Questions:- 1. Q: Budget? A: 7k 2. Q: Preferred Form Factor(flip, bar, slider)? A: Bar 3. Q: Preferred display type? A: TFT 4. Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them. A: Any brand will do 5. Q: Preferred input method (Touchscreen, QWERTY, etc.)? A: Touchscreen 6. Q: Camera required or not? If required, please specify type like front camera/flash/etc. A: Required a 5MP camera. Flash. 7. Q: Preferred operating system? (Android, Symbian, iOS, Windows Phone etc). A: Android 8. Q: Preferred connectivity options? (3G, Wifi, Edge etc). A: 3G. 9. Q: What is your intended use for this phone(internet, camera, multimedia, mails, etc)? A: Camera, games, mails and internet. 10. Q: If you have already considered a phone then please mention the model. A: Lava Xolo A500 or Huawei X5 U8800 or HTC Explorer The phone is for one junior in our team who is about to finish his probation period. He's a very talented guy so my partner and I want to give him a phone along with his confirmation letter. I've always seen him looking at my partner's Xperia P with big eyes and have heard his wish to switch to Android phones from his basic Nokia phone (Nokia 100 or 110 I guess). We cannot exceed our budget as we don't make much monies anyway as of now. Now I really love Huawei u8800 and it has a decent community support and all that jazz, but today only I came across XOLO A500 - XOLO: Flipkart.com which looks very tempting. I know Lava is never going to get the community support like Huawei. But I also know that this junior won't get into modding the phones. Well, not for a year at least considering the amount of work I'm going to load him up with I also considered HTC Explorer which I use. It's a great device for the money spent. But too outdated no? Heck, the irony is that I feel like switching back to basic Nokia phone. Maybe I can give him HTC explorer and take his Nokia So go on. Rain me with your suggestions and opinions.