Although Airtel launched India’s first 4G LTE services in India back in 2012, customers could connect to it only using the dongles. But now 4G LTE has been launched for mobile phones as well using TD-LTE technology. Although 4G is available in India, it is limited to few cities and the numbers of devices supporting 4G in India is limited. Since iPhone has support for TD LTE network, previously it was the only phone which could use 4G in India. But now, lot of OEMs are bringing in 4G LTE support for their mobile phones and this is not just restricted to premium or flagship phones.
Recently we covered on how Gionee plans to bring 4G to phones in 10k price range as well. So here is the list of smartphones below Rs 25000 which supports 4G LTE in India.
HTC Desire 820
The phone was announced at the IFA 2014 in Berlin and comes with a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, similar to the Desire 816. The device is this is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor ( four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz per core and four clocked at 1.0 GHz) and Adreno 405 GPU. The device runs the latest version of Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC Sense 6 UI on top, and it will be supported by the upcoming release of Android L.
The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers and comes in single SIM and dual SIM variants. Desire 820 is priced around Rs 25000.
Lenovo Vibe X2
Lenovo Vibe X2 which was announced at t IFA back in September,got launched in India recently . The device comes with a 5-inch 1080p display and has tri-layer finish with gradient three layer design. It is powered by a 2 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6595 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with Vibe UI 2.0 on top.On the imaging front, it features a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. It supports dual SIM and has 4G LTE connectivity with TD- LTE Band 40. It has 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and packs 2300mAh battery. The phone is priced Rs 19999 and available exclusively on Flipkart.
LG G3 Beat
The LG G3 Beat, a fitting sibling of LG G3, is a compact and stylish smartphone. The device comes with a 5 inch HD display (1280 X 720p) and comes with Snapdragon 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core with 1GB of RAM. The device also has 8GB internal storage which is expandable using microSD card. The phone also features a 8MP rear camera with laser auto focus which was found on LG G3. The phone also supports 4G LTE out of the box and has 2540mAh battery which is removable as well. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, much like the G3.
Xolo officially launched its first smartphone with 4G support in India, the LT900 at Rs. 17,999. The highlight of the Xolo LT900 is that it supports TDD LTE bands and it is the cheapest 4G enabled phone in India. It comes with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core Processor and has 4.7 inch HD display with 1GB RAM. The phone is now selling for Rs 12444.
Gionee V6L & Gionee P5L
Gionee V6L LTE is the slimmest of all LTE phones with a 6.9mm thickness and it runs on Quad Core 1.2GHz and has on Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) and is supported by Internal 8GB, 1GB RAM T-card Up to 128GB. The phone has 5.0 inch IPS HD display.It also comes with 8MP rear camera, LTE connectivity, and 1950 mAh battery and DTS. The Gionee V6L LTE is rich in features and promises the consumers a whole new level of experience.
Gionee Pioneer P5L LTE comes with 4.7inch FWVGA display and is optimized by CPU Quad Core 1.2GHz and runs on Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) and is supported by Internal 8GB, 1GB RAM T-card Up to 128GB. Other features include an 5MP rear camera, LTE connectivity, and 1800 mAh battery.
These phones are just announced, launch is expected to happen in December.
Xiaomi Redmi Note
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 32GB 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 and is the cheapest 4G LTE enabled phone 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.
The LG F60 is an LTE smartphone with a 4-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device is 1.2-GHz 64bit quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It also has 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 2100 mAhbattery. On the camera end it features a 5-megapixel camera and an additional VGA shooter on the front.The device is priced at Rs.15000 (approx).
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 19,500.
Nokia Lumia 638
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.
Samsung Galaxy A3
The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by 1.2Ghz Quad core processor with 1GB RAM. There is 16GB internal storage available on the device whcih is expandable. The phone has 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording and a 5MP front-facing camera. There is also 4G LTE support and has 1900mAh battery included in the device. The Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphones comes in Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold color and is priced at Rs. 20,500.
Samsung Galaxy A5
The device sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Touchwiz UI.On the camera end it features, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording and 5MP front-facing camera. It also comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD. The device packs a 2300 mAh battery and connectivity features include 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/ GLONASS & NFC. Samsung Galaxy A5 is priced at Rs. 25,500, respectively and comes in Black, White and Gold variants.