We are back with an exclusive list of top seven smartphones available online below 7000 rupees. These smartphones are best in class, smooth in multitasking, easy with gaming, top at multimedia experience.
- Micromax Doodle 4 Q391 – My Choice
- InFocus M350 – Pick
- Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime – Pick
- Motorola New Moto E 2nd Gen 4G
- Salora Arya Z3
- Lava Iris Alfa L
- Lava Iris Fuel 10
Micromax Canvas Doodle 4
Micromax is out with the fourth generation to its Canvas Doodle series the ‘Micromax Canvas Doodle 4’. With a 6 inch display the phone holds on to the USP of the Canvas Doodle series, stock Android experience, Phone cum Tablet usability all that at a budget friendly price of 7000 rupees.
Micromax has launched the Doodle series to counter Samsung’s high class phablet the Note series devices. In fact, it succeeded in positioning in low budget price band. Today’s I am one of proud owner of Doodle 3. Soon I will be upgrading to Doodle 4.
Earlier the Canvas Doodle use to be considered the flagship phone of the company, but now since Micromax has changed its tactics and launched varies series; the Canvas Doodle does not seem to be getting a priority from the brand.
Compare to the earlier version, the new doodle is better in every aspect. It has 1GB RAM, quad core processor, 3000 mAh battery and Camera with FHD recording. In fact, this is the beauty of doodle series -simple, bigger and yet the best at a pocket friendly price.
Design & Hardware
The Doodle 4 has a massive 6 inch screen, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. But for a screen size that big the resolution is a big letdown, giving a 540×960 pixel and 184ppi, one would least expect a HD resolution.
The phone has a matte finish back panel and curved edges that help in gripping the phone better. The USB charging cable is located at the bottom while the 3.5mm headphone jack rest on the top. The volume keys and power button are located on the right side of the phone. The sides are also surrounded by thin metal plates, which give the phone a nice look and some protection.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6582M, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with a Mali-400MP2 GPU and 1 GB Ram. The phone is guaranteed to offer you smooth performance. In the storage department the phone offers 8 GB built in storage capacity which can be extended up to 32 GB via a microSD card. The phone also offers OTG Support.
The phone has dual SIM capabilities, but no LTE support on any SIM, which is a letdown since various Smartphones are entering the sub Rs.7000 price bracket with LTE offerings.
The phone includes an 8MP main camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 2MP front camera. The camera does well in natural lighting, though the performance dips slightly in low light conditions. The camera can record full HD videos. The camera does a pretty decent job, but it isn’t something one would be bragging about.
Software & Battery
The phone runs the latest Android OS, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. The UI is fairly light and only slightly customized thus keeping you close to the feel of stock Android OS. The company has also provided a few software pre installed such as ‘Evernote’ & ‘Skitch’ to allow the user to make more use of the large screen. Along with it various Gesture setting are available which allow the user to access any app from the lock screen just by drawing a predefined gesture.
To accompany the power hungry large screen display the company has provided a fairly reasonable 3000 mAh battery, which can last up to 10h of talk time. The battery is non removable which seems to be standard among various phones these days. It will probably last you a whole day on moderate usage, including web browsing and video playbacks, which is pretty good according to us.
The company created a name for itself with the earlier Doodle Series of phones, offering large screen size, but large screen sizes have become pretty common today. That being said the Micromax Canvas Doodle 4 looks really good and is priced well, but once one has a look at the spec sheet it is quiet average. There are various Smartphone’s available now, in this price bracket that can give the phone stiff competition. But if a big screen device is what you desire than the Micromax Canvas Doodle 4 is definitely worth taking a look at.
Infocus M350 – All Rounder @ 6999 Rupees
American brand Infocus is doing much better than what we generally expect from a newly born brand. The M350 is qualified choice for those looking for a well-balanced smartphone between 6500 to 7500 rupees. Multitasking and gaming is absolutely brilliant thanks to a power CPU architecture, which is a great combination of quad core processor, 2GB RAM and Mali-T760 MP2 graphic unit.
