12 Best basic keypad mobile phones (under 2000) in India

Looking for a sturdy and budget-friendly basic phone? Check out my reviews for the best basic keypad phones under 2000 in India to find the one that best fits your needs.

You can also choose between well-known brands like Nokia and Samsung to fairly newer brands like Lava and Itel.

12 Best basic keypad phones (under 2000) in India

Nokia 150 | dual sim

Core Features:

  1. Display: 2.4-inch
  2. Resolution: 230 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: 16 MB expandable upto 32 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This basic phone will help you detox from your Smartphone.

For a budget price, you get almost 10 hours of talk time and 25 days of stand-by time!

The phone also supports dual sim card (2G + 2G) along with 3.0 Bluetooth that you can use for transferring music.

The camera is quite basic with flash and torch function.

This phone also limits the entertainment (or distraction) to an mp3 music library and 2 games by Gameloft.

Pros

  • Dual sim support
  • Torch function
  • Camera (0.3MP) with flash
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • FM radio built-in

Cons

  • Only supports mp3 format for music

Samsung Guru | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.5-inch
  2. Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
  3. Storage: 4 MB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

If you’re planning a proper digital detox then even a music player, camera, and games can be distracting.

That is why this Samsung Guru basic phone cuts all of that from its features list.

What it gives you instead, is a cool-looking phone with a simple design that fits in the palm of your hand!

Its leathery back body gives you a firm grip over the phone. And even if it does fall, its so sturdy it won’t break!

Pros

  • Compact & lightweight
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Leather grip
  • Ideal for backup phone
  • Budget phone from a reliable brand

Cons

  • Tiny 1.5” screen
  • Memory can’t be expanded
  • No music player
  • No camera

Micromax X930

Core Features

  1. Display: 2.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: Expandable upto 16 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

If you prefer a little larger display and an easier access to music controls then consider buying this basic keypad phone from Micromax.

The phone gives you a 2.8” display with average visuals. And it comes with dual camera with flash.

The keypad is thoughtfully designed, although some users claim the keys are hard to press.

The keypad however, does include dedicated keys for music controls like play/ pause, previous, and next.

This makes it easier to change the music on-the-go or if you’re a frequent listener.

In addition to these features, you get other typical basic phone features like Calendar, Calculator, Stopwatch, and Alarm.

Pros

  • Front and rear camera (0.3MP)
  • Auto call recording
  • Dedicated music keys
  • Larger display

Cons

  • Does not vibrate while ringing

Samsung Guru 1200

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.52-inch
  2. Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
  3. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Samsung Guru phone offers a simple solution if you want to control your Smartphone use or have privacy concerns.

Almost all of our Smartphone activity is tracked by various Apps and games, spreading our personal data to unknown destinations.

This happens at the expense of our attention which is constantly tested everytime a notification dings or messages pop.

With this basic phone you can shut out all of these distractions and privacy breaches.

By offering only calling and messaging facilities, the Samsung Guru help you detox from ‘smart’ phones.

Pros

  • Built-in flashlight
  • Compact design
  • Durable build
  • Budget basic phone from Samsung

Cons

  • Small screen
  • Memory not expandable

Philips Xenium | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 2.4-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: Expandable upto 16 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Philips Xenium basic keypad phone is an eye-catcher and one of the best in this category!

This phone gives you a good enough battery back up and talk time with its 1600 mAh battery.

It has one camera on its back that can capture photos in 640 x 480 resolution.

If you prefer the Devnagiri script you can change the phone’s user interface accordingly.

In fact, you can also send messages in Hindi or Marathi with the Devnagiri keypad on the phone.

Pros

  • Built-in flashlight
  • Devnagiri keypad (for Hindi typing)
  • Supports Hindi user interface
  • LCD display
  • Loud sound output
  • Rear camera

Cons

  • Earphones not included

Nokia 106 | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 160 x 128 pixels
  3. Storage: 4 MB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

If you want to get rid of your Smartphone addiction (or atleast lessen it) then this Nokia 106 basic phone will help you do just that!

Other basic keypad phones try to give you some features for entertainment like a music player, camera, etc.

But not this dual sim Nokia 106.

The only thing you get for distraction is the old school Snake Xenzia game.

You do get a few other games but, on a try-and-buy basis.

Other than that, the Nokia 106 sticks to what phones did 15 years ago— call and message.

