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Best Smartphones Launched in 2014 under 10,000 INR

One year ago, we did not think that budget smartphones market would be as competitive as it stands today. At the end of this year, we have seen that smartphone makers have introduces some great smartphones with price tag less than 10,000 INR offering advanced Android experience and several attractive features. Let’s have a look on best 5 smartphones launched this year by leading brands like Xiaomi, Micromax, Motorola, Asus, etc.

  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Xiaomi launched its large display smartphone – Redmi Note 4G in November this year at Rs. 9,999. This phablet will be available online through Flipkart and offline Airtel retail stores starting from 30th December 2014.

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Redmi Note 4G powered by 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor paired with 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and Micro SD expansion slot. It includes a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front camera and a 3100mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system with MIUI on top.

Specifications:

Model Name Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Display 5.5 inch HD IPS display
Processor 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Camera 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
Battery 3100 mAh battery
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB
Dimensions and Weight 154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm and 185 grams
Price 9,999 INR
Dual SIM No
  1. YU Yureka

A subsidiary of Micromax, YU Televentures launched its first online selling smartphone, Yureka, on 18th December 2014, priced at 8,999 INR. This great value for money device is running CyanogenMod OS based on Android 4.4.4 KitkKat and will start selling only on Amazon.com starting from 13th January, 2015.

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YU Yureka features a 5.5 inch IPS display with the resolution of 720×1280 pixels and a Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top, a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front facing camera and a 2500mAh Li-Po battery. It is fired by 64-bit 1.5GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt memory.

Specifications:

Model Name YU Yureka
Display 5.5 inch HD IPS display
Processor 64-bit 1.5GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Camera 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
Battery 2500 mAh battery
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Dimensions and Weight 154.8x78x8.8mm and 155 grams
Price 8,999 INR
Dual SIM Yes

 

  1. Asus Zenfone 5 (8 GB)

Zenfone 5 was first presented at CES in January 2014 globally and later arrived in India in July 2014. Zenfone series was a huge a success in India with 3,00,000 Zenfone units  sold by the end of October 2014. Zenfone 5, which is one of the most successful device in the Zenfone series, is available exclusively via Flipkart for a price of 9,999 INR.

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Zenfone 5 has a 5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2 MP front-facing camera and a 2110 mAh battery. It is powered by 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 with PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU assisted by 2 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM which can be further expanded up to 64 GB via Micro SD Card. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Zen UI on top.

Specifications:

Model Name Asus Zenfone 5
Display 5 inch HD IPS display
Processor 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560
Camera 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
Battery 2110 mAh battery
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB
Dimensions and Weight 148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5-10.3 mm and 145 grams
Price 9,999 INR
Dual SIM Yes

 

  1. Huawei Honor Holly

Huawei Honor Holly was launched in India in October 2014 for a very competitive price of 6,999 INR. Company managed to sell all 10,000 units of Holly exclusively via Flipkart just in 10 hours on 4th December 2014. This device comes with lots of mouth watering features in a very affordable price range.

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Honor Holly comes with 5-inch LTPS display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, an 8 MP rear camera sensor from Samsung with LED Flash, a 2 MP camera at front and a 2000 mAh battery. It is fired by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor backed by 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and an expansion slot for Micro SD card. It is running Android 4.4 KitKat with company’s own Emotion UI on top.

Specifications:

Model Name Huawei Honor Holly
Display 5-inch HD LTPS display
Processor 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Camera 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
Battery 2000 mAh battery
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Dimensions and Weight 142.2 x 72.3 x 9.4 mm and 156 grams
Price 6,999 INR
Dual SIM Yes

 

  1. Micromax Canvas A1

Canvas A1 is one of the first Android One smartphone from leading Indian brand Micromax. The Company launched this device in September 2014 in partnership with Google, priced at 6,499 INR.

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Canvas A1 packs a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front facing camera and a 1700 mAh battery with 6 hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby time. It is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582 processor and Mali-400 GPU paired with 1  GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via Micro SD card. For now, it is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but all Android One smartphones are expected to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update very soon.

Specifications:

Model Name Micromax Canvas A1
Display 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582
Camera 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
Battery 1700 mAh battery
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB
Dimensions and Weight 13.2 x 0.9 x 6.7 cm and 136 grams
Price 6,499 INR
Dual SIM Yes

Author: Pooja

Pooja is passionate about blogging and Tech which makes life easier and interesting. While she is not exploring tech trends, you can find her devouring epic fantasy adventure literature and movies from across the globe.

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  1. ASUS Zenphone 5 is a great phone..with good specs and a really low price. Performance of the phone is really good.

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