The 5 inches HD display at 294 PPI is crisp and warm does good under harsh sunlight. Infocus offers great memory management here. USB OTG, 16GB internal memory and 64GB microSD card support is a new chapter in smartphone memory benchmark at 7000 rupees price point.
The Infocus M350 also has excellent camera management. Both 8MP front camera and 8MP rear shooter have output in great quality. Furthermore, primary camera is really good at low-light photography because of single tone super LED flash. With an easy camera interface, user can shoot FHD video at 30 frames per second.
At 145 gram of weight and only 10.6 mm of thickness, the M350 is a Paisa Vasool smartphone. Since Red Mi 2 Prime is out of stock, user has a chance to try purity with perfection in Infocus M350.
- Android Kitkat 4.4.2
- Dual SIM and Indian 4G support
- Quad core MediaTek processor and Mali T760 MP2 Graphic unit
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal Storage, 64GB SD Card, USB OTG
- 5 Inches HD display with a pixel density of 294 PPI
- 8MP main and 8MP front facing camera, FHD recording
- 2500 mAh battery lithium polymer battery
- 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, LED notification, GPS, Wi-Fi
- Gyroscope, Light, Accelerometer, Compass, and Proximity Sensors
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime – Made in India @ 6999 Rupees
Xiaomi has footprint in Indian smartphone market further exertive after the launch of “Made in India” Redmi 2 Prime. My god! Its success can be measured side by side with recent Salman khan movie. The Prime is the final choice below 7500 rupees.
It sports a 4.7 inches IPS LCD OGS display has built-in pixel density of 312 PPI. User will get much different feel on MIUI6, which is mounted over Android Kitkat 4.4.4. Xiaomi has confirmed rolled out of MIUI7 that is paving way for Android Lollipop 5 update.
The phone has a quad core 4G network compatible Snapdragon 410 processor clocks at 1.2 GHz. As a member of CPU, Adreno 306 GPU is efficient in optimizing of rich graphics and multimedia content.
Thanks to a long list of sensors particularly Gyroscope, the Prime plays all types of games without frame drop or lag. Since Xiaomi’s user interface shares good amount of processor power, some high-end games are not playable in top setting.
Xiaomi has got right in every aspect of Redmi 2 Prime. In fact, its memory management is no less than what Infocus M350 offers. 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, and 32GB SD card support. Yes, we cannot miss USB OTG media on go.
8MP primary camera with a LED flash and BSI sensor does excellent for indoor and outdoor shooting. In fact, user can record FHD video at 30 frames per second for YouTube production.
Its 2200 mAh battery is equivalent to 2500 mAh battery in an Indian brand Smartphone. The battery gets enough juice to last longer for 3 to 4 hours of active screen. In regular usages, when ultra power saving module is active, 40 to 48 hours of battery backup easily delivered to the end user.
With a long list of connectivity options, the Redmi 2 Prime is a definite buy below 8000 rupees.
- Dual SIM, Dual 4G LTE
- 64bit Snapdragon Quad core 410 Processor, Adreno 306
- Android Kitkat 4.4.4, MIUI 6
- 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, 32GB SD card support, USB OTG
- HD 4.7 inches display, 312 PPI, IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass V3
- 8MP Auto Focus, 2MP, LED Flash, FHD Recording at 30 FPS, BSI Sensor
- 2200 mAh battery, Lithium Polymer
- FM, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
- 134 gram weight, 9.4 mm thickness
- Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Proximity Sensor
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Motorola New Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G- Trust with Indian 4G @ 6999 Rupees
This 4G variant of Motorola Moto E available at an affordable price of 6999 has the latest Android operating system, dual SIM, 5MP camera and powerful battery than Redmi 2 Prime. In fact, the much awaited Android M will be first rolled out on Motorola devices along with few selected gadgets have Google blessing.
I am sure reader must be thinking – why read about a phone, which is not bigger and better than Redmi 2 Prime and Infocus M350.
