6 best Android smartphones under Rs 7,000
Looking for an Android smartphone but don’t want to spend too much? Worry not, you have plethora of choices available.
To make your task easier, we bring to you six best Android smartphones in the sub-Rs-7000/- category.
These devices offer value for money and come with the latest features and specifications. So, here’s over to 6 best Android smartphones under Rs 7,000, take your pick.
1. Micromax Canvas A1 — Rs 6,499
Like other Android One phones, Micromax Canvas A1 has quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 1,700mAh battery and Android 4.4.
The display is bright, with good viewing angles, but closer inspection reveals low resolution. In terms of design, it looks trendy and has a raised circular rear camera.
The phone runs smoothly, which makes the day-to-day experience enjoyable. When it comes to gaming, apart from a few titles like Shadowgun and Dead Trigger (which require more RAM), most games, including Temple Run and Angry Birds, work fine.
The audio output is loud and clear. The primary camera clicks good photos in daylight as well as indoors. The only issue is the phone’s battery life, which struggles to last a full day.
2. Spice Dream Uno — Rs 6,299
Spice Dream Uno, also featuring has quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 1,700mAh battery and Android 4.4, is officially the cheapest offering in this category. Its design is simple, but the phone is sturdy.
The phone’s display is average, but the device is lag-free when it comes to multitasking, media playback or basic gaming. For RAM-intensive games, it fares better than the Micromax Canvas A1 when there are no apps running in the background.
The camera is average because the photographs look good on screen, but the noise is visible on zooming in. With mixed usage and constant data connectivity, the battery lasts a day.
The biggest advantage of this device is the free 10GB of cloud storage that the company is offering.
3. Karbonn Sparkle V — Rs 6,399
While the other two devices in the Android One range stick to the standard black-and-white colour option, Karbonn Sparkle V is available in blue and red.
The build quality is more or less similar to the other devices, but Sparkle V’s rear panel is a fingerprint magnet.
Karbonn Sparkle V has a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 1,700mAh battery and Android 4.4. The stock user interface is zippy and there is no visible lag.
The rear 5MP camera suffers from noise and this is clearly evident even on the phone’s display. The battery life is as expected, and lasts one day with mixed usage.
The USP of this device now is its price. At the time of writing, the smartphone was available for Rs 5,999, which makes it the cheapest buy in the market.
4. Xiaomi Redmi 1S — Rs 5,999
The features offered by Redmi 1S are unheard of at this price point. It has a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.
It features an 8MP rear camera capable of recording Full HD video and a 2,000mAh battery.The interface is loaded with useful features and settings.
The phone has no issues running hardware-intensive games, but tends to heat up. The only dampener is the lack of a backlight for the home, back and menu keys.
5. Huawei Honor Holly — Rs 6,999
The phone has a 5-inch HD display and 16GB internal storage. The screen is bright with good viewing angles, but is bulky at 156gram.
Its quad-core processor and 1GB RAM manage to deliver a smooth performance, but the phone tends to lag when multiple apps are running.
The 8MP rear camera takes good images, but suffers from noise indoors and in low light conditions.
6. Moto E — Rs 6,999
Moto E is a trendsetter, but now lags the competition in terms of features and specifications.
Its 4.3-inch display (960x540p) has good viewing angles and features Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM.
The 5MP fixed focus camera without an LED flash is a letdown. The phone’s stock Android interface offers good performance and switches between apps without a hitch.