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Top 5 Low Budget Smartphones Between 4500 to 5500 Rupees

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In this article, we are looking at top five smartphones between price package of 4500 rupees to 5500 rupees in India. These smartphones are the evidence of tussle between Android One and Windows OS. All are packed with elegant design, superior processing power and value for multimedia and entertainment. I have picked devices from Xolo, Nokia, Lava, Celkon and Asus.


XOLO One

At the price of 5499, little leg room is left for any brand to pull out wonder. XOLO is one such brand has done wonder by the launch of Xolo One under 6000 rupees budget. XOLO One follows Google endorsement for Android One.

The Android One is customized version of Android Kitkat Operation system for lower end smartphones. According to Google’s announcement, the Android One project is to bring quality experience in the low-budget smartphone segment. Android One device will get fastest upgrade along with Nexus Devices for next two years of the period.

With Android One operating system, there have been three launches from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice. The XOLO India took more time to join the league and launched XOLO One in December 2014.

The smartphone is really awesome. I had a great experience with it. Xolo One gets a stunning look by having smooth and polished leather on its back. Having it in your hand is a different experience altogether. Though I admire three earlier launched of Android One smartphones, but XOLO one is new drawing on the Canvas of Android One.

So, what we are getting at the price of 5500 rupees? 4.5 Inches display with 480 × 854 Pixels Resolution, IPS LCD panel, and 248 PPI pixel density. XOLO One has a powerful dual-core processor of MediaTek with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. Also, there is Mali 400 MP2 GPU and 1GB RAM along with 8 GB hosted flash memory. Memory expansion is possible up to 32 GB with an external microSD card. The User gets options to shoot HD videos and 3G video calling by 5-MP rear and 0.3-MP front facing camera. 1700 mAh battery in the phone gives around 30 hours of backup on normal usages.XOLO One Review and Specifications

The good take away from the device are

  • Excellent display with good viewing angle and brightness.
  • Gaming or multitasking is smooth and hassle free.
  • the camera takes good snaps in days light and in low-light.
  • In my opinion, a nicely built smartphone in 5000 rupees budget category.

Concern

  • I am not satisfied with Battery backup. it is just OK.
Price 5499 Rupees
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2, Upgradable Android Lollipop
Screen 4.5 Inches, FWVGA , IPS LCD, 248 PPI
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek, Mali-400MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory
Camera 5 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], HDR Recording
Battery 1700 mAh
Body 9.3 mm Thickness
Connectivity BT 4, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0
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Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM

I am a big fan of Windows OS since it is realistic and similar experience advantage across all budget smartphones. In the recent time, Microsoft has become very aggressive with the pricing of its devices. While Google is targeting $100 market with Android One, Windows OS is promising to bring better experience with 50 to 60 Dollar budget smartphones.

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM Specifications and Review

In my view, the Lumia 530 Dual SIM is a little star in the budget category. Also, it is a fastest selling low-budget smartphone in India. With the current selling price of 5376 rupees, Microsoft is offering great windows experience with quality hardware.

With the long lasting power of 1430 mAh Nokia battery, the device is qualified with 4 inches display and Snapdragon processor. Windows Operating system happens to be hardware friendly so it consumes fewer resources and battery power. The Lumia 530 is a dual SIM smartphone with latest connectivity options and 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor of Snapdragon 200. It gives a miss to the front facing camera and has 5-MP primary camera to record 480P videos and images.

Users are benefited with Microsoft software library which comes almost free with the device. With extremely loud speaker and beautiful polycarbonate shell design, it is surely recommended to reliable hardware seeker in India.

The Nokia Lumia 530 has all A star features. So, we decided to highlight a few weakness of this gadget. In my view, the rear camera with just 480P video recording and missing front facing camera is a concern. Don’t worry about 512 MB RAM as Windows doesn’t require heavy hardware resources for multimedia operation.

Price 5000 Rupees
OS Windows Blue 8.1
Screen 4 Inches, FWVGA , TFT, 245 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200, Adreno 302 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory
Camera 5 MP[P], 480P Recording
Battery 1430 mAh
Body 129 gram [W], 11.7 mm [Th]
Connectivity BT 4, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0

 

Asus Zenfone 4

The year of 2014 was an era of transformation in the smartphone category. The first time Google introduced Android One to set the standard in the low-budget category and Microsoft replied with the offer of better experience of Windows OS in less than 5000 rupees budget phone. Besides this, there was some more activity from the top noted brand such as Asus as it introduced the Zenfone 4 to counter Moto E and Xiaomi Redmi 1S success.

The Zenfone 4 is powered by Intel Atom processor with Dual core and clock speed of 1.2 GHz. 4 inches Display has 233 PPI and supported by PowerVR SGX GPU. There is 1GB RAM and 8 GB hosted memory and memory expansion option up to 64 GB. The main surprise is listed in 5 MP primary camera, which able to secure HD videos with 1080P resolution. Its front facing camera is just for name sake. World’s most reliable PC laptop component maker has crafted the cute, but a classy smartphone with 1600 mAh battery.

