“Using a CDMA network? Here are five smartphone options you can consider”
Remember the days when CDMA used to be a go-to choice for mobile users? GSM technology, which once lagged significantly behind, has caught up though and has taken over CDMA as the preferred choice of cellular technology. But one can’t deny that CDMA phones are still in demand – the technology still rates high for its security and reliability, even in areas with low coverage. For this reason, we’ll be counting down the top CDMA smartphones that are priced south of Rs 10,000 and can be grabbed right off the shelves at this moment.
The Honor Holly 2 Plus is one of the newest additions to the Honor lineup. It’s one of the few affordable smartphones to have dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) capabilities. The device sports a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD panel and is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P quad-core 1.3GHz chipset. It offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which can be extended to 128GB via microSD card expansion. Talking about the shooting prowess, the Holly 2 Plus is equipped with a 13MP f/2.0 rear facing shooter, and a 5MP f/2.2 front-facing sensor. There’s one more point about the phone that makes it an absolute steal – the 4,000mAh battery. The Honor Holly 2 Plus should last an entire day with significantly heavy usage, all owing to the massive battery. The supported fast charging technology and the Rs 8,499 price tag it sports make it an enticing budget CDMA device.
Next on our list is the Mircomax Canvas Blaze HD, which features a 5-inch 720p IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset along with 1GB of RAM coupled with 4GB of storage, expandable up to 32GB. The smartphone utilises an 8MP rear sensor tied in a 2MP front-facing shooter. The Micromax Canvas Blaze HD runs on a 2,000mAh battery and carries a price tag of Rs 7,799.
The Reliance Lava EG841, much like any other device on our list, supports dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) capabilities. The phone sports a 4-inch 480 x 800 panel and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor allied with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM which is expandable up to 64GB. The smartphone comes with a 2MP rear camera along with 0.3MP front-facing sensor. The Reliance Lava EG841 has a 1,400mAh battery at its core. All of this goes for a price tag of Rs 5,299.
The MTS Blaze 5.0 is another dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) smartphone which sports a 5-inch 480 x 854 resolution display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor supported by 1GB of RAM and 4GB storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. The handset packs an 8MP rear facing shooter along with a 0.3MP front sensor. The MTS Blaze 5.0 houses a 2,500mAh battery at its core. This device is available online at a price of Rs 8,499.