“Here are some of the best 3G-capable Android handset options priced under Rs 5,000“
With new cell phones being launched almost every day, it has become really hard to zero down on a single smartphone within your budget. Here is our list of the top five 3G-enabled Android smartphones priced under Rs 5,000. The phones in this list are great devices for their prices, but you can take your pick depending on which features you want – higher processing power, great camera or long battery life. Please remember that the prices mentioned are liable to change at the discretion of the retailer, and we’ve listed the best available prices at the time of publishing.
Micromax Unite A092 (Rs 4,492)
The Unite A092 was launched in June 2014, and features a 4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and supports up to 20 Indian languages apart from English. Unlike most Micromax devices, it doesn’t offer a MediaTek SoC, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor instead, supported by 1GB of RAM. For storage needs, it is equipped with 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable via a microSD card up to 32GB. The dual-SIM smartphone features 5MP rear and 0.3MP front shooters, and a 1,500mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, it features 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The device is fuelled by a 1,500mAh Li-ion battery.
Karbonn Titanium S20 (Rs 4,859)
The Karbonn Titanium S20 was launched in September 2014, and sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It’s fuelled by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, paired with a 1GB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal memory on board, which you can further expand by another 32GB using a microSD card. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and offers a 5MP autofocus primary shooter on the back with LED flash and a VGA front snapper for video calling and selfies. The dual-SIM device comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity options. It packs in a 1,600mAh Li-ion battery.
Lenovo A680 (Rs 4,785)
The Lenovo A680 features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and came our way in March 2014. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the device is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6582 Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It houses 1GB of RAM along with 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB. It offers a 5MP fixed-focus primary camera along with a VGA front camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The device is fuelled by a 2,000mAh li-polymer battery which promises a talk time of 14 hours on 2G.
Celkon Signature Two A500 (Rs 4,707)
The Celkon Signature Two A500 was launched in June 2013, offering a 5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The core specs include a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor, paired with a Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone sports a 5MP rear shooter with LED flash and a VGA front snapper for video calling. Connectivity wise, it offers dual-SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and GPS. It is fuelled by a 2,000mAh battery, which is rated to offer seven hours of calling and 150 hours of standby time.
Nokia X Plus (Rs 4,810)
Launched in May 2014, the Nokia X Plus rocks a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play chip, paired with 768MB of RAM. The internal storage is 4GB, and you can add up to 32GB more. The phone sports a 3MP rear shooter. The connectivity options are standard, and include dual-SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and GPS. The device is fuelled by a 1,500mAh battery, which is rated to offer 13.3 hours of calling and 408 hours of standby time.