It's always good to look around before buying a new smartphone, be it a flagship or an entry-level handset. Comparing the specs of smartphones from different brands gives you a better idea of what to buy and more often than not, you end up securing a worthy deal.
In order to help you with your quest, we have shortlisted below five top Android smartphones from a vast pool of budget devices that cost less than ₹5,000.
Huawei Honor Bee
Huwaei is known for its budget and premium devices. Honor Bee fits the budget smartphone category with its affordable price tag. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor, the Honor Bee features 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage with microSD card support.
The handset is compact with its 4.5-inch display that offers 480 x 854 pixel resolution. There's an 8MP primary camera on board and a 2MP front snapper along with dual-SIM slots and a 1,730mAh battery.
Huawei Honor Bee can be purchased online via Flipkart for ₹4,499.
Infocus' entered the India smartphone market quite late. The Infocus M2 comes with a 4.2-inch 720p display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. The camera unit on the handset is one of the biggest highlights, as both sides are fitted with 8-megapixel sensors with LED flash. Like most phones, Infocus M2 also features 8GB onboard memory, 5.5GB of which is usable, along with microSD card expansion.
You can buy Infocus M2 from Snapdeal for ₹4,999.
Moto E (Gen 1)
Motorola's Moto E (Gen 1) suitably fits the under Rs. 5,000 category for budget smartphones. The brand value of the handset makes it more appealing and specs are reasonably convincing. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, Moto E is paired with 1GB RAM and 4GB onboard storage with microSD card option. The handset measures 4.3 inches diagonally with its display featuring 540 x 960 pixels and has a 5MP primary camera but lacks a front snapper like other models in this price range. The 1,980mAh battery gives a promising 24 hours life with mixed usage.
Moto E (Gen 1) is available for purchase from Flipkart for ₹4,999.
Asus Zenfone 4
Asus Zenfone series is an extensive smartphone portfolio comprising both affordable and premium handsets. The Asus Zenfone 4 A400CXG is the cheapest of all. Apart from the striking design, the handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 64GB via microSD card.
The 4-inch compact display in the Asus Zenfone 4 comes with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and the camera on the rear side boasts of a 5MP PixelMaster technology. There is a VGA camera too on the front side. The handset is run by a 1,600mAh battery that gives 12 hours of 3G talk time.
You can purchase the affordable Zenfone 4 from Flipkart for ₹4,999. [Currently out of stock]
ZTE Blade Qlux 4G
The ZTE Blade Qluz 4G is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. The ZTE Blade QLUX is the only handset in this category to support 4G LTE connectivity.
In addition, the handset boasts of a 4.5-inch IPS display, 8MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front snapper and a massive 2,200mAh battery. Specs-wise, the ZTE handset gives more value for money than others.
You can purchase the handset from Amazon India for ₹4,999, while the regular price of the Blade QLUX is ₹5,999.