These entry-level smartphones come with support for 4G VoLTE
Indiansare thelargest consumers of online video contentin Asia-Pacific as well as thehighest consumers of mobile dataevery month globally. These reports come in the wake of the ongoing turf war between telecom operators to launch the cheapest 4G smartphones in the country. Operators like Airtel, Idea and Reliance Jio have been partneringwith smartphone makers to launch plans that bring down the effective prices of existing smartphones down with bundled data and cashbacks. These days, we have an array of smartphones priced under Rs 5,000that boast support for 4G VoLTE and offer decent performance as well. To make it easier for you to select your next smartphone, we have listed the top budget options with 4G VoLTE option here.
10.or (pronounced Tenor) launched the first ever Crafted for Amazonsmartphonein the form of the10.or D. Borrowing the design and build from its sibling, the10.or E, the latest launch comes with a plastic body and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which the brand claims can unlock the phone in 0.7 seconds. The front panel of the handset houses a 5.2-inch HD display andhidesa 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor,coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. 10.or is offering the handset in two configurations – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. In the camera department, the smartphone features a13-megapixel primary shooter with LED flash and 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery.
Touted as Desh Ka Smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (review) landed just last month. In partnership with Reliance Jio, the effective price of the handset has come down to just Rs 3,999. This makes the handset the cheapest Redmiphone till date. The handset ships with a 5-inch display, which has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. For performance, thephone featuresa Snapdragon 425 SoC, which has been clocked at 1.4GHz and mated to Adreno 308 GPU. As for the storage and RAM, there are two variants of the smartphone – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. For imaging, there is a 13MP primary camera with LED flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF),along with a5-megapixel snapper for selfies. There is a 3,000mAh battery, whichpromiseseightdays of standby time. The Redmi 5A makes for a perfect value-for-money offering and is probably the best on the list.
The home-bred handset maker Micromax launched the Bharat series of smartphones in the country to offer a decent spec list with 4G support in the entry-level segment. The Bharat 4 is the latest launch in the lineup and comes with a 5-inch HD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top.The phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor, mated to 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It gets 5-megapixel shooters with LED flash on both front and rear panels.The smartphone runs Android Nougat out of the box and supports 22 Indian regional languages as well. A 2,000mAh battery keeps the device running through out the day. Moreover, the smartphone is a brick-and-mortar exclusive, so can be easily picked from the market.
Coming from the Lenovo-owned brand, the Moto C is one of the best smartphones available under Rs 5,000 with a decent spec sheet and build quality. It ships with stock Android Nougat out of the box and will also receive the latest updates ahead of most in the market. On the performance front, the smartphone gets a quad-core MediaTek MT6737mprocessor, mated to 1GB of RAM. The storage on the smartphone has been capped at 16GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card. The phone comes with a 5MP rear snapper and a 2MP front shooter, both accompanied by LED flash units. The power needs of the handset is handled by a 2,350mAh battery.
These are the top smartphones under Rs 5,000 which support 4G VoLTE. What will be your preferred pick? Let us know in the comment box below.