Top 40 cheapest Android phone in India below Rs 6,000 for September 2014
KYMI rounds-up the top 35 best and latest Android handsets in the Rs 6,000 segment that make for a great buy this month
The line between feature phones and smartphones continues to blur further as the new and promising smart feature phones make their way to the market. Priced attractively at a sub Rs 5,000 range, these devices carry not only a very impressive specs sheet that belies their price tag but also stand to compete with some of the mid-range smartphones.
1. Mi Redmi 1s
The company that re-invented the budget smartphone phone market in India with its Mi-3 is back with its second stunning offering with Mi Redmi 1s. From the house of Xiaomi, Mi Redmi 1s is a device that truly belies its budget price tag. At Rs 5,999, the device houses a 4.7-inch HD display with 1280x720 pixel resolution and 2000 mAh battery. Powering up the device is a quad-core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (topped with MIUI) with 1 GB RAM. The dual SIM ( 3G network SIM + 2G network SIM) also offers a 8 GB built-in storage and comes with a additional memory card slot.
On the rear of the device is a 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash while the front is adorned by a 1.6-megapixel camera. The camera unit also offers a slew of handy editing features like burst mode, auto-focus, zero shutter lag, HDR and real-time filters. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, WiFi, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.
The Redmi 1s smartphone that rivals Motorola Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4, Micromax Canvas Fire 2 among other budget devices.
2. Intex Aqua Style Mini
Intex's latest under Rs 5,000 device to hit the market is the Aqua Style Mini. The USP of the device is its amoled display technology, which is hard to find in this price range. The 4-inch display offers better touchscreen response while reducing the battery power consumption.
Powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, the device houses 1 GHz dual core processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM. Camera is taken care of by a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The dual-SIM dual standby device (with one 3G support) is powered by a 1400 mAh battery. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB port, GPS along with A-GPS for navigation.
3. Hitech Amaze S-305
Indigenous manufacturer, Hitech has introduced its affordable budget 3G smartphone, Amaze S-305 in India. Carrying a price tag of Rs 2,999, the device is seen sporting a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, latest Android Kitkat 4.4 operating system and a 1500 mAh battery that promises to offer 6-8 hours of talk time. Like other devices in this category, Amaze too supports dual-SIM capability along with a 3.5-inch display a 2-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-mega pixel secondary camera with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM.
Price: Rs 2,999
4. Spice Smart Flo Mi-359
Another Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone from the house of Spice, Smart Flo Mi-359 makes for a decent buy in this category. This dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device with dual standby support arrives with a 3.5-inch TFT LCD display.
Powering up the internals is a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, coupled with 256MB of RAM and a expandable memory support via microSD card up to 32GB. Other goodies on board include 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1400mAh battery and a slew of regular connectivity options. The only drawback is that this device does not support 3G connectivity.
Price: Rs. 2,899
5. Idea FAB 3G
Priced at Rs 4,999, Idea Cellular's Android powered smartphone, FAB 3G boasts of a decent spec sheet in addition to attractive 3G offers worth Rs 1,650. The offer includes 250 MB data with a validity of 30 days with a recharge value of Rs 259 or Rs 261. In addition the Idea users can avail Idea TV free for three months along with 1.6 GB of data for free for three months. Moving back to the device, it houses a 4-inch touchscreen, 4 GB internal memory, and 32 GB expandable storage slot.
It uses a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to function. A 3.2 megapixel rear camera with flash, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, and GPS feature are also included in this dual-SIM device.