Videocon has added four new low-budget models to its stable of feature phones. The company launched V1531+, V1542, V1548, and the V1580, out of which the V1542 supports dual-SIM and dual-standby feature. The V1548 and V1580 sport touchscreen displays, whereas the other two models feature a bar form factor with a T9 keypad.

These models were introduced keeping in mind the taste of the current breed of cellphone users, and come pre-loaded with social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter. The phones also support playback of multiple audio and video formats. Though internal memory has never been a point while purchasing a budget phone, all these models support external memory expansion via microSD cards. Other common features of these new models are LED torch, FM radio, microUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack.

Videocon launches budget phones

Videocon launches budget phones

Let's take a look at each of these models in detail.

The best feature of the V1531+ is its price. The phone is priced at Rs. 1,850, and comes with a 1500 mAh battery, and claims to have upto 10 hours of talktime. It also has unlimited auto call recording support. Key features of  the V1531+ are:

  • 2.4-inch QVGA TFT color display with 240×320 resolution of 262K color
  • 1.3 MP camera with video recording
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Pre-loaded Facebook & Twitter
  • Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP
  • Torch
  • Movie Juke Box application (SMV Format)
  • Expandable memory up to 8 GB via microSD card
  • MP3, MP4/3GP/SMV
  • GPRS / Internet Browser
  • FM Radio with FM Recording
  • Unlimited auto call recording

The V1542 is a candybar phone with a 2.6-inch WQVGA display. It is priced at Rs. 2,099, and comes with pre-installed news apps like TOI and ET. Key Features of  the V1542:

  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 2.6-inch WQVGA Bright Display
  • 1.3 MP camera
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Expandable memory upto 16 GB via microSD card
  • Wireless FM
  • Preloaded Facebook, Twitter, TOI, ET, Weather
  • Movie Juke Box Application

The V1548 is a touchscreen phone and is priced at Rs. 2,399. The phone comes with auto call recording facility and other utilities like e-book reader, mobile tracker and SMS/ call blacklist. Key features of the V1548 are:

  • 2.6-inch QVGA resistive touch screen with 240×320 pixel resolution
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • Bluetooth
  • 1.3 MP camera
  • Movie Juke Box Application
  • Expandable memory upto 8 GB via microSD card
  • Unlimited Auto Call Recording
  • LED Torch
  • K class Amplifier
  • Telescopic FM Antenna for Wirefree FM experience

The V1580 is the most expensive one of the lot and sells for Rs. 2,999. The touchscreen phone looks classy and comes with a nice set of features. It supports Java and third-party apps. The key features of the V1580 are:

  • 3.2-inch WQVGA resisitive touch display
  • Preloaded Facebook, Twitter & Opera Mini
  • Movie Juke Box Application
  • Dynamic 2 MP camera
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • Edge/ JAVA
  • Bluetooth A2DP
  • Dual Flash Torch
  • Expandable memory upto 16 GB via microSD card

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