Best Android smartphones under Rs 5,000 – October 2014

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Buying an Android mobile is no more an expensive affair, thanks to the cut throat competition among the manufacturers. But remember, what you pay is what you get! If you are buying an Android phone just for Rs 5000, don’t expect much. Go for them only if this is going to be your first Android gadget. As a smart buyer you should always ensure that you get maximum punch for the money you spend.

Though all the Android phones listed here are priced below Rs 5,000 in India, they don’t compromise a lot on core features. We have tried to seggregate the devices on the basis of features e.g. Best 3G smartphones, best camera phones, best phablets below 5k etc.

Best Samsung Android phones under Rs 5000

1. Samsung Galaxy Star 2 – Rs 4,580

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Looking for the cheapest Samsung Android phone? Here comes the Samsung Galaxy Star 2. The best thing about the Galaxy Star 2 is its operating system. Even though it’s priced very affordably, it brings Android v4.4 KitKat on board. On the downside, the display is quite small at 3.5-inch (320 x 480 pixels), and the handset misses the 3G connectivity. Other features include a 2-megapixel primary camera, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage with an option to expand further up to 32GB and 1,300mAh li-ion battery.

2. Samsung Galaxy Star Pro – Rs 4,996

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Not satisfied with a small screen? Look out for the Samsung Galaxy Star Pro. It features a larger 4-inch display (480 x 800 pixels), but then you need to compromise with an outdated operating system as it comes with Android v4.1.2 on board. Rest of the specifications are almost similar – 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB expandable storage and 1,500mAh battery. Like the Galaxy Star 2, the Galaxy Star Pro also lacks 3G connectivity.

Best 3G Android mobiles below Rs 5000

3. Panasonic T31 – Rs 4,745

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With Panasonic T31, you get a perfect mix of affordability and usability, along with a good brand name. It features a 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixels) display running Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 1,300mAh battery. On the camera front, it has 3.2MP primary camera and  o.3MP secondary camera. Other features include 4GB storage expandable up to 32GB, 3G coonectivity etc.

4. Micromax Unite A092 – Rs 4,899

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The Micromax Unite A092 is an ideal option if you want to use your smartphone in your mother tongue. It comes pre-loaded with 21 indian languages with support to personalized predictive typing powered by with Reverie technology. The handset features a 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixels) IPS display running Android v4.3 Jelly Bean. In the photography deaprtment, it has a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front camera. It is powered by 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, supported by 1GB RAM and 8GB built-in memory expandable further up to 32GB. Other features include 3G, GPS, 1,500mAh battery etc.

5. Karbonn Titanium S20 – Rs 4,999

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Karbonn’s recently launched Titanium S20 is another great offering in this price range. The handset packs a robust configuration that includes a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports a 4.5-inch display running Android v4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Camera-wise, it has 5MP primary camera and 0.3MP secondary camera. Other features include 4GB storage expandable up to 32GB, 3G, a 1600mAh battery etc. The Karbonn Titanium S20 flaunts a good look as well.

Best 5-inch Android mobiles (phablets) under Rs 5000

Looking to buy a large screen phablet under Rs 5000? Here’s our collection of 5-inch smartphones available in this price range.

6. Micromax Canvas Juice A177 – Rs 4,870

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Micromax Canvas Juice A177 is a good option if you are looking for a large screen smartphone. It features a 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) display and runs Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor accompanied by a gigabyte of RAM. For photography, it has a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, and a VGA front camera to support video calling. Storage on board is 2GB (672 MB mass storage and 1.27GB for apps installation) which is expandable up to 32GB. The Canvas Juice A177 features all regular connectivity options including 3G, and sips juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

7. Micromax Canvas Power A96 – Rs 4,987

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Another great phablet from Micromax, and with more power under the hood. The Micromax Canvas Power A96 doesn’t only carry a quad-core processor to deliver a seamless performance, but also a humongous 4,000mAh battery to ensure your phone doesn’t run out of battery before the day ends. Other features include a 5-inch display (480 x 854 pixels), Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, 512MB RAM, 4GB built-in memory, expandable up to 32GB, 5MP primary camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front facing camera, 3G, Bluetooth etc.

Best camera phones under Rs 5,000

In case you are a camera freak, we have something for you too. Here’s a collection of Android phones in India with 8-megapixel camera and priced below Rs 5,000

8. Zen Ultrafone 303 qHD – Rs 4,990

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The Zen Ultrafone 303 qHD comes with a 4.5-inch (540 x 960 pixels) IPS display which results in to an impressive pixel density of 245 ppi. This makes the videos and graphics on the device more crisp. It has an 8-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, and a 1.3MP front camera for selfies and video calling. The handset runs Android v4.4. KitKat, and is powered by a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. Other features include 4GB expandable storage, 3G,  1650mAh battery etc.

9. Spice Smart Flo 503 – Rs 4,899

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The Spice Smart Flo 503 brings you both – a large screen and a powerful camera. It has a 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) display running Android v4.4 KitKat. On the camera front, it has an 8MP shooter with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. The handset is powered by a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. Other features include 4GB expandable storage, 3G connectivity and 2,000mAh battery.

10. Karbonn A19 – Rs 4949

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The Karbonn A19 is another great device with large screen and powerful camera, but here you need to settle with the dated Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. The handset features a 5-Inch (480 x 854 pixels) display, and gets processing power from a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. It has 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling. Other features include 4GB expandable storage, 3G and 1,600mAh battery.

Do you like the collection? Please feel free to express your views via comments.

13 Responses

  1. Maya Sinha

    First of all thank you Ashwini Sah for sharing this information about Mobile in one article. In this article all smartphone is too good in low budget. My friend purchased Karbonn A19 mobile phone from snapdeal.com and its working fine without any problem.

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  2. Shravan

    Very good list. You have added some great phones here. As the competition in this segment has become extremely fierce, there are many more good mobile phones available in this budget from companies like Intex, Micromax, Karbonn, iBall etc which are really good and value for money.

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  3. idy

    hi,ashwini.gr8 work.i want to gift someone a tab under 10k.pz suggest me since m not familiar with the features.hp u would help me soon…….xnks

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  4. praveen

    Sir, my spice mi-280 automatically restart i have visited 5 times to service centre after that also i am facing this problem.I purchased my mobile on 16/02/12.Now suggest me what to do?

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  5. sajid

    hiii… i want ur review on 2 android phone which r lg vortex and lg ally . and also what do u think of spice mi 270 and mi 300.

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  6. tamanna

    thanks

    m was planning for samsung ace how it is…??
    i heard that samsung is launching certain new phones in this month
    should i wait for that…???

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    • vishal kumar

      hiiiii….i m using samsung ace….i wl give it 5 star….its hv everything which is needed…so’ go for it undoubtly

      Reply
  7. Tamanna

    Hi Ashwini
    I am abt to purchase a new phone btw the range of 10 to13k
    it should be latest one with all features and value for money also
    can u pls help me with which one should i go
    m looking for sony xperia mini and htc wildfire and samsung ace
    pls lemme now which is good one. suggest any other also if have any

    thanks

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  8. Vishal

    HI.
    Im a student of class 9 and i want to buy a new cellphone..iam confused between spice mi-280 and samsung champ deluxe duos. So kindly suggest me which one is better for me and if there is any other more better then these kindly suggest me

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  9. Vinoth

    Hi,

    I need android with dual sim within Rs.5500 with good camera, speed,video and doesnt hang. kindly suggent which one is good.???

    Reply

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