Top 5 Best Smartphones under Rs. 5,000 (November 2014)

If you really want a smartphone and can’t afford too much, then you have some very low priced smartphones here. Now note that you are not going to get the best smartphones out there, but at least these are the ‘smart’ phones you are looking for. The configuration for the smartphone in this budget range are mostly optimal, just enough to push an Android operating system to its level best performance. They are perfectly fine for daily operation but better not expect high end gaming or media performance from these smartphones. To guide you through the process, we have sorted out top 5 best smartphones under Rs. 5000.

1. Lenovo A369i

Lenovo A369i

Runs on a basic dual core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6572 processor and the multitasking process is powered by 512 MB RAM. There is 4 GB in-built storage of which most part is used for the firmware itself. However, the phone’s display is 4 inches and the resolution is 480×800 pixels. Pretty good for a phone of this budget; however the 2 MP rear camera isn’t that great you might expect. No selfie since there’s no front camera, don’t expect so much from a budget phone. There is panorama though; and you can use the rear camera for selfies while the shutter would be triggered upon you smiling using the smile detection technology. Price – Rs. 3,950.

2. Micromax Bolt A082

Micromax Bolt A082

If you prefer a slightly smaller phone than the one mentioned above, then Bolt A082 has it, a 3.97 inches display. Well you won’t even feel the slight difference. If you like music loud, then this phone has two front speakers in front that could blow you away. The phone’s processing power includes a dual core 1 GHz processor and a 512 MB RAM. For more availability you get to use two SIMs at a time using the dual SIM slot. 1700 mAh battery is sufficient enough to keep the phone running through a busy day on moderate usage. Price – Rs. 3,700.

3. Samsung Galaxy Star S5282

Samsung Galaxy Star S5282

Samsung knows how profitable it is to circulate a dual SIM phone in the Southeast Asian markets. Samsung Galaxy Star is basically a single SIM phone but the S5282 variant comes with two SIM car support. None of these support 3G though, that’s a slight let-down for a smartphone company like Samsung. Both these SIMs are micro and they remain standby at the same time. The 3 inches display contains 240×320 pixels resulting in a 133 ppi pixel density. Best fit for people who want a phone slightly above the feature phone range and sells for only Rs. 4190.

4. Intex Aqua Y2

Intex Aqua Y2

Don’t get frustrated over facts like you can’t get any good display phone at this budget. Intex has just the thing for you! It’s got a 4 inches display with resolution 854×480 pixels and the color density is 16M. Since it’s an IPS display so you get better viewing angles. Dual core 1.2 GHz processor makes all the process happen fast; accompanied by the 512 MB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It’s sold in India for only Rs. 4,370.

5. Spice Stellar Glide (Mi-438)

Spice Stellar Glide (Mi-438)

This bar shaped smartphone has a 4 inches WVGA display and OGS glass to keep the display intact and safe. The phone has a dual core 1.3 GHz display and a 512 MB RAM side by side for better operation. The internal memory is 4 GB and could be expanded up to 32 GB using the external card slot. The phone comes in two colors, silver and gold. The Android version is 4.2.2 Jelly Bean; no updates have been announced whatsoever. Spice Stellar Glide sells for only Rs. 4,999.


These phones are quite good considering their price. You would have to compromise a lot of features that the higher end smartphones get to have, but you get what you pay for.

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