The new 4G variant is a choice for those already using Moto E 3G. Human tendency lean to stability and does not permit easy changes. Choosing a new sandal design or a new gadget, grown up young and old age users always found to be reluctant to accept advancement. You must have noticed many old-age generations use Nokia phone well-in-shape because of tread wrapped up all around. And, the reason being, they are quite familiar with all buttons and option to make a call or access to message box. They do not want to refresh them-self with new features and trendy functionalities.
Certainly the Moto G 2nd gen with 4G LTE is very much in requirement for those has already got feel and taste of earlier Moto E devices.
The first advantage in Moto E is Android upgrade, which is always in line with Google’s release. This makes user experience much better. Besides, Moto E is powered by a quad core processor coupled with a 1GB RAM, Adreno 306 Graphic unit.
In comparison with Redmi Prime, both smartphones are powered by 64bit Quad core Cortex A53 Snapdragon 410 MSM 8916 Processor.
Furthermore, in terms of multitasking ability, any claim of Redmi 2 Prime being superior over Moto E is totally false. The fact is Redmi 2 Prime requires more RAM just to manage bulky and unwanted MIUI user interface, which is not a case in the Moto E.
Let’s compare both screens. The Moto E 4G sports a 4.5 inches screen with qHD display has a pixel density of 245 PPI. Whereas the Prime demands more power because of 4.7 inches HD display has high pixel density of 312 PPI. Also, Moto E features better battery in size than Redmi 2 Prime. Therefore, Moto E 4G wins battery comparison with significant margin.
In all fairness, Moto E 4G is superior phone for common man for regular usages. If you want to buy a quality smartphone keeping usability factor at top, the Moto E 4G is a choice.
- Android Lollipop, upgradable to the next version
- 64Bit Quad core Snapdragon 410 processor at a clock rate of 1.2GHz
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 32GB SD card support, UBS OTG
- 5 inches qHD display, 245 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 5MP Primary Camera, 0.3MP front facing Camera, HD recording
- 2390 mAh battery
- 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, USB OTG, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi,
- 143 gram weight, 12.3 mm thickness
- FM, Music Player, Audio Player
Salora Arya Z3 – A Good Attempt @ 6999 Rupees
This article is based on a list of top 7 smartphones between 6000 to 7000 rupees. Recently, we had reviewed the Salora Arya Z3, successor of Z2, and made by a reputed Indian consumer electronics brand.
Although this phone is not recommended, still buying it at 6999 rupees won’t be a bad idea. Having popular choices like M350 and Prime, the Arya Z3 seems outdated after six months of launch.
The Arya Z3 is a well-balanced smartphone, software and hardware talks each over that translates into lag-free multitasking and smooth all time performance.
For seamless multimedia experience, a phone requires a powerful processor. Salora Arya Z3 takes advantage of MediaTek Octa core processor, 1GB RAM and Mali 400 MP2 graphic unit. Going by the review published on this website- multimedia, multitasking and gaming is absolutely lag-free. Yes, all HD games are easily playable in medium and low graphic setting.
Its memory management is not the best, but not the least either. Thanks to pure Android and few customizations, most of RAM space is available for the end users.
The Arya Z3 sports a 5 inches HD display, which is an IPS LCD panel has a pixel density of 294 PPI. Display quality is good, viewing angles are better, icon font appears sharp, and colour reproduction is natural.
Top Indian smartphone brands have bad reputation in camera management. In spite of being a new player Salora seems getting right though. The Arya Z3’s camera features are 8MP Auto focus rear shooter, 2MP front facing camera and HD recording. Both camera does impress with snaps and HD videos taken in natural light.
2200 mAh battery is made with lithium-ion substance offers long lasting battery backup.
