10 Best Budget Smartphones of 2015 (Under Rs 8,999)

    It is the time of the year, when we come up with the lists of popular gadgets and trends that rued the charts in the respective year. This year as well we have started a series of listicles that feature the best from the lot in their category. We have our picks from the best of the premium phones to the most powerful phones, to the best affordable smartphones, and from several other topics. Here we give you a list of budget smartphones that pack in good hardware and are priced compellingly.

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    We chose to list the top 10 budget smartphones priced under Rs 8,999 because this is one category which was once deprived of much choices but is now flooded with a variety of devices. We have shortlisted smartphones on the basis of their features and specs, and their popularity.

    Take a look at the 10 Best Budget Smartphones of 2015:

    Bigger Yureka:

    Micromax's sub-brand Yu launched the CyanogenMod OS powered Yureka Plus smartphone earlier this year at a price of Rs 9,999. The phone boasts full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP snapper and more. This smartphone got good response in the market due to its specifications and features for its price. The company has officially slashed the price of the Yureka Plus by Rs 1,000, making its price to be Rs. 8,999, however the phone is available for Rs 7,999 online.

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    Lava made it:

    Lava's Iris X8 smartphone is another good smartphone that was launched in the budget segment to take on its competitors in the market. The good part is that this phone has received Lollipop update as well. This phone is good for those who don't mind an average camera on their phone, and focus more on other features. It is available online for Rs 7,499.

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    Xiaomi made a Note:

    Xiaomi recently launched the all new Redmi Note Prime smartphone in India for a price of Rs 8,499. The smartphone is essentially an enhanced version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. It is powered by a quad-core chipset with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, and offers 8MP rear camera. You can read more about the smartphone from here.

    Lenovo Battery hub:

    This smartphone has been listed here mainly because of its huge battery which makes it stand out of the crowd. Besides a huge 4,000mAh battery, this smartphone packs in 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera paired with 5MP front camera, splash proof coating and more. The phone is available for Rs 7,499 or less online.

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    Coolpad launched a cool device

    Coolpad came up with this very interesting smartphone called the Note 3 at a compelling price of Rs 8,999. The phone has impressive specs which include 3GB of RAM, 13MP snapper, and 3000mAh battery. Its key highlight is that it features a fingerprint scanner that actually works fast and is pretty accurate.

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    Micromax's 4G Express

    Micromax recently launched the 4G variant of its Canvas Xpress smartphone which was quite an impressive device for its price. The Canvas Xpress 4G is good for its specs and features. Its USP is that it supports 4G network. The phone is available for Rs 6,499.

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    Lenovo Budget Brigade

    Lenovo's A7000 was launched as the successor to the A6000 smartphone which created quite a stir in the market. The A7000 gets a place in this list because when it got launched, it was amongst the very few to have a nice design, and specs like 64bit chipset with 4G support, 2GB of RAM, and Android Lollipop on board. The phone was pretty affordable for its launch price of Rs 8,999, however it can now be purchased for much lower price online.

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    Xiaomi Prime Time

    This Xiaomi smartphone is made in India. The phone packs in decent specs and boasts the company MIUI topping the Android OS. The successor to the Redmi Prime, this phone was launched for Rs 6,999.

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    Huawei Bee Buzz

    Huawei's Honor Bee was launched to target the budget conscious consumers in the market. Key highlights of this phone are that it features 1GB of RAM to support quad-core chipset, and sports an 8MP rear camera. The phone is Flipkart exclusive and is retailing for Rs 4,499.

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    Micromax's new Unite

    The USP of Micromax's Canvas Unite series of smartphones is that these support multiple languages. Specs-wise this smartphone is not a super phone but it has standard specs for its price range. It sports a 4.7-inch WVGA IPS display, quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM and more. The phone was launched for Rs 6,999, but is now available for much less.

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