It's so difficult to choose an Android phone these days. There are a wide range of handsets with distinctive features in various price points - still many of us find it tough to choose the most compelling phone. Not every time we cross check specifications of a phone, but we do compare retail price, since our concern is to save money and time.
The Motorola Moto E, which went on sale a couple of weeks back, shook the industry citing terrific hardware and affordable pricing. The success rate of the Moto E is still very strong, but these days you may find many other handsets in the same price range. It's not that the Moto E is the only handset under Rs. 7,000 price range you can think off. You can find a number of handsets running on Android 4.4 Kitkat at a price point of Rs. 6,000.
Let's not forget that over the past few months, more capable phones (in comparison to the Moto E) have managed to impress critics. For instance, the Lava Iris X1 is a superior handset with better exteriors and camera. Not surprisingly the phone fits in your budget too. Other than the Lava Iris X1, Panasonic's T41 is a nice option. Priced at Rs. 7,999, it is slightly expensive, but you don't have to worry about its internal hardware.
Similarly, Galaxy Core 2 seems to be a pleasant handset at a price of Rs. 11,900. If you think that the Core 2 is overpriced, than why don't you check out the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance. The new Galaxy Star Advance is an affordable Android Kitkat smartphone at just Rs. 7,299.
Thus, today we've prepared a list of top 5 budget Android 4.4 Kitkat smartphones you can buy in India. Take a deep look into sliders below. Happy weekend!
Samsung Galaxy Core 2
Samsung Galaxy Core 2 features a 4.5-inch display offering a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled,768MB of RAM, Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS with a custom layer of Samsung TouchWiz Essence UI. Imaging aspect is quite average with the inclusion of 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing shooter. Other specs include: Dual SIM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS and is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. Further, the smartphone holds the dimension of 130.2 x 67.9 x 9.8mm and weighs at 138 grams.
Asking price - Rs. 11,900
Motorola Moto E
Motorola Moto E sports a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels resolution. The dual-SIM is powerd by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out-of-the-box. The affordable handset Motorola comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back side,, but does not fetaure an LED flash and front camera. The makers have added a 1,989mAh battery fitted inside. Motorola has used a nano-coating that will make the smartphone resistant to water.
Asking price - Rs. 6,999
Samsung Galaxy Star Advance
Samsung Galaxy Star Advance has a 4.3-inch WVGA display. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board memory and a microSD card slot. The phone does come with a mediocre 3-megapixel rear camera, but lacks a front-facing shooter. The makers have added an 1800mAh battery fitted inside.The Galaxy Star Advance measures 9.8mm in terms of thickness and weighs in at 138g. The budget phone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. Connectivity options on the handset included 3G connectivity, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, GPS and more.
Asking price- Rs. 7,299
Panasonic T41 has a large 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further via a microSD card slot.In the imaging department, the device sports a 5-megapixel camera, and a VGA-quality front-facing shooter. The dual-SIM handset has a 1650mAh battery. The device measures 8.3mm in terms of thickness and weighs-in at 120 grams. The handset runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile OS. Other connectivity features on the Panasonic T41 are as follows: GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, FM Radio and more.
Asking price - Rs.7,999
Lava Iris X1
Lava Iris X1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS (854 x 480 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM23550 processor coupled with 1GB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot. The handset has an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.4 µm pixel BSI+ sensor. It also includes a 2.0-MP front-facing camera for video calling. On connectivity front, the dual SIM Iris X1 comes with 3G connectivity apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 BLE (Bluetooth low energy), micro-USB and EDGE. It offers OTG support to enable file transfer through USB drive on the move. The phone packs a long-lasting 1800 mAh battery providing ample back up for multimedia payback, talk-time and stand-by.
Asking price - Rs.7,999