The increasing competition in the budget phone arena has been compelling phone makers to pack more features at fewer prices. New phones are turning up in the market with better display, processing power, camera and battery life. However, buyers still demand more memory for storing music, movies, books and apps.
Currently, the highest available built-in storage available in the budget category is 16GB, which can be enhanced further only by installing a Micro SD card.
Let us look at some of the options:
Following the grand success of Yureka, Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures launched a new budget smart phone dubbed Yu Yuphoria. It flaunts a five-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 just ₹6,999.
Lenovo K3 Note
The Lenovo K3 Note is preferred by big-screen lovers because it has 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. It runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and sports a 13MP+5MP camera combination. Powered with a 3,000 mAh battery, the Lenovo K3 Note is available through Flipkart for ₹9,999.
[Read More: Lenovo K3 Note Review ]
Xiaomi Mi 4i
Probably one of the best Xiaomi budget smart phones, which offers great all-round usability. With an unibody form factor, the Mi 4i packs a five-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and is available for ₹12,999.
[Read More: XIaomi Mi 4i Review]
The Xolo Black is a worthy phone launched by a home-grown company. The first online-only phone from Xolo packs a S615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage expandable up to 32GB. Boasting a 5.5-inch, 1920x1080 pixels display, the XOLO Black runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and packs a 13MP+2MP camera combo. The XOLO Black will be available exclusively on Flipkart for ₹12,999 starting 13 July.
[Read More: Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i Review ]
Meizu M1 Note
M1 Note packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a MediaTek MT6572 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory.
The phone packs a 13MP rear camera having f/2.2 aperture with 300 degree panoramic capable lens. In the front, Meizu packs a f/2.0 5MP camera with face AE light boost technology and FotoNation smart selfie enhancement. Priced at ₹11,999, M1 Note is available exclusively on Snapdeal.com.
[Read More: Meizu M1 Note Review ]
Lenovo A6000 Plus
Iterating the success formula of A6000, Lenovo launched a powerful edition of the same smart phone by doubling the RAM and internal memory. In comparison to Lenovo A6000, the Plus model will feature 2GB RAM memory and 16GB in-built storage with expandability support.
On the camera front, the A6000 Plus boasts of an 8mp rear camera and a 2mp front camera. With a measured thickness of 8.2mm, the phone weighs 128g and will retain the Dolby Digital audio effects, 4G connectivity and Snapdragon 410 SoC. The smart phone is available on Flipkart for ₹7,499.
[Read More: Lenovo A6000 Plus Review ]
Moto G 2nd Generation
The Moto G 2nd Generation is one of the best budget smart phones of 2014. The Moto G 2nd Gen packs 8MP primary and 2MP secondary camera lenses and comes powered by a SnapDragon 400 SoC, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage and a 5-inch 720p display. It runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and is available for ₹10,999 without exchange.
[Read More: Moto E 2nd Generation Review ]
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 smart phone houses a 13MP Sony Exmor sensor with Optical Image Stabiliser, 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.
[Read More: InFocus M2 Review]
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550ML
Available for ₹12,000, the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML packs a 5.5-inch, 720p display, Intel Atom Z3560 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB Storage with memory expandability. It runs on Android 5.0 Lolllipop and has a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP front camera.
[Read More- ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Review]
One of the sensational budget smart phones of 2014, Yu Yureka is back in stores 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. It flaunts a 5.5-inch, 720P display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM memory.
[Read More: Yu Yureka Review]