Last updated on 17 January, 2013.
Currently Android is the # 1 operating system beating Apple’s iOS. It’s now covering more than 50 % share of the global smartphone market that means there will be an Android smartphone user among every two smartphone holders. Now days Android is the first choice for every smartphone hunter. The reason is; it is advanced and affordable. So, here we collect few popular Android smartphones falling under price of Rs. 5,000/-. We’re again updating this list because, we found some smartphones which are deserved to be in this list and here are they.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0:
It’s a dual SIM Android smartphone supports 3G connectivity. It brings 3.0-inch 256k color supported capacitive touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. It’s powered by an 832 MHz Broadcom processor and comes built with 256MB of RAM and supports up to 32GB of external memory. It packs a 2 megapixel camera at rear with LED Flash and features all connectivity options. This 3G smartphone is currently listed at online store for price tag of Rs. 3,849/-.
Karbonn Smart A2:
This is a good budget phone having a 4-inch capacitive Pinch-to-Zoom touchscreen display and running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It packs a 3 MP rear camera along with a secondary VGA front facing camera. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz single core processor and comes built with 256MB of RAM. It packs a 1750 mAh battery that delivers talk time up to 4 hours and standby time up to 200 hours. It’s currently listed at Flipkart.com for a price tag of Rs. 4,990/-.
Updated on 23 November, 2012
Lava IRIS N320:
It’s a dual SIM phone support GSM+GSM network and features a similar 3.5-inch Capacitive multi-touch display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution. It’s also powered by a similar 1GHz processor and runs on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) operating system. The handset has a 2 megapixel main camera but lacks a secondary front-facing camera. It packs a 256 MB of RAM, 100MB internal memory, and 512 MB of ROM for application installations. It also features FM Radio, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth, and etc. It has a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery that ensures up to 4 hrs talk time and up to 390 hrs standby time. It’s currently available to purchase over flipkart.com at a price tag of Rs. 3,999/-.
Lava IRIS N350:
It brings a 3.5 inches capacitive LCD multi touch screen with 480 × 320 pixels resolution. It’s running on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and powered by a 1GHz processor. It packs a 2 megapixels primary camera along with a 0.3 MP VGA front facing camera. The handset features 256MB of RAM and comes with 160MB free space for apps as well as supports up to 32GB of micro SD card for memory expansion. Other features include 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, etc.
Intex Aqua 3.2: Intex has just launched this Android, which runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and brings a 3.2-inch (320 x 240 pixels) capacitive touchscreen display with 5-point multi-touch support. It features G-sensor and powered by a 1GHz processor. It comes built with 256MB of RAM and 75.17 MB of internal memory. You can also expand the phone’s memory up to an extra 32GB by using a microSD card. The phone has a 2 megapixels rear camera that can capture images at 1600 x 1200 pixels. The phone comes preloaded with interesting apps such as; Fruit Ninja, Nimbuzz, IRCTC, and more. It supports 2G, EDGE / GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, GPS navigation, etc. It has 12.6 mm thickness and weighs about 125 grams. It’s priced at Rs. 3,790/- and available in a range of attractive colors such as; silver, blue and black.
Karbonn A1+: This is an advanced version of the Karbonn A1. It brings a better 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports sensors like; G-Sensor plus Proximity sensor. The smartphone is powered by a powerful processor that’s clocked at 1GHz and runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. It doesn’t have 3G connectivity but comes with WiFi plus hotspot support. It’s a dual SIM smartphone having a 3MP main camera along with a VGA front facing camera. This dual SIM Android phone is priced at around Rs. 4,000/-.
Spice Mi-320: This is another smartphone from Spice, which deserves the list. It brings a 3.2-inch (320 x 240 pixels) touchscreen display and runs on Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS. It’s powered by a lower processor that clocks out at 650 MHz and comes built with 256MB of RAM as well as 512MB ROM. The handset supports micro SD card slot up to 32GB for memory expansion. The phone come preloaded with NetQin Antivirus software plus Vault privacy app. It has a nice 3.2MP main camera to capture your favorite moments. As connectivity options, the phone has 3G, WiFi with Wi-Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v2.1, Micro USB 2.0, GPRS Class 12, & so on. This new Android phone is currently available for a price tag of about Rs. 4,900/-.
Micromax A25 Smarty: It’s yet another dual SIM Android smartphone coming in this list. It brings a small 2.8 inches capacitive screen and there will be no GPS or 3G support, as a result the phone comes in this count. This affordable Android phone will cost you Rs. 3,999/- but packed with some powerful features such as; its processor that’s clocked at 1GHz. In addition it runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and features G-sensor. It has a 1.3 MP main camera and there will be no front facing camera in it. Moreover the phone comes preloaded with Hookup Instant messaging app, Mi Store, and Mi Zone to download apps. We skipped other features of the device but Smarty won’t skip all them.
