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Best Samsung Android Smartphones Below 7000 Rupees

Samsung Android Smartphones Below 7000 Rupees in May 2015

We have many articles that are a good solution for smartphone buyers, looking for quality and multitasking smartphones below the affordable budget of 7000 rupees. However,  recently we have received many emails from readers seeking information on – low budget good quality Samsung Android Smartphones. Thus, in this article, we are reviewing five bestselling and multitasking Samsung Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos

The Galaxy Core 2 Duos that was launched last year seems to be a good package from outside. However, the basic performs is flawed when this phone was actually put to test in real circumstances. Poor display, lack of sensors and low RAM limited everything on this phone. Still, after 11 months, Samsung is selling it at the price range of 6800 to 7422 rupees.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos does have some edge with its exaggerated design and soft touch back panel. Metal finish on the sides give this phone a good look, but with time gets faded out. Buttons on the sides are sturdy and give good feedback to the user. The overall quality still remains cheap, but you can give some appreciation to the design.

The 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels puts this phone at the bottom of the list. As it is not an IPS panel so you cannot expect great viewing angles. The colors on the screen look vibrant, but in reality, they are tinted blue. Bad contrast levels with disproportional brightness give eyes a lot of stress.


The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos features a 5MP camera at the back, which does not sound great yet captures decent images in natural light. Level of details and the sharpness make everything appealing. However, in low light, this camera fails to perform and generates noise all over the image. This camera is limited to 480P video recording, which is a kind of strange. Front VGA camera is under performing accessory that limits the phone to video calling with lower video transmission.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos

Performance Software Battery

1.2 GHz quad-core processor would have given this phone some attraction from the smartphone lovers, but the low RAM of 768 MB restricts everything. You cannot expect to install many apps with only 4GB of onboard storage of which a big slice is eaten by the OS. However, you do have the option of moving apps to SD card and the storage can also be expanded to 64 GB.

The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos features two SIM cards slots both of which support 3G networks. Additionally, this phone offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB. FM radio feature is also present if you are a big fan of city radio jockeys.

The 2000 mAh battery seems enough for this phone because of the low-resolution display. You will not need to put this phone for charging before the end of the day.

It is extremely strange that the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos comes with accelerometer sensor only. The smartphone does not even come with necessary sensors like proximity sensor leave alone the chances of having the ambient light sensor.

Low RAM results in slow and lagging performance. It takes much time for the phone to render a response if you try to scroll the web pages fast.

Further, the absence of proximity sensor has forced Samsung to adopt unfamiliar technique so that you do not touch anything accidentally on the screen. The phone gets locked as soon as you make a call and can be unlocked only by tapping twice on the screen.


  • Good design soft touch back panel
  • 2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Decent battery life
  • Good camera


  • Only 768MB RAM
  • Low resolution display with bad viewing angles
  • Proximity sensor is absent
  • The phone takes a little time to response
Price 6800 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroGSM, 3G+2G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 4.0 Inches, 480 x 800 Pixels, 207 PPI
Processor   Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A7
Memory 768MB RAM, 4GB Memory, 64GB SDcard Support
Camera 5 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], LED Flash
Battery 2000 mAh
Body 139 g [W], 9.8 mm [Th]
Connectivity 3G,BT 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB


Samsung Galaxy Star Advance

Samsung launched the Galaxy Star Advance with Galaxy Star 2 in the August of 2014. In some regions it is also known as the Galaxy Star 2 Plus because it is just a bloated up version of its companion.

The phone just offers a slightly bigger screen with some amplified specs that might not prove to be much attractive. Consider other alternative even if this smartphone is available in just 5880 rupees.

The Samsung Galaxy Star Advance just looks like its small brother with the same criticized design. I do not understand why Samsung loves to paint the sides of its phones with a metallic finish that gets eroded in just a few months. However, the soft back panel gives a little comfort to the hand is made of a cheap plastic material.


The smartphone boasts a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels, which is not much of an attraction. Graphics on screen looks crisp and appealing but lacks details because of the low pixel density of 217 PPI. The colors and brightness both get distorted even on a little tilt. IPS displays are becoming common in low budget smartphones, but Samsung is just not ready to adopt this strategy.

