Update – 1/Jan/2019 – There are very few smartphones with a Dual Sim and Android Nougat or Marshmallow OS in this price range. To begin with, the Micromax Bolt A064 priced around Rs. 3000 is a good budget smartphone.

This starting range Android Device has a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and is powered by 512 MB RAM. The smartphone was available at a discount recently and for Rs. 3100 with purchase from Flipkart App.

When it comes to Android smartphones, we have plenty of choices close to Rs. 6000 like the 3 Android One Smartphones, or Xolo One or Moto E that are excellent value for money. Even Xiaomi Redmi S or Huawei honor holly are great phones with 8 MP camera and a Quad-core processor to purchase in the range of Rs. 6000 to 7000.

Further, the real challenge is sub Rs. 5000 segment the choices for good smartphones are limited in this range. We analyzed many smartphones before selecting Micromax Bolt A064.

Micromax has over the years became a trusted brand in India with close and Bolt A064 is one of the cheapest and best smartphones you can purchase for a budget of Rs. 3000.

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000  – Micromax Bolt A064

Design –  The smartphone looks good with curved sides and a 3.5-inch screen. The 3.5 mm audio jack at the top of the smartphone and the USB charging slot is at the bottom.

The front design looks elegant with the silver bezel forming a contrasting look. The back cover is black with dotted pattern thereby, making it easy to grip.

It is a lightweight mobile and can be used with one hand.

Further, there is a 2 MP square-shaped rear camera and comes with a LED flash. Volume buttons and power button are on the left and right side of the mobile. There are no buttons on the front surface but the touch points on the screen for Navigation.


Micromax Bolt A064 The Rear with white back cover & Micromax Logo at the back along with the Loud speaker.

Micromax Bold A064 Image


The MediaTek 6571 processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz and is a dual-core processor good for playing basic games and doing simple tasks like internet surfing, Facebook, and Whats app. The phone is ideal for social media apps and can be used easily for texting. The Display is HVGA with a resolution of 480*320 which is basic with low PPI of 165.

Furthermore, the smartphone comes with Android KitKat and is one of the most pocket-friendly smartphone loaded with KitKat. The smartphone has a limited 512 MB RAM which is suitable for normal operations but with more apps opened a lag simultaneously is sometimes experienced with excess memory used by some applications.

Most of the smartphone in this range have  256 MB RAM which is inadequate to Run most android versions. Also, the mobile cannot be upgraded to Android Lollipop officially.

Internal memory is excellent (4 GB) which can be easily expanded to 32 GB with use of a micro SD card. You can carry a lot of photos, videos, movies, and songs with you if you add an external memory card to Micromax Bolt A064.

Complete Specs for Micromax Bolt A064

Full Specifications Micromax Bolt A064
Component Micromax Bolt A064
Processor 1.2 GHz MediaTek 6571 Dual -core processor.
Location GPS
Display Size 8.89 cm (3.5 Inch).
Resolution HVGA (480*320).
Pixel Density 165 ppi
Colors 16.7 M
Display Technology TN
Current Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
OS upgradeable Upgrade to Lollipop No.
3G Capability No
Rear camera 2 MP Camera with Flash, Yes, Video Recording 1280 x 720.
Front camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel.
Flash support Yes
Auto focus No
Internal Memory 4GB
Expandable Memory 4 GB, expandable up to 32GB.
Battery Capacity 1400 mAH
Dual Sim Dual Sim (GSM+GSM).
Warranty 1 year
In the Box USB Cable, Screen Guard, Charger, Ear Phone, Warranty Card, Battery.
Micro USB, 3.5 mm Audio Jack Yes
Price  Rs. 3250

Camera Quality and Resolution: Micromax Bolt A064

Camera – The 2 MP rear camera is good and can take daylight photographs with the clarity you can expect from a budget smartphone. For the price of smartphone and camera resolution, pictures look good. This a fixed focus camera and lack the Auto Focus feature you get with most smartphones above Rs. 6000 range. Video recording is good with a resolution of 1280*720.

Front Camera – It is a 0.3 MP camera and is just there as an added feature, can’t expect anything from the VGA Camera.

Connectivity – You can download videos and songs and software through Wifi or Bluetooth 3.0. The Micromax Bolt A064 lacks 3G connectivity support but have 2G support. It has a dual Sim support, so if you plan to add another Sim, it is easy to do so.

Battery Backup – The smartphone has a battery capacity of 1400 maH which can easily last an entire day with normal usage of internet and voice calling.

Additional Features – Micromax has also bundled some preloaded Apps with the Smartphone like Hike, Clean Master, Opera, M! Security and M! Live.

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000

Concluding Thoughts – Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000: Micromax Bolt has some of the good features which are required in a smartphone with a very rationale price of Rs. 3000.

The smartphone offers good storage, Android KitKat experience, good for social media(Facebook and Whats App). The Camera can click some normal quality pics in daylight. It has the much needed Dual Sim support and a good battery life. If you are tight on budget and want to own a budget Android smartphone, this is a good choice.

Bonus Addition – Karbonn n7 Dual Sim 3G Price Rs. 3,000.

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000 – The Karbonn n7 was released back in Jul 2014 and came with a price tag of 6400, now with a 50% price drop, the phone was a good choice for Rs 3000. It is one of the best 5MP camera smartphones available below Rs. 3000.