Micromax A87 Superfone Ninja 4: This is a dual SIM and dual standby supported Android phone bringing a 4-inch (480 x 800 pixels) display and runs on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS. It’s powered by a powerful processor from Qualcomm Snapdragon that’s clocked at 1GHz. The phone packs a 2 megapixels rear camera and comes equipped with all needed connectivity options. This latest Ninja series Superfone will cost you Rs. 5,999/-.
Karbonn A3: Recently Karbonn introduced a range of Android smartphones where the A3 was in that list. I think this is one of the best affordable Android smartphone. It has all improved features as compared to its price. It brings a large 3.5-inch TFT capacitive multi-touch display and runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It’s powered by a single-core processor that clocks out at 1.0 GHz. Under the hood, you’ll find 512 MB RAM and 1 GB internal storage. You can capture amazing images with its 3.2 megapixels main camera. Moreover the phone comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. and the full pack will cost you around Rs. 5,000/- (approximately).
Micromax A57 Ninja 3 Superfone: This Ninja member is just falling under the price list of Rs. 5,000/- and priced at Rs. 4,999/-. It has a 3.5-inches touchscreen display that boost with an Adreno 200 graphics processor. It’s powered by a Qualcomm processor with 1GHz processing speed and runs on the popular Android platform i.e. Gingerbread. It brings a 3 megapixels fixed focus camera with 4x digital zoom but there will be no flash in it. This is a dual SIM phone with other interesting features such as; 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, MiZone, MiSMS, MiStore, Hook Up’ app, and so on.
Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja: The Micromax A50 Superfone is also known as Ninja, which is currently available across all leading retail outlets in India for just Rs. 4,999/-. This is the first handset to have company’s Siri-like voice recognition app “Aisha”. It brings a 3.1-inch (7.9 cms) capacitive multitouch display featuring Gravity sensor. It’s powered by a 650 MHz processor and runs on the Google’s popular Android v2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. It boasts a 1400 mAh battery and 50MB of internal memory. It packs a 2 megapixels rear facing camera and features connectivity options such as; 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS navigation, and so on.
Micromax A45 Superfone Punk: It’s another addition to the Superfone range. It’s a music phone featuring FM Radio with 3.5mm audio jack. It also another Superfone preloaded with AISHA service and brings a 3.5-inch (480 x 320 pixels) capacitive touchscreen display. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and powered by 650 MHz processor. It packs 2 megapixels camera and has 1300 mAh battery. As per connectivity options, it has 2G, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS, micro USB port, etc. This Superfone is priced at Rs. 4,999/- and available in white or black colors with a funky looking headphones in the box as well.
Spice Mi-280: It has a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with Proximity sensor and runs on Android v2.3 operating system. It’s powered by 650 MHz processor, comes built with 134 MB internal memory, and boasts a 1000 mAh battery. It has both 3.2 MP primary camera and 0.3 MP VGA secondary camera. It also comes equipped with 3G, Wi-fi Hotspot, A-GPS with Google Maps, Bluetooth v2.1, etc and all you cost you just Rs. 4,949/-.
Spice MI 270: It’s the debut Android phone by the company and earlier it was priced at Rs. 6499/- but when its next version “Spice Mi 270n” arrived the company has reduced the smartphone price to Rs. 3,399/-, which makes it the cheapest Android smartphone in Indian market. This is a dual-SIM supported phone with dual standby facility and runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS. It brings a 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels) resistive touchscreen display and powered by 416MHz processor. It packs a 2MP camera and comes built with 256MB RAM as well as 221 MB ROM. In addition, it also features 1000 mAh battery, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.0, USB 2.0, aGPS, etc.
Vodafone 858 Smart: You can call it as Vodafone 858 Smart or simply Vodafone Smart, which runs on Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS and powered by a 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor . It has a 2.2 inch touchscreen display and comes built with 130MB internal memory. It boasts a 1200 mAh battery and packs 2MP camera. The Vodafone Smart is currently available for Rs. 4,995/- and features 3G HSPA up to 3.6 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, aGPS, USB 2.0, etc.
Spice Mi-310: It has a 3.15-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display featuring accelerometer, proximity sensors and runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 4,099 that comes built with 85MB internal memory and boasts a Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery. It packs a 2 MP (1600×1200 pixels) camera, supports 3G HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB, A-GPS, and etc.
