2015 will be the year when India might see 4G LTE roll out across multiple locations. Indian mobile market is slowing getting into the 4G LTE with networking rolling out in few cities. Taking this into consideration, lot of mobile OEMs are not focusing on 4G LTE supported handsets as India supports TD LTE. We recently covered some of the best options for a 4G LTE handset below Rs 25000.
In the last couple of months, we have seen new 4G supported phones coming to India in the mid range and also the budget category. The Redmi Note and Yu Yureka initially set the benchmark in the sub 10k price point and now we have other great devices in the budget category with 4G support.
So here is a list of 4G LTE supported phone below Rs 10000 in India. We will be updating the list when new devices launch in India.
Huawei has launched the Huawei Honor 4X in India today. The Huawei Honor 4X comes with 5.5-Inch HD IPS Touch Display. It is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 Quad Core Processor and runs Android 4.4 KitKat on top of EMUI 3.0. On the camera end it features, 13MP Rear Camera With LED Flash and 5MP Front-Facing Camera. It comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB Internal Storage which is expandable upto 32 GB using microSD. The connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot,Bluetooth v4.0. The device supports Dual Micro SIM and packs 3000 MAh Battery. The Huawei Honor 4X is available in Black, White, Gold and is priced at Rs 10499.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
The device comes with a 5.5 inch HP display with IPS technology and is powered by a 1.6 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor. The device has 2GB of RAM and also comes with 8GB internal storage which is expandable to 64GB via microSD card. The phone also comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p recording. The phone also features a 5MP camera for video calls and Selfie. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI which is a custom UI from the company. The phone is powered by a 3200mAh battery. The device is priced Rs 9999 in India.
The device sports 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor and runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. On the camera end it comes with 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. It also features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with expansion slot and also packs 2500mAh battery. The device is priced Rs 8999 and we feel this is a great pricing from the company considering the specs.
The Lenovo A7000 is more mid range phone and comes with 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display and is powered by MediaTek MT6752m 1.5GHz True8Core processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage and is expandable via microSD card. On the camera front, there is 8MP auto-focus rear camera w/ LED flash and 5MP fixed-focus front camera. There is Android 5.0 and 2900mAh battery. It also has dual SIM card support along with 4G LTE. The Lenovo A7000 is also the world’s first Android smartphone to feature Dolby Atmos technology for an amazing headphone experience.The device is priced at Rs 8999.
Lenovo A6000 Plus
Lenovo A6000 Plus sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The device runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI and supports Dual (micro) SIM.The device comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which is expandable with microSD compared to 1 GB RAM and 8GB internal memory in Lenovo A6000. The device also packs a 2300mAh battery. The Lenovo A6000 Plus is available in black, white, yellow and red colors and comes with a price tag of Rs. 7,499.
Lenovo announced this new A6000 at the CES 2015, which is a budget phone and comes with 4G LTE support and launching in India pretty soon to compete Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu YUREKA. Lenovo A6000 comes with 5 inch HD IPS Display (1280 X 20P) and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU. The phone has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable via micro SD card. On the imaging front the device sports a 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. It supports 4G LTE in India. Lenovo A6000 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe UI. It also features dual SIM card support. There is 2300mAh battery powering the device and it is priced at Rs. 6,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with 4.7 inch (1280 X 720P) IPS HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core processor with 64-bit support and Adreno 305 GPU. The phone comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is similar to Redmi 1S. There is dual SIM card support and runs MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. The internal storage can be expanded via micro SD card upto 32GB. On the imaging front the phone has 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor and 1080p video recording support and a 2MP front-facing camera, 720P HD video recording which is again similar to the Redmi 1S. The phone also has 2200mAh battery. The redmi 2 is priced at Rs 6999.
The device sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan. On the imaging front it features a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera without flash and does not have a front facing camera. The device supports CDMA and GSM SIM cards and has 1 GB RAM. It has TD-LTE Band 40 for India that works with Airtel. LTE bands in the phone include, TD-LTE Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 39 (1880-1920 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz), Band 41 (2500-2700 MHz), LTE FDD: Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz). The phone comes with 8GB internal memory and is expandable up to 128GB with microSD and packs a 1830mAh battery. The device is available in Black and White colors and is priced at Rs. 8,299.
Moto E (2015) 4G
The Moto E 2015 features a 4.5 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core Processor. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. There is 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, up from 4GB on the first gen device. On the imaging front it features 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera and it also packs a 2390mAh battery. The device is priced at Rs. 7,999 for the 4G variant.
The device spots a 4.5-inch capacitive display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, paired with 1GB of RAM.It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and has 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further up to 32GB.The device also features a 2,440mAh battery and offers 50GB of free cloud storage on Box with the phone. The device was announced at MWC 2014 and has been listed in the official website with a price tag of Rs. 7,698.