Shomik Sen BhattacharjeeOct 12, 2017 22:01:33 IST
Diwali, apart from being the festival of lights can also be referred to as the festival of gifts. As smartphones become an everyday necessity, they has also evolved into an item which is gifted often during the festive season. Budget, however, becomes a crucial factor here in deciding whats best in terms of deals available to you.
To make things easier, we've done some digging ourselves to fish out whats best, taking different price points into account when it comes to entry-level smartphones. Entry-level here refers to smartphones starting from approximately Rs 3,200 all the way up to Rs 8,000. All smartphones in the list are 4G compatible, so we have you covered there.
With an on-box MRP of Rs 3,990, this smartphone launched by Indian smartphone brand Karbonn recently is available for as low as Rs 3,190 on the Amazon India website this Diwali. The dual SIM 4G Karbonn A40 comes with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It also runs Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box.
For its price, it manages to pack in a 4-inch WVGA display and 8 GB of storage which is expandable up to 32 GB. The A40 also has a 2 MP primary camera and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera for the odd selfie.
Xolo Era 2
The Xolo Era 2 is priced at Rs 4,399 on Flipkart and comes with 4G VoLTE capabilities. This dual SIM phone also comes with 5-inch FWVGA display with an ample 2350 mAh battery. The camera on the Era 2 is no slouch either. It sports a 5 MP f/2.0 primary camera with flash as well as a 5 MP front camera with an LED flash.
Inside, it is run by a 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Storage is expandable to 32 GB via a microSD card.
Intex Aqua 5.5 VR
The Aqua 5.5 VR by Intex comes in at Rs 4,999 on Flipkart this Diwali, sporting a 5.5-inch HD 1280x720p IPS grade display. For under Rs 5000, the smartphone comes with a 64-bit Mediatek MT6737V quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The Aqua 5.5 VR also gets a 5 MP primary camera with dual-LED flash and a 5 MP camera on the front for selfies.
The front camera comes with an LED flash along with a number of preset modes for selfie lovers. The Intex Aqua 5.5 VR also gets a sizable 2800 mAh battery and dual 4G LTE SIM card support.
While the Redmi 4A does sell like hot cakes running out of stock online quite often, they are currently up for sale on both Xiaomi's own e-commerce platform Mi.com as well as on Amazon through third-party sellers.
With a price tag of Rs 5,999, the Redmi 4A boasts of a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and a surprising 3 GB of RAM. The camera unit is 13 MP primary camera, while on the front we get a 5 MP camera. The battery on the Redmi 4A is also a rather large 3120 mAh unit.
10.or E Beyond
If you haven't heard of 10.or yet, you could be excused. This is because the brand is a relatively new entrant into the Indian smartphone market but are surely planning to create a stir. The 10.or E Beyond is priced at Rs 7,999 on Amazon for the 2 GB RAM variant but packs some great hardware for the price.
The highlights of the Beyond is its 5.5-inch IPS Full HD display and Qualcomm's 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. It also gets a large 4000 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner on the back.
We cheated here a little bit and sneaked in the Redmi 4 into this list though it does exceed the Rs 8,000 limit. This is because the Redmi 4 is available on Amazon at a price of Rs 8,499 currently for the 32 GB storage variant.
The Redmi 4 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor along with an Adreno 505 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone also comes in an anodised aluminium frame along with a 4,100 mAh battery.
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