Not everyone can afford top of the line very costly flagship smartphones, some people can’t but have to buy a phone that’s low in price yet offers the best service in its range. Of course the smartphone in or around 5,000 rupees budget range doesn’t excel in every possible side, but they exist and the performance is quite decent as well. The customer base for smartphones around 5,000 rupees are usually students in high school or college. Here’s is an assortment of 10 best smartphones under Rs. 5,000.
- Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3
Even within a lower budget, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 offers dual SIM connectivity and it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It has a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage space, with external storage option up to 32 GB. The cameras on this device are 5 megapixel in rear with LED flash, and VGA front camera. The display is 4 inches with 480×800 pixels resolution. Price – Rs. 4,999.
- Lenovo A2010
Lenovo A2010 is powered by an affordable Mediatek CPU, the MT6735M which is quad core and clocked at 1 GHz. The GPU is Mali 720 and this handset has 1 GB of RAM. For a low budget handset, Lenovo A2010 is filled up with features. There’s a 2000 mAh battery which provides decent standby hours every day. The 4.5 inch display on A2010 offers 480×854 pixels. Price – Rs. 4,990.
- Micromax Canvas Fire 4
Micromax Canvas Fire 4 is powered by a Mediatek 6582M quad core 1.3 GHz CPU and it has Mali 400 GPU. The RAM on this unit is 1 GB with 8 GB internal storage space and expandable card slot up to 32 GB. Android 5.0 comes right out of the box and another update might be released for an upgraded version of the OS. The cameras are 8 MP rear and 2 MP front. Price – Rs. 4,785.
- Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation)
3G variant of the Moto E 2nd generation is powered by Snapdragon 200 CPU, and the 4G LTE version is powered by Snapdragon 410 CPU. Both are 1.2 GHz units. On the memory specs, Moto E 2nd generation has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage with up to 32 GB expandable memory via microSD card slot. The cameras are 5 MP rear and VGA front. Price – Rs. 4,999.
- Micromax Unite 3 Q372
Micromax Unite 3 Q372 is based on Mediatek MT6582M CPU. The GPU on this handset is Mali 400. This smartphone has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage with up to 32 GB of microSD card support. Micromax Unite 3 Q372 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box. The 2000 mAh battery on this handset provides 8 hours of talk time and 220 hours of standby time. Price – Rs. 4,998.
- YU Yunique
YU Yunique is based on a Snapdragon 410 quad core 1.2 GHz CPU. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage, upgradable to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The display on Yunique is 4.7 inches with 720×1280 pixels. It’s an IPS LCD panel with 16M color reproduction. The YU handsets are powered by Cyanogen Mod firmware, and the Yunique comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Price – Rs. 4,999.
- Microsoft Lumia 530 Dual SIM
Microsoft Lumia 530 Dual SIM is powered by a Windows Phone 8.1 OS and there might be an upgrade to Windows Phone 10 soon. Lumia 530 Dual SIM is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU and Adreno 302 GPU. It is backed up by 512 MB of RAM the internal storage space is 4 GB, with an external card slot expandable up to 128 GB. Price – Rs. 4,999.
- XOLO Q1000 Opus
This handset is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Broadcom CPU. The GPU is VideoCore IV. It has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage space which is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD cards in the external card slot. Price – Rs. 4,792.
- Intex Aqua Y2 Remote
Intex Aqua Y2 is powered by SC7731 CPU. It has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage space and up to 32 GB of memory expandability via microSD card slot. Resolution on the 4 inch IPS display is 480×800 pixels with moderate sharpness. It has 1400 mAh battery. Price – Rs. 4,490.
- Karbonn A6 Turbo
Karbonn A6 Turbo could be the best pick for people with very low budget for a smartphone. It is powered by a dual core CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage space expandable up to 32 GB. The cameras are 5 MP rear and 1.3 MP front. Price – Rs. 3,399.
Smartphones in this budget are mostly mid-range in terms of specification and often mediocre, but following this review you could shop like a pro.