At the start of 2014, the entry level or the budget category was a segment where OEMs were not really focused and many of the smartphones which were launching had either poor hardware or out-dated software and were never a big competition to Windows Phones. But things have changed drastically in the last one year or so ever since the Chinese invasion took place in smartphone market in India. With the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and more launching affordable handset with great hardware, the budget segment is where the most competition takes place.
This created a big impact in the budget segment and now we have plethora of Android phones with great specs at an affordable pricing. Most of these phones even have 4G LTE support. So here is a list of some of the best Android smartphones you can pick below Rs 10000 in India in 2015.
1. Lenovo K3 Note
The device sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. It is powered by 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor and runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Vibe UI.On the camera end it features 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 5MP front-facing camera. The device supports Dual SIM (4G + 2G) and packs 3000mAh battery. It also features 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.The Lenovo K3 Note is available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Laser Yellow colors and comes with a price tag of Rs. 9,999 in India.
2. Lenovo A7000
The device sports 5.5-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6752M processor and runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop). On the camera end it features 8MP autofocus camera with LED Flash and 5MP front-facing camera. It has 2GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which is expandable memory with microSD. The device supports DUAL microSIM and connectivity features include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It also packs a 2,900mAh removable battery. The Lenovo A7000 is available in Onyx Black and Pearl White colors and comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,999 in India.
3. Honor 4X
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. 9,999.
4. Redmi 2
The 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, and a 2MP front-facing camera. Redmi 2 is priced at Rs 6999.
5. Yu Yuphoria
The Yuphoria comes with 5 inch display which has HD resolution (1280 X 720p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it runs on Snapdragon 410 64 bit Quad core processor. The Yureka was powered by Snapdragon 615 Octa core processor and now the company has used Quad core instead on Octa core probably because of complaints on 615 processor. There is 2GB DDR3 RAM and the device also comes with 16GB internal storage similar to Yureka. On the imaging front there is 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with full HD recording. The phone comes with 2230mAh battery with quick charge where in you can charge from 0 to 65% in 45 minutes. It is priced at Rs 6999.
6. 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.