Mobile phone market has expanded vastly in the past couple of years. Although the initial stages we saw devices with great specs only in the high end or mid range category. But things started changing rapidly with the release of Moto E back in 2014 which was a game changer. Then came Xiaomi Redmi 1S which brought in features found on mid range devices to budget category. Today, for a consumer looking to buy a budget device, there are lots of options to choose.
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So here is the list of best smartphones you can buy in the budget segment (below Rs 6000).
1. Lumia 532
The Lumia 532 comes with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia Denim Update. The Lumia 532 comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and also has a 1560 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB. The Lumia 532 has 5 MP FF, Lumia Camera and a Front facing VGA Camera. The new device will be available in 3G single SIM and 3G Smart Dual SIM in these colors: bright green, bright orange, white and black. It is priced at Rs. 6,200.
2. Moto E (1st Gen)
Moto E comes with a 4.3 inch qHD screen sharp and scratch resistant display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor with 1GB RAM.The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat which is probably one of the best feature of this low cost Android phone.The device features a Lithium-ion 1980mAh battery and on the imaging front it has 5MP camera with no flash. It is priced at Rs. 5,999.
3. Micromax Unite 2
Micromax Unite 2 is one of the popular. The device comes with a 4.7 inch display with a 480 X800 pixels resolution and is powered by 1.3GHz quad core processor. Micromax Unite 2 is the first phone from the company running on the latest Android KitKat 4.4.2, which can be easily upgraded through FOTA. The device also ships with 5MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. There is also 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage available on the device which is expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card. The device comes pre-loaded with multiple games and apps.The device is priced at Rs. 5,699.
4. ASUS Zenfone C
The new Zenfone C has 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor. The device runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Zen UI, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. There is also 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot and packs a 2100mAh battery. ASUS Zenfone C is priced Rs 5999 and will be available on Flipkart.
5. Micromax Canvas A1
Micromax, Canvas A1 the first Android One phone from Micromax and sports 4.50-inch display with 480×854 resolution. The device is powered by 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB RAM .On the imaging front it features 5-megapixel rear camera and 2 MP front facing camera. The device runs on latest Android version of 4.4 KitKat (Android Lollipop update released). It is priced at Rs. 6,244.
6. Xolo One
The device comes with a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) IPS OGS display and has capacitive touch buttons below the display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor with Mali 400 MP2 . It runs on Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) and Xolo released the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) upgrade back in January. It supports Dual SIM and has 3G connectivity. On the camera end it features 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. It features 1GB RAM and has 8GB internal memory which is expandable upto 32 GB with MicroSD card. It has 1700mah battery and has leather-like back cover. It is priced at Rs. 5,946.
7. Karbonn Titanium S5 Ultra
The device comes with a 5-inch qHD IPS screen, powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and packs an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash similar to the S5+. It also comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has dual SIM support with dual standby, similar to other Karbonn smartphones and has a 2000 mAh battery. The phone also comes with 1GB RAM and has 4GB internal storage which is expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card. It is priced at Rs. 6,590.