Project svelte meant to optimize Android 4.4 kitkat for low end smartphone hardware with as low as 512 MB RAM, but some desi manufacturers have pushed the limit even further. Till 3 months back, Android 4.4 Kitkat was a rare sighting in domestic branded devices and now we have several kitkat running options in all price range. Here are some of the cheapest Android KitKat devices that you can buy.

Celkon Campus A35K

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When most manufacturers were rolling out Android Kitkat phones in Moto E adjacent territory, Celkon came out with its ultra low end Campus A35K with 3.5 inch HVGA IPS LCD display, 1 GHz Single Core CPU with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB storage, 2 MP/ VGA rear-front camera and a 1400 mAh battery. The phone exclusively retails on Snapdeal for only 2,999 INR.

Key Specs

Model Celkon Campus A35K
Display 3.5 Inch, HVGA
Processor 1 GHz Single Core
RAM 256 MB
Internal Storage 512 MB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Camera 3.2 MP/ VGA
Battery 1400 mAh
Price 2,999 INR

Spice Smart Flo Mi 359

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Spice recently introduced Spice Smart Flo Mi 359 which unabashedly bears semblance to HTC One M8 lying on the other end of the spectrum. The phone includes a 1.3 GHz dual core chipset, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB native storage, 2 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front shooter and a 1400 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Spice Smart Flo Mi 359
Display 3.5 Inch, 480 x 320
Processor 1.3 GHz dual Core
RAM 256 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Camera 2 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 1400 mAh
Price 2,899 INR

Karbonn Smart A12 Star

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Karbonn Smart A12 Star comes with slightly better hardware on paper compared to the other two devices listed above, but it also costs 1K more. The hardware includes 4 Inch IPS LCD display with WVGA resolution, 1.2 GHz dual core chipset, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 5 MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 1400 mAh battery. Karbonn Smart A12 Star is retailing for around 4,000 INR in India.

Key Specs

Model Karbonn Smart A12
Display 4 Inch, 480 x 800
Processor 1.2 GHz dual Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1400 mAh
Price 4000 INR

Some Other Low Cost Android KitKat Smartphones

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

Karbonn Smart A11 Star

1.2 GHz Dual Core, 512, 4 GB, 5 MP/VGA, 4.3 inch 800 x 480, 1400 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.4 KitKat

Price: 4,500 INR Approx

Spice Stellar 451 3G (Quick Review)

1.3 GHz Dual Core, 512 MB, 4GB, 3.2 MP/2 MP, 4.5 Inch 854 X 480, Dual SIM, Android 4.4 Kitkat

Price: 5,500 INR Approx

Micromax Canvas Engage (Quick Review)

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 512, 4 GB, 5 MP/VGA, 4.3 inch 800 x 480, 1500 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.4 KitKat

Conclusion

These low cost smartphones aren’t meant to provide a durable full fledged Android experience but are meant for gullible first time users switching from feature phones. Firefox OS based smartphones will perhaps soon arrive in India which claim to provide better than entry level Android experience for as low as 25 dollar. In case we have missed a ultra low cost Android Kitkat smartphone, do mention it in the comment section below.

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