Huawei U8150 IDEOS: It’s an Android v2.2 (Froyo) powered smartphone featuring a 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with Accelerometer sensor and powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor. It packs a 3.2 megapixels camera with auto focus and Geo-tagging. It comes built with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. The Android phone supports Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB v2.0, 3G HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, GPS with A-GPS support, and more. It boasts a 1200 mAH battery and comes in Black body with blue, red, or yellow back panels for just Rs. 4,499/-.
Micromax Bling 2 A55: This smartphone is the successor to the popular Micromax Bling Q55 mobile phone. It has swarovski stone embedded on the body and brings a 7.1 cms (3.2-inches) QVGA 262K Colors capacitive touchscreen display. It packs a 3 megapixels camera and 150MB internal memory. It comes equipped with Bluetooth with A2DP, Mi-Fi, 3G HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, etc. It runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) operating system and powered by a 600MHz processor that’s priced at Rs. 4,751/-.
Acer Mobile beTouch E130: It’s a QWERTY smartphone with optical trackpad having Android v1.6 (Donut) OS. It brings a 2.6-inch TFT touchscreen and powered by a ST Ericsson PNX6715 416 MHz processor. It packs a 3.2 megapixels camera and comes built with 256MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. It also features 3G HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, A-GPS support, etc. It’s available in only Black or White flavor for just Rs. 4,999/-.
Fujezone A200: It’s a nice looking android phone that runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS and supports dual SIM with dual standby. It has a large 3.5-inch resistive touchscreen and packs a 1.3MP camera. It boasts a 1200 mAH battery and 512MB internal memory. Moreover the smartphone coming with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Analog TV, etc which will cost you Rs. 3,822/-.
Micromax Andro A60: This smartphone made a buzz when it was announced for Rs. 4,190/-. It was claimed as the cheapest smartphone at that time but still it’s in the cheapest smartphone race with an impressive ranking. It especially has the 3G internet access which is lacked on Spice Mi 270. It’s still competing with current cheapest smartphones having some good features like; Android 2.1 Éclair, 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, 2.8-inch display, 3G, WiFi, etc.
Karbonn A1: Karbonn is also turned out to a good competitor of Micromaxx. It released Karbonn A1 to compete with Andro A60 for the same price of Rs. 4,076/-. Both the smartphones looks quite identical with same form factor and features. It brings a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display and packs a 3.2 megapixels camera. It runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS and comes built in 4GB NAND + 2GB DDR SDRAM. It also features Wi-Fi hotspot, 3G HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps, A-GPS support, etc. It’s powered by a 600MHz processor and boasts a Li-ion 1100 mAH battery.
Maxx MA440: It has a large 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display and runs on Android v2.1 OS. It packs a 3.2 MP camera and come built in 90 MB internal memory. It boasts a Li-ion 1200 mAH battery and features FM radio with recording facility. The Android smartphone is currently available for just Rs. 4,457/-.
MTS Livewire SP 100: This is a CDMA based Android smartphone runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS. It’s a good one under Rs. 5,000/- category, which is powered by a 600 Mhz ARM 11 processor, and comes built with 512MB ROM as well as 256MB RAM. It has a 2.8-inch LCD screen with motion sensor and G-Sensor. It packs a 3.0 MP camera and features Bluetooth, 3G (3.1 Mbps via EVDO Rev A), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS with Google Maps, etc.
MTS MTag 3.1: It’s another MTS branded Android powered CDMA phone having the same Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. It has a 2.8-inch TFT reflective LCD screen with Gravity Sensor, Proximity, and Light sensor. It’s powered by ARM11 528 MHz processor and packs a 3.2 mega pixel camera. Interestingly, it comes with MTC live TV, and moreover it supports WiFi internet access, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, mobile hotspot, GPS/AGPS, 3G, etc.
InfoSonics Verykool s700: It’s really a cool looking Android phone which is priced at Rs. 5,000/- (approximately). It brings a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen and runs on Runs on Android v2.2 Froyo OS. It has both 2 megapixel rear facing camera as well as VGA front facing camera. It comes built with 2GB embedded memory, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi connectivity, and so on.
Celkon A1: It’s a stylish dual SIM supported Android smartphone that’s priced at Rs. 4,999/-, which is running on Android v2.2 Froyo operating system and brings a 3.2″ WQVGA TFT touchscreen display with 3D G-Sensor.
Chinavasion Orbis: This is a dual SIM Android smartphone priced at Rs. 4,195/- (Approximately) and runs on Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS. It has a 3.2-inch HD resistive touchscreen display and powered by 416MHz processor. The Android phone comes built in 256MB of RAM as well as 212MB of internal memory along with up to 16GB memory support via micro SD card.
Is your search ends here? Did you get your best affordable Android smartphone? Well, I would like to know which is your fist choice at this affordable range of smartphones.