The smartphone market in India is being saturated with frequent launches by companies eager to capitalise on a growing market that is tipped to become the second largest smartphone market globally by 2017.
Interestingly, the new devices are coming with better display, powerful specification, great interface with more gesture controls and impressive cameras.
Even a couple of years ago, nobody imagined a budget phone with an impressive camera, but decreasing prices of hardware components and increasing competition among phone makers have made it possible. Today, you can actually buy a phone with an impressive pair of cameras at an affordable price.
While the options are many, here are our top picks.
Priced at ₹4,999, the Infocus M2 offers 8MP snappers of both front and back. It also houses a soft flash on the front for clicking decent selfies in challenging lights. Available exclusively through Snapdeal.com, the InFocus M2 boasts of a 4.2-inch, 768x1280 pixels, 355PPI display and comes powered by a MT6582 Quad-Core 1.3GHz SoC with 1GB RAM, 8GB worth ROM and supports micro SD up to 64GB.
[Read More: InFocus M2 Review]
Micromax Yu Yuphoria
Following the grand success of Yureka, Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures launched a new budget smartphone. Dubbed Yu Yuphoria, the smartphone flaunts a 5-inch 720p display with Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop based CyanogenMod 12 ROM, Yu Yuphoria boasts of a 8MP+5MP camera combination and is powered by a 2,500mAh battery. Yu Yureka is exclusively available through Amazon.in for ₹6,999.
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Coolpad Dazen 1
The Dazen 1 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 2GB RAM along with 8GB of built-in storage. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 lens and LED flash. It also features a 5-megapixel FF front camera. The Dazen 1 is competitively priced at ₹6,999 and available in India exclusively on Snapdeal.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G flaunts a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The single SIM 4G smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a 5.5-inch, 720x1280 pixels display.
Recently, Xiaomi announced a price cut of ₹2,000, after which the Redmi Note 4G is now available for ₹7,999 through Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon and offline Mobile Stores.
[Read More: Redmi Note 4G Review]
One of the best all round budget phone of the year, Lenovo A7000 packs a 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the A7000 come powered by a MediaTek MT6752m SoC, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a 5.5-inch, 720P display. The Lenovo A7000 is exclusively available at Flipkart for ₹8,999.
[Read More- Lenovo A7000 Review]
Huawei Honor 4C
The Honor 4C boasts of a 5-inch 720p display and runs on a 1.2GHz octa-core Hisillicon Kirin 620 SoC, backed by 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. On the camera front, Honor 4C offers a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
The Honor 4C is available exclusively through Flipkart for ₹8,999.
[Read More- Huawei Honor 4C review]
One of the sensational budget smartphone of 2014, Yu Yureka is back to sales through Yu's exclusive partner Amazon.in. Previously available for ₹8,999, the Yu Yureka boasts of a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Yu Yureka flaunts a 5.5-inch, 720P display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM memory.
[Read More- Yu Yureka Review]
Lenovo K3 Note
The Lenovo K3 Note caters to big screen lovers by featuring a 5.5-inch, 1080x1920 pixels, 401 PPI display. The K3 Note is powered by an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor backed with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory, expandable up to 32GB. The Lenovo K3 Note runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and sports 13MP+5MP camera combination. Powered with a 3,000 mAh battery, the Lenovo K3 Note is available through Flipkart for ₹9,999.
The InFocus M530 boasts of a 5.5-inch, 720x1280 pixels full laminated display and two 4G capable SIM slots. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage.
On the camera front, the smartphone houses a 13MP Sony Exmor sensor with Optical Image Stabiliser and f/1.8 aperture for the back and a similar 13MP Sony Exmor Lens with f/2.2 aperture for the front. The InFocus M530 is available exclusively through Snapdeal.com for ₹10,999.
Moto G 2nd Generation
The Moto G 2nd Generation is one of the best budget smartphone of 2014. The Moto G 2nd Gen packs 8MP primary and 2MP secondary camera lenses and come powered by a SnapDragon 400 SoC, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage and a 5-inch 720p display. Runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the Moto G 2nd Gen is available for ₹10,999 without exchange.