7 Best Value for Money Smartphones India 2016

7 Best Value for Money Smartphones India 2016

 7 Best Value for Money Smartphones India (Updated : Dec 2016) : We are already at the end of the year 2016 and there are some really great smartphones which are available for great value for money in the market currently. In this list we have included value for smartphones in the range of 5K , 8K , 10K and max 15K.

Though there are many value for money smartphones above Rs, 15,000 we have covered them is some of the lists like: 10 Best Selling Smartphones Under 20000 (Dec 2016) , 12 Best Mobile Under Rs 25000 India  Specs Price Details which you can read after going through this article.

Lot of budget smartphones are coming great good specs like 3 GB RAM , better camera , Full HD display and fingerprint scanner. Features which were once available only in high end mobiles are slowly making way to budget mobiles.

The smartphones recommended below also incorporate the user reviews about them on various social media platforms and based on my personal experience with the devices.

Best value for money smart phones 5K to 15K.

 

Smartphones Below Rs 10000 India

Best value for money smart phones under 5K :

Infocus M370i

Very few smart phones on this list will amaze you by the amount of features they offer for the value. One such is the Infocus M370I. This device is tagged at a starting price of just 4,999..

This device sports a 5 inch IPS LCD Capacitive multi touch display. It offers 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 294 ppi pixel density.

Under the hood is a Qualcoom Snapdragon 210 chipset, a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz speed. For graphics, there is Adreno 304 GPU.

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Specs for Infocus M370i :

  • 5 inch HD display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 293 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset
  • Quad-core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz speed
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through SD card
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • Android Lollipop OS with Infocus UI
  • Dual sim support (4G)
  • 2230 mAh battery

YU Yunique

Yu Yunique is probably the phone with the most interesting features lined up. This is the cheapest 2 GB RAM smart phone pricing just 5000 in India on all the online retailer stores.

Yu-Yunique

If you’re looking to make most of your 5000, this is the one you can go for. It has a good chipset, better ram and moderate camera.

Specs for Yu Yunique :

  • 4.7 inch HD display, Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 312 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • Android Lollipop OS (upgradable to Marshmallow)
  • Dual sim support (4G)
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera with HDR mode
  • 2000 mAh battery capacity

Best value for money phones under 7K:

Intex Cloud S9 : Intex added Cloud S9 to it’s budget, economic smart phone line up in the October of this year. This handset is tagged at a price of 6499 and offers a lot more than the others at similar price range.

intex-cloud-s9

It boasts 5.5 inch HD display with dragon tail protection, quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It is powered with a humongous 3500 mAh battery for moderate usage all day long.

Specs for Intex Cloud S9 :

  • 5 inch HD display with 2.5 D curved glass
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 293 ppi pixel density
  • Dragon Tail protection glass
  • Spreatrum SC7731C chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • 8 MP rear camera with auto focus & Dual LED flash
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • Android Marshmallow OS
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dual sim 4G support
  • 3500 mAH battery capacity

Lenovo Vibe K5

 The Lenovo Vibe K5 offers most of the features, quality made. It is tagged at a price of 6,999 and this indeed offers few unique features at the price range.

The K5 flaunts a 5 Inch HD display offering 1280 x 720pixels resolution at 293ppi pixel density. There is a Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz speed to handle whatever you throw at it. There is also an Adreno 405 GPU for better handling of the graphics.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Launched on Amazon Price Rs 6999

The device offers 2 GB RAM and comes with 16 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 128 GB through an external SD card with a dedicated slot. The device also supports dual sim connectivity through 4G/3G LTE data.

Most noticeable and interesting feature is that it supports VR. Yes, you do not even need to install apps for using VR. This device comes preloaded with VR app and you are all set to play games, watch videos through VR.

Like this is not enough, the device comes with a Dolby Atmos Ouput to give you the best VR experience and it runs on Android OS Lollipop along with Vibe UI.

This device is powered with a 2750 mAh battery which is good for moderate usage.

