A smartphone has become a much needed commodity in our daily lives. So much so that we should consider classifying it as one of man’s fundamental needs, right after food, clothing and shelter. And as time goes by, we have only seen these smartphones grow sleeker, bigger and more powerful than ever. But with great power comes great big price tags, and not everyone can afford a good smartphone… or so you think. Here’s a list of some amazing smartphones under 8000 Rupees.
Moto E 2nd Generation
At the top of the list we have a phone that has been making headlines throughout India. The very affordable yet trustworthy Moto E 2nd generation is the successor of the original Moto E. This 2nd generation variant comes packed with the latest Lollipop operating system, 1GB RAM, a 4.5 inch screen, and a 1.2 GHz Quadcore processor. It is also equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. The very budget friendly phone comes with a price tag of just under Rs. 7000 on Flipkart.
Asus Zenfone 5
Asus has a reputation for making really good laptops, and now that they’re also into the mobile phone business, it isn’t a surprise that they created something as sleek as the Zenfone 5. This baby comes packed with a nice big 5 inch full HD display with multi-touch and Gorilla Glass for protection. Besides the 2 megapixel front camera, the 8 megapixel rear camera also comes equipped with autofocus and an LED flash. Other features include a 1.6 GHz Intel dual core Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The price of Asus Zenfone 5 is Rs.8000.
Xolo Win Q1000
A Windows Phone makes the list with this very capable device. Running Windows 8.1 OS, 1 GB of RAM and with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 Quad Core Processor, this phone is quite the powerhouse. What’s even better? It will only cost you only around Rs. 5500 online!
Lenovo A6000 Plus
Launched in January 2015, the Lenovo A6000 Plus is a feature-rich smartphone for those on a budget. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 Processor, packs 16 GB of internal space with 2 GB of RAM. The 5 inch IPS display with a 720×1280 resolution produces crisp and vibrant viewing. The 2300mAh battery gives you a very decent 22 hours of standby time. This phone retails for a very affordable price around Rs. 7500 online.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
The Redmi 2 is currently one of those phones that are exclusively available through Flipkart. The phone boasts of some pretty good stats considering its price tag. With a 4.7 inch screen, this sleek smartphone features a 1.2Ghz of Quad-core Qualcomm 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage. It comes with Android 4.4.4, but you should make note that it runs the MiUi v5 ROM. So it does take a little getting used to for people who are not familiar with MiUi ROMs. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 retails for around Rs. 7000 online.
Huawei Honor Holly
Here’s a phone that not many people have heard of but has some very sturdy stats. The phone comes with a big 5 inch screen and 16 GB internal storage. Under the hood is a 1.3 Ghz quad core Mediatek processor paired with a 1 GB RAM. This makes the Honor Holly perfect for graphic intensive games like GTA, Asphalt 8, Max Payne, etc. You can also store many games and images on its huge internal storage. The Huawei Honor Holly costs around Rs. 8000.
We hope this list of reasonably priced smartphones helps you make the right choice on buying your next smartphone, if you are on a tight budget.