Sunday, 5 April 2015

Top 5 budget smart phones 2016 - 2017 [UPDATED]

Top 5 budget smart phones in the market 2015-2016

Best budget phones currently in the market. I will be taking on a more controversial topic today, finding the best budget phones out there. I have been investigating and researching a lot from the past few months keeping in mind the specs and the actual Consumer feedback on these phones currently in the market, I will try to keep the reviews as simple and elementary as I can. So let’s cut to the chase and get right to it. I think the below post stands as an epitome to show how volatile the world of technology is and how it’s beyond the bounds of possibility for a single brand to gain a monopoly over the market as most of these brands mentioned below were unknown to us a few years back.

Moto E (2nd Gen) - BUY NOW

 While Moto is rolling out their 2nd generation series, the owners of the previous generation would be quite disappointed since Moto has tried to keep the same price range and boosting up on the specs department. Disregarding this Moto has done pretty good job on their 2nd Gen Moto E Price:– Rs 6,999

Key Features of Moto E (2nd Gen)

  • 4.5-inch TFT LCD Touchscreen
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • VGA Front Facing Camera
  • Android v5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • Dual Sim (GSM + UMTS)
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 4.5" qHD 540x960 245 ppi IPS
  • Battery - 2390 mAh
  1. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  2. Smooth interface
  3. Water Resistant Coating
  4. Good battery back up
  5. Great build quality
  1. Poor Camera
  2. Low-resolution screen
  3. No flash
  4. Moto bands still not yet launched in India

Xiaomi  Redmi 2 - BUY NOW


In the past few months, Xiaomi has created a huge buzz in India with their power packed features and their hard to believe pricing techniques tapping the right spots of Indian market, though having a good reach in their home country (China) to gain an acceptance in a foreign market in such a short period of time was an exceptional feat pulled off by them, Despite their flagship Mi series as the most successful product the one which caught our eye in the budget phones edition was Redmi 2.

Price:– Rs 6,999

Key Features

  • Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Dual Sim (GSM + LTE)
  • Battery 2200 mAH
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • 4.7-inch Touch screen
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor
  • 8 GB Internal (Expandable up to of 32 GB)
  • Resolution 720x1280 pixels
  • Great battery life
  • Dual 4G Sim slots
  • Sharp HD ScreenCons:-
  • Scarce availability
  • Average camera quality


    We had to squeeze in something for the people who are looking apart from android and unfortunately decades have passed and we still haven’t seen a budget phone from apple and I believe we never will, But Nokia have stepped up their game and came up with a series of good budget phones, Though losing a fair share of their grip in the market in the past few years, There comeback was evident, But we had to stretch our pockets a little bit to have a good fit and competition among the rest four phones. Lumia 730 it is.. Price:- 12,936
      Key Features of Nokia Lumia 730
  • 6.7 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • Dual Sim (GSM + WCDMA)
  • 4.7-inch Touchscreen
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 128 GB
  • Battery - 2220mAh
  • Wonderful resolution (OLED Display)
  • Smooth interface
  • Great camera quality
  • Good build quality
  • 5 MP front camera (Selfie time)
  • Exceptional battery back up
  • Comparatively expensive.
  • 8 GB Internal storage
  • Bad speaker output
  • Not all apps are supported on Windows
  • No Earphones provide

Lenovo A6000 - BUY NOW


Up till now we knew Lenovo as a computer peripheral provider, Entering the mobile arena Lenovo has proved they can stand tall in everything they set their mind to and their Lenovo A6000 is a perfect example to portray that, Selling out like hot cakes this one is really worth looking out for.

Key Features
Price:-  7,999.00
  • 5 inch HD IPS Display
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual SIM
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 Processor
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Twin Speaker equipped with Dolby Digital Plus
  • 4G LTE
  • Great performance
  • Excellent battery backup
  • Light weight
  • Great speaker output
  • Value for money
  • Good build quality
  • No LED notification light
  • No Corning gorilla glass (Major let down)
  • Scarce availability


    Samsung always had their benchmarks set when it comes to premium high level and mid range phones, However lately due to the added competition from our other Asian counterparts entering the market, Samsung has struggled to give their competition a tough fight infusing a great set of features and an economical price this year Samsung did manage to sneak in their Sleek Samsung Galaxy E5 into the best budget phone arena.
  • 8MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 5-inch (12.7 centimeters) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • Android v4.4.4 KitKat operating system with
  • 2GHz quad core processor,
  • 5GB RAM,
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB and dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 2400mAH lithium-ion battery
  • Great viewing experience with a bright display
  • Slim design
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Comparatively expensive
  • OS updates received late.
Micromax Canvas Nitro - BUY NOW

  It was inevitable for Micromax to respond to all the competition frolicking around their home ground, but this time Micromax outdid themselves pulling off a big one with their Yu Yureka giving all the competitors a run for their money. A truly exceptional phone priced at just Rs 9,799. Here’s Micromax charging it up with their

Micromax Canvas Nitro! Price:-  Rs. 9,799

Key Features

  • 13MP primary camera with auto focus, flash, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 5-inch (12.7 centimeters) HD IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system with
  • 7GHz Tru octa core processor, 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB and dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 2500mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 10 hours and standby time of 320 hours
  • Advantage of Cyanogen OS
  • Supports LTE
  • All round good performance
  • Light weight
  • Value for money
  • Heating Issues
  • Average battery back up
There were a lot of phones I looked into and must say apart from these top 5 there are many others were very close, honourable mentions being Asus zenfone 5 and Huawei honor holly, Let me know the what you feel about these phones.


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