Pros

  • Rough & tough build quality
  • Built-in games
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Budget buy

Cons

  • No SD card slot for expanding memory
  • Earphones not included
  • No camera

Lava 34 Super | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 2.4-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: 32 MB Expandable upto 32 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

If you want a phone that doesn’t need frequent charging then this Lava 34 Super is a great option.

Thanks to its 2500mAh battery you get longer talk time and stand-by time.

The 1.3 MP camera takes decent daytime photos.

However, it doesn’t come with flash so not good for taking pictures in dark.

The phone’s internal memory might just be 32 MB but you can expand it upto 32 GB with a memory card.

It can store upto 1000 contacts and comes with other notable features like FM radio and games.

The phone also supports multiple audio formats unlike other basic phones.

Pros

  • Primary camera (1.3 MP)
  • Good battery backup
  • Can store upto 1000 contacts
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Supports MP3, AMR, WAV audio formats
  • 8 language support

Cons

  • Storage is not enough (needs memory card)
  • No flash

Micromax 746 | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 2.4-inch
  2. Storage: 32 MB
  3. Warranty: 1-year on device

This Micromax 746 presents an ultra budget option for the privacy conscious Smartphone users.

This phone helps make your Smartphone to basic phone transition a smooth process. How?

Well, because of its limited but engaging entertainment options like FM Radio and music player.

Instead of completely switching over to a basic phone devoid of any entertaining features, this one gives you just enough dose of entertainment.

This phone is also suitable for use by senior citizens due to its spacious keypad and large screen.

Pros

  • FM Radio
  • Camera
  • Music player
  • Built-in torch
  • Multiple regional language support
  • Auto call recorder

Cons

  • Earphones not included
  • Memory can’t be expanded

Lava A1200 | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  3. Storage: 4 MB expandable upto 32 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Lava A1200 is another great buy in the ‘best basic keypad phones under 2000’ segment.

It is a compact phone having a sturdy build quality.

The keypad is thoughtfully designed to suit senior citizen usage (although the screen is a bit small).

You even get a camera at the phone’s rear with the option to zoom in and out.

The phone also supports multiple regional languages and you can pick the one you’re most comfortable with.

Pros

  • Camera (0.3 MP) with zoom
  • Multiple language support
  • Durable build
  • Spacious keypad

Cons

  • Earphones not included

Nokia 105

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Nokia 105 is a great minimalistic basic feature phone at an ultra-budget price!

Available in three colour variants, this phone is cute, compact, and cheap.

It is ideal for use as a secondary or backup phone. Or is a good pick to gift it to older parents or grandparents.

The FM Radio and the preloaded games keep things interesting when you’re bored or travelling.

The minimalistic design also adds to the phone’s battery performance, as there are not many features to drain the phone’s battery.

You can thus expect a longer talk time and stand by time.

Pros

  • FM Radio
  • Power saving mode
  • Ultra-budget basic phone
  • Great battery backup
  • Built-in games

Cons

  • Memory cannot be expanded

Itel It 2190 | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 1.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: 4 MB expandable upto 32 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Itel basic phone costs less than 1000 Rupees!

Even at such a low cost, this phone doesn’t skimp on the features. In fact, it offers many different features that outdo other basic phones.

For example, you get 2 cameras, 1 in the front and 1 at the rear.

You also get features like built-in FM, expandable memory slot, music player, Calendar, Calculator, and many more features.

You can even change the language of the user interface if you want.

The Bluetooth makes transferring of audio files easier.

This phone also gives a good battery backup thanks to its 1000 mAh battery.

Pros

  • Front and rear camera (0.3 MP each)
  • Super battery backup (1000 mAh battery)
  • Multiple language support
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Ultra-budget price

Cons

  • Earphones not included
  • Small screen

Lava Gem | dual sim

Core Features

  1. Display: 2.8-inch
  2. Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  3. Storage: 2 MB expandable upto 32 GB
  4. Warranty: 1-year on device, 6 months on accessories

This Lava Gem is another large screen basic phone compared to others in this category.

It comes in a unique 2 colour design that is stylish and smooth to touch.

It comes with a single camera at the rear with 1.3 MP and flash (for night photography).

The Bluetooth makes transferring songs easier.

And the built-in FM radio gives you an alternative in case you’re bored of listening to the same playlist.

Pros

  • Larger screen
  • Rear camera (1.3 MP) with flash
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • FM Radio

Cons

  • Almost no RAM (needs memory card)

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