Top 5 Cheapest Smartphones that Look Expensive Than They Really Are

By Anuj

Off late India has emerged as a favorite destination of cheap yet handsome looking cellular phones. There was a time when technology used to be expensive, but that's not the case anymore. This has changed over the past 2 to 3 years.

These days you can easily find a Rs. 5,000 priced smart phones with all latest facilities: a touch display, internet connection, 3G connectivity and more. There are not one but several manufacturers (both domestic and International) selling affordable handsets.

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Top 5 Cheapest Smartphones that Look Expensive Than They Really Are


For instance, the Moto E shares many of the functions of phones costing much more. It has a 4.3-inch touch screen display, a dual-core processor, fast internet connection and a 5MP camera. And it runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the box. The bestseller costs just Rs. 6,999 and is being helmed as competitor to smart phones from the likes of HTC and Samsung.

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Similarly, Asus' ZenFone 4 is yet another exceptionally designed phone. At Rs. 5,999, it is not only affordable but offers simply amazing specs sheet.

Without taking much time, we'll bring you the top 5 best looking smart phones under Rs. 8,000. Take a close look into sliders below!

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It is hard to ignore the Moto E. The device continues to be the company's best Android-powered smart phone. The phone's secret success is far simple to understand: it brings out the best possible hardware without diluting the fun to experience Google's Android OS.

Highlighted Specifications:

4.3-inch qHD display ( 960 x 540-pixels); 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 4GB of on-board storage; a microSD card slot; 3G connectivity ; dual-SIM; 5MP rear-facing camera ; 1980mAh battery ; removable back covers ; Android 4.4 Kitkat

Asking price - Rs. 6,999


Asus ZenFone 4

Although not nearly as funky as the Moto E, it is still our favorite affordable handset. The phone is solid enough, plus it looks great and reliable, too. On the plus side, Asus has also managed to slap an interactive and able custom design UI.

Highlighted Specifications:

4-inch WVGA display; 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of native storage ; a microSD card slot; 3G, Wi-Fi, 1600mAh battery; dual-SIM; 5MP rear-facing camera; 0.3MP front-facing camera; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Asking price - Rs. 5,999


The new Lumia 530 is easily the most power elite looking handset in our list. At Rs. 7,300, it is priced on an affordable side without making a compromise on the quality or specs for that matter. This Windows Phone 8.1 running handset is now available on sale. Go for it!

Highlighted Specifications:

4-inch display ( 854 x 480-pixels); 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor; 512MB of RAM; 4GB of native storage; a microSD card slot; 5MP camera; 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi; 1430mAh battery; Windows Phone 8.1 OS; dual-SIM

Asking price - Rs. 7,300


The Lava Iris X1 might not look sophisticated, but it is still a nice looking phone. Running on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat and a quad-core processor under the hood, it can easily handle heavy duty racing games with an ease.

Highlighted Specifications:

4.5-inch FWVGA display; 1.2GHz quad-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of on-board memory; a microSD card slot; 8MP rear-facing camera; 2MP front-facing camera; 3G; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; 1800mAh battery; Android 4.4 Kitkat

Asking price - Rs. 7,999


Not many have ever dreamt that a Karbonn-made handset would manage to make it our list. An exclusive to Flipkart- the Karbonn Smart A52 Plus is not really a blockbuster handset (at least, in terms of features and specs), though one of the cheapest phones you can look forward to.

Highlighted Specifications:

3.5-inch display; 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 512MB of RAM; 4GB of ROM; a microSD card slot; 1300mAh battery; 2MP rear-facing camera; 3G; Android 4.2 Jelly Bean; dual-SIM

Asking price - Rs. 2,999


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