5 Best Smartphones Under Rs 5000 in India

Mobiles Phones are no longer an item of luxury. They are as necessary as a toaster or a washing machine in your house. Phones are not only a means of communication in today’s complex world but also of entertainment and networking. Everyone from a successful entrepreneur to a school going student is in dire necessity of a cell phone. Recently, phone manufacturers like Motorola and Micromax have brought quality budget phones which have pushed other manufacturers too to launch the cheaper phones in to the market.

This following list has been especially created for students and people not wishing to spend much for phones. The preferred choice of a person may differ from another entirely. Different class of customers have different preferences leading to different choices. No choice is superior or inferior to the other. Thus, the readers are requested to go through the specs and pick a product that best suits their needs and not go by the words of Tom, Dick, or Harry. This article discusses best phones under Rs 5000 price category. Go through the review to pick the best one for yourself.

1) Honor Bee

  • Touch Sensitivity is not upto the mark
  • Android KitKat
  • Good UI
  • Good performance

This 4.50 inch touchscreen phone was launched in May 2015. The low price helped it garner the attention required to remain afloat in the market. This India-exclusive phone features specifications that would give any top priced phone a run for their money.

The 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor along with 1 GB RAM ensure that the phone remains lag free even while playing heavy games or doing heavy tasks. The 8 GB internal storage can be expanded upto 32 GB via a micro SD card. The camera quality is decent in ambient light conditions with an 8 MP rear (with dual LED Flash) as well as a 2 MP front camera. But, the camera struggles to focus under low light. The battery can survive heavy usage for upto 18 hours, which is good under this price range. Overall, a good option for those looking for a decent entry level android phone.

 Spec Honor Bee
CPU 1.2 GHz Spreadtrum SC7731 Cortex-A7 Quad Core Processor
Screen Size 4.5 - inch LCD Touchscreen
Display 854 x 480 Pixels
Operating System Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
RAM 1 GB RAM
Primary Camera 8 megapixels
Secondary Camera 2 MP front facing camera
Internal Storage 8 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery 1730 mAh
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 Honor Bee Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Honor Bee Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 4,499
amazon store Honor Bee Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 4,499

2) Karbonn Android One Sparkle V

  • Battery backup
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Slimness
  • Good Camers

If you want regular updates on your phones then Android One is the best call. It is a sturdy phone with excellent performance in almost every department. The looks are heavily inspired from Nexus 5. The 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 854x480 pixels is one of the best in this category. The touchscreen is smooth and responds perfectly without any lag.

The android version is Android 4.4.4 and the UI has an uncanny resemblance to that of Nexus devices. Heavy games can be run easily and lag-free owing to its 1.3 GHZ Quad Core processor and 1 GB of RAM. A good entry level phone which provides you with the Nexus-experience at a budget price.

 Spec Karbonn Android One Sparkle V
CPU 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
Screen 4.5 - inch Capacitive Touchscreen
Display 854 x 480 Pixels
Operating System Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS
RAM 1 GB RAM
Primary Camera 5 Mega pixel
Secondary Camera Front Camera is 2 MP
Internal Storage 4 GB
Expandable Memory microSD expandable upto 32 GB
Battery Li-Polymer, 1700 mAh
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 Karbonn Android One Sparkle V Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Karbonn Android One Sparkle V Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 5,100
amazon store Karbonn Android One Sparkle V Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 4,910

3) Lenovo A2010

  • Camera quality
  • High charging time
  • Excellent display
  • Fast processor
  • 4G LTE

This beautifully designed phone from Lenovo is equipped with latest features. Dual SIM card and Android Lollipop 5.1 makes it a product to look forward to. 1 GHz 64-bit Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM ensures smooth operation while multitasking. The internal memory of the phone is expandable upto 32 GB to keep all your memories intact at one place.

The USP of this phone is 4G LTE capability which can offer speed upto 50 Mbps. The 3G and 2G speeds, too, are decent enough. However, the camera quality fails to impress even while possessing decent specifications. Overall, an excellent product from the Chinese PC maker giant.

Incase you are looking for some other option, then Lenovo A1000 can be a good alternative to A2010.

 Spec Lenovo A2010
CPU 1 GHz MediaTek MT6735M 64-bit Quad Core Processor
Screen Size 4.5 - inch Capacitive Touchscreen
Display 854 x 480 Pixels
Operating System Android Lollipop OS (v5.1)
RAM 1 GB RAM
Primary Camera 5 MP rear camera
Secondary Camera 2 megapixels front facing camera
Internal Storage 8 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery 2000 mAh, Li-Polymer battery
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 Lenovo A2010 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Lenovo A2010 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 4,990
amazon store Lenovo A2010 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 5,233

4) Micromax Unite 3

  • Camera quality
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Regional Languages

This Lollipop based android smartphone was launched in May 2015 and has created a buzz around it. 21 languages support is what enabled it to garner attention towards itself.

There isn’t much change in the hardware as compared to its predecessor, Micromax Unite 2. However, significant changes have been made in the software segment to give it a smooth feel during operation. The design is minimal, with compact dimension to make it comfortable to hold and use.

Heavy games and applications can be easily run, thanks to its 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM. The internal storage of 8 GB is expandable upto 32 GB. The device is 3G enabled but lacks 4G connectivity.

The camera quality is a bit disappointing. However, the specifications remain the same at 8 MP and 2 MP for rear and front camera respectively. Micromax’s claim of the battery lasting the entire day even after heavy uses, stands true. The 2000mAh battery removable battery’s utility/need is felt during long travels and trips. The overall quality is excellent and is a must buy for people seeking powerful performance and good battery backup.

 Spec Micromax Unite 3
CPU 1.3GHz quad core processor
Screen 4.7-inch touchscreen
Display 480 x 800 pixels resolution
Operating System Android v5.0 Lollipop operating system
RAM 1 GB RAM
Primary Camera 8MP primary camera
Secondary Camera 2 MP
Internal Storage 8 GB - Internal Storage
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery 2000mAH lithium-ion battery
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 Micromax Unite 3 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Micromax Unite 3 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 5,999
amazon store Micromax Unite 3 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 5,689

5) Microsoft Lumia 435

  • Camera quality
  • Sturdy design
  • Sound quality
  • lag-free

This low priced smartphone from the software giant, Microsoft, is worth every penny spent. The hardware specs are the best in this price category. The covers can be changed daily to fit your mood. The resolution on its 4 inch touchscreen is of 800x480 pixels providing you with the best visual experience.

Unlike androids, Lumias are generally lag free even after prolonged uses. Plus the 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor and 512 MB RAM makes multitasking smooth and easy on the device. The software version, Windows 8.1, is quite easy to use owing to its similarity with the desktop version. All in all an excellent product to buy under this price category.

 Spec Microsoft Lumia 435
CPU 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Dual Core Process
Screen 4 - inch LCD Transmissive touchscreen
Display 800 x 480 Pixels
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1 OS
RAM 1 GB RAM
Primary Camera 2 MP Primary Camera
Secondary Camera 0.3 MP
Internal Storage 8 GB in-build memory
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 128 GB
Battery 1560 mAh
 Online Store Availability
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Microsoft Lumia 435 reviews flipkart store Microsoft Lumia 435 Rs. 4,459
amazon store Microsoft Lumia 435 Rs. 5,786

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