Planning to buy an Android smartphone? But wondering which one will deliver the best value for money? Here is a list of top 10 smartphones which are not only pocket-friendly but also run the latest Android KitKat OS.
It seems it’s raining budget smartphones in 2014!
The first one to start the trend was the Motorola Moto E, which completely transformed the dynamics of the Indian smartphone market. Post its launch, several domestic brands flooded the retail shelves with their affordable flagships running on the latest Android KitKat OS. Below is a list of the top 10 budget Android smartphones for the year.
1. Motorola Moto E
Topping the list is the awesome Motrola Moto E, which boasts of 4.3-inch qHD display with 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB in-built storage, 5 MP rear camera, and 1,980 mAh battery. Presently, the Moto E is the best smartphone under Rs.10,000.
2. Celkon Campus A35K
Priced at around INR 3000, this is truly the cheapest Android smartphone available in the market. Loaded with 1 GHz Single Core CPU, 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of internal storage, 1400 mAh battery, 3.2 MP rear camera, and VGA front-facing snapper, the Celkon Campus A35K poses a 3.5-inch HVGA IPS LCD display, and is a best buy for first time smartphone buyers.
3. Xolo Q600s
A worthy Moto E challenger, the Xolo Q600s features a 4.5-inch display coupled with 1.2 GHz quad-core chipset, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 2000 mAh battery, 5 MP rear camera, and VGA front-facing shooter – all available at approximately INR 7500.
4. Lava Iris X1
The company’s first Android KitKat smartphone, the Lava Iris X1 packs a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, and a 1,800 mAh battery.
5. Micromax Canvas Unite 2
Taking cue from the popular Moto E, Micromax launched the Micromax Canvas Unite 2. Flaunting a 4.7-inch WVGA display with 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing snapper, 4GB internal storage, and a 2,000mAh battery, this latest budget android smartphone comes at a price of INR 7000.
6. Micromax Canvas Engage A091
Another value for money Android smartphone from the house of Micromax is the Micromax Canvas Engage A091, which features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing shooter, 4GB of expandable inbuilt storage, and a 1,500mAh battery.
7. Karbonn Titanium S99
Priced at INR 6000, the Karbonn Titanium S99 is another budget Android KitKat smartphone. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 512MB of RAM, the phone’s specs list includes 4-inch IPS display, 4GB of expandable internal storage,5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1,400mAh battery, dual-SIM slots, and 3G support.
8. Micromax Canvas A105
Equipped with a 5-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5 MP primary camera, VGA camera at the front, 4GB of internal storage, and 1,900mAh battery, the Micromax Canvas A105 ships with a price tag of INR 7000.
9. Spice Stellar 600
With a price tag of INR 10,000, the Spice Stellar 600 manages to make to this list, by virtue of its whopping 6-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 3.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a capacious 2,500mAh battery.
10. Xolo Q1011
With a price slightly below INR 10,000, the Xolo Q1011 offers its customers a 5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 4GB internal storage, and a 2,250 mAh battery.
Today, the smartphone market offers an array of budget Android smartphones to its customers. However, the final decision will depend upon the user’s requirement, preference, and brand choice.