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Best Budget Smartphones under Rs. 10,000 in India (December 2013)



December 12, 2013, three:forty three IST

Kunal Khullar

Best Budget Smartphones under Rs. 10,000 in India (December 2013)

A number of smartphones are flowing in almost every day and manufacturers are spoiling the consumers in terms of choice. Deciding for a featured packed smartphone on a limited budget used to be difficult a few months back, but if we look at the market now, there are a quite a few smartphones at our disposal. We have listed down, what we think are, the five best budget smartphones that are available in the India for under Rs.10, 000. We have focused on different options in terms of OS, screen size as well as pricing.

So, here it is, our list of the best budget smartphones under Rs.10,000 in India

1. Nokia Asha 501 (Rs.4,599)

The Asha series by Nokia offers some good features comparing to the price segment it falls in. The Asha 501 in particular offers a scratch-resistant 3 inch LCD touchscreen with a QVGA resolution, a 3.2MP camera, a 1200 mAh battery and expandable memory of upto 32GB. Although primarily a feature phone, the phone comes pre-installed with almost all of the popular social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter and some games to keep you entertained. The build quality and overall fit and finish of Nokia Asha 501 is clearly a class above other phones in the same price segment. We recommend the Asha 501 as the best budget phone options for anyone wanting a Nokia smartphone, looking for the same build quality and reliability that Nokia is known for at the cheapest possible price point.

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2. Nokia Lumia 520 (Rs.8,067)

The cheapest Windows Phone available in the market, the Lumia 520 packs quite a punch. Packed with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, the device runs on Windows Phone 8 OS. The smartphone has a 4-inch IPS display with 800×480 resolution, a 5MP camera, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. In the connectivity department the Lumia 520 offers 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The Nokia Lumia 520 is our choice for the best budget smartphone for anyone wanting a fast, fluid and simple user interface with consistent performance and timely OS updates.

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3. Karbonn Titanium S2 (Rs.7,599)

In the Android segment we have the Karbonn Titanium S2 which comes with a 5 inch TFT display and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With a 1.2 GHz processor powering the smartphone, the Titanium S2 has an 8MP camera at the back and a 2MP camera in the front. There’s 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded via microSD card. The battery capacity is 2100mAh which is said to give 6 hours of talktime. We recommend the Karbonn Titanium S2 as the best budget Android smartphone option under Rs 8,000. The Karbonn Titanium S2 packs in a lot of impressive specifications and hardware for its pricing.

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4. Xolo Q800 (Rs. 9,999)

Almost similar to the Xolo Q700, the Q800 comes with an 8MP camera now instead of the 5MP on the Q700. Other than that the features seem to be the same including a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 4.5 inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage and Android Jelly Bean. The Xolo Q800 offers sharper and brighter screen, and enough RAM to run memory intensive apps smoothly. The Xolo Q800 has one of the best build quality and finishes of all budget Android smartphones sold in India today.

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5. Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 (Rs.9,999)

If big screen size is your priority then check out the Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 which sports a large 5.3 inch FWVGA (480×854 Pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. The smartphone comes with a stylus for you to scribble around and an 8MP snapper at the back. There is 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a battery pack of 2100mAh. We recommend the Micromax Canvas Doodle A112 as the best budget smartphone to buy in India for its exhaustive feature list and the stylus integration.

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Note: The prices mentioned above may vary with time, we have tried our best to find lowest pricing from trusted online sellers in India. You might want to checkout your local smartphone dealer for better pricing.

Also read:

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