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A 3.15 MP camera with LED flash does not seem to be promising at all. However, the software processing makes the images a little sharp, but the low pixels cannot be compensated because of that. This camera is capable of recording 320p videos only, so you can understand the loss here. You will not be able to take selfies or do video calling on this phone as the front panel is devoid of any camera.

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance


The combination of 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM seems reasonable as none of them can perform in extreme conditions. Considering the price drop of the phone, low specs cannot be questioned that much. The smartphone comes with 4GB of onboard storage of which more than half gets sacrificed because of the OS. However, you can expand the internal storage up to 32GB via a micro SD Card.

Despite low specifications set, the Galaxy Star advance seems worthy in terms of gaming. Though you will experience some minor lag, remains unnoticeable in the excitement of gaming. You can play Temple Run 2, Modern Combat 5, GTA star, Nova and other flawlessly.

Although it is a dual SIM phone, but the absence of 3G support will prove to be unmanageable. You can enjoy high-speed internet only by connecting this phone to a Wi-Fi network. Other connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance are Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB.

The phone comes packed with accelerometer and proximity sensors and you got to thanks Samsung for putting at least these sensors.


The Galaxy Star Advance smartphone has an average capacity 1800 mAh battery though reasonable for this phone. Actually, the low-resolution screen and dual-core processor will not consume the power at a high rate.

User Interface

The phone runs Touch-wiz on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat. The interface lags frequently because of the low RAM. If you are running some application in the background, then expect to witness a lot of freezes in daily multitasking and multimedia execution.


  • Comfortable to hold
  • Decent battery backup


  • Slow performance
  • Low resolution screen and bad viewing angles
  • No front camera
  • Only 320p video recording
Price 6000 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroGSM, 3G+2G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 4.3 Inches, 480×800 Pixels, 217 PPI
Processor Single core, 1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A7
Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 3 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], Zoom, Flash
Battery 1800 mAh, 17 Hours 2G Talk Time
Body 129 g [W], 9.4 mm [Th]
Connectivity 2.5G, BT 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB


Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3

From the last couple of years, Samsung is consistently losing its budget customers and it is trying hard to retain them. Every quarter we witness launch of a new set of budget phones from the Korean giant. However, all its effort, no impression can be found on the customers.

In mid-2014 it launched the Galaxy S Duos 3, which seems more like a downgrade from Galaxy S Duos 2, not to mention that the price was also pulled down. The price of this smartphone fluctuates frequently and currently it is listed online with a price tag of 6499 Rupees.

The Galaxy S Duos 3 wears the typical regular design that has been quietly repeated in most of the launched smartphone from the brand. In my opinion, Samsung needs to work hard for a new custom improvement to render freshness in its design mechanism. Samsung’s typical design was appreciated when it was introduced, but for, now it is not appealing at all (except Samsung fans).

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 wears the same cheap skin that almost every other smartphone manufactured by Samsung have. However, it is not a big phone so it feels comfortable in hand and all the controls can be accessed easily.

The touch capacitive buttons on both sides of the home button do not light up thereby creating a little problem in the dark. Power button on the right and volume rockers on the left do give nice haptic feedback.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 boasts a non-protective 4-inch display that has bad viewing angles. The pixel density of 233 PPI and the 480P screen resolution together renders some crispiness to graphics, but fails to give immersive user experience. However, the display is bright enough to fight sunlight legibility and the color reproduction is appreciable as well.

Specifications and Performance

You cannot expect much from a 1 GHz dual-core processor and just 512MB of RAM. It is a fun fact that the Galaxy S Duos 2 featured a 768 MB of RAM. This much processing power is only suitable for daily life tasks and even the light games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers will give enough lag to ruin your experience.

Even though onboard storage is 4GB, but the end users get only 2GB for personal use. Use a micro SD Card to expand the storage size up to 32 GB, but it is a hard truth that Samsung mobiles do not give the option to use external storage for installing apps.

