It is a phone for you if you looking for something in the range of Rs.1000.

Features

  • Poly Ringtone, Mini-SIM

  • 1.52 inches TFT Screen with 128*128 Pixels

  • GSM(900/1800 Mhz)

  • Samsung Proprietary Operating System

  • 800 mAH Battery

  • 1 Year Manufacturing Warranty on the device and 6 months for in-box content

Amazon Price

Rs.1100

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Flipkart Price

Rs.1100

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9. Karbonn K-Flip

Do you remember the time when flip smartphones were a trend? I personally feel they still look cool. It is not practical for manufacturers to make a flip smartphone because a big screen is a need now. Although, one can always fill his/her crave by purchasing a basic phone. This phone apart from the style offers you a couple of other things like rear camera, Wireless FM Radio, Video Player, Torch, Mobile Tracker etc. This one is actually feature loaded for the price it is being sold.

Features

  • 2.4 inches Display

  • Dual SIM

  • 0.8 Rear Camera

  • Wireless FM Radio & Recorder

  • Video Player & Recorder

  • Torch and Mobile Tracker

  • Expandable up to 8GB via MicroSD

  • 1 Year of Product Warranty and Box Content

Amazon Price

Rs.1450

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Flipkart Price

Rs.1381

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10.Micromax X424+

One of the best basic phone below the price of Rs.1000. The phones get you a decent display with a decent resolution for the size. It has got two cameras both for the front and the back. A perfect device with a perfect quoted price which is expandable up to 8GB. You are also getting a battery of 1750 mAH which means a lot of talk time in a single charge.

Features

  • 1.8 inches Screen with 320*240 Pixels

  • 0.8 MP Primary as well as Secondary Camera

  • Dual SIM

  • Expandable up to 8GB

  • 1750 mAH Battery

  • 1 Year manufacturing Warranty on device and 6 months on the in-box content

Amazon Price

Rs.770

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Flipkart Price

Rs.724

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So these were the Top 10 Basic Phones in India. Most of these basic phones are available on both Amazon and Flipkart. We hope this article may have been of some help to you. Also, thank you for reading the article until the end.

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