Best Keypad Phone under INR 5,000

An alphanumeric keypad phone is a phone with typical keypad entailing from number 0 to 9 and ‘*’ and ‘#’ keys. Each number from 0 to 9 include numerous letters which you can input by pressing the key several times.

Recently, the production of keypad mobile phones, also known as dumb phones, has decreased as the buyers prefer touch screen phones more than keypad phones. The main reason for purchase of touch screen phones is due to OS and limitless versions of OS. The OS available for keypad phones is Java, BlackBerry BB 10, Nokia S 40 or Android. Only some companies were proficient in manufacturing suitable keypad phones; Blackberry is one of it.

We all love smartphones but it is not necessary that we all need one too. For certain people, all they need in a phone is to make phone calls, easily text someone or save phone numbers. Either to save money or keep it simple, mostly people specially teenagers or lower/middle class people buy keypad phone as a secondary phone. These phones are usually more strong and tough thus a good option for children or for people who tend to live with an energetic standard of living. Even elders often prefer using keypad phones because of ease of use and their  in efficiency to use touch screen phones due to low vision.

10 Useful features of phone:

  1. Powerful battery sufficient for all the phone functions
  2. Necessary mobile phone services for customer to make calls or send messages
  3. Sim card slot to use different networks on one phone
  4. Internet access through GPRS or 3G/4G
  5. Useful applications like calculator, alarm, clock or calendar
  6. Media transfer (images, video, music) through MMS or Bluetooth
  7. GPS navigation
  8. Music player, video player and radio
  9. Built-in camera
  10. Memory card (SD) reader


4 Reasons for buying keypad phones:

  1. Easy typing: if you have long finger nails, keypads are more friendly and easy to use. Touchscreen phones needs the flesh to be involved when you touch, the fingernails, especially long fingernails, just don’t do it easily. But with the keypad phones you can use tips of your fingernails to type. You can type by just using your one hand instead of two.
  2. Accuracy: keypad phones have better precision for older fingers. With age when your fingers slow down or eyesight weakens, it is hard to react to touchscreens but you can easily press the keypad buttons firmly and decisively.
  3. Compact: the fingers have to move smaller distance for each button press as the keys are closer together.
  4. Dancing fingers: although touchscreen phones are easy and don’t make any noise but there is nonexistence of typing experience compared to keypad phones. In the keypad phones while typing you develop an awfully pleasing tempo and your fingers literally dance off the keys; you form a relationship with it.


5 Disadvantages of keypad phones:

  1. Typing speed: you have to press the numbers on keypad several times just to type a single letter hence slower typing speed.
  2. Input precision: keypad phones are not as accurate as smart phones nowadays as almost 3 characters are assigned to each number.
  3. Tiring: the typing procedure and input of data is tiring and difficult because you have to press a numerical button several times just to type a single character. Typing long messages can turn out to be strenuous.
  4. Options: there is not much you can do on a keypad phone; only simple tasks are possible. On your keypad phone, you can’t use various apps available currently.
  5. Keypad: frequently used keypad buttons can wear down rapidly which can turn out to be annoying; input of data would be problematic as characters on keypad are not visible properly.


Annoyed with your touch screen phone? Having problem typing the letter you preferred? It can get very frustrated. Fortunately, you don’t have to go for touch screen phone, there are many affordable keypad phones available in the market. Although in the market you will find more models of smart phones but there is still a place for keypad phones as well under affordable price.

Following are some keypad phones with positive reviews:

  1. Nokia 301
  • Price: INR 4,500
  • 40-inch display with 240 x 320 pixels’ resolution
  • Size: 114 x 50 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 102 grams
  • 3G included
  • 2 MP camera
  • Dual sim
  • Expandable memory
  • Limited ports for 3.5mm audio jack
  • MicroUSB, microSD and SIM slot
  • Battery: up to 888 h for standby and up to 20 h talk time
  • Available in all Lumia colors (white, black, yellow, cyan and magenta)
  • Eye catching design similar to Nokia Lumia models with round and dual colored corners
  • Strong plastic bodynokia301-640x356
  1. Philips Xenium X2566
  • Price: 4,950
  • 40-inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels’ resolution
  • Size: 124.50 x 64.90 x 16.00 mm
  • Weight: 108.80 grams
  • Battery: Up to 1 month stand by and up to 20 hours talk time
  • 16 GB internal storage with expandable memory via microSD slot
  • 3 MP rear camera
  • Dual sim
  • Bluetooth, FM connectivity
  • Blue color
  • Large buttons and fonts for easy dialing
  • Digital text magnifier
  • SOS button for emergency calls; Ideal for senior citizens1020201472101PM_635_philips_xenium_x2566
  1. Micromax CG666
  • Price: 2,300
  • 40-inch display with 240 x 320 pixels’ resolution
  • Battery: up to 350 h stand by and up to 360 m talk time
  • Dual sim
  • 3 MP rear camera
  • Bluetooth, FM connectivity
  • 256 MB in built and 8 GB expandable memory
  • White color
  • Large fonts, Ideal for senior citizens
  • SOS emergency buttonmicromax-cg666-default-1404888613000
  1. Samsung Guru E1282
  • Price: 1,900
  • 80-inch display with 128 x 160 pixels’ resolution
  • Size: 1.70-inches
  • Battery: up to 660 h stand by and up to 12 h talk time
  • Dual sim
  • No rear camera
  • Up to 4 GB expandable memory, microSD
  • Bluetooth, FM connectivity
  • Silver and black color
  • 1-year manufacturer warrantysamsung guru
  1. Nokia 101
  • Price: 1,600
  • 80-inch display with 160 x 120 pixels’ resolution
  • Size: 110 x 45.5 x 14.9 mm
  • Weight: 70.6 grams
  • Battery: up to 600 h stand by and up to 8.5 h talk time
  • Dual sim
  • No rear camera
  • Up to 16 GB expandable memory, microSD
  • Bluetooth, FM connectivity
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty


Happy Shopping!

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