- Android Kitkat 4.4.2
- Dual SIM, 3G+2G
- Octa Core processor, Mali- 400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB main memory, 32GB SD card support
- 5 inches HD display, 294 PPI, IPS LCD
- 8MP Auto Focus, 2MP Front Camera, LED Flash, HD Recording, Digital ZOOM
- 2200 mAh battery
- 1G, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, FM, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
- 154 gram weight, 8 mm thickness
- Accelerometer, Light, Proximity sensor
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Lava Iris Alfa L – 3000 mAh Battery @ 6850 Rupees
Unlike other phone in this list, the Iris Alfa L runs on the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.2. Both SIM port accepts normal SIM size. For multitasking and flexible multimedia experience, Lava powers the CPU with a quad core MediaTek chipset, coupled with a 1GB RAM and Mali GPU.
Going by the current bench strength in 6000 rupees price, this phone does well in regular usages. To take note of user’s response, we have visited some popular online shopping websites to collect opinion of verified buyers. The Alfa L has a mix response. Few buyers have rated mind-blowing phone whereas other have problems with functionality.
The main USP of this phone is affordable price tag, 3000 mAh battery and 5.5 inches phablet screen. This is a good choice for those wants a phone with big screen and long battery life for regular usages.
I would like to spend few more words on battery backup enhancement. A phone battery is mostly consumed by processor and display. Lava has smartly designed this phone wherein the 5.5 inches qHD display has standard pixel density of 200 PPI only. A display with low pixel density tends to consume less power than a HD display has a high pixel distribution rate. In terms of battery backup, the Lava Iris Alfa L does qualify; in fact it delivers 40 to 48 hours of backup on medium usages.
- Android Lollipop 5.0.2
- Dual SIM, Regular SIM size, GSM, 3G+2G
- 3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal Storage, 32GB SD card support
- 5 inches qHD display, 200 PPI, IPS LCD
- 8MP Auto Focus rear shooter, 2MP Front facing selfie Shooter, HD recording at 40 fps, LED Flash, Zoom
- 3000 mAh battery
- FM (with Recording), GPRS, EDEG, HSPA, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, GSP
- 165 gram weight, 9.3 mm thickness
Lava Iris Fuel 10 – 3000 mAh Battery @ 6800 Rupees
The fuel 10 was third installment in the line up of Iris fuel series launched by Indian smartphone brand Lava in response to Gionee’s Marathon series.
According to current benchmark in 7000 rupees price band, the Iris Fuel 10 seems outdated, but it is yet to be challenged by a better choice in the market. Lava offers great value addition in the sales box. At current price of 6800 rupees, buyer gets for a Phone with 3000 mAh battery, earphone, flip-cover, screen guard, travel adapter and USB cable.
With Iris Fuel series smartphones, Lava has targeted those customers need a compact solid phone with all well-being and huge battery power.
The Fuel 10 fluent a 4.5 inches TFT display has a pixel density of 218 PPI. It dons a quad core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz in support of a 1GB RAM and Mali graphic unit. Indeed, this phone is a monster in terms of battery power. Having stock Android powered by a strong CPU makes it an authentic choice for day to day usages and multimedia experience. It runs on Stock Android Kitkat 4.4.4 that is upgradable to Android Lollipop 5.0.2.
I am fan of lava brand because its approach for camera betterment is honest that works for users. Indeed, it has worked hard to deliver quality output from the 5MP main camera. The rear shooter gets BSI sensor support, LED flash and digital Zoom for perfect photography. Yes, we cannot undermine the 2MP front facing camera.
This Phone is one good choice for gaming and multimedia experience. We had played some popular game in low setting. The gaming experience was great, in fact quite satisfactory. My closing assessment would explain about FM with recording option. This feature lets user to record clear audio of FM in main storage, which is 8GB default can be expended upto 32GB.
- Android Kitkat 4.4.4, upgradable to Android Lollipop 5.0.2
- Dual SIM, GSM
- Flip-cover, Screen Guard, Earphone, Phone, 3000 mAh Battery, Travel Adapter
- 3 GHz Quad core MediaTek processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 32GB SD card Support
- 5 inches, 480P, 218 PPI, TFT
- 5 MP Primary Camera Auto Focus, 2MP Front Facing Camera, LED Flash, FHD Recording, BSI Sensor
- 3000 mAh Battery
- FM with recording, 1G, 2G, 3G, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
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