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Budget 4G smartphones in India

Budget 4G smartphones in India

Getting a 4G smartphone no longer costs you a lot. You can purchase these budget options, which also deliver on the specs front – many have more than you’ll need from a phone.

4G phones have been sold at a considerable premium in India, but in recent times smaller manufacturers have revealed cheaper versions. If you’re looking for a budget 4G smartphone, this is a good time to pick one up. However, note that being cheap these smartphones compromise on other specs such as their RAM, display and camera. Here are the cheapest ones in India.

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Lenovo A6000
Price: Rs8,199
The newly launched Lenovo A6000 would have been the cheapest of the 4G lot, but it seems its price has shot up. Launched at Rs6,999, the device is now available for about Rs1,200 more. Go here to register on Flipkart.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM; micro SIM
Camera: 8Mp primary with LED flash, AF; 2Mp secondary
Display: 5 inches; 720p; 5-point touch
Battery: 2,300mAh; removable
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
OS: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat); Vibe UI 2.0

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Xolo LT900
Price: Rs5,999
Officially priced at Rs9,999, the Xolo LT900 is selling for Rs5,999 on ShopClues.com. Design is not very impressive, but in terms of specs it should be sufficient. However, it doesn’t come with the latest version of Android.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; single SIM
Camera: 8Mp primary with AF, dual flash; 1Mp secondary
Display: 4.3 inches; 720p; 5-point touch
Battery: 1,810mAh
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.5GHz, dual-core; Adreno 225 GPU
OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

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Microsoft Lumia 638
Price: Rs5,579
The Lumia 638 gives Windows fans a taste of 4G speeds. The phone was launched in December last year and initially was available exclusively on Microsoft’s official online store on the Amazon India website. You can pick it up on Snapdeal for this low price now. Airtel 4G users in Bengaluru are treated to an offer that includes up to 5GB of free 4G data for 2 months.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; single SIM; micro SIM
Camera: 5MP primary with AF
Display: 4.5 inches; 480p; multi-touch (number of touch points not specified)
Battery: 1,830mAh
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 128GB
Other memory: 15GB cloud storage free
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
OS: Windows 8.1; Lumia Cyan

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YU Yureka
Price: Rs8,999
Available exclusively on Amazon India, the Yureka from Micromax’s low-cost brand YU generated a lot of buzz when it launched. It sells in bursts on the e-retailer, and you need to register in order to buy. However, the phone is out of stock at the moment. Go here to register. When you compare it to the Redmi Note 4G (below), it’s pretty good value for money.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 13Mp primary with AF, flash; 5Mp secondary
Display: 5.5 inches; 720p
Battery: 2,500mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.5GHz, octa-core
OS: Android 4.4.4; Cyanogen OS 11

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Price: Rs9,999
For a thousand rupees more than the Yureka, you can get the Redmi Note 4G. While it sports a few better specs than the Yureka, some of its innards are comparable with and some are slightly less punchy than the YU device. Available exclusively on Flipkart, you don’t need to register anymore. Go here to pick it up.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; single SIM
Camera: 13Mp primary with LED flash, AF; 5Mp secondary
Display: 5.5 inches; 720p
Battery: 3,100mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 64GB
Processor: 1.6GHz, quad-core; Adreno 305 GPU
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat); MIUI version 5

This article was last updated on May 29, 2015.

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