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It’s that time of the month again when we sift through the list of all budget smartphones available today to determine which one would be the best one for you to buy. A budget smartphone has the difficult task of not only providing exceptional value for money but also not disappointing in terms of performance.
We think the following five Android smartphones are your best options if price is your biggest concern. Take a look:XOLO Q1000Price: Rs. 13,999
The XOLO Q1000 continues Lava’s impressive run of making phones that offer great value for money without compromising on hardware. The Q1000’s 5-inch IPS display is not only large but is also great for displaying all types of content. The display also has fantastic viewing angles and the phone is built well, albeit with plastic. The XOLO is also very usable thanks to the fact that it opts for the pure Android 4.2 interface. If you’re in the market for a large-screened Android smartphone under Rs. 15,000, you won’t go wrong with the XOLO Q1000.
Other noteworthy specs of the XOLO Q1000 include dual-SIM support, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an 8MP primary camera coupled with a 1.2MP front-facing one, a 2100mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 32GB and 1GB of RAM.Micromax Canvas HDPrice: Rs. 12,499
The Micromax Canvas HD continues to remain one of the best budget smartphones available in the market. The great popularity that the Canvas HD enjoys is because of all the things it does so well. The Canvas HD’s 5-inch IPS display is one of the best that you’ll find at this price. It also benefits from good battery life courtesy its 2000mAh battery and very good performance thanks to its 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The Canvas HD also has a surprisingly capable 8MP camera and is built solidly. The Canvas HD is simply one of the best budget phones you can buy today.
The Micromax Canvas HD also boasts of dual-SIM support, Android Jelly Bean OS, a 2MP front-facing camera, 1.77GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB using microSD cards and 1GB of RAM.
Zen Ultrafone 701HDPrice: Rs. 11,999
When you brand your smartphone an ‘Ultrafone,’ you’d better live up to that promise and fortunately Zen does so with the 701HD. The standout feature of the Android 4.2 powered Zen smartphone is its beautiful 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels which is both vibrant and sharp. The Ultrafone 701HD is also a very capable performer thanks to its 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Zen smartphone is also built really well and features multiple back-panels with a matte finish that helps it look classy. Overall, the Zen Ultrafone 701HD is one of the best looking smartphones at this budget and is even better looking than some phones that cost a lot more.
Some other noteworthy specs that the Ultrafone 701HD boasts of include an 8MP primary camera and a 3.2MP front camera, 4GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 32GB and a 2000mAh battery.XOLO Q800Price: Rs. 11,500
The second XOLO smartphone in this list is a smaller version of the Q1000. However, apart from the smaller screen size (4.5-inches), the Android Jelly Bean powered Q800 doesn’t shirk from impressing everyone with its performance and features. First up, the 4.5-inch display is of the IPS variety and is of very good quality with great viewing angles. The Q800 is also a good performer and scores as well as almost all the phones in the same price segment. The XOLO smartphone has a good battery that helps it easily last a day of use. The Q800 does the XOLO brand proud by being a damn good phone to buy.
Other noteworthy features of the XOLO Q800 include 1GB of RAM, dual-SIM support, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the combination of an 8MP primary camera and a 1MP front-facing one and 4GB of internal storage with the option of using microSD cards up to 32GB.
Karbonn S5 TitaniumPrice: Rs. 11,249
The Karbonn S5 Titanium is another smartphone that offers fantastic value for money in the budget segment. The S5 Titanium has a powerful 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that helps it stay at the top of benchmarks. The S5 Titanium also has a very vibrant 5-inch IPS display that’s great for gaming, watching videos and browsing the Web. The Karbonn smartphone also feels like a premium device thanks to its accurate touch response and solid build quality. The S5 Titanium makes for a good alternative to turn to in the budget Android smartphone segment.
Other noteworthy features included on the Karbonn S5 Titanium are 1GB of RAM, a 2000mAh battery and an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP front-facing one.