Gone are the days when I had to spend a lot to have a smart phone. Over time, technology and hardware production costs decreased and a new type of consumer market (the budgetary range) emerged. Consumers want more and more features but at a lower cost. The market is dynamic with some old players and new emerging companies that seek attention by selling phones with more features at a lower cost. Consumers want an entry-level smart phone that does not have too many specifications but has ease of use even with limited functions. Android due to its open code license has dominated the budget phone series.
These are the 5 best suggestions of budget Android phones that you would like to buy under 10k INR:
1. Micromax canvas 2 A110
From a popular brand in India Micromax, this phone is the low-budget Android smart phone. The phone comes with a 5-inch IPS screen with 480 x 800 resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded to 32 GB through a micro SD card. The main camera is an 8 MP shooter with LED flash and has a front camera for video calls. The phone has a 1700 mAh battery and works with Android 4.0.4 ICS, which can be updated to Android Jelly Bean. At a price of 9990 INR, it is a smart choice.
2. Karbonn A21
This phone is from another popular Indian brand Karbonn, the dual sim compatible phone has a 4.5 inch TFT LCD with resolution of 480 X 800, dual core processor at 1, 2 GHz and 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB Expandable storage up to 32 GB with micro SD card. The rear camera has a resolution of 5 MP with LED flash and the front camera is 1.3 MP. The phone has a 1800 mAh battery and works with Android 4.0 ICS. The phone is priced at 9899 INR.
3. Lava Xolo B700
The newest member in the Lava budget series, Xolo B700 has a 4.3-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 540 X 960 and a pixel density of 256 ppi that is sharp and produces a good color. The phone comes with a 1 GHz dual-core mediatek processor with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The phone can record videos at 720p through its 5MP camera with LED flash and has a 0.3MP front camera. The phone has a massive 3450 mAh battery and works with Android 4.0 ICS. It has dual SIM card option. The phone is available at the flipkart online retail store at 8999 INR.
4. Sony Xperia E
This smart phone comes from the renowned Japanese brand Sony, Xperia E has a 3.5 inch TFT LCD screen with 480 x 320 resolution. The phone works with a Qualcomm processor with a single core at 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB. micro SD card The phone has a 3.2 MP camera but is not compatible with the front camera. The phone has a 1530 mAh battery and works with Android 4.0.4 ICS. The phone is available at a price of 9990 INR.
5. Celkon A225
A new Celkon brand has launched Celkon A225 with some higher than average specifications in the budget series. The phone has a 4.7-inch IPS screen with 480 X 853 pixel resolution. The processor of this phone is a 1 GHz double core mediatek processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB through a micro SD card. The phone comes with an 8MP rear camera capable of recording videos at 720p and a 2MP front camera for video calls.
The phone has a 2100 mAh battery that should last longer than most devices. The phone comes out of the box with Android 4.1 jelly bean and has the option of double sim. The phone is available in 9499 INR.
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