After the world’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 was announced by the Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, buying a phone even on a meagre budget seems like a big deal. But as the Noida-based company is going through a string of allegations and cases, customers now actually need a good budget smartphone. So, we have compiled a list of smartphones under Rs 5,000 so that it doesn’t burn a big hole into your pockets:
Lenovo A2010-Rs. 4990: If you have a low budget and you wish to buy a phone of a renowned brand then Lenovo A2010 is the one for you. The smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA 480x854 display and is powered by a 1GHz MediaTek processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage. It also supports microSD cards up to 32GB. It has a 5-MP rear and 2-MP front fixed-focus cameras. Also it is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn, FM radio, 4G and comes with a 2000mAh user replaceable battery.
Xolo Era HD-Rs. 4777: The Xolo Era HD is an upgraded variant of the company's Era smartphone and one of the best from the company in the sub-5k category. The highlight is the HD display, with a pixel density of 294ppi. It is a dual-SIM smartphone running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone sports 8-MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-MP front-facing camera. It is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum processor 1.2GHz paired with 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of built-in storage and expandable storage up to 32GB. It is backed by a 2500mAh battery with connectivity options including GPRS EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth, FM radio, Micro-USB, and GPS.
Infocus M2-Rs. 4999: InFocus is not even a year old company but is growing at a fast pace. The Infocus M2 features a 4.2-inch display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC. It is also one of the few phones in the sub-5k category to boast a 720p HD display. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space which can be expanded up to 64GB. It is a dual-SIM 4G LTE enabled phone with 8MP camera on both the front and the rear. It runs om Android OS with InFocus’s InLife UI.
Karbonn Titanium S2 Plus-RS. 4,800: People who love large screens and good cameras can go for Karbonn Titanium S2 Plus. The smartphone 8 MP rear camera with auto focus and a 0.3 MP selfie camera. The phone comes with 5 inch display with 800480 pixels resolution that is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad core Mediatek processor and 512 MB RAM. It runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 and comes with 4 GB internal memory and a micro SD card support upto 32GB. The battery is also quite sufficient with 1900 maH battery.
Huawei Honor Bee-Rs 4999: Honor Bee is the cheapest Huawei device in the market and also one of the best android phones under 5000. It runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 with Huawei EMUI 3.0 Lite on the top with a 4.5 Inch display. The phone has a 1.2 GHz Spreadtrum Quadcore processor with a 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB. The device features 8 MP camera with LED flash on the back and has 2 MP front facing camera. There is 1750 mAh battery with power saving technology.
Phicomm Energy 653-Rs. 4999: The Phicomm Energy 653 also comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display supports dual 4G SIMs and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Expect 5.0 UI. It also has a rubber textured back panel. The smartphone is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB. The handset comes with 8-MP rear camera with LED flash with a secondary 2-MP front-facing camera. It is also a 4G phone that offers 3G, GPRS EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options with 2300mAh battery.
Microsoft Lumia 435-Rs. 4797: The Lumia 435 is the only windows device in the sub-5k category. Window devices provide a smoother user interface and experience with a great built quality. The phone features a suite of Microsoft services including Microsoft's Office suite, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive and can download more apps from Windows Phone store. It feature a 4-inch WVGA 480x800 pixels LCD display with Dual SIM slot. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor it packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB with a 1560mAh battery. The device comes with 2-MP rear camera and 0.3-MP front-facing camera.
Micromax Canvas Spark 2-Rs. 4099: The Micromax Canvas Spark 2 sports a 5-inch display and is the smaller version of the Canvas Spark. It is powered by a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 768MB of RAM. It has 5MP rear and 2MP front camera. It comes with a 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card up to 32GB. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is rather impressive for a phone of sub-Rs. 4,000 category.
Infocus M260-Rs. 3989: The InFocus M260 is one of the most capable devices in this price range. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with UI Life 2.0 skin on top of it. The smartphone comes with 4.5-inch FWVGA display. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6582M quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 32GB. The phone has 2000mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear-camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that supports 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM radio connectivity options.
Intex Cloud Zest-Rs. 4999: If battery life is your primary concern, the Intex Cloud Zest should be your perfect purchase. The smartphone gives a 4000mAh battery. There is a 1.3GHz processor which powers the phone with 8GB internal storage and can be further expanded with a microSD card. The 5MP rear camera offers an HDR mode, and there is also a 2MP front-facing camera.