In this post, we are going to talk about the low-end segment of the indian smartphone market, that includes smartphones below Rs 10,000 or 160$(approx.), Indian market has a tough competition in this segment, more companies- more action. With likes of Xiaomi, Micromax, Lava, Xolo, Intex, Celkon this category is very aggressively marketed and promoted, and it seems that it is ruled by Motorola, Xiaomi and Micromax, to add in competition every now and then samsung launches phones in this category but has failed to conquer the same.
Now moving to the list of the best smartphones in this category, below is the list that will more comfortably tell you the details :
MOTO E2 (2015) (7.5/10)
Price- Rs 6999Well this phone is first on the list because the name it is associated with, for just Rs 6999 or 111$ you get a Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz Processor with 1GB RAM, a qHD screen, 8GB internal memory and also you get a trusted company, owned by lenovo and backed by google(yes!). Camera is 5MP primary and Front as 0.3MP (VGA) with no LED Flash. The only CON is the device seem to be low at camera but at this price, everything is a sweet deal when it comes from a big name. One more thing that we love about motorola is the fact that its consumers never complain about software updates, Motorola has a record of the pushing the fastest updates to its consumers.
Yureka Yu (8/10)
Price- Rs 8999This Device reminds us of yet another try of Micromax to break the spell of xiaomi on youngsters and the device promised everything that youngsters would love- Unlocked Bootloader, Cyanogen OS, and warranty even if you go ROOT. Yureka Yu is the first handset by ‘YU Televentures’, boosting Snapdragon 615 64bit 1.5 GHZ Quad Core Processor with 2GB RAM playing with Adreno 405 and Camera flashing at 13MP and 5MP. Although we need to remind people that this device- like every micromax device is rebranded, it means micromax didn’t manufacture this device but merely selected a chinese device and had it branded as Micromax’s YUREKA YU.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 (8.5/10)
Price- Rs 6999This is another sweet offering from Xiaomi that focuses to bring more and more for less and less, xiaomi is india’s favorite brand these days and now the company has launched the second generation of Redmi 1s with improved spec and more or less the same price, xiomi has packed Snapdragon 410 64 bit with 1/2GB RAM(two variants) with 8/16 GB internal storage, and camera stands at 8MP rear, and 2MP Front Camera. Device was officially launched only today and will be available from 24March.
Xiaomi Note 4G (8/10)
Price- Rs 9999This phone is a variant of the Xiaomi Note which possess 4G capabilities, 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 Cortex-A7 Quad Core Processor with 2GB RAM coupled up with Adreno 305 for Graphic processing. Camera stands at 13 MP Primary, 5MP front with f/2.2 Aperture, 28mm Wide Angle Lens. with a Price Tag of 9999INR this device promises us much more than what we can expect, the only flaw that we found was the design- nothing beautiful with design, it was like holding a big calculator and nothing more.
Zenfone 5 (7/10)
Price-Rs 7999-9833With Qualcomm and AMD closing in on the smartphone market, Intel wanted to make a spectacular entry and it choose Asus Zenfone series to do the difficult task. coming to the Zenfone 5 the device packs 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Z2560 chipset with 2GB RAM and also threw in PowerVR SGX544MP2 for all the gaming needs. 8MP primary and 2MP secondary camera, made sure that the phone doesn’t lacks anywhere.
All the devices above are winners in this category; the low-end smartphone market, if you ask androtrends.com on which phone to buy then we are afraid that we cannot give you a clear answer, in our opinion there is a tough fight between Redmi 2 and Yureka YU, and you can select any of the two bsed on your liking on the above post.