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Top 10 Smartphones under 5000 Rupees Which Offer More than what Meets the Eye

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From middle aged people, to college students, to kids; everyone is exposed to the smartphone technology nowadays. And as this technology keeps getting smarter, it keeps getting more and more user friendly and compatible for all these age groups.

Hence, playing the latest game on such phones will be as easy as getting your official work done! And you can now enjoy this versatility at attractive prices too.

So here are the,

Top 10 Smartphones under 5000 Rupees in India.

 

#10. ZTE Grand X Quad Lite V967SΒ  – PRICE INR 5,000

ZTE Grand X Quad Lite V967S

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ZTE is the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, and has recently launched a number of android smartphones in India. The ZTE Grand X Quad Lite is another budget offering from this Chinese manufacturer, and promises to provide good value for money and naturally features proudly in this list of the best mobile phones below 5000 Rupees.

Specifications:

  • This device is powered by Mediatek quad core processor running at 1.2 GHz.
  • The device comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. This is also expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 5” IPS panel running at 540×960 resolution.
  • Power comes from a 2500 mAh battery.
  • The rear camera comes with an 8 MP sensor, while the front gets a 0.3 MP sensor.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • This device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Pros:

  • ZTE is known for making quality phones in China and Grand X Quad Lite feels quite nicely made for the price. There are no rough edges around the device and generally the phone seems solid enough.
  • The quadcore processor and 1 GB RAM can take care of everyday tasks and performance is satisfactory from the device.
  • The rear camera can take some good photos when there is ample light. The front camera is average and can be used for video calling.
  • The battery life is also decent and the phone can last a day with normal usage.

 

Cons:

  • The device is very heavy at 170 grams, and this weight can be felt after some continuous usage.
  • The phone does seem to stutter whenever more than 2-3 apps are opened at the same time.

 

#9. Intex Aqua Young – PRICE INR 4,799

Intex Aqua Young

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Intex is an Indian company and has been into the budget smartphone category for quite a while now, and during this period they have launched quite a few good devices. Intex Aqua Young is a smartphone aimed for the youth, and has been designed to offer them a good experience.

 

Specifications: Β 

 

  • Aqua Young uses a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum 7731 processor and is supported by 1 GB of RAM. The phone comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which is also expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 5” IPS panel running at 480×854 pixels.
  • The device is powered by a 2500 mAh battery.
  • There is a 5 MP camera for the rear ad 0.3 MP camera at the front.
  • The device is 3G enabled on one SIM, while the other runs of 2G.
  • It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Pros:

  • The handset, although a little large, is nice to look at with a combination of materials at the front.
  • The processor is powerful and can run though the day with normal tasks and some casual games.
  • The device comes with 8 GB internal storage rather than 4 GB.
  • Battery life on this device is good and should last the day.

 

Cons:

  • The screen has very low resolution with 196 ppi and some images come out not so clear.
  • Mufti tasking is not the strongpoint of thus phone with inky 1 GB of RAM
  • The camera quality is not up to mark even for this range, and shots in both day and night are dull and full of noise.

 

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#8. Karbonn Sparkle VΒ  – PRICE INR 4,699

Karbonn Sparkle V

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Karbonn is an Indian company which has been in the Indian smartphone market for quite some time now. It has a wide range of devices – both premium and budget. The Sparkle V is here to woo the customers who are looking for a value for money handset in the budget category, and is a part of the Android One family.

 

Specifications:

  • This device is powered by 3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 CPU.
  • It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 4.5” IPS panel running at 480×854 resolution.
  • Power comes from a 1700 mAh battery.
  • The rear camera comes with a 5 MP sensor, while the front gets a 2 MP camera.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • This device runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.
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Pros:

  • Even though the phone is not much of a looker, it is quite lightweight at only 107 grams and coupled with the small dimensions thanks to the 4.5” screen, it is pretty comfortable to use even for long duration.
  • The performance from the device is very good for the price range, thanks to good combination of hardware and a stock Android experience from Google. It can work through everyday tasks and casual games like Candy Crush easily.
  • Multi-Tasking is decent even with only 1 GB RAM.
  • Quality from the front camera is good for tis price range.

 

Cons:

  • It employs a small battery and the phone may struggle to last a full day.
  • 4GB of internal memory is quite less, and makes a micro SD card almost necessary. Also, photos cannot be saved to internal memory.

 

#7. Videocon Z52 Inspire – PRICE INR 4,999

Videocon Z52 Inspire

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Videocon has been one of the giants of the Indian electronic industry for decades. They ventured into smartphone market in mid-2009, and have achieved moderate success at best. Videocon Z52 Inspire is rightfully a part of the best android phones below 5000 Rupees.

