Meizu m2 is available on Flipkart for Rs 6,999
Meizu m2 is available on Flipkart for Rs 6,999IBTimes India/Sami Khan

Budget smartphone shoppers in India were presented with a wide range of smartphones that offer a lot at affordable price. The list of budget devices from various companies like Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, Motorola and others grew extensively to fulfill consumer demand.

As 2015 comes to an end, here's a look back at some of the devices that worked charm on its buyers.

The smartphones in the upcoming list feature HD screens, which became a new standard for budget phones in 2015, and are priced below Rs. 7,000. Other standard features include good storage, minimum 1GB RAM or up to 2GB RAM, decent camera and reliable battery.

[Note: The order in which the smartphones are listed do not signify any higher or lower ranking in terms of performance or sales.]

Meizu m2

Meizu had a good start in India with its ultra-affordable m2 smartphone. The handset is priced at Rs. 6,999 and offers a whole lot in terms of specs and features. Take a look at the key specs below:

  • Display: 5-inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels, GFF Full Lamination technology
  • Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 processor
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 16GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13-megapixel CMOS Samsung sensor, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,500mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop

YU Yunique

Micromax's online brand, YU Televentures, launched Yunique as a way to compete against the fast-growing budget smartphone rivals from international countries. With an advantage of India being its home ground, YU managed to sell handsomely. This is of course due to the competitive pricing of Rs. 4,999. Here are the key specs of the handset:

  • Display: 4.7-inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB expandable storage
  • Camera: 8MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and 2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,000mAh
  • Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

Xiaomi's debut and success in the Indian market and was mainly due to its effectively-priced budget smartphones. The Redmi 2 Prime is one of the company's worthy smartphones and sells for Rs. 5,999, a well-though price range for budget-conscious shoppers. Take a look at what you get for that price below:

  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS HD display
  • Processor: 1.2GHz MSM8916 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable storage
  • Camera: 8MP main camera with omnivision image sensor, LED flash and a 2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,200mAh
  • Software: Android KitKat based MIUI out of the box

Lenovo A6000

Lenovo also joined the budget smartphone race with several handsets under Rs. 10,000. Lenovo A6000 is one such device that turned many heads. Priced at Rs. 6,999, Lenovo A6000 competes with the likes of Xiaomi, Meizu, Micromax, YU and others. Here's a quick look at the key specs:

  • Display: 5-inch HD display
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable storage
  • Camera: 8MP main camera LED flash and a 2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Software: Androi 4.4.2 KitKat based Vibe UI

Micromax Canvas Xpress 2

Micromax has long been in the budget smartphone race and 2015 turned out to be a great year for the phone maker. Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone is priced at Rs. 6,199 and joins the budget bandwagon. After several successful flash sales, the handset is available freely. Below are all the key specs you need to know:

  • Display: 5-inch HD display, Gorilla Glass 3 and Native Damage Resistance
  • Processor: 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6592M) processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable memory
  • Camera: 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, OV sensor, 5P Largan Lens and 2MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,500mAh
  • Software: Android 4.4.2 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.1 Lollipop).
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