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8 entry-level Android phones under Rs5,000

8 entry-level Android phones under Rs5,000

Options for cheap Android smartphones might leave you overwhelmed. Here are some of the best based on their specifications.

If you’re looking for a really cheap Android phone, there are many options at your disposal. The very basic Android phone will let you call, text and do other basic functions. You will also be able to use the internet minimally for things like instant messages on services such as WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and so many more, so you won’t have to spend on SMSes. We’ve also covered how you can lower your mobile bill. Check that out here.

Based on their specifications, these phones have only basic smartphone features. So don’t expect them to perform brilliantly in all situations, after all they are cheap for a reason.On the other hand, such phones are not a bad option for new smartphone users. You can also consider these if you want to give your child their first smartphone.

Here are a few Android phones under Rs5,000 in alphabetical order.

Intex Cloud X4
Price: Rs3,822
Listed for Rs4,690 on the official Intex website, you can pick up the Cloud X4 for Rs3,822 on eRetailers such as Flipkart. But with just 256MB of RAM, tasks may be slow.
Specs:
3.5-inch screen (320x480p)
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
3G, dual SIM
1GHz dual core processor
256MB RAM
512MB memory, up to 32GB
3.2MP rear, VGA front camera
1,500mAh battery

Intex Cloud Y1
Price: Rs4,335
The Intex Cloud Y1 is for those looking for a slightly bigger screen. Again, its 256MB of RAM may make running apps a bit slow.
Specs:
4-inch display
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
3G, dual SIM
1GHz dual core processor
256MB RAM
4GB ROM, up to 32GB
2MP rear, 1.3MP front camera
1,450mAh battery

Intex Cloud Y7
Price: Rs4,650
The Cloud Y7 sacrifices connectivity – it can only latch on to 2G network. It has a 4-inch screen with an 800x480p resolution.
Specs:
4-inch display (800x480p)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
2G, dual SIM
1GHz dual core processor
512MB RAM
512MB ROM, up to 32GB
2MP rear, 1.3MP front camera
1,450mAh battery

Karbonn A12+
Price: Rs4,900
The A12+ packs quite a punch with a 4-inch IPS screen, 1.3GHz processor and 5MP camera. It’s definitely a serious contender here.
Specs:
4-inch IPS display (480x800p)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
3G, dual SIM
1.3GHz dual core processor
512MB RAM
4GB ROM, up to 32GB
5MP rear, VGA front camera
1,400mAh battery

Karbonn A6
Price: Rs4,600
Not as punchy as the A12+, the Karbonn A6 is decent. It has minimum internal storage though, so you’ll have less space for apps that can’t be moved to the memory card.
Specs:
4-inch IPS display (480x800p)
Android v4Ice Cream Sandwich OS
2G, dual SIM
1GHz processor
512MB RAM
104MB internal memory, up to 32GB
5MP rear, VGA front camera
1,450mAh battery

Micromax Bolt A58
Price: 4,290
With similar specifications as most phones here, this is a nice, simple-looking device, although there is just 90MB of internal memory free to install apps.
Specs:
3.5-inch display (320x480p)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
3G, dual SIM
1GHz dual core processor
512MB RAM
512MB ROM, up to 32GB
2MP rear camera
1,200mAh battery

Micromax Bolt A62
Price: Rs3,700
If you can live with Gingerbread then the Bolt A62 should make a satisfactory companion. Plus points include a 4-inch screen and a 1GHz dual core processor, while you’ll have to make do with less RAM and a smaller ROM.
Specs:
4-inch display (320x480p)
Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
2G, dual SIM
1GHz dual core processor
256MB RAM
512MB ROM
2MP rear camera
1,350mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Star
Price: Rs4,400
A tiny smartphone you can consider, the Galaxy Star runs on a 1GHz chipset and has 4GB of internal memory. But you won’t be able to access 3G networks.
Specs:
3-inch display (320x240p)
Android Jelly Bean OS
2G, dual SIM
1GHz processor
512MB RAM
4GB ROM, up to32GB
2MP rear camera
1,200mAh battery

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