Considering the low processing power and small screen size of this phone, the 1500 mAh battery seems capable of giving one day of power backup. As the name suggests, it is a dual SIM phone that comes packed with other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB. The sensor part on this device seems to be limited with accelerometer only.

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For shooting purposes, there is get a 5 MP Autofocus camera with LED flash on the back. Something which needs to be mentioned here – the sensors used by Samsung always give more output than its megapixels are capable of. Images shot with the rear camera pack much details and the focused area always remains sharp. You can shoot 720p videos at 30 frames per seconds, but the absence of motion stabilizing effect can make everything bouncing.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3

On the front, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 features a VGA camera that can be used for making internet video calls.

User Interface

Interestingly user interface is responsive and fast despite, the Galaxy S Duos 3 packs a 512MB of RAM memory. The secret lays in the Samsung’s decision to reduce bloatware, which takes most of the space and reducing the device to poor performance. The toggles in the notification bar will prove to be helpful, especially the brightness slider.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 runs Android KitKat out of the box but do not get much happy because it is not going to get any major upgrade considering the low specs.


  • Good color reproduction
  • Fast user interface, thanks to less bloatware
  • Considering it has got only 5MP camera, the images are much detailed


  • Cheap and unattractive design
  • 1 GHz dual processor and only 512MB RAM
  • No ambient light sensor
  • Low internal storage
Price 6350 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroGSM, 3G+2G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 4.0 Inches, 480 x 800 Pixels, 233 PPI
Processor Dual core, 1 GHz, Cortex A7, Broadcom BCM21633
Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 5 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], LED Flash, HD Recording
Battery 1500 mAh, 7 Hours 3G Talk Time
Body 124 g [W], 10.8 mm [Th]
Connectivity 3G, BT 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB


Samsung Galaxy Star 2

It has been almost a year when the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 was launched. Since then a lot has changed in the smartphone world and truly speaking, this phone doesn’t seem to be attractive now. However, the Galaxy Star series has introduced Samsung’s most affordable android phones to the world.

The Galaxy Star 2 is listed on Amazon for the price of 5250 rupees. A more affordable solution could have been a purchase from Flipkart where it is listed with a price tag of 4050 rupees only, but unfortunately, it is out of stock now.

Can this budget smartphone from Samsung be a good option when many smartphones from other manufacturers offer much more premium specification within this price range? Let’s find out.

The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 seems more like a scaled down version of Galaxy Ace NXT. Not to mention that the latter one actually launched later. Front panel of this phone is really a fingerprint magnet and if you suffer from palm sweating, then there is no way to keep the screen clean.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2

The leather back panel is comfortable, but at the same time is elastic in nature. All the touch and hard buttons are in the typical Samsung style position. A curved edge of this phone makes it feel more comfortable in one hand.


This smartphone features a small 3.5inch display with a resolution of 320 X480 pixels only. The graphics appear worse on display because of poor pixel density. Short viewing angles result in high distortions of color and brightness when viewed from the sides. Watching HD videos on this phone will be a big injustice to the display.

Specifications and Performance

At the core of the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 is a 1GHz single core processor that cannot help in multitasking or gaming. The 512MB RAM is somewhat appreciable for the price that you pay, but you will not be able to run many apps in the background. You will frequently face crashes and force closes while running the apps like Google Chrome, Messenger, and Twitter. Out of 4GB of internal storage only half is available for the user that can be expanded up to 32GB using a micro SD card. The end user should not about this phone that external storage can’t be used as a primary storage on this phone.

It is a dual SIM phone but does not support 3G networks, which is quite a big disappointment. The phone comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and micro USB and gives a miss to GPS. Also, only one sensor i.e. accelerometer make this phone less promising.

On the other hand, the 1300mAh battery will prove to be enough considering that this phone does not feature anything that consumes power at a high rate.


You only get a 2MP fixed focus camera at the back with no LED flash. This camera is totally useless as you cannot even take good pictures of your friends with it. Video recording on this phone is limited to 480p only.

User Interface

The one useful thing that this phone features is its user interface. Touch Wiz UI could be criticized, but on the small screen of this phone, it appears perfect. Toggles in the notification bar save much time by listing all the necessary shortcuts. The low RAM does not affect the smoothness of interface unless you are running something in the background.

