1. Micromax A50 Super Ninja (Our Top Pick)
Average Price : Rs. 4,850
2. HTC Explorer
The Cons: You won't get a SD card or a headset with this phone so you need to buy separately. No Flash with the Camera.You will have to get a few apps separately to deal with the low internal memory such as "App to SD"
If you don't mind these problems then go for it.
Average Price: Rs. 8500
3. Samsung Wave-Y(Young) S5380
The Cons: Bada is still new in the market thus giving you a limited choice of apps and a few that Samsung has developed.
Average Price: Rs. 6,500
4. Samsung Galaxy Y S5360
This phone has almost the same features as of the Wave Y running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The only difference is of a lower screen resolution for this phone. This can make the viewing experience a bit disappointing. If you want a start you can go with it but don't expect HD videos on it. Also its ARMv6 processor will not support flash upgrades which also means flash videos won't work and some apps which require flash won't work as well. However its neat package and easy feature makes it a good option for beginners. You can also go for the Galaxy Y duos which has the same features on dual sim for a slightly higher price
The Cons: Old processor, Low resolution screen
Average Price: Rs. 7,500
5. Nokia 500
Last but not least on our pick is the low cost smartphone from Nokia the Nokia 500. Powered by a 1GHz ARMv11 CPU it runs on the Symbian Anna platform (upgradable to the new Symbian Belle). It boasts of a 360X640 resolution 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen which is by far the best in this segment. A 5MP camera will give you good shots but there is no flash or auto focus. Also it's call quality is one of the best that anyone has seen and comes with removable colour covers. It also works perfectly on all types of 3G connections.
The cons: A lot of people have complained about lags in this phone however an upgrade to Symbian Belle sorts out most of them. Also we have noticed a poor web browser performance which you may improve by installing a different one. The ovi store may give you a choice of apps but it's not as comprehensive as Android. Lastly, the camera isn't up to the mark, though good for a few snaps.
Average Price : Rs. 9,250