The major budget players in the mobile phone industry have released some smartphones, which received huge appreciation. As we are bound to feature only 10 devices in this feature, we skipped a few of them.
Xiaomi Mi 4i
Xiaomi launched its much anticipated budget smartphone Mi 4i through a global event happened in India. Though it carries the Mi 4 tag and decent specification, the phone doesn't belong to the mid budget category.
The Mi 4i boasts a 5-inch 1080p OGS display with a pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with Cortex-A53 cores clocking speeds at 1.7 GHz and the other four at 1.1 GHz. The processor is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Xiaomi also has new adaptive brightness technology, called Sunlight display, to improve readability outdoors.
On the camera side of things, the Mi 4i sports a 13mp rear-facing F/2.0 camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5mp front shooter. The handset packs a 3,120mAh battery and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6 on top of it.
Following its great success of A6000, Lenovo launched another smartphone targeting the popular budget smartphone Yu Yureka. Carrying the same ₹8,999 price tag, the A7000 offers 5.5-inch HP IPS display with 720x1280 pixels resolution, Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, 2GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory and 2900 mAh battery.
Lenovo A6000 Plus
Iterating the success formula of A6000, Lenovo launched a powerful edition of the same smartphone 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 will boast 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 smartphone is available for sale through Flipkart at ₹7,499.
Spice Stellar 519
The first 4G smartphone from the Indian smartphone maker Spice, Stellar 519 boasts a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480x854 pixels resolution at 196ppi pixel density. Powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor combined with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM memory, the Stellar 519 packs a micro SD card slot for further memory expandability up to 32GB. Spice Stellar 519 packs an 8mp camera for the rear and 3.2mp camera for the front.
Micromax Canvas Spark
Micromax has launched another budget smartphone in the country. Named as Canvas Spark, the smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor backed with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM memory. On the photography front, Micromax's new phone comes packed with 8mp camera on the rear and a decent 2mp snapper on the front.
Priced at ₹4,999, the Canvas Spark is available exclusively through Snapdeal.
Lenovo has surprisingly launched another budget smartphone for the Indian consumers. Though we haven't received any official press release of confirmation from Lenovo officials, the A5000 has been listed on Lenovo India's official dostore for ₹9,999.
The A5000 features a 5-inch HD display with 720P pixels resolution and runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 overlaid with Vibe UI. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB RAM the USP of A5000 is its marathon 4,000 mAh battery.
Moto E2 4G
Motorola released the Moto E successor in two variants, 3G and 4G editions. Running on same Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the Moto E2 4G edition offers major difference in the performance segment. Compared to the 3G edition SnapDragon 200 SoC, the 4G edition comes powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is seen in most budget and mid-budget smartphones. For example, Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000, and Huawei Honor 4X all packs the same SoC.
The smartphone retains 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 4.5-inch qHD display along with similar powered camera. While the 3G edition of Moto E 2nd Generation is ₹6,999, the 4G edition is available on sale for ₹7,999.
[Read More: Moto E 2nd Generation 4G LTE Review]
Lava Iris Alfa L
Lava's device, dubbed as Iris Alfa L boasts of 5.5-inch qHD display with a resolution count of 960x540 pixels and pixel density of 220ppi. Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1 GB RAM and 8GB ROM memory that can be further expanded up to 32GB, using the micro SD card slot. The smartphone features dual SIM slots and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
On the camera front, the Lava Iris Alfa L flaunts an 8mp rear camera with autofocus PureCel feature along with LED flash. It also sports a 2mp front-facing camera for snapping selfies as well.
Following the success of M2, Infocus launched another budget smartphone M330. M330, the octa-core smartphone, is available on Snapdeal for buying at an exciting price of ₹9,999.
The smartphone boasts of a 5.5-inch IPS display with 720x1,280 pixels resolutions overlaid with a Corning Gorilla glass for added protection.
It runs on MediaTek MT6592 SoC, which combines an octa-core ARM Cortex-A7-based processor and an ARM MAIL 450 MP4 GPU. M330 aptly backs up with 2GB RAM and 16GB in-built memory.
On the camera fronT, M330 comes equipped with 13mp rear camera with auto focus and f/2.2 aperture capability, accompanied by an 8mp auto-focus beauty shot front camera.
Oppo Joy Plus
As the name suggests, Joy Plus is the successor to the 2014 model Oppo Joy. Oppo Joy Plus sports 4.0-inch WVGA IPS TFT screen and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with custom ColorOS UI. Under-the-hood, it houses 1.3GHz Mediatek quad-core CPU, Mali-400 MP1 graphics engine, 1GB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory.