Budget smartphones are quickly eating into the share of premium smartphones. And why not after all! The budget smartphones have everything that a user desires and a premium phone offers. And that too, at extremely pocket-friendly prices. Here are top 10 budget smartphones for the month of October.
1) Motorola G (2nd Gen) - Rs 12,999
The Moto G2 is just as good as the Moto G, or maybe even better. The 2nd gen handset is slightly bigger than the original and packs in a 5-inch IPS multi touch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and runs Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS out-of-the-box. The G2 sports an 8MP primary snapper and a 2MP selfie camera. The phone is slightly bigger than the Moto G and also sports two front speakers for enhanced sound output.
2) Xiaomi Mi 3 - Rs 13,999
The Xiaomi Mi 3 still prevails as one of the most preferred budget smartphones. And why not, the phone packs in a 5-inch HD display with 1080x1920 resolution and is powered by 2.3GHz processor mated with 2GB RAM. Now that's something you will only find in phones above Rs 20,000. Its 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera further makes it a complete package. The battery life is also very good and the phone can easily walk through 24 hours with a full charge.
3) Xiaomi Redmi 1S - Rs 5,999
The Redmi 1S makes come a comeback on our list, yet again. Just like the Mi 3, the Redmi 1S also packs in more than value for money features. The handset sports a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display screen with a 720x1280 display resolution and a pixel density of 312ppi. What's better is its powerful 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC mated with 1GB of RAM. It also sports an 8MP rear camera coupled with LED flash and a decent 1.6MP front facing camera.
4) XOLO Q2100 - Rs 13,499
The recently launched Q2100 is one phone to look out for. The phone sports a finger print sensor, is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and runs Android v4.4 KitKat. The built quality is fantastic and the phone looks sleek. Its 8 MP rear camera is fitted with Sony Exmor R Sensor and Dual LED Flash. The 2MP front camera performs decently as well. The package is juiced by 2800 mAh Battery and supports Dual SIM (3G+2G).
5) HTC Desire 516 - Rs 12,580
HTC 516 is one of the best budget smartphones form the stable of HTC. The handset packs in a 5.00-inch touchscreeen display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels. Under the hood is 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quadcore Processor mated with 1GB RAM for blazing fast speed. There's a 5MP primary snapper and a 2MP front camera which performs decently in all light conditions. 4GB internal space is provided which is expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD.
6) LG L90 Dual - Rs 14,440
The L90 Dual sports a 4.7 Inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels. The phone runs Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) out-of-the-box and is powered by a Quad core 1200 MHz processor. There's an 8 MP Primary Camera with flash and a 1.3 MP Secondary snapper. The supports Dual SIM and connectivity options are WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Its 8 GB internal memory is expandable up to 32 GB via MicroSD.
7) Karbonn Opium N9 - Rs 7,314
The Opium N9 is has a massive 5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixel display. The handset is propelled by a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor and runs Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) which can be upgraded to Android KitKat. There's an 8 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera, Dual SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, and 4GB Internal Memory.
8) Blackberry Z3 - Rs 14,700
This is probably the best BB you can buy under Rs 15,000. The phone sports a 5-Inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels, dual core 1200 MHz processor, a 5 MP primary camera and a 1.1 MP front snapper. The phone easily runs almost all Android apps and comes with 8GB internal storage. Connectivity options are 3G, WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth.
9) Oppo Neo - Rs 9,990
The Oppo Neo sports a 4.5 Inch IPS LCD display with 480x854 pixel resolution. It runs Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a dual core 1300 MHz processor. There's a 5 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary which perform decently. Connectivity options are 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. Internal memory is 4 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
10) Xolo Win Q900S - Rs 9,325
The Xolo Win Q900s smartphone packs in a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz processor mated with1GB RAM. There's an 8MP rear camera and 2 MP secondary camera. The phone supports dual SIM.