Smartphones have become an integral part of everyone's daily life. They are not just about communication but also shopping, banking and lot more. To carry out multiple tasks with ease, smartphones require advanced specs, which consumers have learnt to understand. Priorities while shopping for a new phone have evolved, and people look for better specs even on a budget.
Luckily, smartphone companies have come up with devices that fulfil the needs of shoppers in terms of specs and attractive pricing. Companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, YU Televentures and Huawei have been key players in the budget space throughout 2015.
Here's a list of some of worthy devices that pack 2GB RAM for better performance within the Rs 10,000 price range.
Coolpad Note 3
One of the worthiest and feature-heavy phones in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range is Coolpad Note 3. It has an integrated 360-degree fingerprint scanner on the rear and comes with 3GB RAM at the price of Rs 8,999. Coolpad Note 3 is powered by a 1.3GHz 64-bit Mediatek MT6753 octa-core chipset and has 16GB expandable memory. The handset sports a 13MP primary camera and 5MP front-snapper. It has a 5.5-inch HD screen and a lasting 3,000mAh battery. The decision to include a 3GB RAM phone in this list is due to Note 3's affordable pricing and attractive features.
Lenovo K3 Note
One of the bestselling devices of 2015, Lenovo K3 Note was picked by millions of customers throughout the year. At Rs 9,999, the handset offers a 5.5-inch Full-HD screen, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front-snapper and a 3,000mAh battery. It is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor, 2GB RAM and offers 16GB expandable memory.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
Another key player in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range in 2015 was Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, which comes with great camera, battery and performance. Priced at Rs 9,999, Zenfone 2 Laser features a 5.5-inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 1 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable memory. On the camera front, it has a 13MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash and 5MP front-snapper. There is also a 3,000mAh battery.
Meizu M2 Note
Meizu had a striking appeal in the budget smartphone space with its attractive design and premium features. At Rs 9,999, Meizu M2 Note offers a 5.5-inch Full-HD screen, 13MP primary camera with dual LED flash, 5MP front-snapper and a 3,100mAh battery. It comes with a 1,3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable memory.
Xioami Redmi 2 Prime
Xiaomi upgraded its Redmi 2 smartphone to double RAM space and offer better performance. At Rs 6,999, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime comes with a 4.7-inch HD display, 8MP primary camera with LED flash, 2MP front snapper and a 2,200mAh battery. In addition to 2GB RAM, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with 16GB expandable storage and a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime with its comparatively lower specs sells for Rs 6,999.
Huawei Honor 4X
Huawei Honor 4X is also a notable addition in the sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone list. It features a 5-inch HD display, 2GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB RAM and 8GB expandable memory. The handset offers a 13MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-snapper. Powering the phone up is a 3,000mAh battery. Honor 4X sells for Rs 9,999 in India.
YU Yureka Plus
YU's presence in the affordable smartphone segment is notable as it offers a small yet competitive range of devices. YU Yureka Plus is one of the sub-Rs 10,000 devices launched in India in 2015 that received a lot of praise from fans and critics. At Rs 8,999, Yureka Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP secondary snapper and a 2,500mAh battery. The handset is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM and has 16GB expandable memory.
[Note: The order in which the smartphones are listed are not based on their ranking, performance, or any other factors.]