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Top best mobile phones available under INR 5000

Updated on April 18, 2014

Craze for new mobile Android Enabled phones!

What are you without a phone nowadays? Can you live one day without communicating with your friends or family? Leave alone, can you stay one day without facebook mobile? Modern technology has improved enormously and every month brand new phones are being introduced with a little up-gradation and a bit better facility!

Who doesn't want a phone with all the features of the crazy and devious mind can think of? You can always find one! Technology has been a boon in this field of electronics and communication and now, with a phone you can send presentations, documents, emails, voice messages, photos, etc etc.

You may want a lot, but lets ace reality, Money Matters! Don't you want to know about few good phones within your budget of 5000? Well there are many, after a little review and experimentation, I have finally come up with the following list.

The world of Android Phones!
The world of Android Phones!

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The latest Micromax Bolt A66
The latest Micromax Bolt A66

Micromax Bolt A66

The cheapest Android which tops my list is the Micromax Bolt A66. The device runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and has a 4.5-inch TFT display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. The device is built with 1GHz Spreadtrum SC7710G processor, an incredible 512 MB of RAM and 32GB external support.

The device also has a basic 2-megapixel rear camera with mini-flash, 1500 mAh battery with a tested 116 hours standby time and up to 5 hours of talk-time and connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EDGE. It also supports 3G and HSPA. The device also comes loaded with rising popular android apps such as Hike, Opera, Spuul, Game HUB, Kingsoft Office, M! Live, etc

Price: Rs 5,000

Samsung Galaxy Star S5282
Samsung Galaxy Star S5282

Samsung Galaxy Star S5282

Bringing to you the lowest priced Android smartphone by Samsung, but for that they made the hardware feeble and the size of the device much smaller. It is powered by a SC6820 chip from Spreadtrum (single-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A5). It doesn't support 3G. None of the said processor support HSPA standard used for 3G in India. So you always need to rely on 2G or to search for a Wifi connection.
There are many people who have been complaining about the size of the screen, stating it small for a touchscreen that too of low resolution. Lets ace facts, the price for the Samsung is also low. Its really tough to type on small onscreen keyboards, or to view a website. The Lack of 3G and the 3" screen with low 320 x 240 resolution is the main weakness of this set.
Performance wise the phone meets up to the price paid for it and is not so bad and it is at least comparable with previous medium budget Galaxy sets. Samsung Galaxy Star runs on Android Jellybean 4.1 with a 512 MB RAM.

The phone gives an internal memory of 4 GB and has external storage support of 32 GB. The phone has a 2 MP primary camera and video recording facility. The phone has a battery back up of 320 hours supported with a 1200 mAh battery. The phone is a Dual Sim one with high speed Bluetooth and tethering facility.

Price: Rs. 4659

Front and rear of the Karbonn A12+
Front and rear of the Karbonn A12+

Karbonn A12+

Karbonn A12+ is one of the top phone featuring equipped with awesome specifications with an incredible price tag. The device showcases a 4 inch IPS Screen giving wide viewing angles. Karbonn A12+ is powered by 1.3 GHz dual core processor and the system runs on Android 4.2 jellybean. It is dual sim phone featuring 5 Megapixel primary camera with flash plus 0.3 Megapixel front camera. Karbonn A12+ loaded with 512 MB RAM and has incredible 4 GB inbuilt storage which is a lot with little price. Another feature which includes in it is the 3G functionality with HSPA which is rare at this price.The smartphone has 1400 mAh battery and supports a talk time of 4.5 hours. It supports WI-FI, bluetooth, GPS as connectivity features.

Price: Rs 4889

The Lava 356
The Lava 356

Lava 356

The brand new entry-level smartphone from Lava is the Lava 356 brings with the revolutionary 3G connectivity, MediaTek dual-core Cortex A7 processor working at 1Gz and the whole system runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The screen is a little smaller and is fitted with a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 480 X 320 pixels resolution, the device brings two camera set-up - a 1.3-megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front-facing camera enabling video chatting with 3G.

A decent 1,500mAh battery backup, the device assures up to 5.5 hours of talktime and 200 hours of stand-by time. The device features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS along with 3G support as mentioned above alongside a 512MB of internal memory and 32GB external memory support.

The fully loaded 3G android smartphone makes for a great buy for costumers with a low budget.

Price: Rs 4,500

The Intex Aqua Marvel+
The Intex Aqua Marvel+

Intex Aqua Marvel+

The indigenous company Intex is another manufacturer which is attracting customers in the field of mobile technology. The company has recently launched an interesting choice for the common mass who have a tight budget looking for a cheap easy to use Android with the Dual-SIM Aqua Marvel+. The device comes fitted with a 3.5-inch screen with a 320 × 480 pixels resolution and is energized by a 1GHz MTK6515 processor and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. This is the only drawback of it! You can always upgrade the firmware. It is equipped with a 256MB of RAM. It also comes with a basic 3-megapixel rear camera with no flash and a 1,400 mAH battery life. On the storage front, there is a 95MB of internal storage which is pretty less compared to the others, with a microSD card support for further expansion of 32 GB. Available in grey, white and yellow color choices, the device also has connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB ports.

Price: Rs 3,990


Karbonn A51

Introducing the Karbonn Smart A51 I must mention it is quite good for the beginner. But honestly, more was expected. The phone comes handy with a fast 1 GHz processor, a screen of 3.5 Inches with a resolution of 480 X 320 pixels, an internal memory support of 512 MB and the external support of 32 GB. The phone runs Android v4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phones also has Wi-Fi Enabled, 3.2 MP Primary Camera with flash and a secondary Digital Front Camera with Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support. It provides a low battery of 1100 mAh.

Price : Rs. 3199

The Nokia X+
The Nokia X+

Nokia Android Collection - Nokia X+

Nokia has released its much anticipated Android based smartphones at the MWC in Barcelona, Spain. Dubbed Nokia X, X+, and XL, the devices have now become available from early second quarter of 2014. On the specifications front, dual SIM Nokia X comes fitted with a 4-inch display along with a 3-megapixel camera and dual core Snapdragon processor which is very fast.

Nokia X+

Nokia X+ also features similar spec sheet but with better memory at 768MB RAM which is high and more storage - additional 4 GB micro SD card besides 4 GB internal memory.

The Nokia X has been priced Rs. 7027 which is little beyond the budget, but is much more reliable and a better option.

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Oh Yeah! The Android!
Oh Yeah! The Android!

Price Summary

Micromax Bolt A66
Samsung Galaxy Star S5282
Karbonn A12+
Lava 356
Nokia X+


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      3 years ago

      Previously budget played an important role while taking a decision for buying a smartphone. But now because of the growing market and its growing competition smartphones are easily affordable by every common man.

      Sharing an article which shows some more affordable smartphones that to under the price tag of 5K


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