You get Android 4.4.2 KitKat on this phone, which is a nice offer for the price it is available.

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  • Leather back panel feels comfortable in hand
  • Battery life is good
  • User Interface is smooth
  • 512 MB of RAM is good at this price point


  • Pixel density of 165ppi only
  • 1 GHz single core processor
  • Rear 2MP fixed focus camera with no LED flash. No front camera at all
  • Absence of connectivity features like 3G and GPS
Price 5750 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroGSM, 3G+2G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 3.5 Inches, 320×480 Pixels, 165 PPI
Processor Single core, 1 GHz, ARM Cortex A7, Spreadtrum SC6815A
Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 2 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], Zoom
Battery 1500 mAh, 12 Hours 2G Talk Time
Body 107 g [W], 11.8 mm [Th]
Connectivity 2.5G, BT 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB


Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT

I do not know what Samsung thinks before deciding the prices of its smartphones, but it is definitely not working out. In one price segment, it offers many phones that too without much varying in their specs. That confuses the customers a lot. This all can be proved by reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT smartphone, which really is a bummer at the price of 6490 Rupees. Even if you open this phone to its core, it will be nearly impossible for anyone to find a perfect reason behind its price. This smartphone cannot even give competition to Samsung’s own phone in this price segment, let alone the smartphones from other manufacturers.

Reviewers find it much difficult to describe the design of all Samsung smartphones and the reason, which everyone knows is that all look alike. Except for the dimensions you will not find this smartphone different from any other Galaxy.

The back panel, as always, is made up of a low-quality plastic that does not look great at all. Some appreciation can be given to the inner body here, which has maintained some class.


A 4-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels is what you get on this phone. This resolution translates to a pixel density of mere 233 PPI. However, this screen is not as bad as we think it is. The viewing angles are wide compared to other phones from Samsung, but you do get distortions from the extreme edges. You will not find any problem while reading the text under the Sun, thanks to high brightness of the display. 16 million colors make this display vibrant because of which the graphics appear much saturated.

Specifications and Performance

Would you believe, this phone only features a 1.2 GHz single core processor (Spreadtrum SC7715 chipset)? No, Right? But this is the hard truth that you will have to face and even worse is the fact that you will get just 512MB of RAM for all the multitasking purposes.

The smartphone features 4 GB of internal storage out of which just 2GB is available for the users. So, do not plan to buy this phone for gaming purposes because even if you attach a 32GB micro SD card, you will not be able to move the game data to the external storage.

Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT

All that said above means no multitasking, no performance and certainly no hardcore gaming. The only thing this phone is good at is making calls. In fact, it could make very clear voice calls. You also get two SIM card slots on the back of which one supports only GSM networks while the other is capable of working on UMTS networks as well.

Other connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and micro USB. If you are curious about the sensors, then you will have to settle with accelerometer only.

The 1500 mAh battery offers a decent power backup because of the small screen and low processing power.


The Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT features a 3.15 camera with LED flash at the back, which is not capable of taking quality shots. Although the inbuilt camera software helps some extent making output image filled with nice colors. We should not forget the camera software has some limitation and it cannot fill the images with extra details on behalf of the low megapixels that the sensor has.

As far as selfie is concerned, users will have to be satisfied with VGA recording only. Front VGA camera does not have much to offer and is best suited for making low-quality internet video calls.

User Interface

The hardware limitations have forced Samsung to put the least number of bloatware on this phone. Though the user interface of this phone is smooth and have many toggles in the notification area.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT runs on Android KitKat with Touch Wiz on top. Low RAM and Less internal storage mean that this phone will not be getting any major updates in the future.


  • Interface is smooth
  • Decent battery life


  • Only 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage
  • 15MP rear camera
  • Single core processor
  • Cheap design
Price 6200 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroGSM, 3G+2G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 4.0 Inches, 480 x 800 Pixels, 233 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 3.15 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], LED Flash
Battery 1500 mAh
Body 123 g [W], 10.7 mm [Th]
Connectivity 3G,BT 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB

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