 

Specifications:

  • Z52 Inspire comes with a Mediatek 1.2 GHz quad core processor on-board. It is supported by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, expandable by micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 5” IPS panel with 480×854 pixel resolution.
  • The device gets a 5 MP camera for the rear and a 2 MP shooter for the front.
  • It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
  • There is Dual SIM support, with 3G capability on one SIM.
  • It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.

Pros:

  • The device I made from a combination of materials, with a metal strip running along the front edges which does give it a more premium look. The rear camera is also covered in a metal sheet which makes the phone standout from the competition.
  • Performance from the phone is decent, and works fine for using applications like mail, WhatsApp, messages etc.
  • The screen is bright and is legible in sunlight, compared to other devices in this category.
  • Front camera does a decent job of taking selfies in daylight.

 

Cons:

  • The screen has low pixel density and is noticeable when browsing web pages with lot of text.
  • The plastic used is a little flimsy and the phone squeaks when pressed at certain points.
  • The rear camera is quite average, and works only in well lit conditions.

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#6. Microsoft Lumia 435– PRICE INR 4,790

Microsoft Lumia 435

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The Lumia range of smartphones introduced by Microsoft showcase the best there is to the windows operating system. The lowest in their line-up in terms of price is the Lumia 435, and has been aimed at first time smartphone buyers in the country.

Specifications:

  • It uses a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor.
  • The processor is supported by 1 GB of RAM of 8 GB of internal memory, and is expandable by micro SD card to a huge 128 GB.
  • The screen is a 4” display running at 480×854 resolution.
  • Power comes from a 1560 mAh battery.
  • The rear camera comes with a 2 MP sensor, while the front gets a 0.3 MP camera.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • It runs on Windows Mobile 8.1.

Pros:

  • The phone has typical Nokia build quality, and is nice to hold and feel solid in the hand. It is small and weighs in at 135 grams which makes it fairly comfortable.
  • The performance is very smooth and the phone can handle 2-3 apps at once, thanks to the Windows OS. Casual games also run fine.
  • The rear camera, even though only 2 MP, is quite good and takes photos with nice colours and exposure.
  • Voice quality and signal reception is good and calls are loud and clear.
  • Option to expand to 128 GB is unmatched in this category.

Cons:

  • The battery is small and is not adequate to power the phone for one full day with 3G.
  • The screen is only half-decent by Lumia standards, and the low resolution does affect reading on web pages.
  • The rear camera does not have a flash.
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#5. Lenovo A2010 – PRICE INR 4,990

Lenovo A2010

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Lenovo has been making budget smartphones for the Indian market for quite some time now, and have a bunch of successful devices in their kitty. The Lenovo A2010 is another worthy addition to the list of the best mobiles under 5000 Rupees.

 

Specifications:

  • It uses a 1 GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6735Mprocessor.
  • There is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded to 32 GB using micro SD card.
  • The screen has a 4.5” size with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
  • Power comes from a 2000 mAh removable battery.
  • The rear gets a 5 MP camera, while there is a 2 MP camera at the front.
  • This phones supports dual sim, with one SIM on 4G and the other 2G.
  • It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Pros:

  • This is one of the few phones which offer 4G at this price range. It works well with Indian 4G networks too.
  • The screen is bright and offers good viewing angles.
  • Performance from the phone is decent and it can handle multitasking with 3-4 application running together. Games like Asphalt can be played at low settings.
  • Build quality from Lenovo is good, and even though it feels plasticky, it feels solid in the hand.
  • Lenovo has optimised the battery life on the device, and it can last a day of normal usage.

Cons:

  • The screen has a low ppi and makes it difficult to read text intensive web pages.
  • The touch is not very responsive and can be irritating at times.
  • The cameras are below average and images are filled with noise. The front shooter can be used in bright light only.
  • The battery takes almost 3 hours to charge with the charger supplied.

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#4. Karbonn Titanium S10 – PRICE INR 4,599

Karbonn Titanium S10

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Karbonn has been launching quite a few budget smartphones to woo the Indian customers and increase its market share in the smartphone segment. The Titanium S10 is a phone with great specifications, which offers great value for money with the reduced price tag.

 

Specifications:

  • Titanium S10 is powered by 3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 CPU.
  • It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 5” IPS panel running at 720p HD resolution offering 296 ppi.
  • Power comes from a 1850 mAh battery.
  • The rear camera comes with a 8 MP sensor, while the front gets a 2 MP camera.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, with a custom UI from Karbonn on top of it.

