A consumer checks out smartphones (Reuters)
A consumer checks out smartphones (Reuters)Reuters

We are just a few days away from Christmas eve and time is ripe to start looking for the perfect gift to show your affection towards your loved ones.

If your loved one is a tech-savvy person with an interest in photography, it is better to start off with camera-centric phones and then graduate to DSLR camera at a later stage.

With so many phones flooding the market, it's quite a herculean task to find a good model. To help you save time, we have listed top 5 smartphones, which not only offer great photography experience, but also come with a pocket-friendly price-tag.

Here are our top 5 handpicked budget camera smartphones:

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser:

It boasts a feature-rich 13MP camera (5-element lens) with an advanced laser guided auto-focus, which is seen in high-end phones.

For the uninitiated, the laser-based, auto-focus feature measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam, enabling users to capture good quality photos under low-light conditions quickly.

The main camera also comes with proprietary PixelMaster technology, f/2.0 aperture lens, zero shutter lag, Toshiba sensor, low-light mode, super HDR mode and dual LED real-tone flash. And in the front, it houses an equally impressive 5.0-megapixel snapper. It is currently available on Flipkart [HERE] for Rs. 9,999.

Other stipulated features Snapdragon 410 series chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory and 3000 mAh. [More details, HERE].

InFocus M535:

It houses 13MP camera with Samsung 3M2 sensor, dual-LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, HDR, 4X Digital Zoom, Exposure Compensation, Continuous Shooting, Scene Setting, White Balance, Face Recognition and Beauty Shot modes.

In the front, it flaunts 8MP shooter with auto-focus and f/2.2 aperture.

Other notable features include sturdy metal-casing around the edge, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, 16GB internal storage, 1.5GHz MediaTek quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and 2600 mAh battery. It is available on Snapdeal [HERE] for just Rs. 9,999.

Micromax Canvas Selfie 3:

It features an 8MP rear-facing camera with BlueGlass 5P Largan Lens and an 8MP snapper in the front with dedicated LED flash.

Other notable features include 1.3 GHz MediaTek (MT6582M) quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, v5 series Lollipop OS, 8GB storage and 2300 mAh battery. It is available for Rs. 8,298 on Flipkart (HERE).

Lenovo A6000 Shot: It boasts feature-rich 13MP camera with LED flash, auto-focus on the rear-side and front, and houses a decent 5MP snapper capable of taking a fine selfie. Other notable features include 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC (System-on-Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a high-capacity battery which can run the device for close to 14.5 days. Lenovo A6000 Shot can be bought online and from brick-and-mortar stores in India for around Rs. 9,500.

Lava Iris X1 Selfie:

As the name suggests, its USP is the front camera. The Lava X1 Selfie boasts of a 5mp camera with LED flash that enables users to get good quality selfie photos under low-light conditions.

It also ships with a photo editing app – 'Beauty-fi' boasting Eye-enlargement, Eye lashes color, Teeth whitening, Skin smoothening, Skin whitening, Face boundary slimming, Skin Coloring and Make-up between eyes & eyebrows.

The new Lava phone also features an equally impressive 8MP snapper on the rear-side. It features auto-focus, LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, f2.0 aperture, Gorilla Glass 3 shield and full HD video recording ability. Iris X1 Selfie is currently available for just Rs. 5,649 on Flipkart (HERE).