Best 3G Android mobiles under Rs 5,000

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Buying an Android mobile is no more an expensive affair, thanks to the cut throat competition among the indigenous manufacturers.

First of all, 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 only included the mobiles which supports 3G, run Android 4.0 or above, and packs 512MB RAM.

Best Android mobiles below 5k in India

1. Micromax Bolt A58: Rs 3,299 (Best deal on Micromax Bolt A58)


The set of features Micromax Bolt A58 offers at this price is really commendable. It runs Android 4.2 on its 3.5-inch capacitive display, and has been powered by a dual-core MediaTek  processor, accompanied by 512MB of RAM. The 512MB of inbuilt storage could be expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card. Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB. On the camera front, it just has a 2-megapixel fixed focus shooter. The show is backed by a 1,200mAh battery, which doesn’t sound great at all.

2. Intex Cloud Y1: Rs 4,290


The Intex Cloud Y1 features a 4-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.2.3 Jelly Bean and gets processing power from a dual-core MT6572 Processor clocked at 1GHz. The Cloud Y1 comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB. Other features include 3G, 2-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 1,450mAh Li-ion battery.

3. Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Duos S5312: Rs 4,599


The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo is the only offering from an international manufacturer in this price range, and most recommended if you are comfortable with the small 3-inch display. Running Android 4.1.2, the device is powered by 850MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Other features include 3G, 2MP rear camera, 4G of expandable storage and 1,200 mAh battery.

4. Videocon A26: Rs 4,799


The Videocon A26 runs Android 4.0 ICS which you might think is obsolete, but then other features make up for it. It sports a 4.0-inch IPS display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 512MB RAM. It further carries 4GB of expandable storage, 3.2MP primary camera, VGA secondary camera, 3G, Wi-Fi and 1,800mAh battery.

5. Karbonn A12 Plus: Rs 4,499


The Karbonn A12 Plus is the only Android phone below Rs 5,000 with a 5-megapixel camera. It also offers a 4-inch IPS display which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Powered by 1.3Ghz dual-core processor, it also packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage. There’s a VGA front camera as well for video chatting. This sleek-looking device has been backed by a 1,400mAh li-ion battery.

It’s pretty exciting to see features like dual-core processor, IPS display etc in sub-5k Android mobiles. The only disappointing feature here seems to be low mAh batteries. Well, the happy news is that Android 4.2 and later versions are resource optimized and one can expect a better backup in comparison to device running older versions.

Comments please!

12 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. tamanna


    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…???

    • 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

  6. 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


  7. Vishal

    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

  8. Vinoth


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


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