Monday, 13 February 2017

Affordable smartphones in India - Feb 2017

As the title says, ‘affordable smartphones in India’ means that while preparing this post I had a budget in mind because I personally feel that investing a lot of money in smartphones is somewhat ridiculous (will cover this topic in a different post) and though it is true that buying smartphones for huge chunks of money can really get you a pretty good phone that can do almost anything but not everyone can afford that and given that the cost of everything around us is ever rising I have come up with the five best smart phones that everyone can afford.
Now, to compile this list I have not only considered the specifications because these manufacturers will say everything that comes to their mind to fill their pockets with money. At the end of the day it is the performance of the phone that we customers want not just a brochure that say what the device can so. Which is why I have taken customer reviews into serious consideration.
So, here are the 5 best affordable smartphones in India (in particular order)
  1. I-Phone 5s
There is no doubt about the performance of this little monster. It’s really handy, supports till the latest iOS and camera quality is amazing. Don’t be fooled if you’re looking at its specifications for the first time. The only reason why I’m pushing this baby back is because firstly the price range is a bit heavy but for the performance that you get, it’s the best and the 2nd reason is because India is living the Jio movement at the time and Apple does not provide a dual sim slot but if this doesn’t bother you, then you don’t have to look any further in the list and just go forward with this phone.




Specification :
  • 1 GB RAM & 16 GB ROM
  • 4 inch Retina Display
  • 8MP Primary & 1.2MP Front Camera
  • 1560 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • A7 Chip with 64-bit Architecture and M7 Motion Coprocessor Processor
Price :
Flipkart : 19,999
Amazon : 19,175
2. Lenovo Z2 Plus

The design is classy with a solid build. The performance is awesome with processing speed being top notch. The best part of it is that this device has got very little heating complaints. Battery lives up for the entire day and you can always plug the charger at the night but the major drawback could be the camera quality as you get only an average quality but if you are less into camera and more into performance then this piece will work just fine for you. This guy has also followed apple when it comes to internal storage. It not have an expandable memory card slot, which might upset a few but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker when you get an option of choosing between 32 GB and 64 GB.



Specification :
  • 3 GB RAM & 32 GB ROM
  • 5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary & 8MP Front Camera
  • 3500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
Price :
Flipkart : 14,999 (32gb), 17,499 (64gb)
Amazon : 14,999 (32gb), 17,499 (64gb)
3. Moto g4 plus

Let me begin by telling the best part about this phone. While all other phone come with Andriod 6.0, this fella comes with an update availability of Andriod 7.0. The performance of this phone has satisfied a lot of customers. It’s a really powerful phone in this segment and that has primarily pushed this phone forward. The camera quality has been improved compared with its previous model. An indication that the company is trying to improve its quality. It has two sim slots and a dedicated micro sd slot as well. The sunlight legibility is an added feature that is really helpful. The disadvantage of this phone is however is its UI that somehow still does not captivate its audience.



Specification :
  • 3 GB RAM & 32 GB ROM | 2 GB RAM & 16 GB ROM
  • 5.5 inch Full HD TFT display
  • 16 MP primary & 5 MP Front Camera
  • 3000 mAH battery
Price :
Amazon : 13,999 (32gb), 12,999 (16gb)
4. Le Eco Le2

Now, this phone has been creating a little more than a wave since its release. This phone has been all about, performance after performance after performance. With a sleek design and premium build this phone can just be the thing that you want and at a very affordable price and not to mention the camera quality which serves its purpose very well. The major drawback about this phone has been various customer complaints about a poor battery backup but if that doesn’t deter you then this is your mate but the disadvantage I would say is the unavailability of a dedicated micro sd slot.





Specification :
  • 3 GB RAM &  32 GB ROM
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 16MP Primary & 8MP Front Camera
  • 3000 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Processor
Price :
Flipkart : 11,999
Amazon : 14,990
5. Samsung J5 prime

For so many years this company has been dominating our mobile industry and it certainly saw a dip but with the launch of J5 Prime I must say that this man is back. This phone just serves your purpose is all aspects and it has a really good customer opinion. Be it camera or performance or battery. This device supports dual sim and also has a dedicated memory crd slot. This phone is just packed for its price. This one just has got it all but nothing comes without a disadvantage and the drawback in this phone is that a few apps can cause you trouble but if you’re not one of those hotstar users with its high speed performance this phone will be your best partner.


Specification :
  • 2 GB RAM & 16 GB ROM
  • 5 inch HD Display
  • 13MP Primary & 5MP Front Camera
  • 2400 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Exynos 7570 Processor
Price :
Flipkart : 15, 200
Amazon : 15,200

This completes our list of the best affordable smart phones.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.