Speccs for Lenovo Vibe K5 :

  • 5 inch IPS LCD HD display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 293 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz
  • Adreno 405 GPU for graphics
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card
  • Dual sim support with 4G connectivity
  • VR support
  • Android OS Lollipop with Vibe UI
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 2750 mAH swappable battery
  • Dolby ATMOS Audio output

Best value for money phones under 8K :

Lenovo Vibe P1M

 Lenovo P1M is a bit aged smart phone but it has quite good features which will make it a hot deal for daily users. This device is priced at 7,499 which is reasonable for what it offers.

The device sports a 5 inch HD display with splash proof coating. It works smooth for moderate app usage. It is supported with a humongous 4000 mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Lenovo-Vibe-p1M

This device also supports fast charging technology.

This device best suits to those looking for long battery life at low end mobile usage and also for the first time Android users.

Specs for Lenovo Vibe P1M :

  • 5 inch IPS LCD HD multi touch capacitive display
  • Water-splash coating but not waterproof
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 294 ppi pixel density
  • Mediatek MT6735 chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz speed
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage capacity, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Runs on Android Lollipop OS with Vibe UI
  • Dual sim support with 4G coonectivity
  • 4000 mAH non-removable battery

Micromax Yu Yureka Plus 

The Big Daddy of smartphones- Extreme Value for Money – Best in Class Hardware & Specs for price of Rs. 7,999. Even I bought one in one of the last flash sales. you can read How to buy Yu Yureka successfully here.

The Yureka Plus is an improved version of the Yureka which had an HD display, later on Micromax updated the display and launched the Yureka Plus with Full HD Display.  The price tag has been kept the same for Yureka Plus.  The Smartphone is currently available on Amazon Only.

Yureka Plus Priced Rs 9999 Launched on Amazon

Key Specs Micromax Yureka Yu PLUS

  • 5.5 -inch IPS display.
  • Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) – 401 PPI.
  • Corning Gorilla glass 3.
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core + 1GHz Quad Core (Both Cortex-A53)
  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-Bit Processor.
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • Adreno 405 GPU.
  • 13-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS sensor rear auto focus camera with an f/2.2 aperture and flash.
  • 5-Megapixel fixed-focus camera.
  • Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) moded with Cyanogen MOD. Android Lollipop most Likely.
  • 3G & 4G LTE support.
  • 16 GB internal memory.

Moto E3 Power

Moto phones always give tough feel, sturdy finish and perform well too. One such device from the lie up is Moto E3 Power. It is launched in the September of 2016 and is available exclusively on flipkart.

MOTO E3 Power Launched on Flipkart Price Rs 7999

This device sports a 5 inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 294 ppi pixel density. It comes with the traditional Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It is powered by a Quad core Mediatek MT6735 P10 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz. It comes with 2 GB RAM.

Specs for Moto E3 Power :

  • 5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 264 ppi pixel density
  • Mediatek MT6735 P10 chipset
  • Quad-core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Runs on Android Marshmallow OS
  • Dual sim support with 4G connectivity
  • 3500 mAh non-removable battery

Best value for money phones under 10000:

Moto G 3rd Gen

Ever since from the release of the first gen  Moto G  it  has been the king of affordable mid range smartphones. d undergone little improvements but still carrying the price tag of its predecessor inspite of the improved specs.

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The phone runs on Android lollipop 5.1 out of the box and likely to get updates for next android versions

The Moto G 3rd gen is powered  by a 1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor  and Adreno 306 GPU and  is available in 8 GB and 16 GB versions with 1GB and 2GB RAM respectively. Would suggest to buy the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage version.

The phone features a 5 inch HD display (1280*720p) having pixel density of 294 ppi. Also it has  Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top to prevent  it from scratches and drops

Both the 16 GB and 8 GB versions comes with 4G LTE support in order to make your webpages and downloads to load faster

The Moto G 3rd gen comes with IPX7 water resistance certification , which is said to be able to withstand 30mins under water within 3meter depth.

But the phone cannot be operated while submerged under water. The water resistance works only with the original back cover that comes along with the phone so you should not drop the phone in water with your favorite custom color shell.

