As time goes by, the Indian market is mostly shifting to smartphones from low end basic cellphones and some feature phones. Because the price for the smartphones has gone so low that almost anyone can now afford a smartphone. Not every cheap smartphones are good, however, they are still fit for daily tasks. The best part is, even the branded phones are available for nearly Rs. 8,000 these days, which helps the crowd get their hands on a smartphone. If you are planning one to buy one, thinking of the upcoming vacation ahead; here is a list we have sorted out for you of top 5 best smartphones under Rs. 8,000.
1. Motorola Moto E
Speaking of low priced branded smartphones, this phone tops the list. The phone is from the famous manufacturer Motorola that has made the living legend Moto X and the latest Nexus device; the Nexus 6. Even though Moto E was released few months back, it still rocks the market with its awesome specs and features. The phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 200 processor. It is a dual core 1.2 GHz chip based on Cortex A7 architecture and the RAM is 1 GB. The 4.3 inches display contains resolution of 540×960 pixels and this phone gets official Android updates. Price – Rs. 7000
2. Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Xiaomi has made its way towards top three smartphone manufacturers of the world, very recently. For the budget conscious customers, they have released the XiaomiRedmi 1s which runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The powerful Adreno 305 GPU provides fluid gaming experience! Currently the phone rolls out with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It sells for only Rs. 5999 in Indian markets.
3. Micromax Canvas A1
Micromax being an Indian brand has very quickly been able to win millions of hearts across the subcontinent; not just the country. For only Rs. 6,499, you get a smartphone that gets you done many jobs at once. The 4.5 inches display accommodates 480×854 pixels resulting in 218 ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a Mediatek MT6582 processor and a 1 GB RAM for better multitasking features. The phone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and plans an upgrade to Lollipop.
4. Lava Iris X1
If you are willing to pay 7,499 then Lava has a smartphone for you. It’s great, runs on a Broadcom BCM23550 chipset and it’s clocked at quad core 1.2 GHz. The GPU is made by Broadcom as well, a VideoCore IV. Not much frequently chips but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t perform good! In fact, they do perform better than many mostly used chips. However, this phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
5. Asus Zenfone 4
The latest 4 inch Zenfone from the Asus smartphone device range truly rocks the smartphone horizon. It comes for only Rs. 6,999 which is really a lower margin for a brand like Asus. And unlike the other smartphones in this range, the Zenfone 4 has an Intel Atom Z2520 processor. Maybe not the best pick out there but for a smartphone in this range, the processor truly serves what it is meant to be. The 1 GB RAM provides perfect support for multitasking; and the PowerVR SGX544MP2 does its job just great.
Above are the selected top 5 best smartphones under Rs. 8,000 till November 2014. Pick the best one that suits your mood and budget. If you wait more, then you will find plenty more devices in the same budget range.