Most of the Android phones at this budget comes with a dual-core processor, but the Karbonn N7 was equipped with a quad-core processor along with a 512 MB RAM and 4GB ROM, making it good for multitasking at a moderate level.

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000 Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000

The phone has a 4 inch IPS display with a resolution of 480*800 pixels that provides almost good viewing angles and color reproduction.

The Karbonn n7 has a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash night and also includes a VGA front camera, no other phones with this price range has a 5 MP camera.

Also, the phone also includes 3G connectivity; this shows there is no compromise in features in spite of its low price.

Furthermore, the device still runs on Android jelly bean OS as it was released a year ago. But this is not a big concern while looking at other features it offers for the money.

Key Specifications of Karbonn N7

  • Dual sim (2G+3G).
  • 4-inch screen.
  • Android Jelly bean 4.3.
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core Mediatek processor.
  • 4 GB internal storage.
  • 512 MB RAM.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G.
  • Expandable storage (up to 32GB).
  • 5 Mega Pixel primary camera with LED flash.
  • 0.3 MP VGA Front camera.
  • Battery Capacity 1600 mAh battery.

Micromax Bolt Q339 Price Rs. 3000

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000 – Firslty, Micromax Bolt Q339 is the latest addition to the best Android smartphone below 3K list. The smartphone has some really good features and specs at this affordable price.

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000

Besides, the Micromax Bolt Q339 offers Dual sim support with GSM+WCDMA (2G and 3G) connectivity. The Bolt Q339 has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera for clicking selfies. Also, the camera is fixed focus. However, the rear camera has flash support.

The display size is 4.5 inches and has a resolution of 854*480 which is decent for this range. My Samsung S2 which I bought 3 years back for Rs. 24,500 had an 800*400 resolution. Time flies in the mobile world.

Besides, the smartphone has 1650 mAH battery capacity which is decent to run the mobile all day easily.

The Bolt Q339 is powered by the Quad-Core Spreadtrum Processor (SC7731) clocked at 1.2 GHz and is accompanied by 512 MB Ram.


Lastly, the internal storage is 4 GB out of which 2.5 GB is available for user and rest is occupied by the OS and Apps.

Celkon Q405


Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000 – The Celkon Q405 is quite a popular Android smartphone and is available on Snapdeal for Rs. 3200. Also, the smartphone offers good 4-inch display and comes with 512 MB RAM.
Celkon is known to make ultra-affordable smartphones, the Celkon Q405 runs on the Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS, and it may not get updated to Android Lollipop.

Further, the camera is basic with 3.2 Mega Pixel resolution, and there is a front camera with 1.3 Mega Pixel.

Powered by the Quad Core processor and 512 MB ram you can expect better performance compared to some of the 256 MB Ram and Dual Core mobiles in this price range.

Key Specs for Celkon Q405

  • Screen Size – 4 inch TFT Display
  • Resolution – 800*480, with 233 PPI.
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • Runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS
  • Rear Camera – 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Flash.
  • Front Camera – 1.3 Megapixels.
  • 4 GB of internal storage expandable to 32 GB.
  • 1500 mAH Battery Capacity
  • 2G/ 3G /WIFI / Bluetooth
  • Weight 137 grams
  • Thickness 9.9 mm

BQ S38 Smartphone


The BQS38 mobile offers almost similar specs when compared to the Celkon Q405  Smartphone comes with a Dual Core MediaTek processor while the Celkon Q405 has a 4 Core processor.

BQ S38 Smartphone offers 4 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 2800.

Further, the smartphone runs on the Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS and has 512 MB RAM. The Dual sim mobile comes with 2G as well as 3G connectivity. The smartphone comes with Multi-language support which can help you use fonts like Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, etc.

Key Specs for Celkon Q405

  • Screen Size – 4-inch Display with 800*480, with 233 PPI
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Processor – Dual Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • OS – Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS
  • Rear Camera – 3.0 Mega Pixel Camera with Flash.
  • Front Camera – 1.3 Megapixel.
  • 4 GB of internal storage expandable to 32 GB.
  • 1500 mAH Battery Capacity
  • 2G/ 3G /WIFI / Bluetooth

Lava IRIS Atom (8 GB)

Cheap and Best Dual Sim Android Smartphone under 3000

To begin with, Lava IRIS Atom is priced a little higher than the Rs. 3000 cut off but comes with some good specs in this price range. The smartphone has a 5 Mega Pixel camera which is rare at this price.

Also, Lava IRIS Atom comes with 8 GB of storage which is good to store all the videos and images. The device runs on spreadtrum Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and has 512 MB RAM.

Lastly, It offers Dual Sim support and has 2G and 3G connectivity. The battery is also slightly bigger compared to the Celkon and BQ smartphone.

Key Specs for Celkon Q405

  • Screen Size – 4 inch TFT Display
  • Resolution – 800*480, with 233 PPI.
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Quad Core Spreadtrum processor clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • Runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS
  • Rear Camera – 5.0 Mega Pixel Camera with Flash.
  • Front Camera –0.3 Megapixel.
  • 8 GB of internal storage expandable to 32 GB.
  • 1550 mAH Battery Capacity
  • 2G/ 3G /WIFI / Bluetooth

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