The options are quite limited in the Sub Rs. 5000 budget. The Android smartphones are typically available in this range lacks the necessary specifications like a Quad core processor and 1 GB RAM for the easy working of the Android OS. There are many options when we go beyond the Rs. 6000 mark like Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Android One Smartphones, Xolo One, Motorola’s Moto E to name a few.
There is no good smartphone equipped with suitable hardware specification around Rs 4,500 from Samsung, Motorola, HTC or even from Xiaomi.
We analyzed several models and realized that Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus offers excellent value for money in the Sub Rs. 4,500 segment. The Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus is a Dual-SIM with GSM+WCDMA support. The smartphone sports a 4.0-inch WVGA (480*800) resolution screen.
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and has a 1 GB RAM and runs on Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. The GPU is Adreno 302 which offers good performance in games. The Quad core processor with 1 GB RAM ensures that you can play most games lag free on the 4-inch screen with WVGA resolution.
The smartphone is equipped with a 5.0 Megapixel rear camera which allows you to capture regular quality images in daylight conditions and pictures become grainy in the low light conditions. The rear camera comes with Autofocus which is slow to respond and a flash which can make some of the images overexposed with bright nonuniform lighting.
There is also a secondary Camera which is of VGA quality and can be of limited use, but the smartphone is equipped with it for any 3G video call.
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus comes with 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded through a microSD card up to 32GB and allows you to carry your music, photos, and videos with you.
Complete Specs for the Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus:
|Component||Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus|
|Processor||Qualcomm 1.2 GHz Quad Core.|
|Display Size||4 Inch|
|Resolution||480 x 800.|
|Pixel Density||233 PPI.|
|Current Operating System||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.|
|OS upgradeable||Upgradable to Android 5.0, Lollipop not known.|
|Front camera||.3MP VGA Operator video calling.|
|Internal Memory||4 GB.|
|Expandable Memory||up to 32 GB.|
|Battery Capacity||1500 mah|
|Dual Sim||Dual Sim, GSM + WCDMA.|
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus Pros –
- Good Quad Core Processor.
- 1 GB RAM.
- Reasonable Price of Rs. 4500.
- 5 MP Rear Camera.
- 3G Support.
- Dual Sim with GSM and WCDMA support.
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus Cons –
- Battery life is average if used on a 3G network.
- Operating is outdated may not even get updated to Android KitKat.
- Loudspeaker volume is low.
Concluding thoughts should you buy the smartphone – Yes it is a good budget smartphone if you want good hardware in a very limited budget of Rs. 4,500. Other options in this range are Lava iris 406q which has a slightly better battery life with 1700 mAH battery.
Bonus Addition (15-June-2015)
Huawei Honor Bee
Price Rs. 4,499.
Best 8 MP Camera Quadcore Android Phone Under 4500
Huawei’s Honor Bee has dropped the price from Rs. 4999 to Rs. 4,499 and is one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy under Rs. 4500 in India. The smartphone is exclusively available on Flipkart and price cut is for a limited period.
The Huawei Honor Bee offers good performance and good camera quality in this price range and is one of the lowest priced smartphones with 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP Front camera.
Key Specs for Huawei Honor Bee
- Connectivity -Dual Sim Smartphone with 3G Support
- OS – Android Kitkat 4.4 with EMUI 3.0
- Processor – Quadcore – 1.2 GHz, Spreadtrum SC7731 Cortex-A7
- RAM – 1 GB RAM
- Screen Size – 4.5 inch IPS LCD
- Resolution – 854*480 with 218 PPI
- Internal Storage – 8 GB, expandable to 32 GB Via Micro SD card
- Battery Capacity – 1730 mAH
- Front Camera – 2 MP Fixed Focus Camera
- Rear Camera – 8 MP Auto Focus with Burst Mode
- Price Rs. 4,499
The Huawei Honor Bee is one of the best deals for a price of Rs. 4,499 and offers much better specs and built quality compared to many smartphones in this range. There are very few smartphones with 8 MP camera, 1 GB RAM and Quadcore processor for a price tag of Rs. 45,00.