2015 is almost closing to an end, and the smartphone world is continuing to produce the best gadgets at a continuous pace. Despite the launch of many new smartphones, the older models will still remain very popular because of their competitive price tag and specifications. Here are 10 smartphones in the lower budget range have been reviewed.
This handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The CPU inside is 1.3 GHz quad Core Mediatek MT6582 with 1 GB RAM and Mali 400 GPU. The internal storage space on this smartphone is 8 GB with expandable option up to 32 GB via microSD cards. The 4.7 inch display resolution is 480×800 pixels.
Price – Rs. 4,945.
After the huge success of the first generation, Moto E 2nd generation won the lower budget smartphone market pretty well. Underneath it has Snapdragon 200 CPU for the 3G and Snapdragon 410 CPU for the LTE model; 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM and Adreno 302 GPU. The 4.5 inch display contains 540×960 pixels.
Price – Rs. 4,999.
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CPU on the Lenovo A2010 handset is Mediatek MT6735M clocked at 1 GHz, number of cores 4. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM with 32 GB expandable storage and Mali-T720 GPU. Out of the box, Lenovo A2010 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The 4.5 inch display sports 218 ppi pixel density.
Price – Rs. 4,990.
Xolo Era is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Spreadtrum SC7731 CPU. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory space and up to 32 GB of expandability via microSD card slots. The 5 inch IPS LCD display offers 480×854 pixels resolution. Xolo Era has two SIM card slots – one 2G and one 3G.
Price – Rs. 4,494.
Specification wise, the Karbonn Titanium Dazzle S201 is decent – it has a 1.2 GHz quad core CPU and 1 GB RAM. Internal storage space is 8 GB with 32 GB expandable microSD card option. However, the display is only 320×480 pixels and it measures 5 inches. Android 4.4 KitKat comes out of the box on this handset.
Price – Rs. 3,999.
Intex Aqua Star II is powered by a quad core 1.2 GHz CPU with Mali 400 GPU. RAM on this handset is 1 GB; ROM 8 GB and expandable up to 32 GB via microSD cards. Intex Aqua Star II has a 2000 mAh li-ion battery providing up to 250 hours of standby time.
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Price – Rs. 4,839.
Gionee Pioneer P2M runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The CPU inside is a quad core unit with clock speed 1.3 GHz; it has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. There’s no support for 4G; it’s a dual SIM handset with a 4 inch display.
Price – Rs. 4,682.
Price – Rs. 4,980.
Price – Rs. 4,499.
Price – Rs. 4,738.
Even on a tighter budget range, these handset offer a pretty good range of hardware configuration that are likely to stay even in 2016.
|1||Micromax Unite 3||₹ 4,945|
|2||Moto E (2nd Generation)||₹ 4,999|
|3||Lenovo A2010||₹ 4,990|
|4||Xolo Era||₹ 4,494|
|5||Karbonn Titanium Dazzle S201||₹ 3,999|
|6||Intex Aqua Star II||₹ 4,839|
|7||Gionee Pioneer P2M||₹ 4,682|
|8||Microsoft Lumia 435||4,980|
|9||Huawei Honor Bee||₹ 4,499|
|10||IBall Andi Avonte 5||₹ 4,738|