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Top 5 Smartphones with Physical QWERTY Keyboard in India

Earlier qwerty keyboards were a rage as they helped users to type messages swiftly and efficiently. But with advancement in technology the touchscreen’s response improved and they finally killed the physical keyboard. But still we have few manufacturers that provide qwerty keyboard handsets. Let’s take a look at them.

Intex Aqua Qwerty


Intex Aqua Qwerty is a touch screen/ qwerty keyboard smartphone which has a 3.50 inch screen display. The screen is a capacitive screen with a resolution of 320 by 480. The phone has by a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor which is backed by 512 MB of RAM. Intex Aqua Qwerty has a built in internal storage of 4 GB which is expandable to 32 GB.

Aqua Qwerty has a 5 MP rear shooter and a 0.3 MP front cam capable of only basic video calling. The phone supports dual sim and has a battery of 1500 mAH. You can avail this phone for a price of  Rs. 4969 from snapdeal.

Key specs

Model Intex Aqua Qwerty
Display 3.5 inch
Processor Dual-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Internal storage 4 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 5 MP/0.3 MP
Battery 1500 mAh
Price Rs.4969


Nokia Asha 210


Nokia Asha 210 is a budget phone from Nokia with a physical keyboard. The phone has a mini 2.4 inch screen with a pixel density of 167 ppi. The phone has just 64 MB internal memory and 32 MB of RAM.

Nokia Asha 210 being an entry level phone just manages a 2 MP camera at its rear and has no rear camera. The 1200 mAh battery provides upto 12 hours of talk time which is good. You get the phone in 5 different colours namely yellow, cyan, magenta, black and white. Theis phone is available for Rs. 4243 from flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Asha 210
Display 2.4 inch
Processor n.a.
Internal storage 64 MB expandable to 32 GB
OS Nokia series 40 OS
Cameras 2 MP/n.a.
Battery 1200 mAh
Price Rs. 4243

 LG Optimus Pro C660


LG Optimus Pro C660 is a 2.8 inch Android smartphone with a qwerty keyboard as well. The phone has a TFT capacitive screen with a pixel density of 143 ppi. LG Optimus Pro C660 runs on a Qualcomm MSM7227T processor clocked at 800 Mhz backed by 256 MB RAM. The specs are basic considering the price range the phone falls in.

LG Optimus Pro C660 features a 3.15 MP primary camera with Geotagging available. The phone has no front camera which is a disappointment. The phone runs on Android 2.3 which is dated. You can avail LG Optimus pro for a price of Rs. 5784 from flipkart.

Key specs

Model LG Optimus Pro C660
Display 2.8 inch TFT display
Processor 800 Mhz
RAM 256 MB
Internal storage 150 MB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 2.3
Cameras 3.15 MP/n.a.
Battery 1500 mAh
Price Rs. 5784


Blackberry Q5


Blackberry Q5 is a qwerty keyboard phone released in June 2013. The phone runs on a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor backed by 2 GB RAM. The phone has a 3.1 inch IPS LCD which displays quality pictures with good viewing angles. The phone has a whopping 8 GB internal memory with a Micro SD card support.

Blackberry Q5 sports a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera with a touch focus and image stabilization. The 5 MP shooter records HD video @30 fps. Blackberry Q5 runs on the flagship Blackberry 10.2 OS. The phone has a 2180 mAH Li-ion battery with a talk time of 12 .5 hours which is good. You can avail this smartphone Rs.16,990 from flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Blackberry Q5
Display 3.1 inch IPS LCD
Processor 1.2 Ghz
Internal storage 8 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Blackberry 10.2
Cameras 5 MP/2 MP
Battery 2180 mAh
Price Rs. 16,990


Blackberry 9220


Blackberry 9220 is one of the most popular handsets from the Canadian handset maker. Blackberry is known for its BBM apps which made it a hit worldwide. The phone has a TFT display which supports a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels. Blackberry 9220 has a touch sensitive optical track pad which helps to browse web pages with ultra-smoothness.

Blackberry 9220 has a 2 MP primary camera which supports video recording. The phone though lacks a secondary camera which is a downside. A 1450 Li-ion battery keeps the phone running and delivers a stand by time of 432 hours. You can buy this phone from flipkart for Rs.8599

Key Specs

Model Blackberry 9220
Display 2.44 inch TFT
Processor Single core
RAM 512 MB
Internal storage 512 MB expandable to 32 GB
OS Blackberry 7.1
Cameras 2 MP/n.a.
Battery 1450 mAh
Price Rs. 8599

Some other smartphones with physical Qwerty keyboard in India.

Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM,OS

Nokia Asha 205         


n.a., n.a., 64 MB, VGA/ n.a., 2.4 inch, 1020 mAh,dual sim, Nokia Asha platform

Price: Rs.4490

Blackberry Q10   (Quick Review )

dual core 1.5 Ghz, 2 GB, 16 GB, 8 MP/2 MP, 3.1 inch, 2100 mAh, single sim, Blackberry 10

Price: Rs. 23,149

Blackberry Curve 9360   

800 Mhz, 512 MB, 512 MB, 5 MP/n.a.,2.44 inch, 1000 mAh, single, Blackberry 7

Price: Rs. 14,950


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