BY | March 2, 2013

The 2013 edition of the Mobile World Congress has just concluded. It has brought in many interesting gadgets that include both phones and tablets. It is nice to go through the major devices announced at the event. Well, many blogs might have invited your attention toward the top smartphones and top tablets, which were displayed at the show. Here we bring your attention toward a set of low-price and budget phones from MWC floor.

Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520: These devices have been two of the hugely hyped products at this year’s MWC trade fair. Nokia has meant the new Lumia phones as two of its lower end Windows Phone 8 handsets. The 720 and the 520 respectively have a position below and under the Lumia 620. It is cool to see that both the new Lumia phones will come to stores for low prices. They also do well when it comes to the specs and features.

Going be specs, the superior model of the two the 720 mounts a 4.3-inch display, while the 520 has a rather smaller 520 display screen. Both the phones are equipped with 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory. They are expected to first hit the U.K. market, where they are already available for pre-order.

ZTE Open: This is one of the first Firefox OS-based handsets. The mobile OS market is to get many alternatives options through Firefox and Ubuntu phone OS. Yes, the domination of Android, iOS and Windows Phone is to get stiff threat from the newcomers. Well, the Open is an entry level phone with feeble specs. Mozilla has announced that it is to initially focus on low-priced and entry level handsets.

The Open is to come out with a small 3.5-inch HVGA display and it will be equipped with 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM. For sure, ZTE has aimed the device at the “young adventurous users who want to try something different.” “Mozilla’s Firefox OS is HTML5-based and completely open source so ZTE Open users will be able to run web apps and view their favorite websites without losing any of the features they love,” ZTE said.

Alcatel One Touch Fire: Yes, it is yet another entry-level Firefox OS phone demoed at the Mobile World Congress. The Alcatel phone is to come up with a single core 1GHz Qualcomm processor. The device sports a small 3.5-inch HVGA TN display so like the Open from ZTE. And, it has features like 3.2MP rear camera, 512MB NAND, 256MB RAM, 32GB microSD slot, 1400 mAh battery and a much more.

Nokia 301 &105: Apart from its new WP 8 smartphones, Nokia surfaced a pair of quality feature phones as well at MWC 2013. The Nokia 301 is a typical phone with a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT color display. It has a 256MB of memory, 64MB RAM and 32GB microSD card. The handset has features like 2.0mm charger connector, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 3.0 and a lot more. The rather cheaper model of the line the Nokia 105 has a 1.45-inch 65k color TFT display and it has 8MB of ROM. It has 2.0 mm charger connector and 3.5mm AV connector as connectivity options.

Conclusion
Along with the high-end phone market, cheap and entry level segment is also growing faster. All major tech makers used to add quality devices to the new array of cheap handsets. Indeed, they will be much helpful for people who are not ready to spend much on a phone. They can pick a low-cost handset as per their requirements. Whether it is a smartphone or feature phone, you have too many budget options for grabs in stores.

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