Low cost phones are becoming immensely popular in India especially in rural areas. There is a huge market in India and if you are looking for a mobile phones lower than Rs. 3000, you will get a lot of options. Lava Mobiles is one such company that is doing quite well and already have launched many models in the Indian markets.
Here is a price list of Lava Mobile Phones with features
This is a dual SIM QWERTY handset which comes with dual camera, a 2 megapixel primary camera and a secondary VGA camera. However the Lava B6 is not a 3G phone. The main highlight is it comes with Facebook applications and other special applications can be downloaded. You can play music using the build in music player and connect any external output device using the 3.5 mm audio jack.
Other features are 2.3 inch display screen, can record videos, Bluetooth, GPRS, microSD / SDHC supported up to 8 GB, Motion / Gravity Sensors and push mail (Yahoo & Gmail).
The Lava B6 houses a 1050 mAh battery.
Lava B6 price in India Rs. 2839 | Bargain: Rs. 2500
The Lava B8 sports a QWERTY keypad with trackpad and supports Dual SIM (GSM + GSM). Even at an affordable price this handset comes with features that most high end handsets come loaded with. It houses a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. The camera can also be used as a webcam when connected with the PC.
Software’s that come preloaded are the Opera mini browser, IM, email, Nimbuzz and Snaptu for Social networking. Listing to music anytime with the built in FM radio, with an option to record your favourite track.
The TFT screen is 2.3 inches with 320×240 pixels resolution. The Lava B8 is not a 3G phone but you can surf the net on the GPRS and EDGE networks, which is good enough. This mobile phone is powered by the MTK 6235 Chipset. microSD / SDHC card is supported up to 16 GB.
Other features are Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm audio jack, Torch and motion sensor. 1400 mAh Li-ion battery powers this phone and you can expect it to last for 2 to 3 days of normal usage before charging again.
Lava B8 price in India Rs. 3,350 | Bargain: Rs. 3000 with free 2 GB microSD card.
This is a dual SIM touch screen phone with a 3 inch TFT screen supporting resolution of 240×400 pixels. The main highlight of Lava A10 is touch screen display, Dual SIM, Yamaha Amplifier chipset and 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and well, of course the price.
The Lava A10 houses a 3 inch TFT screen with 240×320 pixels resolution. The main camera is 3.2 Megapixel and comes with LED flash. This handset comes with a stylus, now no handsets today come with any stylus so this indirectly points out that the touch screen may not be that sensitive to finger touch.
This handset comes with 59 MB of internal memory and supports up to 16 GB of microSD / SDHC card. Again at such a low cost you cannot expect too many features. The lava A10 does not support 3G but does supports EDGE and GPRS. Other connectivity options are Bluetooth with A2DP and USB.
Other features of Lava A10 is FM radio with recording, MP4 / Music player, Opera mini browser preloaded, webcam, gravity sensor, torch and instant messenger.
The Lava A10 comes with 1400 mAh Li-ion battery you can expect it to last for 3 to 4 days with normal usage.
Lava A10 price in India Rs. 4,398 | Bargain: Rs. 4,130
lava M30 is a dual SIM phone with motion detection feature, a 2 megapixel camera, comes preloaded with many useful apps and you can browse the web using the Opera Mini Browser.
For in-depth details check my previous post: Lava M30 with SRS Audio feature.
Lava M30 price in India Rs. 2999 | Bargain: Rs. 2800 Ask for free 2GB micro SD card.
Lava Arc 01
This is a dual SIM phone with standby time of 120 hours. The TFT screen is 1.5 inches supporting 65K colours on a 128 by 128 pixels resolution. Lava Arc 01 is a low cost phone so there is nothing much to talk about, a basic phone with basic features.
It does come with FM Radio, microSD support up to 2 GB and can play mp3 music and 3GP video files. This handset comes with 1000 mAh battery. Other features are Hindi language support, Torch, Mobile Tracker and Indian calendar.
Lava Arc 01 price in India Rs. 1191 | Bargain: Rs. 1000
Lava Kkt 30
This is a dual SIM Lava phone that supports GSM + GSM or GSM + CDMA. The Lava Kkt 30 supports dual standby and features a 2.4 inch QVGS screen with 262K colours. You can connect to the net using GPRS. Other features are WAP, Bluetooth, Music player, FM radio with recording and 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording options.
The unique thing about Lava kkt 30 is the 3D UI (User Interface).
Lava Kkt 30 price in India Rs. 2798 | Bargain: Rs. 2650