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Most Awaited Budget Smartphones for 2015

In recent times, India is in the eyes of global mobile industry. Giants are launching some of the best budget and affordable mobile for the masses. Considering that still India has a wide number of users who still don’t have access to a smartphone or even internet for that matter. But that is changing and to make the point, motorola did the best job in introducing moto e as one of the best contender for the budget smartphone industry last year. Flipkart sold 10 lakh units of moto e in just 5 months of launch, now that’s a spectacular number to compete for any other mobile manufacturer.

Apart from the best budget mobile of the year we got a list of 5 most awaited smartphones in today’s list. Let’s find out who are they. Shall we!

 

  1. Moto E (2015) – INR 6,999

Less than a week back at the beginning of March 2015, Motorola added one more affordable device to its smartphone lineup. The new addition was the 2015 edition of Moto E. The Moto E (Gen 2) arrived and was showcased at the Mobile World Congress. The device is already up for sale in more than 50 countries and comes in two versions – Moto E (Gen 2) and Moto E (Gen 2) LTE.

Both 3G and 4G versions of Moto E tout a bigger 4.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) screen. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the 3G version is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 bundled with 1 GB RAM and 8GB onboard memory space. The 4G model, on the other hand, is a bit faster with 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with same 1 GB RAM and 8GB memory. Optics of both the versions is identical at 5MP rear and 0.3MP secondary camera. The smartphone arrives in India on 10th March, priced at Rs. 6,999.

Specifications:

  • 4.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core
  • Snapdragon 200 (For 3G Model)
  • Snapdragon 410 (For 4G Model)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard memory space
  • 5MP rear and 0.3MP secondary camera

 

  1. Micromax Yu Yureka – INR 8,999

Yu is definitely one of the most anticipated mobile at the beginning of 2015, it was expected to be the best when Micromax decided to partner with Cyanogenmod which led to temporary ban of oneplus one.

We’re aware of the fact that Micromax is selling the Yu Yureka at a massive loss of Rs. 2000-2500 per handset sold in India. Micromax is buying the hardware for around Rs. 8300 and they are paying Cyanogenmod royalties, apart from the massive one time exclusivity deal they did with the company before launch, which led to the temporary ban of the OnePlus One in India. Not to mention import duties, shipping, Amazon’s fee etc.

Micromax has been launching a lot of budget smartphones in India including the canvas series, Unite Series, Bolt Series. Here is a complete Micromax mobile phones price list in India

Nonetheless, Yu still have got some amazing features to show off for a very low price tag.

Features:

  • 5.5 inch IPS LCD, 720×1280 px, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Cyanogen Mod OS 11
  • 1.5GHz  Octa-core
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB – (12 GB free) One Board Memory
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2500 mAh Battery
  • Front Camera 5 MP, Rear Camera 13 MP

 

  1. Moto G (2nd Gen) – INR 12,999

The new Moto G has been launched at the price of Rs. 12,999 for 16 GB and is going on sale later today with special offers on Flipkart. The company said that last time around they sold 1.6 million devices through Flipkart for Indian customers, and this time they’ve made sure they have sufficient stock for prospective buyers.

The 2nd Gen Moto G has a 5.0-inch 720p HD IPS display made out of Corning Gorilla Glass. Other improvements to the G include two front stereo speakers and an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one.

Specifications:

  • 5.0-inch 720p HD IPS
  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP rear and 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 2,070 mAh battery.

 

  1. Xiaomi Redmi 2 – INR 6,999

Xiaomi has finally confirmed the launch of its Redmi 2 smartphone in India tomorrow, March 12th. The Redmi 2 is the successor of Redmi 1S that was launched in India for Rs. 5,999. The Redmi 2 packs a faster 64-bit Snapdragon processor and also comes with 4G LTE connectivity.

  • 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916 ) 64-bit processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 32GB
  • MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Omnivision sensor, 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera, 720P HD video recording
  • 4G LTE/3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2200mAh battery

 

  1. OnePlus One – INR 21,500

The Market has been recently flooded by Chinese smartphones, and everyone is confused. The question, however, has always been : are these phones really worth of all the hype they create?. The Xiaomi Mi3 showed us that a great phone package can come for a decent price, and the Redmi 1s is taking it hard to the competition.

OnePlus One is a complete device when it comes to hardware and build quality. Thanks to the inclusion of CyanogenMod the software is mostly community dependent and is expected to get great support for a long period of time.

Specifications:

  • CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
  • Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • Adreno 330, 578MHz
  • 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
  • 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
  • 13 Megapixel – Sony Exmor IMX 214 / 5 MP Front
  • Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery

OnePlus one is definitely a beast for the price, easily the best contender if you got 20k to invest in a smartphone and receive the value of a 50k product.

Apart from all the mobile phone mentioned above, many other big and small companies are launching new budget phones. I prefer to use youtellme.com to compare the pricing structure of different mobile manufacturer in terms of specs and hardware.

 We hope you like this article, make sure to comment which one is your favorite budget smartphone.

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Chirag Dodiya

I Conceptualize, Innovate and then work on Executing Amazing Startup Ideas with the help of a team and Entrepreneurs Network. I love building and rebuilding Products. Using creativity, ideas and magic, I build businesses.

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