The Top 5 Budget 4G LTE Smartphones For The Indian Consumer In 2015

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Top 5 Budget 4G LTE Smartphones in India

As 4G begins to gain a slow but certain foothold in India the Indian consumer seems increasingly interested in owning smartphones which offer faster connectivity options. Even though we are still a couple of years away from widespread 4G adoption, the trend has certainly started to kick in. Smartphone makers have realized this and are pitching some high quality 4G smartphones at affordable prices to this new breed of information-hungry Indian consumers.

Today we list the top five budget 4G smartphones for Indian consumers. If you are looking to buy a budget 4G phone this summer, consider this post as your guide.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, globally known as Mi, launched the Redmi Note 4G earlier this year in India. At its price and given its specs, it is one of the best 4G phones one can hope to buy.


While you have probably read all there is to read about the amazing specs on board the various Xiaomi phones, what intrigues us the most is the amazing software that bundles with Xiaomi phones. The MIUI and all of its Mi ecosystem apps make up for an Android experience that is different from the usual Google Android experience on other phones. This, coupled with Xiaomi’s brilliant hardware and consumer friendly price, makes the Redmi Note 4G a must have for people looking to experience high internet speeds at affordable prices.

Spec analysis on the Redmi Note 4G

A 5.5 inch 720p HD IPS touchscreen ensures that the colors remain consistent on different viewing angles. This also allows clear image display and a stable response time. A modern touchscreen technology implemented brilliantly.

The phone comes with a 1.6 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC and a 2GB RAM. These specs make it a pretty good performer overall. The 8GB internal storage is expandable to 64GB and the brilliant combination of a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera packs a punch. The phone also comes with a 3100 mAh battery, which is pretty good for a budget phone, and the OS on board is the Android 4.4 KitKat. Priced at Rs. 9,999 this is a great 4G phone to own. The Redmi Note is currently available on Flipkart.

Microsoft Lumia 638

Ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia the Lumia brand has been under the tech radar and has undergone some significant changes. Under Microsoft the Lumia brand has seen some its best products yet. And this includes the Lumia 638.


Spec analysis on Microsoft Lumia 638

When it launched in India late last year it was already billed as India’s cheapest 4G smartphone. The phones boasts of a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1 GB RAM, a 4.5 inch display, a 5 megapixel primary camera, 8 GB mass memory storage, and an 1830 mAh battery. Clearly Lumia 638 doesn’t have the same specs as the Redmi Note, but then it offers enough for people who are looking to buy their first 4G smartphone at an extremely affordable price of Rs. 6,799 (available on Amazon).

Lenovo A6000

There is no doubt that Lenovo believes in building a solid foundation with each product in each of its business units. This was more than evident when they entered the PC market years ago and they have brought a similar benchmark over to their smartphone business. With the Lenovo A6000 the company wants to cater to the huge budget phone potential market in India.


Spec analysis on the Lenovo A6000

The Lenovo A6000 offers a 5 inch display which is perhaps the preferred size for a majority of smartphone users. It boasts of specs similar to the Lumia 638 and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (Snapdragon 410 in the A6000’s case). The only other noticeable difference between the Lumia 638 and the A6000 is that the A6000 boasts of an 8 megapixel primary camera. It is priced at Rs. 6,999 on Flipkart and is available through registration.

Lenovo has already announced a better and improved successor to the A6000, the A7000. Once the A7000 is released it will likely take over as Lenovo’s flagship product in the budget phone market.

Xolo LT900

The Xolo LT900 is Lava International’s smart devices brand Xolo’s best offering in the 4G budget phones category. This was one of the very first 4G budget phones to launch in India a couple of years ago and has withstood the test of time to stay in contention with the new arrivals in this category.


Spec analysis on the Xolo LT900

The Xolo LT900 boasts of a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 processor, along with a 384 MHz, Adreno 225 GPU. The phone boasts of a 4.3 inch display which is probably a drawback when compared to its competition. It comes bundled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which is pretty standard for phones in its price range. It has an 1810 mAh battery which has a total standby time of about 86 hours when consuming 4G data. Since it has been around for a while, it has seen a price drop considering the powerful competitors that have since entered the market. It is currently available on Flipkart for Rs. 7,900.

Micromax Yu Yureka

The latest budget phone from Micromax is the Yu Yureka and it is as good as they get in this category. Make no mistake this phone has the potential to be a bestseller. We think, Micromax has winner on its hands.


Spec analysis on the Yu Yureka

A lot of gadget geeks have been comparing the Yu brand to the Mi and we can’t blame them. When it comes to specs for a budget 4G smartphone the Yu Yureka packs a punch. With a 5.5 inch display, a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a 5 megapixel front camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera, and dual sim functionality, the Yu Yureka wins a lot of brownie points with the consumer. Currently available on Amazon, through registration, for just Rs. 8,999 the Yu Yureka has the potential to pip the Redmi Note off the top pedestal.

While these are the top 5 budget 4G smartphones available in the Indian market right now, later this year these very brands are expected to pitch in even better phones. Keep watching this space for more on the very best 4G phones in future.

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