Not everyone is capable to splurge Rs. 47,000 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One. You've also heard about Reliance Communications (RCOM) is selling iPhone 5S for Rs. 2999 per month. Still you are not convinced with the offer? You may not agree with Apple's way of selling iPhones in India.
If you are one among those, who have had plans to purchase a new smartphone this Diwali but missed out due to some reason, here are the five best budget smartphones under Rs. 5000.
If you think that a "cheap" smartphone is incapable of taking fatastic photgraphs or browing a web, then one should need to change our mind.
GizBot has prepared a list of top 5 best budget smartphones under Rs. 5000. Take a look!
Asking price – Rs. 4399
Nokia Asha 501
The Asha 501 has a 3-inch low resolution display having resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Alongside, Asha 501, the company has revamped Symbian S40 platform compatible with new age smartphones. There is a feature called ‘Fastlane', which basically brings swipe motion gestures to reality. There's a 3.2-mega pixel camera on the rear back, while the front camera is missing.
The phone comes with 40 pre loaded games powered by EA. The internal memory stands at 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity features like Wi-Fi is there, however, 3G is missing. Nokia says the phone has an incredible battery life of 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time
Asking price- Rs.3099
Spice Smart Flo edge Mi-349
The Spice Smart Flo Edge Mi-349 is priced at Rs. 3099. It's not only the cheapest smartphone available in the market, but comes with decent features without any compromise. The phone offers a 3.5-inch display having resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.
The device is powered by 1GHz single-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). There's a 1.3-megapixel rear facing camera with LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 1500mAh Li Ion battery. Other highlighted features include: 2G, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack and FM Radio.
Asking price – Rs. 3499
Karbonn Smart A51
The Karbonn Smart A51 is another affordable phone available under Rs. 5000. The device has a 3.5-inch HVGA display having a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. The handset is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The makers have added an 1100mAh Li Ion battery. The phone is loaded with 3.2MP rear camera along with LED flash and a front facing comes out of the box. This dual-SIM phone have plethora of connectity features: 2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and FM Radio.
Asking price – Rs.3749
Lava Iris 352e
The phone sports a 3.5-inch display having a HVGA resolution of 480x320pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM. Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing VGA shooter. The internal memory stands at 512MB of RAM, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The device doesn't have 3G connectivity, but stuffed with a 1450mAh battery.
Asking price – Rs. 3249
Micromax Bolt A27
The Micromax Bolt A27 Ninja comes with a 3.5-inch TFT display having a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes out of the box. The device has a 1GHz single core processor with 256MB of RAM and internal memory can be expanded up to 16GB via a microSD card slot. The makers have added a 1400mAh battery. This Dual SIM phone lacks 3G connectivity. There's a VGA quality rear facing camera with missing front-facing camera.