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Cheapest 4G mobile phones in India

Cheapest 4G mobile phones in India

If you think that a 4G phone costs you a lot, think again! These budget options make a great pool to choose from. And they also deliver on the specs front.

We’ve previously done a round-up of the best budget 4G smartphones available in India, but as things go, manufacturers have updated their range with newer (and in some cases, cheaper) models. So we’re updating you if you’re looking for a 4G LTE mobile phone on a tight budget. Check out your options below, in descending order of price.

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Meizu M1 Note
Price: Rs11,999
This phone may not strictly be “budget”, but it does have a set of interesting features if you’re willing to spend a little more. Its design is also captivating and isn’t like every other budget phone you’ll see. Truth be told, it kind of looks the like the not-so-popular iPhone 5c. And the specs are terrific for the price point, making it worth considering. But although it comes with a unique operating system, it doesn’t support memory expansion. Go here to pick it up in blue, and here in white.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 13Mp primary with dual tone LED flash; 5Mp secondary
Display: 5.5 inches; 1080p
Battery: 3,140mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB
Processor: 1.7GHz, octa-core
GPU: 700MHz Mali chip
OS: Flyme 4 OS based on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Price: Rs9,999
Not the cheapest phone on the list, the Redmi Note 4G can be purchased from Flipkart. And the e-retailer is shrewdly offering a discount on exchange. So if you turn in your old phone, you could save quite a bit. If you decide to keep your old phone, however, here’s how you can put it to good use. Go here to buy the Redmi Note 4G.

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

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Lenovo K3 Note
Price: Rs9,999
The latest in the 4G mobile segment, the Lenovo K3 Note isn’t available yet, but you must register on Flipkart in order to buy. It does look great however in terms of the specs it offers for its price, if you can forgive the cumbersome purchase process. But it isn’t the cheapest. Go here to register and know more about the device.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 13Mp primary with dual LED flash; 5Mp secondary
Display: 5.5 inches; 1080p
Battery: 3,000mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.7GHz, octa-core
OS: Android Lollipop

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Xolo LT2000
Price: Rs9,900
Not the best-looking phone, the LT2000 makes a decent buy. The price point is good and the specs are good enough too. However, you might the 1GB of RAM a bit less as time goes by and you load the phone with more apps. Get it on Snapdeal here.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 8Mp, BSI primary with flash; 2Mp secondary
Display: 5.5 inches; 720p; 5-point touch
Battery: 2,920mAh
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
GPU: 400MHz
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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Lenovo A6000 Plus
Price: Rs7,499
The A6000 Plus is Lenovo’s update to its A6000 model. When compared with the older A6000, the Plus has 2GB of RAM, a 16GB ROM and an Adreno 306 GPU. Get it on Flipkart here, sold by WS Retail.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM; micro SIM
Camera: 8Mp primary with AF and LED flash; 2Mp secondary
Display: 5 inches; 720p; 5-point touch
Battery: 2,300mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
GPU: 400MHz, Adreno 306
OS: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat); VIBE UI 2.0

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Yu Yuphoria
Price: Rs6,999
The Yuphoria, like the A6000 Plus, can be yours for just Rs6,999. While the phone looks a little too boxy, you can’t argue with its fantastic specs. However, you’ll have to go through a registration process on Amazon India and a flash sale every Thursday to get yours, which could prove troublesome. Go here to register and buy.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 8Mp primary with AF and flash; 5Mp secondary
Display: 5 inches
Battery: 2,230mAh
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
GPU: Adreno 306
OS: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop); Cyanogen OS 12

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Xiaomi Redmi 2
Price: Rs6,999
The great thing about the Redmi 2 isn’t its price (although that is fantastic too); the phone offers 4G connectivity on both SIM slots and works in dual standby mode, which means that you don’t have to switch between SIM cards. Go here to choose between the grey and white versions.

Specs at a glance:
SIM type: LTE; dual SIM
Camera: 8Mp, BSI primary with AF and flash; 2Mp secondary
Display: 4.7 inches; multi-touch
Battery: 2,200mAh
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 8GB; microSD up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz, quad-core
GPU: Adreno 306
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat); MIUI 6

At Rs6,999, you might think that the Yu Yuphoria and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 are the cheapest 4G mobile phones. But that’s not the case and there are smartphones that are even cheaper.

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Microsoft Lumia 638
Price: Rs5,499
Giving Windows fans a taste of 4G, the Lumia 638 was launched last December and was available exclusively on Microsoft’s official online store on the Amazon India website. You can pick up the Windows 8.1 device on Amazon India here.

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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Xolo LT900
Price: Rs4,999
The cheapest phone isn’t a Lenovo, a Yu or a Xiaomi. It’s a Xolo. Officially priced at Rs9,999, you can get the LT900 for just Rs4,999. That’s a real steal. You can get it on Flipkart (here).

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)

This post was last updated on July 2, 2015.

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