With 3G just around the corner, it’s high time that you start searching for a good 3G mobile that can potentially replace your Broadband for Data purposes. And when you need quality 3G phones and yet at a cheap price, there is no better brand to look at than Nokia. Just for the sake of the article, let us consider a cheap phone to be that one which is priced below Rs.8000 (Go here if you rather want to see complete list of 3G phones from Nokia without the price constraint).
Here is the list of Cheap 3G phones from Nokia in India:
Nokia 2730 Classic: The cheapest 3G phone from Nokia yet. Priced at Rs.4199. It operates on a WCDMA Data network (apart from the obvious GPRS and EDGE Data network, this applies for the next listed phones too) with a maximum download speed of 384kbps (128 kbps upload). Comes with Airtel’s My Data plan which gives 100MB of free data for 3 months (link).
Has a 2MP camera with 4x digital zoom, external memory can be expanded up to 2GB using a MicroSD card.
2730 Classic supports, HTML, XHTML, JAVA, WAP 2.0, TCP/IP protocols.
Nokia 7230 – The eggy looking Nokia, comes in Black and a beautiful pink color. Operates in a WCDMA data network with a maximum download speed of 384kbps and an upload speed on 384kbps.
Nokia 7230 comes with Ovi maps 3.0 that gives life long free walk and drive navigation. Has a 3.2 MP camera and the external memory can be expanded up to 16GB (has a good enough internal memory of 70MB).
Woking on the Nokia S40 platform, 7230 has a native OSS Browse that supports HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, TCP/IP Protocols, Video streaming.
Nokia 5233 – The full touch Nokia phone priced at Rs.6799, which looks like a Nokia 5800 Xpress Music phone. Has a 3.2 inch touch screen, a 2MP camera with 3x Digital zoom.
Working on the new Nokia S60 5th Edition OS, this phone supports almost all the features that a Nokia 5800 or an N97 have.
Nokia 5233 operates on a High Speed Circuit Switching data network (HSCSD) that delivers 4 times the speed than the traditional GPRS network.
Nokia 5230: A phone that looks similar to Nokia 5233 but with better 3G capabilities, priced at Rs.7799. Nokia 5230 is also a full touch mobile working on the Nokia S60 5th edition platform. Apart from the WCDMA Data network, 5230 also works on the HSDPA (cat 6) network that delivers a maximum Download speed of 3.6Mbps.
Has a 2MP camera with 3x Digital zoom with CMOS sensor.
5230 also comes with Ovi maps 3.0 with free walk and drive navigation.
Supports all popular Internet protocols and web languages.