Just a few years back, we had to spend upwards of Rs 50,000 to get our hands on a flagship smartphone. But now, the scenario has completely changed and nowadays, we can easily get powerful options even in the budget segment. Attractive devices powered by octa-core processors and flaunting impressive snappers, good battery life, and more are quite common. But one aspect that’s often overlooked is the RAM capacity. Ample RAM not only ensures smooth usage of the mobile device, but also offers swift multitasking.
Without further ado, here’s a list of top smartphones boasting 4GB of RAM, priced under Rs 15000.
Coolpad Max (Rs 13,999)
After launching budget smartphones in the sub-Rs 10k segment, Coolpad went premium as it introduced the loaded Coolpad Max. However, priced at Rs 24,999, it faced stiff competition. Thankfully though, the Chinese brand recently dropped its price to Rs 13,999, making it an excellent choice under Rs 15,000. The Coolpad Max sports a 5.5-inch display and is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor. For memory, it comes with 4GB of RAM, along with 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. In terms of the camera, the Coolpad Max packs a 13-megapixel primary camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for the selfie lovers. It runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2,800mAh non-removable battery.
Related read: Coolpad Max review
Yu Yunicorn (~Rs 12,000)
Micromax’s sub-brand YU also has an offering that ranks among the cheapest smartphones with 4GB RAM. The phone has a loaded spec sheet as apart from the beefy RAM, the smartphone comes with 5.5-inch 1080p display and runs the slightly older Android 5.1 Lollipop. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor and offers 32GB of internal storage, which can be expandable up to 128GB. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front camera. Ensuring it lasts long, the Yunicorn has a 4,000mAh battery inside, which promises to deliver up to eight hours of continuous browsing. Other features include dual-SIM 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
Related read: YU Yunicorn review
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro (Rs 9,999)
Micromax’s Canvas 6 Pro is perhaps the most affordable smartphone in India that features an impressive 4 gigs of RAM. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch display, and is equipped with the powerful 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795m processor. It packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. In the camera department, the Micromax Canvas 6 Pro packs a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Micromax Canvas 6 Pro ships with Android 5.1, and is juiced up by a 3,000mAh removable battery.
Related read: Micromax Canvas 6 Pro first impressions
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note: Rs 13,499
Lenovo’s K5 Note is one of the best smartphones priced under Rs 15,000. It has two variants – one with 3GB RAM and the other with 4GB RAM. With a 5.5-inch full HD display, it’s a good option to consume multimedia content, which is further augmented by the fact that the company supports Virtual Reality with the AntVR headset (available for purchase separately). The phablet draws power from a 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor and features an expandable storage of 32GB. For software, it comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 topped by Vibe UI. The Vibe K5 Note flaunts 13-megapixel rear camera dual LED dual tone flash. It offers an 8-megapixel selfie camera which is quite good for taking casual selfies. All this stuff is handled by a 3,500mAh battery, which ensures a day’s worth of usage.
Related reads: Lenovo VIBE K5 Note first impressions
Coolpad Note 5 (Rs. 10,999)
It’s interesting that the Chinese brand is solidifying its presence in the budget segment in India. Along with the Coolpad Max, the company also has the Note 5 in this list. The phone boasts a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It’s powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor. The Note 5 packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, it has a 13-megapixel snapper at the rear and 8-megapixel front shooter for all the selfie lovers. Unlike many other devices in the list, it features the relatively recent version of Android, i.e. 6.0. It’s powered by a capacious 4,010mAh non-removable battery.
Related read: Coolpad Note 5 first impressions
If you don’t mind a slightly older option, then the ASUS ZenFone 2 (review) is also an interesting choice. In fact, ASUS was the first brand to introduce a smartphone powered by 4GB of RAM. So, these are the smartphones that will take care of all your multitasking needs without burning your pocket. Which one would you go for?