Top 5 Cheapest 3G Mobile Phones in India 2010

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Saturday, July 31, 2010

3G technology is fast changing the cellular landscape of India with high-speed transmission, advanced multimedia access and worldwide roaming. With government owned mobile service provider BSNL’s 3G service India’s mobile phone market is pepped up with lightning speed 3G technology. The arrival of 3G Spectrum auction opens up a new road map for next-generation mobile operators in India. For the consumers 3G service would enable access to a wide range of application right from the mobile phone. However, most of the 3G mobile phones are expensive enough to burn a hole in your pocket. We had already done with the top 10 3G mobile phones. What about those on budget and still craving to own a 3G handset? For those we provide you a list of low cost 3G mobile phones.

1. Nokia 5320


This is again a budget friendly 3G mobile phone. With a sleek design advanced technology and a world of amusement at your fingertips this The Nokia phone is one of the coolest 3G phones till date. The solution is complemented by A-GPS navigation and the latest version of Ovi Maps with aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities and smooth terrain map views. Not just these, the 3G phone from Nokia includes a host of features - Voice command/ dial, photo editor, Flash Lite 3.0, Document viewer (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Handwriting recognition feature, Email and IM. It’s handset for those looking to mingle on social networks from Facebook to MySpace.


  • Internal: 70 MB storage, 128 MB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 16GB
  • OS: Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
  • CPU: ARM 11 434 MHz processor
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
  • Radio : Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)
  • Radio : Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

Price: Rs 7799

2. Samsung Star Nano 3G


The 3G phone is one of the latest addition to Samsung’s Star series. Samsung Star nano 3G features a 2.6 inch QVGA display, 3G support, 1.3 megapixel camera and TouchWiz UI 2.0. The mobile phone comes with FM Radio, microSD card slot up to 16GB, Bluetooth, e-dictionary, mobile tracker, fake call and mobile player.

The 3G handset boasts of faster data/audio downloads, faster Internet browsing, seamless video streaming as well as excellent sound clarity. The new Samsung mobile phone allows users to be connected with their friends through instant chat messengers: GTalk, AIM and Palringo IM. You also have easy access to social networking with pop-up social networking services (SNS) feature. What’s more the 3G phone is packaged with 2GB card, stylus pen and leather pouch.


  • Display: 2.6-inch touchscreen display
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Memory Expandable upto 16GB
  • 35MB internal memory
  • 3G connectivity 384kbps
  • Pop Up SNS and fast multimedia downloads
  • Touchwiz 2.0 Plus UI
  • Instant chat messenger GTalk, AIM, Palringo Chat
  • Active Sync Google Push e-mail service and sync calendar and contacts
  • Full Screen Video playback facility
  • Free applications from Samsung Apps
  • Music recognition
  • FM radio
  • video recording

Price: Rs.7320

3. Micromax H360


It’s a fully-features 3G mobile phone with an optimal price. Micromax H360 works on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bandwidths and UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz). The main features of Live TV, Video calling on 3G, High speed mobile broadband, HSDPA (3.6Mbps), 3MP camera, Video recording/Playback (4X zoom), and Memory expandable up to 8 GB. Micromax H360 supports HSDPA/WAP/MMS and allows data connectivity with Bluetooth A2DP

It features a 2.4-inch wide QVGA Touch Screen that offers both responsive and appealing display with 6 K colors with a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels.

Further, the H360 includes user-friendly features such as Tv Out, Conference Call, Speed Dial, Speakerphone, preloaded game etc.


  • Display Type QVGA
  • Internal Memory: 52 MB
  • Memory Card Type: microSD
  • Extensible Memory: 8 GB
  • Camera: 3 MP
  • Built-in social networking applications like Facebook and Orkut
  • Nimbuzz Social Messenger
  • SSL compatible email client supports the following – POP3, IMAP4, SMTP
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • JPEG support
  • Java support
  • Video player and recorder (MP4, 3gp, 3g2)
  • Audio player and recorder (AMR, AAC, MP3, IMY, MIDI, MMF)

Price: Rs 5499

4. Nokia 3120C 3G classic


It’s the latest release from Nokia with 3G connectivity that is lowly priced. It features a 2 inch QVGA display, microSD slot, FM stereo radio, music player and a 2 megapixel camera. The camera includes a flash to offer best result for pictures. It is a 3G candy bar mobile phone that comes with dual band UMTS. The mobile has 24 MB internal memory that can be upgraded to up to 4 GB with the help of microSD.


  • Network:Quad band GSM / 3G
  • Dimensions:111 x 45 x 13 mm, 60 cc
  • Weight:85 g
  • Display:2-inch TFT, 16M colors,240 x 320 pixels
  • Memory Internal:24 MB
  • Card slot:microSD, up to 8GB
  • 3G , 384 kbps
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • microUSB
  • Camera:2 megapixel, 1600×1200 pixels, LED flash
  • Secondary camera:VGA videocall camera
  • Features:SMS, MMS 1.2, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser:WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Stereo FM radio; Visual radio
  • Colors:Graphite, Plum/Powder White, Deep Red, Chestnut Brown
  • MP3/MP4/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ player
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh (BL-4U)

Price: Rs. 5,769

5. Nokia 2730


In case you wanna own a standard 3G phone without burning a hole in your pocket Nokia 2730 could be a pick. With a fast 3G access you might be on top of the events.

The Nokia 2730 classic lets you take advantage of fast 3G internet access to stay on top of events, keep up with email, and stay connected with friends.


  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA)
  • 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Numeric keypad
  • MicroUSB connector, USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • MicroSD memory card slot with hot swap, max. 2 GB
  • 30 MB internal dynamic memory
  • Bluetooth version 2.0
  • Java™ MIDP 2.0
  • Flash Lite 2.0
  • Ovi Share
  • Ovi Contacts
  • Windows Live Messenger (MSN)
  • Support for e-mail attachments
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging

Price: Rs 4199

August 3, 2010: 5:27 am

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I’m sure you had fun writing this article.

August 2, 2010: 5:36 am

3G mobile has become one of an most important handset in India today. Compared with other mobile it is growing rapidly. Soon the technology will be very famous as the companies are concentrating more on 3G nowadays.

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