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Asus Zenfone 4 Review and Price in India

Wow! Just 115-gram gross weight and 6.9 mm thickness. The Asus Zenfone 4 is one of the slimmest smartphones in the low-budget category. The Zenfone 4 makes us believe that big thing comes in a small packet. During my one week of usages of it, I had really great experience. A 5500 rupees device fulfills your communication need and does fabulous multimedia entertainment also camera shooting. Certainly, the Zenfone 4 is the best smartphone available on regular Android platform (Not Android One).

Price 5000 Rupees
OS Andriod Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 4 Inches, WVGA, TFT, 233 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
Camera 5 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F], 1080P Recording
Battery 1600 mAh
Body 115 gram [W], 6.3 mm [Th]
Connectivity BT 4, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0

 

Lava Iris Win1

A complete smartphone with the experience of Windows OS, Snapdragon Processor, 1 GB RAM and 1950 mAh battery is available only at 5000 rupees price with free delivery at your doorstep. Though I always hesitate to invest money in low-budget smartphone purchase, but while I saw the Lava Iris Win1 listing at Lava’s official website, I couldn’t resist in placing a purchase order at Flipkart. I love this phone. This is a perception killer.

We are known for disrespecting homemade success. Therefore, I am ready to bet – Samsung cannot launch a smartphone as cool as Lava’s entry phone on the window platform at an affordable price of just 5000 rupees.

Lava is the parent company of XOLO India and third largest Indian smartphone brand in India. The Iris Win 1 officially introduced in the month of December 2014 with a price tag of 4999 rupees. As per the latest information, the device is exclusively available only at Flipkart.

Lava Iris Win1 Review and Specifications

It runs on latest Windows Operating system. It sports 4 inches WVGA Display with 480 × 800 Pixels resolution and has good 233 PPI pixel density. For faster processing, there is Snapdragon 200 Quad Core processor with clock speed of 1.2 GHZ alongside 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM. Users can opt for memory expansion with a MicroSD card. Also, we get standard connectivity options in the form of Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB 2.0. Above this all, 1950 mAH battery comes with a long lasting longevity is a big plus point in Lava Iris Win One.

The 5-MP rear camera and 0.3-MP front-facing camera both are similar in terms of performance with cameras of above three smartphones. The Iris Win 1 primary camera is complemented with single LED flash, autofocus, digital zoom and panorama options.

With the current purchase of the Lava Win 1, the buyer gets free flip cover and screen guard. Lava has left no stone unturned to make the model a grand success. However, I am very clear we Indian still going to line up behind a Chinese brand.

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The Good

  • Display with good clarity and natural brightness
  • Quite responsive touch
  • Unbelievable processing speed
  • Long lasting battery
  • Excellent camera performance in daylight and low-light
  • Good calling audio

The Negative

So far, almost none. Now I can’t expect the smartphone perform like HTC M8 or LG G3 or Sony Xperia Z3. Be logical. At the price of 4999/- – A worthy buy. Go for it.

Price 4500 Rupees
OS Windows Blue 8.1
Screen 4 Inches, WVGA, 233 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory
Camera 5 MP[P], 0.3 MP[F]
Battery 1950 mAh
Body 11 mm Thickness
Connectivity BT 3, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0

 

Celkon Win 400

Indian Smartphone brand Celkon has become is one of the fasted growing smartphone brand in the last couple of years. Celkon had moderate success with Android devices. Now it is back with the bang, not with an Android device rather a Windows-powered device, called as Win 400. The Celkon India had introduced the smartphone in November 2014.

Celkon Win 400 Review and Specifications

Similar to Lava Win 1, it also lists Snapdragon 200 processor and 4 Inches display with 480 × 800 resolution. For graphic handling, it has Adreno 302 GPU supported by 512 MB RAM and 4 GB onboard memory.

The Celkon Win 400 equipped with 1.3 MP front facing, higher in the current list of top smartphones under 5500 rupees budget. Moreover, we find 5 MP primary camera and 1500 mAh battery with the list of latest communication mediums.

Overall this is a good smartphone under 4500 rupees budget. At the given selling price, we cannot expect more than this. The brand Microsoft has updated that the minimum support required by Windows 10 update is 512 MB RAM and Dual Core process. So, along with the Celkon 400, other windows smartphones are going to be updated with the release of Windows 10. Considering the promise of OS update and good specifications at the selling price of 4500 rupees, the Celkon Win 400 is considerable Choice. However, I would urge to spend just 500/- more and place an order for the Lava Iris Win 1, which comes with free flip cover and Screen guard.

Price 4500 Rupees
OS Windows Blue 8.1
Screen 4 Inches, WVGA, 233 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200, Adreno 302 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory
Camera 5 MP[P], 1.3 MP[F], 720P Recording
Battery 1500 mAh
Body 120.6 gram [W], 10.3 mm [Th]
Connectivity BT 4, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 2.0

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Low Budget Smartphones Between 4500 to 5500 Rupees

    1. The Moto E is an outdated smartphone now. If your budget is close to 4000 to 5000 rupees, my choices would be inFocus M2. This is a good smartphone with all decent features. If you like the Windows platform, then Lava Iris Win1 and Lumia 435 is an ultimate choice. Coming back to the inFocus M2, at a price of 5000 rupees, you can get a 1GB RAM, quad core processor, 2010 mAh battery, 8MP Primary and 8MP front facing camera. Above all, OTG support is present. In my opinion, this is a the best value for money. Besides, the inFocus is an American brand with greater interest in Indian market.

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