The world of technology is evolving so rapidly that every latest trend becomes outdated within about three months. Noticing this, many consumers prefer to buy budget devices instead of opting for high-end smartphones. The increasing competition among device makers makes things easier for them, by giving a plethora of choices at various price points.
Here is our pick of devices that cost less Rs. 10,000:
Meizu M2 Note
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has launched its second device in India. Available for Rs. 9,999, the Meizu M2 Note will be available from 10th August onwards exclusively at Amazon.in. For the price, the Meizu M2 Note packs a 5.5-inch 1080P display, MediaTek MT6573 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and a 3,100mAh battery. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop overlaid with Flyme 4.5, the Meizu M2 Note features 13MP+5MP camera combination and comes in 16GB and 32GB storage variants.
Lenovo K3 Note
One of the smartphones that's highly in demand these days, the K3 Note offers almost similar configuration of Meizu M2 Note and coincidentally, also comes for the same price. Available exclusively through Flipkart, the Lenovo K3 Note features a Mediatek MT6752 true octa-core processor backed with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The device runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and packs a 13MP+5MP camera combination.
Yu Yureka Plus
Following the huge success of Cyanogen OS running Yureka, Micromax subsidiary YU Televentures has launched a bigger version of the device with a few important upgrades. The Yu Yureka Plus retains the same processor, RAM and storage but upgrades the build quality, display and camera sensor. Available for Rs. 9,999 at Amazon.in, the only let down of Yureka Plus is its 2,500mAh battery, which sounds inferior in competition.
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
After the immense success of its budget smartphone portfolio ZenFone 2, ASUS has added few more phones in the segment, the latest being the ZenFone 2 Laser. Available for Rs. 9,999 through Flipkart, the ZenFone Laser boasts of a 5-inch, 720P display, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a 2,400 mAh battery. The Zenfone Laser runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and features a 13MP+5MP camera combination with laser autofocus technology.
Moto E (2nd Gen)
One of the most successful budget device from Motorola, the Moto E (2nd Gen) is available in 3G and 4G variants. The Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G edition is available for Rs. 6,999 exclusively via Flipkart and offers a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1GB RAM, S410 Processor and 8GB storage. Powered by a 2,390 mAh battery the Moto E (2nd Gen) runs on Android 5.0.2 and offers a 5MP rear camera.
US smartphone maker InFocus launched a series of budget devices in India this year and InFocus M350 is one of them. Available for Rs. 6,999 via Snapdeal.com currently, the M350 offers a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels display, MT6732 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM out of which almost 12GB remains left for user's consumption.
Huawei Honor 4C
The Honor 4C is a compact budget device with decent usability. Available for Rs. 8,999 exclusively via Flipkart, the Honor 4C features a 5-inch 720P display, HiSillicon Kirrin 620 SoC backed with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage with expandable support. The device also boasts of a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera with a decent battery life.
Available for Rs. 6,999, the Yu Yuphoria flaunts a compact build quality with decent all-round specification. The Yu Yuphoria has a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Cyanogen OS running device also packs a camera combo of 8MP+5MP camera and a 2230 mAh battery.
The most successful budget device of Lenovo before K3 Note's arrival is available for Rs. 8,999 and boasts of a 5.5-inch, 720P display, 1.5GHz processor backed with 2GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the A7000 flaunts 13MP+5MP camera combination and Dolby ATMOS support for delivering premium audio experience.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
The phablet from Xiaomi has received a major price cut and is now available for Rs. 7,999 through Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.com. For the price, the Redmi Note 4G offers a 5.5-inch 720P display, S410 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage alongside. It also offers 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.