KEY SPECS For Moto G 3rd  Gen

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
  • 1 GB/2GB RAM.
  • Android Lollipop 5.0.
  • 5 Inch HD IPS Display with 294 PPI.
  • 13 MP primary Camera.
  • 5 MP Front Facing Camera.
  • 8 GB/ 16GB On-Board Storage.
  • 4G LTE support.
  • 2470 MAh Battery.
  • Great build design and Quality.

Redmi Note 3

The Redmi Note 3 is a handset which will make you awe every time. The specs on the paper are so mind blowing for the price range that this can be the best buy right now.

Xiaomi-Redmi-note-3-upload

The Redmi Note 3 offers great metal build, snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB Ram, 4050 massive battery, finger print sensor too.

Specs for Redmi Note 3 :

  • 5 inch IPS LCD full HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with 403 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz speed
  • Adreno 510 GPU for great graphics handling
  • Android Marshmallow OS with MIUI 7.0
  • 2 GB RAM for butter smooth performance
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • 16 MP Auto focus rear Camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • MIUI 8 64 bit fast Finger print sensor
  • Dual sim support with 4G connectivity with Voice Over LTE (VOLTE)
  • Massive 4050 mAh battery

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Lenovo launched smart phones of all budget ranges in the Vibe line up. K5 plus is the one with very good features under 10K. It lacks finger print sensor.

It sports a 5.5 Full HD screen with 443 ppi pixel density, coupled with metal build making it the best looking mobile in the 10K segment.

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It is powered with Snapdragon 616 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz speed. This device holds 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera.

The battery capacity is 2750 mAh which will be ok for half a day moderate usage.

Specs for Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus :

  • 0 inch IPS LCD full HD multi touch capacitive display
  • Offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 443 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz speed
  • Adreno 405 GPU for graphics
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB through an SD card
  • Runs on Android Lollipop OS with Lenovo Vibe UI
  • 13 Mp rear camera with flash, Auto focus
  • 5 MP front camera for selfies
  • Dual sim support with 4G connectivity
  • Metallic design
  • 2750 mAh battery capacity

Best smart phones under 15000 :

Asus Zenfone 2

Asus launched Zenfone 2 and it is not less than a sensation in the mobile market now. It banks all the high end android smart phone features at a really reasonable price.

It offers 4 GB RAM for the best performance in it’s class or in fact under 20K segment. The design is inspired from LG G2 with volume rocker on the rear panel. It has a fast processor clocked at 1.8 GHz speed.

Asus-Zenphone-2

It holds good quality cameras and an ample battery capacity of 3000 mAh which will give you 10 hours of moderate usage in a go.

Specs for Asus Zenfone 2 :

  • 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 401 ppi pixel density
  • Comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Intel Atom Z3560 Chipset
  • Quad-core processor clocked at 8 GHz speed
  • Power VR-G6430 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB via SD card
  • 13 MP rear camera with Auto focus, HDR, Panorama and dual LED flash
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Runs on Android Lollipop OS with ZEN UI atop
  • No finger print sensor
  • 3000 mAh battery capacity
  • Fast charging technology

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi was launched in two variants wiz 2 GB, 3 GB variants. The 3 GB variant feels so powerful that it rivals phones like LE 1S, Honor 5x which cost slightly more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The device is of metal build quality, premium finish. It is powered with powerful Qcomm 650 processor and has a huge 4050 mAh battery capacity.

Specs for Redmi Note 3

  • 5.5 inch Full HD capacitive multi touch display
  • Offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 401 PPI pixel density
  • Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset
  • Quad core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz speed
  • Adreno 510 GPU for Graphics
  • Metal build, Premium Finish
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage, cannot be expanded
  • Runs on Android Lollipop OS with MIUI 7.0
  • 16 MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Dual sim Support with 4G connectivity
  • Finger print scanner embedded
  • Massive 4050 mAh battery

Choice is yours & money is also yours choose wisely the smartphone which matches your budget and requirements. There are 3 articles listed below which you can check out for some more great suggestions.

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