Pros:

  • The phone has a beautiful design, with the metal strip on the outside giving it a premium look. The textured plastic back is also good and increases grip when holding.
  • The screen on device this is great for this money and offers crisp and detailed visuals with 296 ppi. Web pages are easy to read and images look good.
  • The UI is loaded with some helpful tricks and shortcuts to ease the user experience.
  • The rear camera is decent for the price and can take some good shots in well lit situations.

Cons:

  • Performance of the device takes slight hit as more pixels are processed for everything.
  • The battery life is below average, as the 1850 mAh is not sufficient for a 720p display.
  • 4 GB of internal memory means that a micro SD card is a must.

 

#3. Micromax Android One Aq4502 – PRICE INR 4,999

Micromax Android One Aq4502

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Micromax is a giant of the Indian smartphone industry, and can be safely credited with starting price wars in the smartphone segment. A direct result has been the entry of new players and numerous models in the budget category. Micromax now offers its Android One smartphone developed in collaboration with Google.

 

Specifications:

  • It gets a 3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 CPU.
  • The processor is supported by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 4.5” IPS panel running at 480×854 resolution.
  • Power comes from a 1700 mAh battery.
  • The rear has a 5 MP camera, while the front gets a 2 MP camera.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.

Pros:

  • The phone is nice to look at with nice build quality. The 4.5” screen means the phone is small, and can be easily used with one hand.
  • As the hardware for the phone is selected by Google and also comes with stock Android, the performance is snappy and smooth. Apps open quickly and casual games also play fine on this device.
  • Multitasking is average, and the phone can hold fine with 3-4 apps.
  • The rear camera can take some good shots in well lit situations.
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Cons:

  • Battery size is questionable, and the phone may struggle to last a full day with 3G.
  • Signal reception is an issue on this device, and it fails to catch signals where quality is poor.
  • Front camera can’t be used in moderate or low light. Photo quality is also average.

 

#2. Micromax Bolt Q331 – PRICE INR 4,899

Micromax Bolt Q331

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Micromax has a lot of experience when it comes to budget smartphones. They also try and do things differently, by incorporating certain features which would appeal to the people of India. Micromax Bolt is an example of this, and comes with support for 10 native Indian languages.

Specifications:

  • It uses a Spreadtrum 7731G CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor.
  • The processor is supported by 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • The screen is a 5” IPS panel with a resolution of 480×854 pixels.
  • It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
  • The rear has a 5 MP camera, while the front gets a 2 MP camera.
  • Dual SIM with support for 3G on single SIM.
  • It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, with Micromax’s Indus Regional Operating System over it.

Pros:

  • Micromax Bolt has a very nice build quality, mainly because of the metal used on the sides and the flat subtle look. There are no sharp edges and the phone is easy to hold and moderately light weight.
  • It uses Indus Regional Operating System which supports 10 native Indian languages. It includes pre-typed greetings, short messages in all languages for quick and easy usage. The UI is pretty with clear texts and fonts.
  • The screen has good colour reproduction and is good at look at when you are watching movies or photos. It has good brightness too.

 

Cons:

  • 512 MB of RAM isn’t enough and the phone stutters when multiple apps are open at the same time.
  • The Indus operating system is good, but slows the phone down.

 

#1. Lava A88 – PRICE INR 4,949

Lava A88

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Lava is an Indian mobile manufacturer, present in the smartphone market since 2010. They have a good range of budget smartphones and have another capable budget smartphone with the A88.

Specifications:

  • The device is powered by 5GHz Spreadtrum SC9830 quad core processor.
  • It has 512 MB of RAM and comes with 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by micro SD card up to 32 GB.
  • There is a 5” display with 854×480 pixels.
  • There is a 5MP camera at the rear and a 2 MP camera for the front. It also features flash for the front and rear cameras.
  • It has 4G support on one SIM slot, and 2G support on the other.
  • It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

 

Pros:

  • The phone has a nice subtle design and is generally decent to look at. The materials used on the outside are good and the phone feels solid.
  • The 1.5 GHz processor, which is new for this segment, is generally fast and gives a nice experience. It can also run through moderate games at good frame rates as long as other applications are not running.
  • The front flash does help in taking selfies at night, even though the camera is not above average.
  • It supports Indian 4G networks for high internet speeds.

Cons:

  • Only 512 MB of RAM means that performance is hindered whenever multiple apps are open at the same time. This can get quite annoying, and frequent app kills are required for fluid usage.
  • There is only 4GB of internal storage which makes usage of a micro SD card must.

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Conclusion

We hope that this article brought some clarity regarding the wide selection of the best mobile phones under 5000 Rupees.

So which one fits your bill? Also let us know if we missed out on a model which you think is great and deserves mention.

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