Datawind PocketSurfer Smartphones 5X, 5, 3G5 Featured. Priced Between Rs. 3,500 - 6,500

Datawind, the popular Aakash tablet & UbiSlate manufacturer in India, is here with a brand new category of launch. Yes, entering the low-budget smartphone segment in the country, Datawind has launched three new phones at dirt cheap prices under the tag - PocketSurfer. Targeted at India's ever-growing low-cost smartphone arena, Datawind's PocketSurfer 5X, PocketSurfer 5 and PocketSurfer3G5 are the latest entrants in the budget-crazy country. Let us take a look at the price, features and specifications of each of these smartphones.

Starting with PocketSurfer 5X, we have a Linux operating system running phone that is powered by a 1 GHx Cortex A8 processor. The phone sports a 5-inch TFT Touch WQVGA screen. Featuring Dual SIM cards support, the PocketSurfer 5X offers 3 hours of talk time and 1 day of standby time. Details related to storage have not been revealed. On the connectivity front, there's support for Bluetooth, FM Radio, GSM and micro USB. This handy gadget lets you wirelessly surf, connect with family and friends, and do much more on a GPRS/EDGE connection - says the company.


Next one on the list is PocketSurfer 5, which features Android 4.0 operating system and a 1 Ghz Cortex A9 processor. On the connectivity front, the phone supports GSM/EDGE networks, WiFi and Bluetooth. You can use the phone to play FM Radio and it allows you to do it all on the multi-touch, 5” wide capacitive touchscreen. The Battery offers 3 hours talk time and 2 days standby.


The third one today's list is not at all the least. The PocketSurfer 3G5 offers built in 3G modem and let's the user experience true HD quality screen. Powered by the 1.2 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex A7 processor, the PocketSurfer3G5 offers 4 hours of talk time and 2 days standby battery backup. Equipped to play all your music (MP3, AMR, AAC, MIDI to name a few) and video (MP4, ASF, FLV, 3GP), this smartphone also comes with integrated FM radio. On the storage front, the PocketSurfer 3G5 features built in memory of 4GB, expandable to 32GB with microSD Card. The phone has a 5-inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen and its tech specs list a 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front one. The phone supports microSD and microUSB and on the connectivity front, there's support for 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth.


“On the 10th Anniversary of DataWind’s PocketSurfer - the fastest internet device operating through a GSM SIM beating all other internet devises at that time in speed, we’re very excited to introduce these amazing new devices at unbelievably low prices. Intended to again create benchmarks in the smart phone category, DataWind’s new products break the affordability barriers of smartphones and bandwidth constraints of cellular networks to deliver calling facility and internet access to anybody who can afford a simple mobile phone. Currently simple phones in the market cost as much as the smart phone on offer by DataWind,” says Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind.

The phones will be available in India soon. The price of PocketSurfer5X, PocketSurfer5 and PocketSurfer3GX are Rs. 3,499, Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 6,499, respectively. "We are offering 40% lower prices than the cheapest smartphone available in the market. We have managed these price points because we make our own touchscreens in Amritsar and Montreal and these constitute 50-60% of the cost of the device," said Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli.

How do you like the features and pricing details of the three new smartphone? Share your thoughts with us in comments.


  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    so Here is a new competitor for low cost phone manufacturers.Especially micromax have a new competitor.
  • Anil Jain
    Anil Jain
    PocketSurfer 5X using a Linux Operating system on phone... phone's promises to give 3 hrs talk-time and 1 day standby. other two devices listed above has Android and gives 2 days worth of standby time.

    If anyone has clue, I Just wanted to understand it better that the difference in standby time is because of OS or hardware (later two are using bigger mah battery?). @#-Link-Snipped-# any clue?

    Either way, the device looks good for surfing need.

  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    For buying any of these products from Datawind, they've set up an official website, called
  • Anil Jain
    Anil Jain
    Very strange that (in above link) in product feature information for Battery they had mention as 3 /4 hrs talk time and 1 /2 day stand by.

    I was expecting them to make a mention of technical specification so that we could gauge the battery power, but probably with the uber cheap price of the phone they do not wish to specify the hardware specifications.

    Whatever, once the product will be out in market, people will anyways come to know about that.

  • Madhusudan jadhav
    Madhusudan jadhav
    Dear all,
    I am using pocketsurfer3G5, its internal apps memory is only 768mb. so you can` install apps limited. also flash is very low as compare to another android phones.
    it has good internet speed but battery backup lags using data connection on. If you disable data connection then only battery gives good backup. otherwise if battery is 100% at 8 am then at 5 pm it remains only 10% even you don't use browser(other apps uses data connection.). speed is good. camera quality is fair.
    so it is fair mobile

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