You are faced with the dilemma of buying a new smartphone. You have a fixed budget. You spend hours browsing and comparing but are unable to make the right choice – it’s too hard to decide! Sounds familiar? We have all been through the hassle. The good news is that even if you have a low budget, nobody is stopping you from enjoying the complete smart phone experience. This list is going to make it easier because the choices are already narrowed down for you; all that’s remaining is to decide which one suits your needs.
If you are looking for an elegant smart phone with high durability and performance, this one is for you. It offers a 720p HD 5 inch screen, an excellent premium appearance and a comfortable user interface. It supports a 4000 mAh capacity battery, which is rate for a 5-incher. Coupled with this great battery life is a 2 GB RAM which boots overall performance and 1.7 GHz octa-core processor; much higher than an average smartphone processor. The P70 lets you snap brilliant 13MP photos and 5MP selfies and you can store your media in the provided internal 16 GB memory – expandable up to 32 GB – with ease. It can easily be said that Lenovo P70 is a superb smartphone for its class.
Minimum price: Rs. 24,000
Motorola Moto G
Motorola managed to keep its winning streak of ‘best cheap smartphone’ with this one. It nails the high quality – low cost formula, it provides a 5-inch, 720p screen (the same size and resolution as last year), with a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3. Meanwhile, under the back plate lurks a locked-down 2,470mAh battery, joined by a microSD reader that accepts cards as large as 32GB. Beyond all that lies 2 GB RAM and quad-core Snapdragon running at 1.4GHz which is plenty powerful. Couple that with an enhanced camera – 13 mega pixel – and stock android, giving what the company proudly calls ‘the complete android experience’ and you have got yourself a reliable performer which you can buy without feeling like you are missing out on something.
Minimum price: Rs. 19,999
Huawei Honor 4C
A successful successor to Huawei Honor 3C, it supports 5 inch 720×1280 display powered by Huawei’s own 1.2 GHz octa-core processor alongside 2GB RAM, Android OS v4.4.2 and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It is a good shooter, fast performer, and doesn’t have unnecessary software bloat either. It a pretty decent product for the price and the battery change from 2300 mAh to 2550 mAh doesn’t hurt its chances. If you are looking for a device better than Huawei Honor 3C, within the same price range, don’t wait a second longer to grab this one!
Minimum price: 19,999
Qmobile Noir Z8 Plus
As a successor of Noir Z8, it doesn’t disappoint as it is giving a hard time to all the competitors in the market. It has a 5.5 inches screen with Amoled HD IPS display supporting a 13 mega pixel rear camera with auto focus. The 1.2 GHz quad core processor is complemented by built in 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM and 2420 mAh replaceable battery, ensuring a high end performance and an excellent experience of 3D games. It is its level’s best, latest, smartest phone that will match with anybody’s personality.
Minimum price: 20, 999
HTC Desire 820 G+
The HTC Desire 820G+ dual sim has been designed to let you do more of what you love with the super speed and power of a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor and a big 5.5″ HD screen to see the bigger picture. It has a gorgeous dual-color unibody design, giving an extremely well-made feel. It runs Android 4.4, which is acceptable and truthfully, the 2600 mAh battery isn’t better than its predecessor but with its decent screen, excellent performance and a capable camera – 13 mega pixels – it definitely is one of the best budget phones available today.
Minimum price: 20,000
Qmobile Noir Quatro Z4
Qmobile always stands out because of its refreshing focus on design and hardware quality, providing the best within an affordable budget. Noir Quatro Z4 kicks this up a notch; it is a stunning device with a slim 8mm profile that manages to slip into any pocket. The handset is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and a whopping 32 GB of built in storage. It is supported by a 2000 mAh battery which is enough for a day of heavy usage. It fulfills your primary requirements and if you are looking for a phone a very design oriented bend, this one is for you.
Minimum price: 20, 999
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE is a dual SIM smartphone with 5.70-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera. Since it’s a windows phone, it is in its own category. At an affordable price, it provides you with a solid construction, a big screen, impressive rear camera (5 mega pixel at the front) and a long lasting battery (3000 mAh). Microsoft has managed to put a quality camera in a big screen phone without a big price mark up. It’s a very good value handset for low cost in terms of hardware. In terms of software, iOS and Android still have the edge in some areas, so weigh up the pros and cons before you decide this is the phone for you.
Minimum price: 21,100
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
With a name that’s a mouthful, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is very basic. It is a 4G smartphone with 5 inch 540×960 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera. The feature rich cameras and an attractive build up help push this phone past other budget rivals. It also manages to come across as attractive and approachable without looking cheap. The Grand Prime’s shooter goes head to head with the Motorola Moto G, and edges it out thanks to higher resolutions for both the video and selfie lens. Let’s keep in mind that it costs much less.
Minimum price: 19,000
Sony Xperia M2
This is one phone which complements the brains (hardware) with the beauty (design) effectively. Having semblance with the stylish Z2, it supports a flagship design with 4.80-inch 540×960 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera with exciting modes. Snapdragon 400 Quad core processor keeps things ticking and runs the Android 4.3 that rests below Sony’s own interface. With a decent design and camera for the price, it is a top 4G buy.
Minimum price: 20,990
Oppo Neo 5S
This mid-range device offers a mirrored form back which you don’t find on many devices. It has a 4.50-inch 480×854 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera. In addition to the basic features, the camera result is stunning, substantiated by a plethora of camera features; perfect for a photo enthusiast. The hardware is fine, except for the 1 GB RAM and that’s one of the downsides. However, its rich metallic design manages to give it a refined and expensive finish, which is the best anyone can ask for at this price.
Minimum price: 18, 990