Mobiles Comparatively Cheapest But Work at Best
Low price doesn’t always mean low quality, but it could mean a challenge to high-end products
Gone are the days when you couldn’t buy powerful phones under Rs. 10000. The market is now filled with budget smartphones under Rs.10000 that come with great specs and features and offer great value for your money.
Vibe K5 Plus
This is one of the top rated phones in India under Rs. 10,000. Though the Vibe K5 doesn’t really stand out in any category, is worth considering for its generally consistent performance across different categories. It’s a nice looking phone with a good display, though people looking for the best battery life might be disappointed. Rs. 8499
LeEco Le 1s Eco
Priced at Rs. 9,999 this phone just squeaks in under the price limit we’ve set here. It’s also currently unavailable, but it’s one of the most value-for-money offerings on the list. Good performance, and a number of content freebies make the LeEco Le 1s Eco a tempting buy, although the camera and battery might be deal-breakers for some. Rs. 9999
Karbonn Quattro L50 HD
At just over Rs. 6,000, the Karbonn Quattro L50 HD is one of the cheaper ones on the list, but it still doesn’t come with too many compromises. If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a phone that’s all-round okay, then this might be the right choice for you. The design and display are the high points for the Quattro L50 HD, and the camera isn’t bad either, particularly when you consider the price.
LG K7 LTE
LG K7 LTE nearly didn’t make the list because of compromises on its camera, and the relatively high price for its performance, but the design of the phone, coupled with excellent battery life helped it to just about edge into the list. It supports 4G SIMs and VoLTE, but it’s in dire need of a price-cut.
Infocus Bingo 21
The Infocus Bingo 21 is nearly Rs. 5,000 in price, which is why it makes the list despite having some major shortcomings – if you’re looking for a phone with great battery life at a very low price, then this could well be the one you want. The display and camera are frankly bad, but decent build quality, coupled with 4G support, could make this phone a good pick for you.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite was on our last list of phones under Rs. 10,000 as well, and it’s still one of the frontrunners. A couple of months down the line, the handset remains one of the top picks, with features like a fingerprint sensor, and good battery life. The camera is a downside, but if you’re concerned about running out of charge during your day, then this is one of the better options in this price bracket.
Coolpad Note 3 Plus
Like its sibling, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, this phone is a pretty decent all-rounder. For many users, these two points make a big difference, and if that’s true for you as well, then you’ll want to consider the Note 3 Plus instead of Lite. The trade-off for that better display appears to be battery life, and if that’s your primary concern, then the Lite might still be the better and cheaper option.
By Sanjay k bissoyi